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IT Alliance
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:14:00 - [1]

I have a wierd question. I have been playing for a decent amount of time now. Prolly 700k skill points. I really want to start this PVP thing. I hear you can make a pretty wicked attack ship out of a frigate. Tell me what you guys think of this.

Caldari Frigate Kestrel
3 Standard Missle launchers with Kinetic ammo.
1 Rocket launcher Kenitec ammo.
2x Warp Scrambles.
1 Webifyer~thingy
2x Propulsion upgrades for added speed.

I figured this could be my Mining barge killer.
What do you guys think. Is this a good setup? Can you really make a frigate an attack ship? Any sugestions?

Major Stormer
MEK Enterprises
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:15:00 - [2]

Thats not bad.

you only need 1 scam however, put a AB or a microwarp drive there, with frigs you need speed.

Ozzie Asrail
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:28:00 - [3]

Yea you'll want a AB or MWD on there for speed and if you done have great cap skill it might be worth putting a cap relay in a low for better capacitor.

Otherwise all good, go skill stuff YARRRR!!

Sakura Nihil
Selective Pressure
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:32:00 - [4]

Don't mix rocket launcher and standards, imo, either go one way or the other. That being said, a 4-rocket launcher kestrel with tackling gear isn't too bad for its price.

IT Alliance
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:34:00 - [5]

Well I couldnt fit another standard missle launcher for the 4th slot so thats why I went with 1 rocket.
Can you actually fit a Micro Warp drive on a frigit like that? I thought thoes took up alot of power.

Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:58:00 - [6]

rockets do more dps than missiles anyway

Sakura Nihil
Selective Pressure
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.10.14 21:59:00 - [7]

Edited by: Sakura Nihil on 14/10/2006 21:59:25
My thought for a suicide frig would be 4 rocket launchers, a MWD, warp disruptor.

That being said, I also have a lot of skillpoints, but I know for sure you could swap out the MWD for an AB and have it work (yay newb alt!). It's also a lot more dangerous that a std missile kestrel, because you'll be within web, nosferatu, and 7.5km scrambling range, so think about it.

IT Alliance
Posted - 2006.10.14 23:12:00 - [8]

Yeah I didnt think about the energy thing. But what do you mean suicide ship? I want to kill not be killed. Also what do you guys recomend for e good assault ship?

Caleb Paine
State War Academy
Posted - 2006.10.15 05:00:00 - [9]

A kestrel isn't really known for it's sturdyness (understatements ftw). Also because you use your midslots for tackling you can't tank in any way. In general normal (t1) caldari ships don't do too well for solo PVPing; The kestrel is paperthin and the Merlin is too slow and they still can't tank well. For solo PVP you're best off using either a Rifter, Tristan or Punisher.

In your case I'd go for the tristan, it's the closest to your weapontypes you can get. The only thing is that you'll have to train for armor tanking.

Sakura Nihil
Selective Pressure
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.10.15 05:18:00 - [10]

What it boils down to is T1 frigates are viable for combat, just don't expect to kill a lot of things solo, or live for that matter - targets of opportunity ftw.

Miya Kurosawa
White Wolves Defence league
Posted - 2006.10.15 08:04:00 - [11]

Choose your target and area of opportunity wisely :) You never know when the ship you're attacking might have some support nearby. TBH though, that kind of ship can stand on its own against other frigs and maybe some poorly fitted frigs. Just don't expect to win in a situation where you're outnumbered.

Failed Diplomacy
Posted - 2006.10.15 23:32:00 - [12]

Look up the engineering item Micro Auxillery Power Core...I forgot its required skills offhand but train for that. That, plus Engineering and Eletroics to 4 each (which doesnt take long at all) and you can fit out a Kestrel nearly any way you want it. It's a fun little ship and it is a viable PvP frigate so long as you pick and choose your fights (or victims).

Its also a flying box car so it carries loads of loot to boot.


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