help bird of prey retrofit
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-20-2012, 11:54 PM
I have not had problems with my b'rel retro.
It is a little squishy, but not exceedingly so. Spike damage is fine as well running 3 cannons and 2 turrets. The BR is a thinking man's ship. You have to pick your targets, use your EWAR, and gtfo after you strike. It's a slower playing pace, with frantic bouts in between. This works great in kerrat, but in the arenas you need to buddy up and deliver the finishing blow from the shadows.
If you want a one-man pwn-all ship, the BR is not it. But if you want a more analytical, precision-type ship, this one is right up your alley.
I use a commander tac, ltc science for EWAR and polarized hull, and then one eng for shield stuff, and one eng for hull in the lt spots as far as boffs go.