This Eve Online guide will cover the Rocket Launcher weapon group along with their rocket ammunition. These weapons are often favored by the Caldari and Amarr frigate sized vessels in Eve Online. Rockets are the shortest range of all the missiles and have the lowest damage, but the Rocket Launchers have the fastest fire rate, making these excellent modules to be fitted on small fast ships. In terms of affordability in Eve Online, these weapons are the cheapest missile options. Rockets can be made more effective through equipping Ballistic Control Systems, and Rocket Launchers are also capable of using Defender Missiles.
The Following ships in Eve Online give bonuses that benefit Rockets or Rocket Launchers; Anathema, Breacher, Buzzard, Caldari Navy Hookbill, Caracal, Caracal Navy Issue, Cerberus, Condor, Crow, Eris, Flycatcher, Hawk, Heretic, Heron, Inquisitor, Kestrel, Malediction, Onyx, Phoenix, Sacrilege, Vengeance. Pilots looking for skills to train to affect Rockets and their launchers in Eve Online should look to; Missile Bombardment, Missile Projection, Rockets, Target Navigation Prediction, Warhead Upgrades, Thermodynamics, Rapid Launch, Missile Launcher Operation, Advanced Weapon Upgrades. Finnaly, implants of these varieties can also affect Rockets; Zainou ‘Deadeye’, Zainou ‘Snapshot’.
Comparison of Rocket Launchers
Here is a reference list of abbreviations; rof = rate of fire, Cap = Ammo Capacity, PG = powergrid, HD = Heat Damage
Rocket Launcher I: 4.0 rof, 1.0 HD, 0.150m3 Cap, 15 CPU, 4 PG
‘Malkuth’ Rocket Launcher I: 3.8 rof, 1.0 HD, 0.160m3 Cap, 12 CPU, 4 PG
‘Limos’ Rocket Launcher I: 3.6 rof, 1.0 HD, 0.165m3 Cap, 14 CPU, 4 PG
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher: 3.4 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.175m3 Cap, 14 CPU, 4 PG
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I: 3.2 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.180m3 Cap, 13 CPU, 4 PG
Rocket Launcher II: 3.2 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.200m3 Cap, 17 CPU, 5 PG
Domination Rocket Launcher: 3.1 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.2025m3 Cap, 12 CPU, 4 PG
Republic Fleet Rocket Launcher: 3.1 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.2025m3 Cap, 12 CPU, 4 PG
True Sansha Rocket Launcher: 3.1 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.2025m3 Cap, 12 CPU, 4 PG
Caldari Navy Rocket Launcher: 2.8 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.225m3 Cap, 17 CPU, 3 PG
Dread Guristas Rocket Launcher: 2.8 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.225m3 Cap, 17 CPU, 3 PG
Khanid Navy Rocket Launcher: 2.8 rof, 0.8 HD, 0.225m3 Cap, 17 CPU, 3 PG
Rockets come in several varieties in Eve Online, Standard Rockets, Advanced Anti-Ship Rockets and Advanced Long Range Rockets. Each group of Rocket has 4 different ammo types available, each dealing one of the 4 damage types. For Eve Online pilots wishing to use the tech 2 rockets, they will need the following skills trained; Rocket Specialization level 1, Rockets level 5, Missile Launcher Operation level 5. These rockets will be compared below.
Shared Attributes: 70 HP, 85m/s explosion velocity, 20m explosion radius, 2 second flight time, 2,250 max velocity
Foxfire Rocket: 25 Thermal damage, 20 base shield, 16.25 base armor
Gremlin Rocket: 25 EM damage, 25 base shield, 10 base armor
Phalanx Rocket: 25 Explosive damage, 10 base shield, 22.5 base armor
Thorn Rocket: 25 Kinetic damage, 15 base shield, 18.75 base armor
Advanced Anti-Ship Rockets (Tech 2)
Shared Attributes: 70 HP, 82m/s explosion velocity, 30m explosion radius, 1.8 second flight time, 2,250 max velocity, 7% signature radius bonus.
Foxfire Rage Rocket: 32 Thermal damage, 25.6 base shield, 20.8 base armor
Gremlin Rage Rocket: 32 EM damage, 32 base shield, 12.8 base armor
Phalanx Rage Rocket: 32 Explosive damage, 12.8 base shield, 28.8 base armor
Thorn Rage Rocket: 32 Kinetic damage, 19.2 base shield, 24 base armor
Advanced Long Range Rockets (Tech 2)
Shared Attributes: 70 HP, 85m/s explosion velocity, 20m explosion radius, 2 second flight time, 3,375 max velocity, -7.5% maximum velocity penalty.
Foxfire Javelin Rocket: 22.5 Thermal damage, 18 base shield, 14.625 base armor
Gremlin Javelin Rocket: 22.5 EM damage, 22.5 base shield, 9 base armor
Phalanx Javelin Rocket: 22.5 Explosive damage, 9 base shield, 20.25 base armor
Thorn Javelin Rocket: 22.5 Kinetic damage, 13.5 base shield, 16.875 base armor
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