Scorpion Navy Issue

Scorpion Navy Issue

Scorpion Navy Issue
Development

This ship's design represents a radical turnaround in Caldari philosophy, particularly when compared to that of its regular Scorpion-class counterpart. Abandoning the concept of an electronic warfare platform, this vessel's creators instead set their sights on direct combat, with superior shielding and offensive capabilities giving this monster the undeniable upper hand in a vast range of tactical situations.

Structure

Structure HitpointsStructure Hitpoints
9000 HP
Max VelocityMax Velocity
103 m/sec
Inertia ModifierInertia Modifier
0.125 x
MassMass
103,600,000 kg
VolumeVolume
468000 m3
CapacityCapacity
650 m3

Fitting

powergrid Outputpowergrid Output
11000 MW
Low SlotsLow Slots
5
Med SlotsMed Slots
8
High SlotsHigh Slots
7
CPU OutputCPU Output
780 tf
Launcher hardpointsLauncher hardpoints
6 hardpoints
Turret hardpointsTurret hardpoints
4 hardpoints
CalibrationCalibration
400 points
Upgrade HardpointsUpgrade Hardpoints
3 hardpoints

Capacitor

Recharge timeRecharge time
1100 s
Capacitor CapacityCapacitor Capacity
5500 GJ

Targeting

Maximum Targeting RangeMaximum Targeting Range
90 km
Max  Locked TargetsMax Locked Targets
7
Gravimetric Sensor StrengthGravimetric Sensor Strength
30 points
Signature RadiusSignature Radius
465 m
Scan ResolutionScan Resolution
75 mm

Shield

Shield CapacityShield Capacity
11500 HP
Shield Em Damage ResistanceShield Em Damage Resistance
0 %
Shield Explosive Damage ResistanceShield Explosive Damage Resistance
50 %
Shield Kinetic Damage ResistanceShield Kinetic Damage Resistance
40 %
Shield Thermal Damage ResistanceShield Thermal Damage Resistance
20 %
Shield recharge timeShield recharge time
3390 s

Armor

Armor HitpointsArmor Hitpoints
8500 HP
Armor Em Damage ResistanceArmor Em Damage Resistance
50 %
Armor Explosive Damage ResistanceArmor Explosive Damage Resistance
10 %
Armor Kinetic Damage ResistanceArmor Kinetic Damage Resistance
25 %
Armor Thermal Damage ResistanceArmor Thermal Damage Resistance
45 %

Drones

Drone CapacityDrone Capacity
75 m3
Drone BandwidthDrone Bandwidth
75 Mbit/sec

Miscellaneous

Meta LevelMeta Level
7 Level
Theoretical Maximum Targeting RangeTheoretical Maximum Targeting Range
250.00 km
Rig SizeRig Size
Large
 

Blueprint

Scorpion Navy Issue Blueprint i Scorpion Navy Issue Blueprint

Required skills

Primary Skill required
Caldari Battleship Caldari Battleship II
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command IV
Caldari BattlecruiserCaldari Battlecruiser III
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command III
Caldari CruiserCaldari Cruiser III
Spaceship CommandSpaceship Command II
Caldari DestroyerCaldari Destroyer III
Caldari FrigateCaldari Frigate III

Variations

Tech I
i Scorpion
Tech II
i Widow
Faction
i Rattlesnake
i Scorpion Navy Issue

Although more mission runners swear by the Caldari Navy Raven instead of this one, the navy issue Scorpion is not to be underestimated by any means. It is a very worthy sibling to the CNR for a number of reasons:

1) With a shield resistance bonus and a full 8 mid slots, the navy Scorpion is able to fit an active shield tank completely unequaled by any other battleship including the navy Raven. This will allow the navy Scorpion to solo high-difficulty missions or complexes that the navy Raven would have trouble enduring without warping out and docking at some point to fully regenerate its shields. If all 8 mid slots are used for tank and faction equipment is used, a double-XL booster tank on a navy Scorpion with everything overheated and a full Crystal implant set can, at least temporarily, tank over 7000 DPS of omni damage, and that's without any gang links.

2) Most high DPS PvE battleships/marauders have rather light tanks and have to very carefully manage the aggro of enemy groups in missions to avoid getting overwhelmed, which often means that they are not able to launch their drones until a sizeable amount of the enemy forces are destroyed first since the rest would get aggroed. Because of the navy Scorpion's awesome tank, most of the time the pilot can just piss off everything in the area right when they enter the mission and launch their drones significantly earlier, to add that extra layer of DPS long before other ships can, and just bull through the incoming damage. There are very, very few missions where a navy Scorp cannot do this.

3) The two additional mid slots open up a host of new options for fit equipment, including target painters for pegging smaller vessels and afterburners/microwarp drives for getting through rooms faster.

4) The navy Scorpion has a longer base targeting range than the navy Raven. At max skills with no sensor boosting equipment the CNR can target ships at a bit less than 94km away, whereas the navy Scorpion can target ships at over 112km. Even without the Raven's missle range bonuses, at max skills cruise missles can still travel over 150km allowing the navy Scorpion to out-range the navy Raven unless the latter sacrifices some of its tank or DPS for sensor-boosting equipment.

5) Because of the current overwhelming popularity of the navy Raven, the navy Scorpion is significantly cheaper.

All in all, the navy issue Scorpion is not a ship to be ignored, and again proves that the Caldari are the ultimate masters of PvE.


Caldari Starships

Frigates Tech 1 Frigates: IbisBantamCondorHeronGriffinKestrelMerlin | Faction Frigates: Caldari Navy Hookbill
Tech 2 Assault Ships: HarpyHawk | Interceptors: RaptorCrow | Covert Ops: BuzzardManticore | Electronic Attack Ships: Kitsune
Destroyers Tech 1 Destroyers: CormorantCorax
Tech 2 Interdictors: Flycatcher
Cruisers Tech 1 Cruisers: OspreyBlackbirdCaracalMoa | Faction Cruisers: Caracal Navy IssueOsprey Navy Issue
Tech 2 Heavy Assault Ships: CerberusEagle | Recon Ships: RookFalcon | Heavy Interdictors: Onyx | Logistics: Basilisk
Tech 3 Strategic Cruisers: Tengu
Battlecruisers Tech 1 Combat Battlecruisers: FeroxDrake | Attack Battlecruisers: Naga | Faction Battlecruisers: Drake Navy Issue
Tech 2 Command Ships: NighthawkVulture
Battleships Tech 1 Battleships: ScorpionRavenRokh | Faction Battleships: Scorpion Navy IssueRaven Navy IssueRaven State Issue
Tech 2 Black Ops: Widow | Marauders: Golem
Industrials Tech 1 Industrials: BadgerTayra | Freighter: Charon
Tech 2 Transport Ships: Bustard | Blockade Runners: Crane | Jump Freighters: Rhea
Capitals Tech 1 Carrier: Chimera | Dreadnought: Phoenix | Supercarrier: Wyvern | Titan: Leviathan

Factions with unique Spacecraft

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