The Rifter is a very powerful combat frigate and can easily tackle the best Tech 2 frigates out there. It has gone through many radical design phases since its inauguration during
the Minmatar Rebellion. The Rifter has a wide variety of offensive and defensive capabilities, making it an unpredictable and deadly adversary to anyone in anything below a cruiser. Rifters are extremely fast, enabling them to orbit targets at extreme ranges while pounding them with missiles and artillery cannons. In addition to this, with its impressive 4-3-3 slot setup, a Rifter can mount an impressive shield and armor tank.