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The Vanguard -> HQ jump, whats needed?

Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2011-10-13 10:49:55 UTC  |  Edited by: ChromeStriker
Hi o/

I’ve been running vanguard incursion sites for a while now (logi mostly) and thought i might try the step up to HQ sites. The trick is i know very little about them, short of they’re bigger and allot more dps is thrown around.
So my question to you is, what more is expected in a fitting for HQ sites?
Il use my vanguard set up as a base but id be interested to know what you would like to see from other ship types too...

[Scimitar, Vanguards]
Capacitor Power Relay II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Capacitor Power Relay II

Federation Navy 10MN Afterburner
Federation Navy Tracking Link
Invulnerability Field II
Large Shield Extender II
Invulnerability Field II

Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Ancillary Current Router I

Light Armor Maintenance Bot I x4
Warrior II x5

So, more tank? Faster? Spend more? Just use a basi?

for other ships the same questions? Less dps? More webs? TP's? ect

There’s plenty (LOADS) on vanguard fits but no definitive expectations for HQ...

Thanks for any help.


No Worries

BLUE Regiment.
#2 - 2011-10-13 12:25:07 UTC
Your fit seems to be very solid. U will be fine like this.
If u want to be extra safe u can switch tracking link for another hardener or shield extender to boost buffer. (in HQs ppl dont need that much tracking since there are mostly BS and cruisers)

Fly safe
Arazel Chainfire
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2011-10-13 17:37:33 UTC
Good scimitar, and will work in HQ's. If you feel too squshy, see if you can fit another extender on there. But generally, scimitars don't get targeted as much, because they don't have the issue with cap transfers causing additional aggro. Just make sure that, like the rest of the fleet, you broadcast for reps as soon as you are yellow boxed.

Shawn Pierce
Solace Inc
#4 - 2011-10-14 00:01:13 UTC
Going directly from the bottom to the top without a stop in the middle to see if you like the longer, more complex sites? I recommend you run some assault sites first. That'll give you more of an idea of the requirements for headquarters sites.
#5 - 2011-10-14 01:02:32 UTC
Maximize resists, don't use sig bloom mods. Sig factor is more important than in vanguards. For Scimitar, a LSE increase its sig by almost 50%, it's unacceptable. People get away with it because Scimi don't catch full aggro often, doesn't mean it should be done. Ditch tracking link for another hardner. HQ fit BS should take care of their own range/tracking. Keep ab on. Even when webbed, the momentum will carry you a few seconds and alleviate dmg until reps get on you. Use t2 instead of meta 4 shield transporters. It fits once you ditch LSE. The faster cycle matters - it means faster target switch and more rep for a bad dmg spike. It's never needed in vanguards, but saves boats in hq.