The flight of the 10mn Tormentor
So I tried to get out of the rut i was in, using only very cookie cutter ships. I feel there are very clear thoughs about what can and can't be engaged in the current frig meta. So I wanted to try to stir it up a bit with a different kind of fit on a different kind of ship. Tormentors are slow and range is kind of shit, so I tried to make a 10mn kiter out of it. Which I feel i succeeded kinda well with. I only got to fight two incursi, a merlin and a kestrel fairly.
I went out for a test run of my 10MN Tormentor fit today. I had some mixed success. I'll write up on it.
First I met up with this guy Incursus #1 Everything worked out as i had planned. He was sitting somewhat off the button, i would web scram him while burning away. Turn on my AB and set my speed to apoximately the same as his. I used keep at range 8k, and that worked until he turned around. I lost point but quickly overloaded it and got repoint. He died pretty quick, i didnt even take armor damage. In the following fight against a Bastard I got webbed and had no problem maintaining point. I guess I should try to aim for likely web fitted boats.
Next i met a plexrunning, stabbed ECMing annoying SOB. I didn't kill him, and hardly made a dent in his tank. He probably was dual mse buffer with invuln and ecm or something silly like that. He didnt move much, and never pointed me. When he cleared his site, he warped out.
Not much interesting in that fight. I started seeing the trend that my gatling pulse misses more often than the other guns. I have two dual and one gatling fitted. This is expected, since im trying to be just within overloaded point range. The duals have 10km optimal, the gatling has 9km so i guess everything as it should be.
Third fight was against the bastard in an Incursus When I land on a plex, the bastard is chasing the ECM merlin, i lay chase. If he got point, i would fuck that ecm rifter up so bad. But he warps off and I focus my attention on the bastard.
Incursus #2 The first stage of the fight is just me fighting the incursus. No way in hell im going to break his tank. I start taking some damage, but nothing serious. I pulse my repper a few times. Conserving cap is important on this fit. I can only run my repper for about 20 seconds, if my ab has been running for a long time and reached its stable point.
A comet warps in and starts doing damage to me(the small uptake in DPS before I burn off) A tristan has landed, i was unsure if we were being 3rd partied or blobbed, but i get aggro from the tristan as well. So I see the comet continuing its fight against the incursis, so i reload my repper, go back and start getting on the incursus case again. Tristan was obviously cowardsly. He burned 100 of us and spectated from that point in the match.
I start doing damage again. The incursus just stops dead in its tracks and start again. I didn't predict this, and i start taking more damage again. The comet is back and i try to get out again. I get pointed by the comet but quickly evade it. I warp off and i see the GF's in local a few seconds later when the comet finished off the incursus.
My last fight in this wonderful ship was to these Japanese "dishonorables"! My fit
I saw the kestrel on scan. And wanted to check out what kind of DPS i would recieve against rockets. Since I was able to have a higher speed than they anticipated. It didnt end well. I started fighting the kestrel and got it down somewhat. I felt it would go bad, even 1v1. I align out and go full speed. before the 30 seconds expired a slasher were shoting me as well, and I couldnt pulse my repper. Even letting it permarun didn't save me from the incoming dps. A navitas landed, but i think he might have been out of rep range(armor too, wtf). I also saw a damnation in system as i left. Not sure if it was theirs. But they had 5-6 in local. (but only 4 appeared on grid)
A moment of silence for my trustworthy Tormentor