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.