Hawk Name: Hawk
Hull: Merlin Class
Role: Assault Frigate

Following in the footsteps of Caldari vessels since time immemorial, the Hawk relies on tremendously powerful shield systems to see it through combat, blending launchers and turrets to provide for a powerful, well-rounded combat vessel.

Developer: Lai Dai

Lai Dai have always favored a balanced approach to their mix of on-board systems, leading to a line-up of versatile ships but providing very little in terms of tactical specialization.


Structure HitpointsStructure Hitpoints
506 HP
Max VelocityMax Velocity
273 m/sec
Inertia ModifierInertia Modifier
3.768 x
1,217,000 kg
16500 m3
300 m3


powergrid Outputpowergrid Output
45 MW
Low SlotsLow Slots
Med SlotsMed Slots
High SlotsHigh Slots
CPU OutputCPU Output
190 tf
Launcher hardpointsLauncher hardpoints
4 hardpoints
Turret hardpointsTurret hardpoints
2 hardpoints
400 points
Upgrade HardpointsUpgrade Hardpoints
2 hardpoints


Recharge timeRecharge time
187.5 s
Capacitor CapacityCapacitor Capacity
312.5 GJ


Maximum Targeting RangeMaximum Targeting Range
45 km
Max  Locked TargetsMax Locked Targets
Gravimetric Sensor StrengthGravimetric Sensor Strength
16 points
Signature RadiusSignature Radius
39 m
Scan ResolutionScan Resolution
575 mm


Shield CapacityShield Capacity
935 HP
Shield Em Damage ResistanceShield Em Damage Resistance
0 %
Shield Explosive Damage ResistanceShield Explosive Damage Resistance
50 %
Shield Kinetic Damage ResistanceShield Kinetic Damage Resistance
70 %
Shield Thermal Damage ResistanceShield Thermal Damage Resistance
80 %
Shield recharge timeShield recharge time
625 s


Armor HitpointsArmor Hitpoints
387 HP
Armor Em Damage ResistanceArmor Em Damage Resistance
50 %
Armor Explosive Damage ResistanceArmor Explosive Damage Resistance
10 %
Armor Kinetic Damage ResistanceArmor Kinetic Damage Resistance
62.5 %
Armor Thermal Damage ResistanceArmor Thermal Damage Resistance
86.25 %


Tech LevelTech Level
2 Level
Meta LevelMeta Level
5 Level
Rig SizeRig Size


Hawk Blueprint i Hawk Blueprint

Required skills

Primary Skill required
Caldari Frigate Caldari Frigate V
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command I
Secondary Skill required
Assault Frigates Assault Frigates I
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command III
Power Grid ManagementPower Grid Management V
MechanicsMechanics V


Tech I
i Merlin
Tech II
i Harpy
i Hawk
i Worm


Ship Insight

The Hawk is the missile variant of the Caldari assault ships. Although lacking the high damage potential of its Harpy sibling, the Hawk makes up for it in versatility. Because of the use of missiles instead of guns, there is no minimum/maximum range or tracking issues that dictates the operating range of the ship. With a proficient missile pilot at the controls, this ship can shoot missiles out to 60 km’s or farther and because of the missile speed bonus, the flight time penalty is largely negated. The new rate of fire bonus given to the Hawk now also makes its DPS quite formidable as well. This makes the Hawk a very good point-defense ship where its missile batteries can engage and push off enemy tacklers and other frigate class vessels from the fleet’s larger vessels such as battleships without having to worry about its own relative position.

The other significant advantage is the fact that the Hawk has a shield boost bonus which effectively gives it a free shield boost amplifier. This, combined with a small signature radius, assault class shield resistances and the fact that its weapons systems do not use capacitor and you have a very difficult ship to take down. This is also combined with the fact that it does not have to get into close quarters with an enemy ship like the case is with the Vengeance and you have a ship that can both fight outside the range of the enemy and tank whatever damage that comes its way from longer range ships.


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Caldari Starships

Frigates Tech 1 Frigates: IbisBantamCondorHeronGriffinKestrelMerlin | Faction Frigates: Caldari Navy Hookbill
Tech 2 Assault Ships: HarpyHawk | Interceptors: RaptorCrow | Covert Ops: BuzzardManticore | Electronic Attack Ships: Kitsune
Destroyers Tech 1 Destroyers: CormorantCorax
Tech 2 Interdictors: Flycatcher
Cruisers Tech 1 Cruisers: OspreyBlackbirdCaracalMoa | Faction Cruisers: Caracal Navy IssueOsprey Navy Issue
Tech 2 Heavy Assault Ships: CerberusEagle | Recon Ships: RookFalcon | Heavy Interdictors: Onyx | Logistics: Basilisk
Tech 3 Strategic Cruisers: Tengu
Battlecruisers Tech 1 Combat Battlecruisers: FeroxDrake | Attack Battlecruisers: Naga | Faction Battlecruisers: Drake Navy Issue
Tech 2 Command Ships: NighthawkVulture
Battleships Tech 1 Battleships: ScorpionRavenRokh | Faction Battleships: Scorpion Navy IssueRaven Navy IssueRaven State Issue
Tech 2 Black Ops: Widow | Marauders: Golem
Industrials Tech 1 Industrials: BadgerTayra | Freighter: Charon
Tech 2 Transport Ships: Bustard | Blockade Runners: Crane | Jump Freighters: Rhea
Capitals Tech 1 Carrier: Chimera | Dreadnought: Phoenix | Supercarrier: Wyvern | Titan: Leviathan

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