Star Wars: 10 best Empire ships ranked from worst to best

The Empire is known for its flashy, self-announcing, and beautifully menacing ships. Let's see how they rank among each other.

A First Order Stormtrooper stands guard in a Star Destroyer hangar bay beneath a docked TIE fighter in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the groundbreaking new attraction opening Dec. 5, 2019, inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California. Guests enter the hangar bay after their ship is caught in the Star Destroyer’s tractor beam. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
A First Order Stormtrooper stands guard in a Star Destroyer hangar bay beneath a docked TIE fighter in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the groundbreaking new attraction opening Dec. 5, 2019, inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California. Guests enter the hangar bay after their ship is caught in the Star Destroyer’s tractor beam. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) /
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10. Gozanti-class Cruiser

Ah, the Gozanti-class Cruiser, the unsung workhorse of the Empire. Think of it as a sturdy, reliable minivan of space - it's not flashy, it's not fancy, but it gets the job done. This cruiser is the Empire's go-to for hauling cargo, ferrying troops, and even giving a lift to those sexy TIE fighters. The Gozanti might not have the glitz of a Star Destroyer or the zippiness of a TIE fighter, but it's got its own charm - it rolls up its sleeves and says, "Let's get to work." Modestly armed, it’s not looking to pick fights, but it’s no pushover either. It's the kind of ship that quietly keeps the Empire's wheels – or should I say, thrusters – turning.

Now, why is this trusty space steed at the bottom of the list, you ask? Well, in the high-stakes, high-drama world of Star Wars, the Gozanti-class Cruiser is a bit like the background actor who never gets the limelight. It's vital for logistics, sure, but in the world of space sagas, it's usually the combat stars that grab the headlines. The Gozanti is the unsung hero, the behind-the-scenes MVP, crucial but often overlooked. In a fleet full of laser-blasting, star-zooming show-offs, it's the quiet, dependable ones that often get outshone. But don't underestimate this cruiser; without it, the flashy fighters would be stranded and the grand Star Destroyers, well, a bit empty.