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The Condor Frigate is VEGA's most frightening creation. Only experienced commanders are permitted to fly this ship.
  — In-Game Description 

Condor Frigate
Condor Frigate
Information
Faction VEGA Corporation
Hull Tier 4
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 0
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 2
Health 800
Unladen Mass 500t
Max Mass 4,500t
Max Cargo 36,000t
Firing Arc 135 deg
Combat Speed 360 m/s
Turning Speed 32 deg/s
Strafe Speed 280 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers None
Unlocking
Requirements Ship Factory X, Ship Lab X
Event Points Required 1,250,000 Data Cores/Loot
Available in Retribution, Riot, Resurrection, Planet Strike
Build
Build Time 2d 9h 59m 30s
Helium-3 13,557,132
Antimatter 1,506,348
Base Repair Time Unknown

Condor Frigate MKII
Condor Frigate MKII
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 0
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1 (+1)
Health 800
Unladen Mass 500t
Max Mass 4725 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 45,000 (+20%)
Firing Arc 135 deg
Combat Speed 360 m/s
Turning Speed 32 deg/s
Strafe Speed 280 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +100% Destroyer Damage
+50% Battleship Damage
-12% Thruster Mass
+5% Shield Damage
+20% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Condor Frigate
Research Time 21h
Mineral Ore 9,375,000
Craft
Craft Time 12h
Mineral Ore 3,125,000
Pattern x1 Condor Frigate MKII
Cores x4 Frigate T4
Ship Parts x10 Condor Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x2048 VEGA Armaments

Condor Frigate MKIII
Condor Frigate MKIII
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 0
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1
Health 800
Unladen Mass 500t
Max Mass 4950 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 54,000 (+17%)
Firing Arc 135 deg
Combat Speed 360 m/s
Turning Speed 32 deg/s
Strafe Speed 280 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +130% Destroyer Damage
+66% Battleship Damage
-24% Thruster Mass
+10% Shield Damage
+40% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Condor Frigate
Research Time 1d 18h
Mineral Ore 18,750,000
Craft
Craft Time 1d
Mineral Ore 6,250,000
Pattern x1 Condor Frigate MKIII
Cores x4 Frigate T4
Ship Parts x30 Condor Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x2560 VEGA Armaments

Condor Frigate MKIV
Condor Frigate MKIV
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 0
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 3 (+1)
Resistance Slots 1
Health 800
Unladen Mass 500t
Max Mass 5175 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 63,000 (+15%)
Firing Arc 135 deg
Combat Speed 360 m/s
Turning Speed 32 deg/s
Strafe Speed 280 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +160% Destroyer Damage
+83% Battleship Damage
-36% Thruster Mass
+15% Shield Damage
+60% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Condor Frigate
Research Time 2d 15h
Mineral Ore 28,125,000
Craft
Craft Time 1d 12h
Mineral Ore 9,375,000
Pattern x1 Condor Frigate MKIV
Cores x4 Frigate T4
Ship Parts x90 Condor Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x3200 VEGA Armaments

Condor Frigate MKV
Condor Frigate MKV
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 0
Shield Slots 2
Special Slots 3
Resistance Slots 1
Health 800
Unladen Mass 500t
Max Mass 5400 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 72,000 (+13%)
Firing Arc 135 deg
Combat Speed 360 m/s
Turning Speed 32 deg/s
Strafe Speed 280 m/s
Sector Speed 330 AU/h
Modifiers +200% Destroyer Damage
+100% Battleship Damage
-50% Thruster Mass
+20% Shield Damage
+80% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop VI, Condor Frigate Mk IV
Research Time 3d 12h
Mineral Ore 37,500,000
Craft
Craft Time 2d
Mineral Ore 12,500,000
Pattern x1 Condor Frigate MKV
Cores x4 Frigate T4
Ship Parts x270 Condor Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x4000 VEGA Armaments

General

The Condor frigate is a high level, tier four VEGA Corporation hull. It was first available in the events Retribution and later added to riots before finally being added as a blueprint found in level 27-37 VEGA cargo fleets.

It is a light weight and agile frigate mainly used by mid level players, but a relatively uncommon ship seen in combat.


Strategy and Setup


Outmaneuver your enemies with the Condor Frigate. It's VEGA's most agile hull design.
  — Event Store 

Condor frigates are starkly different in slot configuration in comparison with its predecessor frigate, Nighthawks.

It has two shield slots, and no armour slots. Because of this, Condor frigates must equip armored cargo holds, otherwise the frigates will be destroyed in combat before their shields fall.

Frigates in general are not strong front line ships in high level combat, but they can be complementary supporting ships in high level fleets, mixing them with cruisers, destroyers or battleships.

Advantages:

Condor frigates are light weight ships, they are able to sustain more damage than most other frigates. They have more mass than Nighthawk frigates, and with that mass, they can equip more powerful weapons and shields.

Key advantage with Condor frigates is that they can equip two shields. This greatly enhances their ability to sustain damage, but not to the point where they are as durable as cruisers since they lack the mass to equip the strongest shields without firepower and armour.

Condor frigates can be upgraded to MK V, enhancing their bonus damage to battleships and destroyers.

Disadvantages:

Condor frigates do not have an armor slot, they are vulnerable to damage particularly from weapons that penetrate shields. Projectile weapons with phased projectiles weapon booster, spectral warheads as well as destroyers and battleships upgraded through the crafting system. All of these penetrate shields to some degree and can destroy a Condor frigate before its shield even collapses.

setup

Common solid weapons are Gatling rays, Aurora rays, Impulse beams and Thermal beams with focused optics or ion modulator.

Explosive weapons such as Hydra missiles or SICO missiles are also effective. Fissure torpedoes are especially effective particularly against battleships which tend to line up into formation once the Condor frigate has been upgraded through the crafting system.

Strongly recommended to equip a thruster such as rear thrusters IV or fusion thrusters III.

You must equip at least one armored cargo hold, two is recommended, otherwise the frigate will be destroyed before its shield is depleted.

Usage by VEGA

The Condor Frigate made its first appearance with the introduction of VEGA Corporation's new technology to replace their old, outdated ships, since it was apparent the Miner Rebellion were destroying it with little to no trouble.

At first, it was in no ways accessible to the rebels until Retribution, where the Mystery Voice distributed this tech to the rebels in exchange for data cores. It has continued to appear in VEGA fleets, and has started to be redistributed by fellow rebels in certain Riot events and in the Vega Cargos level 35-37 as a blueprint.

Trivia

  • The AI of the Condor frigate allowed it to strafe on auto. As of now, all frigates do the same thing, but previously, the Condor frigate was the only ship that could strafe on auto. This was likely a test feature by KIXEYE directed to only one event ship before they introduced in a major update.
  • The Condor frigate is the only frigate capable of holding two shields and no armor slots to date.
  • Like most frigates, the Condor frigate is named after a bird. Condor is the common name for two species of New World Vultures.
  • Despite its description, Condor frigates are not frightening at all.
  • Players jokingly say the Condor is "Void", mostly because it no longer has much use in the current meta of the game.
  • It can be optain attacking Vega Cargos 35-37.
  • On November 11th, there was a special Python Riot that will allow people to get hull blueprints for the Condor, along with the Gharial cutter, the Dread battleship and the Python cutter.
  • The Condor frigate only appears in VEGA cargo fleets level 45 and above. A weaker version, called the Vulture frigate, appeared in level 30-40 VEGA cargo fleets.

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