In this article, we will try to present the best Ships in the EVE Online Universe. Whether you are new to the game, or if you are already an experienced pilot, you should understand one thing; there is no single 'the best' ship in EVE Online. All different types of ships have entirely different purposes, and even among the same class of ships, different ships may excel at different things, while being useless for other purposes. For this very reason, we have divided our list of the best Ships in multiple subcategories and determined what the best ships for different tasks are. Also, our personal preferences had a significant impact on the choice of ships. Then again, things that work for us and our corporation may be different for other players and corporations.
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The Best Tech one ships
Tech one (T1) ships are the cheapest ships, making them also the easiest to replace. They are also the easiest to train for, and the majority of EVE Online players uses them. They are perfect for solo roaming the galaxy, learning PvP, and engaging in combat with less prepared foes. In comparison to Tech two ships, they are also much more well-rounded and may serve various purposes and allow multiple module options.
Merlin - the best T1 Frigate
Thrasher - the best T1 Destroyer
Vexor - the best T1 Cruiser
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Brutix - the best T1 Battlecruiser
Dominix - the best T1 Battleship
The Best Tech two ships
Tech two (T2) ships, in terms of power, effectiveness and technological advancement, are far more superior to Tech one. They also require much more skills and training, which makes them less common among casual players. Tech two ships' specialization is much more diversified; each ship class has several different sub-types of ships which are designated to complete different tasks, and play different roles in both PvP and PvE.
Taranis - the best T2 Frigate
Sabre - the best T2 Destroyer
Curse - the best T2 Cruiser
Absolution - the best T2 Battlecruiser
Vargur - the best T2 Battleship
The Best Tech three, Faction, and capital ships
This section will include the best Tech three, Faction, Pirate, and capital ships. These are the most technologically advanced types of ships in EVE Online. They can play various roles in both PvE and PvP which makes it extremely hard to evaluate, but we tried to pick the best ships of each of the following categories based on popularity and general performance. If you are more advanced EVE Online player you will eventually find out which ships are the best for your needs, your Corporation or your current fleet's composition.
Jackdaw - the best T3 Destroyer
Astero - the best Pirate Faction Ship
Caldari Navy Hookbill - the best Faction Frigate
Ship: Caldari Navy Hookbill
Scythe Fleet Issue - the best Faction Cruiser
Ship: Scythe Fleet Issue
Brutix Navy Issue - the best Faction Battlecruiser
Ship: Brutix Navy Issue
Megathron Navy Issue - the best Faction Battleship
Ship: Megathron Navy Issue
Zealot - the best Heavy Assault Cruiser
Apostle - the best Force Auxiliary
Nidhoggur - the best Carrier
Naglfar - the best Dreadnought
Nyx - the best Supercarrier
Ragnarok - the best Titan
The Best industrial ships
While there are not many Industrial ships out there, and with nearly no competition for specific ships, it may be impossible to determine the best Industrial ships. However, Industrial ships are what makes the EVE Online Universe go round, and we have decided to include them on our list. Their activity funds everything in the game, starting from your very first Frigate, up to multi-billion fleets that clash in exciting massive-scale battles.
Retriever - the best Mining Barge
Orca - the best Industrial Command Ship
Rorqual - the best Industrial Ship
Let us know what you think about this list. And if you don't agree with our choices for the best Ships in EVE Online, keep in mind that our list was based on our personal preferences, in-game experience, and each vessels' popularity among EVE Online community. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments below.
Pictures used in this article are the intellectual property of CCP Games.With a manegerie of ships flying across the galaxies of EVE, one can get confused easily with the various names that each faction/class/race has for their own vessels( given the fact that each of them own ALOT of vessels at the same time). For better identification, here is a list of names of ship types with their race specific names:
Tech Level I
Basically the ship for beginners, with basic weaponry and mining tools, most commonly used for tutorial missions.
Amarr - Impairor
Caldari - Ibis
Gallente - Velator
Minmatar - Reaper
Light, fast but fragile. Based on quick combat maneuvers, and highly effective in large numbers. Best used to 'disable' large ship classes by using the correct equipment[i.e. draining, scrambling warp engines and tackling(webbing)].
Amarr - Tormentor, Executioner, Crucifier, Punisher, Inquisitor
Caldari - Bantam, Condor, Griffin, Heron, Merlin, Kestrel
Gallente - Navitas, Atron, Maulus, Imicus, Incursus, Tristan
Minmatar - Burst, Slasher, Vigil, Probe, Rifter, Breacher
Designed specifically for Anti-frigate warfare, the destroyer has high number of turret slots but low rate of fire. With mediocre armor and fire power, destroyers are able to take out frigates easily but are ineffective against larget ship classes.
