Rifter

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Rifter
Rifter
Minmatar Republic
Minmatar Republic
ECM PRIORITY
LOW
LADAR
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LOW Priority Target

Refer to your best judgement or the FC instructions on jamming targets. The priority displayed here is meant only as a basic guideline for prioritizing targets on a theoretical level, actual field priority may differ depending on the circumstances.


Standard Frigates
Rifter Class
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Contents

The Rifter is a very powerful combat frigate and can easily tackle the best frigates out there. It has gone through many radical design phases since its inauguration during the Minmatar Rebellion. The Rifter has a wide variety of offensive capabilities, making it an unpredictable and deadly adversary.

SHIP BONUSES

Traits:
Minmatar Frigate skill bonus per level:
5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret damage
10% bonus to Small Projectile Turret falloff

Required Skills
  • Minmatar Frigate I16m
    • Spaceship Command I8m
Training Time what's this?
0d 0h 24m
Estimated training time only for the listed skills based on zero implants and without neural remaps.
Grouping
▪ Role(s) unspecified
▪ Variations
Jaguar
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Jaguar
Jaguar
Assault FrigatesRifter Class
high slots4
(1/3)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid43 MW
cpu output170 tf
max. velocity357 m/s
cargo capacity130 m³
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Wolf
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Wolf
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Assault FrigatesRifter Class
high slots5
(1/4)
middle slots2
low slots5
powergrid48 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity329 m/s
cargo capacity165 m³

Ship Attributes

Fittings
Powergrid
powergrid
38 MW
CPU
cpu output
125 tf
Capacitor
capacitor
250 GJ
High
high slots
4
Launchers
launcher slots
2
Turrets
turret slots
3
Medium
middle slots
3
Low
low slots
3
Navigation
Max Velocity
max. velocity
355 m/s
Inertia Modifier
inertia modifier (agility)
3.19
Warp Speed
inertia modifier (agility)
5 AU/s
Base Time to Warp
base time to warp
4.72 s
what's this?
Base Time to Warp is essentially the time needed for this ship to align and accelerate until it reaches 75% of its top speed and goes to warp. The time displayed here is the base calculated time with no account for any warp related skills, modules or any other effects.
Drones
Drone Capacity
drone capacity
0 m³
Drone Bandwith
drone bandwith
0 Mbit/sec
Targeting
Max Tgt. Range
max. targeting range
22.5 km
Max Locked Targets
max. locked targets
4
LADAR Sensor
LADAR sensor strength
8 points
Sig. Radius
ship signature radius
35 m
Scan Res.
scan resolution
660 mm
Structure
Structure Hitpoints
structure hitpoints
350 HP
Mass
ship mass
1,067,000 kg
Volume
ship volume
27,289 m³
Capacity
cargo capacity
140 m³
Shields
Shield Capacity
shields
450 HP
Shield Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
THR
shield thermal resistance
20
KIN
shield kinetic resistance
40
EXP
shield explosive resistance
50
Armor
Armor Hitpoints
armor
450 HP
Armor Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
60
THR
armor thermal resistance
35
KIN
armor kinetic resistance
25
EXP
armor explosive resistance
10


Summary

The Rifter is the primary damage frigate for Minmatar. For tackling a Slasher or Merlin is by far better. While the Rifter used to be considered the best T1 frigate (leading to many memes surrounding it), it has been nerfed to be similar in abilities to the others.

Skills

Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Rifter for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.

Fitting

PvE Basic Skills Rifter
Rifter: PvE Basic Skills Rifter
SHIP INFO
EFT
[Rifter, PvE Basic Skills Rifter]
125mm Gatling AutoCannon I
125mm Gatling AutoCannon I
125mm Gatling AutoCannon I

Experimental 1MN Afterburner I
Explosive Deflection Amplifier I
Medium Shield Extender I

Shield Power Relay I
Shield Power Relay I
Shield Power Relay I



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FITTING DIFFICULTY
WARSOP STATUS
Approved
EVE VERSION
RET 1.0
EVE
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
  • Energy Grid Upgrades II
  • Shield Operation II
  • Gunnery II
  • Small Projectile Turret III
  • Afterburner I
  • Minmatar Frigate III
  • Shield Upgrades I
NOTES
  • With recommended skills, this setup tanks 20 dps from Angels and can run the afterburner for over 5 minutes.
  • You could run the afterburner indefinitely either by training Afterburner III and Energy Systems Operation III or by replacing one Shield Power Relay with a Power Diagnostic System I (weakening the tank slightly).
  • With Engineering IV you have the option of fitting 150mm autocannons.
Tackle
Rifter: Tackle
SHIP INFO
EFT
[Rifter, Tackle]
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I
Medium Shield Extender II

Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Gyrostabilizer II

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I


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FITTING DIFFICULTY
WARSOP STATUS
Approved
EVE VERSION
RUBI 1.0
EVE
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
  • Meta mods as necessary (for SP/ISK considerations)
  • Fly a Slasher or Merlin instead
Solo PvP
Rifter: Solo PvP
SHIP INFO
EFT
[Rifter, Solo PvP]
200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
Small Diminishing Power System Drain I

1MN Afterburner II
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I

Damage Control II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
Adaptive Nano Plating II

Small Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I


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FITTING DIFFICULTY
WARSOP STATUS
Approved
EVE VERSION
RUBI 1.3
EVE
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
  • Range control is the most important thing to consider when soloing in this ship since you don't have the firepower or ehp to brawl with blaster boats or duke it out at range with laser boats.
  • Sit at the edge of scram range against blaster boats and orbit as tightly as you can against lasers.
  • Agasint missile boats try and keep your total speed as high as possible to reduce missile damage.
  • The rifter is the fastest of the combat frigs, so the only T1 frigs that should outmanouver you are the attack frigs, which have less tank than you do.
  • As fitted, with all skills at V and before boosts, this Rifter has 3.2k EHP, flies at 1193 m/s and align in 3.2 s with AB off. The ship is cap stable with the armor repairer on if you can apply your Nosferatu and lasts 1m 32s otherwise.
  • Damage is 117 dps at 0.8 + 9 km with faction ammo; tracking is 0.39 [rad/s].


Tactics

For Tackling in a Rifter, spiraling is key. The ship is agile and fast enough that a pilot can use a standard spiral with a MWD. The only concern will be on final approach (30 km or so) to pulse the MWD so that the increased signature radius doesn't come in to play as much. If the ship is AB fit, the pilot may consider tightening the Spiral slightly, risking a little more (but still tankable) damage in order to decrease closing time.

Both of these techniques are elaborated in the EVE uni guide to tackling

Roles

Solo PVP

The Rifter is an excellent ship for rookie pilots to learn their trade in due to the ship's endurance and it's low cost.

The Rookie Rifter guide nothing more needs to be said aside from reference to this excellent piece of work.

In Uni blobs

Mainly used in a tackling role. Focus is therefore on EITHER a MWD or an AB - MWD for sheer speed but at increased sig radius, AB provides a speed boost without the penalty to the increase sig radius, It is much a matter of personal preference but bear in mind that a MWD makes you a whole world easier to target!

For more on tackling please see:
EVE uni guide to tackling

Notes

This vessel qualifies for the University Ship Replacement Program, PYOS, and BYOM.


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