Thursday, November 05, 2009


So I'm in the middle of my first effort at Tech II cross training as I count down the days of Gallente Frigate V. As a Caldari Hybrid pilot I've spent a lot of time over the past year looking enviously at a lot of the Tech II Gallente ships with the bonuses to blasters, so I'm very excited at finally flying a few that I've drooled over more than others.

The first on my shopping list is the popular Ishkur, perhaps the most used of the Assault Ships. Don't get me wrong; I love the Harpy in both Blaster and Railgun forms, but both version lack the ability to effectively PvP solo. The Ishkur will give me a fast platform to try out roams looking for trouble.

This is the setup I'm considering.

As you can see, decent DPS and a solid little tank with some tracking disruption to help out. Not so useful against missile ships but anything else is fair game. Of course, I'll have to train tracking disruption but its on my list of things to do anyways.

The other ship is the fearsome Taranis, well known for being a top combat interceptor.

It can dish a lot of DPS for an inty, and the MWD/AB combo gives it the ability to get a fast speed even when webbed and scrammed giving you the option for fighting or fleeing. No extra skills needed for this ship beyond the Gallente Frig V.

Beyond this, I'm seriously thinking about when I can fit in Gallente Cruiser V to give me access to Ishtar, Deimos, Phobos, Arazu, Lachesis, Oneiros, and Astarte. Twenty two days for 7 ships? Seems worth it.


  1. Those are going to be my next 2 new ships as well. Good luck with them!

  2. Words of advice: AB + Interceptor = Fail. What you what is this:

    [Taranis, Rape]
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
    Pseudoelectron Containment Field I

    1MN MicroWarpdrive II
    Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I
    Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I

    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    [empty high slot]

    Small Hybrid Burst Aerator I
    [empty rig slot]

    Warrior II x2

  3. *want... (too much word processing today :)

  4. Good luck with your new T2s!

    And I know just to fly these ships can be a challenge - but try building a T2 someday from scratch!

    Sigh ... I'm still work'n on it.

  5. I am doing T2 amll ship manufacturing with my main, Rayne, but the margins are real small. It is more fun to fly my Ishkur than it was to invent and build, though it was nice to build it myself.

    Flying my Ishkur was awesome. Can't wait to fly a Taranis.

  6. Anonymous11:52 pm

    I swear Kirith if you finish T2 gallente training before I do..