I’ll start training into T2 haulers very soon, and I will probably use as often DSTs than BRs, so both ships matter to me. At first, I was willing to train Gallente line, as from all the posts I’ve found on the Internet, this line was simply held superiors to the others (Viator is known for it’s tiny model, Occator was held superior to other DSTs due to its triple prop layout etc).
The thing is, from all these posts dated from 2016-2019, Haulers have evolved quite a lot due to recent patches: nullification changes, shield changes etc. Especially this last change impacted quite significantly DSTs (when I see previous fits titles on eveworkbench speaking of 600k EHP overheated, and when I see what the fit is capable of now, seems that the nerf bat was quite heavy).
From what I can see now is that in terms of DST, Impel has a lot more EHP than Occator, which is also seen in zkillboard, as there’s lot less Impel ganked than any other DSTs.
Regarding BRs, Viator was favored due to its tiny model compared to other lines, but it seems that a common technique to decloack BRs is by usingcans. Therefore I don’t think that model size would really help in this situation.
Would you share the same opinion that “on paper” (because the pilot matters most, ok got it), the Amarr line seems to be a better skillpoints investment due to the latest changes made on T2 haulers compared to the old King Gallente ?
Thanks for your feedback !