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Posted - 2011.03.24 21:00:00 - [1]

If you have 4 mid slots dedicated to ECM and you have no idea what is coming at you (I know fail scouting)

Is it better to use one of each racial or 4 multispecs?

I have my own thoughts but I want to hear what everyone else thinks

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2011.03.24 21:27:00 - [2]

Edited by: Tau Cabalander on 24/03/2011 21:28:32

Range or multiple targets (Falcon, Scorpion, Rook): racial
Single target (Rook): multispec

Phase inverters (Minmatar/LADAR) are nearly always handy, so having one even when using multispecs rarely ever hurts.

I've got ECM modules scattered at stations all over the place from buying them locally as needed.

Posted - 2011.03.24 22:18:00 - [3]

Most people will laugh at you if you use multi's. As the size of the enemy fleet grows, the chance that you won't be able to jam the correct race drops towards 0 really fast. If you're doing something like gang of 2,3,4 I can understand having it but then you might consider not engaging instead. Everyone flies minie anyways so what's the problem?

Gypsy Band
Posted - 2011.03.24 23:00:00 - [4]

Using 4 racials each on correct target is obviously better
Using 4 different racials on a single target is pretty much same chances to jam as 4 multispecs for BS-like sensors
With weaker sensors multispecs are better but if it is very low you can permajam with 1 racial
So 4 racials are better IMO

Johan Sabbat
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.03.25 11:41:00 - [5]

Racials have a much better range, so racials every time.

Personally I'd only use multispecs if I was devoting less than 4 slots to ECM *AND* I intended to point my target.

Kerensky Initiatives
Posted - 2011.03.25 11:54:00 - [6]

Conventional wisdom has it that only pussies and ***** blobs use ECM (only talking about jamming, mind Very Happy)

Dark Pangolin
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Posted - 2011.03.25 13:36:00 - [7]

So lets restate...ECM = AWESOME :) I love being a ***** and flying in blobs...mmmmmmmmmm force multiplier Falcon!

I think its all been covered but I would go 2 minnie 1 caldari 1 amarr/gal jammer. Optimally you have 2 ECM boats one fits Red/Blue the other Green/Gold...(no confusion about who jams what and all your bases are covered.

As everyone has said fit minnie, everyone flies minnie...then i would say caldari is the second most popular (read drake)

Multi if you plan to go after random SOLO targets...and even a minnie racial and 3 multi :)

Corporal Punishment08
Nostradamus Effect
Posted - 2011.03.25 14:42:00 - [8]

I've heard that minmatar ships have weak sensor strength and can be jammed by any racial. Is this correct? If so, would you still carry a minmatar jammer?

I would go with 4 racials. In small gang, you won't encounter enough ships that you won't be able to jam them, and in large warfare, you won't last long enough for it to matter ;)
Also, any jammer can jam any ship potentially.


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