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Meredith Midnight
Posted - 2009.12.14 23:19:00 - [1]
 

Hey all,
First, the basilisk was my goal ship in EVE. I wanted to fly it, and am in the process of maxing out the skills needed to fly it.

Just wondering if any other players have extensive experience using the basilisk in pvp. Are there any things I should be aware of? other than the obvious "Stay aligned and rep the primary" of course. As for the gang, it'll be a small fleet of pvp fit HAM and HML buffer drakes equipped with a shield repper in the high. We'll be roaming NPC nullsec, if that makes a difference.

GavinGoodrich
Posted - 2009.12.14 23:29:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: GavinGoodrich on 14/12/2009 23:29:19
My personal favorite ship at the moment.

Basilisks and guardians get bonuses, massive bonuses, to energy transfer range AND the amount of cap used is significantly less than what you give.

*(edit)* that's in addition to the already awesome shield repair bonuses it gets.

In essence, you create cap out of thin air. Use two basilisks "spider capping" each other and you can run 3-4 reppers permanently as well as any other local mods.

It's weakness is that it relies exclusively on the spider cap team (be it 2 of you, or 20 of you) to do anything. If one ship gets jammed or neuted, the chain gets disrupted. It's the main weakness in terms of breaking the setup.


Avoid using a MWD in combat. It'll bloat your already small sig radius to that of the size of a battleship. Much of it's tank comes from it being very "small" and thus negates most of the damage, + high resists.

If you have smaller ships like interceptors in your gang..throw them on watch list before the tech 2 cruisers and such. It's all about reaction time. Most of the time you can see a broadcast in time for tech 2 cruisers, BC's, BS's, etc in time to rep them. you often won't have time to save your smaller buds.

You CAN go solo with certain basilisk setups, but if that's what you're doing, you're better off with a scimitar.

Mahni
Posted - 2009.12.14 23:54:00 - [3]
 

I dont know pvp fits as I use it in pve.

With logi 5 and my skills I can use 1 cap transfer large with another basi and I can mantain 5 large s5a ( ithink that is the name) active all the time plus damage control and 2 invul and 3 specced.


Meredith Midnight
Posted - 2009.12.15 01:11:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: GavinGoodrich


You CAN go solo with certain basilisk setups, but if that's what you're doing, you're better off with a scimitar.


Nah I'll be in a fleet, thanks for the advice, especially considering the frigates.

Originally by: Mahni
I dont know pvp fits as I use it in pve.

With logi 5 and my skills I can use 1 cap transfer large with another basi and I can mantain 5 large s5a ( ithink that is the name) active all the time plus damage control and 2 invul and 3 specced.




I'll prolly use that when i use it to help out in L5's. Thanks much :)

Lugalzagezi666
Posted - 2009.12.15 02:10:00 - [5]
 

- fit eccm and some ecm resistance, you can overheat eccm for a long time btw
- fit 2 large energy transfers for some neut resistance
- dont forget you dont have as much buffer as guardian, so be prepared to overheat invul and em hardener when you see yellowboxing in your overview
- keep all other basilisks /logis/ prelocked even if you are not transfering with them
- medium sized guns are your biggest enemy, take care of battlecruisers first
- if you fight on gates/stations, never aggres, if you cant take fire, just jump and reapproach, if you are going to break rr chain, let your buddys know you are going to jump


 

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