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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just Burning it Up

If you're flying a Taranis and you're not on fire, you're not doing it right.
Hallan Turrek

I've said this a few times to pilots whenever they were discussing Taranis fits.

Here's mine.
[Taranis, 241 DPS]
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Damage Control II

Gistii B-Type 1MN Afterburner
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler 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]

Hybrid Burst Aerator I
Hybrid Collision Accelerator I

Hobgoblin II x2

Everything fits with no implants needed. I took this out on a suicide roam last night. I had put it together last week when we were late noticed about the alliance Tournament.

The gang consisted of seven tech two frigates. Five were from Noir, and two were from other corporations. One was another of the fabled female gamers you always hear about. Her name(Laedy), while unimaginative, was very fitting. She was also a very good pilot for as short as the roam was, so I was impressed.

I was playing advance scout. I dropped connection and came back as quickly as I could, but given that it was a suicide op we weren't being as careful as we should've been. We managed to jump the entire gang into a Cerb and Vexor. We began the engagement, first targeting the Vexor, which died extremely fast. Then the focus was on the Cerb. It lasted a bit longer, but soon it exploded as well.

While we began to collect loot, a Vagabond came down on us. It was webbed, scrammed and popped in very short order. We then got a call about some station camping battlecruisers. A Harbinger, Drake, Myrmidon and Caracal waited for us and we nailed the Drake with points. His tank was impressive and his drones were eating me up so I aligned to a planet that was away from the station. He had me pointed, and another volley of his missiles smashed into my hull. I recalled my drones, watched him in the overview and I fell out of his point range. I warped with 28% structure remaining.

The rest of the fleet switched to the Myrmidon as primary, but they only managed to get it to 20% armor before the opposing drones managed to take out enough of our DPS to beat us. I kept trying to warp back in, but the other fleet must've known how close to death I was, because they kept shooting me when I showed back up.

We eventually lost three assault ships before pulling out.

Had a heck of a lot of fun too.


  1. Ah, the Ranis, it just screams MOAR DPS.

  2. I'm not sure if you are trained for overheating but if you are throw an offline small remote armor repper in the 4th high slot. It will let you overheat with less damage. Therefor MOAR DPS!!!

  3. Yeah I overheat, and I throw an offline salvager in the middle(as it were) of those guns. That way if something comes up that I really want to salvage, I can give it a go.