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The Viper is a highly maneuverable Frigate.


The Viper is the second fastest Frigate in the game. This ship is good for distracting Starbase Turrets. It is also one of the few ships to be almost completely white in color, aside from one main faction-colored stripe in the middle.


The Viper has a simple interior, with only a pilot's seat, a small black and grey cylinder without a known use, and a tiny screen showing a gyroscope-like readout.


  • Extremely high mobility, one of the highest in the game if you don't consider Admin ships or the Coal Wasp.
  • High shield firepower for a Frigate.
  • One of the best choices for a distraction while sieging and can be used to change the tide of war.


  • No Turrets.
  • Low hull and shields.
  • Weak against hull.
  • One of the most expensive Frigates in the game at this current state.
  • The change in the way bases target ships has caused the Viper to be useless for distracting bases.


  • It is very good for attacking Battleships and Dreadnoughts from below and dodging all return fire.
  • It is an excellent choice whenever speed and small size are key.
  • Great at attacking siege ships when defending your base.
  • If you go to the height limit of the map and warp to an enemy base, you can give some support fire to a siege.
  • A good choice for scouting bases before an attack by outrunning base Turrets.
  • The heaviest of armies will fail to outrun you at top speed.
  • Abuse your size in retreat situations.


  • It is a replica of the Viper Mark II from "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
  • It is a popular ship for newer players.
  • rcouret's favorite ship.
  • Has two event reskins, the Patriotic Viper and the Golden Viper.
  • Used to be the second fastest ship in the game at a maximum 330 speed, just behind the Dragonfly's 380; however, as of update .66b, it is now slower than the Draco and many fighters.
  • Used to be one of the most popular ships to distract Starbase's.
  • Often used to lure bosses to friendly bases due to its speed.
Render of studio model. Note the faction color patterns on wings are not present in-game.
Viper Mark II from "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.