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Which ship is best for solo L4 combat missions?

Loki
14 (15.2%)
Sleipnir
9 (9.8%)
Maelstrom
48 (52.2%)
Tempest
6 (6.5%)
Typhoon
15 (16.3%)

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Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« on: February 15, 2010, 09:23:21 am »
I'd like to know the crowd's wisdom on this subject.  Assume all skills IV or V, price is no option.  No Vargur included!

"For solo L4 combat mission running as minmatar, which is better: Loki, Sleipnir, or any T1 minmatar battleship? If T1 minmatar battleship, which do you prefer?"

Bonus if you reply to thread with a link to a fit you like here on battleclinic.

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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 09:35:08 am »
Moderatly Expensive Lv4 Maelstrom


That's probably the best Maelstrom fit. It maximized gank and has a sufficient tank. That b-type shield booster costs roughly 410m last I checked. Overall, it's cheaper than a lot of the CNR's and such you see, but it still packs a nice punch.
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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 09:54:07 am »
If all V comes into play, Phoon.

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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 01:38:28 pm »
57 views and 7 votes, all for battleship hulls?  Will anyone take up the argument for the T2 battlecruiser or T3 cruiser?

The idea of specializing in cruiser/bc sized hulls is really appealing, but I don't want to do it at the expense of my L4 soloing ability.  I don't have skills in either battleships or T2 stuff yet, so my future is wide open...

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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 02:01:06 pm »
Well t2 tanking skills are always important (choose either shield or armor, don't mix early on or you won't be efficient at either for a while). You'll have to get medium projectile to 5 in order to train for t2 larges, so train medium to 5. Overall, the sleipnir is a fun ship and gets the job done, but no ships can beat the dps and tank you can achieve with a battleship. Plus, a command ship is a lot to train for early on, so battleships are easier especially if you use the meta 4 weapons. It took my character about 10 months to get into a command ship. So for now I'd focus on battleships until your skills come around.
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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 02:21:41 pm »
Overall, the sleipnir is a fun ship and gets the job done, but no ships can beat the dps and tank you can achieve with a battleship. Plus, a command ship is a lot to train for early on, so battleships are easier especially if you use the meta 4 weapons. It took my character about 10 months to get into a command ship.

Yeah I figure I could farm L3s with a Hurricane until my Sleipnir or Loki skills came around, totally avoiding the time spent on battleships and large weapons.  That's a fair amount of time -- it would be kinda nice.  But if they suck at L4s compared to Maelstroms... that'd be a bad move.  But _do_ they suck in comparison? That is the question.  :)

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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 03:03:28 pm »
typhoon can do all but the hardest dps missions mealstrom can finish any mission but takes forever untill you get all your skills up. tempest is middle of the road it can tank more then typhoon but not as much as mealstrom but more dmg better tracking.

to be honest if you seriously wanna mission i would advise a dominix as yoru carebare ship

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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 03:10:13 pm »
Loki's can definitely run level 4 missions, but they're more expensive than battleships. So it all depends on how much you want to spend and how long you're willing to devote skill training to each ship. I mean, I can afford a nice CNR, but I enjoy using my nighthawk because it's still pretty time efficient and isn't super expensive.
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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 03:19:06 am »
I'd say the maelstrom, my loadout that Mad Hops posted will be very effective.

Second place goes to the sleipnir although you'll definitely want some faction mods, faction ammo and especially a good shield booster to get the most out of it:

[Sleipnir, PvE Lv4]
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
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10MN Afterburner II
Pithum C-Type Medium Shield Booster
Shield Boost Amplifier II
Invulnerability Field II
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Re: Best Minmatar L4 mission runner
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 09:07:30 pm »
mael every time

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2 cal navy boost amps (or 1 and a AB)
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1 ambient rig

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