Frigates are one of six main types of hulls. They place emphasis on agility, with excellent combat and sector speeds compared to other ships.
Frigates have a moderate 135-degree firing arc and specialize in kiting and dodging. However, they are quite weak and require a lot of skill to use effectively.
Frigates gain a special slot at Mk IV, making them the best cargo haulers of their tier.
Most frigates are named after birds, though the Tier 5 frigates are named after storms.
After the Tornado Frigate, the Frigate class has been discontinued for future seasons.