Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Starships of the Galaxy
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
Speed: Fly 4 Squares (Starship Scale)
Special Actions: Tactical Fire (See below)
*Apply a -20 penalty on attacks against targets smaller than Colossal size.
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 1,400 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: 200 (Troops)
Availability: Military; Cost: Not available for sale
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +15 (-5 against targets smaller than Colossal size), Damage: 7d10x5
Attack Bonus: +15 (-5 against targets smaller than Colossal size), Damage: 5d10x5
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.