The Trident (XG7) is the first commercially viable fighter to emerge from an engineering project combining human and Guardian technology. Having superseded a number of earlier, unsuccessful models, the Trident is both agile and fast, surpassed only by the F63 Condor in terms of speed, and second only to the Gu-97 Imperial Fighter in terms of manoeuvrability. The fighter has a relatively light hull, however, so once its shields are down it is comparatively vulnerable. This model is equipped with an integrated rapid-fire plasma weapon.
— In-Game Description
In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG7 Trident is an all-rounder that relies on its unique Guardian weaponry. It is slightly slower than the F63 Condor, slightly less manoeuvrable than the Gu-97, and has significantly less armour than the Taipan, but its damage output is substantial, especially against Thargoid craft.
The Trident's fully automatic Plasma Autocannon is an energy weapon with the lowest damage-per-shot (8) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters, but deals absolute damage, making it effective against both shields and hull. The weapon can fire for relatively long periods of time without overheating due to the Trident's lower heat generation. The Trident utilizes Guardian technology and is slightly more effective against Thargoids than human ships.
- 1 Guardian Starship Blueprint Fragment
- 25 Guardian Power Cell
- 26 Pattern Epsilon Obelisk Data
- 18 Pattern Beta Obelisk Data
- 25 Guardian Technology Component
- The XG7 Trident was introduced in the Chapter Three (3.2) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.
- As with the other Guardian fighters, it features a shield that is visually unique compared to human fighters and ships.