Scorp navy works great actually. Anything with a passive shield tank that can spit 1k dps at 100km is fantastic for a lot of the missions. The 4% resists per level will help with the rest of the missions.
It actually sounds like you’re pretty prepared which is good. A lot of people go into level 5s with a lot of misconceptions. Many people think just because you have the standing and a ship that can do them (t3) that they will make more than they would blitzing burner missions and that’s just not the case.
If you want to exceed high sec burner ISK it will come down to the following:
- Don’t spend more than 10 minutes in a mission (unless you’re learning/experimenting)
- Use a minimum of 2 faction pullers. One can be your main. Corporate pullers won’t cut it.
- Diplomacy 5 on both pullers.
- Social 5 on both pullers.
Declining is so important. You’ll decline roughly 4-6 missions for each one you accept. Always pool your mission rewards except on storylines. About half the level 5s are just undoable. They take forever, they’re crazy dangerous, and they’re just not worth it for the isk/h ratio. Make your own level 5 whitelist and slowly grow that list one mission at a time.
As you’re learning the missions, try to see each one for what it is. Each mission is a certain amount of ISK that can be attained in a certain amount of time. Slowly shorten that time mission by mission. Learn each mission as if it is the only mission in the world. Respect each mission. When you start upgrading your operation, think things like “I want to add The Big Sting Part 1 to my roster. Which ship is best and how many systems does the agent send me to for that mission?.” Then proceed to be a baller and put a ship in each one of those systems. I don’t do the big sting, but it’s just an example. Just think big when it it comes to level 5s. You get paid big, so think big.
Also, let me just plug carriers real quick. If you weren’t already planning on it, get some carriers! Carriers can only do about 5-6 of the level 5s, but they absolutely smash those missions in less than 5 minutes. Even with trash skills and t1 fit, you can bang out these specific missions lickity-split. So I highly suggest training for a carrier, even if you have no interest in ever going t2.
Edit: After some pyfa dicking I’ve come to the conclusion the scorp navy definitely can’t do it. Not enough dps and passive shield recharge. Stick with the rattlesnake.