Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Taranis 4.0 + Bonus Rifter fight against a taranis

Another day, another lossed Taranis.... This time it was pretty simple. After searching for over an hour the only thing that really popped up looking for a fight with me was a Jaguar. Pre-AF buff I may have stood a chance. As it was I manged to get through his shields, and that was about it.

Not much to say here except that I am finding the list of targets that a taranis can reasonably attack pretty small. It basically has no chance against destroyers and assault ships. Fit with an afterburner and a scram it is not that great at catching someone for non-consensual PvP. Pretty much I am stuck engaging targets that are also looking for a fight, in ships that should have no trouble with my taranis.

2012.01.27 20:56:00

Victim: Toterra
Corp: Walking Dead Pilots
Alliance: Unknown
Faction: Unknown
Destroyed: Taranis
System: Nagamanen
Security: 0.3
Damage Taken: 2238

Involved parties:

Name: DEATH RIGHTS (laid the final blow)
Security: -0.50
Alliance: None
Faction: None
Ship: Jaguar
Weapon: 150mm Light AutoCannon II
Damage Done: 2238

Destroyed items:

Small Diminishing Power System Drain I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 300 (Cargo)
Small Armor Repairer II
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
Damage Control II
Null S, Qty: 300 (Cargo)
Light Neutron Blaster II, Qty: 2
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 65
Small Ancillary Current Router I, Qty: 2
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

Dropped items:

1MN Afterburner II
Light Neutron Blaster II
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 130

Of course, considering my lousy performance with the taranis, when I went on a roam with a new player in my corp (who had never done any pvp before) I took out my tried and true shield tanked rifter. After much searching what did we come across, a taranis.

Now I have concluded that the taranis is a junk ship, so I engaged him. My noob friend landed a few seconds after my fight started. In the past I have had reasonable success with a shield rifter against a taranis. I am probably close to 50/50. I figure with my friend there should be enough additional DPS to get the kill.

Perhaps not.... I don't think I scratched his structure before I went down :(. He quickly dispatched me and then my noob friend. I guess the problem is more with me flying it wrong, not with the ship itself.

2012.01.28 06:17:00

Victim: Toterra
Corp: Walking Dead Pilots
Alliance: None
Faction: None
Destroyed: Rifter
System: Amamake
Security: 0.4
Damage Taken: 3452

Involved parties:

Name: Hahbahdahishboo (laid the final blow)
Security: -10.0
Corp: Heretic Army
Alliance: Heretic Nation
Faction: None
Ship: Taranis
Weapon: Light Electron Blaster II
Damage Done: 3452

Destroyed items:

Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Qty: 2
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
Republic Fleet Fusion S, Qty: 290
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Medium Shield Extender II
Small Core Defence Field Extender I, Qty: 2
Republic Fleet EMP S, Qty: 320 (Cargo)

Dropped items:

1MN Afterburner II
Gyrostabilizer II
150mm Light AutoCannon II
Republic Fleet Fusion S, Qty: 145
Republic Fleet EMP S, Qty: 160 (Cargo)
Barrage S, Qty: 480 (Cargo)

After the fight I had a chat with my killer. He sent me the fit he used, which was very different then what I had been using. We will talk about that, and it's effectiveness for the taranis 5.0 post.

1 comment:

  1. I once flew a fit very similar to yours (trading a Magstab for an Adaptive Nano Plating and using Electrons with Damage Rigs) and I never found the Armor Rep to be of much help; I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on how much it influences these fights. I've since gone to Neutron Blasters and Dual Magstabs when in lowsec and, within it's limited engagement window, it does well. Since the Destroyer and now Assault Ship buff that window has effectively become T1 Frigate gangs and enemy tacklers, but the ~350DPS lets it burn down ships much faster than expected and then GTFO before more ships arrive.

    Now I want to undock some ganky blaster Frigate, but all mine have T2 Hybrid Rigs on them and the thought of a 40misk Incursus loss worries me. I swear when I bought them they were ~1000% cheaper. Am I the only one who gets upset when CCP buffs a ship they fly because it makes the prices go up?