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I'm thinking about using a Gila for some solo pvp.

Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2017-06-05 18:18:22 UTC
It seems like it would be a ton of fun in fw. What do you guys think? Any stories?
Soel Reit
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2017-06-05 18:27:18 UTC
you will have to stay out from small plexes... but... beside that... why not? Cool
W0lf Crendraven
The Tuskers
The Tuskers Co.
#3 - 2017-06-06 11:52:27 UTC
Its pretty meh tbh, scary as hell and not that great, easy to blob because its easy to hold down. Youll probably be better of in a vexor navy or even a t1 vexor.
Azomdi Nantes
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-06-06 16:55:14 UTC
Alas, Eve is not a game of "fair play". 1 v 1 and a few 2v1 you will have a lot of fun. with the right skills you can push 700dps and still field an impressive tank. RLML and mega drones means your dps is not limited to cap. The issue you are going to run into is that a decent fit will cost you over 250m. This means when people find you its going to be 5+ v you and your not likely to survive that.

If you have the isk to spare and think you can get enough kills before folks inevitably find and kill you.. go for it.
Vatik Yomem
Moon-Sugar Industries
#5 - 2017-06-06 17:53:10 UTC
As W0lf Crendraven suggested, you're more likely better off in a VNI. 100MN XLASB VNIs are fast, really hard to pin down, does pretty good DPS and should tank just enough to get away. If you want more utility, 50MN works too but is difficult to fly as it is way easier to get caught, and your cap is more compromised (as your utility highs most likely will be neuts). Also a lot cheaper (and cooler).

Gila is tanky, but very slow and has lackluster cap. King of plex warfare when you're solo/small gang is kitey, where the Gila simply won't work.
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2017-06-07 04:42:46 UTC
All this is true and I kinda see where the ship fits in, and see what you mean about the Vini, but the Gila will fit in a medium plex. That's the advantage I'm looking for. Are there any other ships with fun bonuses like gila that have about the same opportunities?
Omar Alharazaad
New Eden Tech Support
#7 - 2017-06-07 11:02:28 UTC
No real experience with FW here, but that aside I prefer the Gila for small gangs rather than solo.
It's a dead sexy ship and I love it, but if you step into something nasty with it and you don't have backup then you're in for an ugly lossmail. This is especially true if you fly as derpy as I do, mine was capped out swiftly by a vexor the other night because I am bad and got too close in my excitement. If I hadn't had friends nearby I would have been in trouble.

Azomdi Nantes hit on a good point also.... while it does have a spiffy tank and damage spew on it's side, it's also shiny and will draw attention.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.