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0.0 solo exploration - am I kidding myself?

Mr Fenris
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2011-11-06 22:23:02 UTC
Been away a few years. Have come back and dumped some of my learning skill points into hacking/archaeology...

Been toying around doing a bit of solo exploring in low-sec and which has been going ok and am wondering if I'll have enough dps to go out into 0.0 with the following:

3 x 650 II's
Imp Cloak II
Probe launcher

Web II
Invun field (will be t2 in a few days)
Archaeology do-dad

Gyro II
Inertia stabilizer II

Low friction nozzles
Shield extender

3 valk II's
2 warrior II's

From memory this fits with my skills with about 10 power to spare.

It's been going fine hitting radar sites in low-sec. Will this setup have enough grunt to go out into nullsec? I assume the spawns out there are tougher, is that correct? I’m using the huginn for it’s good number of high and mid slots, is using a recon boat like this a good way to go? I have a Rapier but dps on that is less.

Apart from that my only other concern is ammo. If I go jaunting off into deep 0.0 I can see ammo being an issue. Have therefore also picked up a Curse which I'll give a spin in the next few days to see how it performs, probably setup much the same but only a pair of beams or pulses and lots of drones.


Mentat Cthulhu
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2011-11-06 22:33:57 UTC
Too low dps and tank to do anything but the crappiest anomalies I think.

Hurricane or vagabond work great for belt ratting.

Loki can do a lot of plexes solo.

Curse is actually pretty good for exploration but low dps is a problem.
river Zateki
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2011-11-08 19:55:25 UTC
If your using a HAC just fit a cloak and all guns, dont bother salvaging or codebreaking just go right for combats. With that said, i still dont know if it can do it. I know arties would have the range but idk about dps/tank.
iKill Giants
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2011-11-09 23:09:51 UTC
I've been solo exploring for a while, and there are cov-ops Loki fits that can do the job, provided you get five guns on it. The problem is that to get five guns you can't use the Cap Regen Matrix, so you gimp yourself a bit. If you're near a station you can use, don't discount the radar/mag anoms. Scan them out and refit, drop your second invuln or your probe launcher for a scanning module, if you want the money.