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The Proteus, Whats it good for? Whats it good at?

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Alec Stacer
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#1 - 2012-12-08 16:11:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Alec Stacer
I trained into gallente T2 cruisers for the Ishtar's PvE and the Deimos' PvP.


Now Im trained up in the Proteus, but the fits on battleclinic are kind of ********. I could care less about spending 5 billion ISK, to fit out a cruiser with Mothership tank. I want to fight, I want to run plexes, and none of the fittings on battleclinic really help me do that.


They're all gimmick fits.

I live in Sov, Angels are pretty much all we fight, besides other Players.


Anyone have any insight or experience with the Proteus that will help me make it badass?
Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#2 - 2012-12-08 16:14:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Akirei Scytale
There is one specific thing the Proteus is better than any other T3 at.

It is the only one with a truly good cloaky gank fit. Because of the nature of blasters and covops cloaks, you can fit a high DPS, ridiculous EHP monster, cloak up, warp near a target, and approach it. You then bump it as your decloak, knocking it out of alignment, tackling it before it can realign, and happily sitting right inside your blasters' optimal.

That's just about the only thing it does extremely well besides fleet boosting, though.
Acac Sunflyier
Pulling The Plug
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#3 - 2012-12-08 16:30:15 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
There is one specific thing the Proteus is better than any other T3 at.

It is the only one with a truly good cloaky gank fit. Because of the nature of blasters and covops cloaks, you can fit a high DPS, ridiculous EHP monster, cloak up, warp near a target, and approach it. You then bump it as your decloak, knocking it out of alignment, tackling it before it can realign, and happily sitting right inside your blasters' optimal.

That's just about the only thing it does extremely well besides fleet boosting, though.


They make good boosters too.
Nylith Empyreal
Blood Marauders
#4 - 2012-12-08 16:32:29 UTC
What Akirei said, there is a reason it looks like a shark. Approach target with the Jaws soundtrack and enjoy.

Who's the more foolish the fool or the fool who replies to him?

Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#5 - 2012-12-08 16:35:11 UTC
ISD

ISD STAHP
Alec Stacer
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#6 - 2012-12-08 16:51:02 UTC
So cloaky ganking is the way to go. I was hoping not to lose the 6th high slot, but I'll check out some gank and spank.
Derath Ellecon
Lotek Academy
#7 - 2012-12-08 17:33:29 UTC
Alec Stacer wrote:
So cloaky ganking is the way to go. I was hoping not to lose the 6th high slot, but I'll check out some gank and spank.


You can still have 6 highs cloaky. One will be for the cloak but still.

Proteus isn't the best PVE ship, and especially in angel space. But I have flown one for fun. It isn't terribly efficient but it is fun burning into a field of serpentis battleships and just melt them.
RavenPaine
RaVeN Alliance
#8 - 2012-12-08 17:37:52 UTC
Proteus is second best at PvE in Nullsec, behind the Tengu IMO.

I'm talking about the cloaky/nullified T3 ships. Something you can fly around endlessly without scouts and intel.
The drone bay is nice. Able to fit 20 light drones.
Alec Stacer
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#9 - 2012-12-08 18:21:06 UTC
RavenPaine wrote:
Proteus is second best at PvE in Nullsec, behind the Tengu IMO.

I'm talking about the cloaky/nullified T3 ships. Something you can fly around endlessly without scouts and intel.
The drone bay is nice. Able to fit 20 light drones.



yeah but for PvE, drone setup is weak. 100Mbit of bandwidth is not enough for a full flight of heavys, and because Im in angel space the rats resist a decent amount of Rail's Kinetic/thermal dmg, Also, the range on blasters means I have to get close, and all that Mach rats love fighting up close, and explosion dmg is the biggest hole in the proteus.


Living in angel space makes me wish I had a tengu.
Casirio
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2012-12-08 18:30:26 UTC
proteus are shotguns that spit out nasty dps close up. we love them in wspace, fleet fights (no cloak) and of course cloaky heavy tackle.
Risien Drogonne
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-12-08 19:00:11 UTC
Derath Ellecon wrote:
Alec Stacer wrote:
So cloaky ganking is the way to go. I was hoping not to lose the 6th high slot, but I'll check out some gank and spank.


You can still have 6 highs cloaky. One will be for the cloak but still.

Proteus isn't the best PVE ship, and especially in angel space. But I have flown one for fun. It isn't terribly efficient but it is fun burning into a field of serpentis battleships and just melt them.

It is fun, and it can do all level 4 missions easily if you don't mind flying to targets. It flies exactly like a bigger, tankier Ishkur.
Mawderator
ElitistOps
Snuffed Out
#12 - 2012-12-08 19:26:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Mawderator
They're especially good for small-medium scale fights in low-sec and w-space. They do a ton of damage, and act as a recon with their bonused scrams and points. Combine them with Loki webs, and you can hold down targets at good range.
Dorian Wylde
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2012-12-08 19:37:21 UTC
I understand the proteus can fit the highest EHP tank of the 4 strategic cruisers, though I don't have the fitting myself.
Garr Earthbender
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2012-12-08 20:59:17 UTC
Alec Stacer wrote:
The Proteus, Whats it good for? Whats it good at?


Absolutely nothing!
Say it again, y'all,

-Scissors is overpowered, rock is fine. -Paper

Red Teufel
Calamitous-Intent
Feign Disorder
#15 - 2012-12-08 21:28:39 UTC
plays the song "war" but replaces the lyric war with Proteus.
Garviel Tarrant
Beyond Divinity Inc
Shadow Cartel
#16 - 2012-12-08 21:37:50 UTC
Long scram, ******** EHP and great dps not enough?

BYDI recruitment closed-ish

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#17 - 2012-12-08 21:56:28 UTC
Alec Stacer wrote:
I trained into gallente T2 cruisers for the Ishtar's PvE and the Deimos' PvP.


Now Im trained up in the Proteus, but the fits on battleclinic are kind of ********. I could care less about spending 5 billion ISK, to fit out a cruiser with Mothership tank. I want to fight, I want to run plexes, and none of the fittings on battleclinic really help me do that.


They're all gimmick fits.

I live in Sov, Angels are pretty much all we fight, besides other Players.


Anyone have any insight or experience with the Proteus that will help me make it badass?


They make excellent heavy armour fleet tacklers.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Ginger Barbarella
#18 - 2012-12-08 23:55:48 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
You then bump it as your decloak, knocking it out of alignment, tackling it before it can realign, and happily sitting right inside your blasters' optimal.


That's a truly evil tactic I've never considered... Twisted I like it.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Jack Miton
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#19 - 2012-12-08 23:56:51 UTC
proteus is fkn awesome.

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Katrina Oniseki
Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#20 - 2012-12-09 03:26:13 UTC
WTF IS PROTUS?

Katrina Oniseki

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