Fyrsta Reiði

Each race has one – The T1 Tackle Frigate. We’ve got the Executioner for Amarr, the Condor for Caldari, the Atron for Gallente and the Slasher for Minmatar. Each hull has an identical Role Bonus with an 80% reduction in Propulsion Jamming systems activation cost and then individual bonuses towards their specific weapon systems,

Amarr Executioner Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
♦ 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage

Caldari Condor Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% bonus to kinetic Light Missile and Rocket damage

Gallente Atron Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret falloff
♦ 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage

Minmatar Slasher Frigate skill bonus per level:
♦ 5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret damage
♦ 7.5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret tracking speed

Truthfully the DPS on these hulls, even with maxed out skills and fully fitted with T2 mods, is fairly anemic… but in saying that they are not there to kill the target, they are there to hold the target on grid long enough for the big DPS ships to engage. The school of thought I’ve been taught to follow is to use what DPS they do have to clear off some drones if possible.

There are a few typical fits for each hull, you can see them on their UniWiki pages linked above, but I enjoy outside of the box thinking and after seeing a post on http://www.reddit.com/r/fittings/ will be giving this Atron a try:

[Atron, Dual Prop Hull Tank]
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Damage Control II
Micro Auxiliary Power Core I

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
1MN Afterburner II
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

E5 Prototype Energy Vampire
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S

Small Transverse Bulkhead I
Small Transverse Bulkhead I
Small Transverse Bulkhead I

Atron - Dual Prop Hull Tank

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Smár Svanr Sóttarfar

Messing around with some more T1 Frigate Fleet Doctrines using the Tristan and Atron this time. This one I’m naming the “Dengue Fever Fleet”.

Now… while a T1 Frigate Fleet isn’t particularly viable for most applications what I like about them is that the hulls are inexpensive, they are easy to train into, they’re not a huge loss to any capsuleer if the ship goes down and they are just plain fun to fly.

Where necessary Meta 4 any modules for those without the appropriate T2 skills.

[Tristan, Dengue Fever – DPS]
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Shield Extender II
Warp Disruptor II

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Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Acolyte II x5

Tristan - Dengue Fever - DPS

 

[Atron, Dengue Fever – Tackle]
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Damage Control II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Warp Scrambler II
Medium Shield Extender II

125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
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Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Ionic Field Projector I

Atron - Dengue Fever - Tackle

If you were looking for a little extra survivability in the Tristan you could drop one of the DDAs and replaces it with a DCII which will add approx an extra 600 ehp but it also loses about 20 dps. I will have to look into the mechanics of assigning drones, my thought would be to have all the Tristans’ hold out at range with their drones assigned to assist the Tackle Atrons but I’m not very familiar with the assist mechanics and don’t know how well this would work?

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam