This Eve Online ship fitting guide will cover the Caldari Navy Hookbill frigate. The Hookbill is available as an item purchasable with loyalty points from Caldari corporations, or purchasable through the contracts menu. The Caldari Navy Hookbill is a rare sight in Eve Online, being very costly and typically only flown by more veteran players who can afford the price and skills needed for fitting this vessel properly. The Hookbill is much faster than both the Merlin and Kestrel Caldari frigates, and gives heavy bonuses to Eve Online pilots looking to capitalize on the use of missiles.
The Hookbill is described in Eve Online as: “Long struggling with a reputation for being the ugly duckling of the Caldari ship repertoire, the Hookbill recently got a new lease on life, being upgraded from a routine patrol vessel into a fleet-standard frigate. With the advancements brought on by the upgrade, the time is right for this little slugger to prove itself on battlefields throughout Caldari space and beyond.” The Hookbill benefits from a 10% bonus to missile velocity, 20% bonus to kinetic missile damage and 10% bonus to EM, Explosive and Thermal missile damage per level of the Caldari Frigate skill. This ship has a modest skill requirement of Caldari Frigate level 3 and Spaceship Command level 1. Eve Online does not have any certificate recommendations for the Hookbill.
The Hookbill typically runs in the area of 39 million Isk on the Eve Online market. Here are some of the Caldari Navy Hookbill’s fitting attributes in Eve Online:
Fitting Slots: 2 Low, 5 Medium, 3 High (3 launcher hardpoints) 3 rig slots
Fitting Stats: 165 CPU, 37 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 360 m/sec
Hit Points: 469 Structure, 526 Armor, 704 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 281 Capacity, 187.5 second recharge time
Cargo: 130 m3
No drone capacity.
Eve Online Fitting: “Caldari Navy Hookbill: Disrupting, Kiting Hookbill”
This fitting designed by BecauseOfFalcon is quite capable, with first and foremost, a 128.8 damage per second output at a range of 22km with its 3 rocket launchers. This Hookbill is more than capable of laying a smack down. An effective HP of 2,774 and tank ability of 6.47 dps means this fitting relies on its top speed of 3,298 m/s to give it speed tanking and damage evading abilities. This ship is capable of running all 3 rocket launchers, its micro warp drive, and a single tracking disruptor simultaneously and maintain stable capacitor usage, 2 tracking disruptors + MWD will drain the capacitor in 6 minutes and 50 seconds, and all modules active drain the cap in 1 minute, so it is advised to prioritize usage of mid power modules.
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