If I could only own five hulls - which would I choose?His choices are sadly burdened by mining ships. But to his credit all of his choices were either green hulls or based on green hulls. On the spur of the moment, my immediate response was "Rapier, Loki, Crow, Heretic, Cynabal". The first four are easy. Not only are they my four favorite ships to PvP in right now, each of them has secondary benefits that make them pretty good universal ships:
- Rapier: cloaky, good scan platform, good scouting platform, can covert cyno;
- Loki: probably the most versatile T3, good in shield or armor, good in leadership, good at cloaky ganks, decent 1v1 ship, decent in PvE;
- Crow: excellent scouting platform, excellent frigate roamer, good mobility platform, good for moving clones around; and,
- Heretic: most versatile bubbler, can be fit for bubbling or gank, can do low-level PvE in a pinch.
I complained in my "Not Hangar" post that there will soon be at least seven ships fitting into a "shield plus skirmishing range" DPS role: Cynabal, Thorax, Stratios, Ishtar, Cerberus, Vagabond, and soon the Orthrus. So my last would definitely be one of these seven. But which one? The Cynabal has a lot of advantages and was my spur of the moment choice in reply to the comment. But on reconsideration, I think the Thorax would be my 5th instead. It's about 80% as good as the Cynabal in the skirmishing DPS role, but it can be rail or blaster fit, armor or shield, throw-away or tank. It's a pretty good 1v1 ship, and it's T1 and therefore insurable. There should be at least one T1 ship in my list of five.
Plus I realized I refused to make such a list without having at least one hull that was green and potentially covered in blasters. ;-)
So that's my amended list: Rapier, Loki, Crow, Heretic, Thorax.
What say you, Dear Reader? What would your list of five be? Why? Oh and just for grins, I'm going to add a side rule: you only get to pick one of the four T3s. It would be way too easy to pick all four T3s and then some random fifth ship. Thanks to Easy for the interesting question!