Tuesday, 23 February 2010

My Little Pony . . .No, wait . . . Rifter!

I thought that I would post up my current preferred Rifter fit. Flying the classic "cookie cutter" just doesn't do it for me, it never really has.

Regular readers will know that I prefer my Rifters fit with Cap-Boosters instead of webs, I love the superb damage it does and how long it can keep going in a fight often surprising my adversaries and where I do lose one it has usually taken a good 3500 damage. One single Cap-Boosted Rifter of mine took around 6500 damage from a Firetail before it finally died.

This fit is a refinement of the "normal" Cap-Booster fitting, foregoing the damage control for a Gyro. Max skilled she will do 166 dps without overloading, my skills put me at 155 dps in her. Overheated and max-skilled she is just shy of 200dps!

Up until very recently I didn't use Faction Ammo as I felt I couldn't afford to lose it. Now with additional income from my small-time trader I feel I can splash out on some. Do all my fellow pirates out there use "the good stuff" or do you stick to the off the shelf ammo? I would be interested to hear what you use and why.

Here she is:

[Rifter, Kirith - Current]

200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Small Armor Repairer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters
Fleeting Progressive Warp Scrambler I
Small Cap Booster II, Cap Booster 200

150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
Rocket Launcher II, Foxfire Rage Rocket

Small Projectile Burst Aerator I
Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I
[empty rig slot]

A small example of how resilient this fit is, last night I walked into a Caracal TARP in a belt. The Caracal was anti frigate fit and resulted in a second Caracal joining the fray who was also anti frigate fit. Whilst had a stayed I would have certainly died I held out long enough to get out still in low armour. By the time I had gotten out I had one Caracal to half shields. The Rifter lived to fight another day =)


  1. Nice fit there Kirith, that dps is absolutely colossal for such a nimble little craft!

    Just wondering, what is the speed of this thing? I am imagining near 1km/s with only the 200mm plate on it.

    Unconventional Rifter fits ftw!

  2. Bah. I am terribly at commenting. Anyway, love the Rifter's flexibility. Nice to see different fits and that is a beastly amount of damage from a frigate.

    Ammo-wise I carry 500 each of RF fusion, phased plasma and EMP, and 1000 Barrage. I rarely use the phased plasma but I think its worth carrying. Faction ammo definitely does increase the pain of ship losses but by carrying small amounts its all good.