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Fitting a Tengu with HAMs

In a previous post, I detailed a few Tengu fits I have owned or flown.

Since the Retribution patch, it’s worth revisiting some of these fits to see if they hold up, or whether a heavy assault missile (HAM) fit would be better.

6-Launcher DPS Fit

The old fit output 658DPS @ 110km with heavy missiles (factoring in reload time); this has since been reduced to 624 DPS @ 70.7km.

An alternative would be this HAM fit:

[Tengu, pve slightly ganky HAM]

Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Republic Fleet 10MN Afterburner
Caldari Navy Kinetic Deflection Field
Gistii B-Type Small Shield Booster
Phased Weapon Navigation Array Generation Extron
Federation Navy Stasis Webifier
Gistii B-Type Small Shield Booster

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile

Medium Rocket Fuel Cache Partition II
Medium Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II
Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst I

Tengu Offensive – Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion – Fuel Catalyst
Tengu Defensive – Amplification Node
Tengu Electronics – Dissolution Sequencer
Tengu Engineering – Augmented Capacitor Reservoir

which has a respectable 911DPS @ 36.3km. If range is still an issue for you, replacing the afterburner with a 10mn microwarp drive would bump your speed up to 1250m/s, requiring a medium ancillary current router rig. It will be barely cap stable, so it’s best to faction or deadspace it.

5 launcher tank fit

The old fit was 518DPS @ 110km with heavy missiles; now only 491dps @ 70.7km. That’s still pretty reasonable for long-ranged combat without a propulsion module, but there might be some benefits to using HAMs instead.

[Tengu, pve cheap tank HAM]

Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Ballistic Control System II
Capacitor Flux Coil II
Damage Control II

Domination Large Shield Booster
Domination Shield Boost Amplifier
10MN Afterburner II
Kinetic Deflection Field II
Large Peroxide Capacitor Power Cell
Caldari Navy Thermic Dissipation Field

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Scourge Rage Heavy Assault Missile

Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst II
Medium Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II
Medium Warhead Flare Catalyst II

Tengu Defensive – Amplification Node
Tengu Electronics – CPU Efficiency Gate
Tengu Engineering – Capacitor Regeneration Matrix
Tengu Offensive – Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion – Gravitational Capacitor

678DPS @ 30.3km is reasonable (452 @ 54.7km with javelin)

A propulsion module is required to ensure that you’re in range, cutting the tank by a fair margin (again, a 10mn MWD fits with an ACR but sacrifices cap stability unless it’s deadspace) It’s still way over 1000 permatanked Serpentis dps though, which should be fine for all your afk answering-the-doorbell needs.

I’m not sure whether this is an improvement. Sure, it deals a fair bit more damage, but 5-launcher Tengus aren’t really in it for the DPS; they’re used because it’s easy-mode. To that end, I think the 5-launcher fit is probably best with heavy missiles unless you’re willing to spend the effort getting into range. Having said that, the difference between Scourge Fury heavy missiles and Scourge Javelin assault missiles is fairly small, so that’s an option as well.

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