Amarr Basic Ship and Skill Guide

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This guide provides general information and recommendations for T1 ships of a single player faction.

For more advanced and in-depth information on specific ships refer to the new ship index. This guide simply gathers the characteristics and overview of racial lineups in an easy to browse format for the very new player.

Basic Ship and Skill Guides -- Amarr | Caldari | Gallente | Minmatar | ORE

Amarr General Information

The Amarr Empire is one of the four playable factions and, like the others, has a distinct line of ships with specific quirks and abilities.


Logo faction amarr empire.png Amarr Empire Characteristics

 Tank Type: Icon ISIS defense armor.png Armor
 Main Weapon Systems: Icon ISIS weapon Energyturrets.png Energy Turrets and Icon ISIS weapon Drones.png Drones
 Electronic Warfare: Icon ISIS Trackingdisruption.png Weapon Disruption and Icon ISIS Energydestabilization.png Energy Destabilization


Characteristics

The Amarr lineup is characterized by the following:

  • Armour tanking. Amarrian ships have high base armour and several ships have direct bonuses to armour resistances (Tech 1 examples: Punisher, Maller, Prophecy, and Abaddon). Armour tanks can be extremely powerful in both PvP and PvE applications. See also Armour Tanking and Armor Tanks for a discussion of the relevant modules.
  • Energy turrets. These are the standard for the majority of Amarrian damage dealing vessels in the same way that Gallente and Caldari tend to use Hybrid turrets (although Caldari make greater use of missiles) while the Minmatar make extensive use of Projectile turrets. Energy turrets (more usually 'lasers') offer an excellent combination of range and damage when compared with projectile or hybrid turrets. Frequency crystals, the Energy ammo type, can be changed instantly and Tech 1 crystals are unlimited ammunition as they do not degrade like Faction or Advanced Tech 2 variants. Unfortunately this all comes at a price; there is no variation on damage types. Energy turrets use a great deal of capacitor and have poor tracking, as well as tending to be quite demanding on a hull's powergrid for fitting.
  • Large Capacitors. Amarrian pilots rely heavily on their capacitors; lasers are heavy on the capacitor to such a degree that many Amarrian hulls have a bonus that decreases capacitor usage of Energy turrets. Thus Amarrian hulls tend to have larger capacitors than the hulls of the other empires and many Amarrian pilots prioritize capacitor skills.
  • Drones. Amarrian hulls have some of the best drone using hulls outside of the Gallentean hull line-up, including the only hulls with drone bonuses that are not Gallentean.
  • Lack of Speed. Amarrian ships tend to have lower than average base speeds, fit armour plates which further reduce their base speed and agility, and often use low slots for tank or damage rather than speed modules. At the cost of tanking potential (or damage), a typical Amarrian hull's numerous low slots can be used to achieve a great deal of speed if desired.
  • Electronic Warfare. The primary form of Amarrian electronic warfare is Tracking Disruption, which reduces the optimal range, falloff and tracking speed of turrets fitted to the target. Tracking disruption is fairly difficult to counter, however other forms of Electronic Warfare are often still preferred. The secondary form is Capacitor Warfare but bonuses to this are only found on Tech 2 hulls, with the exception of both the the Dragoon and the Armageddon.


PvE

Amarrian ships are more restricted when running missions than the other races. Within Amarr space, against the Blood Raiders and Sansha's Nation factions, Amarrian ships are probably the most effective of all (as is typical with the other empires). However, lasers only do Thermal and Electromagnetic damage, so other factions are more difficult to combat than would be the case for pilots from the other empires fighting in Amarrian space. This is a concern for some Eve University pilots who want to try missioning close to home, as the University is based in Minmatari space where Angels are the common faction but there are effective solutions, such as the Arbitrator (which relies on drones and could carry another empire's drones with proper training) or using alternative turret weapons systems (such as a Punisher with projectile turrets). A classic progression of Amarr mission ships would be to train the Punisher and Coercer for level 1 missions, move to the Omen or Arbitrator for level 2 missions, then Harbinger for level 3 missions, and finally the Apocalypse for level 4 missions.

For salvaging, a Coercer makes a very good, cheap salvager and is only beaten in efficiency by a Noctis.

