Vexor

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Vexor
Vexor
Gallente Federation
Gallente Federation
ECM PRIORITY
LOW
Magnetometric
what's this?

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.


Standard Cruisers
Vexor Class
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The Vexor is a strong combat ship that is also geared to operate in a variety of other roles. The Vexor is especially useful for surveying in potentially hostile sectors as it can stay on duty for a very long time before having to return to base. Furthermore, it is well capable of defending itself against even concentrated attacks.

SHIP BONUSES

Gallente Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
5% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret damage
10% bonus to Drone hitpoints, damage and mining yield

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) Droneboat
▪ Variations
Guardian-Vexor
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Guardian-Vexor
Guardian-Vexor
Special Edition CruisersVexor Class
high slots5
(1/5)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid725 MW
cpu output400 tf
max. velocity180 m/sec
cargo capacity480 m³
,Ishtar
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Ishtar
Ishtar
Heavy Assault CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/4)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid740 MW
cpu output340 tf
max. velocity175 m/sec
cargo capacity560 m³
,Vexor Navy Issue
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Vexor Navy Issue
Vexor Navy Issue
Faction CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/3)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid850 MW
cpu output350 tf
max. velocity210 m/sec
cargo capacity460 m³

Ship Attributes

Fittings
Powergrid
powergrid
700 MW
CPU
cpu output
300 tf
Capacitor
capacitor
1,450 GJ
High
high slots
4
Launchers
launcher slots
0
Turrets
turret slots
4
Medium
middle slots
4
Low
low slots
5
Rig
rigs
3
 
medium
Calibration
calibration
400
Navigation
Max Velocity
max. velocity
195 m/sec
Inertia Modifier
inertia modifier (agility)
0.56
Warp Speed
inertia modifier (agility)
4 AU/s
Base Time to Warp
base time to warp
8.62 s
what's this?
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
125 m³
Drone Bandwidth
drone bandwidth
75 Mbit/sec
Targeting
Max Tgt. Range
max. targeting range
52.50 km
Max Locked Targets
max. locked targets
6
Magnetometric Sensor
Magnetometric sensor strength
16 points
Sig. Radius
ship signature radius
145 m
Scan Res.
scan resolution
280 mm
Structure
Structure Hitpoints
structure hitpoints
2,000 HP
Mass
ship mass
11,100,000 kg
Volume
ship volume
115,000 m³
Cargo Capacity
cargo capacity
480 m³
Shields
Shield Capacity
shields
1,100 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
2,000 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 Vexor is a dedicated drone boat. It has 75mb of drone bandwidth, allowing it to field a mixed flight of medium and heavy drones at a time, and has the drone bay to carry a few replacements or an additional flight of light drones. This gives the Vexor great flexibility for long roams, where it can carry a full flight of medium and light damage drones, as well as a flight of light repair or EWAR drones to deploy as the situation dictates. While the Vexor has a bonus to hybrid guns, this can be ignored if desired due to a large amount of the Vexor's DPS coming from drones anyway, and Vexors with autocannons, nosferatu and/or neutralisers are common. With 4 mids and 5 lows Vexors are most often armor tanked.

The Vexor is also a great ship to use for salvaging missions as they are completed. By using 2 Salvagers, a Small Tractor Beam, a Drone Link Augmentor and a single Hybrid Turret (to draw aggro) in the high slots a moderately drone-skilled capsuleer can securely complete level 2 missions while salvaging. Salvaging level 2 missions is debatably profitable however the salvage/mission fit Vexor can complete level 2s in respectable time when compared to a straight mission fit Vexor.

Among T1 cruisers the Vexor is a little more skill demanding than the Thorax. In particular you should not get a Vexor unless you have at least Drones 4 and should make getting Drones 5 a high priority.

Skills

  • Drones V: You shouldn't get into the Vexor until you have this. You'll be killing your DPS and it is a lossmail waiting to happen.
  • Drone Interfacing III: (IV ideally) 10% increase in drone damage per level? What are you waiting for? Get this yesterday.
  • Drone Navigation III: to fit the Drone Navigation Computer (+25% drone speed) and provide an increase of 5% per level. Reduce the travel time of drones to your target.
  • Drone Sharpshooting III: (get IV ASAP) Increases optimal range of drones, they start shooting at your target sooner.
  • Drone Avionics III: Another very important skill. At V, your drones will have an engagement sphere of 45km. At III, you can fit the Drone Link Augmentor in a high slot, increasing drone control range +20km per module fit. This lets you engage kiters/snipers. Get it to V if you are a serious droneboater. For even more range (and access to E-War drones!), continue into Advanced Drone Avionics
  • Heavy Drone Operation V: 5% increase to damage of Heavy drones. Very important when fighting big ships with T2 Heavy drones at Level V. Note your bandwidth can't support a full flight of 5.

You should not neglect your Gunnery either. Combining both can make the Vexor have crazy amounts of dps for a ship its size.

Tactics

PVP

If you're coming from the Algos (and conventional MMO master/minion tactical thinking), you might think your drones must do the fighting for you, while you sit back and direct them like a conductor. The Vexor can make a useful contribution doing this, and in a solo situation against a kiting target you may be forced to do this.

That said, the Vexor has a remarkably high potential damage output for a T1 cruiser, and to get that potential out of the Vexor you need to do the exact opposite. Closing in on the enemy, a fit with bonused blasters backed by good support and fitting skills can act as a sixth drone, melting opponents. Even with Meta 4 guns, mid-range drone skills and T1 drones, you could be pumping out over 450DPS in a buffer shield-tanked Vexor. Move into T2 drones and you start breaking 500+DPS.

A fit with projectile turrets and an energy neutralizer can add significant turret DPS by closing range, and, with few other demands on its capacitor, can drain small- and medium-sized ships' energy. A single medium neut can cause serious problems to many frigates, potentially shutting down their tank and/or tackle and/or DPS.

The PVP Vexor can mount a buffer shield tank, a buffer armor tank, or an active armor tank. The shield buffer Vexor is high on DPS, as damage-amplifying modules can be fitted in the abundant low slots, but light on EHP; expect to do a lot of damage, but not to stay on field very long once you are primaried. The armor buffer on a Vexor can achieve very impressive EHP for a T1 cruiser, second only to the Maller, and still deliver over 500DPS with good skills. An active armor tank with a cap booster and two armor repairers is possible, and can prove its worth in 1v1 or very-small-gang situations, but requires more pilot management and will struggle with the incoming DPS from anything larger than a very limited group of small enemies.

All-in-all the Vexor is a classic "droneboat", and has a droneboat's strengths and weaknesses: powerful capacitor-independent DPS, tactical flexibility from multiple drone flights, and a variety of viable fittings, balanced by drone travel time, drone vulnerability, and the problem of preserving drone connections in fights which involve long strung-out ranges or frequent tactical warps.

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