New PVP Battlecruiser Fits for Retribution 1.1

Retribution 1.1 is out, and the Battlecruiser changes along with the introduction of the new AAR (Ancillary Armor Repair) require some new fits and fitting tactics. This Article will suggest some early and awesome ideas for how to fit your new Battlecruisers.

Note: All fits are shown without Implants, Drugs, or Warfare Links/Fleet Bonuses. For most of these the addition of these things would make their already impressive stats jump to a awesome level.

 

The Prophecy

The Prophecy is basically the same ship except that now it has a big drone bay and can do considerable DPS with it's drones. This makes it a flexible and powerful ship. The most common type of fit I would expect people to use is the big buffer tanked heavy tackler. Almost 150,000 EHP before Implants or Warfare links! Expect over 200k EHP when flown properly while doing 500 DPS.

As a side note I can't help but envision some new fleet type coming from this. A fleet of Buffer Prophecies repped by Guardian Teams DPSing with either normal drones or even Sentry Drones.  Or how about a fun fleet where you take 5-10 of these fit with Remote Armor Repairs? Ball up and tank the world.

PVP Prophecy Fitting Setup

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[Prophecy, BUFF]
Damage Control II
1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

10MN Microwarpdrive II
Warp Disruptor II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II

Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

Ogre II x2
Hammerhead II x2
Hobgoblin II x1
Warrior II x5
Vespa EC-600 x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Valkyrie II x5

Next up is a fit that will probably take a little while to catch on. This next fitting is a Active Tanked AAR Prophecy that has stats very similar to the Myrmidon except that it has more Hit Points. This setup both Reps and Does about 600 DPS while carrying about 50k EHP. That means you can fight outnumbered in this and have some very good fights. This is a setup I will be soloing in very soon...

Solo PVP Prophecy Fitting Setup

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[Prophecy, Repage]
Damage Control II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Medium Armor Repairer II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

10MN Microwarpdrive II
Medium Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 800
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II

Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I

Ogre II x2
Hammerhead II x2
Hobgoblin II x1
Valkyrie II x5
Warrior II x5
Vespa EC-600 x5
Hornet EC-300 x5

 

The Drake

The Drake got a little nerf, but have no fear, it can still put the smack down. This high DPS fit is likely to surprise some people. With 70k EHP and over 700 DPS output this Drake can sit on top of a large range of ships and melt them quickly.

Solo Gank Drake PVP Fitting Setup

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[Drake, Solo Gank]
Damage Control II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
[empty high slot]

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Hobgoblin II x5

 

The Brutix

Not much has changed with the Brutix, and there are quite a few interesting fits out there, some good and some not so good. This fit sports a Medium Neut which is a great way to get the edge in fights, especially against frigates. The tank is good and the DPS output reasonable.

Brutix PVP AAR Fitting Setup

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[Brutix, AAR]
Damage Control II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Medium Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Explosive Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I, Cap Booster 800
Stasis Webifier II
Warp Scrambler II

Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Nanobot Accelerator I
Medium Ancillary Current Router I

Hammerhead II x5

 

The Myrmidon

Like the Brutix, little has changed other than a few minor tweaks. The big change is that by running a Dual Rep setup with one AAR and one Tech 2 Rep you can boost the repping ability even further than it used to be. This is still a great ship to use for fighting on Gate or Station outnumbered.

Solo Myrmidon PVP Fitting Setup

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[Myrmidon, Double Rep]
Damage Control II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Medium Armor Repairer II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I, Cap Booster 800
ECCM - Magnetometric II
Stasis Webifier II
Warp Scrambler II

Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M

Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I

Valkyrie II x5
Warrior II x5
Hammerhead II x2
Ogre II x3

 

The Cyclone

The Cyclone got switched to a Missile Boat and received some small buffs that make it a little better than it used to be. I can't help but want to compare it to the Ganking Drake. The Cyclone has the active tank to tank the Drake for almost a minute but the DPS isn't all that amazing. Honestly I can see uses for both, but the Drake would most likely win a 1vs1 unless the Cyclone was using some combination of Crystal Implants, Blue Pill, and Warfare Links, which would make it Awesome. The basic tactic here is to get in close, tank them and kill them before your tank runs out. That means lower HP targets are ideal (Cruisers and below) even when there are 2-5 of them.

Gank Cyclone PVP Fitting Setup

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[Cyclone, Minute to Win It]
Damage Control II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
X-Large Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 400
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Heavy Assault Missile
Small Energy Neutralizer II
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Processor Overclocking Unit I

Hammerhead II x5

 

The Kiting Cyclone

Another Awesome Fit for the Cyclone now that it has been switched to a missile boat is that of a Kite. This is how I would fly it! Orbit 19km and pulse tank only as needed. I can't wait to try this ship!

Solo Nano Kiting Cyclone Fitting Setup

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[Cyclone, Kite]
Damage Control II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
X-Large Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 400
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Warp Disruptor II

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Fury Heavy Missile
Small Unstable Power Fluctuator I
[empty high slot]

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Processor Overclocking Unit I

Valkyrie II x5

 

The Hurricane

Prior to this Patch I was VERY worried the Cane would get nerfed to the point of being unusable in the way I use it to Solo PVP and the way I teach in The Hurricane PRO Guide. Luckily the changes ended up being very mild. In fact, the changes are so small that all of the Fittings I used before still work. The exception being that my Autocannon Setup can now use bigger guns due to the loss of the high slot. Here is that fit with (mostly) larger guns, which will give better DPS output when used with the tactics I teach in the Guide.

Hurricane Solo Nano PVP Fitting Setup

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[Hurricane, Solo Nano Gank More PG]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Warp Disruptor II

425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
425mm AutoCannon II, Barrage M
220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II, Barrage M
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Warrior II x4
Valkyrie II x1

You have the fittings, now it's time to unleash some destruction on the other pilots of EVE Online!

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At the Request of those leaving early comments, I am posting fits for the Ferox and Harbinger also...

 

The Ferox

This is a pretty standard Ferox fit. You can tank alot of DPS for a short amount of time, so make sure you can win the fight pretty quickly. A well rounded ship, however once your ASB runs out, you really don't have many options left.

Ferox PVP Fitting Setup

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[Ferox, XL ASB]
Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
X-Large Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 400
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Warrior II x5

 

The Harbinger

I really struggled to find a "great" fit for the Harbinger. It's not a bad setup but I think I would rather fly the Repping Prophecy or Myrmidon. It's another up close ganker, but I almost want to try a Kite Harb with Scorch. The DPS would be awesome but speed would be lacking. Perhaps a role best filled by Tier 3's like the Talos and Tornado?

Harbinger PVP Fitting Setup

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[Harbinger, Tight Squeeze]
Damage Control II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Medium Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Heat Sink II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 800
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I

Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
Heavy Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency M
[empty high slot]

Medium Anti-Kinetic Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I

Hammerhead II x5
Warrior II x5


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