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How do you destroy a Megathron?

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Vendec
Doomheim
#1 - 2012-12-19 01:17:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Vendec
I lost a fight with a Megathron last night , and I'm trying to figure out how I could have won.

They had a heavy neut, blasters, scram + web, ECM drones and T2 hobgoblins; I am not sure if they had more drones or not. It seemed to be armor buffer tanked.

I first tried a close range frigate but the neut and webs made me easy prey for his drones. After that I returned in a long range BC but again I was being hit with the neut all the way out to the edge of point range. His blasters also had no problem hitting me at those ranges so I assume he had null ammo. I managed to hold up ok thanks to a cap booster and active tank but by the time I was out of cap booster charges I only had him to 30-40% armor. After I was out of boosters I could no longer tank, hold point or control range and died quickly.

After the fight I tried to think of some other way to defeat this ship but so far I can't come up with any way to win that fight. It seems any long range fits would still be inside his neut and blaster range while any close range ships would be crippled by the web and neut and then destroyed by his blaster dps. Does anyone have any recommendations for what ship might stand a chance against a ship like this?
Kovorix
Matari Exodus
#2 - 2012-12-19 01:38:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Kovorix
As far as battleships go, there are lots of options - since he's buffer tanked anything with 2 cap injectors and 2 armor reps will win ultimately. However, I'm assuming you aren't up for taking another battleship against him, or that he would simply run if you did...

For battlecruisers, things are a bit difficult. Holding range is a difficult option because he neuts to 25k and has reasonable range. You could directly counter him with for instance an armor tanked talos that has a cap booster and a TD with a range script.

My suggestion would be a triple rep myrmidon, electron blasters, etc. Since you have lots of cap injection and repping power you'll be able to tank him at point blank with good micromanagement (use an exile booster!). Maybe fit a TD in a midslot too, and load it with a tracking script to lower the damage a bit. You could also do an armor Hurricane that has an AB or a TD and does something similar from point blank range. Do you have skills for one race in particular?

EDIT: also cruiser-sized, something like a dual prop SFI would effectively get under his guns despite his web, as long as you have a cap booster to keep the AB going. I imagine he has ion or neutron blasters because he's buffer fit, so his tracking isn't THAT great. It would just take forever to kill him alone in a cruiser.
Zoltan Lazar
#3 - 2012-12-19 01:55:14 UTC
Tracking disruption to kill his range, kite.
Eternal Corrosion
She Said No
#4 - 2012-12-19 01:57:20 UTC
an arbitrator can kill it "easy" but it will last a lot....

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takedoom
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2012-12-19 03:20:52 UTC
You should of dropped a dreadnaught or a super carrier on the megathron. The megathron is a very scary ship.

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Tekitha
Wolfsbrigade
Ghost Legion.
#6 - 2012-12-19 03:28:54 UTC
rail zu or lach. Assuming you can break the passive recharge on his shield you should eventually break his armor, in roughly 12 hours or so ... Rail prote might be a little quicker
Jack Miton
Perkone
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-12-19 03:57:18 UTC
shoot it till it dies.

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ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Wild Geese.
#8 - 2012-12-19 04:28:26 UTC
Get a dual ASB Cyclone. Orbit close and wear him down.
Akuma Tsukai
State Protectorate
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-12-19 06:02:11 UTC
Long story short - active tank + TD (ECM if youre caldari fan and have uber skillz). Preferably in another BS too, otherwise you risk dying of old age instead. T2 caldari and gal are prefered due to resists obviously
P.S. I especially liked "first i tried a frigate on him". Yeah.. a frigate VS BS Lol If thats not a handicap i dunno what is Bear
ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2012-12-19 09:23:56 UTC
Bhaalgorn

No Worries

Hidden Snake
Inglorious-Basterds
#11 - 2012-12-19 13:12:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Hidden Snake
AB pilgrim ..... very close ... kill his drones first and then just wait .... ur drones will wear him off in 10 mins ...

if he goes gcc just wait for the gateguns to rip his buffer. other option is to go dual damp kiting cruiser like HMLs caracal ... not sure if it is feasible but u can damp him under 20km..... not sure if ur cap will survive long enough (it was just creative idea.

BTW is it in high sec? I dont know many people using BSs in lowsec solo :)
Vimsy Vortis
Shoulda Checked Local
Break-A-Wish Foundation
#12 - 2012-12-19 15:31:31 UTC
A nano HML drake used to do it pretty well.
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#13 - 2012-12-19 15:34:02 UTC
Fight fire with fire

how to fix eve: 1) remove ECM 2) rename dampeners to ECM 3) add new anti-drone ewar for caldari 4) give offgrid boosters ongrid combat value

Morgan Torry
Arma Purgatorium
#14 - 2012-12-19 15:45:33 UTC
I'm curious to know where this happened...I've only seen one BS solo in lowsec and it ended up being bait for a larger fleet on the other side of the gate.

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Super Chair
Project Cerberus
Templis CALSF
#15 - 2012-12-19 17:42:31 UTC
Navy Scorpion (don't forget the crash candies Big smile)
Estella Osoka
Perkone
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-12-19 17:42:37 UTC
You take it out with a little help from some friends.

Megathron Killmail
Cage Man
Comms Black
Pandemic Horde
#17 - 2012-12-19 18:43:21 UTC
Estella Osoka wrote:
You take it out with a little help from some friends.

Megathron Killmail



Or maybe these friends.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=13613357
Akuma Tsukai
State Protectorate
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-12-19 23:56:22 UTC
Hidden Snake wrote:


BTW is it in high sec? I dont know many people using BSs in lowsec solo :)


Actually quite a lot. T1 hulls are dirt cheap, and as long as you have means to kill tacklers you are fine thx to the enourmous buffer/active tank you have as a BS (until you didnt manage to do it in time then you are gangbanged Lol). Just imagine a poor helpless raven slowly drifting in low sec. All the pirates get a hard on just thiking about that Lol Bonus points if you are using navy BS. 2x bonus if faction BS, they will come twice just by warping to you.
IbanezLaney
The Church of Awesome
Shadow Cartel
#19 - 2012-12-19 23:56:53 UTC
Cal Stantson
Percussus Resurgo.
#20 - 2012-12-20 00:27:32 UTC
Something small with a nos and a web. An ishkur would be good. Get under his guns, use the nos to keep your point going, and kill his drones with your drones after webbing them down. Once the drones are gone he's going to lose unless he can dock/jump/get someone to help him.
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