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Defiant Frigate
'Defiant' Frigate
A Level 37, 40-gun Huge Warship
Historical rating: 32-gun Fifth Rate
SAILING Sailing
These parameters determine how your ship sails.
Max Speed: Maximum Speed
How fast your ship can move in battles. Improving battle speed does not improve Open Sea speed.

Acceleration: Acceleration
Determines how fast the ship gains speed.

Deceleration: Deceleration
Determines how fast the ship loses speed. Lower values are better if you want to maintain speed, higher values are better if you want to stop quickly.

Turning (Fast): Fast Turn Rate
The Ship's turn rate in degrees per second. This is how fast the ship turns if it is moving at maximum speed.

Turning (Slow): Slow Turn Rate
The Ship's turn rate in degrees per second. This is how fast the ship turns if it is moving at a speed of at least 4 knots.

Turning Accel: Max Turning Acceleration
This shows how fast a ship accelerates into a turn. The higher the value, the faster the ship reaches its maximum turn rate.

Turning Decel: Min Turning Deceleration
Ships gradually suffer less deceleration as they turn. This shows a minimum amount of deceleration a ship has when turning. Lower numbers (relative to other acceleration stats) are better.

Best Point: Best Point
The wind angle at which the ship can attain its maximum speed. The wind comes from angle 0o, and angle 180o is running with the wind at your back.
SHIP
Capacity: Capacity
How many units of cargo the ship can hold.

O.S. Visibility: Open Sea Visibility
How far away other ships will spot you on the open sea.

O.S. Spotting: Open Sea Spotting
Increases your spotting range, allowing you to detect ships beyond their O.S. Visibility.

Crew: Crew
The maximum number of crew on your ship. Shows the fighting strength of your crew.

Target Tracking: Target Tracking
Reduces the accuracy penalties you suffer due to your movement and your target's movement. Improves your chance to hit fast moving ships.

17.25
1.46
2.75
8.48
4.75
6.75
8.30
135

135
75.0
0.0
170
16
37 ( Huge)
4
27,607
LEVEL (SIZE): Level and Size
The level required to use this ship, and the size of the hull.

DURABILITY: Durability
The number of ships you have left. Decreases by 1 whenever the ship is defeated in combat (with the exception of skirmish).

INSURANCE VALUE: Insurance Value
Amount of doubloons you will receive for this ship if she is sunk or scuttled.
HEALTH Health
The ship's Health stats show how much damage it can sustain.
Hull: Hull (Structure)
The internal structure of your ship. When your structure runs out, your ship sinks.

Port: Port (Left)
The ship's port armor. Armor facings protect the ship's hull.

Stbd: Starboard (Right)
The ship's starboard armor. Armor facings protect the ship's hull.

Bow: Bow (Front)
The ship's bow armor. Armor facings protect the ship's hull.

Stern: Stern (Rear)
The ship's stern armor. Armor facings protect the ship's hull.

Sails: Sails & Masts
Shows how much damage the ship's sails and masts can sustain. Ships lose speed as they take sail damage.
Integ. Integrity
The ship's Integrity stats show how much damage it can sustain.
1925
1350
1350
675
330
2300
DR Damage Reduction
Shows how much the ship's armor reduces the damage it receives.
-
7
7
6
5
5
MODIFIERS Modifiers
These change your chance to hit, chance to get hit and the damage you take.
Sails: Sails
Offense, defense and resistance values for your ship's sails and masts.

Crew: Crew
Offense, defense and resistance values for your ship's crew.

Bow: Bow (Front)
Offense, defense and resistance values for your ship's bow armor.

Stern: Stern (Rear)
Offense, defense and resistance values for your ship's stern armor.

Sides: Broadsides (Left & Right)
Offense, defense and resistance values for your ship's broadsides.

Grapple: Grappling
Grappling offense makes it easier to board ships. Grappling defense protects you against hostile boarding attempts.
OFF Offense
Offensive modifiers are a percentage increase to your chance to hit. The numbers here include any benefits from 'Accuracy, All' items.
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
DEF Defense
Defensive modifiers are a percentage decrease to the chance enemies will hit you. The numbers here include any benefits from 'Defense, All' items.
23.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
0.0
RES Resistance
Resistance is a percentage reduction in the damage you take.
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-
BATTERIES Batteries
The guns on your ship are divided into batteries. Guns within a single battery are identical and are controlled as a group.
Type Quantity & Weight
This shows number and size of the guns in the battery. Heavier guns do more damage, have longer range and penetrate armor better. Lighter guns reload faster and are better at dealing sustained damage against unarmored targets.
Reload Reload
The time it takes to reload the entire battery of guns, in seconds.
Damage Maximum Damage
This shows how much damage each cannon can do at minimum range using heavy round shot. Damage gradually decreases as your target gets farther away.
Range Maximum Range
This shows how far the cannons can fire heavy round shot. Other ammo types modify this range.
Acc Accuracy
This shows the cannon's percentage chance to hit a standard target at 200 or 400 yards away. The chance to hit is increased based on target size, and decreases based on movement.
200 / 400 Accuracy
This shows the cannon's percentage chance to hit a standard target at 200 or 400 yards away. The chance to hit is increased based on target size, and decreases based on movement.
Swivels: Swivel guns fire anti-personnel shot, spraying enemy decks with a lethal cloud of musket-balls. 6x 1/2lb 5.5s 8.0 125y -- / --
Topdeck:8x 9lb 24.5s 30.0 750y 148 / 156
Gundeck:24x 12lb 32.5s 33.0 750y 148 / 156
Aft guns: Guns in the back of the ship, also known as sternchasers. 2x 12lb 32.5s 33.0 750y 148 / 156
Polars
Upwind & Luffing
Close
Haul
Close
Haul
Beam
Reach
Beam
Reach
Broad
Reach
Broad
Reach
Running
25% - 35%
4.31 - 6.04 knots
45°
12.08 knots
70%
12.08 knots
70%
14.66 knots85%
85%14.66 knots
17.25 knots
100%
17.25 knots
100%
14.66 knots
85%
Open Sea Speed: 54
Information based on version 02.12.39.00 Current game version is 2.15.46.0
Versions:
02.10.57.00

Variants

Other variants of the Defiant:

History

HMS Unicorn was a 28-gun, Sixth Rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally ordered as a 24 gun ship to the draft of the French privateer Tyger. read more...

Strategy and Use

'Defiant' is the first heavy frigate that a player can access. It can be a useful ship to learn how to line fight in sluggish heavy warships before spending larger sums on bigger ships such as a Mercy or a ship of the line. It can also be effective for some missions, such as the higher level Naval Officer career missions, where the armor of a lighter frigate cannot hold up. For general leveling, smaller frigates like the Raa Mastercraft with faster reload are more effective. Most players will quickly outgrow the usefulness of this ship, and move on to bigger and better ships. Naval Officers interested in the Defiant should wait one level and instead get a 'Gallant' Naval Frigate using Magistrate's Commendations.

Tactics

'Defiant' has heavier guns than almost any other ship at its level, giving it an advantage in range and accuracy over the lighter frigates, snows, and other boats. On the other hand, her long reload rate and sluggish manueverability make her vulnerable to smaller vessels. If outfitted for speed, she can escape most heavy frigate groups.

Comparable Ships

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • +5 Sail Defense

Version History

(2.12.39.0) 2013-03-08

  • Changed Insurance Value
  • Changed Sailing, Range, and Accuracy Stats

Sources

  • HMS Unicorn [1]
  • HMS Unicorn (1748) [2]

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