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"Industrial Reconfiguration" pre-requisite, has already been modified to "Capital Industrial Reconfiguration" Attributes updated. Summary needs to be looked at.
Can Use Command Bursts
1,000,000m³ Ship Maintenance Bay
40,000 m³ Fleet Hangar
Can Compress Ore
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The Rorqual was conceived and designed by Outer Ring Excavations in response to a growing need for capital industry platforms with the ability to support and sustain large-scale mining operations in uninhabited areas of space.
The Rorqual is notably capable of using a capital industrial core to substantially increase its industrial capabilities, while empowering its defenses during deployment in a static configuration. A key element of the industrial capacity unlocked by activating an industrial core is the ability to use compressor modules, with the Rorqual able to use the powerful and logistically impressive capital compressors.
Additionally, the Rorqual is able to fit a capital tractor beam unit, capable of pulling in cargo containers from far greater distances and at far greater speeds than smaller beams can. It also possesses a sizeable drone bay, jump drive capability and the capacity to fit a clone vat bay. This combination of elements makes the Rorqual the ideal nexus to build deep space mining operations around.
Due to its specialization towards industrial operations, its ship maintenance bay is able to accommodate only industrial ships, mining barges and their tech 2 variants.
Capital Industrial Ships bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Mining Foreman burst effect strength and duration
3% bonus to Shield Command Burst effect strength and duration
5% reduction in fuel consumption for Capital Industrial Core
6% reduction in Drone ice harvesting cycle time
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints, damage, and ore mining yield
Industrial Commandship bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus in Mining Foreman Burst range
400% bonus to Capital Remote Shield Booster optimal range
90% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue
• Can fit Capital Industrial Core
• Can fit Clone Vat Bay
• Can operate 'Excavator' Drones
• Can fit 3 Command Burst modules
• Can fit one Pulse Activated Nexus Invulnerability Core module
50% bonus to command and mining foreman burst area of effect range
5x penalty to entosis link cycle time
900% bonus to Survey Scanner range
200% bonus to Cargo Scanners range
Base Time to Warp
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.
Light Fighter Squad Limit
Heavy Fighter Squad Limit
Support Fighter Squad Limit
Frigate Escape Bay
Ship Maintenance Bay Capacity
Fleet Hangar Capacity
Fuel Bay Capacity
Before the Citadel Expansion the Rorqual was mostly a toy for Mining Forman Links and ore compression in the field. Nowadays it's a serious weapon for the industrial backbone of major nullsec alliances and also sees use as a PvP ship as well, using its high drone damage and capital tank to good effect.
Further information about additional or recommended skills to pilot Rorqual for a specific or it's common role(s) can be written here.
Avoid using the Rorqual for mining command bursts - command bursts give the pilot a weapons timer, which inhibits his ability to refit off his Mobile Depot.
• Rorquals cannot enter High Security Space.
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