PVE Rattlesnake with RHM?

I’m sure there are 1000’s of PVE rattlesnake fits but this is my take on the RHM one.
I get 1470dps with kin/therm missles and Gecko.

Still tanks some but should burn down the incoming so fast, shouldn’t be a problem?

Thoughts?

[Rattlesnake, RapidHeavy Active Tank]

Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Capacitor Power Relay II

Gist X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier
Pithum C-Type Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster
Gist X-Type 100MN Afterburner
Pithum C-Type Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery

Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Small Tractor Beam I

Large Semiconductor Memory Cell II
Large Semiconductor Memory Cell I
Large Semiconductor Memory Cell I

Gecko x1

Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Missile x125
Caldari Navy Scourge Heavy Missile x125

This is almost my fit, except I use slightly less bling and rigs. It works really well.

Bling just gives you a BIT more tank and fully cap stable

Yep, I just don’t need the cap stable part. Also, I use a couple of the hivaa mods instead of the BCS ii.
I’ll post my exact fit later

Here’s what I use.

1485 DPS and 29min of cap if you’re just running the booster. rigs could maybe use a bit of work? IDK, works just fine. I rarely use the T2 ammo. range usually isn’t worth switching, except for the occasional use of precision.

[Rattlesnake]
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Republic Fleet Ballistic Control System
Republic Fleet Ballistic Control System
C3-X 'Hivaa Saitsuo' Ballistic Control System

Gist A-Type X-Large Shield Booster
Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier
Gist X-Type 500MN Microwarpdrive
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Dread Guristas Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Dread Guristas Multispectrum Shield Hardener

Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
Drone Link Augmentor II

Large Core Defense Capacitor Safeguard II
Large Thermal Shield Reinforcer II
Large Semiconductor Memory Cell II

Hobgoblin II x5
Hammerhead II x5
Garde II x2
Gecko x1

Inferno Heavy Missile x1650
Caldari Navy Scourge Heavy Missile x770
Scourge Heavy Missile x4350

OP, you did not tell us what you want to do with this rattle. “PVE” is vague.
NS escalations? normal ratting? …

because for difficult sites, fitting a MJD and cruise missile allow you to negate most of incoming damages, and then you don’t need much tank, nor much cap since you don’t even use your prop mod.

My rattle with MJD + cruise missiles + sentries deals around 1100-1200 dps and seems cheaper than your fit

RHML are great on paper but have an inordinately long reload time. Drones can hit medium targets quite well so you could use cruise missiles for larger targets. Rapid launchers are better suited to PvP IMO.

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It’s true that DPS including reload is only slightly higher for rhml, but the application is much better too. My clear times are much improved using rapid heavy over cruise.
Cruise is the safer (and usually cheaper) option though, if that’s important

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The big thing with rattlesnakes is also sentry drone damage. While on reload your sentrys are still putting out 600dps

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rapid heavies are fine, I just don’t like the reload. Typically just fit cruise for the near unlimited range and more steady damage. and torps just got a nice buff so can fit those for a ton of damage at close range.

as for the fit the tank is way too expensive. I’d rather drop most of that to t2, and then buy c3-x bcus for the extra dps. my rattlesnake has a pithum c-type medium booster and 2 t2 hardeners. and pretty much every other slot is for more damage and application. rattle has a huge shield buffer and good resists, and with it’s high dps it kills everything before tank becomes an issue.

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