I started my Journey to get a kill with this ship a few weeks ago and learned some valuable lessons. Lost some coercers, but in the end I had a lot of fun with it.
I used two diffrent fits with this one. The first is an active armor rep coercer:
It preformed really bad, but more to that later.
The second fit was without any real tank and all about kiting:
Getting a kill in this ship took a long time. My first attempt was on the 29th of march and I finished this one on the 26th of April. I lost a good bunch of ships in the process, but you can read that now:
First Stop: Pure Blind
I started the journey for the kill in Pure Blind, as I hoped to find another good fight there. I roamed around, shot a cynoship to provke an undock: Nothing happend. I continued strolling around. I was waiting at a gate as I thought a frigate was following me and NPCs started shooting me. I started hitting armor so I docked up in a system next door to repair. Seconds after I undocked another ship follows: An Eires. The station is a kickout so I needet to make a fast decision. I decide to engage and make the mistake of approaching that guy and not trying to orbit him.
As blasters are the deadliest weapon up close I should have tried to stay around scram range. Due to his bubble he would not be able to warp away any way. I made the range mistake more then once, but I think now I learned not to do that any more.
The footage of that fight will be in the video at the end of this post.
Next Stop: Vale of the Silent
I was going through Tribute again when I encountered a PL bellicose. As PL are notorious hotdroppers there was a good chance of him beeing a cyno, but where is the fun in not trying? As the fights all took place on gates I always had the change to jump out, if I wouldn't agress him. As I pulled range before engageing he would not be able to catch up: He jumped. We did that game three more times and as three is the charm I came to close the last time: I got scrammed and died.
Three days later: Another Coercer in may hangar wanted to get blown up. P3, the entrance system in nullsec was a good idea to start. I didn't have to wait long to find a dramiel. The chances aren't really good for a coercer, but you never know before you try:
Dramiel are beasts and I can't wait to use the one waiting in my hangar.
I wanted to meet new people and the best way to do so is to go somewhere new. Thanks to the Jumpbridge network of the CFC there is a highway from Vale all the way to Querious. I stopped in Delve for some pasta to go:
He was sitting on a perch from a JB in that system. I was luring him into attacking me. He warped downand I was able to attack him. He was going down quickly and suddenly he explodet: POS guns!
So this is not a real solo kill. Onwards to more carnage.
Catch and Curse: Two regions filled with content right now: Hero coalition moving into new space, NPC curse dwellers and Proviblock not far away. After I killed the Trasher in Delve I continued my journey towards the south and endet up with 3 East India frigates on a gate. I burned back (which sucks with AB) and jumped. On the other side I was a bit to slow, so a crow landet and pointed me. The Caracal gang that was with that Crow did the rest:
Three days later I managed to get a kill in the Rupture. Beeing happy about it I gave the Coercer another shot. Kiting fit this time. I went to Sendaya in hope of some Brave Newbs around: Nothing to be found, they just undock in bunches.
Doril is normaly a rather hostile system but right now Razor Alliance (again: Blue to me :( ) is using it to have fun. I jumped into the system and saw a neutral Atron floating in space. I warped to a bubble close to him and managed to shott him. When he was nearly dead he started moving: Someone was a bit slow that day:
I stayed around that gate a bit longer and the same guy showed up again:
The fight with a trasher was a close call, as his arties were hitting pretty hard. Anyway: Afterwards I was happy with the fights I had and went home again. One more ship done:
I will need some more time for the video on the coercer as I need to convert a few hours of material so I can do the editing. I will post it on the weekend (hopefully).
A special thanks to Saul Nessus for his donation to my project. It will help me spend more time on hunting instead of making isk.