Amarr - Coercer
Caldari - Comorant
Gallente - Catalyst
Minmatar - Thrasher
Multi-functional vessels, larger and slower, but with a more durable armor. Able to mount more damaging weapons that a destroyer, can be used for combat or even cargo shipping and mining.
Amarr - Arbitrator, Augoror, Maller, Omen
Caldari - Blackbird, Osprey, Moa, Caracal
Gallente - Celestis, Exequror, Thorax, Vexor
Minmatar - Bellicose, Scythe, Rupture, Stabber
Designed for cargo transport( comparatively large cargo hold). Mostly require armed escorts but the module slot layouts provide for sneaky ambush tactics.
Amarr - Sigil, Bestower
Caldari - Badger, Badger Mark II
Gallente - Iteron, Iteron Mark II, Iteron Mark III, Iteron Mark IV, Iteron Mark V
Minmatar - Wreathe, Hoarder, Mammoth
Battlecruisers serve as fleet command in small scale battles, with gang assist modules, boosting the offensive and defensive capabilities of the fleet. With a larger damage output than Cruisers, and defence, they are more favored than the Destroyers. The disadvantage will be the decreased maneuverability.
Amarr - Prophecy, Harbinger
Caldari - Ferox, Drake
Gallente - Brutix. Myrmidon
Minmatar - Cyclone, Hurricane
Battleships are staple to every fleet, although slower, they are more durable with the ability to mount impressive firepower with large sized weaponry.
Amarr - Armageddon, Apocalypse, Abaddon
Caldari - Scorpion, Raven, Rokh
Gallente - Dominix, Megathron, Hyperion
Minmatar - Typhoon, Tempest, Maelstrom
Tech Level II
Tech Level II ships are modified versions of the Tech Level I ships, adopting the original outlook but with improved modules, engines, and colour. With improved capabilities, they are usually modified to fit a specialized role in a team, thus limiting their userbility only to that specific field of use.
Modified versions of the frigates, with mounted cloaking systems, enables them to vanish when thretenend and warp while being cloaked. Usually equipped with Electric Warfare, they are effective in larger groups as scouts and other tactical use. Stealth bombers are able to mount on battleship class missile launchers, allowing to to surprise the enemy with masssive damage.
Amarr - Anathema(Crucifier - Covert Ops), Purifier(Inquisitor - Steatlh Bomber)
Caldari - Buzzard(Heron - Covert Ops), Manticore(Kestrel - Steath Bomber)
Gallente - Helios(Maulus - Covert Ops), Nemesis(Tristan - Stealth Bomber)
Minmatar - Cheetah(Vigil - Covert Ops), Hound(Breacher - Stealth Bomber)
Frigates modified with heavy firepower and higher durability, with decreased speed.
Amarr - Retribution(Punisher), Vengeance(Punisher)
Caldari - Harpy(Merlin), Hawk(Merlin)
Gallente - Enyo(Incursus), Ishkur(Incursus)
Minmatar - Wolf(Rifter), Jaguar(Rifter)
Modified frigates designed for high speed dogfights, perfect for swarming larger classes and pinning them down, providing ample time for reinforcements to arrive.
Amarr - Crusader(Executioner - Damage), Malediction(Executioner - Tackling)
Caldari - Crow(Condor - Damage), Raptor(Condor - Tackling)
Gallente - Taranis(Atron - Damage), Ares(Atron - Tackling)
Minmatar - Claw(Slasher - Damage), Stiletto(Slasher - Tackling)
Eve Online List Of ShipsInterdictors
An upgraded Destroyer, with no penalties on rate of fire, and increased speed. Their main purpose is launching a Warp Interdiction sphere, prevent warping in a radius for a time period. A 'staple' for fleet combat, as they fcan pin down entire fleets for extended periods of time.
Amarr - Heretic(Coercer)
Caldari - Flycatcher(Comorant)
Gallente - Eric(Catalyst)
Minmatar - Sabre(Thrasher)
Heavy Assault Ships
A.k.a. Heavy Assault Cruisers(HAC), are the best solo combat ships available. Equiped with heavy fire power, strong defences with vastly increased damage resistances, and add in the element of speed.
