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Force recon ships are the cruiser-class equivalent of covert ops frigates. While not as resilient as combat recon ships, they are nonetheless able to do their job as reconaissance vessels very effectively, due in no small part to their ability to interface with covert ops cloaking devices and set up cynosural fields for incoming capital ships.
Gallente Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
The Arazu is a T2 version of the Celestis, with the same bonus to sensor dampening and an additional impressive bonus to warp disruptor range. This allows the Arazu to point an enemy from nearly 60k away while overheating. It can combine this with sensor range damping to bring an enemy's lock range down below the Arazu's point range, allowing it to hold an enemy and render them unable to do anything about it. On top of this already potent combination is the ability to warp in while cloaked so it can get in to position and do it with little warning.
The Arazu also has a 40m3 drone bay and a bonus to hybrids to allow it to do some damage, but this is almost an afterthought.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Arazu for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
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The Arazu is most often used as either a long-range point during mixed fleet ops or initial point during covert fleets.
For fleet ops, the Arazu's job is to keep distant enemies pointed, either until tacklers arrive or after tacklers have been shot down. Here, stealth is still key if you're following the bait ship. Just don't uncloak too soon or you'll alert your prey to the trap. If you're with the main fleet, keeping your stealth cloak up can still keep enemy scouts from getting an accurate number of your forces.
For covert fleets, your role is initial point on a single target. Getting into point range shouldn't be a problem. However, unlike stealth bombers, force recons don't have a reduction to unstealth lock penalties. This means you're sitting there waiting to start locking for at least 5 seconds. This makes communication with the rest of the fleet absolutely vital if you don't want to 1) have everyone else uncloak before you have a point and damp up, thus losing either your prey or your fleetmates' ships, or 2) not have your fleetmates come in on time and losing your prey and your ship.
You can write additional notes for Arazu here.