Designed exclusively by the Ishukone Corporation and immediately put into service with the Caldari Navy as a scouring and reconnaissance vessel after completing its flight trials, the Heron excels as an intelligence-gathering and astrometric acquisition platform.
With the ability to field three Light Drones and carry four more in reserve, as well as the option to fit two Hybrid weapon or Missile Launcher modules, the Heron is a versatile little frigate, but has no offensive bonuses nor particularly effective defenses – instead designed to specialize in the fields of scouting and scanning.
While exploration-focused Tech I frigates as a whole provide bonuses to Scan Probe strength, Relic and Data Analyzer potency, and Salvager duration, the Heron boasts a whopping five med slots, allowing it to fit scanning upgrade modules, Cargo Scanners or even Shield Extenders at its pilot’s leisure alongside its Analyzers – making it an ideal platform for scanning down targets, be them Cosmic Signatures or even other Capsuleers, if using Combat Scan Probes and hunting in a group.
Standard Frigate Ship
Caldari Frigate I (16m)
Spaceship Command I (8m)
Total training time:
Caldari Frigate Bonuses (Per skill level)
- 7.5% bonus to Core and Combat Scanner Probe strength
- 5% reduction in Salvager duration
- 5+ bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength
Fits - Heron
- Academy Heron
- AIR Caldari Explorer