The odd T3 Tactical Destroyer Svipul and Solo'ing

Hello folks,

last time I came here to ask about the Firetail (pre-buff) since it was weak against other same class ships, especially against the Comet and Hookbill. I learned a lot about that ship thanks to you folks.

Now I run into a similar problem, where other same class ships like the Hecate seem easier to fit and have seemingly an easier fight against & unlike the… Svipul.

It’s either me overthinking it too much or it’s really an odd ship. You can fit it with 2 MASBs, dual prop etc. but I find it hard to find something that will really suit me for solo hunting in WH’s with confidence as Hecates do… maybe while actually trying to engage Hecates without solving math equations.

Yet again, I’m asking the pro’s of New Eden for advice. I have some fits but… I don’t know guys…

[Svipul, WH Hunter Cloaked Variant]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Medium Shield Extender II
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Initiated Compact Warp Scrambler

200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
Prototype Cloaking Device I
Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher

Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II

Hail S x4000
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16
Republic Fleet EMP S x6000
Sisters Combat Scanner Probe x16

[Svipul, Exp dual MASB]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Co-Processor II
IFFA Compact Damage Control

5MN Microwarpdrive II
Medium Ancillary Shield Booster
Medium Ancillary Shield Booster
Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor

250mm Light Artillery Cannon II
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II
Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II
[Empty High slot]
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II

Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x1644
Republic Fleet EMP S x2144
Republic Fleet Fusion S x2000
Navy Cap Booster 50 x54
Quake S x10000
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x8

[Svipul, Exp Medium Shield Ext]
Micro Auxiliary Power Core II
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Medium Shield Extender II
Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler
1MN Afterburner II

200mm AutoCannon II
Small Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
200mm AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
Small Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
200mm AutoCannon II

Small Projectile Burst Aerator II
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Republic Fleet EMP S x200
Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x200

I’m confused. Don’t mind the ammo etc. … I just went for it to have some sort of foundation to understand what this ship wants (and what it doesn’t want).

EDIT:

Another fit.

[Svipul, WTF]
Damage Control II
Counterbalanced Compact Gyrostabilizer
Gyrostabilizer II
Micro Auxiliary Power Core II

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Dread Guristas Warp Scrambler
Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor
Republic Fleet Small Shield Extender

250mm Light ‘Scout’ Artillery I
250mm Light ‘Scout’ Artillery I
250mm Light ‘Scout’ Artillery I
250mm Light ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
Expanded Probe Launcher II

Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16
Republic Fleet EMP S x2160
Nanite Repair Paste x100
Sisters Combat Scanner Probe x24

2 scram-solution for possible Ventures in WH’s, Pochven etc.

Greetings,
Cabal

This thread will benefit from the expertise of @Tipa_Riot.

My Svipul experience has been mostly for instalocking in gate camps and explorer hunting in lowsec. I tried using it in lowsec a year or two or three back and it just doesn’t feel great. I think I used something similar to the autocannon + Nosferatu fit you list.

When later living in a wormhole I haven’t really ever bumped into a Hecate except the ones who are based out of Jita and then cling to the hole for dear life for an easy out. Lack of covert ops cloak feels like a T3D is just shouting „free kill“ or „fast tackle and combat prober for gang“ whenever encountered in JSpace.

I think I discussed the Svipul topic with OP in german chat yesterday, was it you?

I switched to Hecate years ago, when the Svipul lost insta-warp. After that I was able to beat a couple Svipuls at 0 with my Hecate (after Void-buff), but lost to better pilots and AC fits.

I was flying AC buffer fits back then with either one or two neuts. I could engage every Cruiser, but this was true for the Hecate too, until the partial reversal of resists-nerf, and the whole meta changed to brawl.

Long story short :wink: , I haven’t flown the Svipul in years as PvP ship, so I really have no advice on whether it is still viable (if you don’t rely on insta-warp). What I know is I don’t see it a lot in the wild. But Hecates are not as popular anymore as well, because they mostly lost their punch-up capabilties.

Yes it was me :slight_smile:
Created this thread while asking in the appropiate channels.

So, the Svipul is yet another Minmatar not suited for solo bc it got stripped of what made it a capable solo ship? That’s why almost nobody talks about this ship as if it’s completely outdated/nerfed into nonexistence.

I think it’s not that absolute, I mean you still can survive traveling without insta-warp, just not casually. With the new “heat under gate cloak” the survivability on gate crash was increased recently. The Arty-platform is valid, though you can also use a Thrasher fleet.

I would propose to check zKill and check the Svipul pilots’ profiles. In general, Pochven has a bunch of good solo pilots, check out the top killer’s KB (Pochven | Region | zKillboard). Mefc Ipret shows examples of good solo ships/fits, and he knows how to (scram)kite and brawl.

Personally I’m too lazy (and maybe to old sigh :wink: ) to experiment nowadays, and live with what I can grab with the Eris or Hecate. Pochven is also a good place to casually socialize IMO among PvP for fun afine players.

EDIT: Forget to add, that with all in EvE solo PvP also means to find your personal solo style. There are a lot of options how you can approach it, kite, brawl, surprise fit (Viator | Serg Sinist | Killmail | zKillboard) , ambush, cloaky, with alts, FW plexes, officer fit, AT ships, gatecamp, combat probes, suspect bait …

EDIT2: See you arrived in Pochven and are kicking with your Astero already, welcome, and see you in space :smiley:

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