Frigate tactics v Cruiser

Would it be viable for an astero to be able to orbit a cruiser outside web range with an afterburner, or would the cruiser hit it easily outside 10km?

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It could, rails have terrible tracking, blasters stink at range, but a missile boat will hit you, lasers, some have good tracking, artillery could get an alpha strike but again they any turrets need to be fitted for tracking.

Oh, and auto cannons track pretty good but range is short.

So maybe, but keep range but that means you may not be able to keep them tackled.

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And Astero being able to fit missiles as well could you not point him from 20km or 30 with a faction point and let your drones and missiles slowly eat him up?

The other problem ofcourse if you are using an AB you at at the mercy of people in cruisers with MWD. Meaning they can quickly close range. If your goal is to stay out of range then you might need to consider MWD and not a AB.

This is why EVE is fascinating. You can face 3 Thoraxes and each one would be fitted for a different purpose or engagement, and one of them might just be a double web frigate killer. :slight_smile:

The idea is to use a warp disrupter on a cruiser that is using an AB and let the drones eat it up.


I am just pointing out you cannot always be guaranteed that your target will have a AB. You are also in his disruptor range.

You can do it for sure, but a semi competent pilot could slingshot you or just kill your drones.

Totally. Here is an example of it being used in this way:


Astero can’t use missiles :frowning:

Edit 2: Fit


[Astero, nano shield]

Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Coreli A-Type 5MN Microwarpdrive
Pithum C-Type EM Shield Amplifier
Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender
Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor

Sisters Core Probe Launcher, Sisters Core Scanner Probe
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer II
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II

Imperial Navy Acolyte x10
Republic Fleet Warrior x5

(Faction disruptor for fitting reasons and additional range. Bling optional)

Edit 3: Glazed over this part

Ehem… no. You can do it with a MWD though. :smiley:

Nice video

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