Sunday, July 7, 2013

My closing Scorpion fit

Day Eight

Same stuff as yesterday, check the static, decide if I want to bother with some plexing or not. Checking POSes. Scanning down WHs. Closing WHs.

Talking about closing, while explaining my plexing-routine I mentioned my closing Scorpion. Lets have a look at that one, shall we?

While fitting a closing battleship, you have a few options. Do you want to go for a pure defensive fit (warp core stabs) or do you want something that would have a chance of causing some trouble (ECM, neuts, etc...) to anyone that wanted to interfere with your doings?

A pure defensive fit would be focused on getting away, and fitted with both cloak and warp core stabs would not have a chance to lock anything in time for it to matter. It would take a bubble or two to catch it, but it would be useless in evacing the Orca from a closing that turned to hot to handle. And its really the Orca you don't want to lose, a closing BS should be considered collateral waiting to happen.

So I went for a compromise for my Scorp.
Scorp, 'WH-closer/escort' bastard

High power
1x Improved Cloaking Device II
1x Core Probe Launcher I
1x E500 Prototype Energy Vampire
2x Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium power
1x Sensor Booster II
1x ECM - Ion Field Projector II
2x ECM - Multispectral Jammer II
1x ECM - Spatial Destabilizer II
1x ECM - White Noise Generator II
1x Prototype 100MN Microwarpdrive I
1x ECM - Phase Inverter II

Low power
1x Damage Control II
2x 1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
1x Signal Distortion Amplifier II
1x Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II

Rig Slot
1x Large Particle Dispersion Augmentor I
2x Large Trimark Armor Pump I

5x Warrior II
5x Hammerhead II

The cloak make it terribly slow to lock stuff, but it gives it the ability to scout holes unseen for a longer period of time, and that's extremely valuable. In all other respects it's fit for messing with tackle while the Orca tries to break free.

A bubble and a web would of course spell doom, but if anyone had managed to get that to the WH without me spotting it, it had failed in its role as a scout anyhow.

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