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Fedor Emilianenko
Posted - 2008.03.16 12:30:00 - [1]
 

I can fly most races bs and ships hacs etc, i was wondering if anyone would mind sharing a good tank and gank setup for tanking sentry gun fire in low sec during general mischievery. I was thinking of a dominix for a solid tank but the sentrys will pop my drones i assume so thats a no go, this will be my first time out so any noob friendly setups are especially appreciated, i can use all tech 2 etc.

Many thanks to anyone who replies.

arbalesttom
Mercurialis Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.16 14:06:00 - [2]
 

Titan, hands down.

RuleoftheBone
Minmatar
Black Viper Nomads
Posted - 2008.03.16 14:10:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: RuleoftheBone on 16/03/2008 14:10:50
"..good tank and gank setup for tanking sentry gun fire in low sec during general mischievery.."

It's a tough one. You need to be able to handle..what is it...roughly 350 dps from the sentries alone which forces heavy tank at the expense of firepower. If you are non-outlaw planning on only engaging outlaw targets you can add more firepower. If you are engaging all comers you'll need to balance more towards keeping your ship alive with reduced firepower (and if you have sentry aggro your drones will get thumped quick when the sentry fire rotates).

Other stuff to consider:

-How many gang members will be sharing sentry fire? Sharing means less tank need as long as you can easily handle a cycle or three.

-Remote rep support?

And so on.


ImmortaL ZoorZ
Cruoris Seraphim
Exalted.
Posted - 2008.03.16 14:44:00 - [4]
 

If in a gang - Drakes are cheap


Ive used a mega before a dominix a myrmidom a brutix

Gaia Thorn
The Reformed
Bondage Patrol
Posted - 2008.03.16 14:49:00 - [5]
 

Well i do most of my work solo.

Haulers and/or small frigate some cruisers i use a sentry tanked rapier passively tanked works like a charm.

Bigger fish u need a gang or cmd ships usually do the trick.

sov68n
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.03.16 14:50:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: arbalesttom
Titan, hands down.

HAHAHAHAHAAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY

Rolling Eyes

Izo Azlion
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2008.03.16 15:05:00 - [7]
 

Solo HAC, for damage and tank?

Zealot IMO.

Good damage, good range, good tank, good cap, good customization.


Leikeze Mrotserif
coracao ardente
Posted - 2008.03.16 15:25:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Fedor Emilianenko
I can fly most races bs and ships hacs etc, i was wondering if anyone would mind sharing a good tank and gank setup for tanking sentry gun fire in low sec during general mischievery. I was thinking of a dominix for a solid tank but the sentrys will pop my drones i assume so thats a no go, this will be my first time out so any noob friendly setups are especially appreciated, i can use all tech 2 etc.

Many thanks to anyone who replies.


You beat crocop you bastard

kessah
Blood Blind
Posted - 2008.03.16 18:04:00 - [9]
 

Damnation is my favourite YARRRR!!

Arazel Chainfire
The Awakened Armada
Apex United
Posted - 2008.03.17 01:35:00 - [10]
 

I've seen hyperions work pretty well... their only problem is that they occasionally have trouble catching the little stuff.

That being said, any battleship (possible exception of the scorp) would work just fine, for most targets.

-Arazel

Tony Allizzar
The AntHill m0b
Posted - 2008.03.17 02:10:00 - [11]
 

super tanked apoc is fun if ur gonna sit on the gate. soaks up damage like a sponge. might not have the DPS though, so bring a friend Laughing

Avaricia
The Accursed
Space Jerks
Posted - 2008.03.17 02:51:00 - [12]
 

sleipnir (cyclone works too).

tank.

gyros.

profit.

Leyalor Esperence
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2008.03.17 03:17:00 - [13]
 

been using a gank maelstrom for a while, shield tank works great but you need a tackler. armor tanked tempest is ok, if a little slow but two heavy neuts really helps in taking out solo bs in a hurry.

also never leave home without a devoter to tackle for you. add a huginn and everythings gravy.

sliver 0xD
exiles.
Posted - 2008.03.17 10:23:00 - [14]
 

i work with a broadsword, passive tanked like a drake.
usaly solo but lots of times i have a wingman with me in a drake or something.

and we wtfpwn almost everything that moves, from coverts and haulers to bs :P

grtz,

firepup82
Missions Mining and Mayhem
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2008.03.17 16:53:00 - [15]
 

I prefer command ships. I fly vultures, nighthawks, and sleipnirs. They all will tank whatever you need unless its that titan.Laughing The vulture doesnt deal the damage that I like but the sleipnir is nice. But be careful....command ships are hell on your sec status.YARRRR!!

SloBones
Trill Crabulas
Nihil-Obstat
Posted - 2008.03.17 17:55:00 - [16]
 

Hac's are fun to fly although with the "boost" patch reducing armor em resists and Shield explosive resists the gate guns hurt just that much more. You have to micro manage your repairs a little more than you did.

