Gank Frigate vs Gate Guns

  • You can use a cheap friage to gank autopiloters on a gate.

  • High-sec gate guns do over 1000 DPS, so your shooting time is short.

  • Targets are limited to autopiloting rookie ships, leopards, and the standard shuttles.

  • Some named shuttles have more HP than the regular shuttles and will probably survive.

    [Atron, Gate Atron]

    Magnetic Field Stabilizer I
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer I
    Damage Control I

    X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier
    Small Shield Extender I
    Small Shield Extender I

    Light Neutron Blaster I, Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Neutron Blaster I, Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Neutron Blaster I, Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S
    [Empty High slot]

    Small Anti-Kinetic Screen Reinforcer I
    Small Core Defense Field Extender I
    Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I

A highly-skilled character can get 375 HP volley damage for aproximately 165 DPS
Lasts for 3 volleys, maybe 4 before being destroyed by the six gate guns in 0.7 security and below.
I’ve never tried using this in 0.8 security or above, but I suspect it won’t get the job done.
The cost is less than 2M.
Everything except the web can be built inexpensively for less than a million.
Web is inexpensive on the market.
Shuttles are almost twice as fast as rookie ships; No need for the web against slow rookie ships.
Low-skilled characters may have CPU issues - remove the web or try with guns that are easier to fit; it may work.
Park yourself in the path of an autopiloter, and start blasting when they slowboat into range of your guns.

Here are some example kills: Reaper with 120M cargo (antitanked!) Velator with 30M in cargo (antitanked!) Expensive empty Leopard shuttle. Velator with small skill injector.

If you’re new and want to try your hand at ganking autopiloters, this is a way to get in the game. Your security status will drop, but it’s not like your virtue and you can get it back again if you want. It costs me around 132M isk to go from -3 to 0 security status using tags. Ratters/missioners who gank occasionally won’t need tags. Kill clone soldier rats to increase your efficiency. Remember that your victims will earn a kill right against you whether you succeed or fail the gank, but that makes your life much more interesting.

However, at the end of the day, you have a much wider selection of autopiloting targets with a 5M T1-fit catalyst. This frigate works if you can’t fly destroyers, but it’s very limited in its application.


Oy vey goy stop killing my RMT shuttles!

Nice use of racist meme, I’m going through your post history dude, good luck

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1000 dps… uhu… i see good intentions, but please stay factual.

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