Do you loathe having to use drones on your battleship to pick off smaller ships? Then this thread is for you!
The Heavy Stasis Grappler can be an effective tool for nailing frigates as well as an alternate to using a flight of light drones or smartbombs. But there are several caveats…
• This only works with short-range large weapons: Blasters, Autocannons and Pulse Lasers.
• You need a ship with a tracking bonused hull (trained to at least IV). V gunnery skills are key. In addition, you need to boost your base gun tracking by a minimum of 50% through a combination of implants, rigs, tracking enhancers and tracking speed-scripted tracking computers (T2 minimum).
• You may need to overheat both your grappler and tracking computer.
• Finally, you will almost always need to move towards your target. Remaining stationary will work on some targets but the most persistent will require you to approach.
An added advantage of the Heavy Stasis Grappler is that it will also allow you to nail destroyer and cruiser sized targets that fall under 10km (these can be hard to successfully target otherwise).
Is it worth sacrificing a prized mid slot for? Only you can be the judge.