Ultimate Stratios Exploring Build

(Samantha Striker) #1

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This is it! after 8 months of scouring the internet, asking in game and watching videos I think I have found it! The Ultimate Exploring Stratios Build! This build is great for tanking ghost sites and exploring!

[Stratios, Exploring Stratios]
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Corpum A-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Federation Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Corpum B-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Damage Control II

Federation Navy 10MN Afterburner
Federation Navy Omnidirectional Tracking Link
Relic Analyzer I
Data Analyzer I
Dark Blood Cap Recharger

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Sisters Core Probe Launcher
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II

Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Anti-Explosive Pump II

Hornet I x1
Warrior I x2
Ogre I x5
Gecko x4
Valkyrie I x5
Acolyte I x1

Sisters Core Scanner Probe x8
Tracking Speed Script x4
Scorch M x3
Conflagration M x3
Optimal Range Script x4

If you think you see errors or flaws in the Stratios fitting, please let me know! (AKA Better Stratios Fitting recommendations) Also if you have a PVP Fit let me know!

But please, Stratios Only.

Ultimately, my end goal is to be a really heavy tank with this machine allowing my drones time to work their magic!~ =)

(Corraidhin Farsaidh) #2

Wouldn’t a Zeugma analayzer be better to free up a mid slot?

(elitatwo) #3

If you use lasers, why not beams? With the range bonus they allow you to shoot further out, which may become handy in some situations.

(Mevatla Vekraspek) #4

o7 , i’d rather buffer fit it with defensive neuts to drain the tackler and make it less expensive. Your fit is a nice killmail in the waiting, especially if you explore solo.

(Marcus Gideon) #5

So, a few questions…

Why the random assortment of drones?

  • 1x Hornet, 1x Acolyte, 2x Warrior = 4x Lights
  • 5x Valkyrie = 5x Mediums
  • 5x Ogre = 5x Heavies
  • 4x Geckos = 4x Heavy+

First off, you’re only using T1’s? You should definitely step everything up to T2 at least.
And you shouldn’t be doing such a grab bag of Lights. Your Warriors will get there and draw aggro before your Hornet has even started out. And why do you only have 4x of them?

Valkyrie are the fastest of the Medium drones, but not necessarily the most useful. Chances are you don’t need to chase down a Cruiser as much as you need to hurt a Cruiser. So you’d be better off using Infiltrators (still fast, but harder hitting) or go all out and use Hammerheads (slowest, but hardest hitting).

Geckos look good on paper, but they’re expensive as hell. You’d probably be better off using Ogre II’s instead of suffering the heartache when you lose a Gecko.

Second, as @Corraidhin_Farsaidh mentioned, you’d be better off with a Zeugma Analyzer (works for both Data and Relics) and putting something else in a mid-slot. Maybe a Web, if you’re worried about chasing those Cruisers.

Probably just a typo… But why do you have 4x copies of the Scripts, when you only have 1x Tracking Link? And the Fed Navy Tracking Linkis only about 1% better than the T2, which is probably not worth the price tag to get one.

Here’s how I’d fit it, based mostly on your suggested fit…

[Stratios, Exploring Stratios]

Corpum A-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Corpum A-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Damage Control II
True Sansha Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
True Sansha Capacitor Power Relay

Federation Navy 10MN Afterburner
Federation Navy Stasis Webifier
Zeugma Integrated Analyzer
True Sansha Cap Recharger
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Sisters Core Probe Launcher
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II
Focused Medium Pulse Laser II

Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Anti-Explosive Pump II

Gecko x2
Ogre II x4
Hammerhead II x5
Acolyte II x5
Infiltrator II x5
Hobgoblin II x5

Conflagration M x3
Scorch M x3
Imperial Navy Multifrequency M x3
Optimal Range Script x1
Tracking Speed Script x1
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16

A better balance of drones. Amarr are faster than most, but hit harder than Minnies. And Gall drones are slowest/hardest hitting.

Imp Navy / True Sansha are the best in most cases, except for a few times when Fed Navy ends up better.

Rearranged to get it cap stable. And there’s no sense with an A-Type and a B-Type, they’re basically the same requirements, but one is weaker. So this is 2x A-Types.

