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Question about Mid Slot Layout on the Machariel

Blumen Kind
State War Academy
Caldari State
#1 - 2011-10-02 11:54:46 UTC
So I've got a machariel for mission runing in caldari Space mainly vs. guristas.

My current mid slot modules are:
1x Invulnerability Field II
2x mission specific hardeners
1x Pithum A-Type Medium Shield Booster
1x MWD

and I was wondering if something like this would be more effective:
2x Caldari Navy Invulnerability Field
1x Pithum A-Type Medium Shield Booster
1x Caldari Navy Shield Boost Amplifier
1x MWD
#2 - 2011-10-02 12:10:31 UTC
When you spend almost a billion isk on hardeners, you do generally get something more effective, yes.

That said, you'd get a stronger active tank on that first loadout if you swapped the invuln for a shield boost ampifier -- generally speaking.
Sphit Ker
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2011-10-02 13:09:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Sphit Ker
Blumen Kind wrote:

The real question is: Do you ever have to warp out?

My point is, as it is, if you never need to warp out, you already have more tank than you need therefore those fancy pants bling bling modules won't help one bit when it comes down to it.

On the other hand, omni tanking mean you will spent less time refitting specific hardeners.
edit: Try the fit you want (2x faction invulns along the faction amplifier) but with plain tech 2 gear first. See if it works better for you then read my question again before upgrading to the pricey shinies.

It knows what you think.

Blumen Kind
State War Academy
Caldari State
#4 - 2011-10-02 13:22:29 UTC
Alright. Thanks for the replies.
Will test it with tech II first.
#5 - 2011-10-02 15:26:08 UTC
I get by with 2 x Invuln II's, a gist xl booster and boost amp.

Haven't had a problem with any mish, even sansha blockades and worlds collide are cake.

Navy invulns are nice, but it's another billion to attract gankers. Rather pimp my gank than tank.
#6 - 2011-10-02 17:22:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Orlacc
Shield amp not really needed with a well skilled Mach.

"Measure Twice, Cut Once."