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.