Merlin | EVE Online

Merlin

Initially designed as a durable, lightweight attack vessel, the Merlin has evolved over the years from a versatile gunnery support frigate into a focused and exceptionally deadly Hybrid weapons platform at any range of engagement. From long range to up-close combat, the Merlin presents as an incredibly difficult target to break due to its formidable defensive capabilities.

This ship balances offense with passive defense, providing bonuses to both Hybrid Weaponry and the resistances of its shields – and though it may be slower than other frigates, its attack power and tank number among the best in its class, making it ideal for level 1 Security Missions, fleet combat, or for use as tackle – fitting Stasis Webs or Warp Disruptors.

With a bonus to the outright damage output of all Hybrid weapons, combined with its potential to fit an extremely effective tank for a frigate, the Merlin can be easily configured to make use of either Blasters OR Railguns – coming in close for Blasters while still keeping up defenses, or keeping at reasonable range with Railguns, staying out of distance of enemy guns. A fleet of Merlins and shield logistics ships, such as the Bantam, can be a force to be reckoned with.

Ship info:

Empire:

Caldari

Class:

Standard Frigate Ship

Required Skills:

Caldari Frigate I (16m)

Spaceship Command I (8m)

Total training time:

25m

Max Speed:

310 m/sec

Health Points

Shield:

500

Armor:

350

Hull:

400

Total:

1250

Bonuses:

  • 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage
  • 4% bonus to all shield resistances

Fits - Merlin

  • AIR Caldari Soldier of Fortune
  • AIR Caldari Enforcer

Activities

Certified skill plan

Soldier of Fortune

Faction Militia

Certified skill plan

Soldier of Fortune

Pirate

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