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E man Industries
Posted - 2011.02.28 15:40:00 - [1]
 

I hate the drake..

Getting a lot of calls for battle cruiser fleets and am wanting to pilot something else.
I'm poor and can't field to expensive of ships and am working towards a scimitar.

Until then what fun ships work well with a drake blob?

A nano pest?(sounds fun)
E-war on ships not likely to be called primary?
Silly strong tank on a ship called primary?
Any other good support ships?

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.02.28 15:58:00 - [2]
 

Sounds like your a minmitar pilot so nano pest can work as can a nano cane and nano phoon lol, tackle is always liked even a rifter will work until you get your bearings

1600 RT
Posted - 2011.02.28 17:23:00 - [3]
 

i had the same problem i tried to use a shield tank artillery tempest (AC wont work cause you dont have a range comparable to the drakes) but you will be called primary alot because you are in a BS wich is a more juicy target and you will have less tank than a drake

E man Industries
Posted - 2011.02.28 17:41:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: ChromeStriker
Sounds like your a minmitar pilot so nano pest can work as can a nano cane and nano phoon lol, tackle is always liked even a rifter will work until you get your bearings

Is there such a thing as a shield tanked nano phoon...that would be beyond awesome....

baltec1
Posted - 2011.02.28 17:49:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
Is there such a thing as a shield tanked nano phoon...that would be beyond awesome....


I built one once and had much fun with it.

1600 RT
Posted - 2011.02.28 17:53:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
Originally by: ChromeStriker
Sounds like your a minmitar pilot so nano pest can work as can a nano cane and nano phoon lol, tackle is always liked even a rifter will work until you get your bearings

Is there such a thing as a shield tanked nano phoon...that would be beyond awesome....


nanophoon is dead it doesnt have enough med slot to shield tank and the speed got nerfed to hell

Target Painter
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.02.28 17:57:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Target Painter on 28/02/2011 18:51:15
Originally by: E man Industries
Is there such a thing as a shield tanked nano phoon...that would be beyond awesome....


Not really for a Drake fleet. The last I saw of one, it used torps. Four mids, so tank it like a Cane, in the lows, 3x nanos/ODs, 3x BCS.

I would say the arty Nanopest is your best bet.

gtiness
Sick Tight
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.02.28 20:33:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
I hate the drake..

Getting a lot of calls for battle cruiser fleets and am wanting to pilot something else.
I'm poor and can't field to expensive of ships and am working towards a scimitar.

Until then what fun ships work well with a drake blob?

A nano pest?(sounds fun)
E-war on ships not likely to be called primary?
Silly strong tank on a ship called primary?
Any other good support ships?


Why would you bring a battleship to a bc gang? Consider a nano'd arty Hurricane instead.

Hiroshima Jita
Posted - 2011.02.28 22:55:00 - [9]
 

It requires multiple pilots but:
BC w/ mindlink & interdiction maneuvers
Long point lach
Long web rapier

FC will love you (all night long) as your gang can now tackle out to effective drake range. At the start of a fleet fight the enemy fc should primary the lach first and the rapier second.

Nano AC scram cane. -> Good cheap heavy tackler
Arty Cane -> Good dps and nice km whoring from your 'required' sensor booster

A cane will always be primary before a drake if the target caller isn't ******ed.

Cheap interceptor -> good to ninja kms/tacklers are always required when roaming (inty doesn't last long tackling once in a fleet fight. You provide warp ins during fleet fight and go in and get tackles during the mop up stages of a fight if you have won.)/very cheap

You won't get on many kms during a fleet fight unless you feel like dying.

Nano shield pest ->neut enemy logi/neut the primary/not be an obvious primary over the drake/decent dps/faster than a drake

The only downside is the cost of large shield rigs.

Headerman
Minmatar
Quovis
Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2011.02.28 23:02:00 - [10]
 

Arty Pest works best.

In our recent war with IT, Alpha Maels (1400 T2'd Maelstroms) annihilated drake fleets really well. Pests would work better in small gangs, cause we all know the Pest is just a bigger BC ;)

Sjugar
Posted - 2011.02.28 23:37:00 - [11]
 

If you want a ship that works well in a drake blob then fly a scorpion navy issue.

It's kind of the battleship version of the drake and blends in really well. Ohh, don't worry about getting primaried, the fit can have crazy resist and about an EHP of 300k.

You also score point for being ****y.

Cycotic Maniac
Blood Covenant
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.03.01 13:53:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
I hate the drake..

Getting a lot of calls for battle cruiser fleets and am wanting to pilot something else.
I'm poor and can't field to expensive of ships and am working towards a scimitar.

Until then what fun ships work well with a drake blob?

A nano pest?(sounds fun)
E-war on ships not likely to be called primary?
Silly strong tank on a ship called primary?
Any other good support ships?


change the alliance

Corporal Punishment08
NosWaffle
Nostradamus Effect
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:20:00 - [13]
 

If you're going to be in a Drake blob, I would suggest fitting in and bringing a Drake. You may hate the Drake, but it's effective, and there's not much that tops it for BCs (Of course that leaves the door open for arguments, not meaning to)

Target Painter
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:45:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Target Painter on 01/03/2011 16:45:02
Originally by: Cycotic Maniac
change the alliance


Yeah! Didn't like flying with those friends anyway!

NinjaSpud
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:18:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
I hate the drake..

Getting a lot of calls for battle cruiser fleets and am wanting to pilot something else.
I'm poor and can't field to expensive of ships and am working towards a scimitar.

Until then what fun ships work well with a drake blob?

A nano pest?(sounds fun)
E-war on ships not likely to be called primary?
Silly strong tank on a ship called primary?
Any other good support ships?


I share your feelings twords the drake. AS well as your delima w/ people calling out mass drake fleets.

I flew a shield fit harby. Not bad, kinda slow, but awesome dps. and if you have RR for shields your should be ok.


 

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