Generally we recommend using Rorquals only if you have a satisfying level of knowledge of game mechanics and know what you are doing and how you are doing it. Since Rorquals belong to the top valuable assets in use we expect the pilot to be aware of the responsibility that comes with handling this kind of ship. Rorqual pilots are supposed to be registered on → Coalition Services to gain the necessary information from Discord channels.
The recommended fit is adapted from DARKNESS to be compatible with their homedefense doctrine. This does not necessarily mean that you can expect a DARKNESS homedefense fleet appearing on the field if you are engaged by hostiles.
[Rorqual, Dead Coalition Rorqual] Damage Control II [Empty Low slot] [Empty Low slot] [Empty Low slot] Capital Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 3200 Capital Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 3200 EM Ward Field II CONCORD Capital Shield Booster Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier Adaptive Invulnerability Field II Adaptive Invulnerability Field II Capital Remote Shield Booster I Shield Command Burst II, Shield Harmonizing Charge Pulse Activated Nexus Invulnerability Core Cynosural Field Generator I Industrial Core II [Empty High slot] [Empty High slot] [Empty High slot] Capital Drone Mining Augmentor II Capital Drone Mining Augmentor II [Empty Rig slot] 'Excavator' Mining Drone x5 Navy Cap Booster 3200 x200 'Wetu' Mobile Depot x1 Standard Blue Pill Booster x1
The Tech II Industrial Core adds a significant increase to the shield repair bonus as well as to the mining yield, so you should be training for that as soon as possible. Until then, use the Tech I module .
You have to also train Invulnerability Core Operation to level 4 as soon as possible. This increases the PANIC module duration from 5 to 7 minutes giving the FC another precious two minutes to come and save you when you're unable to tank the incoming damage.
Here you have three options, or any combination of them:
The two main things that will assist you in your survivability are Large Smart Bombs killing drones that are on you, and heavy neuts for getting rid of tacklers. Also carry two Mining Foreman Boosts , so you can boost any subcaps assisting you while mining.
Two choices here, that we are leaving up to you:
Although there is no requirement, you can modify your fit with faction and deadspace modules for about 500M ISK to improve your tank.
#coalition_intelon Discord as soon as possible. The sooner the response fleet starts forming the better are your chances for survival. Give all necessary information: Where are you tackled (system and which anomaly), who is tackling you (which alliance), which ships, how many ships, have you used your PANIC yet, etc.
In case you missed it before: Have your Industrial Core running. If a fleet is serious about killing you, assume you will be under the pressure of heavy neuts. So the method of tanking is