Originally by: Grut
Edited by: Grut on 20/09/2009 08:25:23
You've missed out the BC's which run off the same skill sets and give you *FAR* more bang for your buck then the HACs.
Ferox - Good solo boat
Drake - OK DPS on HAMs massive buffer.
Proph - not so good
Harb - Probably the best BC going atm but not by much, massive buffer and DPS.
Yeah, but BCs don't require cruiser 5 - either to fly, or for their bonuses. Both Drake and Harbinger are awesoe, with Ferox and Prophecy being turkeys.
For 'cruiser 5':
HAC in general are a bit niche.
Zealot is very nice, as is the Sacrilege.
Cerberus and Eagle are awesome long range platforms - which is great when you have a need for long range platforms - cerb in particular deals insane DPS for a 250km ship... if you can use it.
In general, Zealot/Sacrilege are better general purpose ships.
Logistics - Both Guardian and Basilisk are very nice, but generally armour tanking is preferred - especially in BS sizes, less so at cruiser size.
Curse/Pilgrim are good solo/small gang.
Falcon/Rook are also very nice, but not as brutally overpowered as once. They actually though, remain very valuable in larger gangs too.
Command ships - Nighthawk is an awesome mission runner, Absolution is a good PvP boat.
Damnation/Vulture are pretty similar - both with god like tanks and ganglinks, just depends on if you prefer armour or shield.