Heron - Tech 1 - Exploration

caldari
alpha
pve

(ISD Fractal) #1

A fitting for the Caldari Heron. This fit is aimed at new players wanting to get into exploration and hacking.

This fitting is meant for Alpha players and can include up to Tech 1 modules. This fit cannot use a cloak.


(ISD Fractal) #2

Fit provided by @Kirsid_Tannaway

[Heron, Alpha T1 Exploration]
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I

Data Analyzer I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
5MN Microwarpdrive I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
Relic Analyzer I

Core Probe Launcher I
Salvager I
Salvager I

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot]
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

Hobgoblin I x7

Core Scanner Probe I x16

The community has contributed other fits in this thread. Feel free to explore them as well!


(MrAktilos MrAktilos) #3

fitting:

[Heron, alpha]
‘Halcyon’ Core Equalizer I
’Halcyon’ Core Equalizer I

PL-0 Scoped Cargo Scanner
Data Analyzer I
Relic Analyzer I
5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Scan Rangefinding Array I

Core Probe Launcher I, Core Scanner Probe I
Salvager I
[empty high slot]

Small Memetic Algorithm Bank I
Small Emission Scope Sharpener I
[empty rig slot]

Hornet EC-300 x1Hornet EC-300 x1Hornet EC-300 x1

A basic exploring fit which is capable of doing both relic and data sites. It is rigged with virus coherence for both site types to make it easier for a new player to do both without the need for reshipping. Mids are fittied for speed, both analyzers a cargo scanner to check cans befor scanning and a module to increase scan strength. Low slots are fitted with warp cores to give it atleast a chance to escape, the meta module with the least penalty to targeting range was chosen. High slots contain the mandatory core scanner and a salvager if a t2 wreck is found while travelling


(Obil Que) #4
[Heron, Alpha Heron]
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I

Alumel-Wired Enduring Sensor Booster, ECCM Script
Alumel-Wired Enduring Sensor Booster, ECCM Script
Scan Rangefinding Array I
Alumel-Wired Enduring Sensor Booster, ECCM Script
1MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner

Core Probe Launcher I
TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher
TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

'Integrated' Hobgoblin x7

A fit for alpha explorers in wormholes. Virtually immune to combat scanning without high skill and virtue implant sets, provides a level of safety to an alpha sitting at a safe spot from being probed down while scanning. Can be adapted in the midslots to use data or relic analyzers with a mobile depot in cargo.


Polls: Venture & T1 Exploration Frigates
(Raphael Vespertilio) #5

[Heron, Simple Fit, Good Money]

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Inertial Stabilizers I

5MN Microwarpdrive I
Data Analyzer I
Relic Analyzer I
Scan Pinpointing Array I
Scan Rangefinding Array I

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
Salvager I

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Low Friction Nozzle Joints I

Salvage Drone I x2
Hobgoblin I x5

Core Scanner Probe I x16

Very simple fit, easy to train although requires cloaking training. What is important - very easy to replace, even without 100s of millions of ISK.

Hobgoblins as an addition to protect during scanning or to try some combat scanning.


(Hoshi) #6

[Heron, Dojo Exploration Heron]
Type-D Restrained Nanofiber Structure
Type-D Restrained Nanofiber Structure

Cargo Scanner I
Data Analyzer I
Relic Analyzer I
5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Scan Rangefinding Array I

Prototype Cloaking Device I
Core Probe Launcher I
Salvager I

Small Emission Scope Sharpener I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

Hobgoblin I x5

Core Scanner Probe I x8

The exploration Heron given out by the brave dojo to all new caldari members that joins brave. Cheap and effective.


(Kirsid Tannaway) #7

[Heron, T1 Alpha]
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I

Data Analyzer I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
5MN Microwarpdrive I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
Relic Analyzer I

Core Probe Launcher I
Salvager I
Salvager I

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot]
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

Hobgoblin I x7

Core Scanner Probe I x16

The t1 alpha explo frig I used for a while. :o Problem is, with max Caldari alpha navigation skills, two t2 inertial stabs only get the align time down to 3.01 secs, which is why I have nanos. The rigs can be switched out for hacking rigs. It’s probably also a good idea to upgrade the modules as one gets the skills.


Polls: Venture & T1 Exploration Frigates
(Johnny Splunk) #8

[Heron, Alpha - Stealth]

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I

Relic Analyzer I
Data Analyzer I
1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
F-90 Compact Sensor Booster, ECCM Script
F-90 Compact Sensor Booster, ECCM Script

Core Probe Launcher I, Core Scanner Probe I
TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile
TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile

Small Memetic Algorithm Bank I
Small Emission Scope Sharpener I
[Empty Rig slot]

Warrior I x3
Hobgoblin I x4

Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile x300
Core Scanner Probe I x8

This Heron compensates for the lack of cloaking technologies for Alpha clones. The double ECCM scripts increase this ship’s Gravimetric Sensor Strength making it very difficult, but not impossible to be combat probe scanned in hostile spaces. Those attempting to combat scan this ship will need to come prepared with the best scanning ship, equipment and 700-800 million ISK in implants. Don’t forget to turn on your Sensor Boosters and navigate to safe spots.

A full allotment of hacking modules and corresponding rigs are equipped. Light missiles allow for maximum range, but could be swapped for Rockets for maximum damage. Hobgoblin drones should be used for maximum damage. Warrior drones for fast moving targets.

Note for fit moderators: Any fits listed with 3 Sensor Boosters are overkill. Tests completed by Signal Cartel confirmed that 2 Sensor Boosters brought this fit to the minimum signature size allowable in game.


Polls: Venture & T1 Exploration Frigates
(Ayer Jouhinen) #9

[Heron, Cargo Scanner]
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Relic Analyzer I
Type-E Enduring Cargo Scanner
1MN Afterburner I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
Data Analyzer I

Prototype Cloaking Device I
Core Probe Launcher I

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

Core Scanner Probe I x16

A Basic T1 fit, remove the cloak if an Alpha.


(Kiyoshi Matsukaze) #10

[Heron, EXPRESS no probing transportation only total 28Misk 8.16 AU/s]

LOW
Limited Hyperspatial Accelerator
Inertial Stabilizers II

MEDIUM
Small Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery
Small Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
Upgraded EM Ward Amplifier I
Eutectic Compact Cap Recharger
5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive

HIGH
[empty high slot]
[empty high slot]
[empty high slot]

RIG
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I

Heron has exceptional large cargo among Caldari frigs, keeping relatively high basic warp speed (5 AU/s), acceleration, and align time. 400m2 cargo volume looks tiny compared to Venture ore hold, but vast enough to transport a bunch of salvaged materials, something excavated from data/relic sites. …So, I tuned it, topgeared. With this ship, Jita shuttling became revolutionary less stressful. 24Misk out of 28M total cost given by Limited Hyperspatial Accelerator, alternating the module turns it to be much more economic to install, however decreasing warp speed to 7.85 AU/s. Carrying single Expand Cargo Hold module, always, should be wise in case of a lil bit shortage of the cargo capacity. Quite short cycle of warp may deplete the capacitor in the middle. Double the Cap Battery in such case.
Beware: speed at the cost of tanking. It’s actually duck hunt if this ship was tuckled by tha killer. Do Not Fly Through Low-sec, and avoid even High-sec systems if any kamikazes are anticipated.


(ISD Fractal) #11