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The Retribution is an homage to the glory days of the Empire, informed by classical Amarrian design philosophy: if it's strong, sturdy and packs a punch, it's ready for action. What this powerhouse lacks in speed and maneuverability it more than makes up for with its wide range of firepower possibilities and superb defensive ability.
Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
This damage dealing Assault Frigate is a DPS monster within the frigate class. It is a popular PvE frigate. Furthermore, its tracking bonuses allow for the Conflagration crystal to be used effectively. With optimal fitting and navigation skills this assault frigate has the ability to be top damage on KMs next to cruisers. Its low sig radius and its multiple low slots allow it to be fitted for multiple roles: high gank no tank; bait ship; heavy tackle; or self repping solo PvP frigate. Its main drawback is its lack of mid slots, limiting its ability to tackle enemies.
If you intend to use this ship for prolonged PVE activities such as combat site running, be aware that the Retribution has a very limited cargo bay. Plus the fact that the advanced combat crystals (T2 crystals) have an expectant life of around 1000 shots before shattering, some of that precious cargo space is shared by spared sets of combat crystals, further limiting its ability to perform deep space operations.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Retribution for a specific or its common role(s) can be written here.
For more info on fittings, please go here
The Retribution while only having two mid slots allows for it to be used in a multitude of fittings and roles. Not only is it effective for PvE, it can be highly effective for PvP. Fitting skills are a must for this ship. You can fit a single armor repper in its lows, a heat sink, and some armor tank. With Small Energy Light Pulse Lasers II in the highs, Meta 4 Nosferatu. It can maintain significant DPS while allowing it to self rep at the same time. This ship is great for fleets as a heavy tackle. Also, highly recommend not loading Imperial Navy Multifrequency in the ships turrets. Instead use the Conflagration crystals because of the ship's tracking bonus. Finally, fitting this ship up is difficult so highly recommend using EFT before buying modules.
|A long, long time ago...|
July 2018 Release - 2018-07-10
We are giving Assault Frigates a substantial balance pass. Every AF is getting a speed boost in the form of increased max velocity and lowered mass. Every AF is also getting base capacitor numbers increased by approximately 30%. Also, we have more significant changes for the Ishkur, Retribution, and Jaguar.
This can be quite a difficult ship to fly and fit, however when done well it is deadly. Its large mass make keeping targets in optimum range difficult, however within this bracket the dps is deadly, having a Microwarpdrive is a neccessity. The addition of an extra Mid slot allows the retribution to also fit a stasis web which is very useful when fitting fast frigates, however without good fitting skills it is hard to fit effectivly with both a Microwarpdrive and Stasis Webifier.¨
- The February Assault Frigate balance update introduced a new module for HACs and AFs, the Assault Damage Controls, which can replace the Damage Control module for these ships