So I started trying to do EC in my gila, just as a change of pace. The dps is amazing, way better than anything else i’ve used so far that is able to actually tank the 3rd wave consistently. The drones just shred through the frigs… which I guess is the problem. I can only kill 2, maybe 3 ships before they all start shooting at my drones. I have to constantly recall and redeploy the drones to keep them from going pop.
Besides being annoying, I think is completely nullifying any dps advantage the ship has over other’s i’ve been using. Most waves it isn’t a huge issue since the frigs orbit so close, drone recall is basically instant. But on the 3rd wave when they are shooting at the cruiser 15km away, having to recall and redeploy when the cruiser is only half dead sucks. It also has a much bigger risk for a drone going boom before it makes it back to me.
Is there anything I can do to help them hold aggro to me better? Would some Ewar in the mids help? I think I have plenty of tank to be able to drop an extender and put a target painter or something on. Should I lower my drone’s dps and fit BCS instead of drone upgrades? So my ship is seen as a bigger threat?
Thanks for any help!