In Wormholes, the Harbinger can run C1 and C2 combat sites, although it may have trouble with either range or tracking due to the variety of sleeper hulls that can orbit either close or far. Like the other turret-based BCs, the Harbinger does much better in fleets than solo for wormholes. C3 wormholes can also be done in a Harbinger with a fleet of sufficient size.

Amarr ships are also highly popular with armour incursion fleets, especially the Paladin and Legion. While not technically an Amarrian ship, the Nightmare is one of the most sought after ships for shield incursion fleets and uses energy turrets, so is a natural progression for an Amarr pilot.

PvP

Exceptional tanks, large capacitors and a combination of good damage and range make Amarrian ships a firm favourite in armour fleets, though fits with shield tanks or alternate weapon systems also see some use. Most notably, the AHAC, Hellcat and Foxcat fleet doctrines are centered around Amarr ships.

At the basic level Amarr ships tend to stick to the formula of lots of armour for defence and lots of lasers for damage with fewer 'exceptions to the rule' than in other races' line-ups. As a result Amarr are sometimes said to be the simplest race to fly. There are some good candidates for 'breaking the mould' even for a new player (Punisher fitted with Autocannon turrets is a classic) but they are more skill intensive and often require cross-training. New pilots are likely best served by playing to the Amarr formula until they know when and how to break the rules.

For PvP progression, there are countless possibilities, but the conventional roles are as follows:

Pilots who want to specialize in Damage Dealing will follow the laser hulls from Punisher, to Omen or Maller, Harbinger, and then the Amarr Battleships (all three are effective in different roles) breaking off towards T2 hulls at some point.

EWAR specialists will follow a different path from the Crucifier into Arbitrators before moving into T2 ship training.

In frigate hulls, the Punisher or Executioner are typically used for tackling, and the Crucifier for EW. In cruiser hulls, all four Amarr cruiser are fully capable. The Arbitrator makes an excellent dps or EWAR boat, while the Omen and Maller focus specifically on DPS. The Augoror is a very capable logistics ship. The Harbinger makes an excellent damage dealing battlecruiser, as does the Prophecy for those who favour large tanks and drones. In battleship hulls, the Armageddon, Apocalypse, and Abaddon all have their uses. The Apocalypse can be used as a sniper (sometimes with a very weak tank to maximize damage potential) and the Abaddon's bonus to armor resists grants it gigantic tank, making it one of the most survivable battleships when supported by logi, although a combination of weak capacitor and no bonuses to cap usage can leave a pilot struggling to find enough capacitor. The Armageddon has a large bonus to Energy Neutraliser range, making it the single best t1 neuting ship in the game, only surpassed in this role by the Bhaalgorn.

Skills

The skills which are important to Amarr characters are the same skills which are crucial to every pilot who wants to use the same basic systems. There is already good information on Basic Skills and Support Skills elsewhere. So if you want maximize turret weapon damage you will train the same gunnery support skills as other projectile or hybrid users (but pay particular attention to Controlled Bursts and Sharpshooter). Similarly the skills are the same for all pilots who want to survive with an armour tank, or use drones effectively, and all of this backed up by solid support and fitting skills (prioritize the capacitor skills such as Energy Systems Operation and Energy Management). Amarr pilots should aim for a full T2 armour tank early in their careers.

Amarr pilots should eventually acquire T2 energy weapon skills, though this is often done after having stepped into a battleship, or earlier in their career for dedicated PvPers.

One may also want to check out the certificates system within Eve. It serves as a handy reference for if you want to train for a specific task or role. Note that completing a certificate does not give any boosts or bonuses, they are (for now) merely suggestions. They may be accessed in-game on your character sheet, in the "Certificates" tab of the "Skills" section.

Cross Training

Cross training into or out of Amarr can be quite skill intensive. The easiest prospect is probably Gallente (armour tanking, gunnery and drone synergies) with Minmatar second (some gunnery and armour tanking synergies). Caldari have the fewest skills in common, despite Khanid missile ships at the Amarr Tech 2 level, and could require the most retraining.

Later once pirate faction ships become a consideration, cross training to Minmatar will give access to Blood Raider pirate faction ships. Cross training to Caldari will give access to Sansha ships. EVE: Rubicon, which will go live on November 19, will introduce Sisters of Eve ships which use Amarr and Gallente ship skills.


Ships

Here are the Amarr T1 ships. Please follow the links to the specific pages of the ship database for more details and particular fits.

