The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

June 22, 2009

Serpentis Rats, Running the Numbers

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 6:40 pm

I like using my Ishkur to rat. The problem is that it takes a couple of minutes to kill the battleship spawns in the area where I work. I can move to a bigger slower ship, but I could also try to maximize my damage potential. I’ve been working on my gunnery support skills. That helps a lot. I’m also considering dropping the salvage module for another damage mod.

One area which I didn’t look at closely was my drone damage output. I always assumed that Serpentis thermal and kinetic resistances were close enough that the thermal damage bonus would overcome the difference. I was wrong. I never actually ran the numbers until tonight. It turns out that against Serpentis battleships, hornet II’s do 5 more DPS then hobgoblins. They’re also marginally faster and have better tracking. The difference in damage goes up with the size of the drones. I chose small drones since that’s what the ishkur uses.

What’s the moral of the story? Don’t believe everything you read on the forums. Conventional wisdom doesn’t always suit every purpose. Run the numbers yourself if you have any doubt.

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