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Caldari pilot: how to deal with drones

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Aloysius Witold
Relentless Destruction
Immediate Destruction
#1 - 2015-06-02 11:58:50 UTC
In pvp situations ?

Domino Vyse
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2015-06-02 12:11:46 UTC
You're going to need to be more specific mate
Aloysius Witold
Relentless Destruction
Immediate Destruction
#3 - 2015-06-02 12:14:14 UTC
When fighting a gallente ship for example, how do i get rid of these drones shooting at me ?

Domino Vyse
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2015-06-02 12:21:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Domino Vyse
You can simply target them and shoot them. It really depends on your fit, and the ship your opponent is flying when deciding whether their drones are worth shooting.

-Can you break their tank before their drones can break yours? If so, overheat and try to pop their ship.
-If their drones do most of their DPS, and you can kill the drones before your tank inevitably breaks, do so.
-If they are kiting you while using drones to do their damage, shoot em.
-If their drones are just supplementing their main weapon system, in a thorax for example, they aren't worth shooting, unless of course you can get under their guns in a small ship.

Hope that helps.
Aloysius Witold
Relentless Destruction
Immediate Destruction
#5 - 2015-06-02 13:13:18 UTC
Ok now i get it. Sure thing dude it helped me
Brutus Utama
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#6 - 2015-06-03 12:04:10 UTC
Smartbombs
Omar Alharazaad
Spectrum Reborn
#7 - 2015-06-06 09:53:55 UTC
Brutus Utama wrote:
Smartbombs


In low, null, or WH yes. If in high sec this can be very dangerous.
If your opponent is using a cloaky scout alt for finding his fights and you start sparking off smartbombs he can warp it in cloaked and slowboat into your bomb radius.
What happens after that is generally both tragic and hilarious.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#8 - 2015-06-06 11:04:22 UTC
Omar Alharazaad wrote:
Brutus Utama wrote:
Smartbombs


In low, null, or WH yes. If in high sec this can be very dangerous.
If your opponent is using a cloaky scout alt for finding his fights and you start sparking off smartbombs he can warp it in cloaked and slowboat into your bomb radius.
What happens after that is generally both tragic and hilarious.

can confirm, i spilled beer all over my desk the last time i saw this happen.


my immmediate thought would be for you to keep a flight of worrier II's specifically for dealing with enemy drones,
Assuming the hull allows for it
Arla Sarain
#9 - 2015-06-06 11:57:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Arla Sarain
Shoot the ship.

If you kill him his drones stop attacking. And you get a killmail.
And you get to loot his drones.


Destroyable weapon system lols.
Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#10 - 2015-06-06 12:19:15 UTC
Do it the caldari way and fit stabs!

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Omar Alharazaad
Spectrum Reborn
#11 - 2015-06-06 12:30:04 UTC
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Do it the caldari way and fit stabs!


Pretty sure that somewhere out there a panda is cutting on itself in response to this.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#12 - 2015-06-06 13:10:55 UTC
Omar Alharazaad wrote:
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Do it the caldari way and fit stabs!


Pretty sure that somewhere out there a panda is cutting on itself in response to this.


But to be fair, OP gave us a very vague and broad question so you can say he doesn't have any specification on how to "deal" with drones.

I could say do it the goonie way and bring 10000 friends and crash the node while dying to 1 guy with a flight of drones because the FC got headshotted or something.

Stabs help you "escape" drones so that's one way to deal with them.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Omar Alharazaad
Spectrum Reborn
#13 - 2015-06-06 14:10:23 UTC
until they come out with warp scrambling drones I don't think you need stabs to get away from them.
Wait... they don't actually have warp scrambling drones, do they?

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#14 - 2015-06-07 00:14:41 UTC
Omar Alharazaad wrote:
until they come out with warp scrambling drones I don't think you need stabs to get away from them.
Wait... they don't actually have warp scrambling drones, do they?

No they don't , webbers,td's,ecm, damping and neuting but no scrambling (just checked)
Omar Alharazaad
Spectrum Reborn
#15 - 2015-06-07 04:10:27 UTC
Aw, I kinda got a little excited there.
I think I may have to give some of the TD and neuting drones a shot... esp the neuting ones, as they seem like they'd be an excellent second flight for the ishkur.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Valkin Mordirc
#16 - 2015-06-07 04:32:24 UTC
Omar Alharazaad wrote:
Aw, I kinda got a little excited there.
I think I may have to give some of the TD and neuting drones a shot... esp the neuting ones, as they seem like they'd be an excellent second flight for the ishkur.



You actually think they would give us useful Ewar drones?


You silly man you.
#DeleteTheWeak
Omar Alharazaad
Spectrum Reborn
#17 - 2015-06-07 04:41:14 UTC
You mean there is no cake?

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#18 - 2015-06-07 06:47:46 UTC
Don't ewar drones only fire once or something? I heard about it when I was talking about drones and stuff with some friends.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Moglarr
Operation Meatshield
#19 - 2015-06-08 13:28:09 UTC
Aloysius Witold wrote:
In pvp situations ?



In general meta knowledge will help you.

Can you out DPS his tank and tank his drones? If you are missle/rocket fit you should be able to (relatively) easily avoid any guns his fit has.

You also need to consider the type of drone. The higher the drone's DPS the slower it moves. You might be able to out run the drones, if the drones are fast than you let's hope you can tank them.

Personally I have found that missile and rockets are not good for killing drones before they kill you. I may have just had bad luck, not sure. Only go for the drones if you can't hit the ship is my rule of thumb.

If you are in a blaster or rail boat things change. You can't avoid enemy guns, but you'll have a much higher damage output. Caldari ships also tend to be decently tanky. What you need to be aware of vs drone boats is range control and energy neutralizers. No cap and you can't shoot. No range control and you can't apply damage.

That is why you're getting a lot of vague and varied answers here.

I would suggest asking your corp mates for advice, and look at specific situations too.

There are a lot of factors to consider.
erg cz
Veni Vidi Vici Inc
Valkyrie Alliance
#20 - 2015-06-09 08:44:50 UTC
Moglarr wrote:
The higher the drone's DPS the slower it moves.


Some frigates will allow you to fit webifier... I have heard it is able to slow down even drones.
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