The Osprey offers excellent versatility and power for its low price. Designed from the top down as a cheap but complete cruiser, the Osprey utilizes the best the Caldari have to offer in state-of-the-art armor alloys, sensor technology and weaponry - all mass manufactured to ensure low price. In the constant struggle to stay ahead of the Gallente, new technology has been implemented in the field of mining laser calibration. A notable improvement in ore yields has been made, especially in the hands of a well trained pilot.
Caldari Cruiser Skill Bonus: 20% bonus to mining laser yield and 10% reduction in Shield Transport capacitor use per level.
Role Bonus: 500% bonus to range of shield transporters.
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Caldari Cruiser I
Spaceship Command III
Caldari Frigate IV
Spaceship Command I
|Skill / Industry
|Material / Mineral
The Osprey is a change in pace from Caldari Frigates. While the frigates would do only one specific job and do it well, the Osprey manages to do several different tasks at the same time and suprisingly do them well.
First off, the Osprey is a decent mining ship, far better than the Bantam frigate. A larger cargohold, larger dronebay and an impressive yield bonus allow it to harvest ore quickly and still be able to defend itself from roving NPC rats. Even after fitting three mining lasers it retains a fourth highslot that can be used for a smartbomb or more commonly a single assault missile launcher to help kill rats faster (and allow mining drones to be carried to increase harvesting even more).
The second role the Osprey excels at is as a cheap logistics ship. While it does not have the bonuses of its T2 counterpart the Basilisk, it still has range and capacitor consumption bonuses to remote shield projectors, meaning that it can do credible amounts of remote repping on a budget.
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