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Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Starships of the Galaxy

Ardent-Class Fast Frigate

One of the fastest Capital Ships in the Imperial fleet, the Ardent-Class Fast Frigate produced by Kuat Drive Yards is aggressively used by Imperial tacticians as a means of disrupting enemy fleet formations. One effective Imperial strategy is to send several Ardent-Class Fast Frigates into enemy picket lines at strategically chosen weak points, at which point the fast frigates provide wedges that break up defense screens and allow other Imperial ships to move in and fill the gaps. The Ardent-Class Fast Frigate relies on impressive shields to execute this strategy.

Despite its excellent shielding, Ardent-Class Fast Frigates tend to suffer high amounts of damage in most ship-to-ship engagements due to the sheer number of attacks directed at them. The commanders of Ardent-Class Fast Frigates tend to be men and women with nerves of ice, as maintaining cool under heavy fire is key to this ship's primary strategy.

 Ardent-Class Fast Frigate Statistics (CL 19) Edit

Colossal (Frigate) Capital Ship

Initiative: +0; Senses: Perception +6

Defense Edit

Reflex Defense: 18 (Flat-Footed 14), Fortitude Defense: 38; +14 Armor, Vehicular Combat

Hit Points: 1,200; Damage Reduction: 15; Shield Rating 160; Damage Threshold: 138

Offense Edit

Speed: Fly 4 Squares (Starship Scale)

Ranged: Heavy Turbolaser, Batteries (5) +15* (See Below)

Ranged: Medium Turbolaser, Batteries (3) +15* (See Below)

Ranged: Medium Laser Cannon, Point-Defense, Batteries (5) +11 (See Below)

Ranged: Tractor Beam, Batteries (2) +9* (See Below)

Fighting Space: 1 Square (Starship Scale); Total Cover

Base Attack Bonus: +2; Grapple: +66

Attack Options: Autofire (Medium Laser Cannon, Point-Defense, Batteries), Focused Fire (1 Square)

Special Actions: Tactical Fire (See below)

*Apply a -20 penalty on attacks against targets smaller than Colossal size.

Abilities Edit

Strength: 66, Dexterity: 18, Constitution: -, Intelligence: 20

Skills: Initiative +0, Mechanics +6, Perception +6, Pilot +0, Use Computer +6

Ship Statistics Edit

Crew: 1,400 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: 200 (Troops)

Cargo: 5,000 Tons; Consumables: 1 Year; Carried Craft: 12 Predator-Class Starfighters

Hyperdrive: Class 1 (Backup Class 12), Navicomputer

Availability: Military; Cost: Not available for sale

Weapon Systems Edit

Heavy Turbolaser, Battery (5 Gunners) Edit

Attack Bonus: +15 (-5 against targets smaller than Colossal size), Damage: 7d10x5

Medium Turbolaser, Battery (5 Gunners) Edit

Attack Bonus: +15 (-5 against targets smaller than Colossal size), Damage: 5d10x5

Medium Laser Cannon, Point-Defense, Battery (5 Gunners) Edit

Attack Bonus: +11 (+6 Autofire), Damage: 4d10x2

Tractor Beam, Battery (5 Gunners) Edit

Attack Bonus: +9 (-11 against targets smaller than Colossal size), Damage: - (Grapple +66)

Tactical Fire Edit

As a Standard Action, a Ardent-Class Fast Frigate can forgo all attacks to provide Tactical Fire to all adjacent squares. Enemy ships within that area take a -1 penalty on attack rolls and a -1 penalty to all Defenses.

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