Mass Effect & Mass Effect 3
- Codex entry for Mass Effect 3 is under "Military Ship Classifications".
Larger warships are generally classified in one of four weights:
FRIGATES are small, fast ships used for scouting and screening larger vessels. Frigates often operate in wolf-pack flotillas.
CRUISERS are middle-weight combatants, faster than dreadnoughts, and more heavily armed than frigates. Cruisers are the standard patrol unit, and often lead frigate flotillas.
DREADNOUGHTS are kilometer-long capital ships mounting heavy, long-range firepower. They are only deployed for the most vital missions.
CARRIERS are dreadnought-sized vessels that also carry large numbers of fighters.
Smaller vessels are almost exclusively used in a support role to the warships during combat:
FIGHTERS are one-man craft used to perform close-range attacks on enemy ships.
INTERCEPTORS are one-man craft optimized for destroying opposing fighters.