Amarr - Sacrilege(Maller), Zealot(Omen)
Caldari - Cerberus(Caracal), Eagle(Moa)
Gallente - Deimos(Thorax), Ishtar(Vexor)
Minmatar - Muninn(Rupture), Vagabond(Stabber)
Designed exclusively to aid teammates in combat, these cruisers have bonuses to remote repairing and boosting.
Amarr - Guardian(Auguror)
Caldari - Basilisk(Osprey)
Gallente - Oneiros(Exequror)
Minmatar - Scimitar(Scythe)
Divided into 2 sub-classes : Combat Recon and Force Recon. Force Recon ships can be equiped with cloaking modules and strong Electronic Warfare bonuses. Combat Recons are more offensive, similiar to the Force recon but with added bonuses for weapon systems.
Amarr - Curse(Arbitartor - Combat), Pilgrim(Arbitrator - Force)
Caldari - Rook(Blackbird - Combat), Falcon(Blackbird - Force)
Gallente - Lachesis(Celestis - Combat), Arazu(Celestis - Force)
Minmatar - Huginn(Bellicose - Combat), Rapier(Bellicose - Force)
Modified versions of the battlecruiser designed to command and assist operations with 2 sub-classes: Field and Fleet Command. Field Command Ships may use one 'gang assistance' module, and have strong defences and offensive capabilities. Fleet Commands are more limited in offence but have increased defensive capabilities, and are able to use 3 'gang assistance' modules.
Amarr - Absolution(Prophecy - Field), Damnation(Prophecy - Fleet)
Caldari - Nighthawk(Ferox - Field), Vulture(Ferox - Fleet)
Gallente - Astarte(Brutix - Field), Eos(Brutix - Fleet)
Minmatar - Sleipnir(Cyclone - Field), Claymore(Cyclone - Fleet)
Modifed versions of the Industrial class, designed to haul cargo through low-security systems. With high defences its increases the survivability of ship. Divided into 2 sub-classes: The Blockade Runner - very fast with resistance to warp disruption; and the Deep Space Transport - slower with enlarged cargo space and high defence.
Amarr - Impel(Bestower - Deep Space), Prorator(Sigil - Blockade)
Eve Online Alpha Ships List- Bustard(Badger Mark II - Deep Space), Crane(Badger - Blockade)
Gallente - Occator(Iteron Mark III - Deep Space), Viator(Iteron Mark I - Blockade)
Minmatar - Mastodon(Mammoth - Deep Space), Prowler(Wreathe - Blockade)
Designed for major operations and usually found in medium or large player owned corporations due to the expensive price. Best used in fleet operations due to many vulnerabilities.
Largest cargo ships available, with 40 times more holding space than the best Industrial classes. This makes them a valuable asset to corporations for large scale transporations as they can even transport packaged ships.
Amarr - Providence
Caldari - Charon
Gallente - Obelisk
Minmatar - Fenrir
Capable of mounting capital sized weaponry and with high defensive capababilities, Dreadnoughts are designed for extended sieges and static installations, i.e. starbases or spacestations. Dreadnoughts require fleet support due to limited capabilities against large number of smaller class ships. They also come with the siege mode ability, sacrificing mobility for 4 times their original offensive and defensive capabilities.
Eve Online Alpha Ship ListAmarr - Revelation
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Caldari - Phoenix
Gallente - Moros
Minmatar - Naglfar
Main offensive capabilities revolve around the deployment of super-heavy combat drones called fighters. They also come with bonuses to remote repairing. Carrier are able to operate fighters remotely, allowing them to provide support away from the frontline. Also capable of carrying frigates, and comes with a small corporate hangar.
Amarr - Archon
Caldari - Chimera
Gallente - Thanatos
Minmatar - Nidhoggur
Having similiar functions, Motherships are set apart by the increased capacity and as well as complete immunity to Electronic Warfare. Equiped with a items hanger to store combat equipment, they also cotnain a ship within. Besides that, they have cloning vats, allowing rebirth for allied pilots.
Amarr - Aeon
Caldari - Wyvern
Gallente - Nyx
Minmatar - Hel
Able to perform the same fleet functions and support roles as the Mothership, and being the only capital ship to cteate jump portals which enables escort and support ships to move from system to system without a stargate. Although they come with weaker offence and defence, the Titan has a capital sized Superweapon capable of destroying entire fleets of battleships with one shot - at the disadvantage of a one hour recharge time and 10 minutes restriction for jumping.
Amarr - Avatar
Caldari - Leviathan
Gallente - Erebus
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