Most of the pirate faction frigs instill fear in people seeing them coming. A Worm is nearly without a counter, when it sits inside a novice plex. A daredevil means almost sure death to anyone who cant get away or out-dps it. A Succubus can just do anything it wants as it speed tanks you or leaves at will from most fights. A Dram can get under anyone’s guns. A garmur is the cancer of the frigate world for sure. Dual rep asteros can take small fleets to kill, if they can survive it.
But the cruor … is hardly ever seen. It’s not very fear inspiring. It has many solid counters (drones, ancil shield tanks, missiles, projectiles, cap boosters), and it’s slow, not very agile at all, doesnt carry great dps (it has the same as a succubus, but without any bonus to tracking or range). It has one little drone …
SOLUTION: I think it’s simple, having fiddled around with it. In needs another mid slot. It doesnt need to be faster, it doesnt really need more cpu or grid (although i always seem to be 2 pg or 5 cpu away from something awesome) … It just needs more mids. HOW TO GET IT: Drop a high slot, and change the neut-nos bonus for amarr frigate skill to 35% (up from 15). That way, the fitting room used for the nos’s can go in the mid, and it gets to keep its neut/nos trick. I would like 5 more CPU if it was done, but i think that one trade off would actually be enough to make it work.
Anyone else got a way to make a cruor not suck so bad?