You can't fit much more tank on a Hawk, unless you REALLY dump isk into it.
The new thing with the Hawk, is that now you can fit a tank AND tackle.
The new Vengeance is awesome for brawling larger ships. Had a fight with a Cane + Stiletto last night. I was running a MWD + NOS fit. Even under dual neuts, I was able to get rep cycles. With some manual piloting you can get under medium guns (Cane was fit with 220 AC's in this case)easily. Cane was in deep shields near the end when the Stiletto scooted in and slapped a web on me. Pop, goes the Vengeance.
Anyway, the new new AF's are more than capable of killing bigger stuff. Just pray that they have no webs, you don't get vollied on the burn in for tackle and you can kill them before backup arrives.
Okay, so does that mean I should evade any new AF in non-anti-frig fit BC and cruisers when solo-ing? If a shield cane with neuts have problems, I don't think most other shield BC have a chance in hell. (excluding podla drakes)
It's mostly only bads in BC's that will have problems.
[–]bam_strokerCaldari 6 points 18 hours ago
Your command of deliberate, convincingly bad English is amazing.
And there will be plenty of terrible AF pilots trying out the new buffed frigs, as don't they cost <= a BC loss, especially a tier3, with minimal SP barrier.
So a question on the buffed AFs.
I see quite a few fits listed in the ship set-up hangar with MWDs now, and I understand the 50% sig reduction has made MWD fits much more viable now, but I would still personally be inclined to fit an AB.
Assuming you can set up a circumstance where you can catch the ships you want to engage, wouldn't an AB still pay off in terms of range control and transversal, particularly against other AFs that are MWD fit?
AFs still die just as horribly as before when scrambled and their mwd bloom bonus doesn't apply anymore. so yeah, bring an AB if you intend to get close.
or just kite (and be happy with your ~100 dps -.-)
Is the Wolf now the Minmatar AF of choice since the buff? I saw some artillery fits but how does the Wolf do it better than the Thrasher?
Jaguars biggest weakness is it's terrible dps. Your main advantage with the jag is speed you have to be a much better pilot at determining when to bail on a fight then before.
You can still fit a jag for a decent tank plus full tackle or go without a web and fit a excellent tank.
The biggest draw back to the jag is that in almost all engagements you will be doing less then 200 dps.
On the plus side in scram range with full tackle you should be able to dictate range on any other AF
(Disclaimer: This was all EFT warrioring)
From a limited bit of Flying, I've had a fair bit of luck with dual-nano'd Jags killing inties and faction stuff. Getting 5km/s out of one isn't too hard, pretend you only do 2.5k for a bit then pounce on them with an overloaded scram/web/mwd.
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