This Eve Online ship fitting guide will cover the Tristan combat frigate of the Gallente Navy. Similar to the Incursus frigate in terms of combat orientation, and favoring of hybrid turrets, the Tristan is the higher scale model of the two combat fitting oriented frigates for the Gallente in Eve Online. Whereas the Incursus gives bonuses to range, the Tristan benefits from a bonus to tracking speed, making this ship great for anti-frigate oriented fitting.
The Tristan is described in Eve Online as: “Often nicknamed The Fat Man this nimble little frigate is mainly used by the Federation in escort duties or on short-range patrols. The Tristan has been very popular throughout Gallente space for years because of its versatility. It is rather expensive, but buyers will definitely get their money’s worth, as the Tristan is one of the more powerful frigates available on the market.” The Tristan benefits those looking for an anti frigate fitting by giving 2 essential bonuses to Small Hybrid turrets. For each level in the Gallente Frigate skill, the Tristan gets a 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage and 7.5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret racking speed. Those looking to fly the Tristan will want to make sure they have Gallente frigate level 3 and Spaceship Command level 1 as both skills are required to fly this vessel in Eve Online. To maximize potential fitting options, Eve Online recommends Capsuleers have the following certifications; Armor Tanking, Frigate Hybrid Turrets and Core Competency.
The Tristan can be found in the Eve Online markets with a price range of 180-140,000 Isk, and the ships fitting attributes are as follows:
Fitting Slots: 3 Low, 3 Medium, 4 High (2 Turret and 2 Launcher hardpoints) 3 rig slots
Fitting Stats: 125 CPU, 38 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 296 m/sec
Hit Points: 383 Structure, 430 Armor, 391 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 350 Capacity, 234.38 second recharge time
Cargo: 140 m3
Drones: 5 m3 capacity, 5 Mbit bandwidth
Eve Online Fitting: Neut Tristan – Anti Frig
This Tristan fitting designed by Aerilis was used as he claims in a 1 VS 1 Eve Online frigate tournament in which this fitting was the first place winner. An effective HP of 2,904 and tanking ability of 30.99 DPS keeps the Tristan alive while you pummel your target at close range with the 104.76 DPS this vessel is capable of dishing out at a top speed of 991.89 m/s given by the 1MN Afterburner II. The one drawback at first look may seem to be the heavy capacitor drain of this fitting, however, this is managed through the use of a cap booster and two energy vampires fitted in the free high power slots. This in turn means that you will be draining your opponent’s capacitor instead of your own, quickly leaving your target helpless with little power to run their own modules, while you’ve been using theirs to repair your own ship. This unique and effective build runs just under 10 million Isk estimated cost in the Eve Online markets.
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