Speedrun SOE Epic Arc?

About to do my 2nd run through of SOE Epic Arc, and I’d like to do it sub-5 hours.

Most of my ship/weapon skills are Gallente/Caldari and hybrid/missiles…

Conversely would a speedy Sunesis also be fast in combat?

Any advice is appreciated!

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  • Kiting destroyer so that you don’t have to move around to kill stuff. Most of the crap in most missions will melt. 25-35k optimal is good.
  • Only need a DCII for tank. Rest of the fit should be devoted to range, damage, and travel time.
  • Oh, and fit a prop mod. Several missions will have you do some burning, and it’s helpful for kiting and damage mitigation.
  • Swap to short range weapons to kill dagon (can’t remember the minimal amount of damage you need to do)
  • Pay attention to mission objectives. You don’t have to kill everything (or anything at all) in certain missions.

The only “dangerous missions” I can recall. Sorry, don’t have mission names and I’m too lazy to look them up.

  • There are some mordu’s legion rats that spawn at the end of one of the missions that can hit hard, but you don’t have to kill them. You can just leave.
  • The mission with the gates where you have to follow a drone hive or some ■■■■ before it gets away can get a little hairy. Not an issue if you keep range, but I remember there was a scamming rat and that the drones were able to get under my guns because I was rushing forward to the next gate instead of kiting. Had to swap to anti-matter and a tracking script (by the way bring short range ammo and a tracking script, just in case).
  • There’s a lone battlecruiser toward the end of the missions that hits hard and has long range neuts. Fortunately, he doesn’t have a scram.

BTW, a T3 destroyer is probably one of the best choices, but a T1 kiting destroyer still works great if that’s all you have the skills for.

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Flycatcher, its fast, has range, has large enough cargo to do the haul(s).

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cyna does it under 4H. It also have enough cargo for the hauler mission.

2 LSE is all the tank you need. 3 gyros, 2 nano , 2 range script TC, 50MN restrained, hyperspatial rigs.

400 DPS@4+50range, align 3s, 3km/s

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Pretty sure I did it less than 5 hrs with the gila. Overkill i know

Did the SoE epic arc in 2h 39min not too long ago with this Jackdaw fit here:

[Jackdaw, ˚◡˚]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender
EM Shield Amplifier II
Missile Guidance Computer II
Missile Guidance Computer II
5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive

Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II

Small Rocket Fuel Cache Partition II
Small Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Missile Range Script x2
Scourge Precision Light Missile x4358
Data Analyzer II x1

Want to try this Sunesis fit next when the Epic Arc comes around again:

[Sunesis, SoE Sunesis]
Damage Control II
Heat Sink II
Extruded Compact Heat Sink
Inertial Stabilizers II

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Data Analyzer I
Medium Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender

Small Focused Pulse Laser II
Small Focused Pulse Laser II
Small Focused Pulse Laser II

Small Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Warrior II x4
Hobgoblin II x4

Scorch S x3
Conflagration S x6
Imperial Navy Multifrequency S x3

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Tech3 Destroyers are pretty much suitable for the SOE Epic Arc missions.
With decent DPS, Tank and excellent agility. And is cheap enough.
Hecate is what I usually use. You can expect to finish SOE Epic within 2 or 3 hours with this fit.

[Hecate, SOE EPIC ARC]
Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Inertial Stabilizers II

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Compact Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Compact EM Shield Amplifier

150mm Railgun II
150mm Railgun II
150mm Railgun II
150mm Railgun II
150mm Railgun II
Core Probe Launcher II

Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S x7753
Spike S x4155
Javelin S x3614
Relic Analyzer I x1
Data Analyzer II x1

Jackdow is suitable as well. But is less efficiently due to the missile cycle time and flight time.

[Jackdaw, Simulated Jackdaw Fitting]
Damage Control II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
EM Shield Amplifier II
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Small Shield Extender II

Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Core Probe Launcher II

Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II

If not having Tech3 Destroyers skills, Worm can be a good option.
It’s not much effective as Tech3 Destroyers are though, you can run Epic arc in semi AFK.

[Worm, Simulated Worm Fitting]
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Compact EM Shield Amplifier
Drone Navigation Computer II
Drone Navigation Computer II

Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II
Light Missile Launcher II

Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I
[Empty Rig slot]
Small Processor Overclocking Unit II

Hobgoblin II x5

Civilian Relic Analyzer x1
Expanded Cargohold II x2

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this shieldtank did not function very well :wink:

dang…

boost amp without a booster is useless

oops. :flushed: How embarrassing. Really there is no excuse for such a basic fail.

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I usually run the entire arc in under three hours in an Interceptor.
5mn mwd, a medium shield extender, resist rig(s) to plug any holes, as many inertia stabilizers as you can fit for faster aligning due to the travelling involved then as much firepower as you can cram into the high slots.

Easy peasy.

My speedrun record is about 2h 15min in crusader. Don’t have the exact fit here, but it’s basically instawarp crusader with pulse lasers and mwd. Most missions are done with scorches, and usually only dagan is killed with conflags. And also i have a 150m3 frig parked for the delivery mission, since crusader doesn’t have that much cargo even with expanded cargo.

But also recently i was suggested to try pacifier, due to it’s very high warp speed (12 ae without hyperspasials)

I do the SOE arc in a Dramiel.
The ship has very good align time, warp speed and good enough DPS and cargo.

Will try to see how long it take to me

Done it in just under 3h in a Worm (spread over 2 play sessions). I used pretty much the same fit as the one linked above.

This sounds great. Hope I remember the theory then my next Altura date happens.

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