Sins of a Solar Empire
Garda Flak Frigate


Cost: Credits375 Metal40 Crystal25
Build Time: 35 seconds.
Uses: 4 supply.
Hull: 765
Repair: 1
Shields: 405
Regeneration: 2
Max Mitigation: 60%
Experience value: 34
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
(Anti Very Light)
3 / 3 / 3 / 3
Range: 4400
Weapon Banks: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
Strong vs. fighter strike craft.
A light frigate armed with many rapid firing light weapons, it excels in area defense vs strike craft.
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The Garda Flak Frigate is the TEC's Anti-Strike Craft Frigate.


While heavily armored against attack, the Garda's primary role is to defend against enemy fighter and bomber wings. Its forward and aft mounted autocannons can quickly shred through the lightly armored craft. Against larger targets, like frigates, the Garda stands little chance.


Like all flak frigates, the Garda is effective both at attacking enemy Strike Craft and at engaging targets with Light Armor, such as Long Range Frigates they are also highly effective at fighting Corvettes. Although the flak frigates have very high listed DPS, the number listed is for when all 4 banks of the frigate are firing continuously (on the front, back, and sides). As such, flak frigates are most effective against enemy LRF when you fly your frigates directly into the center of their formation so that all banks can fire. Due to repair cruisers and passive hull and shield regeneration, for the Garda to be effective, it should be in a large group of 20 or more (preferably 30 or so), else the spread-out distribution of damage will be a serious problem.

A large group of Gardas will do immense amounts of damage against enemy LRF swarms in this manner, but be careful: using Gardas most effectively requires a significant amount of micromanagement. In addition, they should probably be ordered to Hold Position so they don't stop attacking the enemy LRF and go chasing a stray enemy fighter squadron halfway across the gravity well.

However, against any target other than strike craft, corvettes, or light-armor frigates, the Garda does next to no damage, even in large numbers. As such, to defend against the enemy from building an Orkulus on one of your planets, or to defend against enemy capital ships, one should usually build Gardas in large numbers only when one already has a good number of corvettes or heavy cruisers already built.

Ship Info[]

Ship Type: Frigate
Primary Role: Anti-Fighter / Anti-Bomber
Shield Power: Low
Hull Points: Low
Armor Level: High
Armor Type: Heavy
Antimatter: None
Weapons: 2 x Front / Rear Mounted Light AutoCannons;
2 x Port / Starboard Mounted Light AutoCannons
Compliment: 300

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Tactics Management

Strike Craft: TEC FighterTEC Bomber
Corvettes: Shriken Corvette (Loyalist) • Stilat Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Arcova Scout FrigateCobalt Light FrigateJavelis LRM FrigateKrosov Siege FrigateGarda Flak FrigateProtev Colony Frigate
Cruisers: Percheron Light CarrierHoshiko Robotics CruiserCielo Command CruiserKodiak Heavy CruiserRaloz Heavy ConstructorOgrov Torpedo CruiserNeruda Envoy Cruiser
Capital Ships: Kol BattleshipSova CarrierAkkan BattlecruiserDunov BattlecruiserMarza DreadnoughtCorsev Battlecruiser
Titans: Ankylon Titan (Loyalist) • Ragnarov Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Argonev Star Base
Strike Craft: Advent FighterAdvent Bomber
Corvettes: Acolyte Corvette (Loyalist) • Vespa Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Seeker VesselDisciple VesselIlluminator VesselPurge VesselDefense VesselMissionary Vessel
Cruisers: Aeria Drone HostIconus GuardianDomina SubjugatorDestra CrusaderTalion SaviorSolanus AdjudicatorHerald Envoy
Capital Ships: Radiance BattleshipRevelation BattlecruiserProgenitor MothershipHalcyon CarrierRapture BattlecruiserDiscord Battleship
Titans: Coronata Titan (Loyalist) • Eradica Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Transcencia Star Base
Strike Craft: Vasari FighterVasari Bomber
Corvettes: Tosurak Corvette (Loyalist) • Sulsurak Corvette (Rebel)
Frigates: Jikara NavigatorRavastra SkirmisherKanrak AssailantKarrastra DestructorJunsurak SentinelJarun Migrator
Cruisers: Lasurak TransporterStilakus SubverterSerevun OverseerSkarovas EnforcerSivuskras RuinerVoruntak Envoy
Capital Ships: Kortul DevastatorSkirantra CarrierJarrasul EvacuatorAntorak MarauderVulkoras DesolatorRankulas Battleship
Titans: Vorastra Titan (Loyalist) • Kultorask Titan (Rebel)
Starbase: Orkulus Star Base