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The Tempest is one of the Republic Fleet's key vessels; a versatile gunship proficient at long-range bombardment and capable of dishing out specialized types of damage with great effectiveness. A well-rounded squadron of Tempests has been proven time and time again to be an invaluable wild card in a fleet battle, one which opponents should ignore at their own peril.
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The Tempest is the tier 2 Minmatar battleship. Unlike the Maelstrom it suffers from split weapon slots, but not nearly as badly as the Typhoon. With 5 mids and 6 lows the Tempest can be shield or armor tanked, both are equally common. With the recent tier 3 battlecruiser (Tornado) the primary role of the tempest (pvp sniping) has been overshadowed. None the less, the tempest is still widely used in skirmish warfare. The Tempest is relatively quick and agile, for a battleship.
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