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Linerra Tedora
Faulcon de Lazy
Posted - 2006.08.03 15:55:00 - [1]

Hiya all.

As i'm soon upgrading to a Battleship, the lovely Armageddon, i have a certain question to ask.

with it's 75m3 dronebay, i can either field 5 medium scout drones, or 3 heavy drones.

which would be best in your perspective???
no T2 drones or anything, and just basic skills for flying these babies.

Giant Haystacks
Ore Mongers
Black Hand.
Posted - 2006.08.03 15:59:00 - [2]

the best single wave damage would be from 2x heavy, 2x med and a light, but I'd go for 5x med and 5x light to improve defence vs small ships.

Linerra Tedora
Faulcon de Lazy
Posted - 2006.08.03 16:01:00 - [3]

thanks.... would you recall the medium drones and pull out the light drones when small frigs would arrive on scene?

Posted - 2006.08.03 16:02:00 - [4]

3 heavies only have slightly more dps than 5 mediums (raw dps 12*3 = 36 vs 6*5=30) and that's assuming equal hit rates. Mediums move faster and track better so they'll hit more often on smaller targets. And mediums give you room to carry a couple of backups in case you lose one for any reason.

Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.08.03 16:20:00 - [5]

Geddon has as 125 drone bay btw; Enough for a full wave of heavy drones.

James Lyrus
Lyrus Associates
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2006.08.03 16:25:00 - [6]

Per m3 light drones do the most dps.
5 mediums will out damage 3 heavies.
However with a 75 m3 drone bay, you can field 2 heavies, 2 mediums and a light, which will outdamage (raw dps at least) said 3 heavy drones.

Posted - 2006.08.03 17:14:00 - [7]

Depends on what you're using it for, and what the rest of your setup is.
Typically, I see a lot of BSs with a bunch of large guns, and medium/small drones to deal with whatever the large guns can't hit well. Filling the drone bay with heavies is going to be problematic if your weapons are mostly large.

Really, I consider heavies to be specialized drones. Unless you are specifically hunting larger targets, and have alternative ways to deal with frigates (or a massive drone bay), a mix of mediums and smalls is almost always a safer bet. 5 mediums will put out damage on par with 3 heavies against larger targets, significantly more against medium targets, and a ton more on small targets. In fact, the heavies are going to be prit-near useless on faster frigates. Mediums can do it all, with the possible exception of intys, in which case you break out the smalls.

Posted - 2006.08.03 17:29:00 - [8]

huh???? Did you say bring out the light drones for the small frigs? Lol...medium drones kill frigs faster than light drones would..its not liek the meds have bad tracking or something


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