Rookie Ship

Rookie ship: INFORMATION
Rookie Ship
Impairor
Amarr Empire
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fittings
2
high slots
highs
1
launcher slots
launchers
2
turret slots
turrets
2
middle slots
mediums
2
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
5 m³
drone capacity
drones
5 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
115 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
125 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
200 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
25.50 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
50 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
300 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Role Bonus:
20% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
10% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
15% bonus to Tracking Disruptor effectiveness
8% bonus to all armor resistances

Development
The Impairor-class rookie ship has been mass-produced by the Amarr Empire for decades. It is the most common spacevessel sighted within the Amarrian boundaries, and is used both as a basic trade vessel and as a small-scale slave transport.

The rookie ship is the first ship you start with. If you are Amarr, it will be an Impairor. A new rookie ship is given whenever you dock at a station where you do not have any ships. The Impairor can be used to go through the first tutorial missions, although upgrading to a frigate in the Military tutorial as soon as it is offered is recommended.

Frigate

Frigate: INFORMATION
Electronic Warfare
Crucifier
Amarr Empire
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fittings
2
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
2
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
3
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
45 m³
drone capacity
drones
15 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
265 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
250 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
400 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
64.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
38 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
350 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
7.5% bonus to Tracking Disruptor effectiveness
10% bonus to Tracking Disruptor optimal range

Development
The Crucifier was first designed as an explorer/scout, but the current version employs the electronic equipment originally intended for scientific studies for more offensive purposes. The Crucifier's electronic and computer systems take up a large portion of the internal space leaving limited room for cargo or traditional weaponry.

The Crucifier is the Amarr EWAR frigate, and works great as an extremely cheap long range EWAR platform for very new pilots.

Frigate: INFORMATION
Attack Frigate
Executioner
Amarr Empire
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fittings
4
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
3
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
3
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
115 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
250 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
450 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
27.50 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
31 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
410 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
10% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
Role Bonus:
80% reduction in Propulsion Jamming systems activation cost

Development
The Executioner is another newly commissioned ship of the Amarr Imperial Navy. The Executioner was designed specially to counter the small, fast raider frigates of the Minmatar Republic; thus it is different from most Amarr ships in favoring speed over defenses. With the Executioner, the Amarrians have expanded their tactical capabilities on the battlefield.

The Executioner is the Amarr fast frigate. The Executioner was buffed in the Inferno expansion, gaining an extra mid slot and a bonus to propulsion jamming so that it now resembles a T1 interceptor, making it a great stepping stone for new tacklers.

Frigate: INFORMATION
Logistics
Inquisitor
Amarr Empire
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fittings
3
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
2
turret slots
turrets
2
middle slots
mediums
4
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
5 m³
drone capacity
drones
5 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
250 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
225 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
36.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
34 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
405 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer amount
10% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer activation cost
Role Bonus:
500% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer range

Development
In YC114 each major empire faction, having been embroiled in a harrowing, extensive, long-term war, recognized the growing need for support and logistics functionality in their vessels during the kind of protracted interstellar warfare that might otherwise prove exhausting for its participants. In the Amarr Empire, this led to the redesign and redeployment of the Inquisitor.

The Inquisitor was originally an example of how the Amarr Imperial Navy modeled their design to counter specific tactics employed by the other empires. After its redesign, it was exclusively devoted to the role of a support frigate, and its formerly renowned missile capabilities gave way to a focus on remote armor repair.

The Inquisitor is the Amarr logistics frigate. It acquired this role in the Retribution expansion.

Frigate: INFORMATION
Exploration
Magnate
Amarr Empire
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fittings
3
high slots
highs
2
launcher slots
launchers
2
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
4
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
40 m³
drone capacity
drones
15 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
400 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
250 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
350 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
34.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
39 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
350 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
7.5% bonus to Core and Combat Scanner Probe strength
5% reduction in Salvager duration
Role Bonus:
5+ bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength

Development
This Magnate-class frigate is one of the most decoratively designed ship classes in the Amarr Empire, considered to be a pet project for a small, elite group of royal ship engineers for over a decade. The frigate's design has gone through several stages over the past decade, and new models of the Magnate appear every few years. The most recent versions of this ship – the Silver Magnate and the Gold Magnate – debuted as rewards in the Amarr Championships in YC105, though the original Magnate design is still a popular choice among Amarr pilots.

