All ships, excluding Espionage Probes, have rapid fire and all excel against different ship types during combat. But there exists a combat chain in game. Though the game tells you otherwise, this exists and was tested in the OGame Speed Sim. It is as follows:

Light & Heavy Fighters > Destroyers

Destroyers > Death Stars

Death Stars > Battlecruisers

Battlecruisers > Battleships

Battleships > Cruisers

Cruisers > Light Fighters

  • Bombers can actually beat Battleships in a 2 to 1 ratio and can also draw Battlecruisers 2 to 1 (with heavy losses).
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