Frigates are the largest ships that can be piloted by players. They are considerably slower and less maneuverable than fighters, but much tougher. Frigates are at their best when supporting other ships, such as by repairing friendly ships, denying areas to the enemy and providing fire support from long range.
Frigates are divided in to three subclasses:
Engineers and Guards have four guns each, while Long Range are the only ships armed with six.