So I read about clone soldiers here
And I tried to go after some of them. I wanted to use a T1 destroyer because they have good align and are semi-disposable (well, If I lose one every week it’s going to start to hurt, but a few losses aren’t going to break the bank).
Most guides recommend killing the Clone Transporters with hulls with good drone bonuses. I tried the Dragoon a few times couldn’t outkill their repair. They often target the drones and I either lose the drones (no biggier but losing tech II drones starts to hurt) or spend a lot of time rotating them, which means the new y released drone is constantly going into “chase” mode where it doesn’t shoot for some time.
OK, fine maybe Amarr destoryers just won’t cut it. The Algos might be better? Nope, I get my butt kicked harder and unlike with the Dragoon, my active tank isn’t even holding.
Instead of following guides from 2018, maybe I should do what eve-uni says and use a Thrasher? This did better than the Algos, but the problem is that autocannons have comically short ranges and once I’m webbed, the clone rat goes away and I’m in falloff. Fortunately, EMP does have a damage bonus and I tried it against the blood clones. Sadly, with the lows filled with gyros and a mid with MWD, my tank is rather pathetic and even a shield booster doesn’t help so I need to warp off almost ASAP. Using a Damage Control I and Afterburner allows me to have a reasonable tank. Neither fit works well since the moment I’m webbed the blood clone transporter just goes away and my damage can’t get close enough to outdo his repair. Come on game, triple the optimal range of the sub-capital autocannons, these things aren’t even usable against webs. Now maybe this is becuase I have Minmatar Destroyer III because I’m rushing a Hurricane fit and didn’t bother maxing out my spaceship command, but the number of times I miss (even with rigs boosting falloff range) makes me think doing a little more damage isn’t going to help.
If I could have a hammerhead with the Thrasher’s guns, I think I could do it. If I had enough bandwidth in a Dragoon to run an Ore, 3 infilatrators and a hobgoblin, I think I could do it. With the ships as they are in the game, I don’t know how to do it.
There is the obvious solution of using a bigger ship. Big ships align really slowly, so every time a grey appears in the system, I need to go to safety. Or I should, I few times I was not wise and learned the hard way. If I had a Thrasher or Dragoon fit that could kill these clones, I could use the fit, set D-scan to 4 AU, and only warp off if someone is truly hunting me instead of fleeing every time through traffic appears. I have read over and over that T1 destroyers can kill these clones, but I haven’t found a working fit yet.