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xxxak
Caldari
Intergalactic Syndicate
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2008.02.14 19:33:00 - [1]
 

Ignoring support skills and so forth, what is currently the best interceptor over all?

I am mainly considering Caldari vs Minmatar, but I want to know about all four.

thanks

Lyria Skydancer
Amarr
Gunship Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.02.14 19:42:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: xxxak
Ignoring support skills and so forth, what is currently the best interceptor over all?

I am mainly considering Caldari vs Minmatar, but I want to know about all four.

thanks


If we are only talking about minmatar and caldari its easy.
Tackling: Stiletto
Killing stuff: Crow

Maeltstome
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.02.14 19:43:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Maeltstome on 14/02/2008 19:43:42
what she said.

EDIT*

Biggest DPS is the taranis. best alround tackler w/damage is the Malediction. Crusader is a good crow killer.

Darahk J'olonar
Gallente
Trans Eve Organization
Posted - 2008.02.14 20:00:00 - [4]
 

Malediction

Vanessa Vale
Posted - 2008.02.15 10:06:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Tackling: Stiletto

Malediction.

It's kinda ironic how minmatar ended with slow and massive interceptors in the name of versatility...

PaddyMayne
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.02.15 10:24:00 - [6]
 

Crow by a long way

Goshinko
State War Academy
Posted - 2008.02.15 11:45:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Vanessa Vale
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Tackling: Stiletto

Malediction.

It's kinda ironic how minmatar ended with slow and massive interceptors in the name of versatility...


It's also kind of ironic how Malediction can't even take full advantage of it's bonus without a sensor booster.

Xsag
Caldari
Red Galaxy
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2008.02.15 11:54:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: PaddyMayne
Crow by a long way


crow all the way, sadly the raptor is junk the only thing that makes it slightly useful is that 13.5au warp speed.

mama guru
Gallente
Thundercats
Posted - 2008.02.15 12:07:00 - [9]
 

I See your crow and raise you a Taranis. Fit Rails and make sure to carry Caldari navy Iridium, you're pretty much unbeatable 1v1.


Xsag
Caldari
Red Galaxy
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2008.02.15 12:18:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: mama guru
I See your crow and raise you a Taranis. Fit Rails and make sure to carry Caldari navy Iridium, you're pretty much unbeatable 1v1.




cmon wots ur layout then ;-)

gavhriel
Amarr
Jotunheimr Productions Ltd.
Talos Coalition
Posted - 2008.02.15 12:33:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: gavhriel on 15/02/2008 12:40:33
best tackler - ares (speed and range)(sometimes stiletto with sensor boosters for surprising fast warpers)
best soloer ... that depends on the situation (crow for killing cruisers for example but bad against fast moving targets, crusader/taranis with beams/rails, any short range tanked inty with a web against non tanked intyes :)

Trojanman190
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2008.02.15 13:43:00 - [12]
 

You guys are insane. It's the claw all the way.


(Just kidding)

I have seen more people flying Ares then the claw... and its so darn cool looking too =/

Pychian Vanervi
Solar Revenue Service
TAXU
Posted - 2008.02.15 13:54:00 - [13]
 


Pure personal opinion on ceptors.

Crow, well i used to love this ship, fire and forget weapons, 30k range so no worries of optimal but not so fast and damage was rubbish against other inty's.

I have now gone into the crusader, love the ship, decent damage, good speed, cap a little low and needs to be managed. But saying that orbit and manage range of about 11k and I have yet to lose to another inty. The claw can be pretty effective as well in the same speed 11k orbit situations.

Granted the above have no web but then you have to weigh up the pro's and con's and decide if you want to go with stilleto and maladiction which while good at tackling suck at damage.

Number 17
Caldari
COLD-Wing
Posted - 2008.02.15 13:54:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Vanessa Vale
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer

It's kinda ironic how minmatar ended with slow and massive interceptors in the name of versatility...


why would you bother flying a minnie ceptor, when the race's cruisers can go faster?

Cippalippus Primus
eXceed Inc.
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2008.02.15 13:58:00 - [15]
 

The crow is still the most balanced interceptor of the lot. For specific roles there are better inties.

Firkragg
Blood Covenant
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.02.15 14:23:00 - [16]
 

Somone give me a nice malediction anti interceptor setup while your here. Atm ive got one full speed setup with 2 overdrives and a nanofiber in the lows but i cant help but feel it might benefit from some small tank (treating it as a rocket taranis basically)

Lyria Skydancer
Amarr
Gunship Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.02.15 14:51:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Firkragg
Somone give me a nice malediction anti interceptor setup while your here. Atm ive got one full speed setup with 2 overdrives and a nanofiber in the lows but i cant help but feel it might benefit from some small tank (treating it as a rocket taranis basically)


Just fit it like a taranis:

3xRocket II
1xNamed nos

1xMWD II
1xWD II
1xWEB

1xNamed REP
2xNamed Cap Relays

I think you need awu 2 or something like that to fit it pg wise. Stick an aux + poly and voila.

Parfait M
Gallente
Super Batungwaa Ninja Warriors
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2008.02.15 14:53:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Parfait M on 15/02/2008 14:58:22
Killers:

Taranis > Crusader > Crow > Claw

Tacklers:

Stiletto > Ares > Malediction > Raptor

I can vouch that, even though I fly a Crow myself, the standard crow you'll encounter is of very, very little challenge. There are more good Taranis pilots than there are Crow pilots. Malediction is average at everything. Not the best range on tackle but it's faster than the raptor. Not the best DPS but it's more DPS than a Stiletto. Not a great tank but it's better than the Ares.