Magnates are a perfect platform to practice probing skills which will come in handy later both for exploration and PvP probing.

Frigate: INFORMATION
Close Range Brawler
Punisher
Amarr Empire
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fittings
4
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
3
turret slots
turrets
2
middle slots
mediums
4
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
135 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
350 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
25.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
37 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
355 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
4% bonus to all armor resistances

Development
The Punisher is considered by many to be one of the best Amarr frigates in existence. As evidenced by its heavy armaments, the Punisher is mainly intended for large-scale military operations, acting in coordination with larger military vessels. With its damage output, however, it is also perfectly capable of punching its way right through unwary opponents.

This is easily the most tenacious of the T1 frigates. Due to excellent armour HP together with the bonus to armour resistances and the 4 low slots, this platform can handle a surprising amount of damage for a T1 frigate. The Punisher's 3 turrets can give it decent dps, but its 2 Mid slots prevent it from fitting the tackling trinity: a propulsion module, a point, and a web.

Along with the Executioner, the Punisher is a popular E-UNI tackler for new Amarr pilots. However, it does not excel at this role due to the limited mid slots, low base velocity, and mediocre scan resolution.

Frigate: INFORMATION
Combat Frigate
Tormentor
Amarr Empire
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fittings
3
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
3
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
4
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
10 m³
drone capacity
drones
10 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
130 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
350 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
40.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
35 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
335 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
10% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage

Development
The Tormentor has been in service for many decades. For most of that time it saw service as a mining ship, its size barring it from making any kind of impact on the battlefield. As with most Amarr ships, however, its strong defenses always made it a tough opponent to crack, and with recent advances in turret capacitor use and damage output, its lasers have now stopped digging into dead ore and are instead focused on boring through the hulls of hapless vessels in combat.

While lacking the resistance bonus of the Punisher, or the speed of the Executioner, the Tormentor makes a good middle ground; four low slots allow for a good armor tank, and the three medium slots allow for better tackling than the Punisher.

Destroyer

Destroyer: INFORMATION
Coercer
Amarr Empire
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fittings
8
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
8
turret slots
turrets
2
middle slots
mediums
3
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
375 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
700 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
900 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
30.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
62 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
255 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Destroyer bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Small Energy Turret tracking speed
10% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
Role Bonus:
50% bonus to Small Energy Turret optimal range

Development
Noticing the alarming increase in Minmatar frigate fleets, the Imperial Navy made its plans for the Coercer, a vessel designed specifically to seek and destroy the droves of fast-moving frigate rebels.

The Coercer sees some use in PvE activities or as a cheap Noctis substitute. It was recently changed in the Retribution patch to have two mid slots, making it a very viable PvP ship.

Destroyer: INFORMATION
Droneboat
Dragoon
Amarr Empire
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fittings
6
high slots
highs
3
launcher slots
launchers
3
turret slots
turrets
2
middle slots
mediums
4
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
75 m³
drone capacity
drones
25 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
300 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
750 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
950 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
39.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
66 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
240 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Destroyer bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints and damage
20% bonus to Energy Vampire and Energy Neutralizer transfer range
Role Bonus:
25% bonus to Drone max velocity

Development
The Dragoon follows old religious tenets - ones thought rather dark by the majority of the cluster, but found perfectly normal by Amarr minds - that to exist as God's chosen people means fulfilling a very definite and often forceful role. This includes not only imposing the will of God, often through the time-honored methods of mindless proxies, but also profiting, even being nourished, off the energies of others.

As such, the Dragoon focuses on sending out a mass of drones, ones capable not only of swiftly hunting down their targets but also of inflicting tons of damage once contact is made. Moreover, the Dragoon is able to drain the target's energy in the meanwhile, all with the aim of leaving it little more than a trembling husk.

The Dragoon was introduced in the Retribution expansion. It is a drone / ewar ship. It is the only t1 ship smaller than a battleship to have a bonus to energy neutralizer and energy vampire range, allowing it to have a very unique combat style.

Cruiser

Cruiser: INFORMATION
Electronic Warfare, Droneboat
Arbitrator
Amarr Empire
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fittings
4
high slots
highs
2
launcher slots
launchers
2
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
5
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
150 m³
drone capacity
drones
50 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
345 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
1,100 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
1,500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
50.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
130 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
200 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
7.5% bonus to Tracking Disruptor effectiveness
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints, damage and mining yield

Development
The Arbitrator is unusual for Amarr ships in that it's primarily a drone carrier. While it is not the best carrier around, it has superior armor that gives it greater durability than most ships in its class.

