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Best ship for lvl 3 FW missions - looking for guidance

Nessi Thal
Caldari State
#1 - 2014-02-07 11:38:14 UTC
Hello Guys/Girls

I'm pretty new player to EvE(11kk sp so far,) but PvP in Militia give me so much fun/sadisfaction. I enjoy it a lot but there is one problem - money(right now we control like 75% of systems so the income from plexing/deplexing is not to big)...

I've decided to do some missions and right now I'm using my cormorant/corax to do lvl 2 missions without any problem (sniping from my 150mm tech II railguns) but the income is not so big. So I thought that maybe this is time to switch for lvl 3 and maybe some lvl 4 missions. The question is only whay ship should I use if I can't fly in SB? I was thinking about Cruise or maybe BC ships but I'm not sure. BC should be more then enough for lvl 3 and maybe some lvl 4 missions(but definitely not all of them).

I can fly in Minmattar/Caldari ships but which one should I choose? I can use t2 autocannons and t2 light missiles(unfortunately I can't use t2 heavy missiles:/). Caracal on heavy missiles should deal with lvl 3 missions but the dps is not best I think in my case due to lack of t2 launchers. Is hurricane a viable ship for lvl 3 and some lvl 4 missions? I was trying to find some guides in net but did not found anything useful that is not outdated. I've also heard that drake is not the best choice for lvl 3 or lvl 4 missions due to very pure dps right now - is that true??

Thx in advance for help!
Treborr MintingtonJr
#2 - 2014-02-07 12:31:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Treborr MintingtonJr
Just from my experiance I went from a Corax running Level 2 missions to a buffer fit Drake running Level 3 missions, seems so long ago lol Why did I use the Drake, good tank and it was cheap. You only need it to grind to Level 4 missions.
Nessi Thal
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-02-07 15:00:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Nessi Thal
It is a pity that many topics are outdated and there is not to many information about fitting ships for lvl 3/lvl 4 missions. Of course I can asssume that BC like hurricane for lvl and some lvl4 is enogh but who know...

I found some topic but they dont longer exist:
Treborr MintingtonJr
#4 - 2014-02-07 16:52:28 UTC
Just to clarify, I will take the Drake as an example, are you looking for something like the following?

With respect to that fit you can gain more tank by swaping the Afterburner for another Shield Recharger II or/and swap a Ballistic control system for another Shield Power Relay II. Also you can gain DPS by swapping a Shield Power Relay II for another Ballistic control system or adding a Target Painter.
Out of Focus
Odin's Call
#5 - 2014-02-09 16:53:07 UTC
Evemail me ingame to chat about it
Eliram Kahoudi
Big Fluffy Bunnies
#6 - 2014-02-09 17:29:43 UTC
just traing for the SB it takes a week and you can complete the missions alot faster. Not to mention the stealth part so that you dont have to worry about getting caught on a gate
Stacy Valentine
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-02-10 07:58:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Stacy Valentine
you really need t2 in the drake or it takes to long for the mission.

right now i make Level 4 with 2 Chars. This one here in a Kronos and the second char in a drake with t1 (skills between level 3-4).
Yesterday in a Angel Extraverganza.
In the time when the Kronos shoots 4 Cruiser and a Battleship down, the drake shoot one cruiser down.
I need more missle skills. Roll

Or try to make your own fitting in EFT. There you can see how good your defence is and how many dmg you make.

Mobile Tractorbeam are good for looting. Use it after the first kill.
Nessi Thal
Caldari State
#8 - 2014-02-10 21:41:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Nessi Thal
Ok, I will need probably more skills :0.
Can anyone link appropriate fit for SB which will be able to do FW missions? I saw some fits Tengu but really, t3 ships are to exepnsive for me right now :). Unfortunately I dont have skills for large artillery so I can probably try to skill another ship like SB but I can't find exact information about fitting sb or skill plan. On the other hand, SB can be easily killed unfortunately.

Or maybe I just should skill for t2 large artillery and get some skill caps and just wait. The same with drake with t2 launchers. It will take like a month maybe before I can use it with efficieny but what is a month :).

About Kronos - I dont have 1Bilion for a ship right now, sorry mate ;P.
Stacy Valentine
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-02-11 15:06:08 UTC
Maybe thats the thread your looking for.

I'm not sure if Sb is that good Lvl 4 Mission boat.
Why you dont make lvl3 until your skills are good to go lvl 4.

Is the Kronos 1bil worth right now?
I'm sure i dont pay that much years ago, with the t2 equipment.
Domanique Altares
#10 - 2014-02-12 01:43:34 UTC
Stacy Valentine wrote:

I'm not sure if Sb is that good Lvl 4 Mission boat.

Generally not. But OP is specifically discussing Faction Warfare missions. A fair number of them are indeed able to be blitzed in a stealth bomber.