As for a solid solo ganker, I'd roll a Malestrom with 800 auto cannons. Can handle a nice tank while dealing out the pain. work a tank around the guns and you should have no problem handling gate gun fire plus an aggressor.

Command ships are also fun gank ships that can tank the gate guns solo. But they are a bit more costly to lose.

Johnny Gurkha
Silver Snake Enterprise
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2008.03.17 18:28:00 - [17]
 

I promised never to reveal this setup outside of a few people as it worked so well but as I no longer pirate fulltime in lowsec (plus the introduction of the HIC has probably eroded it's usefulness slightly) I'll give you the ultimate tackler... the dreaded 'Sabre on Steroids', I've caught Cov Op's, Stealth Bombers, and Inty's with this (not all)

You can solo pretty much anything cruiser sized and below inc haulers whilst taking sentry fire - as part of a gang no need to warp. Bare in mind you need DPS ships to help should you decide to tackle a BC or BS, but as your the tackler you'll already know that Wink

Myrmidon with 2 aux nano's and a trimark
high: 6 x t2 150 rails
med: scram, cap booster, 3 f90 sb's or sb ii's w/ scan res script
lows: dual med t2 reppers, 1600 plate, t2 dc, 2 t2 eanm, t2 signal amp
hold full of spike or faction, and a giant can full of 800's 250km off the gate
drone bay full of disposable t1 drones, acolytes are the cheapest
scout cloaked otherside of the gate

Have fun should you choose to use it YARRRR!!

Adeptus mecanicus
Caldari
The Flaming Sideburn's
Art of War Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.17 19:00:00 - [18]
 

the vulture is actually quite good on gates when you set it up fore close range (blaster vulture) put some nice rigs on it and you have a fun time at the gatesSmile

NeoTheo
M'8'S
Posted - 2008.03.17 19:11:00 - [19]
 

boring borning drake is cheap and does it just fine. mind you the rigs are supper expensive ;)

dookes
Gallente
The Arrow Project
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.03.17 19:17:00 - [20]
 

I like astarte and sleipnir. But hyperion works great too.

Napolie
Gallente
The Gentlemen of Low Moral Fibre
Posted - 2008.03.18 09:34:00 - [21]
 

i use a phobos tough i really recomend bringing something HACish along for the extra hurt if you plan on taking on bigger targets

Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.03.18 09:55:00 - [22]
 

All sorts of ships can 'work'. Just depends on exactly what you want to do. I use a hype a lot. Check some of my vids in my sig for a demo. I'm experimenting with the new Zealot, and I've used the Astarte and Drake quite a bit as well.

Kronos is great. Wink

Rawr Cristina
Caldari
Naqam
Posted - 2008.03.18 10:16:00 - [23]
 

Absolution is an amazing low-sec gatecamper imo, along with supertanked HACs like the Sacrilege and BCs such as the Drake and Myrmidon.

for tanking Sentries for extended periods of time, BS arn't all that great imo.

Rasta we
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.18 12:20:00 - [24]
 

Nighthawk can perma tank sentries and has a few pair slots for scram sensor bosters ect, but if ur cheap use a drake
if caldari aint ur thing then id say abso or zealot, good dps awesome tank. sleipnir is bad for camping. mainly due to its little HP's and constant need to boost and unless ur a rich git with gist a-type x-l u aint gonna be boosting for long. hope it helps but u aint having any of my set ups :)

techzer0
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.03.18 12:46:00 - [25]
 

I gatecamp in my vagabond YARRRR!!

No, not really... I have an Onyx setup for pointing stuff, I refuse to use a Drake... Mega is a favorite when I have one, and I always liked the Myrm/brutix... but drones get wtfpwnt by sentries and blasters require you to fit a MWD to get in range Mad

Sophie Sabre
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2008.03.19 00:17:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Sophie Sabre on 19/03/2008 00:19:29
Damnation

lows:
2 1600 RT plates
2 EANM's t2
1 Th. Hardener t2
1 small Armorrepper t2

meds:
Warpdisruptor (24k) t2
3 Sensorboosters t2 with 3x speed scripts

highs:
5 HAM's t2 with CN missiles of your fav. dmg type
2 Focused Medium Beam lasers t2 with AN Xray or Uv Crystals

rigs:
3 Trimark armor pumps t1

drones:
5 T1 combat lighs of your choice.

Sit in the middle of the gate, drones out, nose pointed to Save, enjoy.

Joe Starbreaker
M. Corp
Posted - 2008.03.19 08:15:00 - [27]
 

Can anybody post an Armageddon setup? I'm getting my first BS on Thursday and looking forward to that inaugural kill.

kublai
Guillotine Therapy
Rooks and Kings
Posted - 2008.03.19 08:46:00 - [28]
 

The drake is a horrible ship, thank you.

Promu
Minmatar
Strategic Syndicate
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2008.03.19 10:12:00 - [29]
 

passive broadsword FTW!!

PromuTwisted Evil

sliver 0xD
exiles.
Posted - 2008.03.19 11:48:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Promu
passive broadsword FTW!!

PromuTwisted Evil


Yarr !!!

focus point 4TW!


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