Falcon

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Falcon
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Falcon
Caldari State
Caldari State
ECM PRIORITY
HIGHEST
Gravimetric
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HIGHEST 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.

Recon Ships
Blackbird Class
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Can Use Covert Ops Cloak
HIGHLIGHTS
structure hitpoints
High Amount of Medium Slots
HIGHLIGHTS
FORUM DISCUSSION
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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.

Developer: Ishukone

Most of the recent designs off their assembly line have provided for a combination that the Ishukone name is becoming known for: great long-range capabilities and shield systems unmatched anywhere else.

SHIP BONUSES

Caldari Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret damage
10% reduction in ECM Target Jammer activation cost
Recon Ships bonuses (per skill level):
30% bonus to ECM Target Jammer strength
20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement
Role Bonus:
80% reduction in Cynosural Field Generator liquid ozone consumption
50% reduction in Cynosural Field Generator duration
• Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
• Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 5 seconds

Required Skills
Training Time what's this?
61d 11h 23m 20s
Estimated training time only for the listed skills based on zero implants and without neural remaps.
Grouping
▪ Role(s) unspecified
▪ Variations
Rook
Rook
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Rook
Recon Ships Blackbird Class
Icon highlights.pngHigh Amount of Medium Slots
high slots5(5/2) middle slots7 low slots3
powergrid680 MW cpu output600 tf
max. velocity194 m/sec
cargo capacity305 m³
,Blackbird
Blackbird
Blackbird
Standard Cruisers Blackbird Class
high slots4(3/3) middle slots6 low slots3
powergrid525 MW cpu output425 tf
max. velocity190 m/sec
cargo capacity305 m³

Ship Attributes

Fittings
Powergrid
powergrid
700 MW
CPU
cpu output
500 tf
Capacitor
capacitor
1,190 GJ
High
high slots
4
Launchers
launcher slots
1
Turrets
turret slots
3
Medium
middle slots
7
Low
low slots
3
Rig
rigs
2
 
Medium
Calibration
calibration
400
Navigation
Max Velocity
max. velocity
192 m/sec
Inertia Modifier
inertia modifier (agility)
0.64
Warp Speed
inertia modifier (agility)
4.5 AU/s
Base Time to Warp
base time to warp
10.85 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
10 m³
Drone Bandwidth
drone bandwidth
10 Mbit/sec
Targeting
Max Tgt. Range
max. targeting range
120.00 km
Max Locked Targets
max. locked targets
8
Gravimetric Sensor
Gravimetric sensor strength
28 points
Sig. Radius
ship signature radius
175 m
Scan Res.
scan resolution
220 mm
Structure
Structure Hitpoints
structure hitpoints
945 HP
Mass
ship mass
12,230,000 kg
Volume
ship volume
96,000 m³
Cargo Capacity
cargo capacity
315 m³
Armor
Armor Hitpoints
armor
940 HP
Armor Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
50
THR
armor thermal resistance
79.375
KIN
armor kinetic resistance
53.125
EXP
armor explosive resistance
10
Shields
Shield Capacity
shields
1,750 HP
Shield Resistances
EM
shield electromagnetic resistance
0
THR
shield thermal resistance
70
KIN
shield kinetic resistance
62.5
EXP
shield explosive resistance
50


Summary

The Falcon is the Caldari force recon, designed to fit a covert ops cloaking device and ECM jammers.

The Falcon lacks the Blackbird's ECM range bonus, but has a superior jam strength bonus. It also has a medium hybrid turret damage bonus, but this is often ignored in favour of utility modules or anti-drone weapons in the high slots, as the Falcon's DPS potential is low.

Since force recons are the smallest ships which can light a normal (or "hard") cyno, the Falcon is often used as a cyno ship. It can also light a covert cyno to move black ops ships and stealth bombers. On the flipside, because its presence on grid implicitly threatens a hard cyno and so invites serious fight escalation from opponents, fleets or gangs in need of a Tech 2 ECM ship often choose the Kitsune or Rook over the Falcon.

Skills

Like other Tech 2 ships, the Falcon benefits from excellent support skills and fitting skills. The skill Cloaking reduces the targeting delay imposed on the ship after it breaks its cloak, and so level IV or even V in this skill helps a Falcon apply ECM quickly after decloaking.

Tactics

The Falcon can support a shield or armor tank, usually a single plate or large shield extender. The ship's primary defense is to pre-align and decloak at optimal jammer range, apply ECM, and then warp out when attacked.

Notes

In EVE's past, before normal cynos were restricted to just force recons and black ops battleships, the Falcon saw much use in fleet and gang PvP as an unpleasant surprise; over time, players began humorously blaming the a Falcon whenever something went wrong ("because of Falcon!"), even when no Falcon was involved.

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