There are 2 issues which I think could be solved by turning the Navy Scorpion into a shield logi boat similar to the Nestor.
- Armor has a battleship logi, shield doesn’t.
- The SNI is currently a more expensive Rattlesnake with less DPS.
It would be important to avoid making the ship either strictly better or worse than Basi/Scimi logi. Here is how I think the comparison should work.
SNI: repair more HP/sec, more buffer, more sensor strength, ship maintenance bay for allied refits.
T2 cruiser logi: faster, more warp speed, more rep range, better scan res, better resists, smaller sig radius, ability to cap chain (Basi only)
From these it can be seen that the new SNI would work well with other battleships or perhaps battle cruisers, but wouldn’t be able to keep up with cruiser fleets.
For some specifics, here are the proposed bonuses
Caldari Battleship per level: 4% shield resistances, 10% reduced activation cost for remote shield boosters.
Role bonuses: 50% bonus to Remote Shield Booster repair amount, 100% bonus to Remote Shield Booster optimal and falloff, 100% bonus to the effects of Power Diagnostic Systems and Signal Amplifiers.
Slot layout: 6h (-1), 7m (-1), 6L(+1). 5 missile hardpoints.
Max velocity 130 m/sec, inertia modifier 0.110, mass 99,000,000 kg, warp speed 2 AU/s
Sensor strength 28, scan res 105 mm, targeting range 108 km
I’m not sure about the rest of the stats, but it would need more CPU and less PG than current scorp. It would need slightly more capacitor, but less inherent shield HP. It would also be good to nerf its shield recharge so the PDU’s don’t give it crazy passive regen.
Here’s the type of fit I am envisioning.
6x Large Remote Shield Booster II
2x Republic Fleet Cap Battery
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
EM Ward Field II
Caldari Navy Large Shield Extender
Sensor Booster II
Damage Control II
4x Power Diagnostic System II
Signal Amplifier II
Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer
2x Large Core Defense Field Extender
I don’t think this ship would be overpowered compared to t2 logi or the Nestor. It reps significantly less than the Nestor, but the PDU/signal amplifier bonus helps with the issues of capacitor and scan res that have kept the Nestor from seeing much use as a logi ship outside of wormholes. It’s rep range would be 16+24, enough to be useful but not enough to stay out of danger. The lack of scan res would also make it more at home in a battleship fleet due to their larger sig radii for faster locking.