(Mevatla Vekraspek) #6

[Stratios, Buffer explo AB 10]
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Damage Control II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Federation Navy 1600mm Steel Plates

Federation Navy 10MN Afterburner
Relic Analyzer II
Stasis Webifier II
Data Analyzer II
Thukker Large Cap Battery

Corpii A-Type Small Energy Neutralizer
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Corpum A-Type Medium Energy Neutralizer
Sisters Core Probe Launcher
Corpii A-Type Small Energy Neutralizer

Medium Anti-Explosive Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II

I’d rather use something like that for solo explo, i find armor reps better for small gang hunting.
And don’t forget ECM drones.

(BalticBeast14) #7

It is anything but ultimate exploration Stratios Build.
Do you use mobile depot for refitting into travel fit? What will you do with 10MN AB if you get bubbled?
Why do you use Trimark Armor Pumps in combination with 2 reppers? That is weird. They only slow you down and waste 2 rig slots for very little benefit on this fit. You dont need them on Stratios to tank Ghost site. They would make sense if you go full buffer with plates.
Basic T1 analyzers and other things… where to continue…
I would rather use more specialised builds for certain tasks with mobile depot, instead of trying to go all in one. But it all depends what exploration and where.

Something for Inspiration - affordable and good PVP fit which can be easily refitted for exploration:
Damage Control II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Drone Damage Amplifier II

50MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Federation Navy Stasis Webifier
Drone Navigation Computer II
Warp Disruptor II

Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Medium Infectious Scoped Energy Neutralizer
Sisters Core Probe Launcher
Medium Infectious Scoped Energy Neutralizer

Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing II
Medium Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Medium Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Add drones to your taste.


(Samantha Striker) #8

Hmmm… I was unaware of its existence! xD Thank you!

(Samantha Striker) #9

That is a very good point! I often found myself usually up close and found that pulse weapons were better. I may be off. Thanks for commenting! =D

(Samantha Striker) #10

Oh this is really good information! Thank you soooo much! Okay as far as the Drones… I don’t really know what I’m doing with that >.<;;; I guess it’s terrible huh? xD I’ll look into Drones and their applications! =)

Roger on the Zeguma, I’ll look into that! =D

I thought that the scripts burn out when used/switched? am I wrong? lol I’m so bad at this! >.<;;;;

Thank you sooo much for your suggestions! I’ll definitely compare and contrast with mine! =D I have to learn how to fit better >.<;;;

(Samantha Striker) #11

Thank you so much for your recommendations! I find that some sleepers hit really hard and the repairing devices help keep me in the game! =) What do you mean by Small Gang hunting?

(Samantha Striker) #12

Ouchie! u.u No holding back from you eh? n.n Well, yeah… I may have overstated it a little bit calling it the Ultimate build, but in all honesty, it is indeed the ultimate build for me and my poor uneducated standards! xD

I have no Idea what you’re referring to about mobile depot so to answer your question, I would say: no? I don’t think I do?

Doesn’t the Tank pump make the reppers more efficient? Oh gosh… I thought I had an Idea as to what I was doing…

Yeah… T1 analyzers cause it’s what I know at the time… You’re making me feel terrible xD But I guess this is all part of the learning process. =) A little harsh but welcome critique!

Ohhh, so like a mobile depot is like a Fitting Garage? That sounds Cool! Can I pack it all back up when I’m done and take it all with me? Roger on the reasons.

Thank you for the inspiration recommendation!~ =)

I truly appreciate your comments!

Cheers as well! =D

(BalticBeast14) #13

All good and welcomme o7

Medium Trimark Armor Pump II add buffer armor as a procentage to your base armor. They have no influence on your reppers. Try experimenting in fitting window and see various effects on the rigs.
You want Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump or Medium Nanobot Accelerator to help with repping power.

Yes, mobile depot is your spage garrage you can take with you in your cargohold.

If you need anything just let me know in game.

Also, you may visit channel “EvE-Scout” in game. It is channel with cool dudes focusing on exploration. They will be happy to give you some guidance in this field.

I really admire that you take time to reply to each individual comment, few people do that. Respect.


(elitatwo) #14

No worries, that’s why you came here to ask.

