I believe the Epithal needs either ONE more low slot or a better powergrid.
The Epithal cant do its function with any proper fit.
It is meant to haul large quantities of Pi. But at higher values of Pi it cant MWD-cloak AND properly fit for poco use.
I’ve mentioned before that a strategy to mitigate this is to refit. But what would be better, obviously, is if CCP just redesigned the damn thing so you could fit an MWD-cloak on it with sufficient warp stabs.
Why would CCP hamstring this ship this much? It is the Only industrial that needs to dual-fit this way
A single ACR makes it have enough fitting for mwd. As for poco use. The only time you need the lows is to increase the cargo for CC’s to fit. Just fill the lows with cargo expanders when you are setting up your planets, then replace with with agility mods or wcs. Whatever it is you use. It’s not that big a pain. You only have to setup shop once and the rest is gravy with all that PI commodity space. Oh! it’s you Allstair!
Have been cloack-MWD- flying this ship countless times through low sec from my PI-wormhole. So much performance for such a cheap T1 ship. If you need more then there are the 270M Isk T2 versions. Or maybe you need higher skills? I really love how CCP forces you to make fitting choices in this ship, which are very real and reasonable imho. Even fitted them with probe launchers when looking for a good WH and lived out of them for several months until I had my first structure up. They are fine
I think that the balance between the nereus and epithal works as it is. Nereus has better survivability, while epithal trades that for m3 space for PI. If epithal was buffed then every other industrial ship should be buffed as well to stay in balance.