Is the Svipul OP? The Confessor and Svipul Nerf

If you've been out PVPing lately you've definitely seen a lot of Svipuls and Confessors and about 90% of them are using 10mn Afterburners.

On it's own, using a 10mn AB on a Destroyer isn't a big deal, but the fact that you can fit PG hungry Artillery/Lasers AND a good tank is certainly overpowered. There should be some draw back to using a cruiser sized AB on a smaller ship.

For example, when you drop a Big Block V8 into a Smart Car you may have to take out some extras like the A/C  and power steering.

As much as I hate to ever say a nerf is a good thing unless it's a nerf to blobbing or ECM, I think the nerf to the new Tactical Destroyers is a good thing.

So what's changing?


  • Powergrid: 71 (-9)
  • Max Velocity: 250 (-30)
  • Mass: 2,200,000kg (-200,000)
  • Shield Recharge Time: 800s (+175s)
  • Inertia: 2.4 (+0.25)
  • Capacitor Recharge Time: 320s (+20s)


  • Powergrid: 68 (-10)
  • Max Velocity: 270 (-20)
  • Shield Recharge Time: 800s (+175s)
  • Capacitor Recharge Time: 240s (+15s)

Material Requirements:
+1 to each of Electromechanical Interface Nexus, Fullerene Intercalated Sheets, Optimized Nano-engines, Reconfigured Subspace Calibrator, Self-Assembling Nanolattice, Warfare Computation Core

The biggest and really the most needed change is to the PG (Powergrid) because that's what is allowing people to "over fit" these ships. A drop in 10 PG on my Svipul will force a change, but it's a change that will have a very small impact, while a drop of 10 PG to a 10mn Arty Svipul will force them to make a choice and cut something. Most likely people will decide to cut the tank and keep the 10mn AB + Arty which is a fair trade off.

The Svipul is an amazing ship for Solo PVP and these changes won't change that.

In the mean time if you want to piss a 10mn Svipul or Confessor pilot off, counter him with a Curse, Huggin, or Gila.

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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, which is EVE Online's oldest and most trusted source for high quality PRO Guides.