This Eve Online ship guide will cover the Caldari Hawk Assault ship. Like its sister the Harpy, the Caldari Hawk is oriented towards pure combat situations, based off the tech 1 Merlin Class hull. With two bonuses to the Caldari’s favorite weapon, missiles, and a single bonus to shield boost brings the Hawk in line with the Caldari mentality of combat in Eve Online. Pilots looking to fly the Caldari Hawk will need a substantial amount of skill training to properly fly and fit this tech 2 frigate sized vessel in Eve Online.
The Caldari Hawk is described in Eve Online as: “Following in the footsteps of Caldari vessels since time immemorial, the Hawk relies on tremendously powerful shield systems to see it through combat, blending launchers and turrets to provide for a powerful, well-rounded combat vessel.” For each level in Caldari Frigate, the Hawk receives a 5% bonus to missile kinetic damage per level, and for each level in the Assault Ships skill, the vessel also gains a 10% bonus to missile velocity and 7.5% bonus to shield boost amount. The following skills are required for potential pilots in Eve Online who wish to fly this ship; Caldari Frigate level 5, Spaceship Command level 3, Assault Ships level 1, Engineering level 5 and Mechanic level 5. In order to maximize potential fitting possibilities Eve Online recommends players possess the following 3 certificates; Core Competency, Active Shield Tanking and Frigate Advanced Standard Launchers.
The Caldari Hawk can be found in the Eve Online market in the area of 9 million Isk and the ship’s attributes are as follows:
Fitting Slots: 2 Low, 4 Medium, 5 High (2 Turret, 4 Launcher hardpoints) 2 rig slots (small)
Fitting Stats: 180 CPU, 42 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 273 m/sec
Hit Points: 506 Structure, 387 Armor, 935 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 312 Capacity, 187.50 second recharge time
Cargo: 300 m3
Drones: 0 m3 capacity, 0 Mbit bandwidth
Max Locked Targets: 6
Targeting Range: 45km
Eve Online Fitting: “Hard Hawk Life”
This Caldari Hawk fitting submitted by Reisenkaze runs in the area of 29.3 million Isk and requires a high skill training load to fit since it really pushes the available cpu and powergrid. The payoff comes at a stable capacitor at 59.46% while maintain a colossal 132.69 dps tank over an effective HP of 6,292 thanks to the shield boost bonus. If that wasn’t enough, potential PvP pilots in Eve Online will love the tackling ability, 844 m/s top speed and 164 dps output within 4 kilometers. This Caldari Hawk fitting may not be able to catch some faster vessels in time, but can likely take on cruisers considering the impressive tanking and damage output abilities.
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