Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ship Setups - A Mission Running Dominix, by Shinzann

This is a guest post by Shinzann from Adventures in Mission Running. You can follow him @R_Javorsky.

Original can be found at The Ancient Gaming Noob

The Dominix is one of the old warhorses dating back to the Gallente-Caldari War. While no longer regarded as the king of the hill, it is by no means obsolete. Its formidable hulk and powerful weapons batteries means that anyone not in the largest and latest battleships will regret ever locking horns with it.

Gallente Battleship Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Large Hybrid Turret damage and 10% bonus to drone hitpoints and damage per skill level.

With the right skills, a Dominix truly can be a warhorse of a ship. Shield-tanking, armour tanking. Blaster, railguns or drones. Quite a few possibilities exist for kitting out a ship like this. Personally I prefer the active armour tanking drone boat set up. I can tank almost every level 4 mission I run across in Tranquility, all I need to do is swap out a couple hardeners and some drones and I'm good to go.

Original can be found at EVE Journal

The setup I use? It looks a little something like this:

[High Slots]
425mm Railgun II
Neutron Blaster Cannon II
Large Remote Armor Repair System II
Republic Fleet Large Proton Smartbomb
2x Drone Link Augmentor I

[Middle Slots]
Omnidirectional Tracking Link I
4x Cap Recharger II

[Low Slots]
Large Armor Repairer II
Armor Kinetic Hardener II
Armor Thermic Hardener II
Mission Specific Hardener II
Mission Specific Hardener II
Damage Control II
Amarr Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane

Large Anti-Explosive Pump I
Large Anti-EM Pump I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

[Drone Bay]
5 Mission Specific Tech 2 sentry drones
5 Mission Specific Tech 2 heavy drones
5 Mission Specific Tech 2 medium drones

The railgun and blaster are there purely to draw aggro and to supplement the damage from the drones. The sentries are to snipe further away targets, the heavies for cruisers and battleships that get closer, while the mediums are for smaller targets that get too close. The smartbomb can also be used for small, close in targets as well. During normal operation with just the armour mods active, the setup is cap stable.

As long as you don't bite off more than you can chew, or forget to turn on the armour mods, the Dominix is a very sturdy boat.

The opinions shared here are those of its author and not necessarily mine. /CrazyKinux


Dante Edmundo said...

Excellent! As I soon will be using a Domi for level 4 missioning.

Thanks yee bloggeer gods.

Cal said...

I used to use a Dominix when I was running L4's. I found that there wasn't a single L4 I couldn't run solo in it, with minimal-to-no effort (outside of the damn Blood Raider blockades with their neuts).

The setup I use is following:

[Dominix, Missions import 1]
Large Armor Repairer II
Large Armor Repairer II
Armor EM Hardener II
Armor EM Hardener II
Armor Thermic Hardener II
Armor Thermic Hardener II
Capacitor Power Relay II

Sensor Booster II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II

Drone Link Augmentor I
Small Tractor Beam I
Small Tractor Beam I
Salvager I
Salvager I
Medium Pulse Laser II, Multifrequency S

Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I

Ogre II x5

Obviously, you swap out the and drones per the NPC's that you're going to be facing in the mission. You'll be able to permarun everything, and I've yet to have a L4 that can break that tank.

And for those wondering, the pulse laser is to draw aggro. You don't need to hit NPC's with it for them to get mad at you, just need to fire at them.

Anonymous said...

God I love the Dominix. The ship is so versatile what's not to love? For running complexes in 0.0 space I use the following setup:

1x Small Tractor Beam
2x Salvager
2x Large "Notos" Explosive Charge (for webbing/scrambling frigates)
1x Cloak of your choice
5x Cap Recharger II
2x Large Armor Repairer II
2x Armor Explosive Hardener II
1x Armor Kinetic Hardener II
1x Armor Thermic Hardener II
2x Capacitor Control Circuit
1x Auxiliary Nano Pump
10x Ogre II (Berserker II would be good if it's an Angel Complex)
5x Hammerhead II
10x Warrior II

If I have a buddy with me or I am healing a 10/10 or other situation where someone is tanking an absurd amount of DPS I just swap in remote reps in the highs. Or if I expect I'll be loitering somewhere where a hostile might get the drop in me I swap in a neut. I've never had issues with holding aggro by just making sure all the rats have targeted me before unloading my drones, but maybe things are different in high sec.

Either way the Domi is my favorite PvE BS by far. You can do so much with it. They're also a lot of fun on small gang ops.

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks a lot guys for your input and variation on the setups! Love it!