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Was Dual Boxing last night and on one of the toons I was minding my own business in a quiet little system mining away when I noticed someone go Suspect in system. I had noticed a Vargur and a MTU on D-scan so thought maybe the blinky fella was going after the MTU but it wasn’t long before the blinky fella landed at the belt I was mining in piloting a Venutre.

I was jet-can mining and had two cans out already so pulled what I could back into my Ore Hold and just waited to see what he was up to and my suspicion was warranted as he closed distance quickly and looted what he could from my remaining can. I had some drones out but no way to hold him down so just bailed back to a Station and swapped into a mining vessel with a larger Ore Hold with the plan being to just ignore him.

I undocked and warped to a different belt and went back to the mining business but again it wasn’t long before the fella was landing on grid and this time not seeing anything to steal he started bumping me off my rock and messing up my range. It was not a huge ordeal but definitely a hindrance and it got me to thinking what it would take to make it less so.

Here’s what I came up with…

[Dramiel, Miss Deterrence]
Internal Force Field Array I
Overdrive Injector System II
Gyrostabilizer II

1MN Afterburner II
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

200mm AutoCannon II, Hail S
Rocket Launcher II, Mjolnir Rage Rocket
200mm AutoCannon II, Hail S

Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
Small Anti-Thermic Pump I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I

Acolyte II x3

She’ll need the dual Scram to hold the Venture down in case it has a Stab fitted and will be plenty of ship to take out a Suspect Venture. Will get one fitted out and staged in the area ready to take on that blinky fella should he choose to come back and pester me again.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Dramiel Ólíkr Republic Fleet Firetail

I was checking out getting a Dramiel, they look like fun, are damn fast but oh boy are they expensive… so I decided to do a little comparison with the Republic Fleet Firetail as they have matching slot layouts and see how they differ. The two very similar non-blingy fits are below:

[Dramiel, Fast Tackle]
Damage Control II
Overdrive Injector System II
Overdrive Injector System II

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Medium Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator

150mm Light AutoCannon II, Hail S
Rocket Launcher II, Mjolnir Rage Rocket
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Hail S

Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Acolyte II x3

DPS: 190 w/drone assist
EHP: 6.2k
Top speed: 5656 m/s
Sig Rad: 189m

[Republic Fleet Firetail, Fast Tackle]
Damage Control II
Overdrive Injector System II
Overdrive Injector System II

Medium Shield Extender II
Warp Scrambler II
5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Stasis Webifier II

150mm Light AutoCannon II, Hail S
Rocket Launcher II, Mjolnir Rage Rocket
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Hail S

Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I

DPS: 160 all turret based
EHP: 7k
Top speed: 4637 m/s
Sig Rad: 241m

The Dramiel fit comes in at a Jita value of approx 49 Million ISK versus the Republic Fleet Firetail’s Jita value of approx 14.5 Million ISK. You could likely bling the Shield Extender and MWD on the Firetail and still come in under the cost of the Dram which might even give you room to fit 200’s on her.

I’m leaning towards the Firetail as they are very cheap in comparison and for the same price as a Dramiel I could get a Svipul.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam