A Guide to Flying Blacks Ops – Part 2

Posted: June 21, 2011 in Black Ops, EVE Online, Ganks, Guide, PVP

If you haven’t yet, read part 1.

You’ve purchased your Black Ops of choice and are sitting in the hangar staring at a blank fitting screen. What to do? To be honest, other than the Sin, Black Ops are pretty simple to fit. You basically fit them like you would a gank BS, except for certain fitting limitations.

*You’re going to see a bit of faction/deadspace stuff on these fits. Absolutely feel free to downgrade to T2 if you’re not comfortable dropping more isk than you already have. Just remember: You’ve spent a lot of isk on a ship that needs all the help it can get, I highly recommend you don’t skimp on fittings. They don’t need to be super pimped, and none of these fits really are, but a little extra spent will go a long way in the field.

Let’s take a look at some setups: (All EFT ready)

Panther

[Panther, Gank PANTHER]
Damage Control II
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Tracking Enhancer
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Gist C-Type 100MN Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Invulnerability Field II
Invulnerability Field II

Dread Guristas Cloaking Device
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Republic Fleet EMP L
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Republic Fleet EMP L
Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Large Core Defence Field Extender I
Large Core Defence Field Extender I

Ogre II x5
Vespa EC-600 x5

Nothing better than gank and tank. This bad boy can push out 1,000 DPS and ruin the day of an active tanker with the Dual Neuts.

Redeemer

[Redeemer, Gank Redeemer]
Damage Control II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Regenerative Plating II
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Dark Blood Heat Sink
Dark Blood Heat Sink

Cist C-Type 100MN MicroWarpdrive
Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor
Federation Navy Stasis Webifier
True Sansha Heavy Capacitor Booster, Navy Cap Booster 800

Dread Guristas Cloaking Device
Mega Pulse Laser II
Mega Pulse Laser II
Mega Pulse Laser II
Mega Pulse Laser II
Mega Pulse Laser II
Mega Pulse Laser II
Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Large Trimark Armor Pump I
Large Trimark Armor Pump I

Berserker II x5

Over 900 DPS, and a solid tank. Issues here will be range, so make sure you’ve got a full range of ammo types in the hold. Ideally, your covert cyno will have the target pinned down so you won’t need to be racing all over the place to apply damage. You’ll want to hit your Booster as soon as you’ve begun applying DPS.

Widow

[Widow, Never Along]
Signal Distortion Amplifier II
Signal Distortion Amplifier II
Signal Distortion Amplifier II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I

Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution
ECM – Spatial Destabilizer II
ECM – Phase Inverter II
ECM – Ion Field Projector II
ECM – White Noise Generator II
ECM – Multispectral Jammer II
ECM – Multispectral Jammer II

Dread Guristas Cloaking Device
Cruise Missile Launcher II
Cruise Missile Launcher II
Cruise Missile Launcher II
Cruise Missile Launcher II
Heavy Energy Neutralizer II
[Empty High Slot]

Large Particle Dispersion Projector I
Large Particle Dispersion Projector I

Vespa EC-600 x5

You’ll notice the Widow really isn’t gank fit. To be honest, I can’t fly the Widow and the only time I see the widow really shine is with more than one Black Ops or a whole gang of bombers/recons/T3′s. I went with an “armor” tank because I love having a ton of jams and a decent scan res.  Check out some BC fits if you’re looking to do solo work with it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Sin

[Sin, Lord and Savior]

Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Armor Explosive Hardener II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II

Domination 100MN MicroWarpdrive
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution
True Sansha Heavy Capacitor Booster, Navy Cap Booster 800
True Sansha Heavy Capacitor Booster, Navy Cap Booster 800
ECCM – Magnetometric II
ECCM – Magnetometric II

Dread Guristas Cloaking Device
Large Energy Transfer Array II
Large ‘Solace’ I Remote Bulwark Reconstruction
Large ‘Solace’ I Remote Bulwark Reconstruction
Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Drone Link Augmentor I
Covert Jump Portal Generator I

Large Trimark Armor Pump I
Large Trimark Armor Pump I

Hammerhead II x5
Ogre II x5
Hobgoblin II x5
Warrior II x5
Vespa EC-600 x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Medium Armor Maintenance Bot II x5
Medium Shield Maintenance Bot II x5

Mr. Sin here isn’t going to be holding anyone down, but that’s not the primary role in this case. On Jump in, you’ll probably be repping up your covert cyno from the barrage of damage he’s taking from your intended target. You can actually apply some decent DPS with the ogres out, with the Sin’s bonus you’re looking at around 400 DPS. Typically, I’m repping whoever is taking damage and keeping my eyes out for force multipliers at range (Falcon, Curse, etc) to throw drones on to get them off the field. After the fight, you can touch up the cap on other Black Ops to get them jump ready and you can be the bridge home. Jack of all trades right here.

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So there we are. Those are all fits you can start out with and keep for life. (Though, you may decide to go  Shield on the Widow) Hopefully you’re starting to connect the dots between what we saw when discussing the basics of each ship to how they are fit.

Have your own fit you like more or has worked well? Toss it up in a comment and let me know why you love it. I’d love to see some other interesting fits.

Stay tuned for Part 3: Flying my Black Ops (or maybe better termed as, Hotdropping people with my Black Ops)

Comments
  1. bbq4tw says:

    Out of curiosity, why don’t you have a jump portal generator fit on any of the ships besides the Sin?

    • The Sin has the least utility of all the black ops, so I recommend it as the preferred bridging ship as not having it on the field while it is bridging is far better than not having a Panther or jamming Widow.

      The Sin also can be fit for straight gas can – all cargo expanders – giving it the ability to fit a Giant Secure Container in it’s cargo hold. This gives you a great amount of fuel to hunt with and may remove any need for an alt in a transport ship.

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