Kestrel - Tech 1 - PVP

A fitting for the Caldari Kestrel to be used for PVP.

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Requirements / Points to Consider when suggesting a fit.

  • This fitting is meant for Alpha players and can include only Tech 1 modules.
  • The cost of the fittings should be relatively low. Remember its for new players.
  • Try to keep the complexity of the fittings down. For instance, micro managing cap boosters is not something a new player may have experience in.

Version 1

[Kestrel, Alpha]

Ballistic Control System I
Ballistic Control System I

Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler
Medium Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier

‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Caldari Navy Inferno Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Nova Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket x400

Price below 3,5m ISK (without faction ammo below 2,5m ISK)
98,5 DPS /w faction at 10 km
4812 eHP
Decent mobility.

How to fly:
This fitting can be used as a brawler or a kiter depending on the opponent.
Against shortranged ships with blaser or autocannons try to stay at the edge of your scram range (keep at range 8k) to minimize the incoming damage.
Against bigger targets or ships with longrange weapons or slow tracking in general try to get a 500 m orbit around the target to reduce damage taken.
To catch ships like interceptors and similar fast frigates like gamurs or slicers, try to slingshot them to get them into scram range and kill them.

Version 2:

[Kestrel, Alpha copy]

Ballistic Control System I
IFFA Compact Damage Control

Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler
Medium Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier

‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I

Small Bay Loading Accelerator I
Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I
[Empty Rig slot]

Caldari Navy Inferno Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Nova Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket x400

~5m ISK (4m ISK without faction ammo)
104 DPS w/ faction at 10km
4463 eHP

The more expensive version features higher DPS in tradeoff for ~350eHP
4812 eHP vs 4463 eHP assuming a uniform damage distribution.
Version 1 focuses more on shield tanking (with higher HP and a better resistance profile) leading to a higher (48,4m) signature radius, making sigtanking harder to pull of.
Version 2 uses a damage control do gain additional eHP in shield and armor while using damage rigs to keep the signature radius low (41m), making sig tanking easier.
Piloting on version 2 is otherwise the same as piloting on version 1

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[Kestrel, *DualWeb Kestrel]
400mm Rolled Tungsten Compact Plates
Ballistic Control System I

1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler

OE-5200 Rocket Launcher
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Trimark Armor Pump I
Small Trimark Armor Pump I

Caldari Navy Inferno Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Nova Rocket x400
Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket x400

Total Cost: 4.1M with Ammo / 3.1M without Ammo

This Fit is intended to fight any brawler and scram kite brawler. 2 Webs give it strong range Control against most enemys it will face.

Fit is built for FW space and to use Novice plexes to ensure it will only fight ships of its class. The buffer allows it to be quite easy to manage, the rocket range (especially with faction + hull bonus) is more than enoug for its intended range and with 2 Webs it can control the range to most targets.

How to Fly it: Find a enemy in FW space, preferably a brawling Frigate. When starting the engagement keep at range to the target by 7500M, overheat your launchers but make sure you dont burn them out. Watch what the enemy is doing, is he trying to get closer or trying to get away and try to react to it. Remeber to heat your AB if you have the feeling your range is changing.

If you want a bit more DPS switch the Rocket launchers to Arbalest-Versions, just be aware they cost a bit more.

[Kestrel, Alpha]

Type-D Restrained Nanofiber Structure
Ballistic Control System I

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Medium Ancillary Shield Booster
Faint Scoped Warp Disruptor
Small Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery

Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I

Navy Cap Booster 50 x27
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile x320
Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile x320
Nanite Repair Paste x50
Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB3 Dose I x1

This is a new bro friendly kiting platform. With the current meta of the game being nanoships with high speed and maneuverability, this fit can allow newer players to spend time focusing on manually piloting their ships. Cap stable, and an engagement range of up to 44.1KM with a decent burst active tank, a new player can focus on applying damage, and piloting their ship. It also allows you a wider range of targets to engage because of the speed and weapons range.

Below are some key stats to point out.

75 EHP/s tank which is solid for a t1 fit frigate.
44KM missile range with 65 DPS and 650 Alpha (assuming faction ammo)
2838 m/s without links or boosts or implants. (i threw in some drugs because young players should experiment!)
Cap stable @ 27.2% this is important for new players that are learning to micro manage their first ships and it allows them to worry about 1 less issue and familiarize themselves with other piloting mechanics.

Total cost for ship, fittings, & ammo - 7.75 million isk

Below is a link for some pyfa stats on the ship.

[Kestrel, Kestrel - Tackle]

IFFA Compact Damage Control
Mark I Compact Power Diagnostic System

Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler
X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier
5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender

‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket
‘Arbalest’ Rocket Launcher I, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Rocket

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I

Used for tackling.
Some basic survivability, using speed and shield buffer.
Cap stable on basic skills.
Main point of tackle is to take a hold, DPS is not a requirement but it helps.

[Kestrel, ScramKite T1]

Ballistic Control System I
Overdrive Injector System I

Medium Shield Extender I
Warp Scrambler I
Stasis Webifier I
1MN Afterburner I

Rocket Launcher I
Rocket Launcher I
Rocket Launcher I
Rocket Launcher I

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Nanite Repair Paste x5
Inferno Rocket x500
Mjolnir Rocket x500
Nova Rocket x500
Scourge Rocket x500

Caldari Ships are Shieldtankers with selectable damage and good application against webbed targets thanks to missiles and rockets. This Scramkite Kestrel Fit has rockets of all damage kinds in its cargo. Caldari ships are slow. Thanks to its overdrive in combination with afterburner, scram, web it stays in control of the fight. Against ships with close range weapons start the fight at range. With its range bonus the kestrel is able to apply damage long before the enemy ship can do so.

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