Originally by: Spike 68
Anyone who says that active tanking is broken hasn't run into an intelligently flown hyperion/maelstrom or even a cyclone. An active tank can be insane.
Yes, a Maelstrom or Cyclone with HG crystals is very nice. If you have High Grade Crystals.
The Hyperion is only so-so, particularly now that it has no tracking bonus for it's blasters and is limited to 60% webs. It's cap can only support one rep with a single heavy cap injector, but IMO it provides a nice hybrid active/passive tank with a combination of rep rigs and a plate with a single rep. Too bad it has to feed 8x guns.