I was thinking about my next big ship purchase and I've been considering a Caldari Rokh as a blaster boat, but before I lay out the cash I figured I should see how the ship stacks up against the standard.
|Cost||~80 million||~130 million||Tie. Megathron easily is cheaper but since they are both tech 1 they are both fully insurable.|
|Bonuses||Large Hybrid Damage and Tracking||Large Hybrid Range and Shield Resistance Bonus||Megathron. The range of the blasters means the Rokh bonus is partially wasted in some scenarios, the exception being when the blasters are using Tech II Null ammo.|
|Slot Layout||8/4/7 with 7 turret hardpoints||8/6/5 with 8 turret hardpoints||Rokh. The damage bonus of the Megathron is partially made up for by the Rokh's 8th blaster.|
|Max Blaster Damage||887 with Tech II blasters and Faction Antimatter at 4.5 km Optimal and 12 km falloff.||811 with Tech II blasters and Faction Antimatter at 6.8 km Optimal and 12 km falloff.||Surprisingly close in damage although the Mega does have the advantage. The range bonus is wasted for the Rokh for the most part.|
|Ranged Blaster Damage||707 with Null ammo and 11 km optimal and 15 km falloff.||646 with Null ammo and 17 km optimal and 15 km falloff.||Rokh. The damage difference is lessened but the range advantage starts to show; at about 16 km the Rokh starts to out damage the Megathron.|
|Drone Damage||5 x Heavy Drones||5 x Medium Drones||Mega definitely. The added DPS makes the Megathron the bigger damage dealer by far.|
|Tackle||Webber and Disrupter.||Need friends.||Megathron again. The extra mid slots not used for tanking like on the Rokh are handy here.|
|Tank||4 low slots||4 mid slots (assuming cap booster and MWD in mids) and 1 low slot.||The larger base hitpoints combined with the resist bonus allows the Rokh to boast an impressive defense.|
The large drone bay on the Megathron gives it an advantage over the Rokh, but the advantage is not huge. Overall both ships have their strengths and weaknesses. I'll stick with the original plan and buy the Rokh when I have some extra cash.