This Eve Online ship fitting guide will cover the Atron Gallente fast attack frigate. Like the Caldari’s Condor the Atron is built for speed over weaponry. With the advantage of fitting a single drone this ship has the ability to also have a helpful companion. Eve Online pilots looking to fly the Atron, should focus on fitting afterburners or MWD to capitalize on the base speed. The drone chosen can either supplement damage or e-war/tackling capabilities. The Atron is not suited for cargo transfer purposes due to its light cargo capacity, but can make for a good traveling ship.
The Atron is described in Eve Online as: “The Atron is a hard nugget with an advanced power conduit system, but little space for cargo. Although it is a good harvester when it comes to mining, its main ability is as a combat vessel.” The Atron gets a bonus to hybrid turret fittings with a Small Hybrid Turret falloff bonus of 10% and damage bonus of 5% per level of the Gallente Frigate skill. New Gallente Capsuleers in Eve Online will be able to fly the Atron immediately with a skill requirement of Gallente Frigate level 2 and Spaceship Command level 1. To maximize fitting possibilities for the Atron, Eve Online recommends the following skill certifications; Core Competency, Frigate Hybrid Turrets, High-Velocity Helmsman and Propulsion Jammer Operator.
The Atron is a relatively cheap frigate, however slightly more expensive than its corresponding counterparts from other races, typically costing 40,000 Isk in the Eve Online market. The Atron’s fitting attributes are as follows:
Fitting Slots: 2 Low, 2 Medium, 2 High (2 Turret hardpoints) 3 rig slots
Fitting Stats: 100 CPU, 20 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 409 m/sec
Hit Points: 250 Structure, 274 Armor, 235 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 156 Capacity, 117.19 second recharge time
Cargo: 125 m3
Drones: 5 m3 capacity, 5 Mbit bandwidth
Eve Online Fitting: “Tackling Atron”
This Atron fitting shows beginning Eve Online players a great basic set up for a tackling frigate using Gallente ships. The skill requirements are low, and since this is meant for newer players, its stats are not as important as its ease of fitting, and low cost of 143k Isk estimated. This cheapness in fitting and purchase cost allows new players to not worry about losing a few of these vessels while learning proper tackling methods.
Eve Online Fitting: “Atron of DOOM”
For those more experienced players looking to drop 5.6 million Isk on maximizing the abilities of the Atron, this fitting is for you. Pushing the most out of the Atron’s base velocity, this fitting can reach 4,009 m/s. It’s important to note, tackling with this frigate requires the player not fire their blasters to maintain a stable capacitor while running both the MWD and warp scrambler, as running all modules simultaneously drains the cap in 1 minute and 20 seconds. The equipped drone gives this Atron fitting 99.8 DPS but more importantly, gives a damage dealing outlet that wont drain the heavily burdened capacitor of this fitting.
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