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Best Ship in Eve

#21 - 2016-01-29 16:11:06 UTC
Pre-nerf Dramiel :)
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#22 - 2016-01-29 16:56:19 UTC
Rookie far has the best cost to DPS ratio

It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.

Thor Kerrigan
Guardians of Asceticism
#23 - 2016-01-29 17:19:36 UTC
Actually, if you really want to consider all 3 - DPS, tank and speed - then I would look at it this way:

DPS - Needs to be able to kill the smallest ships while also provide significant hits for higher EHP's. This sort of limits our choice in the BC and Bship range since they can fit neuts + drones to deal with smaller stuff while being able to apply full DPS on bigger targets.

Tank - Following up on above, Bships win over BC.

Speed - Bship's higher EHP means their fits can be tweaked for more tank or speed, depending on the need. There is a video on YouTube where someone gets some dank kills using a warp-speed rigged Geddon, pretty neat.

Now, considering all of the above, which battleship then? Well, from my experience, most of them suffer from tracking issues except the ones using drones. Also, drones allow more neut power without sacrificing DPS. The obvious choice seems to be the Geddon - but it isn't. Geddon screams "I have neuts, come at me", whereas the Dominix can sport better tank and "play dumb" such as warping-in using autopilot.

So to answer your question, which basically asks to meld together 3 attributes often opposite from each other, you get the king of flexibility, the Dominix.

You won't find a fit for it though, since there is one for almost every situation. You have the solo Domi, the fleet Domi, the armor Domi, the shield Domi, the RR Domi, the neut Domi, the DPS Domi and everything in between. Don't forget the combat scanner Domi but I wouldn't get into it right now.
Likely Suspects
RAZOR Alliance
#24 - 2016-01-29 17:23:18 UTC
Some ship with drones.

Although I hate it by now, my most flown ship and probably best ship and the ship that I've 'done' the most in and what not is probably one of the 27 Ishtars I had at one point.
Remiel Pollard
Gallente Federation
#25 - 2016-01-29 17:29:39 UTC
As you can see, lots of people have lots of different answers. There's a reason for that.

There is no 'best ship', there is only the one that suits you and your playstyle the best, for whatever task you intend it to do.

Personally, I pvp a lot so I find myself preferring to be as versatile as possible. I need to be able to counter on the fly and I like being unpredictable. To accomplish that, I've cross-trained into all races and can fly a vast array of ships, depending on what I need at any given time for any given purpose.

But in this game, there is no such thing as any one ship that does everything better than anything else. Everything has a counter, and no, bigger =/= better.

inb4 "that's what she said"

“Some capsuleers claim that ECM is 'dishonorable' and 'unfair'. Jam those ones first, and kill them last.” - Jirai 'Fatal' Laitanen, Pithum Nullifier Training Manual c. YC104

Grauth Thorner
Vicious Trading Company
#26 - 2016-01-29 17:47:08 UTC
Just like more people said already, there is no such thing as a 'best ship'. I do think however that the Vexor is a good ship to get some experience with before trying your own fits. Once you know the pittfalls, you can build from that point on.

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Grauth Thorner
Vicious Trading Company
#27 - 2016-01-29 17:48:07 UTC
Eternus8lux8lucis wrote:
Miles Winter wrote:
The best ship is hands down the Thrasher. Or at least, it will be once this new redesign gets done and implemented.

I hate minmatar ship designs but my god, this thrasher; best ship in eve. Only the Astero comes in as a close second best ship in eve.

If that is seriously the redesign Im gonna puke. That things fugly and so looks caldari now not minnie at all.ShockedRoll

Imo it looks better than the fish-appearance it currently has.

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Annemariela Antonela
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#28 - 2016-01-29 21:57:20 UTC
Miles Winter wrote:
The best ship is hands down the Thrasher. Or at least, it will be once this new redesign gets done and implemented.

I hate minmatar ship designs but my god, this thrasher; best ship in eve. Only the Astero comes in as a close second best ship in eve.

I love the Thrasher, and I love the redesign art I've seen. The new model for it really reminds me of a true military unit-- form meeting function, not unlike the contemporary littoral combat ships. The old Thrasher was just fine, however-- not sure how redesigning it was high on anyone's list. *cough cough Rupture cough*


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Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#29 - 2016-01-29 22:33:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Trader20
Any ship with ecm? J...........Baited
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#30 - 2016-01-29 22:39:26 UTC
Drake....there's always that one guy in shield fleets that ask if he can bring a drake. That must mean it's good.


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United Aggression
#31 - 2016-01-29 22:48:46 UTC
#32 - 2016-01-29 22:55:18 UTC
Griffin Shardani wrote:
Hi there everyone, I was wondering what in terms of DPS, tank, and speed is really the best ship in all of eve? and if so what's the fit? what can it handle? I hope people from all over the cluster reply so I can get different views from different people.

Victoreaux Luxury Yacht fitted with all warp core stabilizers
Shadowbane Syndicate
#33 - 2016-01-29 23:02:52 UTC
There are no 'best' ships in Eve, only ones that are designed to do certain things more efficiently than others. What are you trying to accomplish exactly? That will get you a better answer to your question.

Oderint Dum Metuant

Nano-Tech Experiments
#34 - 2016-01-29 23:27:37 UTC
Orthrus..... It's probably the best kite ship in the game and it puts RLML back on the map.

Mine smart. Mine safe. Purchase your mining permit today......

Warlock Assassins
#35 - 2016-01-30 16:56:00 UTC
Best is most easily measured by number of spikes on the ship.

Phantasm is obviously the best ship of all time.

I honestly feel like I just read fifty shades of dumb. --CCP Falcon

#36 - 2016-01-30 17:06:17 UTC
There isn't a best ship...

... but it is the Tengu.
Celthric Kanerian
Amarr Empire
#37 - 2016-01-30 22:17:56 UTC
Tengu and Ishtar's are pretty powerful ships, however I don't use them myself cause I don't like the game easymode.
NA No Assholes
#38 - 2016-01-30 22:45:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Totalrx
stg slate wrote:
Only ship you can fly day 1 and continue to train skills which apply to it for like 40mil SP training. Good all-around boat, wish they were cheaper and not in limited supply!

I was gonna say this.

I was lucky enough to have gotten 3 of them as gifts.

For High Sec exploration and Lvl II's, III's, and some IV's, this is probably the best bang for buck you can get. I've made about 6b over the course of time with mine. When going cloaky Tengu in Low/Null Sec isn't paying off, I'll roam the Gnosis in High Sec.
Multiplex Gaming
The Bastion
#39 - 2016-01-30 23:54:01 UTC
Thorian Baalnorn wrote:
There isnt one. Ships have roles. Some are good at some things some are good at others. The best ship in eve is the one that suits your playstyle.

Exactly. Whatever you have the most fun in.
Nick Bete
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2016-01-31 07:09:45 UTC
Best ship? Battle Venture with links and fleet mates nearby.