Vænn Svipul

It’s getting close… the Tiamat release hits on February 17th and with it the Svipul the Minmatar Tactical Destroyer gets deployed. Found a couple of things to keep up the STOKE!!!

Talvorian Dex, writer of Target Caller, has a good post – “Svipul, eh? S’il vous plait!” – with some thoughts on fitting and tactics for the Svipul and Rixx Javix over at Eveoganda put up the post “Svipul Signature Wallpaper” the other day with this fabulous picture!


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Fjúka Hœttr!



Reifr Svipul!


The Svipul has three modes with distinct physical configurations and bonuses and actually pivots on an internal axis to present a horizontal profile in Propulsion Mode and a vertical profile in the default Defense Mode as well as Sharpshooter Mode. A word of warning… these stats and bonuses for the Svipul are subject to change based on feedback and player testing on the Singularity test server:


Minmatar Tactical Destroyer Bonuses Per Level:

  • 10% bonus to Small Projectile Turret damage
  • 10% bonus to Small Projectile Turret optimal range
  • 5% reduction in heat damage generated by modules

Role Bonus:

  • 95% reduction in Scan Probe Launcher CPU requirements

Additional bonuses are available when one of three Tactical Destroyer Modes are active. Modes may be changed no more than once every 10 seconds.

Defense Mode:

  • 33.3% bonus to all shield and armor resistances while Defense Mode is active
  • 66.6% reduction in Microwarpdrive signature radius penalty while Defense Mode is active

Propulsion Mode:

  • 66.6% bonus to maximum velocity while Propulsion Mode is active
  • 33.3% bonus to ship inertia modifier while Propulsion Mode is active

Sharpshooter Mode:

  • 33.3% bonus to Small Projectile Turret tracking while Sharpshooter Mode is active
  • 100% bonus to sensor strength, scan resolution and targeting range while Sharpshooter Mode is active

Slot layout: 7H, 4M, 4L, 6 turrets, 1 launcher
3 Rig Slots, 400 Calibration
Fittings: 78 PWG, 215 CPU
Defense (shields/armor/hull): 800/700/550
Base shield resistances (EM/Therm/Kin/Exp): 50/40/40/50
Base armor resistances (EM/Therm/Kin/Exp): 80/51.25/25/10
Capacitor (amount/recharge rate/average cap per second): 600/225s/2.667
Mobility (max velocity/agility/mass/warp speed/align time): 290/2.65/1,900,000/4.5/6.98s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 0/0
Targeting (max targeting range/Scan Resolution/Max Locked targets): 40km/375/7
Sensor strength: 11 Ladar
Signature radius: 50
Cargo capacity: 430

And here is an image of the untextured model – V E R T I C A L!!!


Original Dev Blog: The Republic Strikes Back: The Svipul Tactical Destroyer and Projectile Changes in Tiamat

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Fjúka Hœttr!