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Caldari Battleship bonuses (per skill level):
The Nightmare is a pirate faction laser boat. It is designed to be shield tanked. While the nightmare only has 4 turret slots, the Nightmare's 150% damage bonus makes them deal as much damage as 10 unbonused turrets, without any skill training and at less than half the capacitor cost. The Nightmare has a respectable 7 mid slots to accommodate its tank. Unfortunately, as a shield tanker and a laser boat, the Nightmare's capacitor requirements are very high and its base capacitor has trouble fulfilling the demand, so mid slots often have to be used for capacitor upgrades as well as tank.
The Nightmare's price and the drawbacks common to all battleships mean that it does not see much use in standard fleet doctrines compared to battlecruisers and HACs. However, like other pirate battleships, it is a fairly common fleet ship when it is necessary to escalate to a heftier subcapital fleet, such as smaller Null alliances which lack the numbers for a 250-man HAC fleet. It is additionally a very common ship used in Incursions, effective enough for that purpose that even though it is ordinarily shield-tanked, armor Incursion fleets still bring Nightmares.
The Nightmare is capable of a multitude of roles. No matter what role it is in, Capacitor Systems Operation, Capacitor Management, and Controlled Bursts skills are extremely important to train because energy turrets consume a large amount of capacitor.
Worth noting is that it is only necessary to train Caldari Battleship I for certain purposes, since the Caldari skill only increases the afterburner efficiency. While fleet Nightmares are almost universally AB-fit, an Incursion Nightmare is typically MWD-fit, so its pilot only needs the first rank of the skill.
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