The Ishtar is an Heavy Assault Cruiser that emulates the VNIs of old. It can run most sites with little to no input required, making it a good ship if you don't like active ratting.

You can make around 15-20 million isk/tick (every 20 minutes) using this fit, assuming a 100% Bounty Risk Modifier.

Gallente Heavy Assault Cruiser

The Vexor Newbro Edition
Gallente T1 Cruiser
Free From The Dojo! Low Skills

The Ratting Myrmidon
Gallente T1 Battlecruiser
~80 Million ISK Low Skills

The Ratting Dominix
Gallente T1 Battleship
~350 Million ISK Medium Skills

The Ratting Gila
Guristas Faction Cruiser
~390 Million ISK Medium Skills

The Isktar
Gallente Heavy Assault Cruiser
~225 Million ISK Medium Skills

Ratting Marauders
Caldari / Gallente Marauders
1 - 2 Billion ISK High Skills

Ratting Carriers
Minmatar Carrier
3 - 4 Billion ISK Capital Skills

Ratting Dreadnoughts
Minmatar / Amarr Dreadnoughts
4 - 5 Billion ISK Capital Skills

Ratting Supers
Minmatar Supercarrier
38 - 42 Billion ISK Capital Skills

The Ishtar can easily take on most sites in Pure Blind. The afterburner allows you to sig-tank almost all incoming damage, while the dual armor repairers give you some regenerative tank to work with if you get a bad orbit or come under attack. The ship's insane hull bonuses combined with the Omnidirectional Tracking Link and Drone Navigation Computer give its large drones better tracking and equivalent speed to a Gila's mediums, plus 30% more damage.

Ratting Ishtar - Pure Blind

This Fit Requires Capacitor Stability!

[Ishtar, Ratting Ishtar - Pure Blind]

Medium Armor Repairer II
Medium Armor Repairer II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

10MN Afterburner II
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II
Drone Navigation Computer II
Large Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery

Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II
[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]

Medium Kinetic Armor Reinforcer II
Medium Kinetic Armor Reinforcer II

Hornet EC-300 x5
Hornet II x5
Vespa II x5
Wasp II x5
Wasp II x5
Wasp II x1

Optimal Range Script x1
Tracking Speed Script x1

If You're New to Ratting

Give the Introduction to Ratting page a read to avoid common mistakes and get some background knowledge.

Running Each Site

Your Afterburner, Armor Repairers, and Omnidirectional Tracking Link should always be active while you're in a site.

  1. Warp to the site at 50 km.
  2. Find an object around the center of where the rats are spawning, and orbit it at 50 km.
  3. Drop Wasp II's and aggress a rat.
    1. If your drones come under attack, recall them, give the rats a few seconds to re-aggress you, then re-launch and re-aggress them.

Kill Order: Cruisers → Destroyers → Frigates → Battlecruisers → Battleships

Site-Specific Information

Some sites require special attention due to a particularly nasty wave or unusual mechanics.

Ring Sanctums
  • This site's spawns are highly spread out. Orbiting the central ring should allow you to maintain transversal on all spawns.
Havens and Sanctums
  • The final wave of these sites may spawn NPC Capitals. If an NPC Capital appears you must warp off immediately to avoid being volleyed.

Runnable Sites

The sites in this list have been tested and determined to be runnable using the above fit(s). It is not necessarily comprehensive, and some sites may require special attention which will be noted in the section above.

  • Gurstias Sanctums (Both Variants)
  • Gurstias Havens (Both Variants)
  • Gurstias Forsaken Hubs
  • Gurstias Hubs
  • Gurstias Forsaken Rally Points
  • Gurstias Rally Points

For Light Resistance

"Light" resistance is a single frigate or destroyer.

  1. Begin aligning to a citadel.
  2. Immediately switch all damage to the ship tackling you.
  3. If the point drops or the enemy ship dies, warp off.

For Heavy Resistance

Anything that's stronger than "Light" resistance is "Heavy" resistance.

  1. Begin aligning to a citadel.
  2. Immediately switch all damage to the weakest tackle ship on field.
  3. Start screaming on comms and in fleet for support.

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  • Last modified: 2023/05/18 21:34
  • by Aernir Ridley