These forums have been archived and are now read-only.

The new forums are live and can be found at


  • Topic is locked indefinitely.

Medium Dickstar setup

RC Denton
Shazaam Industries
#1 - 2012-05-29 22:53:00 UTC  |  Edited by: RC Denton
With the high price of POS fuel, coupled with the desire to minimize losses if I get shot out of it. What would be a good setup for a medium dickstar? I'm thinking med caldari tower, 3 of each ECM type, and many hardners some onlined, some just anchored in case there's trouble.

Anyone have a better med dickstar loadout they'd care to share?

I should've mentioned this is for living in a c3 or c4.
Soraya Jita
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-05-29 23:25:43 UTC
Not thinking this is the place to ask there broseidon!
Bernie Nator
Allspark Industries
#3 - 2012-05-30 00:33:22 UTC
Buy a large tower. Throw jammers on it. Throw some more on. Keep an alt in your hole so you can scan a way back in in the event something bad happens.

Done in one.
Antagonistic Tendencies
#4 - 2012-05-30 00:56:24 UTC
If your worried about fuel costs and minimising loses then you'd be better off IMO working from k-space, scanning down empty C3s and running with drakes.

Otherwise I'd say do what Bernie reccomends - not many people will try to bash a properly setup ****/death star in a C1-4 unless you give them a reason to and I'd have atleast a couple of scan alts if possible.
Nathan Jameson
Grumpy Bastards
No Response
#5 - 2012-05-30 07:32:31 UTC
RC Denton wrote:
medium dickstar

This is an oxymoron.

Bernie Nator
Allspark Industries
#6 - 2012-05-30 08:45:12 UTC
Nathan Jameson wrote:
RC Denton wrote:
medium dickstar

This is an oxymoron.

Medium towers are good for one thing.

Longinius Spear
Holesale Operations
#7 - 2012-05-30 15:51:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Longinius Spear
Instead of jumping on the band wagon and saying "ur dumb for using a med tower"... i'll address this in another way.

1st -- What your defending?

If your in a c2 static High/Low and this is your only tower in your hole, your asking for a fleet of 10 sentry drone ships to remove you. If its a static null... I think a med dic star is the way to go. Fuel becomes a real issue when you don't always have an exit 10 jumps from a place to refuel.

if your in a C1 I think med towers are just fine... if someone wants you out enough to attack a med dic star in a c1 odds are even if it was a large, they would still be able to remove it.

Any med towers in a c3 + In my opinion need to be backed up with an 24/7 active fleet and other more defended large Pos. Just too many ways for an attacker to take you down. This brings me to the next question...

2nd -- How active are your pilots?

If your are a seldom player and your ali/corp are also seldom players.. go with a large. Odds are when a enemy fleet attacks you won't be there for most of the fight. You will rely on your pos mods to do the heavy lifting. A med tower simply doesn't have the ability to sole defend itself, no matter how you fit it.

Now if you have a active group with lots of pos gunners, thats a totally different story.

This is how I would set up my Med pos if I went that route.

I would go med caldari and have the following online at all times. This is assuming you only have a ship maint and hanger, no other structures inside.

3 small laser bats
1 warp scram
1 warp disrupt
1 web
bunch of ECM

I would also have floating small containers and multiple warp bubbles at the moons warp in points. The idea behind this is to make it hard for scouts to stay cloaked near your pos when they warp in. The small laser bats/scram/disrupt would be close to this cluster fk to smoke the scout.

Leave the shield hardeners at home... if they can hit your shield your screwed anyway and hardeners would just add time to your eventual defeat.


2-3 nuets
MOAR Large/med lasers
Warp disrupt.

An active pos defender or two with pos gunner can off line ECM because if you get attacked odds are they have a way of dealing with your ECM anyway. aka individual armor/shield reps/drones... You simply off line the ECM online the guns/neuts and primary targets/drones.

Having a stock of nano fit BC with smart bombs and multiple BMs for your gun clusters is a good idea too. The idea is to warp out to a safe 400k up or down or whatever.. warping in on the drone cluster and smart bombing the drones off your modules. they will respond by setting up a Hic or cloaked dics.. but that just gives your a primary for your pos gunners.. an active group of defenders with the right ships can make the unprepared attackers life hell.

Short of them building a dread to remove you, its going to be darn hard.

What your goal in any Pos defense should be, is to make it expensive for them to remove you, a determined force WILL remove you, but almost all effective defenses I have been apart of have been from an active group of defenders. If your looking for a pos to defend itself while you hide inside praying they will go away, don't waste your money and stay out of the Pos building game

Read more of my ramblings on my blog