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3Box LS Gatecamp Composition

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Caldari State
#1 - 2016-12-30 16:01:50 UTC
Hi All,

I'm building up a team that I can comfortably 3 box that is effective at low sec gate camping. At the moment I've had good success with an insta-thrasher given its surprise DPS, scan res, and ability to tank gate guns for about 4 volleys. For the most part, this ship is successful at blapping frig and dessy hulls which are WT and the occasional neut frig hull.

I want to expand upon this capability though. So at first, I will probably just have three accounts in the insta-thrashers (they are cheap). This will give me reasonable dps and will shred war targets. The sustain though is an issue and will make it somewhat more challenging to stay on grid for more than 10 or so seconds when engaging a neut. I don't mind moving up to tankier builds, but I still want to maintain that fast lock time along with reasonable alpha/dps. Also, making the 3 box a bit more hands off (aka drone assist) might be kind of nice in the future.

Thus I'm starting to think of ideas like 2 vexors and one insta-cane with the vexors providing shield rep, drone assist, and some remote sensor boost while the Cane does the initial lock. This will get around 1000 dps (with heat and drones), reasonable hands off, not too expensive, and some sustain in the presence of gate guns.

Any other ideas for taking out indy/cruiser level and below?

Again the objectives I want for this 3 box are:
1. Fast lock
2. DPS/Alpha
3. Some sustain in front of gate gun fire
4. Cost effective (doesn't have to be super cheap but nothing ridiculous)
5. Somewhat lower maintenance on 2 of the boxes (less important, more of a quality of life thing)

Cheers,
Neb
RvB - RED Federation
#2 - 2016-12-30 17:30:08 UTC
Firstly, dont do it. Its a horrible way to ruin the game. Camping is boring, lame and it doesnt even really work solo. Do some proper pvp.




Any good sort of triple boxxed solo camping would most likely be ashimuu or vigilant + 2 logis.
#3 - 2017-01-06 14:28:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Ocean Ormand
W0lf Crendraven wrote:
Firstly, dont do it. Its a horrible way to ruin the game. Camping is boring, lame and it doesnt even really work solo. Do some proper pvp.




Any good sort of triple boxxed solo camping would most likely be ashimuu or vigilant + 2 logis.


Honestly I don't get responses like these. What would be valid pvp? Would it be asking for one v one on jita undock? Or flying through 30 systems looking for somebody, anybody to shoot? Maybe it's sitting in a big alliance being an f1 monkey for some mediocre fc who arranges fight with his friends in other alliances? How is any of this better or more valid then gate camping? IMO gate camping can be fun and interesting. You never know what you going to get and there is always the possibility of being baited or counter dropped. It's a no less valid form of pvp then anything else in eve.

As for the op -- what to use depends on what you are hunting. At a minimum you need cloaky eyes, something for tackle - I like a hic because stabs don't matter and it has a heavy tank and very long point, and then some sort of tanky dps. Now you wont catch small crap with this but then again I don't care about small crap.
#4 - 2017-01-06 22:02:14 UTC
Falcon + Rook + widow and if you can have a kitsune friend come by it's perfect
#5 - 2017-01-09 15:28:47 UTC
Lucy Callagan wrote:
Falcon + Rook + widow and if you can have a kitsune friend come by it's perfect


No scorpion?
Caldari State
#6 - 2017-01-11 07:32:00 UTC
Thanks for the replies.

Right now I'm trying a combination of arty thrashers and a scout. The arty thrashers are super fun, cheap, but a little micro heavy over multiple accounts. Next up I'm going to check out two logi and a svipul.

Cheers,
Neb
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