Why I explore in an Onyx

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I explore usually in HICs and it works out pretty well (high sec combat sites). They have so good resistances so you barely have to add any tank modules to tank the high tier sites eg Vigil, 5/10. This Onyx works for me really well in guristas space. Outlined this here in this “vlog” video right here:

[Onyx, Blackbird]

Ballistic Control System II

Ballistic Control System II

Ballistic Control System II

Ballistic Control System II

50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

Multispectrum Shield Hardener II

Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery

Pithum C-Type Medium Shield Booster

Dread Guristas Kinetic Shield Hardener

Missile Guidance Computer II

Heavy Missile Launcher II

Heavy Missile Launcher II

Heavy Missile Launcher II

Heavy Missile Launcher II

Heavy Missile Launcher II

Core Probe Launcher I

Medium Core Defense Operational Solidifier I

Medium Warhead Calefaction Catalyst II

Scourge Fury Heavy Missile x3410

Caldari Navy Scourge Heavy Missile x3566

Missile Range Script x1

Missile Precision Script x1

Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16

Shield Boost Amplifier II x3

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner x1

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First of all, it sounds like you’re having fun and that’s really all that matters.

With that said, I am reasonably certain you could get more performance, in terms of income-for-time/effort-spent out of a more “traditional” PvE ship option. For Guristas, you can probably wring comparable tank out of something like an Ishtar, while also enjoying more DPS/better application/instant damage, and I bet it’s even a little bit cheaper.

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Although I absolutely get where you’re coming from with your post, perhaps the most prudent thing would have been to leave it after the first sentence :smiley:

I was disappointed that he only ran the highsec sites.

I think a Gnosis would outperform it, even disregarding the scan probe bonus.

[Gnosis, Explorer]
IFFA Compact Damage Control
Crosslink Compact Ballistic Control System
Crosslink Compact Ballistic Control System
Crosslink Compact Ballistic Control System
Pro-Nav Compact Missile Guidance Enhancer
Pro-Nav Compact Missile Guidance Enhancer

50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Pithum C-Type Medium Shield Booster
Compact Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Dread Guristas Kinetic Shield Hardener
Thermal Shield Hardener II

Sisters Core Probe Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher
‘Arbalest’ Heavy Missile Launcher

Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst I
Medium Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I
Medium Core Defense Operational Solidifier I

Caldari Navy Vespa x5
Scourge Heavy Missile x180

BC’s can do only 4/10 and up (plus some unrated sites). There is no single reason to bring something bigger than cruiser in hisec. Exceptions are 5/10.