Sins of a Gallente Pilot

While listening to Voices from the Void Episode 13 podcast, the topic of Hybrid balancing was brought up and I agree completely with what they stated about them. Blasters do insane amounts of damage… if you are 7.5k or closer to the target ship. Rails do moderate amounts… as long as your target is not moving.

I don’t hate Gallente, I just hate the subcapital non-drone dependent ships due to their reliance on Hybrids for DPS. The drone dependent ships such as the Ishkur, Ishtar, and especially the Thanatos rock and I love flying them.

Oh dear how did Exhumers get in there!

My mouth has been watering for a Strategic Cruiser for a while now and I just couldn’t justify the Proteus as a PVE ship (though seeing them melt ships at point blank range in AT9 was a-mazing). Scorch Legion? meh. Loki? Now that’s a nice PVP ship if you have the ISK to put on the line.

The agreed upon standard for running missions and sites in nullsec is the mightly Tengu. After rounding out some *sigh* shield and missile skills, I bought some goods.

Here’s the general PVE fit that I got from a friend. I might change out some of the items for higher Meta items since I have some spare ISK.

[Tengu, PVE Setup]
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System

Invulnerability Field II
Photon Scattering Field II
Explosion Dampening Field II
Shield Boost Amplifier I
Large Shield Extender II
Pithi B-Type Small Shield Booster

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile

Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst I
Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Tengu Defensive – Amplification Node
Tengu Electronics – Dissolution Sequencer
Tengu Engineering – Augmented Capacitor Reservoir
Tengu Offensive – Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion – Gravitational Capacitor