Fleygja Skína

I’ve been doing some theorycrafting with Polarized Weapons lately and for the most part with their huge drawback of dropping all your resistances to 0% they are not worth it… but I think you can make a case for building Polarized Weaponry fitted ships for some pretty specific roles or if you fully embrace the “Don’t fly what you can’t afford to lose” philosophy then maybe a couple just for the kicks.

I fly Naglfar – RAGE™ for a very specific role, she’s a Ganker catching vessel and I starting thinking that the Stealth Bomber is likely one of the more useful ships to fit with Polarized Weaponry so started playing in EFT to see what I could come up with for a Polarized Ganker catcher and here she is.

 

[Hound, Crystal Head– RAGE!™]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Co-Processor II

Phased Weapon Navigation Array Generation Extron
Phased Weapon Navigation Array Generation Extron
Warp Disruptor II

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Polarized Torpedo Launcher, Nova Rage Torpedo
Polarized Torpedo Launcher, Nova Rage Torpedo
Polarized Torpedo Launcher, Nova Rage Torpedo
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Tremor S

Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst II
Small Warhead Rigor Catalyst I

There is a lot of math involved when applying Torpedo damage to the target ship and there are many people out there who can work those numbers out much more efficiently than I. What I can provide are some base EFT numbers to show the difference between the Polarized Launcher vs. the T2 Launcher using the fit above with the same ammo.

Polarized Base

  • 910 dps
  • EHP 1656

T2 Base

  • 731 dps
  • EHP 2360

Missle range with Nova Rage 50.6km
Turret range with Tremor 22+11km

There is a case to be made against using Rage Torpedoes as they have a larger Explosion Radius so may not apply damage to the smaller ships that the Gankers use as effectively as its Faction ammo equivalent but again that is a math problem I’m not going to tackle at this moment.

It’s another specific role but with a few tweaks to the fit the Polarized Hound, or any other Stealth Bomber for that matter, could be made into a pretty burly structure bashing ship!

I’m a few weeks away from Torpedo 5 so I’ll just have to wait to perform any experiments with it.

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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