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Kronos or Vindicator for the Epic L4 Gallente arc

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#1 - 2017-01-04 14:57:49 UTC
I would like to upgrade my Hyperion to either a vindicator or Kronos if necessary to try the Gallente Epic L4 arc for the 1st time. I have messed around int he sim a bit but I am not sure which way to go. I would appreciate some advice on this, and also to those who have run the arc, some fitting suggestions.

I have all the relevant blaster/ rail skills to specialization 4, Marauders 4, BS 5 etc. I can fit all T2/ faction/ DS equipment. I am using the high grade askelian (spelling) set with 6-10 being for cap/ hybrids. I think I may prefer to snipe at 1st to get a feel for the elite ships, I have read some of the BS can chase you down at 1000m/s, and the elite frigs are nasty. If the Kronos/ bastion tank can just park and bastion and tank it then blasters are fine also.

Thank you again for some guidance.
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#2 - 2017-01-04 19:11:43 UTC
Kronos seems like a no brainier.
Particularly if you're rocking Armor Cristals.
VOID Intergalactic Forces
#3 - 2017-01-05 08:24:47 UTC
kronos! why, because screw EW.

I run all 4 lvl 4 epic arcs, usually in a golem with cruise missiles.

why? because of the obscene amount of dps thrown at you and even at 200kms still having a frigate apply dps and full ew can be depressing.

Ive had normal lvl 4s decide that even in a dual repped heavy resist they weren't going to put up with me, an epic is like a lvl 4 on steroids, on most I use range easily to my advantage because being well into their ranges hurts.

I hear blasters with bastion and null get a gun range so d mjd 1 cycle, bastion and blast away starting with frigs first.

I run epics in a number of ships and no hardwires.

"Sarcasm is the Recourse of a weak mind." -Dr. Smith

#4 - 2017-01-05 11:28:01 UTC
Agondray wrote:
kronos! why, because screw EW.

I run all 4 lvl 4 epic arcs, usually in a golem with cruise missiles.

why? because of the obscene amount of dps thrown at you and even at 200kms still having a frigate apply dps and full ew can be depressing.

Ive had normal lvl 4s decide that even in a dual repped heavy resist they weren't going to put up with me, an epic is like a lvl 4 on steroids, on most I use range easily to my advantage because being well into their ranges hurts.

I hear blasters with bastion and null get a gun range so d mjd 1 cycle, bastion and blast away starting with frigs first.

I run epics in a number of ships and no hardwires.


I have a Golem also, can you share the fit you use to run the epics?
#5 - 2017-01-06 19:35:51 UTC
Agondray wrote:
I hear blasters with bastion and null get a gun range so d mjd 1 cycle, bastion and blast away starting with frigs first.


A clarification, if your m/o is to MJD out then you're better off using railguns. Blasters, on the other hand, with Null and Bastion easily shred targets at 50-70km but of course the closer the better. In my personal experience, Kronos does not need to jump out for safety, jumping should be purely tactical decision. And the choice of guns boils down to enemies, if they swarm you or you land close to them then use blasters, if you're far away or they keep the distance - railguns.

@Junara,
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#6 - 2017-01-11 20:26:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Sh0plifter
I used a Tengu when I ran the Epic arc. Kronos will work, though personally, not really needed. A dual rep Vindi with the Asklepian (armor rep amount) implant sets will work better with the web bonus. Ewar is hardly an issue I found and the tengu I used was T2 fit with maybe a faction PDS.

In the same go though, you can run a Kronos with a grappler and be fine too. Do whatever you want overall. Both will work, but I think the vindicator will do better for much less isk.
#7 - 2017-01-14 20:48:54 UTC
Kronos all the way. Because the Space Police.

I am currently away, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#8 - 2017-01-14 21:26:11 UTC
Woop WoopCool
Definitely Police Brutally,
the Kronos wasn't even remotely necessary but he was given one of the lads cheek and we had to make a point
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