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Veron Kirtor
Gallente
Blue Republic
Posted - 2009.12.01 00:24:00 - [1]
 

Right now I'm doing lvl 2's in a Thorax, and I have 98 million isk saved up.

Should I just buy a Dominix and blaze through 3's so I can do level 4's asap?

FT Diomedes
Gallente
Factio Paucorum
Posted - 2009.12.01 00:48:00 - [2]
 

Yes - assuming you have the skills to fit/fly the Dominix without losing it to the first warp scrambling mission you encounter.

Sea Sprite
Posted - 2009.12.01 01:15:00 - [3]
 

Yesh. There is essentially no risk to doing l3s in a domi with halfway decent skills. By the time you are ready to run level 4s, just make sure you have at LEAST t2 mediums (even better is t2 sentries) and the ability to run 2 lars cap stable. Or ability to run l4s with a single LAR setup without getting popped every 3rd mission.


S'Sturak
Posted - 2009.12.01 01:15:00 - [4]
 

Warp nullifiers, and statis webifiers... *shudder*

Hell, my destroyer nearly got taken down by friggin' DRONES using those damn things on me.
I managed to limp away with like 5% hull HP left. :p

Just because you're in a nice big ship, doesn't mean you're safe.

Rashmika Clavain
Gallente
Posted - 2009.12.01 12:28:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Sea Sprite
By the time you are ready to run level 4s, just make sure you have at LEAST t2 mediums (even better is t2 sentries) and the ability to run 2 lars cap stable.




I have to disagree there. Trying to do a level 4 with t2 mediums is going to get you killed due to the abject lack of DPS. You need Heavy Drones and Sentry Drones at a minimum, and ideally t2 sentries and/or t2 heavies.

You should also aim for a T2 tank (ie LARII and active/passive hardeners/Membranes II).

Bashe Zor
Minmatar
NED-Clan
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2009.12.01 12:28:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Sea Sprite
Yesh. There is essentially no risk to doing l3s in a domi with halfway decent skills.


this

Originally by: S'Sturak
Just because you're in a nice big ship, doesn't mean you're safe.


not this.

Getting your dessie nearly popped is no benchmark for any of the experiences you will have in a battleship. A domi popping in a lvl 3; you'd damn near have to WANT it to die.

Neme Nishta
Posted - 2009.12.01 16:25:00 - [7]
 

I used a Blasterthon for level 3 missions with great success. Most NPCs in lvl 3s will orbit at under 20km and medium drones can take the rest. With minimal skills there is some risk, but once you have a T2 tank you are golden, ie can aggro whole room with no problem.

Hydroz0rz
Posted - 2009.12.03 10:48:00 - [8]
 

I have to say, I never use heavy drones in lvl4s.

Hammerhead T2 are very quick to deal with battleships with hobgoblins taking out everything under BS class ships.

I myself use a megathron simply because its a much faster killing machine than the Dominix. However with that said the dominix is a very capable ship indeed, One I used for lvl4s before the mega upgrade.

As long as you have decent skill levels in:

Gunnery
Drones
Cap related skills
battleship to lvl3 minimum

You'll be fine

Important rule of lvl4s is this, When your Tank starts to fail by fail i mean 75% and constantly decreasing align up ready for instant warp to a gate station or planet.

Kenz Rider
J Club
Posted - 2009.12.03 18:19:00 - [9]
 

Just get Hull Upgrades V and Mechanic V before doing LVL 4s so you can use T2 tank and you will be fine.

If you are very good with your fitting and depending on the rats you can do it without T2 tank. Another option is to buy faction tank: Amarr/Ammatar/True Sansha LAR, EANM, Hardeners, etc.

As far as LVL 3s go, even a failfit Domi can breeze through them.

D melanogaster
Minmatar
The Fruit Flys
Posted - 2009.12.03 20:27:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Veron Kirtor
Right now I'm doing lvl 2's in a Thorax, and I have 98 million isk saved up.

Should I just buy a Dominix and blaze through 3's so I can do level 4's asap?


98m doing level 2 missions? I salute you sir. Get the Domi. Do lvl 3 missions till you have the appropriate skills for lvl 4. Kill scram rats asap if you have tank problems.

Dodgy Past
Amarr
Digital Fury Corporation
Posted - 2009.12.05 15:21:00 - [11]
 

What I don't get is why not a Myrm?

It'll actually complete the missions faster since it will handle the travel much better. It's not like a Myrm isn't a very nice drone boat for handling L3s.

BC is also a very nice skill to get to IV.

Draulin
Independent Faction
Posted - 2009.12.05 19:01:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Dodgy Past

BC is also a very nice skill to get to IV.


Get BC to V, Command Ships are worth it too!


 

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