Armor Tempest | How bad is it?

For PVE fooling around.
Can run cap stable with either the AB or the armor rep running.
Looking for something lazy to chill around after 12 hours shifts.

[Tempest, *Armor tempest]
Reactive Armor Hardener
Multispectrum Energized Membrane II
Large Armor Repairer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Tracking Computer II
100MN Afterburner II
Large Cap Battery II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II

800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II

Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Projectile Metastasis Adjuster I

Hammerhead II x5
Salvage Drone I x5

Phased Plasma L x1440
Inferno Fury Light Missile x80
Optimal Range Script x2

Meh, I’ve never been a super big fan of Minmatar ships, so I don’t have a lot of experience fitting them.

That being said, the following adjustments will help you eek out a little bit more cap and damage application. You can also use cheap abyssals to increase speed, cap life, damage, and repair rate. Decayed AB, Large Cap Battery, Gyrostabilizer, and Large Armor Repair mutaplasmids range from dirt cheap to affordable. Moreover, you have a but ton of extra PG, and a decent amount of CPU to use as dump stats.

Summary

[Tempest, *Armor tempest]

Reactive Armor Hardener
Multispectrum Energized Membrane II
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Large Armor Repairer II

Tracking Computer II, Tracking Speed Script
100MN Afterburner II
Large Cap Battery II
Large Cap Battery II
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script

800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
800mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Repeating Cannon I, Phased Plasma L
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II

Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

Hammerhead II x5
Salvage Drone I x5

Inferno Fury Light Missile x80
Phased Plasma L x1440
Optimal Range Script x2

1 Like

I recently got, and fit, a Tempest Fleet Issue, and can say your fit looks very similar to how I did mine. I’m certain there are a few differences in slot allocation, so I’m not going to post the fit unless you just want to see it. The long and the short, to answer your question, is that it doesn’t look like a bad fit at all. You have the AB for getting in close, like you need to, and then it’s going to turn into a can opener. Good job. Fly safe.

Sorry for bringing bad news to you but the tempest is not very good at pve.
After not too long you will start to realize that using autocannons for pve will cost insane amounts of isk and while being really cool and even some variety in ammo choice, other options may look preferably.

Don’t get me wrong, the tempest is a great pvp boat but you are usually less concerned about the cost of ammo when you fight another ship.

As much as I like the tempest, I recommend you look at the typhoon.

should be fine, main problem will be range. can mostly fix that by upgrading to a machariel since it has the fall off bonus

I’d do something like this, honestly I’m not even sure what to do with the rig slots, rep amount rigs seem pretty obvious, or warp speed rigs if you are comfortable doing the missions. Maybe polycarbons so you have a bit of extra speed/agility?

[Tempest, pve]

Large Armor Repairer II
Imperial Navy Multispectrum Energized Membrane
Reactive Armor Hardener
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script
500MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Heavy Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 800

800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Republic Fleet EMP L
[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]

[Empty Rig slot]
[Empty Rig slot]
[Empty Rig slot]

^this²

the range is … well close range and the damage falls very fast. So you need movement to remain in close range (so MWD) and eg grappler to kill the webbers.

MWD means very small cap. close range means more damage incoming, so need more cap.

example fit
[Tempest, *Simulated Tempest Fitting]
Large Armor Repairer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Large Armor Repairer II
Multispectrum Energized Membrane II

500MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Heavy Stasis Grappler II
Large Micro Jump Drive
Heavy F-RX Compact Capacitor Booster
Stasis Webifier II

800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II

Large Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Large Ancillary Current Router I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit II




Republic Fleet Fusion L x720
Navy Cap Booster 800 x5

And then you realize that you can fit the same on an hyperion, which will tank 35% more and deal more damage at the same range AND have more drones. And also deal damage more suitable for the rats that don’t attack specifically the armor…