Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unique Ships - Amarr Magnate Frigates

According to legend, 19 Silver Magnate frigates were awarded as runner-up prizes in the Amarr Imperial Succession Championship back in late 2003. Sources say that at the time they were the most powerful frigates in the game (excepting the Gold Magnate) until Tech II arrived and surpassed them.

The Gold Magnate was a single unique vessel awarded as first prize for the same event. But unfortunately "in 2004, Tyrrax Thorrk, the owner of the Gold Magnate, took the ship into combat. Eventually, the ship was destroyed by the infamous m0o pirates and subsequently, the Gold Magnate no longer exists."

Both ships have a 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret capacitor use and 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage per level of Amarr frigate skill.

I didn't spend a lot of time fitting the ships, but its easy to see they are run of the mill combat ships with damage bonus and lots of slots. Neither has drones and their speed and agility is not notable. They are essentially Tech 1.5 ships.

The Gold Magnate, if it existed, is pretty easy to fit with more power grid and CPU and the 5 low slots and 4 mid slots does give it the potential for some interesting setups.

These ships (well, the Silver anyways) are hanger decorations and not much else. The model did get reused for the sixth missing Amarr frigate (the astrometrics frigate) a couple of expansions ago so at least regular players can see the hull in space these days.

Next: The newer and awesome Freki and Utu.

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