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frig skills + exploration: guidance needed

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Benjin
Aliastra
#1 - 2015-01-07 09:27:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Benjin
Hello Capsuleers,

i'm an explorer and i dither between skilling gallente or amarr frig level 5. My main target is to unlock covert ops and interceptor frigs for the purpose of exploration. The gallente and amarr frig skills are at level 3 at the moment. Which one should i take to level 5? I would appreciate your help!

Best Regards,
Benjin
Signal11th
#2 - 2015-01-07 15:10:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Signal11th
Benjin wrote:
Hello Capsuleers,

i'm an explorer and i dither between skilling gallente or amarr frig level 5. My main target is to unlock covert ops and interceptor frigs for the purpose of exploration. The gallente and amarr frig skills are at level 3 at the moment. Which one should i take to level 5? I would appreciate your help!

Best Regards,
Benjin



Personally I prefer the Amarr Covert Ops Anathema (as it's quite easy to fit)but it's just a personal choice, most people seem to use the Astero at the moment. In the end you will want all of the frigates to lvl 5 anyway.

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Tsukino Stareine
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2015-01-07 19:09:47 UTC
matter of preference but I like the malediction/crusader and anathema a lot.

malediction has 3 mids meaning it can fit both analysers and makes null exploration extremely safe with its agility and immunity to bubbles.

Anathema has a bit of a hard time fitting everything compared to the helios but helios also has a redundant extra mid, they're pretty close in terms of efficiency but anathema actually has a bonus that benefits exploration (cap recharge) so i prefer that.
Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
#4 - 2015-01-07 19:50:09 UTC
Signal11th wrote:
most people seem to use the Astero at the moment


This. I'd do both and go for an Astero personally. If you don't want to go that route and you're only looking at exploration, I'd take an Anathema over a Helios. While the fifth mid on the Helios opens up some options (like fitting a shield tank or fitting tackle on a battle Helios) the hull just doesn't do it for me.

At the end of the day though? Most covops frigs are about the same. It's just that the Astero is also combat capable.
Benjin
Aliastra
#5 - 2015-01-08 10:55:41 UTC
Thanks for your replies, it helped alot! If it is just a matter of taste i'll choose the helios and ares, because im a proud gallente and amarr are slaver scum. :D

For me, the Astero is too expensive for out of high sec use. I simply couldn't afford loosing it.
Tipa Riot
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2015-01-08 22:09:37 UTC
Benjin wrote:

For me, the Astero is too expensive for out of high sec use. I simply couldn't afford loosing it.

You will eventually change your mind after the first successful relic site tour in southern nullsec Blink. But Galente ceptors are great, I like the Taranis for "robust" exploring and it's a good DPS ship in ceptor roams.

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