- 5x 425mm Vulcans
- 1x Hvy Missle LauncherMeds
- T2 Warp Distruptor 24km
- T2 MWD
- 2x Large Shield ExtenderLows
- 3x T2 Gyros
- 1x T2 Inertia stabilizer
- 1x T2 RCU Drones
- 5x T2 Warriors
Total DPS: 468/sec
I welcome any and all input for this setup. It's worth mentioning I've never flown a Vaga before now, and my ship and I have yet to see actual PvP combat together. I've been pouring over many threads and discussions, what I've learned is that there are many ways to dress a Vaga for combat. It all depends the pilots style. My style is like most others, strike fast, strike hard, and live long. (Atleast long enough to gtho of an unsavory situation)
High DPS coupled with the high defense is my top two priorities, but if I had to place an emphasis on one of the two, I'd choose DPS any day. That is why I'm gunning for 425mm ACs. (No pun intended)
I'd like input on my setup overall, but also like input on some more specific things:
Highs- T2 425mm AC vs T2 220mm Vulcan AC
It seems most use 220m, but why? Is it simply because they lack the skills needed to equip all 5 due to pwr grid issues? (which is a great challenge if you don't have AWU 5 and the ability to equip an RCU II like I do) Or is it because they fear the tracking speed on the 425mm is too low by comparison?- Ammo
Barrage, Republic Fusion, or Hail. This is important to me. Barrage seems like the best choice with its 1.5 fall off bonus, but what about its .75 tracking speed penalty? Republic Fusion's only bonus is a slight increase in DPS, but it also has a 25% range penalty. Hail has the highest DPS potential, but it has been slapped by far too many penalties to be useful for a Vaga. - Heavy Missle Launcher vs Nos
I fail to understand how a T2 Nos is can of much use when it drains a mere 36/6sec off the cap of a ship which will be more than likely of cruiser size. I understand their usefulness vs frigs, but that's what the high DPS is for. Pop'em before they blink and become a nuisance. (again, I've yet to test this theory in actual combat)- Drones
I've also been toying with the idea of exchanging my warriors for logistic or combat utility drones. Any thoughts on this?Meds- Enough said. . .
The T2 WD, MWD, and LSE are all essential. I've played with the idea of 1 T2 Invul + 1 LSE, but in the end the passive tank seemed like a better choice. Always, comments and suggestions for better alternatives are always welcomed.Lows- Again, enough said. . .
The 3 Gyros, and RCU are needed to maintain optimal DPS and the 5 425mm. Instab, overdrive, or nanofiber are really what is still plaguing my mind. Again, comments and critiques are welcomed. Rigs- Honestly this time, there is absolutely nothing to say. . .
Agility is important to me, I want to be able to align and warp out at the first sign the odds have tipped significantly in my target's favor.Bottom Line:
In the end I know I have to make up my own **** mind, but is it so wrong for me to get a second opinion, and perhaps a third, and a fourth, (and a few more) from the entire community?My Vaga's Specs
Ignore the red bar. That will be gone just as soon as I finish training a few last minute skills.