Chieftain "Review" [Elite Dangerous]

The Chieftain is a combat-only ship in Elite Dangerous developed by the Alliance and Lakon. It fills the gap between the Clipper and the Federal Assault Ship, offering decent aesthetics, performance, and a good balance between shield tanking and hull tanking.

The Chieftain is a new ship in the game Elite Dangerous that has been developed through a collaboration between the Alliance and Lakon. It is a combat-only ship that aims to fill the gap between the Clipper and the Federal Assault Ship. The ship is priced at 19 million credits, making it a competitive option in its price range.

The author initially expresses skepticism about the ship, given Lakon’s reputation for producing lackluster ships. However, upon closer inspection, they find that the Chieftain has a nice exterior design and realistic details like front thrusters placed strategically. They note some design flaws, such as the landing gear looking odd and the cockpit being vulnerable.

In terms of capabilities, the Chieftain is similar to the Federal Assault Ship but offers more shields, less maneuverability, and additional cargo space compared to the Cobra MkIV. The ship suffers from power limitations, requiring engineering for weapons and the power plant. The author also mentions that the ship’s engines are exposed and vulnerable, especially to missiles.

Overall, the Chieftain is described as a dedicated combat ship with decent aesthetics and performance. It serves as a transitional ship between the Vulture and the Federal Assault Ship, offering a good balance between shield tanking and hull tanking. Despite some minor flaws, the Chieftain is seen as a worthwhile addition to the game’s ship roster.