Arms Race Alpha - Navy Raven L4 Advice


(Vexine Shizukesa) #1

Greetings all!

As an Alpha player, I was really excited about the additional skills made available to Alphas; namely the ability to fly/arm battleships.

I’m a devout Caldari pilot, and have always wanted to fly a CNR for when I want to PvE pew pew (fwoosh fwoosh?) for a while. I realize that there are potentially better L4 mission-running ships out there, but what can I say? I like missiles, I like the aesthetics of the ship, and want to have fun flying one. :slight_smile:

I would really appreciate some fits posted here with how vets would equip this ship as an Alpha pilot.

Here are some assumptions to consider:

  • For now, assume ISK is no object. If the fit is too expensive, then it’ll give me a fun goal to save for.
  • If it makes a difference on module/tank choices: this is a PvE fit for casual “AFK” style gameplay. I prefer safe, steady, and boring as opposed to risky, fast, and active. I play EVE a lot at work and at home, and I never know when I’ll need to AFK on very short notice for a few minutes.
  • This fit is intended for various L4 Caldari missions in the “safest” space I can find
  • I am open to active or passive shield tanks, no personal preference
  • Assume perfect Alpha skills as needed for ship/modules

My thanks in advance for any fits/discussion you can offer!


Caldari mission L4 ship and fitting
(Chainsaw Plankton) #2

This is the basic copy/paste standard CNR fit. You can of course swap to things like faction damage mods, faction launchers, shiny tank, or whatever you like as your budget allows, I don’t recommend going all out on that front as someone may gank you at some point, or you might lose a ship for whatever reason. I think you will have to make some modification as it is very tight on CPU with all lv5 skills and alpha drops a fitting skill or two.

I’m not 100% on the rigs, Typically a t2 launcher fit version needs all the application it can get to get good damage with fury missiles, but with t1/faction missiles I don’t know how much application you really need. Dropping a missile rig or two will also save on CPU.

You can also swap the signal amp for a drone damage amp, co-processor, or damage control. Personally I like the extra locked targets, better lock range, better scan res, and sensor strength. But a drone damage improvement is also nice, or a co-proc to open up other fittings, and the damage control might save your butt at some point.

[Raven Navy Issue, CNR m4 cruise]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Signal Amplifier II

Pith C-Type X-Large Shield Booster
Heavy Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 800
Kinetic Deflection Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Republic Fleet Target Painter
100MN Afterburner II

‘Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile
’Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Cruise Missile

Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst II
Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst II
Large Warhead Flare Catalyst II

Hornet II x5
Hobgoblin II x5
Acolyte II x5
Warrior II x5


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