Need help with drake fit for level 3 missions

[Drake, Banana Bandito]
Ballistic Control System I
Ballistic Control System I
Power Diagnostic System I
IFFA Compact Damage Control

Large Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
Large Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Large Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender

‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
Auto Targeting System I

Medium Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Inferno Heavy Missile x2910
Mjolnir Heavy Assault Missile x5987
Scourge Heavy Assault Missile x5592
Inferno Heavy Assault Missile x5989
Nova Heavy Assault Missile x5980
F-89 Compact Signal Amplifier x1

But I still die after a few minutes, and I don’t really do as much dps as I’d like. I just tried a blockade and had to quit because it was taking so long. I can’t fit any tier 2 stuff at the moment, is that a big issue? Also I tried assault missles as well but still had a no damage issue…

[Drake, Drake*]
Ballistic Control System I
Ballistic Control System I
Ballistic Control System I
IFFA Compact Damage Control

Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Upgraded EM Ward Amplifier I
Thermal Dissipation Amplifier I
Medium C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
Missile Guidance Computer I
10MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner

‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Hobgoblin I x5

Scourge Heavy Missile x216
Missile Precision Script x1

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For starters you seem to be using thermal(Inferno) Heavy Missiles on a ship with only a kinetic(Scourge) damage bonus.

I also see no point in trying to go for a passive Drake in PvE. Half of your fit is trying to do what a single Medium Shield Booster would do just as well.

Before you stack your Invuls, cover your EM/Thermal holes. You should also have some application mods/rigs when using Heavy Missiles.

remove those 3 rigs and put purgers instead.
remove one invul and put a 10mn to have some speed.

You can’t fit tech 2, that’s an issue. not only the required skills help your tank, but also the T2 modules are much better.

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Banana Bandito is a sweet name

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Hugo your fit was quite an improvement, however i think i still need some tech 2 stuff. I survived pretty long and was much safer however still a dps problem. I would have been there all day killing the level 3 pirate boss. I guess the solution now is time and tier 2 equipment . Thank you all for the help. I appreciate everyone’s reply

drake fit looks mostly fine, sounds like a big SP issue.

Training for some t2 bcus will make a nice damage bump, also missile damage/support skills will help kill stuff faster too
t2 shield hardeners look like a small boost but I found they made a pretty big difference, and some t2 extenders for extra hp. and more shield support skills will help your tank out.

the changes I’d make, swap to purger rigs and add some shield power relays, the more recharge mods the bigger the increase to tank, there’s no stacking penalty on shield recharge. the power diagnostic doesn’t really do much on it’s own, also not sure the damage control is going to matter, a SPR gives a bunch of extra tank in comparison. Also instead of running 3 invluns I’d run 1 invlun and 2 specific hardeners to the enemy you are facing. Once you get your skills up you can run 3-4 bcus, and drop a hardener for extra utility. Oh and add an AB, drake is slow.

[Drake, Standard Missions meta]

Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Shield Power Relay II
Shield Power Relay II

Limited ‘Anointed’ EM Ward Field
Limited Thermal Dissipation Field I
Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Large F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Large F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
10MN Afterburner II

‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
Small Tractor Beam I

Medium Core Defense Field Purger I
Medium Core Defense Field Purger I
Medium Core Defense Field Purger I

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Switched to Navy Faction Ammo and it gave me the damage boost I needed. Plus i looked up the mission and it was a notoriously hard Boss. Skipped the mission and all missions so far have been easily beatable. Now I’ll be working on upgrading all dps modules to tech 2 one at a time so I can blitz these. Thanks for all the help guys!

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