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Possible upgrade from dominix to rattlesnake ?

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Derath Ellecon
Lotek Academy
#41 - 2013-05-03 16:34:10 UTC
Adiaforos Anousios wrote:
Atm i havent noticed serious problems dealing with lvl4 missions i just would like to know if there are any specific sentry drone boats that would be a clear upgrade for such pilots .. But it seems that i am going to stay with dominix since iam low sp and switching is not going to help me even if i had more skills trained as a sentry drone pilot ;)

You are mostly in it. IMO the best sentry drone platforms are:

Navy Dominix

At ~3.6mil SP you are barely scratching the surface of what your Dominix is capable of.

Adiaforos Anousios wrote:
Maybe when i finally get maximum advantages from dominix i will start training for pvp PP

Sadly this is another new player mistake. If you want to PVP, get out there now. Being gallente you are capable of some very fun, very cheap, good low SP PVP plaforms. PVP is more about getting the experience than raw toon SP. Sure high skills help. But a high skilled player can easily get pwned by a noob with better piloting.


All super fun and effective at any SP level.
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#42 - 2013-05-03 18:13:19 UTC
I think domi and navy domi are superior platforms, but if I were you I'd fly a rattlesnake in the meantime because the skill requirements to effectively fly a dominix are higher than a rattlesnake.

Skill up t2 torps in a rattlesnake (for long range torps) is much faster than skilling up t2 large rails.
Skills for t2 shield is much faster than skills for t2 armor.
Skills for cap and grid are higher.

Tank on a rattlesnake is much bigger and more forgiving than tank on a dominix.

You'll need t2 torps for stealth bombers anyways so its not wasted skillpoints. You'll want shield skills anyways so its not wasted skillpoints.

However come odyssey Dominix is going to be a much better sentry mission runner because of drone tracking bonus, something to keep in mind.
Caldari State
#43 - 2013-05-03 22:07:01 UTC
CCP Ytterbium wrote:


Caldari Griffith.

Make it happen!
Gallente Federation
#44 - 2013-05-04 16:54:48 UTC
Tsukino Stareine wrote:
I'm not sure what's happening with the rattle come BS rebalance but at the moment it seems the REGULAR domi (getting the 50% optimal/tracking bonus) is currently looking better than the navy and rattle.

This is why I'm against the Domi losing it's gun bonus and being turned into a completely dedicated drone boat.

It's becoming essentially a Tech 2 ship in terms of specialisation thanks to the bonuses, just with T1 stats.

Honestly, unless the Navy dom and Rattler (hell, even the Ishtar as it's near enough decidated drone boat) get something proper funky in the future such as a return of the old +1 drone controlled per level AND they keep their current drone damage +hp bonus, then the new specialist domi is going to obsolete them all.
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