You can easily argue this is the most flexible and capable platform for Amarr T1 cruisers, and even make a strong case for it being the best T1 drone cruiser in the game. There are many effective configurations for both PvE and PvP with this ship.

Cruiser: INFORMATION
Logistics
Augoror
Amarr Empire
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fittings
5
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
3
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
5
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
20 m³
drone capacity
drones
20 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
465 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
1,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
1,650 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
60.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
90 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
235 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
S H I P   B O N U S E S

Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
12.5% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer amount
5% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer activation cost
Role Bonus:
1000% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer and Remote Capacitor Transmitter range
200% bonus to Remote Capacitor Transmitter transfer amount

Development
In YC114 each major empire faction, having been embroiled in a harrowing, extensive, long-term war, recognized the growing need for support and logistics functionality in their vessels during the kind of protracted interstellar warfare that might otherwise prove exhausting for its participants. Both Frigate and Cruiser-class ships were put under the microscope, and in the Amarr Empire the outcome of the re-evaluation process led, among other developments, to a redesign and redeployment of the Augoror.

The Augoror-class cruiser is one of the old warhorses of the Amarr Empire, having seen action in both the Jovian War and the Minmatar Rebellion. Like most Amarr vessels, the Augoror depended first and foremost on its resilience and heavy armor to escape unscathed from unfriendly encounters. After its overhaul, it had some of the armor stripped off to make room for equipment allowing it to focus on the armor of other vessels, along with energy transfers.

The Augoror is the Amarr logistics cruiser. It is one of the two armor logistics cruisers, the other being the Gallente Exequror. While the Exequror is bonused for more of a solo role, the bonus to Energy Transfer amount on the Augoror means it works best when paired with one or more other logistics ships with an Energy Transfer bonus.

Cruiser: INFORMATION
Combat Cruiser
Maller
Amarr Empire
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fittings
5
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
5
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
15 m³
drone capacity
drones
15 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
480 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
1,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
2,300 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
47.50 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
130 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
205 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Medium Energy Turret damage
4% bonus to all armor resistances

Development
Quite possibly the toughest cruiser in the galaxy, the Maller is a common sight in Amarrian Imperial Navy operations. It is mainly used for military duty, although a few can be found in the private sector acting as escort ships for very important dispatches.

The Maller was buffed in the Retribution patch to have a bonus to medium laser damage rather than a capacitor use bonus. It can obtain a good tank while retaining decent DPS. However, due to the lack of a capacitor use bonus, for PvE, an Omen might be a better choice for lower skilled players. The Maller is likely to become much more popular in PvP.

Cruiser: INFORMATION
Attack Cruiser
Omen
Amarr Empire
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fittings
5
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
5
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
40 m³
drone capacity
drones
40 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
400 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
1,200 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
1,700 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
55.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
115 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
260 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
10% reduction in Medium Energy Turret activation cost
5% bonus to Medium Energy Turret rate of fire

Development
The Omen is a stereotypical example of the Amarrian School of thinking when it comes to ship design: thick armor and hard hitting lasers. Advancements in heat dissipation allow the Omen to fire its lasers faster than other ships without this technology.

The Omen is one of the two dedicated DPS cruisers. It is more adept at speed tanking than the Maller because of the lower signature radius and higher base velocity.

Battlecruiser

Combat Battlecruiser: INFORMATION
Combat Battlecruiser
Harbinger
Amarr Empire
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fittings
7
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
6
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
75 m³
drone capacity
drones
50 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
375 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
3,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
5,000 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
55.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
270 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
150 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battlecruiser bonuses (per skill level):
10% reduction in Medium Energy Turret activation cost
10% bonus to Medium Energy Turret damage
Role Bonus:
• Can fit Warfare Link modules

Development
Right from its very appearance on a battlefield, the Harbinger proclaims its status as a massive weapon, a laser burning through the heart of the ungodly. Everything about it exhibits this focused intent, from the lights on its nose and wings that root out the infidels, to the large number of turreted high slots that serve to destroy them. Should any heathens be left alive after the Harbinger's initial assault, its drones will take care of them.

