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Mass Effect Starship Size Chart Comparison by Euderion Mass Effect Starship Size Chart Comparison by Euderion
This is a first try for a size comparison of the starships from the Mass Effect Universe.
To a large extent the size are purely estimates, as there are virtually no official data.
I use some of the game models and there ingame model size as well as screenshots from the cinematics to compare the ships.
But unfortunately the sizes dont match sometimes even in the games and the cinematics.

Ships rendered in 3d Max 10
I use some reference pictures from :icontroodon80:

The Reaper sizes are given in height. Its a better size indication.

Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA

Update 1:
- Changed Leviathan from Reaper size to 450 m height
- Added Human Reaper Larva / Core

Update 2:
- Made Harbinger a little bit bigger
- Added Quarian Live Ship
- Added Quarian Envoy Ship (Quarian Frigate)
- Added Shadow Broker Base Ship
- Added Carrier Reaper
- Added Processor Reaper/Slaugter ship

Processor Reaper and Volus Dreadnought imported by :iconmelllin:

Update 3:
- Resize the Destroyer Reaper and the Hades Reaper
- Relabel the Reaper names

Update 4: (March 17, 2014)
- Added the Fuel Station from ME2. We see this ship also as Cruiser in ME1 and the Comics too.
- Added the Turian Dreadnought
- Added the Turian Frigate
- Added the Cerberus Dreadnought from the Omega DLC
- Added the Cerberus Frigate
- Added the Alamo class Frigate
- Added a new background

Turian Dreadnought by :iconnach77:
Cerberus Dreadnought, Cerberus Frigate, Turian Frigate and Alamo class by Lord Set

Update 5: (November 28, 2014)
- Resize the Destiny Ascension and make her smaller to a more realistic size in relation to the other dreadnoughts.
- Make Harbinger 2 km tall as like the other capital Reapers. After month of research, there is no single hint he is taller.

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Ultimate Mass Effect Starship Size Comparison by Euderion


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:iconsekero007:
sekero007 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Report to the ship as soon as possible ..... we'll bang, ok?
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:iconcylor:
Cylor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I never get tired of looking at these.
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too. I correct some sizes in my older works.
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greywolf15 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
something I'd like to point out is that in ME3, Ide says that the Geth Dreadnought is thirty percent longer than an alliance Dreadnought; so it should be about 1300 meters long.
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, i know. I correct all sizes i made in my newest size comparison (Ultimate Mass Effect Starship Size Comparison) in my older works. But it need some time. Ship for ship.
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Nethalf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
No idea why you think Kwunu is smaller than Kilimanjaro-class dreadnoughts. They say 'bout Kwunu as if she were one of the strongest dreadnoughts in the galaxy and they say nothing like that about Kilimanjaro.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please do not compare strength with size. Yes, the Kwunu is a hell of a Dreadnought because of the multiple Thanix weapons. But it is still a Turian Design which are usually slightly smaller than there pendants from the Alliance. So i made the Kwunu nearly the size of a regular Turian Dreadnought.
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:iconnethalf:
Nethalf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I know there's a difference between size and strength. But we don't have any other evidence of sizes to be based on. And besides, it's the volus who built this ship so Kwunu might not fit turian size standards.

I'm sorry, you did a great job, but I just don't see Kwunu that small.
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, no prob. Loving to discuss these things :-)
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1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did A similar calculation with in game screenshots of the dlc and did the height comparison in accordance with the pixel amount  size difference and came out With between 250 and 300m but that using ft which might have thrown me off seeing tin one of the main screen shots is showing little over 1/3  of leviathans body did the measurements again and still came out with a little over 350m thats still 100m short of what it shows here. and a screen shot perfect to tell Harbinger is much larger than an average reaper is when he and several other reapers break off from the battle with sword and begin heading towards london his size is much more of a difference from any of the others with him
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Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you give me a screenshot for that Harbinger scene, please? Looking for Harbi in that scene, but i only see him on earth. He is not seen in the space scenes. Example is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDBwE… at timecode 2:54. The reaper ships heading to earth to protect the reaper beam. But Harbi is not there. Just normal Sovereign class Reapers and Destroyer Reapers.
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1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still very good work on all the rest besides the ones I mentioned.
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1554CGman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Sorry but this has a Huge flaw. It is repeatedly said in mass Effect that Sovereign was the largest ship in the galaxy. Most of Shepard's crew Including himself had already seen the Destiny Ascension before they had seen Sovereign And they still claimed Sovereign as the largest ship in the galaxy. even admiral hackett still referred to sovereign as having been the largest ship in the galaxy in Mass Effect 2. There is absolutely no way the Ascension would be that large in comparison to any reaper, especially not Harbinger being near 50% larger than the average sovereign class reaper.
Harbinger would dwarf the Ascension which wouldn't even be the full size of an average reaper capital ship. 
Then moving on to the size of leviathan and the human reaper that are also off. Leviathan entire length in comparison with the 15ft diving Atlas used by Shepard  was close to 50x larger Making it only 250 meters. An in comparison to the 6ft Commander Shepard the Human Reaper was less than 100 meters in size. Most likely if the full skeleton had been formed it would still only be near 200 meters and no more than 25% larger Than the Average Destroyer.
The Collector ship is also larger than it should be in comparison to the reapers displayed. This chart Few mistakes, but the one it does are hugely blown out of proportion 
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Euderion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know some of the mistakes. For the Destiny Ascension: i corrected her size in my new comparison here: fav.me/d7xjxot The old size comes from the cinematic in the first game. The creators differs the sizes of every ship we see to be more spectacular.
For Harbinger: There is not a single clue that Harbinger is larger in height than any other of the Sovereign class Reaper. Yes, he has bigger mass. He is a bit fatter, and has this "thorn" on the front. Thats make him the largest Reaper. Even Game models says, there are identical in height (2km). I made him here a little taller, because of the protest of other fans. I recorrected back in my new size comparison.
You are right about the Reaper Larva/Human Reaper. Its a litle bit too big. Game model says its height is around 140 m. I correct it in the next update.
Leviathan is 100 percent right in my comparison. The game model size and my own calculation with the Atlas (we see them very good side by side in the DLC) comes both to the same data.
Collector cruiser was a problem for me. I have no game file for this ship and there are only two scenes in ME2 where we see the collector ship together with other ships to compare. First with some Turian ships and later in the end battle we see the Normandy fly over this ship. I use the data calculated from the final battle. We see there both ships from the top what represented a good comparative basis. If the cinematic scene are right (what we have to accept them, because it is out of the game) the collector ship has this size.
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Writer
Quite the armada, I would love to see some of those in action. Great work.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I have some fleet shots here:
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UnluckyElite01 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the picture, but the size of the Reapers are wrong. It has been stated in the first Mass Effect that "Soverign" was the largest ship in the Galaxy(at the time), so wouldn't that mean the the Destiny Ascension would be smaller as well as the Live ship?
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Reaper sizes are right. The codex entry says there are 2 kilometer in size.
The Destiny Ascension is a chapter for herself, what most caused difficulties. I use the cinematic scene from ME1 when the Normandy SR1 flew past the Ascension. Its the only time we see another ship in the direct near of the Asari flagship.

