Thoughts on explorer / PVP VNI fit?

(Elax Leito) #1

Hello gents,

I am looking to find some solo adventures in lows / WHs and here is what i am about to put together.
The idea is to afk some belts and plexes while engaging in any pvp i can find.

This is a relatively cheap fit with t1 rigts but It has around 650dps, and decent tank

[Vexor Navy Issue, PVP/PVE explorer]

Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Medium Armor Repairer II

Stasis Webifier II
Warp Scrambler II
Medium Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 800
10MN Afterburner II / MWD

Heavy Electron Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Electron Blaster II, Void M
Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Core Probe Launcher II

Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Nanobot Accelerator I

Wasp II xN
Hobs II xN
Hammers II xN

Navy Cap Booster 800 xN

3 questions:

  1. What would you change?
  2. AB or MWD and why?
  3. What can i fight in this?

(Lady Ayeipsia) #2

Ok fit. It should work on theory…

I sat AB. Chances are you will be fighting in scram range. You will be scammed to. You want the AB for speed.

Your drones choice hurts. Replace the Hobs with warriors. You want the fast drones so you can catch and hurt any fast, kiting frig. Hobs won’t work.

Ditch the hammers. Valks or Amarr mediums. Go amarr as you have warriors already. Or… A flight of ECM-600 just in case you need to get out fast by jamming the scout.

Heavy drones… No Wasps! They suck! Ogres for DPS, amarr if you want a little extra speed.

Don’t forget extra nanite paste, probes, and goid luck!

(Akuma Tsukai) #3

doing any sort of low sec plex in that will be extremely painful.
Screw probe launcher and limit to anomalies? just a suggestion.
Carry explo + thermal or EM + kinetic drone combo.
AB, because your fit screams i fight in scram range. If they kite - your drones will eat them alive.
Anything you can catch. obviously any T2/T3 will probably rip you a new one/run away.

(Zeatrix Antheria) #4

I’m not a good PvP’er, so I can’t comment much on that, but I’ve done a lot of exploration in low and null, and that ship is not going to work. Not in any optimal way at least. Like others have said, you could do anomalies (they have a chance for faction spawn).

If I may suggest, you could bring a mobile depot, and then fit for whatever situation you’re looking for. With resistance-specific hardeners, you could do some 5/10’s and similar, if you know what you’re doing. But fitting for PvP and PvE with the same fit is going to provide you with the weakness of both.

(Ricky F Digits) #5

Drop the blasters as most times they wont be of use…go with now to help keep cap up while neuting. Drones should handle most rats. Bring a depot and swap out probe launcher after scanning and use expanded to increase PvP chances. 4 flights of max dps mixed drones. 3 berserk 1 valk 1 warrior x2 flights and 3 ogre 1 hammer 1 hob x2 flights with 4 ec-600s for drones. Don’t belt rat as you’re just gonna make a nice kill mail. Stick to anoms and plexes. Tbh I would just do ded sites and that’s it. Much less chance of getting caught in those and they’re actually worth doing. I might also drop an enam for another DDA too. Over all I don’t think pve and PvP focus works well but hey give it a try and see I guess.

(LouHodo) #6

Not a huge fan of that fit as an “explorer” ship, as you have no bonus to scanning and you’re lacking any form of data or relic hacking abilities, which for me are needed for real exploration.

Explorer ships are hard to fit because you need to be ready for anything and able to do everything. There is nothing worse than going out for 2 hours and hunting around in nullsec or WH space to only find relic and data sites and stuff YOU cant take advantage of because you lack the fit for it.

That and the lacking of a cloaking device really hurts because all it takes is one dedicated pirate in a BC to scan you down and pop on top of you… and its game over muchacho.

(system) #7

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