C4 Wormhole Fits: Remote Rep Tengu with Target Painter

Jester's Hole, a wormhole corporation that I've lived with in a C4 wormhole for a few months now, has spent a fair amount of time running sleeper sites in our wormhole. Since running sleeper sites becomes rather monotonous after the hundredth site or so, we're constantly debating a variety of topics over Mumble, such as how to solve the small issue of the United States national debt; personally, I'm a firm believer that the CFC has their economic philosophy straight, and if the United States simply used their powerful military to seize half the world and rent out the conquered land to other countries, our national debt would be absolved within the decade. Consequentially, I'm usually banned from Mumble when we decide to debate issues outside of Eve.

Sometimes, we manage to come up with the occasional good idea. One particular idea was fitting target painters onto our remote rep Tengus, which drastically increases how fast we are able to run C4 sites at the cost of a decrease in shield buffer. After a few dozen hours of running sites, I am confident that the below fit is the most efficient way to run C4 sites.

[Tengu, Remote Rep C4 Tengu]
Beta Reactor Control: Capacitor Power Relay I
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
EM Ward Field II
Target Painter II
Large Shield Extender II

Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Large Shield Transporter II

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Tengu Electronics - CPU Efficiency Gate
Tengu Defensive - Adaptive Shielding
Tengu Engineering - Capacitor Regeneration Matrix
Tengu Offensive - Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion - Interdiction Nullifier

With three of these Tengus, you are able to efficiently run C4 sites even in Wolf Rayet systems (which, for those who don't know, reduce shield resistances and signature size while boosting armor resistances and small weapon damage.) Three target painters on a single target massively increases the amount of damage heavy missiles do to cruiser-sized sleepers, and even help out quite a bit with frigates.

In Jester's Hole, we decided to sacrifice the extra low slot that the Intercalated Nanofibers subsystem offers for the Interdiction Nullifier subsystem, which makes us immune to any warp bubbles that may be dropped on us. This is primarily because we've been dropped multiple times without the subsystem and died because we were unable to warp off due to a bubble, whereas we would have survived if we had fitted the subsystem. This is completely our personal preference; you can switch out the subsystems and use the extra low slot for a fourth Ballistic Control System II (which wouldn't really do anything, but it would boost your DPS by just a little bit) or throw on another Beta Reactor Control for extra cap stability, if you're having capacitor issues for some reason.

Hopefully somebody finds this fit useful! I've seen a lot of bad Tengu fits out there, and wanted to throw in a tried and tested fit that really does work.

Comments

  1. How do you deal with sleeper neuting? They only target one ship and the rest has the cap for remote repping?

    I just moved into a C1 yesterday and ran some simple perimeter sites.
    My capless tank nighthawk took some time to neut out but eventually I wasn't able to run my salvager anymore (only module on the ship that used cap).

    Shield power relays might have to do with that as well though. A rocket fit hawk had no problem permarunning its afterburner but had to warp out once when it's tank failed.

    (On that note, why do some rigs mention negative side effects while for example cpu rigs don't tell you they reduce shield recharge.)

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    1. Sleeper neuts are a very scary problem at first, and they're the only real reason why players aren't able to solo C4 sites; when your cap gets neuted out and you can't run your repper anymore, you explode, and passive shield tanking isn't an option simply because you can't properly passive tank many ships without massively cutting into your DPS - so much so that it's not possible to kill the sleepers in the first place.

      The advantage of remote rep Tengus is that you still have ridiculous cap regeneration, even if you're being neuted by the sleepers. What generally happens is the sleepers will focus all of their fire and ECM on a single Tengu, and his buddies will use their remote reps to keep him alive. The Tengu that's being shot at and neuted won't have enough capacitor to rep somebody else, but it'll have enough to run its shield hardeners so it's not as easy to destroy.

      C4 sites honestly aren't that hard with remote rep Tengus. The two biggest dangers you'll face are 1) other wormholers dropping on top of you, and 2) boredom causing all of your fleetmates to be alt+tabbed right as you get primaried.

      In regards to your dilemma, I'm surprised that you're actually being neuted out in a Nighthawk, of all ships. Assuming that you're running sites in the C1 that you live in, one thing you can do is run the sites without salvaging as you go and bookmark one of the wrecks when you complete the site, then come back in a salvaging destroyer or Noctis and clean up once you're done for the day. If, for whatever reason, this isn't a possibility for you, you could consider switching to a Drake (which is drastically cheaper and more disposable than a Nighthawk anyway) or trying to active rep it instead of passive.

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  2. Thank you. A good, cheap C4 fit.

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  3. Dual remote rep Armageddons do your damage with drones (add geckos if you never sold em), assign drones from one geddon to the primary geddon which uses a target painter to bounce them around to targets. Cheap quick c4 sites. 20 min or less with two ships on field. one doing the work. Use a tractor box to pul the wrecks salvage with a dessy or noct or w/e

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