Recent circumstances have thrown a new type of foe into my home system who shares my TZ playtime and does not appear to be going anywhere. I’ve been playing 6 months now and I love pvp but I find myself facing an enemy I don’t know how to counter for the first time in several months.
He uses a Hull tanked Dominix with Tech 2 neuts (largest able to fit for that hull). In addition to damage drones, he often also throws out ecm drones especially if his gnosis alt(s) are with him which exclusively spit out ecm hornets.
The ECM drones i’m thinking i’ll handle with placing a decent large smartbomb in whatever hull I end up trying’s utility high but I don’t know how to handle an enemy who neuts me into obvlivion while also being able to put out 100% of its DPS and tank without a single drop of capacitor. Neuting him does me no good.
My first thought was a machariel with a smartbomb on 1 high slot and autocannons on the rest then try to kite him outside of the domi’s neut range which I assume to be no more than 20km. However, being a n00b scrub despite my hours of playing daily and learning all I can means I’m not the best at manual piloting and range control especially against a pilot who has much more piloting experience than me.
It should also be known that any large gun weapon type that i’d be recommended to use would have to be tech 1 meta as I have not yet trained any large t2 weapon systems (finished all small t2 weaps and am currently training proj medium t2’s).
Lastly, simply trying to throw a similarly fit Domi against his would probably not go my way since he most definitely has a substantially larger amount of SP so his neut range, amount, resistances, speed, capacitor, drone damage etc etc will all be probably about 10% better than mine.
Sorry for the long post, but I’m hoping to hear your advice on this if you aren’t too busy.
Fly safe friends!