Bhaalgorn

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Bhaalgorn
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Bhaalgorn
Blood Raiders
Blood Raiders
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Pirate Faction Ships
Armageddon Class
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Named after a child-devouring demon of Amarrian legend, the Bhaalgorn is the pride and joy of the Blood Raider cabal. Though it is known to be based on an Armageddon blueprint, the design's origin remains shrouded in mystery. Those of a superstitious persuasion whisper in the dark of eldritch ceremonies and arcane rituals, but for most people, the practical aspect of the matter will more than suffice: you see one of these blood-red horrors looming on the horizon, it's time to make yourself scarce.

SHIP BONUSES

Minmatar Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Stasis Webifier optimal range
Amarr Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
15% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer drain amount
Role Bonus:
100% bonus to Large Energy Turret damage
• Energy Vampires fitted to this ship will drain targeted ship's capacitor regardless of your own capacitor level

Required Skills
Training Time what's this?
6d 16h 41m 50s
Estimated training time only for the listed skills based on zero implants and without neural remaps.
Grouping
▪ Role(s) unspecified
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Armageddon Imperial Issue
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Armageddon Imperial Issue
Armageddon Imperial Issue
Special Edition BattleshipsArmageddon Class
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high slots8
(0/7)
middle slots4
low slots8
powergrid21,000 MW
cpu output550 tf
max. velocity94 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
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Redeemer
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Redeemer
Redeemer
Black OpsArmageddon Class
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high slots8
(0/6)
middle slots4
low slots7
powergrid17,000 MW
cpu output505 tf
max. velocity117 m/sec
cargo capacity700 m³
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Armageddon Navy Issue
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Armageddon Navy Issue
Armageddon Navy Issue
Faction BattleshipsArmageddon Class
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high slots8
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middle slots4
low slots8
powergrid17,500 MW
cpu output560 tf
max. velocity105 m/sec
cargo capacity700 m³
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Armageddon
Armageddon
Armageddon
Standard BattleshipsArmageddon Class
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high slots7
(5/5)
middle slots4
low slots7
powergrid13,500 MW
cpu output550 tf
max. velocity100 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³

Ship Attributes

Fittings
Powergrid
powergrid
18,400 MW
CPU
cpu output
588 tf
Capacitor
capacitor
7,500 GJ
High
high slots
7
Launchers
launcher slots
0
Turrets
turret slots
4
Medium
middle slots
5
Low
low slots
7
Rig
rigs
3
 
large
Calibration
calibration
350
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Max Velocity
max. velocity
101 m/sec
Inertia Modifier
inertia modifier (agility)
0.125
Warp Speed
inertia modifier (agility)
2 AU/s
Base Time to Warp
base time to warp
16.83 s
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Base Time to Warp is essentially the time needed for this ship to align and accelerate until it reaches 75% of its top speed and goes to warp. The time displayed here is the base calculated time with no account for any warp related skills, modules or any other effects.
Drones
Drone Capacity
drone capacity
150 m³
Drone Bandwith
drone bandwith
100 Mbit/sec
Targeting
Max Tgt. Range
max. targeting range
72.00 km
Max Locked Targets
max. locked targets
8
RADAR Sensor
RADAR sensor strength
28 points
Sig. Radius
ship signature radius
400 m
Scan Res.
scan resolution
100 mm
Structure
Structure Hitpoints
structure hitpoints
9,300 HP
Mass
ship mass
97,100,000 kg
Volume
ship volume
486,000 m³
Cargo Capacity
cargo capacity
675 m³
Shields
Shield Capacity
shields
9,300 HP
Shield Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
THR
shield thermal resistance
20
KIN
shield kinetic resistance
40
EXP
shield explosive resistance
50
Armor
Armor Hitpoints
armor
10,850 HP
Armor Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
50
THR
armor thermal resistance
35
KIN
armor kinetic resistance
25
EXP
armor explosive resistance
20


Summary

The Bhaalgorn is a Blood Raider pirate faction battleship with bonuses to Energy Neutralizer and Nosferatu drain amount and Stasis Webifier range making it excellent for PvP of all fleet sizes, despite being relatively expensive. The Bhaalgorn is a primarily Large Energy Turret using ship and gets a 100% role bonus to Large Energy Turret damage, meaning that the turrets used in its four turret hardpoints do the same effective damage as eight. Bhaalgorns are mostly found with Heavy Energy Neutralizers in their spare high slots, or in certain situations in all of their high slots, as the Amarr Battleship bonus to drain amount makes the Bhaalgorn deadly at capacitor warfare, being huge threats to even the biggest of ships. Due to the Bhaalgorn's slot layout of five mid slots and seven low slots, the Bhaalgorn is mostly found in an armor tanking configuration. This is beneficial as it also allows the pilot to fit Stasis Webifiers to the battleship, which the hull gets a range bonus for.

The Bhaalgorn's bonus to Energy Neutralizing makes it a popular choice for wormholes, as it can bring the power of its bonused Energy Neutralizers upon the enemy whilst not endangering the mass limit of Wormholes too much.

On other ships, Energy Nosferatus are limited by only having an effect when the ship's capacitor is lower than its target's. The Bhaalgorn's innate bonus throws this mechanic out the window, allowing the Bhaalgorn to use Energy Nosferatus on hostiles regardless of the Bhaalgorn's capacitor level. This makes Nosferatus very viable on this battleship.

