How to Rat in an Ishtar

The Ishtar is an Heavy Assault Cruiser that emulates the VNIs of old. It can spin Havens afk until the final wave making it a good ship if you dont like active ratting.

Ishtar
Gallente Heavy Assault Cruiser

The Vexor Newbro Edition
Gallente T1 Cruiser
~20 Million ISK Low Skills

The Ratting Myrmidon
Gallente T1 Battlecruiser
~90 Million ISK Low Skills

The Ratting Dominix
Gallente T1 Battleship
~250 Million ISK Medium Skills

The Ratting Gila
Guristas Faction Cruiser
~300 Million ISK Medium Skills

The Isktar
Gallente Heavy Assault Cruiser
~300 Million ISK Medium Skills

Ratting Carriers
Minmatar Carrier
2-3 Billion ISK High Skills

Ratting Dreadnoughts
Minmatar / Amarr Dreadnoughts
3-4 Billion ISK High Skills

Ratting Supers
Minmatar Supercarrier
17-20 Billion ISK High Skills

The Isktar has only been tested in Catch because Target Painters in Impass are scary.

Before flying the below fit, please ensure you are cap stable without Neuts running!

Catch Isktar

[Ishtar, Isktar]

Reactive Armor Hardener
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Medium Armor Repairer II

10MN Afterburner II
Large Cap Battery II
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Tracking Speed Script
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Tracking Speed Script

Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Small Energy Neutralizer II
Small Energy Neutralizer II
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Anti-EM Pump I
Medium Anti-EM Pump I


Hobgoblin II x5
Hornet EC-300 x10
Praetor II x10
Valkyrie II x5

The Ishtar is unique among subcaps in its ability to run Havens safely and effectively, along with lower level sites like Forsaken Hubs and Forsaken Rally Points.

Despite this you still want to avoid sites with Forlorn or Hidden in the name, as their spawns can still overwhelm you.

Before Undocking

  • You absolutely need to be on comms and in standing fleet so you can hear intel and call for support in real time.

After Undocking

  • Activate your Tracking Link, Reactive Armor Hardener and Armor Repairer and leave them running for the duration of your ratting.

Havens

Havens will be your bread and butter, providing the best ticks and with the chance to lead to a DED site which you can then either sell or run yourself.

The Ishtar should only run Rock Havens and not Gas Havens.

Repeat For Each Site

  1. Warp to the site at zero.
  2. Activate AB and orbit the Pirate Gate at 15 km.
  3. Drop drones on land and let them do their stuff.
  4. Wait for the last wave.
    1. There will be tackle frigs on the second wave if that makes you uncomfortable or if your tank isnt holding under the webs feel free to shoot them.
  5. Once the last wave has spawned start locking up and shooting the Battlecruiser once a few of them are off field and your tank is holding again go back to being afk.
  6. Once that is done recall drones and warp to the next site you dirty krab.

Baddies Being Bads

If you get tackled preform the following, improvising where necessary.

  1. Dont Panic.
  2. Begin aligning to a citadel.
  3. Alert Standing Fleet to your current predicament.
  4. Immediately switch all damage to the tackling ship.
  5. Apply all Neuts to the tackling ship.
  6. If the point drops or the enemy ship dies, warp off.
  7. GF in local

So You Died

That sucks but eventually it happens to everyone. Here are some steps to help you in your grieving process.

  1. Realize it isnt the end of the world and try to learn a lesson for next time.
    1. If there is no lesson to be learned and you are perfect already skip this step.
  2. Politely let standing fleet know that you will no longer be needing any assistance.
  3. GF in local.
  4. Try not to cry on comms.

This page courtesy of Chagrin Case, resident memer and head of the cult of .

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  • Last modified: 2020/02/14 01:09
  • by Aernir Ridley