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Argon Cerberus
ClassM7 Frigate
Buy:Federation Marshall @36,098,766 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)56.5 - 101.70 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)4 - 8 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.9 - 3.5 RPM
Hull Strength150,000
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 1 GJ (3,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor5,500 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)3,100 - 4,200 @ XL
Laser Capacitor63,000 MJ
Laser Recharge2,199 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Top x 2
                                                                                                         Rear x 2
                                                                                                         Left x 2
                                                                                                         Right x 2
                                                                                                         Bottom x 2
6 M3+-M5
Argon Cerberus (Albion Prelude)
ClassM7 Frigate
Buy:Federation Marshall @36,098,766 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)56.5 - 101.70 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)4 - 8 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.9 - 3.5 RPM
Hull Strength600,000
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 1 GJ (4,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor5,500 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)3,100 - 4,200 @ XL
Laser Capacitor63,000 MJ
Laser Recharge2,199 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Top x 4
                                                                                                         Rear x 4
                                                                                                         Left x 2
                                                                                                         Right x 2
                                                                                                         Bottom x 4
10 M3+-M5


The Argon Cerberus equipped with flak weapons is widely regarded as one of the prime choices for a fleet anti-fighter frigate, but is otherwise unexceptional and lacks the ability many other frigates possess of taking on other Capital-class ships successfully.


The Cerberus was designed in the face of the increasing threat of Xenon and Pirate raiders. It boasts impressive weapons arrays, mainly intended to engage fighters and corvettes, although it can also hold its own against larger threats.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Cerberus is of average to small size for an M7, and is of a grey cuboid design typical of Argon capital ships.


The Cerberus particularly excels as a flak platform but underperforms as a Corvette/Capital ship combat vessel. Though a tough as nails anti-fighter weapons platform, it is worth every penny of the 30+ million purchase price.

In Albion Prelude, the Cerberus can mount 4 shields instead of 3, increasing its longevity.




Purchasable at Argon Shipyards

Suggested Roles[edit]

Cerberuses are often deployed with heavy flak weapons to serve as anti-fighter fleet support ships.

The Cerberus makes an excellent escort ship for large destroyers. Capital-class weapons like the PPC and PSP have difficulty hitting speedy fighters, who may avoid the arc of an M2's flak weapons entirely. The Cerberus can easily maneuver into position to take out these threats.

The Cerberus cannot take on Capital Ships, due to its weapons being too weak to penetrate the shields.

Good as

Anti-fighter ship

Sector patrol

Base Defense

Pirate Hunter

Mini carrier, due to its 6 fighter slots

Rapid Response Frigate

Poor as

Capital Ship killer, because it has inadequate anti-capital ship weaponry unless it is equipped with Firestorms, Hammerheads, and/or Typhoons.


Deep Space engagements

Point Defense, as the Cerberus is too slow to intercept missiles with its guns.

Fleet escort, as its pricing point for its abilities are far to expensive to justify

Albion Prelude[edit]

The Cerberus was buffed in Albion Prelude to include 4GJ of shielding, more weapons (on its dorsal, ventral and rear turrets) and a larger hanger (up to 10x fighters.) While this makes it more of a contender among M7s and an even more awesome anti-fighter escort, its ability to mount anti-capital weapons is still pretty limited.

The Cerberus is one of the few ships compatible with the Plasma Beam Cannon which, depending on the role you have in mind for it, may be a better option for the side turrets, assuming you can acquire some...

See Also[edit]

Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M7 Ships
Argon  CerberusGriffon
ATF  Aegir
Boron  Thresher
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Astraeus Hauler
Paranid  AgamemnonDeimos
Pirate  Carrack
Split  PantherTiger
Teladi  Shrike
Terran  Yokohama
Xenon  Q
Yaki  Akurei
Argon Navigation
Core Sectors Argon Prime | Herron's Nebula | Home of Light | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Montalaar | Omicron Lyrae | Red Light | Ringo Moon | The Wall
Border Sectors Aladna Hill | Albion Alpha | Albion Beta | Albion Delta | Albion Gamma | Akeela's Beacon | Antigone Memorial | Argon Sector M148 | Belt of Aguilar | Black Hole Sun | Cloudbase North West | Cloudbase South East | Cloudbase South West | Circle Of Labour | Elena's Fortune | Elysium of Light | Interworlds | Getsu Fune | Midnight Star | Nathan's Voyage | Nyana's Hideout | Ore Belt | Power Circle | President's End | The Hole | Three Worlds | Treasure Chest | Wastelands
Capital Ships M1: Colossus | M2: Titan | M2+: None | M7: Cerberus | M7C: Griffon | M7M: Minotaur
Fighters M3: Nova | M3+: Eclipse | M4: Buster | M4+: Elite | M5: Arrow, Discoverer, Starburst
Escort Ships M6: Centaur | M6+: Heavy Centaur | M8: Gladiator
Transports TL: Mammoth | TM: Magnetar | TP: Express, Phantom | TS: Mercury | TS+: Lotan
Shipyards Argon Prime | Argon Sector M148 | Cloudbase South East | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Omicron Lyrae
Racial Wares Argnu Beef | Cloth Rimes | Meatsteak Cahoonas | Space Fuel