Given their relatively low armor and simple weapons systems, light fighters serve best as support ships in battle. Their agility and speed, paired with the number in which they often appear, can provide a shield-like buffer for bigger ships that are not quite as maneuverable. Light Fighters are the fodder of OGame. Top players build this ship en masse or in huge numbers compared to the number of the rest of their fleet.
This is the first fighting ship all emperors will build. The light fighter is an agile ship, but vulnerable when it is on its own. In mass numbers, they can become a great threat to any empire. They are the first to accompany small and large cargoes to hostile planets with minor defences.