So the Stratios is a fine ship and has a giant drone bay, so you can hold a lot of different drones. The bandwidth is 100mbit, which means you can launch up to 4 heavy drones or 4x sentry drones.
The reason I mention sentry drones is that in the Blood Raider DED 4 / 10 complex, you should (but don’t have to) use curator II sentry drones in both rooms to snipe the cruisers, which are places way out of range of initial pulse laser range - beams will do just fine there and the curators will do a ton of damage.

In other complexes you will find that having 4x heavy drones will even hurt frigates pretty easy, so take a flight of those with you. The good ones are called praetors and ogres.
Those you can just unleash while you get your ship out of harm way and shoot with beams for better assist.
Just in case your drones get hurt during their fight, you should bring one or 2 remote armor reps, which you can use for after action repair of your drones, before you put them back into the bay.
Maybe bring a flight of 5x hammerhead and infiltrator and a flight of acolytes and hobgoblins with you.
What you also could do is bring a 4th gun with you - a mobile depot allows you to un-fit the probe launcher or cloak for that 4th gun and vice versa when you are done.

No they don’t, you can switch them back and forth as you need or like.

Well the trimark armor pump only “pumps” up the armor hp but has nothing to do with armor reps. Use auxiliary pumps or one nanobot accelerator to help your armor rep.

Yes it is, I promise you will love them and you only need one. But be advised, they take one minute to anchor and if you get a weapon timer - a red circle timer in the upper left corner of the screen, you cannot use the fitting option until the timer runs out (60 seconds).

Happy exploring!

(Mevatla Vekraspek) #15

The Stratios is very good hunting ship, i usually use buffer shield fits when i’m solo hunting and active armor fit with friends. You have to keep in mind that you WILL lose you ship no matter what you do so you’d better keep it affordable. Where do you plan to use it? What are the type of sites you are looking for?

(Samantha Striker) #16

Thanks~ =)

Oh, I see! Thank you! =)

Great to know, Thank you!~ =)

Oh… I feel as if it’s the right thing to do! I mean if someone took time to respond to a post I made with good information of COURSE I should give them my time as they have provided me some of theirs! =) No need for Respecting xD It makes me feel silly >.<

(Samantha Striker) #17

Heheheh okay okay I see =) This is really good information! So I can have Stationary “Turrets” in space blasting away while I also engage from another angle Hmmm… Really interesting!

On man that’s soooo cool! =)

I’m getting the same messages about that! =) Thank you guys so much!

Excellent! & Good to know. Thank you! =D

(Samantha Striker) #18

Okay everyone! Here’s the deal… Most of the information I have looked up is at least two to three years old! xD And from the looks of it not quite accurate. I clearly do not have a full grasp on how these systems work and mix together. But I am starting to develop a better understanding. And it’s all thanks to you guys! Thank you.

There is still one thing that I am not quite understanding and would like your support on. What are the differences and benefits between having a ton of Armor/EHP and having the Armor repair units?

And lastly, if you could allow me to be just a little bit Selfish, I have decided; I am going to buy Two Stratios and I would like the best/ultimate recommendations for fitting them from you guys (Cause clearly my “Ultimate Fit” was terrible! >.<;;; ) I would like one ultimate Exploration Stratios Fit (Feel free to spare no Cost, I’ll cheapen it based on my budget xD) And another Build to help Fight off other players (last night I lost friends to a Ship harassing us and it made me upset that I couldn’t do anything to defend/protect them) same thing as far as the cost goes for this one!

Thank you so much for your time and efforts! =)

(Marcus Gideon) #19

If you want a Buffer fit, with a ton of HP and no way to repair… Then you’re hoping to stay alive long enough to kill everything first. If they happen to deal a ton of damage to you, you’re going to die.

If you use the dual reppers as you originally suggested, you’re hoping to repair damage before it kills you. If you run out of Cap, or they still manage to deal a ton of damage, you’re going to die. That’s why I suggested more Cap mods to make your fit Cap stable. That way you can leave your Reppers going and hopefully stay alive.

(elitatwo) #20

That’s easy. More hp means a potential opponent would have to go through all of that armor to kill your ship BUT an armor rep regenerates your armor at the cost of capacitor.
With armor ships you can mix plates and armor reps but if you only do armor reps, you have to carefully manage your capacitor.
Armor doesn’t regenerate over time like shields do, so when your armor is gone, so are you.
An armor rep let’s you stay in space for longer, since you can repair yourself and continue on your journeys.