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Shadow Wyrm
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.05.16 21:53:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Shadow Wyrm on 16/05/2008 21:53:51
Any up to date fittings for running lvl4's with a cerberus? Checked the stickies but they are out of date :(

cheers Embarassed

FT Diomedes
Gallente
Factio Paucorum
Posted - 2008.05.17 00:50:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: FT Diomedes on 17/05/2008 01:10:47
I've used a Cerberus in Level 4 missions and frankly, it isn't something you want to do. With that said, this is what I used:

[Cerberus, L's Cerberus - HMLs]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Shield Power Relay II

Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Invulnerability Field II
Photon Scattering Field II
Invulnerability Field II

'Arbalest' Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
'Arbalest' Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
'Arbalest' Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
'Arbalest' Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
'Arbalest' Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
[empty high slot]

Core Defence Field Purger I
Core Defence Field Purger I

I swapped the hardeners out as needed.

Carniflex
StarHunt
Fallout Project
Posted - 2008.05.19 06:53:00 - [3]
 

I would suggest using Raven or even Drake. While it's quite possible to do them in cerberus you get a lot better results for a lot smaller price with those with significally better survivability.

As far as setup goes, it's usually either heavy missile passive tanked or active faction tank with HAM's. Both of them usually find also room for domination afterburner as speed is your friend with smaller ships in missions.

Ragnor Dayton
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2008.05.19 10:09:00 - [4]
 

My current setup

High
5 HAML II with javs/std/CN
Tractor Beam

Mids
2 Pithi B-Type Small Shield Boosters
Caldari Navy Shield Boost Amplifier
2 Mission specific T2 Hardeners

Low
3 BCS II
CFC II

Rigs
2 CCC

With 5/5 cap skills and +3% cap implant will perma run. Up to 420dps or so with L4 missile skills and a couple of 3% implants. Can kill Rachen in about 3.5 mins. Not ideal by any means - at range and vs Sansha/Blood/Drones it lacks a lot of firepower, but it can do L4's without too much difficulty, if a bit slowly.

Kenji Kikuta
Posted - 2008.05.20 20:19:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Kenji Kikuta on 20/05/2008 20:21:45
Today I took out my Cerberus for the first time. I was really excited to see how it would perform, especially as the virigin mission was Worlds Collide level 4 Guristas/Serpentis Laughing

The only troubles I had was with the Angel Spies (damn piranha missiles) in the second pocket on the Serpentis side. Otherwise, that mission was cake, in particular on the Guristas side...hardly had to turn on the shield booster.

My previous ship was the Drake and thus my cap skills are at level3/4. The following setup reflects that.

HIGHs: 5 HMLII (with fury ammo), 1 tractorbeam
MEDs: 1 Pithi B Small Shield Booster (less than 20mill), 1 medium cap injector (100s), 3 shield hardeners
LOWs: 4 BCSII
RIGS: 1 kinetic shield resist, 1 thermal shield resist


With my missile skills and implants this baby delivers some 400 dps. Kinetic/Thermal resists are somewhere 93-95%.

I still have to encounter Blood/Sansha, for which i will have 2 EM resist (77% resist) and 1 thermal (93% resist). I think this will suffice as these rats are cake in level 4 missions.

Many players probably want to fit a few PDU's in low slots and CCC rigs, but i simply dont see the point. The injector charges are very cheap, 1-2k isk, and a full rack of BCSII gives a nice boost to dps. Why sacrifice dps for a perma tank? Micromanaging wont hurt you. However, if you have a crappy internet connection and fear disconnects...perhaps you should go with the perma tank anyways.

Regarding the fury missiles, sure they cost some, but the total cost per mission is equal to or less the bounty of one typical npc battleship. Also, with level 3 in missile projection/bombardment and level 4 heavy assault ship your effective range is 63 km. The max range is 91 km with relevant skills at level 5.

When I get more familiar with this ship, I'll most likely swap one of the hardeners for an AB. Speed is nice. As it is now, it's a miniature Drake...a brick standing still and spewing missiles :)...but way cooler!

All in all, I doubt i'll ever go back to the Drake for missions/complexes. The cerberus has alot of potential and imo is wortwhile training for!

EDIT: Regarding the Pithi B small shield booster, i got this advice from Ragnor Dayton in another thread...thanks man! It works like a charm. 2 of them active should save your from the fatal mistake of aggroing a whole pocket while warp scrambled.

Boz Well
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.05.20 20:53:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Carniflex
I would suggest using Raven or even Drake. While it's quite possible to do them in cerberus you get a lot better results for a lot smaller price with those with significally better survivability.

As far as setup goes, it's usually either heavy missile passive tanked or active faction tank with HAM's. Both of them usually find also room for domination afterburner as speed is your friend with smaller ships in missions.


QFT... Unless you just get a kick out of using a Cerb, it's pretty silly to use it for level 4 missions. ugh

Kerfira
Kerfira Corp
Posted - 2008.05.21 17:05:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Kerfira on 21/05/2008 17:05:54
A cerb is quite fun to use for L4's, but not if your objective is to earn money.
Once you've struggled through a mission once or twice in a cerb and the 'fun' part has worn off, using a properly fitted CNR will seem like heaven.....

Recnac
Shades Corp
Posted - 2008.05.21 17:23:00 - [8]
 

As a pilot with maxed out skills for the Cerb and the Drake I would say stick with a drake
although the drake is slower it has better dmg and better tank, and more importantly a much cheaper ship to replace
If you want anymore info contact me ingame as im a member of that small group of lvl4 runners that doesnt use a navy raven to run lvl4's


 

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