1119 DPS ASB Solo PVP Brutix Fit

From the hundreds (thousands?) of fights I've had with solo frigates, there's one factor I've found to be extremely important in deciding whether or not you get blobbed, or get a chance to escape before they land. That's DPS Output.

For example, when you compare flying the Taranis with the Claw, the Taranis does significantly more DPS and spends less time one the field exposed to being blobbed and ganked.

It's very common that you will warp out right as the enemy fleets frigates are landing on top of you and it's your DPS Output that decides how fast you kill your target.

In the case of a taking on multiple targets DPS can also mean killing more targets before you die.

Often times fits try to balance DPS and Tank and end up with sub par stats in both.

For example, the Cyclone has an AWESOME Shield Boosting Tank, but it's DPS is only around 500 and that's with good skills. This lends it's self to killing Cruisers or taking on slowly evolving fights where people trickle in and you have time to chew through your targets.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Cyclone, it's cheap and when you get a good fight with it, it's incredibly fun.

But lately I've wanted to play with some fits that were more focused on GANK which is high DPS output. A fit that puts Firepower first and Tank second.

The idea here is to find a target, sit on top of him, and breath nuclear fire on him.

Make your opponent die so fast he panics and his piloting suffers.

To make that happen I chose the Brutix which is known for High DPS Output and a decent active Armor Tank.

Many of you may gasp and say "You're fitting against the bonuses of the Brutix!" or "The Brutix is supposed to be Armor Fit."

I know, I know, and you know what? That makes me like this fit even more. I've always been a proponent of Tricky Fits and Misdirection in PVP.

The reason for this is because so many fights in EVE workout to be a sort of predetermined Math Equation. People have a set of rules that they use to decide if they can take a fight, bait long enough for help to arrive, etc.

People look at a Maller and see a low DPS, Heavy Tank bait ship. They don't expect it to be Gank Fit.

An assault ships see a Tornado and decides "If I can get in close under his guns I will kill him easy!" then finds out the Tornado has Small Guns (200mm Autocannons) fit instead of large guns, plus a scram and web = Dead Assault Ship.

They see a Stabber and expect a Kite, not a close range frigate brawler. So frigates rush to Scram and Orbit at 500m thinking that they will outrun the guns tracking and get an easy kill. But soon find out they walked right into the jaws of a very nasty ship (As Seen in The SFI PRO Guide).

That's the type of Misdirection in PVP that I really enjoy. Forcing people to fight you because they think they can win, only to be greatly mistaken and die horribly.

Which is why I made a ASB Shield Tanked Gank Brutix Fit that I will be testing soon.

Here's the EFT image and fitting:

ASB Gank Brutix Fit

[Brutix, ASB Gank]
Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Power Diagnostic System II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 150
Large Shield Extender II
Warp Scrambler II

Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
Small Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I

Hammerhead II x5

P.S. Always Platinum Insure Solo Tech 1 Battlecruisers!

About the author

In 2010 Abbadon21 was the first person to create Narrated Instructional PVP videos for EVE Online. This started a new era of EVE Online and opened up high level "PRO" PVP to everyone. Abbadon21 is also the Founder of EVEProGuides.com, which is EVE Online's oldest and most trusted source for high quality PRO Guides.