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Posted - 2009.12.02 17:17:00 - [1]

I am trying to build a new character up to use and fight a drake. i have him close to using a drake (few hours yet) but I am overwhelmed on what combat skills to train and to what level. Can someone give me a list of what to do or is this question out of line?

Mal Lokrano
The Executives
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2009.12.02 17:26:00 - [2]

Depends on what type of combat you are looking for...

Sulissa UrnVelve
Posted - 2009.12.02 17:27:00 - [3]

well what're you using the drake for ?

assuming missions
you need to look at what you want to use.
heavy missiles launcher - piles of stuff that fx these
prolly large sheild extenders
prolly sheild amps
prolly balltic controlls

work on getting those to the tech 2 variety
look at all the missile stuff you can get
get it all to at least 4

get evemon and use it to setup a plan.

Posted - 2009.12.02 17:34:00 - [4]

ok thx

Gabriel Blade
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2009.12.02 21:47:00 - [5]

Eve lists recommended certificates (which are essential groups of related skills) to have for every ship. Your not required to have these certificates to fly the ship, but they are essentially CCP's answer to your question of what skills should you train to fly the ship well.

Do a show info on the Drake and go to the recommended tab. The Drake lists three certificates, each of which you can right click on to open up in the certificate planner to see what skills are needed for each certificate.

Posted - 2009.12.02 21:53:00 - [6]

Generally once you get the basic certificate that CCP recommends, taking those same certificates to higher levels will probably be beneficial to you as well.

(If a ship recommends Basic Armor Tanking, you'll probably notice a benefit by getting the Standard Armor Tanking certificate)

The AEther
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2009.12.02 22:04:00 - [7]

Edited by: The AEther on 02/12/2009 22:05:20

Here's a list. Start by training everything on this list to level 3 (at least what you can plug in). Then you will have somewhat usable Drake character. After than start bringing up these skills to level IV.

Engineering V
Electronics V

Shield Operation IV/V
Shield Management IV
Shield Upgrades IV
Tactical Shield Manipulation IV
Energy Operation IV
Energy Management III
Energy Grid Upgrades III
Long Range Targeting IV
Signature Analysis IV
Targeting III

Missile Launcher Operation V
Rapid Launch IV
Missile Bombardment IV
Missile Projection IV
Heavy Missiles IV
Guided Missile Precision IV
Target Navigation Prediction IV
Warhead Upgrades IV
(Heavy Assault Missiles IV for pvp purposes)

Drones V
Scout Drones IV/V (V is for T2 lights)
Drone Navigation III
Drone Sharpshooting IV
Drone Durability III
Combat Drone Operation IV
Drone Interfacing IV
If you get Scout Drones V then plug in Gallente and Minmatar drone specialization skills and train both to III

Navigation IV
Evasive Maneuvering IV
Warp Drive Operation III

Social IV and Connections III/IV if you plan on running missions with him.


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