Thorax

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Thorax
Thorax
Gallente Federation
Gallente Federation
ECM PRIORITY
LOW
Magnetometric
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LOW Priority Target

Refer to your best judgement or the FC instructions on jamming targets. The priority displayed here is meant only as a basic guideline for prioritizing targets on a theoretical level, actual field priority may differ depending on the circumstances.


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Thorax Class
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The Thorax-class cruiser is the latest combat ship commissioned by the Federation. While the Thorax is a very effective ship at any range, typical of modern Gallente design philosophy it is most effective when working at extreme close range where its blasters and hordes of combat drones tear through even the toughest of enemies.

SHIP BONUSES

Gallente Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret damage
7.5% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret tracking speed

Required Skills
Training Time what's this?
19h 15m 30s
Estimated training time only for the listed skills based on zero implants and without neural remaps.
Grouping
▪ Role(s) unspecified
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Phobos
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Phobos
Phobos
Heavy Interdiction CruisersThorax Class
high slots6
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid1,165 MW
cpu output375 tf
max. velocity205 m/sec
cargo capacity400 m³
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Deimos
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Deimos
Deimos
Heavy Assault CruisersThorax Class
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output360 tf
max. velocity230 m/sec
cargo capacity415 m³
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Vigilant
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Vigilant
Vigilant
Pirate Faction ShipsThorax Class
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output360 tf
max. velocity242 m/sec
cargo capacity450 m³

Ship Attributes

Fittings
Powergrid
powergrid
820 MW
CPU
cpu output
330 tf
Capacitor
capacitor
1,450 GJ
High
high slots
5
Launchers
launcher slots
0
Turrets
turret slots
5
Medium
middle slots
4
Low
low slots
5
Rig
rigs
3
 
medium
Calibration
calibration
400
Navigation
Max Velocity
max. velocity
240 m/sec
Inertia Modifier
inertia modifier (agility)
0.49
Warp Speed
inertia modifier (agility)
3 AU/s
Base Time to Warp
base time to warp
7.66 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
50 m³
Drone Bandwith
drone bandwith
50 Mbit/sec
Targeting
Max Tgt. Range
max. targeting range
52.50 km
Max Locked Targets
max. locked targets
6
Magnetometric Sensor
Magnetometric sensor strength
15 points
Sig. Radius
ship signature radius
120 m
Scan Res.
scan resolution
280 mm
Structure
Structure Hitpoints
structure hitpoints
1,600 HP
Mass
ship mass
11,280,000 kg
Volume
ship volume
112,000 m³
Cargo Capacity
cargo capacity
465 m³
Shields
Shield Capacity
shields
1,200 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
1,600 HP
Armor Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
50
THR
armor thermal resistance
35
KIN
armor kinetic resistance
35
EXP
armor explosive resistance
10


Summary

The Thorax is a gun boat, designed to use hybrid turrets. In PvP the Thorax is used as a hard hitting blaster boat. This can be highly effective but is very "do or die", and will make most Thoraxes' lives glorious but short. In PvE, the Thorax is less popular; the slow and steady style of the Vexor is more suited to mission running. Despite this the Thorax can be popular as a first mission running cruiser, because most pilots will have trained gunnery skills while piloting frigates and destroyers, while they will probably have neglected the drone skills required to use a Vexor effectively. Having said that, the Thorax has a 50m3 drone bay, so will also benefit greatly from drone skills.

Skills

Fitting

For more info on fittings, please go here

Tactics

As a heavy damage dealer(usually from 230DPS up to more than 700DPS) and a weak tanker(usually less than 20k in EHP), Thorax can be often primaried in fleet combat.

For this reason, it might be better to decloak after your fleet has engaged ---- dont be the hero, since you have MWD fitted on most thorax fits it might only take you seconds to join the battle. If you do so, even if the enemy turns on you(which become less likely in large scaled battle), you have earned your teammate a good respite from focused fire.

Even though Thorax is usally a gunboat, drones can be a good part of your DPS, they have a good range(more than 25km), better accuracy on small targets, and they are not affected by ewar usually, so always remember to launch the drones in battle.

Hybrid turrets can change ammo in a short time, if you are using T2 medium blasters, bring a full round(400 for neutron, 600 for ion, 1000 for electron) of Null M charges with you just in case(they could be quite useful in OGC-like situations).

Another key to using the Thorax, especially if your are in a high dps short range blaster fit, is positioning. Even with an MWD, you are not going to catch anything smaller than you, MWD Frigates, Inties, Assault Frigs etc. (unless your enemy has failfit or they happen to jump into you while you're camping a gate), so DO NOT give chase if they're more than 40km away and waste your precious cap. Let your gang/fleet's tackle do their job, even should they chase an enemy 90+ kilometers away from you. Turn your boat 180 and burn in the opposite direction of the chase with your MWD. As soon as they hit 150+km distance from your ship, you can warp to your own tackle bro and land right on top of the enemy guns blazing. It seems so simple and obvious on paper, but as a newbro you are going to find it difficult to avoid tunnel vision and bull rushing eagerly into battle. Fighting Cruisers or bigger with the Thorax is more straight forward, get to your Optimal and blast away. Make sure to keep transversal to battleships high so those big guns can't track you.

Changes in the later versions of the Odyssey expansion, has brought a buff to Medium Rail Guns, this makes a kiting mid range Rail Thorax viable with a very respectable DPS as a possibility.

Notes

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