Thorax - Tech 1 - PvE (Level 2 Security Missions)

  • A fitting for the Thorax to be used for level 2 security missions.

  • This fitting is meant for Alpha players and can include only Tech 1 items.

  • The cost of the fitting should be kept in mind as this is for newer players.

Please provide any tips you have for how the fit should be flown or what modules may need to be switched to improve the tank against specific NPC types.

[Thorax, Thorax M2]
Medium ‘Accommodation’ Vestment Reconstructer I
Reactive Armor Hardener
‘Refuge’ Adaptive Nano Plating I
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Eutectic Compact Cap Recharger
Eutectic Compact Cap Recharger
Optical Compact Tracking Computer

200mm Prototype Gauss Gun
200mm Prototype Gauss Gun
200mm Prototype Gauss Gun
200mm Prototype Gauss Gun
200mm Prototype Gauss Gun

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Vespa I x5

Tracking Speed Script x1
Lead Charge M x5000
Optimal Range Script x1
Antimatter Charge M x5000
Iron Charge M x5000

Along side its turrets, the Thorax gets a full wing of medium drones for a pretty high damage potential. Add on to that the fact that it is nimble even for a cruiser and you get a very effective glass cannon.

Keep your targets between 30-50km and use Lead and Iron ammo to snipe at targets. Drones can be used to add DPS to your guns or against smaller targets that your guns may struggle to hit. Antimatter can be used against larger targets when you feel like getting up close and personal.

[Thorax, Alpha]

Medium ‘Accommodation’ Vestment Reconstructer I
Reactive Armor Hardener
‘Refuge’ Adaptive Nano Plating I
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer

Large Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery
10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
X5 Enduring Stasis Webifier
Eutectic Compact Cap Recharger

Dual 150mm ‘Scout’ Accelerator Cannon
Dual 150mm ‘Scout’ Accelerator Cannon
Dual 150mm ‘Scout’ Accelerator Cannon
Dual 150mm ‘Scout’ Accelerator Cannon
Dual 150mm ‘Scout’ Accelerator Cannon

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Hybrid Locus Coordinator I

Hornet I x5
Hornet I x5

Antimatter Charge M x5000
Iron Charge M x5000
Lead Charge M x5000

Railgun mission running fitting with strong local tank with very low skillrequirements ( starting skills for CPU and PG are sufficient ) Thanks to the reactive armor hardener no refitting is required.

Price around 17m ISK
152 DPS at 29,1 km with Iron
206 DPS at 18km with Lead
278 DPS at 9km with Antimatter
80 DPS active armor tank, potentially higher due to the reactive armor hardener.
Capstable even with starter skills.

How to fly:

  • Warp into mission and preload Iron (often your targets are 30km+ away)
  • Start shooting frigates first, while they are at range you can still hit them easily.
  • Swap Ammo depending on range to the targets as needed (Hybrid Ammo only take 5 sec to switch)
  • If small ships get too close to you to hit, use your statis webifier to slow down the target and kill it with your turrets and drones. (It may help to burn away from the webbed target for better hits with your railguns)
  • Once your shield is depeleted activate the reactive armor hardener and use your armor repairer as needed.

Video with example coming soon™

Optional: You could replace the light drones with a flight of medium drones. (but given the fact that the majority of your targets in lvl2 missions are frigates or destroyers light drones are not only faster to destroy your target but are also less likely to get show down by the hostile npcs)