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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Ship List Guide

Here is the complete list of warships that are currently available in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a game based on the eponymous board game that takes place in the Warhammer universe. This tactical space strategy took some of the mechanics from its original board game and harmoniously laced them with battles in real-time format.

As of now, the game has four factions: Imperial Navy, Chaos, Ork Pirates, and Eldar Corsairs. Each faction has its own fleet of spaceships, which you can take under your command. There are 46 warships available in the game that can be categorized into five different groups: Escort Ships, Light Cruisers, Cruisers, Battle Cruisers, and Battleships.

Escort Ships

There are 15 Escort Ships in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, which makes them the largest group of spaceships in the game. However, these ships are the smallest ones and, unlike other ships, they can’t gain any experience points or skills.

Cobra

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada cobra

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Torpedo Boat
Weapons: Forward Mounted Sub-macro Cannon Turret, Prow-mounted Torpedoes Launcher

This Imperium warship belongs to the Cobra class of Escort Ships. It is poorly armored, but is the fastest Escort in the Imperial battlefleet.

Firestorm

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada firestorm

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Hitter
Weapons: Light Double Macro-Turret, Light Prow Lance

The Firestorm class of ships usually has weak engines, but strong weapons, especially Prow Lance that can be deadly to other Escort Ships.

Sword

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada sword

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Jack-of-all-trades
Weapons: Light Double Macro-Turret

The Sword class is very similar to Firestorms ships, which means that they are small and fast. Sword Frigates are no threat to capital ships, but can deal enough damage to other Escort boats and civilian transport.

Widowmaker

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada widowmaker

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Torpedo Boat
Weapons: Prow Light Torpedo Launcher

Widowmaker is a sub-type of the Cobra class of warships equipped with experimental long-range scanners.

Iconoclast

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada iconoclast

Faction: Chaos
Type: Light Gun-boat
Weapons: Light Missile Pod Turret

The Iconoclast class of ships was designed by pirates, so it has almost no armor, but a ridiculous speed. It is perfect for scouting missions, but has absolutely no value in heavy combat.

Idolator

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada idolator

Faction: Chaos
Type: Light Lance-boat
Weapons: Light Missile Pod Turret, Light Prow Lance

Idolators are the most dangerous Escort Ships in the game. They’re fast, strong and one such boat can easily deal with the whole swarm of Imperial Firestorm warships.

Infidel

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada infidel

Faction: Chaos
Type: Torpedo Boat
Weapons: Light Missile Pod Turret, Prow Light Torpedo Launcher

The biggest advantage of Infidel destroyers is their upgraded armor, which is a rarity among Escort Ships. In combination with fast speed and strong weaponry Infidel easily becomes one of the best choices in the game.

Brute

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada brute

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Ram Ship
Weapons: Grot Prow Gunz

Ram Ships are especially effective when used in a group, when you can ram a bigger target from many different angles.

Onslaught

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada onslaught

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Attack Ship
Weapons: Grot Prow Gunz

Out of all Ork Pirate Escort Ships this one has the highest fire rate. However, its weapons can fire only in the forward direction.

Ravager

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada ravager

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Torpedo Boat
Weapons: Grot Prow Gunz, Prow Weak Torpedo Launcher

Just like Brute ships, Ravager boats are most effective when used as a group. If you can combine 5+ ships in one row and shoot simultaneously, you will have 10+ torpedoes hitting the unlucky target.

Savage

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada savage

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Gunship
Weapons: Heavy Kannon

Savage Gunships are equipped with two powerful cannons that can take out any big and slow ships. When only one such Heavy Kannon hits the target it can deal insane amounts of damage.

Aconite

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada aconite

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Frigate
Weapons: Light Prow Starcannon

These agile ships are best used in small groups that can easily get behind a large target and hit it with their highly powerful laser cannons.

Hellebore

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hellebore

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Frigate
Weapons: Prow Torpedo Launcher, Prow Starcannon, Prow Pulsar

This is the most heavily weaponized type of Escort Ships in the entire game. Although not too well armored, they have so much firepower that even Imperial light cruisers can’t compete with them.

Hemlock

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hemlock

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Destroyer
Weapons: Light Prow Starcannon, Prow Pulsar

Destroyers are tiny ships that mostly consist of a flying Pulsar Gun that are very vulnerable to any sorts of threats in combat.

Nightshade

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada nightshade

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Destroyer
Weapons: Light Prow Starcannon, Prow Light Torpedo Launcher

This type of Destroyers uses special Eldar Light Torpedoes that are highly sensitive to enemy targets, thus making them especially effective in close range combat.

Light Cruisers

Light Cruisers are slightly larger boats than Escort Ships that can also be upgraded and repaired if needed. In total there are 7 Light Cruisers in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.

