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The Hurricane Frigate is a ferocious mercenary frigate. It's heavily armed and armored, but perfectly capable of evasive maneuvers.
  — In-Game Description 

Hurricane Frigate
1 Hurricane Frigate2
Information
Faction Iron Star Company
Hull Tier 5
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Health 1,800
Unladen Mass 500 t
Max Mass 7,000 t
Max Cargo 86,400t
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 +10% Armor Health
Unlocking
Requirements Ship Factory IX, Ship Lab IX
Event Points Required 1,350,000 Supplies
Available in Backlash
Build
Build Time 4d 16h 48m
Helium-3 24,968,750
Antimatter 4,406,250
Base Repair Time Unknown

Hurricane Frigate MKII
Hurricane Frigate MKII
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1 (+1)
Health 1,800
Unladen Mass 500 t
Max Mass 7,350 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 108,000 t (+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
+15% Armor Health
-12% Thruster Mass
+5% Shield Damage
+20% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Hurricane Frigate
Research Time
Mineral Ore
Craft
Craft Time  ?
Mineral Ore  ?
Pattern x1 Hurricane Frigate MKII
Cores x5 Frigate T5
Ship Parts x10 Hurricane Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x2,048 Iron Star Armaments

Hurricane Frigate MKIII
Hurricane Frigate MKIII
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 2
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,800
Unladen Mass 500 t
Max Mass 7,700 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 129,600 t (+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
+20% Armor Health
-24% Thruster Mass
+10% Shield Damage
+40% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Hurricane Frigate Mk II
Research Time
Mineral Ore
Craft
Craft Time  ?
Mineral Ore  ?
Pattern x1 Hurricane Frigate MKIII
Cores x5 Frigate T5
Ship Parts x30 Hurricane Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x2,560 Iron Star Armaments

Hurricane Frigate MKIV
Hurricane Frigate MKIV
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 3 (+1)
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,800
Unladen Mass 500 t
Max Mass 8,050 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 151,200 t (+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
+25% Armor Health
-36% Thruster Mass
+15% Shield Damage
+60% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Hurricane Frigate Mk III
Research Time
Mineral Ore
Craft
Craft Time  ?
Mineral Ore  ?
Pattern x1 Hurricane Frigate MKIV
Cores x5 Frigate T5
Ship Parts x90 Hurricane Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x3,200 Iron Star Armaments

Hurricane Frigate MKV
Hurricane Frigate MKV
Information
Weapon Slots 3
Armor Slots 3
Shield Slots 1
Special Slots 3
Resistance Slots 1
Health 1,800
Unladen Mass 500 t
Max Mass 8,400 t (+5%)
Max Cargo 172,800 t (+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
+30% Armor Health
-50% Thruster Mass
+20% Shield Damage
+80% Stasis Resist
Unlocking
Requirements Workshop ?, Hurricane Frigate Mk IV
Research Time 4d 2h 42m
Mineral Ore 44,062,500
Craft
Craft Time  ?
Mineral Ore  ?
Pattern x1 Hurricane Frigate MKV
Cores x5 Frigate T5
Ship Parts x270 Hurricane Frigate Parts
Faction Armaments x4,000 Iron Star Armaments

General Edit

The Hurricane Frigate is a high level, tier five Iron Star Company hull. It was first available in the event Backlash and occasionally returns in riots.

It is powerful frigate with far more durability and mass in comparison to its VSEC and VEGA variants. They are rather commonly seen in combat, and one of the most frequently used Iron Star Company Hulls.


Strategy and Setup Edit


Armed and armored, the Hurricane Frigate is an agile hull that is prepared for combat.
  — Sybil 

Advantages: Edit

Hurricane frigates have significantly increased armor and mass over Condor and Eagle frigates. The innate armor weight reduction and bonuses, three armor slots, as well as being an Iron Star Company hull being able to equip Skirmish armor makes the Hurricane frigate a far more resilient ship in comparison to other frigates.

Its extra mass permits room for strongest shields and highest level weapon boosters such as focused optic V.

Frigates also dual purpose in being capable of dealing bonus damage to both destroyers and battleships when they are upgraded with crafting credits.

Disadvantages: Edit

In comparison with other ship types, Hurricane frigates have comparatively low damage, restricted to three weapon slots. Most ships even from lower tier have more firepower than the Hurricane.

Because of its rather low firepower, it is strongly recommended to upgrade these frigates with MK credits. Collecting parts, cores and patterns is difficult even for high level players.

Recommended Builds: Edit

Aurora ray, Manifold missiles and Fissure torpedoes are common weapons equipped on Hurricane frigates along with focused optic V or antimatter warheads respectively. Given their bonus armour and armour slots, explosive or energy resistors are ideal.

Despite being one of the few ships that can ideally use the Binary Thruster III, many players prefer to choose fusion thruster III over it or better yet, unstable reactors.

Usage by VEGA Edit

Hurricane Frigates have seen limited use in VEGA's Corrupted Iron Star Amber Army, only appearing once in Conspiracy's event fleet, armed with Impulse Beam.

Mark 5 variants are however rather common in the Crafting fleets, either armed with Vector Torpedo (in the case of the Raider and Battalion fleets), or Wave Driver and NET Torpedo (in the Vanguard Fleets)

Trivia Edit

  • It bears similarity to the Condor frigate in appearance.
  • The Hurricane frigate is the first, though no longer the only, frigate to not be named after a bird or part of a bird. The other is the Tornado frigate.

Gallery Edit

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