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Post 2018.02.26 12:57

Astero

Not really got much experience in this, a friend used to fly something mental like this

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[Astero, PvP Lowsec Brawler]

Corpii A-Type Small Armor Repairer
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Corpii A-Type Small Armor Repairer

Shadow Serpentis 1MN Afterburner
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
True Sansha Small Capacitor Booster, Navy Cap Booster 200

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Fusion S

Small Anti-Explosive Pump II
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Small Anti-Thermal Pump II


Acolyte II x5
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Biwako Acami

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Post 2018.03.18 13:33

Re: Astero

Surprised no one had fits to share for this. Astero is one of the most versatile scouts in Wormhole space. If flown correctly, even as hero tackle this ship has some staying power. With a mass of 975 tonnes its the ideal ship to put through a wormhole that is at critical mass when scouting. Being a frigate it is not hindered by small ship connections that would prevent cruisers from passing through.

Wormhole Hunter/Tackle
My personal favourite fit to gank explorers/industrials and secure tackle:
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[Astero, WH Hunter/Tackle]

Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
'Refuge' Adaptive Nano Plating I

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Warp Scrambler II
Sensor Booster II

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Core Probe Launcher I

Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II


Hobgoblin II x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Warrior II x5


Nanite Repair Paste x40
Scan Resolution Script x1
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x24
ECCM Script x1

Tackle Mods
In W-Space theres a good chance whatever you're trying to tackle is warp core stabbed. Using a faction scram with 3 points helps secure most targets with the additional 2 from the regular scram.

Sensor Booster
There is a very minor increase in scan resolution with the overheated Sebo but I can attest to many a time when it made the difference between holding onto a target or letting it slip. After tackle is obtained the ECCM script can provide some defense against being cheesed by a flight of Hornet EC-300s.


Dual Rep Astero
There is also the super tanky dual rep fit that some like to fly. Explorers use a variation of this fit that foregoes one tackle mod for a Relic Analyzer. Hunters use this fit to win the long fight. The problem I have with this is that they tend to forego the DDA which gives the edge on Drone vs Drone fights. Once defanged, just have to wait for the Astero to run out of booster charges and eventually cap.

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[Astero, WH PVP 2 REP]

Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Small Armor Repairer II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Warp Scrambler II
Small Capacitor Booster II

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Core Probe Launcher II

Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Small Nanobot Accelerator II


Hobgoblin II x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Warrior II x5


Sisters Core Scanner Probe x24
Nanite Repair Paste x40
Navy Cap Booster 400 x12
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Sagittarius Griffins

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Post 2018.03.26 19:08

Re: Astero

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[Astero, Safe Exploration]

Inertial Stabilizers II
Warp Core Stabilizer II
Warp Core Stabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Relic Analyzer I
Scan Rangefinding Array I
5MN Microwarpdrive II
Scan Pinpointing Array I

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Sisters Core Probe Launcher

Small Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Small Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I


Hornet EC-300 x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Hobgoblin II x5


Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16


Exploration focused sub 2 sec align time fit that is really slippery, but will still definitely die to organized and patient hunters. Some explorers prefer an extra Warp Core Stab, or replace the Pinpointing mid slot with a Cargo Scanner for cherrypicking.
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Post 2018.03.26 19:59

Re: Astero

Ideally you want a T2 Covops ship for pure exploration. You can usually fit them to align just as fast at half the cost. An Astero that doesn't bite back is underutilized.

Warp core stabilizers are not ideal either. The stabs count will only work against hunting ships with 1 standard scram. Usually the hunters that use 1 slot for scram tend to go with faction scram that have 3 points. Others tend to go with 2 scrams like the fit I mentioned above. Moreover, warp core stabs affect the exploration experience by increasing lock times and reducing targeting range.

Also having good align times might not mean much if you're idling while hacking, I tend to bump my targets when getting out of decloak to allow cloak targeting delay to complete while the target is unable to warp.
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