The Magnate-class frigate is one of the most decoratively designed ship classes in the Amarr Empire, considered to be a pet project for a small, elite group of royal ship engineers for over a decade. The frigate's design has gone through several stages over the past decade, and new models of the Magnate appear every few years.
Originally conceived as a VIP transport for Imperial heads of state, senior officials, and religious figures, the Magnate was designed as a ceremonial vessel for official state use, with production restricted to limited numbers for this purpose alone. But with time, the blueprint of this vessel was eventually re-engineered into a standard frigate-class vessel, which has developed a strong reputation as a particularly effective scouting and scanning platform.
While exploration-focused Tech I frigates as a whole provide bonuses to Scan Probe strength, Relic and Data Analyzer potency, and Salvager duration, the Magnate claims the best defenses in the group, as well as a rack of four low slots – in addition to having the largest cargohold of any frigate. This ship makes an ideal level 1 and 2 Distribution Mission runner, alongside being very potent for probing cosmic signatures and collecting materials from Data and Relic sites.
Standard Frigate Ship
Amarr Frigate I (16 Min)
Spaceship Command I (8 Min)
Total training time:
Amarr 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 - Magnate
This fit provides a strong foundation for exploration, covering all the basics of exploration – including Relic and Data Analyzers, a Probe Launcher and Probes, rigs for increasing their scanning power, and a Microwarpdrive, Inertia Stabilizers, and Nanofiber Internal Structures for mobility.