What's the point of a Stratios (in terms of exploration)

So, the Stratios is a… cruiser sized exploration ship?

With the Astero, you can field decent enough tank, and be able to run through gatecamps as well as have a quick align. It also kills others explorers decent enough. And then comes the Stratios, which is cruiser sized, meaning it is much bulkier. Bye bye align, goodbye small sig, and farewell slower locks on you. I just don’t get the point, especially when you can also fit a T3C which is a Stratios but better in terms of survivability. What’s the incentive to use this ship instead of a T3C, an Astero or a CovOps?

You can go cruisin.

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It’s there for CovOps cloak if you can’t fly a CovOps, pre-T3 if you can’t fly a T3, ghost sites if you haven’t got something better to do them in, and to confuse other pilots as to why you’d fly such a thing anyway.

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The Stratios is a great ship to hunt wormhole ratters with. Cheaper than a T3 (you’re gonna lose it at some point!) tanky, cloaky, and it has that scanning bonus to help you scan out those wormhole chains. It locks too slow to catch those pesky hacking frigates though.

From a PVE perspective, it’s used for some of the low end scannable combat sites, DED 3/10 and 4/10 for example. T3 cruisers aren’t allowed in those.

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Sentry drones

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Few days worth of SP instead of few months.

Let me ask you a question: What is the point in comparing T3 hull to a T1/faction hull?

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and of course, if you do your due diligence, you run across this little beauty of a video.

Wingspaaaaaan !!! :heart:

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Why drive

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If you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t fly it then, and not waste peoples time asking dumb questions.

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Hey don’t make fun of the second one… Minmatars have their odd ways like that don’t judge them. :stuck_out_tongue: :wink: :smirk:

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On the other hand, it may be a gif of the designer of the astero, who knows :stuck_out_tongue:

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Maybe a Minmatar engineer designed it who joined the SoE? :upside_down_face:

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A properly fitted Strat (neuts and drones) is a very dangerous opponent.

As to the Stero …

Made me laugh. Properly fitted it can punch way above ‘other explorers’.

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But if it punches above them it won’t hit them. :smirk: :upside_down_face: :dealwithitparrot:

I’d beg to differ:

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The stratios was my favorite ship in the game for a LONG time. It works great as a hunter. The indy changes have made it WAY to expensive now though.

:wink:

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oh.