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Electronic attack ships are mobile, resilient electronic warfare platforms. Although well suited to a variety of situations, they really come into their own in skirmish and fleet encounters, particularly against larger ships. For anyone wanting to decentralize their fleet’s electronic countermeasure capabilities and make them immeasurably harder to counter, few things will serve better than a squadron or two of these little vessels.
Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus:
The Sentinel is sometimes known as the 'mini-Curse'. It shares the range as well as the amount bonuses to cap warfare with its Combat Recon big brother, meaning that as far as small neuts go the Sentinel is unmatched in the frigate class. The other bonuses are 5% per level to TDs (the other factor in common with its Amarr Recon counterparts), and the EAS bonus to capacitor (which is particularly sweet on this hull).
The Sentinel is missing any sort of drone bonus and this means that, since the highs are usually dedicated to cap warfare mods, the damage output is low at best. Again in Amarr drone boat fashion the drone bay is huge (60 m3 - the largest on a frigate in game), but this is balanced by only a 20 Mbit/sec bandwidth. The total then is 3 flights of 4 light drones (most fits are 2 flights of damage and 1 of ECM).
When you add ~20km small neuts, the damage mitigation of bonused TDs, and the ability to bring EWAR drones without sacrificing flexibilty you get an extremely versitile package. This leads to a reputation as a solopwnmobile, which is only mitigated by the poor reputation of the underflown EAS class as a whole. When exceptions are made to statements about EAS, usually the Sentinel is mentioned.
This is a ship that really needs its applicable command skill to V to be functional, and which benefits more than normal from the addition of a few meta 7+ modules.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Sentinel for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
No tagged fittings for Sentinel.
No sub-article about Sentinel roles or piloting tactics. You can write them here.
For more information about capacitor warfare and other capacitor warfare using ships see the Capacitor Warfare Guide.