Dauntless (Variant mk1)

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada dauntless mk1

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Scout and Skirmish Cruiser
Weapons: Heavy Prow Lance, Light Double Macro-Turret, Light Macro-Battery

Dauntless can be used either as an Escort Ship or a Scout Cruiser. Due to Heavy Prow Lance it is more effective at short and medium range combats against equally-sized ships.

Dauntless (Variant mk2)

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada dauntless mk2

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Scout and Skirmish Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Medium Torpedo Launcher, Light Double Macro-Turret, Light Macro-Battery

A slightly different modification of the Dauntless (Variant mk1), which has a Torpedo Launcher instead of a Lance. It is mostly used against large targets and usually in a long range combat.

Hellbringer (Variant mk1)

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hellbringer mk1

Faction: Chaos
Type: Light Carrier
Weapons: Heavy Macro-Turret, Ordnance Launch Bay

Hellbringers are the deadliest warships in their class. If upgraded properly and in time, they can become very fast and very dangerous in both short- and long-range combats.

Hellbringer (Variant mk2)

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hellbringer mk2

Faction: Chaos
Type: Light Carrier
Weapons: Heavy Macro-Turret, Lance Battery

This is a modified version of the Hellbringer (Variant mk1) that uses Lance Battery instead of Ordnance. However, it is no less dangerous than its elder brother.

Aurora

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada aurora

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Eldar Light Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Torpedo Launcher, Prow Pulsar

Aurora is light and fast, but is manual-fire only, which makes it a bit of a hard ship to control. However, if you can master the famous Eldar hit-and-run tactics, it can do no wrong.

Solaris

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada solaris

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Eldar Light Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Starcannon, Launch Bays

Solaris is a companion sister-ship to Aurora, which carries a slightly different set of weapons. There is basically no difference between the two, which is also the main reason why they are often confused in combat.

Basha

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada basha

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Ork Light Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Weak Torpedo Launcha, Lotsa' Gunz

This Cruiser has a very strong Torpedo Launcher that can destroy any type of Escort Ship with just a few successive hits.

Cruisers

Cruisers are larger iterations of Light Cruisers and they are also more numerous. Overall there are 11 Cruisers in the game.

Dictator

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada dictator

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Light Carrier
Weapons: Prow Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Macro-Battery, Ordnance Launch Bay

Dictator is a hybrid of Light Carrier and Light Cruiser, which was designed to escort larger ships on long range cruises that could also protect their commanding ships more effectively than typical smaller escorts.

Dominator

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada dominator

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Cruiser
Weapons: Nova Cannon, Macro-Battery

This heavy ship can’t boast with speed or armor, but its Nova Cannon is one of the most terrifying weapons that a warship of this class could carry. Dominator is especially useful in situations when you need to destroy a few larger targets.

Gothic

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada gothic

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Lance Battery

This is another Heavy Cruiser in the Imperial fleet that is designed for the purposes of inflicting loads of damage to enemy warships by piercing through their armor with a number of Torpedoes and Lance Batteries.

Lunar

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada lunar

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Lance Battery, Macro-Battery

Lunar class of cruisers is one of the most numerous, cheap and versatile warships in the entire game. So, if you have a hole in your fleet that you need to fill, strongly consider Lunar Cruisers over any other choices.

Tyrant

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tyrant

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Plasma Macro-Battery

Tyrants carry experimental Plasma-based cannons that were designed to hit more distant targets than what usual Macro-Batteries couldn’t reach. These Cruisers also show good results in close-range knife combats.

Carnage

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada carnage

Faction: Chaos
Type: Fire Support Vessel
Weapons: Heavy Macro-Turret, Macro-Battery, Heavy Missile Pod Turret

The name Carnage is not incidental, as these ships were created to massively destroy squadrons of small Escort Ships. Heavy Macro-Turret and Macro-Battery are perfect for these types of missions.

Devastation

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada devastation

Faction: Chaos
Type: Heavy Raider
Weapons: Lance Battery, Macro-Turret, Ordnance Launch Bay, Missile Pod Turret

This is a very similar design to the Hellbringer Light Cruiser, but with more weapons and armor. They can be well upgraded and will destroy almost any type of target.

Murder

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada murder

Faction: Chaos
Type: Lance Boat
Weapons: Heavy Prow Lance, Macro-Battery

Murder is a slightly weaker version of Lunar class of Cruisers. However, its Battery is a huge threat to any smaller Escort Ship or Light Cruiser.

Slaughter

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada slaughter

Faction: Chaos
Type: Damage-Dealer
Weapons: Macro-Turret, Twin-Linked Battery, Missile Pod Turret

Another experimental vessel with a new type of hybrid weapons that are based on a Fusion power plant, which makes its Batteries very effective in a mid-range combat.

Shadow

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada shadow

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Eldar Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Starcannon, Prow Torpedo Launcher

Shadow is arguably the fastest and most maneuverable Cruiser in the game. However, it is mostly useful in close combat only, and if needed it can outrun almost any other similar ship.

