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Zuril Nair
Gallente
Black Eclipse Corp
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2008.12.29 01:07:00 - [1]
 

I love the smaller ships. Sure I can make a lot more isk in a Battleship hull, but small ships are FUN!

What small ships do you enjoy flying in L3 and L4 missions? Which are most efficient?

Personally, I like Ishtars, with their near battleship damage and great resistances.

Ravenal
The Fated
E.Y
Posted - 2008.12.29 01:31:00 - [2]
 

got a bpo eh? Cool

Cu3ball
Minmatar
Edge of Darkness
Posted - 2008.12.29 04:26:00 - [3]
 

I agreed, I got bored running LVL 4's in my CNR so I started playing with AF's. Currently I'm flying a wolf, but training for a Iskhur. Here is my Wolf setup that works great of LVL 3's, have not tried it in 4's yet.

[Wolf, Mission Runner]
Beta Reactor Control: Diagnostic System I
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Gyrostabilizer II

Pithi B-Type Small Shield Booster
Gistii B-Type 1MN Afterburner

200mm AutoCannon II, Barrage S
200mm AutoCannon II, Barrage S
200mm AutoCannon II, Barrage S
200mm AutoCannon II, Barrage S
Corpii C-Type Small Nosferatu

Capacitor Control Circuit I
Projectile Collision Accelerator I


The faction pieces can be traded out for T2 stuff, but nos and afterburn are around 10 mil a piece, and make a big difference. HAC's are lot a fun also, but I still like the AF's better. IMO, alot more fun.



Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2008.12.29 05:58:00 - [4]
 

ishtar can be set up to tank 3-4 times what some missions will do, while not dropping damage by too much. if you add in sig radius and speed tank, I don't know how much tank that is but it is quite a lot Laughing

ishkur is also fun

I can only really fly the harpy. which will work, but gotta get up close to do the real damage.

Cade Morrigan
Caldari
Posted - 2008.12.29 16:28:00 - [5]
 

For fun I use a Harpy for L3 missions and a Cerberus for L4.

Dracthera
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.12.29 16:30:00 - [6]
 

Not sure if fun and efficient go together in this case, but a Cerb for L4's would be fun (not very efficient compared to mission-running ships).

Pwett
QUANT Corp.
QUANT Hegemony
Posted - 2008.12.29 16:48:00 - [7]
 

It's completely inefficient, but when I get bored, I like to run drone missions in my Hound.

demonfurbie
Minmatar
Drunken Wookies
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2008.12.29 18:16:00 - [8]
 

rocket hawk ftw

Artelmis
Posted - 2008.12.29 22:49:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Artelmis on 29/12/2008 22:52:23
This.

this setup has effectively replaced my CNR. i swap into it from my navy apoc from time to time and i rip missions apart. it can tank the entire room of mordus headhunters lvl 4 and the bonus room of angel extravaganza if you pay attention, has no need for optimal ranges (160+ km max range with decent skills) and it can rip apart anything including frigates just cause it has such freakish rate of fire. I've killed spider drones in this in under 10 volleys... considering that's t1 heavy missiles and a 4 sec rate of fire.

give it a shot, its kinda a pricey setup, but i promise you wont be disappointed.

I'd fit t2 launchers just for precision ammo for those pesky little spider drones, but its not worth sacrificing the tank. i perma-run this setup with very little difficulty.

[Cerberus, CN heavy]
Shield Power Relay II
Shield Power Relay II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Corelum C-Type 10MN Afterburner
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Ballistic Deflection Field II
Heat Dissipation Field II

Caldari Navy Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
Caldari Navy Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
Caldari Navy Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
Caldari Navy Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
Caldari Navy Heavy Missile Launcher, Scourge Heavy Missile
[empty high slot]

Core Defence Field Purger I
Core Defence Field Purger I

edit: adding numbers:
i pull (no hardwirings)
275 dps, and 535 defense versus serpentis/guristas.

it kinda sucks versus serpentis (blasted defender missiles). the counter is just get up nice and close (orbit at 5km) and rip them apart. the bonus to this is you can zip in, loot the wreck, and move on as the cerb has a huge cargo bay. sadly the fit is a bit tight to squeeze a salvager on there.

Ghoest
Posted - 2008.12.30 03:59:00 - [10]
 

Using an assult frig to make a lvl 4 mission less boring makes no sense at all.

The mission just takes longer - how is that good in any way?

UMEE
Perkone
Posted - 2008.12.30 07:52:00 - [11]
 

i just did Damsel In Distress in my Ishkur. was really fun speed tanking the cruisers while my hobs gnawed then down >.< but it took too long, and i couldnt salvage. doing this in my domi or vexor = more salvage, more loot, faster kills with hammer II's = more profit

but if profit isnt what youre after, L3's can be a lot of fun in an AF. some L4's are doable, but, for example, i couldnt do enough damage in my T2 gank fitted Ishkur to down the final rat in some mish...just couldnt break his tank.

heavy assault ships are good for any L4. Ishtar is about as good as a Domi.

lucifers widow
United Front Alliance renting corp
Posted - 2008.12.30 11:11:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
Using an assult frig to make a lvl 4 mission less boring makes no sense at all.

The mission just takes longer - how is that good in any way?


Af's are fun to fly = good in one way !

Best just stay in you're raven pressing f1 - f however many launchers there are, makes more sense to you no doubt.

Ghoest
Posted - 2008.12.30 15:22:00 - [13]
 

yes a 30 minute boring mission is better than a 50 minute boring mission.

Cade Morrigan
Caldari
Posted - 2008.12.30 15:41:00 - [14]
 

Blaster Eagle is fun for L3s.

Ravenal
The Fated
E.Y
Posted - 2008.12.31 02:04:00 - [15]
 

I like my jag but also my Retribution. AB in its only med slot saves it a lot of pain (like docking for more ammo)

Missioning in an AF was a general annoyance if the mission had lots of missiles ... but after the missile changes they might be less of a bother now.

Weltmarkt
Posted - 2008.12.31 06:14:00 - [16]
 

For Guristas: Ishtar with T2 sentries. 500+ dps, nice tank, immune to jam.

Elias Modron
S.K. Astronautics
Cascade Associates
Posted - 2008.12.31 11:47:00 - [17]
 

Enyo will tear through L3 Serpentis missions easily.


 

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