It is the first VSec hull released to be obtainable from blueprints. It can be found in all VEGA Security Overwatch fleets as an enemy ship.
Eagle frigates are relatively rare amongst players, mostly seen by low and mid level players. Players who build these should intend to upgrade them to MK V for best results and tailored speciality.
Because Eagle frigates are in blueprint form, rather than event prize, it makes them an even rarer sight in combat.
Eagle frigates like all other frigates are agile, but lack firepower and robustness. Most players who build these should intend to upgrade them to MK V where they are incredibly lethal to destroyers and battleships with their massive damage bonus.
Eagle frigates are light weight, so they can fill remaining space on a fleet bay XI of a fleet of mainly cutters or battleships.
It is strongly recommended that you upgrade them to MK IV+ as it substantially improves their performance and effectiveness to destroyers and battleships to deadly lengths.
Eagle frigates also have a very small profile size and hit box, giving them a very slight advantage when it comes to dodging enemy projectiles.
The Eagle Frigate, like all frigates, is quick to fall in high level combat since they have minimal number of armour slots. They are overpowered by heavier warships such as battleships and cruisers.
Eagle frigates are better as complementary ships to a fleet of heavier warships, such as four Komodo cutters and a single Eagle frigate with a carrier. These fleet setups allow give the cutter fleet a greater diversity with its effectiveness, able to destroy both battleship and destroyer fleets rapidly.
Usage by VEGA
The Eagle frigate was one of four original VSec hulls introduced. It was put into use, and was seen in all VSec fleets. VEGA Security's use for the Eagle frigate hasn't stopped and won't stop anytime soon, as they were all thrown into the event fleets from the first riots to the most recent event, Emergence. Rebels have been stealing the Eagle frigate's blueprints from VSec Overwatch fleets and are being built by them in small numbers to fight each other in the mid level range.
The Eagle frigate in VEGA fleets is seen with ECHO rays for the most part, and usually equipped with focused optics. Thankfully, the Eagle Frigates are often the weakest parts of this fleets and will usually die fast. In regular VSec fleets, they can be kited normally, but in events, a battleship with high ranged energy weapons with a NET torpedo or Arrestor beam or a carrier is recommended instead.
In the event Countermeasures, the Eagle frigates were armed with the Vector torpedo, which was shown to have a rather high DPS. Once again, a battleship like the one mentioned above or carrier was recommended for this type of scenario.
Like most frigates, the Eagle frigate is named after a bird. There are many types of "eagles", not all of which are closely related to each other.
Eagle Frigate in the ship factory.
Eagle Frigate blueprint card
Eagle Frigate in battle
Eagle Frigate Vs Rapture Cruiser
Eagle Frigate Evading fire from multiple Combat Modules
Marked up Eagle Frigates taking on Marked up Lances