Crusader is an okay killer if you fit a web and pulses/gatlings. It's main problem is that it either fits a web, or a point. They usually do the point, and I have no trouble at all. Beam DPS is pathetic, so if you start taking damage in a slower ceptor, you usually have plenty of time to escape, thank to the small lock range besides. Beamsaders are good against nano crows though, because they can chase them. Against any other ceptors, beams suck quite a bit.

Raptor is, well... The raptor. For such a badass name, it's so... crappy for anything besides pod griefing.

Claw was amazing. Back in the day, anyway, when average ceptor speeds were 4-6k. It was the top dog. Now, well... If you nano it for ceptor killing, you're an idiot. First off, you're paper thin. Second, you're not agile enough even with nanos. Third, 20km or so lock range, you'll be out of it in a sec. Have fun relocking. If you plate it, it's too slow and fat to do anything. Accelerates too slowly, yadda yadda.

Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.

Ares, well, forget damage completely. It's a tackler.

Taranis... Well.. Taranisaurus Wrex. Get the picture? When you meet the enemy gang, and they have one of these, and you're a ceptor, you better kill him first, because if he has any sense he'll be all over you while you take a look at the cruisers or whatever he's with. Even 1v1 they're bastards with overheating. Thank God for inertia, even while webbed; Even with me orbiting at 11km/s they've come too close for comfort. Never been hit once by one though. If they have blasters, and I'm close enough to get hit, it's already over.

My personal ranking of **** I'm afraid of while flying a Crow:

Taranis > Crusader > Stiletto > Malediction > Crow > Raptor > Claw > Ares

Lyria Skydancer
Amarr
Gunship Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:00:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Parfait M


Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.




My malediction would kill a stiletto with medium extender + ACs.

Parfait M
Gallente
Super Batungwaa Ninja Warriors
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:03:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M


Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.




My malediction would kill a stiletto with medium extender + ACs.


Well I raise you a "A Stiletto with medium extender + ACs would kill your Malediction" Laughing

Lyria Skydancer
Amarr
Gunship Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:04:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Parfait M
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M


Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.




My malediction would kill a stiletto with medium extender + ACs.


Well I raise you a "A Stiletto with medium extender + ACs would kill your Malediction" Laughing


Contact me ingame, Id like a 1 vs 1

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:04:00 - [22]
 

my claw will kill... no, wait.

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:05:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Contact me ingame, Id like a 1 vs 1

my moneys on parfait, tbh.

Parfait M
Gallente
Super Batungwaa Ninja Warriors
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:05:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M


Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.




My malediction would kill a stiletto with medium extender + ACs.


Well I raise you a "A Stiletto with medium extender + ACs would kill your Malediction" Laughing


Contact me ingame, Id like a 1 vs 1


I don't fly Stilettos, however I'd certainly bring my Crow. ugh

Kerdrak
GreenSwarm
Black Legion.
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:09:00 - [25]
 

Crusader Cool

L70Rogue
State War Academy
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:40:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: L70Rogue on 15/02/2008 15:40:37
Originally by: PaddyMayne
Crow by a long way


the crow is probably the worst of the interceptors completely overrated.

crusader > all

Haradgrim
Systematic Mercantilism
Posted - 2008.02.15 15:54:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: L70Rogue
Edited by: L70Rogue on 15/02/2008 15:40:37
Originally by: PaddyMayne
Crow by a long way


the crow is probably the worst of the interceptors completely overrated.

crusader > all


Let me know where to meet you in my crow for 1 v 1 YARRRR!!

The crow is amazing, since they added the warp jam cap usage role bonus it absolutely PWNs

Brea Lafail
Posted - 2008.02.15 16:13:00 - [28]
 

Inties I have flown:
Crusader - good for shooting stuff, I guess... fast, but I don't plan on buying another
Claw - Artillery and fast. I like.

Malediction - don't like, tbh.
Stiletto - can fit 2nd web, sensor boost or battery in 4th mid, useful, but lack of lows makes me :(

What Im thinking of training for:

Ares - web+scram+4lows = awesome?

So, just looking at stats without any EFTwhoring, Ares is best I think.

Julius Romanus
Amarr
Posted - 2008.02.15 16:27:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Firkragg
Somone give me a nice malediction anti interceptor setup while your here. Atm ive got one full speed setup with 2 overdrives and a nanofiber in the lows but i cant help but feel it might benefit from some small tank (treating it as a rocket taranis basically)


Just fit it like a taranis:

3xRocket II
1xNamed nos

1xMWD II
1xWD II
1xWEB

1xNamed REP
2xNamed Cap Relays

I think you need awu 2 or something like that to fit it pg wise. Stick an aux + poly and voila.


I'd go 3x rockets 1x small ac(or DLPII)
mwd/web/scram
2x OD, 1x DCII

But i'm sure both work just fine.

Xsag
Caldari
Red Galaxy
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2008.02.15 16:48:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Xsag on 15/02/2008 16:49:50
Originally by: Parfait M
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M
Originally by: Lyria Skydancer
Originally by: Parfait M


Stiletto is mean as **** with medium extender + ACs. I'll dread the day that I have to deal with one again. Nice tackler too, with four mids.




My malediction would kill a stiletto with medium extender + ACs.


Well I raise you a "A Stiletto with medium extender + ACs would kill your Malediction" Laughing




Contact me ingame, Id like a 1 vs 1


I don't fly Stilettos, however I'd certainly bring my Crow. ugh


sounds like we have an inty competition on our hands =)

ill have a go myself but i know there will be better pilots out there than myself (i dont mind should still make an interesting engagement)
any takers on organising it?


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