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.
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Minmatar Frigate I
Spaceship Command I
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.
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Rifter with new turret animations
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