Friday, January 2, 2015

Information for Orca pilots

CODE. and other gankers are deliberately targeting Orcas in high sec.

There is a way to counter this by fitting an Orca with the new transverse rigs as follows: 

Orca

  • Damage Control II
  • Reinforced Bulkheads II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II
  • EM Ward Amplifier II
  • Armored Warfare Link - Passive Defense II
  • Mining Foreman Link - Laser Optimization II
  • Siege Warfare Link - Shield Harmonizing II
  • Large Transverse Bulkhead II
  • Large Transverse Bulkhead II
  • Large Transverse Bulkhead II
  • Hammerhead II x5
  • Hobgoblin II x5


That Orca fit is around 420,000 EHP.  The damage control on that fit is very important because it adds 240% to the hull HP.  That fit will boost fleet yield, armor and shield resists.  To get that fit at maximum then improve your armor and shield skills and also get T2 light drone skills.

If you are using the Orca for mining support then it is recommend to get your fleet to use Procurers or Skiffs.


Anti-gank fits: 

Ice Skiff 
  • Damage Control II
  • Ice Harvester Upgrade II
  • Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II
  • Medium Shield Extender II
  • EM Ward Amplifier II
  • Ice Harvester II
  • Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
  • Medium Ice Harvester Accelerator I
  • Acolyte II x5
  • Hammerhead II x5
  • Hobgoblin II x5

Ore Skiff 
  • Damage Control II
  • Mining Laser Upgrade II
  • Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II
  • EM Ward Field II
  • Survey Scanner II
  • Modulated Strip Miner II
  • Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
  • Medium Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Acolyte II x5
  • Mining Drone II x5
  • Hammerhead II x5

Ice Procurer 
  • Damage Control II
  • 'Refuge' Adaptive Nano Plating I
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II
  • EM Ward Amplifier II
  • Ice Harvester II
  • Medium Ice Harvester Accelerator I
  • Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
  • Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
  • Acolyte II x5
  • Hobgoblin II x5


Ore Procurer 
  • Damage Control II
  • 'Refuge' Adaptive Nano Plating I
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
  • EM Ward Field II
  • Thermic Dissipation Field II
  • Strip Miner I
  • Medium Drone Mining Augmentor I
  • Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
  • Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
  • Acolyte II x5
  • Mining Drone I x5


...also more fits can be found here.   
With all those fits, make sure the Damage Control and Invulnerability Shield are always on.

That Procurer fit is around 65,000 EHP and the Skiff 90,000.  With that much EHP those are difficult to gank.  The Procurer/Skiff have the exact same yield as Retriever/Mackinaw plus they have a better speed / warp out time plus they both get 50% extra drone damage.

If you are using your Orca for hauling then if you fit  Giant Secure Container in your cargo hold then those will expand the size of your hold because they are 3000 m3 volume but 3900m3 capacity when they are assembled.  These can also be fitted in your fleet hanger.

Finally please join the Anti-ganking channel - this will give information on gankers and where they operate and provide helpful information


If you find this information to be useful  then please share it with your friends or corp etc.