|“||The Tornado Frigate is an agile military vessel designed for pursuit and flanking. Armed to the teeth, it's more than a match for heavier ships.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
The Tornado Frigate is a Tier 5 hull with extra offensive power in the form of weapon slots and mass reductions.
As a frigate, this ship focuses on agility and evasion, avoiding damage when possible.
Strategy and Setup
Tornado Frigates are best used as kiting ships. They are commonly equipped with Fissure Torpedos, and sometimes employ Infernal weapons such as the Infernal Gatling Ray and Infernal Wave Driver to quickly take out enemies. In the case of a brawl (usually against cutters), Tornado Frigates can dodge incoming fire while dealing heavy punishment, eventually winning the fight.
It can equip the Armored Thrusters, allowing this ship to escape enemy Hurricane Frigates and get in range to fire sooner. However, Binary Thrusters are still the best choice if you plan to kite your opponents.
Tornado Frigates have relatively low health (though still more than most frigates) and can be quickly taken out by other Demon Corps Hulls that have homing weaponry, such as Hellfire Battleships with Vector Torpedoes. In base combat, they are seldom used as a decoy in place of Hurricane Frigates.
|Max. Mass||7,350 t||7,700 t||8,050 t||8,400 t|
|Cargo||108,000 t||129,600 t||151,200 t||172,800 t|
|Prerequisites|| Previous level of Tornado Frigate,|
Same level of Nighthawk Frigate
|Time||1d 10h 28m 53s||2d 20h 57m 45s||4d 7h 26m 38s||5d 17h 55m 30s|
|Time||17h 14m 23s||1d 10h 28m 45s||2d 3h 43m 08s||2d 20h 57m 30s|
- The 'wings' of the Tornado Frigate extend upward when the ship is in motion, retracting upon slowing down and stopping.
- The Tornado Frigate is the most advanced true frigate, despite the introduction of the Xeno Division, A.X.I.S., Marauders and Altairians.