The Harbinger is an extremely capable Combat Battlecruiser and is well balanced with its competitors from the other races. It is the first real laser powerhouse in the Amarr lineup.

Attack Battlecruiser: INFORMATION
Attack Battlecruiser
Oracle
Amarr Empire
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fittings
8
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
8
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
500 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
1,575 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
2,160 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
65.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
210 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
200 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battlecruiser bonuses (per skill level):
10% reduction in Large Energy Turret activation cost
5% bonus to Large Energy Turret damage
Role Bonus:
95% reduction in Large Energy Turret powergrid requirement
50% reduction in Large Energy Turret CPU requirement
50% reduction in Large Energy Turret activation cost

Development
In YC 113 Empress Jamyl Sarum I challenged Amarr ship manufacturers to build a new battlecruiser that would break the stalemate of the Empyrean War. Deviating from the doctrine of brute-force and heavy armor, the engineers at Viziam took inspiration from Caldari history.

During the Gallente-Caldari War, the Caldari developed light, maneuverable ships to counter the slow ships of the Gallente Federation. This philosophy, along with a cutting-edge powertrain and ultra-light alloy armor plating, led to the Oracle.

The Empire immediately ordered the ship into production. The Empress personally congratulated Viziam Chief Researcher Parud Vakirokiki, calling the ship "a work of Divine Grace for the Empire, and retribution to our enemies."

The Oracle is the Amarr Attack Battlecruiser, swapping the tank of most Battlecruisers for the ability to fit battleship-sized weaponry. This allows it to project heavy DPS, while maintaining the agility of a battlecruiser.

Combat Battlecruiser: INFORMATION
Combat Battlecruiser, Droneboat
Prophecy
Amarr Empire
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fittings
5
high slots
highs
4
launcher slots
launchers
4
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
7
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
225 m³
drone capacity
drones
75 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
400 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
3,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
5,500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
50.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
270 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
150 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battlecruiser bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints and damage
4% bonus to all armor resistances
Role Bonus:
• Can fit Warfare Link modules

Development
The Prophecy is built on an ancient Amarrian warship design dating back to the earliest days of starship combat. Originally intended as a full-fledged battleship, it was determined after mixed fleet engagements with early prototypes that the Prophecy would be more effective as a slightly smaller, more mobile form of artillery support.

The Prophecy is a Combat Battlecruiser that is primary focused on being a tanky drone carrier.


Battleship

Battleship: INFORMATION
Abaddon
Amarr Empire
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fittings
8
high slots
highs
1
launcher slots
launchers
8
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
7
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
75 m³
drone capacity
drones
75 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
525 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
7,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
8,500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
80.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
470 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
89 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Large Energy Turret damage
4% bonus to all armor resistances

Development
The Abaddon class ship is a celestial tool of destruction. It is designed to enter combat from the outset, targeting enemies at range and firing salvo after salvo at them, and to remain intact on the battlefield until every heretic in sight has been torn to shreds.

The Abaddon has a bonus to laser damage and armor resistances, but the normal bonus to laser capacitor use is conspicuously missing. This makes the Abaddon a "high skill" ship, because it requires good core skills to keep its lasers firing while powering its tank. The bonus to tank and the high damage makes the Abaddon a popular PvP ship, where its difficulty staying cap stable is also not so much of an issue.

Battleship: INFORMATION
Apocalypse
Amarr Empire
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fittings
8
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
8
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
7
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
75 m³
drone capacity
drones
50 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
675 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
6,000 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
7,000 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
73.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
380 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
113 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
7.5% bonus to Large Energy Turret optimal range
7.5% bonus to Large Energy Turret tracking speed

Development
In days past, only those in high favor with the Emperor could hope to earn the reward of commanding one of the majestic and powerful Apocalypse class battleships. In latter years, even though now in full market circulation, these golden, metallic monstrosities are still feared and respected as enduring symbols of Amarrian might.

The Apocalypse has a bonus to optimal range that with the Amarr ability to switch crystals instantly can be turned in to a damage bonus quite easily. Pulse laser Apocalypses with T2 Scorch ammunition are able to deliver good damage at a decent distance and the tracking bonus can allow it to hit smaller ships quite well. Apocalypses are also well suited to beam laser sniper fits, making the hull surprisingly versatile for an Amarr ship. The Apocalypse does not have the raw firepower of the Abaddon however, but is an easier ship to skill for.

