So this is the first of my 'Fit-of-the-Week' posts. This won't likely be a weekly thing, if I'm going to be honest. It will come in fits and starts, a post here, a post there, and maybe a whole ton of them all at once. Who knows.
Anyhow, some people will wonder whether or not it is smart to post fits that you use, especially ones that you use yourself in PvP. To that I say, well, anyone can look up my KB and see what ships I die in, and the fits that I died in. I'd rather help people fly new, exciting, and EFFECTIVE fits than try to keep the air of mystery around what I fly, and how. That, and let's be honest here: I don't exactly have a massive Blog-Reading audience here hahaha! Anyway, on to the first fit.
Let's be clear about this as well: I don't EFT or Pyfa (I know, GASP), so all of my fits?
They are theory-crafted in-game and are found to be effective by actual
in-game experience. As I don't do EFT or Pyfa, I won't run numbers for
you, I'll just tell you how I fly it and how it works.
150mm Railgun II
150mm Railgun II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
1MN Afterburner II
Damage Control Unit II
Adaptive Nano-Plating II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
2x Small Auxilary Nano Pumps I
1x Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
5x Hobgoblin II's
3x Acolyte II's
This fit was specifically built to kill close-in Brawlers, as well as Neuting-Tristans. Don't forget to set your rep to NOT reload paste automatically (and also to load it in the first place). Make sure you overheat your rep as well when you use it for the extra reps and the extra cycle speed.
The Hobs are your Max-DPS option once your target is scrammed and webbed. The Acolytes are used against any ship you think is Shield-Tanked, and against any kiters you might face. As kiters tend to be Shield-Tanked, this can be quite helpful.
Typically with this ship your goal is to fly between 7-9km out. You can either try to orbit at range (usually around 7km), and use keep at range (set at 30km to draw you away) and approach as needed, or you can also manually pilot as well, which is what I do. Use whichever technique you feel most comfortable with. Also, if a target gets close to 9km out, make sure to overheat your point and web until you draw them back in!
Don't forget about your Railguns! These aren't your main DPS makers, but they are important. Use Javelin as it will hit nicely in scram-kite range, and has bonuses to tracking as well! Carry some Spike as well to give extra DPS against someone who is kiting you (along with your Acolytes).
This is a great little fit, and one that is very effective at 1v1 PvP, or in small gangs as well. Make sure your drones skills are up to par-T2 drones are a MUST with any Tristan fit. I hope you can use this ship to go out and have fun, and hopefully get a few kills in it-I have killed more ships with this Fit than any other Ship or Fit, over any of my characters.