I’ve been tinkering with the Vexor in this thread to get an idea of my capabilities in cruiser PvE. One idea I toyed with was using the RAH instead of resistance plating to free up a low slot for a magstab or second DDA. The thinking is that along with a DCU the resistance profile will be good enough to solo simple plex content and maybe take on lowest-tier abyssal sites when my skills are better. (Only 2.5M SP).
Based on the limited reading I have done I’m skeptical that RAH should be used for PvE, since it will have to be cycling capacitor immediately when armor damage starts to occur (25% shield HP?), and won’t apply the proper profile for several cycles thereafter. Since cap runtime seems to be a bogeyman for PvE, I’m guessing this module was intended for PvP or for ships with much greater armor HP than a cruiser.
So, is there really only one best practice when PvE fitting for resistance, i.e. passive plating?