Rifter

Rifter

Rifter
Development

The Rifter is a very powerful combat frigate and can easily tackle the best frigates out there. It has gone through many radical design phases since its inauguration during the Minmatar Rebellion. The Rifter has a wide variety of offensive capabilities, making it an unpredictable and deadly adversary.

Structure

Structure Hitpoints

Structure Hitpoints
350 HP

Max Velocity

Max Velocity
355 m/sec

Inertia Modifier

Inertia Modifier
3.19 x

Mass

Mass
1,067,000 kg

Volume

Volume
27289 m3

Capacity

Capacity
140 m3

Fitting

powergrid Output

powergrid Output
38 MW

Low Slots

Low Slots
3

Med Slots

Med Slots
3

High Slots

High Slots
4

CPU Output

CPU Output
125 tf

Launcher hardpoints

Launcher hardpoints
2 hardpoints

Turret hardpoints

Turret hardpoints
3 hardpoints

Calibration

Calibration
400 points

Upgrade Hardpoints

Upgrade Hardpoints
3 hardpoints

Capacitor

Recharge time

Recharge time
125 s

Capacitor Capacity

Capacitor Capacity
250 GJ

Targeting

Maximum Targeting Range

Maximum Targeting Range
22.50 km

Max  Locked Targets

Max Locked Targets
4

LADAR Sensor Strength

LADAR Sensor Strength
8 points

Signature Radius

Signature Radius
35 m

Scan Resolution

Scan Resolution
660 mm

Shield

Shield Capacity

Shield Capacity
450 HP

Shield Em Damage Resistance

Shield Em Damage Resistance
0 %

Shield Explosive Damage Resistance

Shield Explosive Damage Resistance
50 %

Shield Kinetic Damage Resistance

Shield Kinetic Damage Resistance
40 %

Shield Thermal Damage Resistance

Shield Thermal Damage Resistance
20 %

Shield recharge time

Shield recharge time
625 s

Armor

Armor Hitpoints

Armor Hitpoints
450 HP

Armor Em Damage Resistance

Armor Em Damage Resistance
60 %

Armor Explosive Damage Resistance

Armor Explosive Damage Resistance
10 %

Armor Kinetic Damage Resistance

Armor Kinetic Damage Resistance
25 %

Armor Thermal Damage Resistance

Armor Thermal Damage Resistance
35 %

Miscellaneous

Tech Level

Tech Level
1 Level

Rig Size

Rig Size
Small

 

Blueprint

Rifter Blueprint i Rifter Blueprint

Required skills

Primary Skill required
Minmatar Frigate Minmatar Frigate I
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command I

Variations

Tech I
i Rifter
Tech II
i Jaguar
i Wolf

Contents

Summary

The Rifter is the top tier combat ship of the Minmatar race. It is a flexible ship, with a balanced layout of 4/3/3, enabling to fit many different kinds of modules and fill in a large amount of roles.

The Rifter in PvP

The Rifter once was considered to be one of the best (if not the best) T1 combat frigate of choice for PvP activities. After the rebalancing of the whole T1 frigate line in the Inferno and following Expansions, it is a wide-spread opinion that it has lost this spot due to not receiving any significant changes besides a switch from a tracking bonus to a falloff bonus. The Rifter came out of the rebalancing process mostly unchanged and thus inferior to most other frigates which have either a superior slot layout or excel at a specific aspect, say speed or tank, while being on par with the Rifter in the other aspects.

See Also

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Minmatar Starships

Frigates Tech 1 Frigates: BurstSlasherVigilBreacherReaperRifterProbe | Faction Frigates: Republic Fleet Firetail
Tech 2 Assault Ships: WolfJaguar | Interceptors: StilettoClaw | Covert Ops: CheetahHound | Electronic Attack Ships: Hyena
Destroyers Tech 1 Destroyers: ThrasherTalwar
Tech 2 Interdictors: Sabre
Cruisers Tech 1 Cruisers: ScytheBellicoseStabberRupture | Faction Cruisers: Stabber Fleet IssueScythe Fleet Issue
Tech 2 Heavy Assault Ships: VagabondMuninn | Recon Ships: RapierHuginn | Heavy Interdictors: Broadsword | Logistics: Scimitar
Tech 3 Strategic Cruisers: Loki
Battlecruisers Tech 1 Combat Battlecruisers: CycloneHurricane | Attack Battlecruisers: Tornado | Faction Battlecruisers: Hurricane Fleet Issue
Tech 2 Command Ships: SleipnirClaymore
Battleships Tech 1 Battleships: TyphoonTempestMaelstrom | Faction Battleships: Typhoon Fleet IssueTempest Fleet IssueTempest Tribal Issue
Tech 2 Black Ops: Panther | Marauders: Vargur
Industrials Tech 1 Industrials: WreatheHoarderMammoth | Freighter: Fenrir
Tech 2 Transport Ships: Mastodon | Blockade Runners: Prowler | Jump Freighters: Nomad
Capitals Tech 1 Carrier: Nidhoggur | Dreadnought: Naglfar | Supercarrier: Hel | Titan: Ragnarok

Factions with unique Spacecraft

Amarr Empire Caldari State Gallente Federation Minmatar Republic Jove Empire Sisters of EVE Angel Cartel Blood Raider Covenant Guristas Pirates Sansha's Nation Serpentis Corporation