Elite Dangerous – Adder

The Adder is a nice upgrade from Sidewinder for trading, exploration and for combat.

The Adder has a cargo capacity of 26t which is 16t more than the Sidewinder. The max jump range is 32,1 ly compared to only 23,62 ly in a Sidewinder.

The Adder has the same speed but is slightly less manoeuvrable compared to the Sidewinder. 

With one Class 2 and two Class 1 weapons this is a nice upgrade to both the Sidewinder and Hauler for combat/self protection.

The Adder is a nice little ship for getting started on exploring the E:D universe with a good jump range cargo limit compared to its size and price. Taking the Adder out on a nice long range exploration trip will earn you a lot of money for your next ship e.g. a Cobra Mk. III.

Should you buy an Adder or a Hauler?

No matter which ship you buy, you will probably want to sell it as soon as you can buy a Cobra Mk III, so it really isn't that important which one you buy now.

The Adder is more 67% more expensive than the Hauler but only carry 2t = 18% more cargo. The Adder is slightly faster (220 vs 200 m/s) than the Hauler. 

The jump range is similar but the Hauler is a little better for long jumps.

  • If you are a hardcore trader and want every extra ton of cargo space then buy the Adder
  • If you want better weapons and you can afford the extra money, you should buy the Adder.
  • If you plan to strip all weapons anyway to improve jump range you should consider buying the Hauler instead.
Price: 87.808 cr
Max range: 27,79 ly
Max cargo: 26 t
Speed: 220 m/s
Boost Speed: 320 m/s
Maneuverability: 4
Weapons: 1 x Medium + 2 x Small
Internals: 7 slots: 3 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1
Utility: 2
Military: -
Fighter Bay: -
Landing Pad Size: Small