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Posted: Feb 19th 2012 6:58PM Xilmar said

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Sweet article as usually +1

I might be wrong, but wouldn't warrior 2s be better than hobs? I know all drones have pros and cons, but having something like +50% speed on the warriors means those pesky ceptors have to get off grid. Is it a specific reason why gallente drones work best with these fits, or it's just a racial preference?

Lastly, I'm a bit surprised to not see any nano fits...or even speed+repper fits. Granted, keeping a good enough speed and direction is not always as easy, but the damage mitigation is remarkable.

Posted: Feb 19th 2012 8:27PM Brendan Drain said

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@Xilmar The choice really boils down to raw damage versus speed. Hobgoblin IIs are slower than Warrior IIs, but have more damage. As these setups are designed for tackling larger ships, you can safely assume most targets can't outrun hobgoblins. Warrior IIs may be a good choice for other reasons, though, as they'd add explosive damage to your output and would probably end up dealing more damage against armour tanked ships that haven't plugged their explosive resistance hole.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 4:54AM Kifix said

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Nice fits. The price of these ships is a turn off though, or is it just me ? 25M for a frigate... i'll just buy a BC

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 12:09PM haneybird said

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@Kifix

They serve a different purpose. A BC will lose to things a AF will not lose to and vice versa.

In fleets a BC will almost always be better. Going solo or small gang pvp AFs can be devastating.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 4:46PM Artificial said

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@Kifix BCs are so slow, I'll run through three sites while you're motoring between acceleration gates. xD The difference between a 25m frigate and a 25m BC is that 25m will actually buy you a frigate that's worth flying. The only BCs you can buy for 25m aren't worth have the cost...
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 8:52PM laggyd said

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I love these ships. The enyo has always been my favorite.

I try not to pvp with it however. The cost of a good setup for it isn't always worth the risk (to me that is.) of the chance I will lose it and then then have to hunt down all the parts again : /

Great little article!

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:51PM kgptzac said

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Not sure why fit mwd on that blaster Enyo... it's suppose to work within scram range so wouldn't AB a better choice?

and 440 is indeed sick dps

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 1:01AM Brendan Drain said

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@kgptzac The MWD is just to get in range quickly to tackle targets. AFs always have to pick their fights carefully when roaming, so if you think can guarantee you'll be up against larger ships that probably won't outrun you, or if you're in a gang with additional webs, the MWD can be a really good idea.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 2:10AM Kifix said

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I don't think a Brutix, for exemple, is worthless. The last i bought cost 24M.

But yeah, obviously you're not going to do the same thing with these ships. I guess i just hate the idea to fly a ship that get get destroyed in 3 shots when in a situation where your ennemie's guns can track you. Plus, everyone has light drones... Is a small rep enought to repair light drones damage ?

Another question : since you have short range, you'll be in range of their web (pvp). Let's say you have an AB, once you're slowed 60%, are you still fast enought to avoid med guns hits when you orbit ?

Posted: Feb 22nd 2012 1:49PM ScottishViking said

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Great stuff as usual.

Gotta be picky, though (after all, we're Fitting!): why the nos on the PVE Ishkur?

Posted: Feb 22nd 2012 2:29PM Brendan Drain said

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@ScottishViking I tried it without the nos, and it's not really cap stable enough if you spend a lot of the time firing. If you're in range to hit with blasters, you're in range to nos and offset a lot of the blaster's cap use. Unless something's changed recently, NPCs have a small finite amount of capacitor that you can drain before they're depleted, so you have to switch targets occasionally but that's fine as you're constantly killing your nos targets anyway.
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