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johnny rokket
Posted - 2008.10.29 18:13:00 - [1]
 

I've got a Caldari main that's getting into Raven skills and looking at level 4 missions, and an alt that will be mostly involved in pvp, eventually. I have an Apoc fitted for sniping, but I've read that Amarr doesn't work well for Caldari missions. My main has training in Caldari ships and missiles, so I want my alt to stick with non-Caldari ships and anything but missiles. So my question is: Based on that criteria, whats the best race/ship(s) for assisting Caldari missions?

Gypsio III
Dirty Filthy Perverts
Posted - 2008.10.29 18:35:00 - [2]
 

Sentry/Rail Domi, probably.

Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.10.29 18:39:00 - [3]
 

Any of the Gallente drone or gunships probably, Kinetic damage is usually the preferred damage to deal on missions for Caldari (exceptions happen ofcourse) so Gallente's Kinetic/Thermal guns should do just fine, and drones like missiles can deal any type.

Wannabehero
Wayward Ventures
Posted - 2008.10.29 18:47:00 - [4]
 

Gallente -> Dominix

Makes a great match with the Raven in mission running, utility highslots (remote rep and salvaging on the go), all the tank you will need, and DPS that your raven account can direct if you set your drones to assist the raven. Ability to select damage type with drones is also an obvious plus.

Also, Domi is a great pvp ship for solo work/small gangs, and the megathron is still very useful in fleets

my suggestion

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2008.10.29 18:49:00 - [5]
 

Agree with above posters.

johnny rokket
Posted - 2008.10.29 20:30:00 - [6]
 

Okay - I'll have to start looking into a Domi. I was a little more interested in being able to tank with the Raven and sit 50k-100k out on my alt and snipe - what would be the best ship/race for something like that? I'd rather not rely on drones, just as a personal preference. And am I correct that Amarr isn't great for Caldari missions? If possible I'd like to make it work, but if another race is better I don't have a problem training something new.

SystemaX1
Posted - 2008.10.29 20:47:00 - [7]
 

in my personal opinion id choose a raven over a domi for level 4s but thats just me

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2008.10.29 20:52:00 - [8]
 

I like the Domi, but don't overlook the Tempest, it's totally pwnsauce for all missions.

Wait, you meant to actually run the mission, not run the mission runner?

-Liang

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2008.10.29 20:54:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: johnny rokket
And am I correct that Amarr isn't great for Caldari missions? If possible I'd like to make it work, but if another race is better I don't have a problem training something new.


Amarr is only useful for Amarr-missions, and even then it's matched by the Raven/CNR/Golem thanks to all non-EM-vulnerable missions and tracking disruptors. No, don't fly Amarr BS for Caldari-agents.

Look at the crystals you fit on the lasers, see the damage types. Then check what stuff is vulnerable to in missions. There's the problem.

Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.10.29 20:54:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: johnny rokket
Okay - I'll have to start looking into a Domi. I was a little more interested in being able to tank with the Raven and sit 50k-100k out on my alt and snipe - what would be the best ship/race for something like that? I'd rather not rely on drones, just as a personal preference. And am I correct that Amarr isn't great for Caldari missions? If possible I'd like to make it work, but if another race is better I don't have a problem training something new.


The best Gallente sniper would be a Railgun fitted megethron (that tracking bonus comes in handy)

Amarr are a bit problematic for Caldari missions because of the simple issue of resistance.
Most NPCs weak to Kinetic (and often thermal) will have extremely high EM resistance (Guristas especially), making Amarr laser boats rather counter-productive because of the massive reduction in DPS they receive because of those resistances. In general i'd say that Gallente makes the better partner for L4 missioning in Caldari space, especially if you have the Raven to back it up.

johnny rokket
Posted - 2008.10.29 21:01:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Liang Nuren
I like the Domi, but don't overlook the Tempest, it's totally pwnsauce for all missions.

Wait, you meant to actually run the mission, not run the mission runner?

-Liang

I'm running the mission on my main in a Raven, I'm just looking for a good ship to tag along with on my alt.

Originally by: Misanth

Look at the crystals you fit on the lasers, see the damage types. Then check what stuff is vulnerable to in missions. There's the problem.

Yeah, I saw that. I was just wondering if there's a way people get around it, or if they just don't do it in the first place, but you guys confirmed what I thought was the case.

Wannabehero
Wayward Ventures
Posted - 2008.10.29 21:21:00 - [12]
 

Sit back and snipe at 50 - 100 km?

Use a sentry drone Dominix Cool


 

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