Battle Rorqual

2013.03.04.16.05.04

My hangar mainly consists of Industrial ships such as Freighters, Jump Freighters, or Orcas. I’ve always been interested in piloting a Rorqual, but not in the classical setting of a ore crunching vehicle.

I invite the PVP community to offer suggestions for a Battle Rorqual as the fits on BattleClinic are rather underwhelming.

So far I spent some ISK and purchased the necessary skills to enable my polished Thanatos pilot sit in a Rorqual. I am going to train up Capital Industrial Ships to IV as the Rorqual receives a modest bonus on drone damage. Since this pilot was trained for an Armor Thanatos, I will also need to get Capital Shield Operation to IV.

Here are the details on the Rorqual bonus with the drone bonus highlighted as it is what enables this hull to excel with drone based combat.

Capital Industrial Ships skill bonuses:
-5% reduction in fuel consumption for industrial cores per level
5% bonus to effectiveness of mining foreman gang links per level when in deployed mode
50% bonus to the range of Capital Shield Transporters per level.
20% bonus to drone damage and hitpoints per level.

Role Bonuses:
900% bonus to the range of survey scanners
200% bonus to the range of cargo scanners

99% reduction in CPU need for Gang Link modules
99% reduction in CPU need for Clone Vat Bay

Can use 3 Gang Link modules simultaneously.

Note how the Capital Industrial Ships skill is up from the old NPC price of 450 M. CCP recently changed pricing for NPC skills in a Retribution patch.

2013-03-02_purchases

2013-03-02_skills

First pass at a fit:

battle_rorqual_fit_1

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9 Comments on “Battle Rorqual”

  1. GK says:

    Might want to put a sebo on that.

  2. Jester says:

    http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2012/11/fit-of-week-combat-rorqual.html

    Start with the fit in that post. Then take off the cargo rigs and replace with one Sentry damage rig, and two other drone rigs to taste. Forget forget forget shield tanking a Rorq for combat. They are — believe it or not — structure tankers.

  3. Mme. Thalys says:

    Apart from what Jester said, I would use the ship as a heavy logi with drone damage support. Something like this:

    [Rorqual, BattleRorqual]

    Reinforced Bulkheads II
    Reinforced Bulkheads II
    Damage Control II

    Cap Recharger II
    Cap Recharger II
    Cap Recharger II
    Cap Recharger II
    Cap Recharger II
    Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
    Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script

    Capital Shield Transporter I
    Capital Shield Transporter I
    Capital Shield Transporter I
    Capital Shield Transporter I
    Cynosural Field Generator I
    Large Plasma Smartbomb II

    Large Sentry Damage Augmentor I
    Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
    Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

    Garde II x5
    + More drones

    I am sure it can be optimized a bit more

  4. MuraSaki says:

    You can modify the fit with swapping CCC rig to semiconductor memory cell, for the huge cap demanding situation

  5. Karel says:

    I like the fit , and yes for cry out loud put some sebo’s on it otherwise you can get let the dog out for a walk and come back to see you finally have a lock .

    The heavy neuts i would use faction or even officer , after all you fly a few B ship .
    And the latest suggestion of the rig swapping is also good .

  6. gaia tezul says:

    What flirting app is that?

  7. gtez says:

    What fitting app is that?


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