Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wyvern Versus New Sansha Supercarrier
So CCP Ytterbium released the current test statistics of the new Sansha supercarrier today. I of course immediately decided to compare this new ship with my toy, the Wyvern.
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Overall, the Sansha supercarrier seems designed for ganking since it has the 5% bonus to fighter/fighter-bomber damage per level of Caldari carrier and the ability to use 6 Drone Control Units. So potentially 26 fighter drones at 25% plus damage is like 31.25 normal super carrier fighter drones. In other words, it hits like 1.5 Wyverns without drone control units. Ouch. Add to that the 30% bonus to jump range and it can reach out farther and faster than its non-faction brethern.
Tanking-wise, the new faction ship loses out with only 7 mid slots for a shield tank, not to mention that shield tanking is frowned upon by the armour tanked majority (stupid Slave sets). PLus it lacks the Wyvern's 5% bonus per level to shield resistances.
Overall, its not going to knock anyone's socks off in performance. This is probably a good thing as we don't need to encourage supercap proliferation any more than it already is. I won't be training up Amarr carrier skills for this any time soon.