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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fit of the Week: Shield Enyo

How is it that I haven't done an Enyo FOTW since 2011? Let's fix that right now.

[Enyo, Shield Passive]
Pseudoelectron Containment Field I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Local Hull Conversion Nanofiber Structure I

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I

Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
[empty high slot]
Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer II

Hobgoblin II x1


Remember how a year ago I said that shield Enyo fleets were a really fun small- to medium-size gang meta as long as you brought along a few ships with points along? This is the shield Enyo that goes with that story. Tank is provided by a single meta MSE, damage control, and a T2 anti-EM rig. Don't skimp on the rig! You're quite vulnerable to laser fire even with it, but against most things you'll have a 10k EHP tank. That, amusingly, is superior to all but the most dedicated armor-tanking Enyos and the trade-off is about 25% more speed, at 2600m/s before heat.

But the really entertaining thing about this boat is the 325 or so DPS. Off a frigate.

That makes a little swarm of these look quite engageable to the uninitiated. It requires really aggressive piloting from your Enyos, though. The vast bulk of your DPS is coming off short-range blasters with a 1.4k+2.5k range with faction antimatter. So it's really important that everyone understands they have to get in close! It's just as important to spread tackle. Your point-fitted ships (of which you should have a few, perhaps 20% of the total fleet size) can provide the initial points, but it will be up to the Enyos to hard tackle targets as they come into their engagement ranges.

High speed and a tight orbit of around 700m with MWD off gives you a slingshot GTFO option if you need to do it... so long as you don't get webbed. Your signature radius is surprisingly small and can be emphasized a bit with an X-Instinct booster. The single drone only provides about 20 DPS. If you have to run, leave it behind and loot a new one from the next battlefield you come across.

Other than that, flying this ship is perfectly straight-forward: wait for your long-point ships to call point, pick the most expensive thing you can, orbit it close, kill, repeat. If you're fighting other blaster ships or missile ships, reps will do a pretty good job keeping you alive if you want to bring along a Burst or two, or perhaps a fast-aligning Scythe. Against lasers and clouds of Warriors, you're a bit thinner but still reasonably tough.

Finally, I've recently developed a thing where I fit meta4 Nanofiber Internal Structure mods to Gallente ships. Compared to T2, the meta4 mod doesn't reduce structure HP as much, and Gallente ships have surprisingly strong hulls. You sacrifice a little bit of speed in the trade but Gallente ships don't have much of a problem there. On this ship, for instance, you only lose about 10m/s on MWD using the meta4 mod... and you gain 200 EHP, which isn't nothing for a frigate. It also cuts a bit off the ship's price.

Get in there and brawl!


All Fits of the Week are intended as general guidelines only.  You may not have the skills needed for this exact fit.  If you do not, feel free to adjust the fit to suit to meet your skills, including using meta 3 guns and "best named" defenses and e-war.  Ships can also be adjusted to use faction or dead-space modules depending on the budget of the pilot flying it.  Each FOTW is intended as a general guide to introduce you to concepts that will help you fit and to fly that particular type of ship more aggressively and well.  

10 comments:

  1. how are you supposed to engage AB ships with no web?

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    1. Ummm... bring a couple of web ships along? Not every ship in a fleet has to fulfill every role. It's pretty clear what this ship's role is.

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  2. I prefer the armour Enyo over the shield one when having logi support. While it has 800 less EHP, 2 less dps and a bit slower, it will in return offer a much better resistprofile, smaller sig, utility mid for ewar and a nos that can keep your guns running and with multiple enyos you can take advantage of the nos working as neuts against larger targets. And it is even cheaper.

    Fit:

    [Enyo, En Yo Face]
    Damage Control II
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
    Adaptive Nano Plating II
    Corpii C-Type Explosive Plating

    Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
    Balmer Series Tracking Disruptor I, Optimal Range Disruption Script
    J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Small 'Knave' Energy Drain
    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
    Light Ion Blaster II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S

    Small Hybrid Burst Aerator I
    Small Hybrid Collision Accelerator I

    Hobgoblin II x1

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  3. For your long point ships, I would suggest take along a couple EAF's.
    This Keres fit (set for max tank with 2 PDU's, can be radically adjusted with an T1 aux power core ) is about 8300, and points at 42 km before heat, while still fitting a dampener.

    [Shield Keres]
    Damage Control II
    Power Diagnostic System II
    Power Diagnostic System II

    Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
    Medium Shield Extender II
    Phased Muon Sensor Disruptor I, Targeting Range Dampening Script
    Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
    Warp Disruptor II

    200mm AutoCannon II, EMP S
    200mm AutoCannon II, EMP S

    Small Ancillary Current Router I
    Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer II

    Hornet EC-300 x2

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  4. Good fit, and props for the meta4 nano. I never use T2 myself!

    You may want to add that, once the target is tackled, it's usually best to turn off the mwd. No way an Enyo will REALLY orbit at 700m with the MWD on! :)

    Remaining under 1.4km is essential to maximise applied dps.

    If you're engaging a fleet that is a little more spread apart, and need to often fly several kms from one primary to the other, loading null will probably maximise the applied dps of your fleet.

    Finally in a fleet fight, unless you're primaried, 'approach' or 'keep at range' may be even better to apply turret dps effectively. Orbiting is counterproductive to your own tracking and actually useless if nobody is shooting at you!

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  5. I hereby level plagiarism charges: http://emergentpatroller.blogspot.nl/2014/03/trs-fitting-discussion-shield-enyo.html

    JK, nice variation of what I already did two months ago ;)

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    1. Not too bad! But I do like mine better. For a long while, I was fitting all my frigates to require an implant or two but I stopped doing that a couple of years ago.

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