Skills

The Bhaalgorn is a very capacitor intensive ship, with Lasers having the highest capacitor use of all weaponry and Heavy Energy Neutralizers also being extremely capacitor hungry. As such, any and all capacitor skills help the Bhaalgorn tremendously. The Bhaalgorn's main tank choice in PvP is armor - and a lot of it - so having skills that enable Tech 2 Armor modules such as Hull Upgrades V are practically essential to this ship's survivability. As a pirate faction battleship, the Bhaalgorn is very expensive, so flying the ship with sub-par skills can turn this ship into a potential piƱata, waiting for the enemy fleet to glady break it apart and reap the delicious killmail. Level V on all the below mentioned skills should be a very early goal for any Bhaalgorn pilot in order to make sure that they're getting the most out of such a capable but expensive battleship.

  • Capacitor Management (3x) - A higher capacitor capacity increases the amount of "buffer" cap the Bhaalgorn has, meaning that, if a situation arises in which the Bhaalgorn pilot must use a lot of capacitor intensive modules at once, they have more capacitor to do so. Also, whilst the capacitor capacity increases, the recharge time does not, meaning that there is an overall gain in cap/second recharge.
  • Capacitor Emission Systems (2x) - Bhaalgorns are almost always found equipped with some sort of Energy Neutralizer module. These modules (especially the Heavy variants) are extremely cap intensive over long periods of time, and Capacitor Emission Systems reduces the amount of capacitor used by any modules the skill by 5% per level. At Rank V, this means Energy Neutralizers cost 25% less capacitor, and so the Bhaalgorn has much better staying power over a longer period of time were the situation require extensive use of its neuts.
  • Capacitor Systems Operation (1x) - Alongside the aforementioned skills, this skill increases the longevity of the ship's capacitor by allowing it to recharge faster. Combined with Capacitor Management, a ship's capacitor can be made to last much, much longer and recharge faster upon brief downtimes. This skill also makes the Bhaalgorn more resistant to being neutralized itself, as Heavy Neutralizers have a 24 second cycle time, and higher levels of this skill allow the ship to regenerate more capacitor during the period between neutralizer cycles.
  • Controlled Bursts (2x) - The Bhaalgorn's main weaponry is Large Energy Turrets. These turrets are the most capacitor heavy of all guns. Alongside the capacitor already being devoted to Energy Neutralizers, most Bhaalgorns have Large Energy Turrets fitted, so higher levels of this skill ensure the burden placed on the ship by these turrets is as minimal as can be. Wormhole Bhaalgorns are usually found without guns, so this is a skill some Bhaalgorn pilots can afford to miss out on getting to V.
  • Hull Upgrades (2x) - An unskippable skill for any armor tanking ship, Hull Upgrades both increases a ship's maximum armor hitpoints by 5% per level and enables use of all sorts of armor modules. Bhaalgorns are almost always found with 1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates and, with Battleship class ship's generous power grid allocation, Tech 2 variants of these armor plates can be easily fit onto the ship. The Bhaalgorn has no innate bonus to survivability in terms of resists or raw HP, so every little bit of resists helps.
  • Armor Rigging (3x) - Tech 2 armor rigs usually have quite significant bonuses over their Tech 1 siblings, with Trimark Armor Pumps being no exception to this. As was just mentioned, the Bhaalgorn isn't bonused to survivability in any way, so the bonus to armor HP afforded by Trimark Armor Pump II is nothing to scoff at. Higher levels of Armor Rigging reduce the penalty to maximum velocity that is found on the Trimark Armor Pump.
  • Amarr/Minmatar Battleship - Depending on the ship's intended role (whether it be large fleet PvP, solo work, wormholes, incursions etc.), getting the appropriate skill up will greatly increase the Bhaalgorn's potential. For Incursion uses, Minmatar Battleship (8x) will be a boon to the ship's potential, whilst the Amarr Battleship (8x) is not as useful, as NPCs are immune to Energy Neutralizing effects. In a Wormhole, or in solo work, getting both Battleship skills up is advisable as both bonuses will aid in the ship's potential.
  • General Gunnery Supports - All the Gunnery support skills (such as Rapid Firing (2x) and Sharpshooter (2x)) are useful to the Bhaalgorn's damage potential when using Large Energy Turrets. Trajectory Analysis (5x) could perhaps be left slightly lower than the other skills, as Energy Turrets generally have negligible fall-off.

Fitting

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Tactics

  • Microwarpdrive use should be kept to a minimum, as 100mn Microwarpdrives are very capacitor intensive.
  • Stagger your Energy Neutralizers so that they each complete their cycles at different times. This makes it very hard to use Capacitor Boosters to mitigate the neutralization.
  • Use your webs on different targets. Because they aren't bonused to slowing amount, they're heavily stacking penalized when several are put on one ship.
  • Because the Bhaalgorn is bonused to Stasis Webifier range, you'll have an easy time catching kiting frigates or stragglers on field with your webifiers.
  • Don't be scared to use fewer energy neutralizers at the same time to give your capacitor a chance to regenerate. As long as your foe is tackled, you have plenty of time to neutralize them later.
  • Don't waste your capacitor on your guns if you're having capacitor trouble. Unless your fleet composition uses Bhaalgorn as your main DPS, there will be other ships in fleet with more DPS than yours.

Notes

For more information about capacitor warfare and other capacitor warfare using ships see the Capacitor Warfare Guide.


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