Monday, 12 August 2013

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD! - Loadout Competition!

I set the guys and girls over at Battleclinic a little challenge to come up with a Rifter fit that works with the current version frigate combat. The mission was to come up with a fit where the rifter was better than any other Minmatar frigate for the task at hand, and ideally to make it able to stand on its own against some of the other T1 frigates again.

When I set the task I'd expected that Artillery would feature heavily, and that we might see a blaster rifter or two. In fact no one offered a blaster rifter at all... The winning ship was actually a laser rifter!

So why did it win?

Lasers with scorch actually provide the most dps at 8-10km for the rifter hull, almost 50% more damage than using 200mm autocannons and barrage.
Flying the rifter at the edge of scram range is a hard thing to do, but will still provide results.

So I present care of TheWarden from Battleclinic

[Rifter, Rifter - Scramrange kite 'n bite]
Heat Sink II
Pseudoelectron Containment Field I
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer

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

Dual Light Pulse Laser II
Dual Light Pulse Laser II
Dual Light Pulse Laser II
Rocket Launcher II

Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Small Energy Collision Accelerator I
Small Energy Locus Coordinator I