I think we will have a lot of discussion here, these ships will be great for a lot of different things meaning people will be trying to tug them in a few different directions. That’s fine!

What we’re shooting for is ships that are themed around exploration and therefor make good platforms for a range of activities including probing, hacking, exploration combat sites, anoms, killing anom runners, spying on people, looking super sexy and generally being kind of awesome.

We’re supporting that model with things like:
Covert cloaks
Exploration role bonuses
Drone and laser weapon systems with large cargo and drone bays so that you don’t have to go home often
Extremely high ship agility
And more!

Anyways you guys can toy around with these specs and let me know what we missed or what you think would be better and I’ll try to make everyone happy (which is usually easy).





Role Bonus: 100% reduction in CPU requiement for cloaks
Role Bonus: 37.5% increase Scan Prob Strength (maybe this should be a rounder number? right now it follows the t1 bonus)
Role Bonus: +5 Virus strength for Relic and Data Analyzers

Can fit Cover Ops Cloaking devices

Amarr Frigate Bonus:
4% bonus to Armor Resists

Gallente Frigate Bonus:
20% bonus to drone hitpoints

Slot layout: 2H, 4M, 4L; 2 turrets, 0 launchers
Fittings: 32 PWG, 170 CPU
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 540 / 600 / 600
Capacitor (amount) : 430
Mobility (max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 312 / 2.87 / 975000 / 3.88s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 25 / 75
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 37km / 620 / 6
Sensor strength: 13
Signature radius: 35
Cargo Capacity: 210



Role Bonus: 50% reduction in Energy Turret capacitor need
Role Bonus: 37.5% increase Scan Prob Strength (maybe this should be a rounder number? right now it follows the t1 bonus)
Role Bonus: +5 Virus strength for Relic and Data Analyzers

Can fit Cover Ops Cloaking devices

Amarr Cruiser Bonus:
4% bonus to Armor Resists

Gallente Cruiser Bonus:
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints and damage

Slot layout: 5H, 5M, 5L; 4 turrets, 0 launchers
Fittings: 920 PWG, 400 CPU
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 1950 / 2400 / 2450
Capacitor (amount) : 1700
Mobility (max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 182 / .47 / 9350000 / 6.09s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 125 / 500
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 55km / 275 / 7
Sensor strength: 20
Signature radius: 150
Cargo Capacity: 550

[ Original Dev Post ]


  1. TheBrothersOfEve

    Yay for the female Gnosis!

    October 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm Reply
  2. Green Giant

    I hope they plan on giving 99% lowered CPU cost to cloaks on the cruiser, otherwise being able to fit the covert op cloak will be a running joke with its 10k CPU cost.

    October 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply
    1. TheBrothersOfEve

      Hope, but don’t bet on it.

      October 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm Reply
    2. Dark Distric

      In reality the tech2 covert ops cloaking device doesn’t have a 10k CPU fitting requirement, it has a 100 CPU fitting requirement, which is slightly less. Although I will admit it is very limited in fitting(especially in CPU), there are ways you could save CPU, like fitting AC’s over pulse(why I dislike the laser bonus), and using meta, and/or faction mods.

      October 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply
  3. Soulxlight

    Ummmm wow ? Look at the drone bay on that fenosis (Stratios). 125 bw and 500 bay . . . more than the ishtar and those bonuses. Depending on price that thing will replace ishtars in fleets and with the covert bonus well holyshit coverthotdropo’clock.

    October 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm Reply
    1. Provi Miner

      nice idea :)

      October 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm Reply
  4. mittensisgay

    Stratios to much like gnossis.. what about that ship that will allow other ppl to refit… like a mini carrier… gief exploration capital plox

    October 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm Reply
  5. Slothen

    time to train amarr cruiser 5. Although I expect the hulls to be quite expensive as LP will be the only source for them. I think it may be about time to move back out to pure blind…

    October 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply
  6. Guess

    sigh why the hell are they making them laser based boats ><

    October 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply
    1. Slothen

      if you look at the stats, they really don’t appear to be.

      October 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm Reply
      1. Slothen

        NEVERMIND my bad

        October 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm Reply
  7. Michael Meio

    Everything was peachy until the ships’ purpose was revealed:
    No new model as sexy as you can come with will ever hinder the minigame fail introd’ with Odyssey to exploration.
    EVE was much better without it but since you don’t have the reverse gear, it’s phukd’ further.

    October 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm Reply
  8. bupi

    Ouuch this cruiser would be such a badass NINJA DRONE ASSAULT ASSRAPE MACHINE… Jesus imagine the tears these things could generate in capable hands

    October 4, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply
  9. droljica

    Every1 to SOE agents, run missions tuill’ur eyes bleed.

    Rejoice :)

    October 4, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply
  10. HonorGod

    I am more discouraged every time I see post like this. I get it, most people want to blowup stuff and have the surges of adrenaline from getting away. A few of us do not, we just want to sit, mine, manufacture and make ISK. Seeing that nothing has changed, I will not be returning anytime soon with my Main Character Ahriman Gate or my other 4 toons. To bad for Eve, I was a Cash player at $100 bucks a month…

    October 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm Reply
    1. Stating the obvious

      In CCP’s eyes everyone is a cash player, unless CCP deems you run a fansite or you are a CSM then everyone pays for their accounts..

      October 5, 2013 at 12:40 am Reply
    2. sirbacon

      You do realize the ships are also for exploration right?

      October 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm Reply
    3. osbjmg

      So when you make ISK, what then? I get it to some degree, you feel good when you have a bankroll. But what good is it if there is nothing to spend it on? You have to have an eve occuptation, but what about eve fun?

      October 6, 2013 at 6:54 am Reply
    4. Just Saying...

      You sure are a broken record going on and on in every article…

      October 15, 2013 at 3:15 am Reply
    5. Avatar

      Yea cool, since you’re a joke and a troll, I’ll pay those $99 a month just so we never see your ugly face in New Eden, again.

      November 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply
  11. Andy Cap

    “cover ops” = COVERT OPS ffs.

    October 5, 2013 at 3:51 am Reply
  12. Rhoaden

    Am I the only person that sees the OP in this ??

    October 6, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply
    1. Danieleve

      OP? lol, how? absolutely no damage compared to the counterparts, they’re just a t1 ship too, so no extra sig radius reduction, i’m seeing maybe 120 dps out of the frigate, and 350 out of the cruiser…

      You cant instalock after decloaking either, they’re just like a helios, and how was helios not the same in comparison ? the only advantage they have is the drones which i wasn’t counting the dps towards cause it varies due to fitting.

      The cruiser is a laser boat too, so the tracking of that will be terrible.

      October 9, 2013 at 1:09 am Reply
  13. Tal Deus

    1 more high slot for a salvager would be awesome on the frig.

    October 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm Reply

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