Loki for hi-lowsec exploration


(Jeremiah Saken) #1

Hello
anybody has combat exploration Loki fit? I’m skilled in both shields and armor tank equally, missiles skills maxed, still training guns. Preferable guns fit, it doesn’t need to be optimal, I’m kinda tired of missiles want to try something different, paint matar space in angels blood :wink:


(Sterling Blades) #2

I have a couple of fits I could share. Give me some time to dig them up, and I can mail you a couple of gun explo setups.


(Zhilia Mann) #3

I dropped a couple of Loki fits here:

For what it’s worth the Loki makes for a better missile ship from my experience. 425s lack range and 720s seem to have trouble breaking some of the harder tanks (Crimson Lord for instance) due to periodic damage. 720s slaughter most ships well enough though.


(DeMichael Crimson) #4

Currently the Loki missile sub-system applies more DPS which can be done at a longer range, thus providing more defense due to dictating and keeping range from incoming DPS. However in my opinion missile DPS actually takes a bit longer to apply which allows you to be more exposed to other possible threats. Also if you plan on traveling around you’ll need to carry different missiles to cover all damage types which means less cargohold space available for other items.

I fit my Loki as a shield tank Gun Ship for running exploration sites and level 4 Epic Arcs. I also like having my ships be Cap stable and try to get set up as close as possible in having Omni resists. I also fit Deadspace mods since they not only increase ship stats, they also have less fitting requirements. Granted having a bling fit may be a gank magnet but with sound tactics in piloting (Safe Spots, Manual Jumps, etc) and on-grid situational awareness (D-Scan, range from warp-in beacon, etc), you can easily stay reasonably safe.

Anyway, here’s my Loki fits. Adjust module type per your skills and wallet.

Epic Arc / High Sec PvE Combat

Sub-System slots
Loki Defensive - Adaptive Defense Node
Loki Offensive - Projectile Scoping Array
Loki Propulsion - Wake Limiter
Loki Core - Augmented Nuclear Reactor

High slots
2x Rapid Light Missile Launcher II - Inferno Fury Light Missile
5x 425mm AutoCannon II - Barrage M, Hail M, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M

Medium slots
2x Pith B-Type Shield Boost Amplifier
1x Gist X-Type Large Shield Booster
1x Pithum A-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field
1x 10MN Analog Booster Afterburner

Low slots
2x Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
1x Republic Fleet Tracking Enhancer
1x Syndicate Damage Control
1x Dread Guristas Co-Processor

Rig slots
2x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
1x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Drone Bay
5x Hobgoblin II


High / Low Sec Exploration

Sub-System slots
Loki Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Loki Offensive - Projectile Scoping Array
Loki Propulsion - Wake Limiter
Loki Core - Augmented Nuclear Reactor

High slots
5x 425mm AutoCannon II - Barrage M, Hail M, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
1x Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher - Sisters Core / Combat Scanner Probe
1x ‘Smokescreen’ Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
1x Salvager I (offline) Note - can offline Gyro and online Salvager in space with full Capacitor

Medium slots
2x Pith B-Type Shield Boost Amplifier
1x Gist X-Type Large Shield Booster
1x Pithum A-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field
1x 10MN Analog Booster Afterburner

Low slots
2x Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
1x Republic Fleet Tracking Enhancer
1x Syndicate Damage Control

Rig slots
2x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
1x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Drone Bay
5x Hobgoblin II


Null Sec Travel (when needed)

Sub-System slots
Loki Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Loki Offensive - Projectile Scoping Array
Loki Propulsion - Interdiction Nullifier
Loki Core - Immobility Drivers

High slots
5x 425mm AutoCannon II - Barrage M, Hail M, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
1x Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher - Sisters Core / Combat Scanner Probe
1x ‘Smokescreen’ Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
1x Salvager I

Medium slots
2x Pith B-Type Shield Boost Amplifier
1x Gist X-Type Large Shield Booster
1x Pithum A-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field
1x 10MN Analog Booster Afterburner

Low slots
1x Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
1x Domination Nanofiber Structure
1x Syndicate Damage Control

Rig slots
2x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
1x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Drone Bay
5x Hobgoblin II


(Tipa Riot) #5

Nice fits. My problem with the guns is the subsystem which is low on CPU, the missile sub provides much better fitting room and options. Also I just recognized it has a drone bandwidth of 40 instead of 25 for the guns.


(Mortlake) #6

Kinda pointless for Hisec? Can’t get into decent DED sites… unless something’s changed since I last ran a 4/10 (which admittedly is quite some time).


(Akuma Tsukai) #7

nothing changed. T3C is next to worthless in high.
Low sec is not bad though it presumes sansha/blood and ive done both in prophecy just fine. But loki will surely do it faster and safer.


(DeMichael Crimson) #8

There’s more than just DED 4/10 sites in high sec. Running Watch and Vigil sites can produce some profitable Expeditions. Also depending on your location, running Den Anomalies can escalate to DED 5/10 sites in high security as well.


(Kuorn Taarn) #9

Hey guys

do some of you have a loki fitting, which only requires around 1bil or less ISK?
I like the fittings DMC posted, but I not yet ready to invest several billions in my 1st but serious High/Low Sec exploration boat.
A couple runs (and probably losses as well) later, I’ll feel more comfortable spending more on ‘bling’ stuff.

Any working fits or links to fittings are more then welcome.

Thanks and fly safe o/


(Zhilia Mann) #10

Check the thread I linked above. I have both an armor and a shield Loki in there for under a billion each plus a discussion of the trade offs you make when spending less.


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