Terror

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada terror

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Heavy Carrier
Weapons: Prow Gunz, Prow Torpedo Launcha, Lotsa' Gunz

Terror is a larger, bulkier version of Basha. Almost every department of Terror is optimized except of the speed. It is perfect for ramming tactics in close combat.

Battle Cruisers

Large, long-range warships that can be used in almost any role from cruisers to destroyers. There are 7 Battle Cruisers in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.

Mars

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada mars

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Jack-of-all-trades
Weapons: Nova Cannon, Lance Turret, Ordnance Launch Bay, Macro-Battery

Mars has an impressive set of weaponry on its board, especially Nova Cannon that can deal devastating damage to any other warship. It is mostly used for long-range attacks.

Overlord

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada overlord

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Lance Turret, Plasma Macro-Battery

A companion-ship to Mars, but designed specifically for close-range combat. Overlord has almost no disadvantages with both well balanced armor and weaponry.

Acheron

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada acheron

Faction: Chaos
Type: Advanced Lance Boat
Weapons: Lance Battery, Lance Turret, Heavy Missile Pod Turret, Heavy Macro-Turret

Basically, Acheron is a redesigned Cardinal ship with better Lances that have a more efficient heating distribution system, which helps them save a lot of energy in the course of combat.

Hades

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hades

Faction: Chaos
Type: Brawler
Weapons: Heavy Prow Lance, Lance Turret, Macro-Battery

Hades is very similar to Carnage class of ships with a slightly better armor, Lance battery and powerplant.

Styx

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada styx

Faction: Chaos
Type: Dedicated Carrier
Weapons: Super Heavy Macro-Turret, Lance Turret, Ordnance Launch Bay, Super Heavy Missile Pod Turret

If you want to add serious firepower to your Chaos fleet, then Styx is the best choice. It is basically a Hellbringer with double the amount of weapons.

Eclipse

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada eclipse

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Attack Carrier
Weapons: Prow Starcannon, Launch Bays, Prow Pulsar

Eclipse is the deadliest carrier in the game. It can quickly deploy its Darkstar fighters and Eagle bombers and then disappear from the frontline in a blink of an eye.

Hammer

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada hammer

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Ork Battle Cruiser
Weapons: Prow Gunz, Prow Torpedo Launcha, Lotsa' Gunz

Hammer is an almost identical twin of the Terror class of ships. The only difference is that it has a second row of Prow Gunz and three more turrets.

Battleships

This is the largest and most resilient class of warships in the game. As of now, there are 6 Battleships in the game.

Emperor

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada emperor

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Flagship
Weapons: Heavy Macro-Turret, Ordnance Launch Bay, Heavy Plasma Macro-Battery

Emperor, just like any other Imperial Flagship, carries Plasma Cannons that can turn into dust the whole squadrons of Light Cruisers and Escort Ships. It is also one of the most ancient ships in the game’s lore.

Retribution

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada retribution

Faction: Imperial Navy
Type: Heavy Brawler
Weapons: Plasma Macro-Battery, Lance Turret, Prow Super Heavy Torpedo Launcher

With a massive amount of armor and heavy weaponry, Retribution can answer any type of threat. It is so powerful that it can alone withstand a fleet of attackers without any additional support.

Desolator

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada desolator

Faction: Chaos
Type: Super-Heavy Lance Boat
Weapons: Prow Super Heavy Torpedo Launcher, Merged Lance Battery, Super Heavy Missile Pod Turret

Desolator is a great long-range Lance Boat that can most effectively utilize its lances and batteries on much larger distances than any other Battleship.

Despoiler

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada despoiler

Faction: Chaos
Type: Heavy Attack Carrier
Weapons: Super Heavy Lance Battery, Ordnance Launch Bay, Lance Turret, Heavy Macro Cannon Battery

Just like Desolator, Despoiler is a long-range Attack Carrier that can also be either a good raiding or an escort vessel.

Voidstalker

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada voidstalker

Faction: Eldar Corsairs
Type: Eldar Battleship
Weapons: Launch Bays, Heavy Prow Starcannon, Heavy Prow Pulsar

The only Battleship in the Eldar fleet is also the largest one. It carries a great variety of weapons and is as maneuverable as any other Eldar Escort or Cruiser.

Dethdeala

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada deathdeala

Faction: Ork Pirates
Type: Ork Battleship
Weapons: Prow Gunz, Prow Torpedo Launcha, Lotsa' Gunz

A significantly larger and more heavily weaponized version of Hammer Battle Cruiser. This one can carry as many Gunz as you want or simply be a huge carrier – it will do the job well in both cases.

Tindalos Interactive, the game’s developer, will be releasing more new factions in the future. The additional content will add a group of new and exciting warships to the already impressive roster that is available in the game, so stay tuned.

Come back soon for more Battlefleet Gothic: Armada guides at GameSkinny!

Published May. 15th 2016

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