I know that
does not fit to what was said in the game, that Sovereign is the biggest ship. But this is a general problem of the Mass Effect games. The codex entries and the dialogs between the characters often doesnt match to the cinematic scenes.
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:icontyzuris:
Tyzuris Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
How do we know Harbinger is 2170 meters tall? By the game files?
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, we have no evidence on the size of Harbinger. I myself think Harbinger is like the other Reaper 2 km in size. But many here on dA have protested against it and thought I should make it bigger than the other Reaper, as it was called in the game several times, he is the largest and oldest of the Reaper.
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:iconcylor:
Cylor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The background is a nice touch, and the new additions are awesome.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Awesome
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
You're welcome
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:icontalizorahvas:
TaliZorahVas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Cool !
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CharonA101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder about size comparison of Citadel and Relays to all the ships. 
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Citadel and Relay are way to big for this chart. I make another one with the space stations. I can copythis chart in it, but it would only pixels.
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:iconcharona101:
CharonA101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. Can't wait to see it. :happybounce: 
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Normandy-SR2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Wonderful piece, really glad to see the original Harbinger design here. Just a quick, question regarding the Geth Dreadnought dimensions. EDI describes it as being "30% larger than an Alliance Dreadnought" which would make it longer than 1060m.

30% longer than an Everest class would make it 1154m. 30% longer than a Kilamanjaro class would make it 1300m. Given Shepard's reaction to the ship's size, either of the values, particularly the latter, would seem more appropriate. Just a thought.

Keep up the great work!
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As i know it, Edi says it is 30 percent larger than a COUNCIL dreadnought. We dont know, what a council dread is, so i use the ingame model data from the imported game files. And size means not necessarly the lenght. Maybe she meant the total mass of the ship.
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Normandy-SR2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8iEus…; Timestamp 10:58  after Shepard acts shocked at the size of the Geth dreadnought (leading me to think it is more than 60m longer than comparable council species ships. EDI says, "It is 30% larger than an Alliance Dreadnought". She might be referring to the mass, but if that is the case then the Destiny Ascension being 4 times larger than other vessels could equally mean in terms of tonnage/volume/surface area and not be represented in its length and height, which you have. Just a thought, thanks for replying.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll think a little more, as I will tackle that. The question is, greater than what dreadnought? The Kilimanjaro or the Everest class.
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Normandy-SR2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
That's a more difficult question to answer. It would have been nice for her to have been more specific. Were it my decision, I would take Shepard's awe at the size of the Geth dreadnought, and everyone else's constant references to just how enormous it is to mean EDI was probably referring to the Kilimanjaro class. Resulting in a length of approximately 1300m. Keep up the great work!
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eecarter333 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is wonderful!  Not just for fanfic but as a slender to behold.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zagardal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing, great work. Sadly, i can't open the file in full size.
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why??
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:iconzagardal:
Zagardal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know, it just happened that day. Right now I don't have any problems though
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djthiago1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Holy shit! BADASS!
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harbingersbrother Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is cool were did you find the leviathan measurements 
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From the cinematics itself. There is a scene of a side by side relation between Shepards Atlas and Leviathan. I know the size of an Atlas and copy the Atlas one above the other inside Leviathan. So i become the height of it.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
nice
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Woerlan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This deserves some applause.
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:iconeuderion:
Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eldracm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Love this chart, great reference for me so thanks... Just one question

Why does the Destiny Ascension look bigger than the Reaper Dreadnought vessels [Sovereign class and Harbinger itself]? I'm guessing you give the right sizes [ I though in ME1 an overhead conversation implied the Ascension was just over a Kilometre in size] but you depict it bigger in image yet sizes listed along side it say it is smaller.
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Euderion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The ships sizes are given in length. Only the Reaper, there sizes are given in height. Its a better indicator, because the 2 km size of the Reaper is known well.
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eldracm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Ah, thanks for clearing that up
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