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Kazumasa Ishikawa
Posted - 2006.12.02 03:06:00 - [1]

Hi guys, im new to the game and have finally settled on minmatar as my race of choice. To begin with i will be sticking with their ships as for some reason i kind of like their clapped out looks :)

Anyway, I understand that minnies both armour and shield tank. Would someone be so kind as to list which key ships for each ship class fall into each tanking style so i have an idea of which tanking method to progress in first, based on my ships of choice.

This would be of great help to me as for the time being, i intend to settle on a tanking style and pick ships that are in keeping with it, to make my progression more rapid.


Situation: Normal
Posted - 2006.12.02 03:14:00 - [2]

Minmatar? Tanking? LOL?

TBH, Minmatar don't tank well. There are a few ships that can, but most aren't the best by a longshot.

No Paradise
Posted - 2006.12.02 03:20:00 - [3]

Edited by: Tiuwaz on 02/12/2006 03:21:03
kind what wrayeth said but:

frig: rifter - armour tank
cruiser: rupture - armour tank
battlecruiser: hurricane - armour tank
battleship: tempest - armour tank/shield tank

Assault frig: jaguar - shield tank
interceptor: claw - armour tank
hac: vagabond - shield tank
command ships: sleipnir: shield tank
recon ship: huginn - shield/armour tank

Posted - 2006.12.02 03:21:00 - [4]

Edited by: Siakel on 02/12/2006 03:21:34
Oh, of course not.

Jaguar, Claw, Rupture, Hurricane, Cyclone, Sleipnir, Claymore, Maelstrom, Typhoon, Tempest, certainly no Minmatar ship can tank.

At least, if you listen to the Minnies. All of the above ships can tank very well, and one of Minmatar's biggest strengths(IMO) is that these ships can also do great damage while having said tank.

Edited to add Claw.

Scagga Laebetrovo
Failure Assured
Posted - 2006.12.02 04:12:00 - [5]

Edited by: Scagga Laebetrovo on 02/12/2006 04:12:46
There is an incredible passive rifter tank possible. Get your skills up to fit this on a rifter:

mids include: Medium shield extender, small shield extender one scrambler

Lows include: as many shield relays as you can fit (may require aux power as well)

Fiddle with the setup. Having a frigate passive shield recharge rate when you have 2000 shields is very cheap way of keeping your ship alive for longer when engaged as a disposable 'first' tackler.

Posted - 2006.12.02 12:22:00 - [6]

*chough chough* bull****.. phoons can tank very good if u know how to.. i've seen many times the enemy send a phoon trough to get aggro and he tank the whole gang siting there..

The Micky Mouse Mafia
Posted - 2006.12.02 13:39:00 - [7]






Tempest (usually armor)
hurricane (sheild is for speed fit, armor for tank)

ofc ships such as the thrasher etc is pointless to tank, but thats a kinda brief look for you to what to aim for in pvp

in general armor tanks free up your mods for ewar mods, mwd, ab etc allowing you to solo better, so decde what you want your ship to do and look for the best setup for that

Vladimir Kosovsky
Posted - 2006.12.03 21:52:00 - [8]

Thanks for the responses guys ^_^

Scragga, thats the exact setup i already had on my rifter hehe 1140 shields and 240 recharge for the win :)

Kazumasa Ishikawa
Posted - 2006.12.03 21:59:00 - [9]

Wrong char, vlad is me :)


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