Medium Attack Vessel
Average Joe - Nothing Fancy - No Frills - All Rounder DPS
Don't get me wrong, Reaper is a very very good DPS boat. Top 3 best DPS on my list in-fact. Definitely a safe pick. It's just isn't as flashy like the Furion or Interceptor.
Interceptor = Very Good Long-Medium range. Bad Close range
Furion = Very Good Medium-Close range. Bad Long range
Reaper = OK Long-Medium-Close range
What makes the Reaper stand out is its' skill set. Right click weapon deletes armor instantly and has the same cooldown length as its' missiles. Having an on demand armor eraser is a big deal in Fractured space. Being able to combo that with your own missiles is absolutely cake. Cooldowns short enough to use it multiple times per engagement, well that's just rude. To round all that off, Reaper has a god mode shield that good players use to bait then block huge alpha burst damage.
This ship has a cult following. Those who fly it swear that it's the best DPS ship in the game. I disagree. I thinks it's a good baseline ship for the DPS class. And I say this because unlike Furion or Interceptor the Reaper cannot impose itself on the enemy and make an impact. It's responsive but passive. Furion can make big plays ... timing their runs and deleting someone from the battlefield almost at will when there's an opening. Interceptor has huge burst that when it chunks someone down you have no choice but to respond to it.
While Reaper - it just pew pews. Safely. Reliably.