Thursday, June 24, 2010

Unique Ships - Mimir and Adrestia Heavy Assault Cruisers

Previous articles:
Amarr Magnate Frigates
Freki and Utu Assault Frigates

In last year's 7th Alliance Tournament, the winners (Pandemic Legion *nod to Talinthi*) received 50 blueprint copies of the Mimir Heavy Assault Cruiser as part of the prize. Based on the Rupture hull this ship is intended to act as a combination of the Vagabond and Muninn assault cruisers.

Minmatar Cruiser Skill Bonus:
  • 20% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage per level
  • 5% bonus to all armor resistances per level
Special Ability:
  • 25% bonus to max velocity
  • 50% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret falloff and optimal range 
The bonuses indicate that the ship can act like a sniper as per the Muninn or it can act like a fast hit and run brawler typical of the Vagabond. The armour and velocity bonuses leads me more to the heavy Vagabond so I made a sample comparative setup based on this role.

I used a passive tank this time as its resistances and plenty of powergrid and low slots worked well in that regard. An active tank without the heavy plate could be useful for making better use of the speed bonus though. The point of the exercise, though, is to highlight its capabilities: nice tank, lots of DPS.

But if you want DPS, than the 8th Alliance Tournament winners (Pandemic Legion again) got the crown jewel of heavy assault ships in the Adrestia (again, 50 blueprint copies). Based on the Thorax hull and borrowing heavily from the Deimos, this ship is all about the blaster gank:

Gallente Cruiser Skill Bonus:
  • 20% bonus to medium hybrid turret damage per level
  • 20% bonus to warp disruptor and warp scrambler range per level
Special Ability:
  • 25% bonus to max velocity
  • 50% bonus to medium hybrid turret falloff and tracking speed 
Fast, lots of powergrid, huge DPS, bonus to warp scrambler range, and drones to boot, this is the ship I want in my hanger. Check out this setup:
Over 2 km/sec with a 1600mm plate, cap stable with everything running, and over 850 DPS. OUCH. Check out the range on the Warp Scrambler II... see that? Yep, 18 kilometers for a 2 point scram that kills MWDs. The stasis webifer is almost overkill. With armour resistances all over 73% its not a slouch for defense either. And the extra room in the drone bay for that flight of rage-inducing ECM drones to boot... this is easily my favourite unique ship so far.

You could go for an active tank and get a little faster with smaller or no plate, or even see what you can do with 250mm rails and antimatter for range. That damage bonus is nice.

Next week we'll look at the rare Guardian Vexor, Opux Luxury Yacht, and then move into the unique battleships.


  1. How bout pictures m8?

  2. Put a faction warp scrambler on that Adrestia and listen to your victim rage. Yea, I hope to never find one of these while I'm flying my Crow.

  3. hmm yes pictures would be the final brick in the awesomeness which is these posts kir keep em coming :)

  4. Dude. At least put faction kit on it. Please!!!

  5. Nice summary. I agree with H about the faction kit, really you should have best in slot regardless of cost for one of these.

    Grats again to the winners, in terms of prizes this has definitely been the best tournament to win!

  6. Might struggle with the 2 implants for pg and cpu on your mimir fit, as iirc they use the same slot.
    This can obviously be solved with module choice (meta/shiny).