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Jyth Maeson
Posted - 2011.08.11 18:55:00 - [1]
 

What are the best drones for a BS to use in tier IV missions? This is against against Guristas for the most part.

Kilrayn
Posted - 2011.08.11 19:20:00 - [2]
 

Depends on what you're flying. If its a drone boat and you have T2 heavy drone skills, just use T2 ogres for every mission. If you don't have a drone BS, you can probably only fly a full fleet of light drones, in which case you'd want kinetic damage for gurista, hornets iirc.

Olivia Addict
Posted - 2011.08.11 20:44:00 - [3]
 

Hobgoblins light x5
Hammerheads medium x5

assumeing its not a drone boat your flying, if you cant fit all above then just fly with the 5x hobs.. light drones are your friends

Jyth Maeson
Posted - 2011.08.11 21:49:00 - [4]
 

Well that's good to hear because that is what I am currently using. I have 75 for drone back and usage. Being able to have "spare" drones or to be able to pick what drone I use depending on what size ships are flying is useful. Being that I fly a BS I was thinking about using 1 painter, 1 web, 2 medium, 1 light drone for missions to up my drones damage as well as my missile damage. I am using a Scorpion Navy Issue btw.

Akuma Tsukai
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.12 03:27:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 03:28:27
i would field kin 2-2-1 combo. Would be more damage than any other combination and hits everything to boot.
P.S. 2 web 1 painter 2 meds 1 light is not boosting drone damage, its lowering it :)

Jyth Maeson
Posted - 2011.08.12 04:10:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Akuma Tsukai
Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 03:28:27
i would field kin 2-2-1 combo. Would be more damage than any other combination and hits everything to boot.
P.S. 2 web 1 painter 2 meds 1 light is not boosting drone damage, its lowering it :)


It might not boost their damage enough to make up for the loss of drones but it would increase the damage my missiles do and might in the long run increase my damage more than running damage drones.

Gorki Andropov
Kerensky Initiatives
Posted - 2011.08.12 07:09:00 - [7]
 

'Tier', lol.



Nice to see it called something new, though Smile

Ehranavaar
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.12 16:40:00 - [8]
 

if you have 75 m drone space carry a flight of lights and a flight of meds of the appropriate damage type for the villains you are dealing with.

once you are engaged flip out the lights to kill the frigates and once out of frigates switch out to the meds.

frigates are probably your most dangerous pests and most bs weapons aren't terribly good at killing them even with perfect skills. light drones kill them easily though.

Akuma Tsukai
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.12 19:57:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 19:57:44
Originally by: Jyth Maeson
Originally by: Akuma Tsukai
Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 03:28:27
i would field kin 2-2-1 combo. Would be more damage than any other combination and hits everything to boot.
P.S. 2 web 1 painter 2 meds 1 light is not boosting drone damage, its lowering it :)


It might not boost their damage enough to make up for the loss of drones but it would increase the damage my missiles do and might in the long run increase my damage more than running damage drones.


Nope. See for yourself: you are trading 127 DPS (115 for kin) for 20% web and 20% TP. unless ure torp, u can never get that much extra damage out of missiles, esp as heavies hit cruise size targets fine and frigs wont live long anyway in both setups so no damage boost from missiles for them.
Fit a usual TP, not THAT is a boost, 37.5% sig for missiles and drones, yummy.
Anyways, my2c, its ur ship after all.

Jyth Maeson
Posted - 2011.08.12 21:40:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Akuma Tsukai
Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 19:57:44
Originally by: Jyth Maeson
Originally by: Akuma Tsukai
Edited by: Akuma Tsukai on 12/08/2011 03:28:27
i would field kin 2-2-1 combo. Would be more damage than any other combination and hits everything to boot.
P.S. 2 web 1 painter 2 meds 1 light is not boosting drone damage, its lowering it :)


It might not boost their damage enough to make up for the loss of drones but it would increase the damage my missiles do and might in the long run increase my damage more than running damage drones.


Nope. See for yourself: you are trading 127 DPS (115 for kin) for 20% web and 20% TP. unless ure torp, u can never get that much extra damage out of missiles, esp as heavies hit cruise size targets fine and frigs wont live long anyway in both setups so no damage boost from missiles for them.
Fit a usual TP, not THAT is a boost, 37.5% sig for missiles and drones, yummy.
Anyways, my2c, its ur ship after all.


I ran with cruise missiles. Being a BS it's too hard to get into range with Torpedoes. I appreciate all the help and suggestions.

Diamaht Nevain
Gallente
Avatar Union
Posted - 2011.08.12 21:59:00 - [11]
 

Better to go 5 light and 5 medium imo. Mixing doesn't really help since the med won't do well against frigs and the light won't do well against cruisers.

You want to swap them depending on what they are shooting at.

NOG Holder
Posted - 2011.08.15 18:09:00 - [12]
 

Personally I use mission specific medium drones at all times. They dispatch frigates easily enough (even spider drones), and they dispatch cruisers and up with no problems. I help them on the BSs and BCs since my 1400's can hit them easily enough.


 

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