Battleship: INFORMATION
Armageddon
Amarr Empire
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fittings
7
high slots
highs
5
launcher slots
launchers
5
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
7
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
375 m³
drone capacity
drones
125 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
600 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
6,800 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
8,500 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
65.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
450 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
100 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints and damage
10% bonus to Energy Vampire and Energy Neutralizer transfer range


Development
The mighty Armageddon class is one of the enduring warhorses of the Amarr Empire. Once a juggernaut that steamrolled its way into battle, it has now taken on a more stately and calculated approach, sending out a web of drones in its place while it drains the enemy from a distance.

While previously all Amarr battleships were fairly similar, the Armageddon's new face makes it an entirely different beast. With the bonus to cap warfare range, the Armageddon is now the premier t1 neuting battleship, whilst still being able to put out a very respectable amount of DPS through its drones.

Industrial

T1 industrials are useful to transport large amounts of cargo, but they are vulnerable to suicide ganks in highsec, and piracy in lowsec. For war time hauling, a hauling alt is recommended. See the Creating an Alt Hauler article for more information.

Industrial: INFORMATION
Bestower
Amarr Empire
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fittings
2
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
1
turret slots
turrets
3
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
4,800 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
450 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
850 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
45.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
215 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
110 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Industrial bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to ship cargo capacity
5% bonus to ship max velocity

Development
The Bestower has for decades been used by the Empire as a slave transport, shipping human labor between cultivated planets in Imperial space. As a proof to how reliable this class has been through the years, the Emperor has used an upgraded version of this very same class as transports for the Imperial Treasury. The Bestower has very thick armor and large cargo space.

Arguably the best of the T1 industrials from a skill training time per cargo capacity perspective, the Bestower is a favourite for alternate character hauling setups. If only training an alt to racial industrial III, the Bestower has the highest capacity for less than 18 hours of training time. With the Odyssey expansion, it is only necessary to train to racial industrial III instead of V on the way to racial freighter I. Additionally, the removal of racial frigate III as a requirement for industrial ships means that any race can select the Bestower as their hauler of choice on the way to becoming a freighter alt.

Industrial: INFORMATION
Sigil
Amarr Empire
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fittings
2
high slots
highs
0
launcher slots
launchers
1
turret slots
turrets
4
middle slots
mediums
6
low slots
lows
drones & cargo
0 m³
drone capacity
drones
0 Mbit/sec
drone bandwith
b/w
2,100 m³
cargo capacity
cargo
defense
780 HP
shields
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
shield thermal resistance
20
shield kinetic resistance
40
shield explosive resistance
50
 
1,900 HP
armor
Icon resist em.png
50
Icon resist therm.png
35
Icon resist kin.png
25
Icon resist exp.png
20
target & nav
45.00 km
max. targeting range
tgt. range
175 m
ship signature radius
sig. radius
125 m/sec
max. velocity
max. velocity
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Amarr Industrial bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to ship cargo capacity
5% bonus to ship inertia modifier

Development
The Sigil is a recent ship from Viziam based on an old slave transport design.

Although lacking the cargo capacity of the Bestower, it is significantly faster, more agile, and more flexible with five low slots that can be swapped between nanofibers, expanders, or warp core stabilizers as needed. It can easily be expanded to hold 8000m3, the max needed for running L4 distribution missions, while still having three nanofibers for an under eight second align, or a nanofiber and a couple of stabs if the mission takes you into lowsec.

Related Links

  • Basic Skills and Support Skills Training support skills is the first step in flying a ship well. Read up on support skills here.
  • Fitting Guidelines Some general guidelines for fitting ships.
  • Fitting Modules and Rigs Guide A list of rigs and module types with short descriptions.
  • Full T2 Tank Having a full T2 tank is a requirement for many ships during wartime in the Uni. If you fly anything other than a T1 frigate, destroyer, or cruiser, make sure you have the required skills and recommended support skills for the type of tank you use.
  • NPC Damage Types and NPC Ship Attributes To see which resists to use and damage type to deal against NPC rats.
  • Creating an Alt Hauler Having an alt hauler can be essential to be able to make shopping trips during wartime.
  • Failheap Challenge The new incarnation of Scrapheap Challenge. A good place for experienced pilots to find fittings, and many threads also had tactic discussions on how to use them.

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