The frigate hull that can target with no delay after dropping cloak are stealth bombers.
The battleship hull that can target with no delay after dropping cloak are blackOps
The cruiser hull that can target with no delay after dropping cloak are the…
I propose Pilgrim, Falcon, Arazu, and Rapier to have no targeting delay after decloak.
My raven was equipped with the following:
I’m like four days away from Cloaking V. What a painful commitment it’s been to train up that one. Is it a big jump to have that? I feel like I missed two kills yesterday due to not having that precious little bit extra when I was cruising around in my Tengu.
I propose that black ops and cov ops can target while cloaked and fire upon decloaking. The fact they cant was an alarmingly carebear thing i ran into. Was that some sort of carebear nerf that happened years ago?
The targeting delay of the various cloaky ships is well balanced.
Black ops battleships may have no targeting delay but do have very slow targeting due to being a battleship with a regular cloak. Also, they cannot warp cloaked so they’re terrible for hunting.
Bombers are the only reasonable hunting option without targeting delay. Their special lack of targeting delay is also the only reason to use a bomber as hunter.
Let’s take a look at different hunters:
+no targeting delay
+can escalate to capitals with regular cyno
-more expensive than the frigates
+very flexible in fits
+bonused combat probes
-most expensive option
Sure, the ‘no targeting delay’ of bombers is nice, but people catch plenty of ships with a small targeting delay. And if you notice the target you’re after is paying enough attention (flying aligned and warping off immediately upon decloak) then you could consider using a bomber. Otherwise the other options are often better.
Personally I like the T2 explorers. Zooming around in a cheap nullified frigate at 10AU/s, fast align and fantastic cloaked speed to get into position on grid means they make great scouts. But if you put a scram and cyno on it, you can accidentally catch some targets while scouting.
(It does have a targeting delay though, but 0 targeting delay isn’t needed to catch most people.)