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

Járnleikr Venja

Got out with our CEO and an Alliance mate the other night for some small Fleet T1 Frigate Fun. Fifth Dimension is our main FC and for the first bit had me running through some approach and overheating drills that will be beneficial with piloting my Interceptor in Fleet engagements. After that he took Blendzen and I out for a little T1 Frigate roam with our expectation being that we’d likely get blown to bits but have some run harassing someone in the process. It didn’t take long and just a few jumps from home we had contact. There were just a few ships on grid at first and we were holding our own but then it turned into a more serious battle and I went down hard but did manage to get some shots in on a kill in the turmoil. I did GTFO in my pod to a nearby planet but warped right on top of a Nemesis who promptly scrammed and popped me.

As serendipity would have it, after I woke back up and had made my way back home, my routine of one last check of the Star Map was showing a little blue Cynosural Field dot only a few jumps away and Cyno’syndrome took hold, I was happy to not end the night on a downer!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam