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Maelstrom pve fit advice needed

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Astra Starshine
New Eden Crab Syndicate
#1 - 2016-08-13 20:07:51 UTC
I currently run L4 missions in Amarr for Kaalakiota
Here is my current fit. It tanks ok, just the capacitor cuts it very close to shutting things down on me. I have really good drone skills too, should i run some sentries with her?

[Maelstrom, Astra Starshine's Maelstrom]
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

X-Large Clarity Ward Booster I
Kinetic Deflection Field II
Thermal Dissipation Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
'Stalwart' Particle Field Magnifier
1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner

800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II

Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I



Phased Plasma L
Nikea Tiber
Backwater Enterprises RD
#2 - 2016-08-13 20:43:39 UTC
A long time ago, I flew a cruise raven to run L4s. Painfully slow, I know. The maelstrom is a bit better, but not by much really. If you want to fit large ACs, the mach does it better, since it actually has the speed to make use of the ACs limited optimal range. The slow speed of the mael is further crippled by the lack of either a damage projection or application oriented bonus like other short range turret oriented bs hulls.
Fit an MJD and arties, 80% the damage selection of cruise missiles, zero wait. ROF bonus on the hull is extremely noticeable vs cycle time of arties, ammo consumption is way lower than ACs. At 100 km, most rats cant even hit you, and tracking is basically a nonissue as agressed rats are burning towards you with zero radial velocity. The flip side of running a mjd is you dont have to run as many hardeners. Running an additional tracking enhancer instead of a fourth gyro will likely get you more actual applied damage.
I used a maelstrom for a while. Sold it not too long ago, in amarr.

my other nano is a polycarb

Kairavi Mrithyakara
#3 - 2016-08-14 06:08:45 UTC
Astra Starshine wrote:



Would fit it something like this:


Quote:

[Maelstrom, L4]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

True Sansha Heavy Capacitor Booster, Cap Booster 3200
X-Large Clarity Ward Booster I
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Tracking Computer II, Tracking Speed Script
500MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L
800mm Repeating Cannon II, Fusion L

Large Projectile Metastasis Adjuster I
Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large Core Defense Operational Solidifier I


Berserker II x3
Warrior II x5


Obviously, switch out ammo for whatever you're fighting, and swap one AIF (or both) with mission specific hardeners. May require a PG implant, or swap the Core Defense rig for a PG rig. Pulse Shield Booster as needed, the cap booster is there to keep your MWD alive and for "Oh Shelgon" moments.

Light drones for frigs. Otherwise, heavy or medium, your choice. Avoid sentries, so that you don't have to stick to them or go back for them.
Gorr Shakor
No Country for Old Nerds
Brave United
#4 - 2016-08-14 07:35:04 UTC
As already suggested earlier, try the Artillery. The Maelstrom shines with arties.

[Maelstrom, PvE]
Reactor Control Unit II
Tracking Enhancer II
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer

Large Micro Jump Drive
X-Large Ancillary Shield Booster, Cap Booster 400
Thermal Dissipation Field II
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
EM Ward Field II

1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma L

Large Projectile Collision Accelerator I
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer I


Acolyte II x5
Hobgoblin II x5
Hammerhead II x5

Warp in, align, MJD out to 100.
Target and blap small stuff first, engage with four pairs of two-grouped turrets.
Target bigger stuff, you can group turrets into two pairs.
Group all eight guns for battleships.

Ancillary shield booster is a buffer mod, use it like one.

Could go for four Sentries, but small drones provide safety against mishaps.

Faction ammo + gyros well worth it.
The Bigpuns
Touring New Eden
#5 - 2016-08-14 13:36:29 UTC
The right answers so far have been ac mach and mjd mael.

If you can't afford mach but want to keep ac's, look at a tempest, and try an armor tank on it if your running in amarr space.
Nya Kittenheart
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#6 - 2016-08-14 23:49:15 UTC
The Bigpuns wrote:
The right answers so far have been ac mach and mjd mael.

If you can't afford mach but want to keep ac's, look at a tempest, and try an armor tank on it if your running in amarr space.


Machs are perfectly able to use arties and be competitive compared to an AC mach ,unlike the mael who can t really use AC due to fall off issue.

To OP dont use AC on a mael you re gonna suffer...just saying.
Tsukino Stareine
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2016-08-15 01:06:58 UTC
Don't use ACs on a missioning Mael, as said previously you will be out of range a lot of the time and burning around to targets will affect completion times by a lot.

ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2016-08-15 09:22:08 UTC
Astra Starshine wrote:

[Maelstrom, Astra Starshine's Maelstrom]
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

X-Large Clarity Ward Booster I
Kinetic Deflection Field II
Thermal Dissipation Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
'Stalwart' Particle Field Magnifier
1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner

800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II
800mm Repeating Cannon II

Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I

Phased Plasma L


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