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

Varði Heima

The last few evenings have been spent flying with our Standing Fleet and there’s always a little action on the go… lost a Svipul to a hull tanked Brutix Navy Issue last night.  His Medium Energy Neut totally gimped me and once my MASB ran out of charges I popped pretty quickly but the Fleet managed to hold him long enough for me to reship and get back in the fight.

A little while before that engagement a Fleet of Feign Disorder pilots roamed through and gave us a pretty good whelping – we took eight losses to their zero – oh well can’t win them all and it’s a good reminder that ~ “This is EVE ~ Shipwrecks happen!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Fjǫrlag Kaupmaðr

“Sometimes it’s all about the trades.” ~ Fifth Dimension

trades

Have been joining in on some Alliance Fleet Ops and the above quote is one that I keep on repeating to myself… but regardless of whether it was a good ‘trade’ or not – losing a ship sucks, I don’t enjoy it and doubt I’ll ever enjoy it – I really liked that Svipul, her name was “Silver Nutmeg” 😦

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Svipul, Steel Rain]

Another Svipul fit geared towards Gate Camp operations. She is named “Steel Rain” in ode to the “Five and Dime” boys of the 5th Battalion 10th Marines. With the dual SEBOs running in Sniper Mode her Scan Res is insane, not many things should escape her! She’s got more DPS but less tank than Dominatus Nox. There’s not enough room for another hard point in the empty high slot but a Probe Launcher will fit.

[Svipul, Steel Rain]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Warp Disruptor II
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script

280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
[empty high slot]

Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Purger II

 

Svipul - Steel Rain

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Svipul, Dominatus Nox]

A Svipul geared towards Gate Camp operations. She’s named “Dominatus Nox” in ode to the “Thunder” fellas of the 3rd Battalion 11th Marines. She’s got a solid tank which obviously provides more survivability. With an implant you could toss a Rocket Launcher into the empty high slot for a little more DPS  or there’s room to fit a Probe Launcher.

[Svipul, Dominatus Nox]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Medium Shield Extender II
Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Warp Disruptor II

250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
[empty high slot]

Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II

 

Svipul - Dominatus Nox

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Margr Hervápn

I was putting some more thought towards the integration of the maneuver warfare/combined arms philosophies within EVE but more specifically within my Corporation/Alliance. The combined arms philosophy is already pretty prevalent within EVE all you need to do is take a look at the multitude of fleet doctrines out there.

Our FC’s (well… at least the two I fly with consistently for sure) embrace the maneuver warfare way of thinking fairly well now we just need to integrate some more elements of the combined arms into the mix. Things like having a Recon ship with a covert cyno along on fleets with some members ‘on call’ or a couple of torpedo/bombing ships following one jump behind would be an example of what I’m thinking for combined arms with small gang Fleets.

I think in this next rendering of SOV Warfare Gate Camps placed at strategic points within the contested Constellations can (will!) play a large role in the battle for SOV. I’ve really only taken part in one true Gate Camp operation and I had a ton of fun while doing it but I’ve been putting in some EFT warrior’ing time towards a Fleet Doctrine geared for Gate Camps and have come up with a couple of Svipul fits that I’m hoping to get out in the field. I can see either of these boats being a solid benefit to a Gate Camp Fleet, with the SEBOs in Sniper Mode they’ll be able to lock and catch pretty much anything and their Alpha damage potential is decent and will be a good complement when there’s a few other DPS heavy ships in the Gate Camp.

This first fit is named “Dominatus Nox” in ode to the “Thunder” fellas of the 3rd Battalion 11th Marines. She’s got more tank which obviously provides more survivability.

[Svipul, Dominatus Nox]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Medium Shield Extender II
Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Warp Disruptor II

250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, Quake S
[empty high slot]

Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II

 

Svipul - Dominatus Nox

 

This fit is named “Steel Rain” in ode to the “Five and Dime” boys of the 5th Battalion 10th Marines. With the dual SEBOs running in Sniper Mode her Scan Res is insane, not many things should escape her!

[Svipul, Steel Rain]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Warp Disruptor II
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script

280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Quake S
[empty high slot]

Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Purger II

 

Svipul - Steel Rain

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Kynligr Leika

The past few days have been busy in RL but I was able to get on for some EVE in short spurts. Highlight of the weekend was the Svipul Birthday roam we went out for – I managed to lose two Svipuls but had a ton of fun in the process!

Another Wardec has curtailed the High-Sec exploration so instead I’ve been spending time protecting miners and curing my Malady of the MTU.

Slowly grinding out some Drone skills, another week or so and I’ll be able to switch things up again and get working towards some more hulls to fly.

Not sure how busy this next week is going to be but hopefully I’ll be a bit more active… we’ll see?

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Svipul, Silky Cuscus]

I think the Svipul will make a great platform for a smaller High-Sec exploration boat. The thought is to use this ship to just run the Anoms (Burrows, Refuges and Dens) looking to get the escalations and I think “Silky Cuscus” will fill that role very well. With a 1% CPU implant you could fit a T2 Missile Launcher but for the 2 extra DPS I’m not going to worry about it.

[Svipul, Silky Cuscus]
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Shield Power Relay II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Shield Extender II
Medium Shield Extender II
Explosive Deflection Field II

200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S
TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Phased Plasma S

Small Core Defense Field Purger II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II

Svipul - Silky Cuscus

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Svipul, Silver Nutmeg]

Doing some EFT’warrioring and have come up with a fit for my first Svipul. It’s nothing epic but it should do well in the smaller Fleets we tend to field.

[Svipul, Silver Nutmeg]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Medium Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 100
Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
Expanded Probe Launcher II, Sisters Combat Scanner Probe
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S

Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Svipul - Silver Nutmeg

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Svipul – Engi þjóta

Tiamat was release on Tuesday February 17th and with it the the Minmatar Tactical Destroyer known as the Svipul was introduced to New Eden. She’s a pretty boat and I’m looking forward to piloting her but I’m in no rush. Will wait for the excitement to die down some and prices to settle before I go looking for a hull to buy.

In the meantime I’ll just admire her from afar…

Svipul_Speed_Defense

Svipul_Sniper

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam