Gjálfrmarr – [Huginn, Black Ratel]

The stoke is on for getting into T2 Cruiser hulls and this Huginn fit is one of the first I’ll be flying!

[Huginn, Black Ratel]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Warp Disruptor II

425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Hammerhead II x3
Hobgoblin II x2

Huginn - Black Ratel

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Inn Hrafns

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring information to the god Odin ~ In New Eden, Huginn and Muninn are T2 Cruiser Hulls of very different styling.

The Huginn is the Minmatar Combat Recon Ship so of the two and if it’s actually used in a reconnaissance role does tie in well with its Norse mythologically inspired name. It has the following ship bonuses:

Minmatar Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
• 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret rate of fire
• 10% bonus to Target Painter effectiveness
Recon Ships bonuses (per skill level):
• 60% bonus to Stasis Webifier optimal range
• 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage
Role Bonus:
• Cannot be detected by directional scanners

Conversely the Muninn is a Minmatar Heavy Assault Cruiser which really only keeps the naming as anything in common with the mythological Muninn. New Eden’s Muninn has the following ship bonuses:

Minmatar Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
• 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret rate of fire
• 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage
Heavy Assault Cruisers bonuses (per skill level):
• 10% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret optimal range
• 7.5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret tracking speed
Role Bonus:
• 50% reduction in Microwarpdrive signature radius penalty

I’m right around a week away from getting into the pilot seat of both and am getting stoked on buying and fitting out some new ships. Still on the look out for some Muninn fits, there doesn’t seem to be many out there?

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Vætki?

I’m currently training towards Minmatar Cruiser V and with that in mind I’ve been looking at all T2 Cruiser hulls seeing what looks interesting to fly. These are the six Minmatar T2 Cruiser hulls:

I’ll be able to get into five of those six right after training up Minmatar Cruiser V. The Scimitar will take awhile longer, I’m not sure my Signature Analysis and/or Long Range Targeting skills are quite up to snuff for it. To field the Rapier as I’d like to fly her, as a Black-Ops Scout, will also take some extra training but in the meantime I will be able to fit her out for small shield gang fleets which should be a ton of fun. The Vagabond, Broadsword and Huginn excite me and I’m looking forward to sitting in them.

Of the five I can get into quickly the only one that doesn’t excite me much is the Muninn – I’ve not seen much on the hull in any of the blogs or forums I’ve read and I can’t honestly remember seeing one in game at any point. Does anyone out there fly one? How do you fit it out? What do you use it for?

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Nýsa-langskip

“Fight as you train, train as you fight!”

After bumping up my Drone skills my next goal will be to get into Recon Ships, specifically the Minmatar Force Recon Ship the Rapier and the Minmatar Combat Recon Ship the Huginn. These hulls will lean well into my proclivity towards ‘Black Operations‘.

After the Recon Ships I’ll get into the Heavy Interdiction Cruiser and then work my way towards the Heavy Assault Cruiser.

Now if only we could fast forward a few weeks…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Húð Gríma

With the latest release, Proteus, Recon Ships got a re-balance and while not the best of the bunch the Huginn and Rapier are looking very appealing to get in to. If I were to start training today it would take me just over a month to get into the pilot seat of a Minmatar Recon Ship but as fun as that sounds I won’t be switching up my training queue just now – I’ve got a progression plan and I’ll be sticking to it.

I am looking forward to a few months down the road, after I put some time in training the support and gunnery skills, when I can be somewhat adept at piloting a Recon Ship and the other Cruiser sized hulls.

Minmatar Recon Ships

Huginn
Role Bonus:
Cannot be detected by directional scanners

Minmatar Cruiser Bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret rate of fire
♦ 10% bonus to Target Painter effectiveness

Recon Ships Bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 60% bonus to Stasis Webifier optimal range
♦ 5% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage

♦ Slot layout: 5H, 6M, 4L; 4 turrets, 1 launchers
♦ Fittings: 750 PWG, 400 CPU
♦ Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 1550 / 1250 / 875
♦ Capacitor (amount / capacitor per second) : 1210 / 3.66 per sec
♦ Mobility (max velocity / agility / align time): 240 / .57 / 9.13s
♦ Drones (bandwidth / bay): 40 / 40
♦ Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 125km / 303 / 10
♦ Sensor strength: 28 Ladar
♦ Signature radius: 120

Rapier
Role Bonus:
♦ 80% reduction in Cynosural Field Generator liquid ozone consumption
♦ 50% reduction in Cynosural Field Generator duration
♦ Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
♦ Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 5 seconds

Minmatar Cruiser Bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% bonus to Missile damage
♦ 10% bonus to Target Painter effectiveness

Recon Ships Bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 60% bonus to Stasis Webifier optimal range
♦ 20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement

♦ Slot layout: 4H, 6M, 4L; 1 turrets, 3 launchers(+2)
♦ Fittings: 750 PWG, 450 CPU
♦ Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 1480/ 1075 / 850
♦ Capacitor (amount / capacitor per second) : 1180 / 3.56 per sec
♦ Mobility (max velocity / agility / align time): 230 / .59 / 9.03s
♦ Drones (bandwidth / bay): 40 / 40
♦ Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 100km / 242 / 8
♦ Sensor strength: 24 Ladar
♦ Signature radius: 125

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam