Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Yesterday a threadnaught was started on EVE-O when CCP Rise announced the Orthrus.


Caldari Cruiser Bonus per level:
20% bonus to missile damage

Gallente Cruiser Bonus per level:
10% bonus to warp scrambler and warp disruptor range

Role Bonus:
200% bonus to missile velocity
50% penalty to missile flight time

Slot layout: 6H, 5M, 4L; 0 turrets, 5 launchers
Fittings: 900 PWG, 460 CPU
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 2950 / 2280 / 2100
Capacitor (amount / cap/sec) : 1550 / 3.16s

Mobility (Max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 245 / .48 / 9362000 / 6.23s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 25 / 25
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 50km / 300 / 7
Sensor strength: 21
Signature radius: 120

I will leave you with this image to show you how OP this shit is going to be. OK, that's a full Tengu and Loki booster, but without any appreciable pimp, and considering it still has 175 calibration on it (hello T2 field extender rig or a Polycarb) we have 426 DPS at 85km with a 70km dissy and 4,776m/s. That is probably 57km dissy and 3,500m/s without OH, but still.

You can run down a ceptor and kill it, with Precisions, and run away if the ceptor tries to disagree with this situation.

Even without boosts, you'll have 45km dissy and 2,700m/s.

Even comparing just the raw stats to, say, an Arbitrator it's clear the Orthrus has a huge amount over our least-loved Amarr T1 cruiser. Sure, you'll be paying through the nose for the orthrus and want something special, but do you really need 325 extra powergrid, 170 capacitor, 7 sensor strength (!!), 45m/s base speed and overwhelming EWAR bonus of 50% extra disruptor and scram range?

I mean, you try fitting a 1600 plate to an Arbitrator and one medium neut. Good luck with that. The Orthrus can do it and fit 5 HML's and get actual DPS.

Its pretty ridiculous. I'm not expecting to owwn one for 3-6 months after patch day, because OMFG. But at least the guys in Pure Blind are going to be spending their entire eve career until 3rd June humping level 4's for LP's. Talk about a massive, massive payout to them.

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