EVE: Armor Tanking Dominix
So I got the Dominix built, and was slowly working up to large guns - or rather, working up to Gunnery V, which is a pre-requisite, when my Myrmidon got blown out from under me again. This time, it wasn't necessarily my own fault - I'm suffering from occasional freezes in the game, and I'm not sure if it's the connection, the PC, the mouse software, or something in the game itself. Anyway, I was lined up on a warp-out station, and I was right-clicking to get a menu, and nothing was happening. When the screen moved again, I was in a pod.
So (after some swearing, and a consolatory bottle of beer) I sat back to consider whether I could run medium rails on a battleship. It sounds daft, but my damage is more from my drones than my guns. Poking around the EVE forums led me to consider a fairly solid armor tank, and when I found I could run a Capacitor Recharger II without further training, that decided it.
Six medium rails up front, five CRIIs in the mid slots. In the lows, I have two large armour repairers, 2 cap relays, and, at the moment, 3 chunks of plating. I can't yet run the armor hardeners that are needed to make this loadout work at its best - they'll replace the plating - but I have the best cap recharge time I've ever had on any ship, and can run two large armor repairers without immediately running out of cap. My guns are still doing respectable enough damage, and I'm skilling up for the hardeners now. Once I have those in place, I suspect that I should be able to run through Level 3 missions without having to bail repeatedly for repairs. And the HUGE drone bay on the Dominix is no harm either...
I'm going to be chasing down some more armor tank relevant skills for bit before I get back to the Gunnery V, I think. More cap efficiency, for one thing - I don't know if it's possible to get to a state where I can run both reppers and all six guns and keep the cap stable, but if I can, that would be excellent. I also have my eye on a capacitor control circuit or two - they're currently going for 20million or so, but if that helps me to get to Invulnerable Tank Dominix of Doom, I can live with that.
Posted by Drew Shiel at January 7, 2008 5:47 PM