Tech I Role Reference
All Tech I ships are different, but some have similar purposes. This reference sheet is meant to give you an idea of how different ship roles are covered by different races, and what type of Tech II ships they correspond to. For a more detailed guide to the bonuses and stats of the ships, try the ship type quick reference. For a simple list of all the ships sorted by race and class, use the ships matrix.
The approximate costs given are very approximate. The true cost may be half as much, or twice as much. Bear in mind that the number quoted is the approximate cost of the hull, and does not include fittings or insurance. As a rule of thumb, the cost of a Tech II ship is at least 10 times greater than that of a Tech I ship, and sometimes much greater.
Each race has seven different Tech I frigates. This is the smallest type of ship aside from the shuttle. Each type of frigate is associated with a specialized class of Tech II ships.
|Amarr||Impairor||Executioner||Inquisitor||Crucifier||Magnate||Tormentor||Punisher||Imperial Navy Slicer|
|Caldari||Ibis||Condor||Bantam||Griffin||Heron||Kestrel||Merlin||Caldari Navy Hookbill|
|Gallente||Velator||Atron||Navitas||Maulus||Imicus||Tristan||Incursus||Federation Navy Comet|
|Minmatar||Reaper||Slasher||Burst||Vigil||Probe||Breacher||Rifter||Republic Fleet Firetail|
|Tech II||-||Combat Interceptors |
|-||Electronic Attack Ships||Covert Ops||Stealth Bombers||Offensive Assault Frigates|
Defensive Assault Frigates
Approximate cost: 500,000 ISK except for the navy frigates, which are closer to 10,000,000 ISK
Destroyers are frigate-killers, but tend to perform badly against larger ships. All of the gunship destroyers have eight high slots, making them very useful salvaging ships.
Approximate cost: 1,000,000 ISK
The Dragoon and Algos specialize in drones, and the Corax and Talwar specialize in missiles.
Cruisers are larger and slower than frigates, but smaller, faster and cheaper than battlecruisers and battleships.
|Tech II||Logistics||Force Recon|
|Heavy Assault Cruisers||Heavy Interdictors
Heavy Assault Cruisers
Approximate cost: 5,000,000 ISK to 10,000,000 ISK
The Gallente Heavy Interdictor is based on the Thorax hull, not the Vexor hull.
Battlecruisers use medium equipment, like cruisers, but are more versatile and powerful. These are the largest ships that can enter Class 1 wormholes.
|Race||Combat I||Combat II||Attack|
|Tech II||Fleet Command Ships |
Field Command Ships
Approximate cost: 40,000,000 ISK to 80,000,000 ISK
The Oracle, Naga, Talos, and Tornado can fit large-sized weapons at a reduced fitting cost. They are like cruisers with battleship-sized guns.
Battleships are the largest subcapital ships in the game. They can fit stronger tanks and larger weapons than most smaller ships, but are relatively slow and inaccurate.
|Race||Attack||Combat I||Combat II|
|Tech II||Marauders||Black Ops||-|
Approximate cost: 100,000,000 ISK to 250,000,000 ISK
The Minmatar Black Ops is based on the Typhoon hull, and the Minmatar Marauder is based on the Tempest hull.
Industrials are used for transporting goods. They have large combat holds, but next to no combat ability. This table classifies ships based on their base capacity; this can be increased with cargo expanders and the relevant racial industrial skills.
|Gallente||Iteron||Iteron II||Iteron III||Iteron IV||Iteron V|
|Tech II||Blockade Runners||Deep Space Transports|
Approximate cost: 500,000 ISK to 1,500,000 ISK
The table reflects only an approximation of the Tier II ship capacities.
Freighters are enormous dedicated transport ships. Even the Fenrir, the smallest of the freighters, has a base cargo capacity of 720 000 m3. Freighters cannot be fitted with any modules.
|Tech II||Jump Freighters|
Approximate cost: 1,500,000,000 ISK
Some older sources of information will assert that the Mackinaw can mine two blocks ice for the cost of one, and that the Skiff gets a large bonus to mining mercoxit asteroids. As of the last installment of the Inferno expansion in late 2012, this is no longer the case.
Approximate cost: 10,000,000 ISK to 30,000,000 ISK
Capital ships are enormous, very expensive ships that students of Eve University are forbidden to fly without the permission of a director. They are too big to use stargates, and instead use jump drives to get from system to system. They cannot enter high security space.
Dreadnoughts deal incredible amounts of damage to stationary targets. Carriers and Supercarriers are mobile bases that carry both ships for their fleetmates and special Fighter drones. Titans use the capital-ship-killing doomsday devices, and can "bridge" an entire fleet to a cynosural field.
These ships have unique purposes, and do not fit into any of the previous categories.
|Mining Boss||Orca||700,000,000 ISK|
|Mining Base||Rorqual||2,000,000,000 ISK|
|Wormhole Exploration||Zephyr||30,000,000 ISK|
|Command Center Transport||Primae||8,000,000 ISK|
|Mining Frigate||Venture||400,000 ISK|