Slasher

Importable Fit

[Slasher, Slasher alpha]

200mm AutoCannon I
200mm AutoCannon I
200mm AutoCannon I

1MN Afterburner I
Stasis Webifier I
Small Capacitor Booster I
Small Shield Booster I

Gyrostabilizer I
Damage Control I

Small EM Shield Reinforcer I
Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer I
Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I

Cap Booster 200 x11
Fusion S x2360

Weapons

The Slasher uses 3 200mm Autocannon I turrets. Autocannons are the “short-ranged” projectile system, dealing more damage with better tracking than the longer-ranged artillery cannons. They also fire much more rapidly.

The autocannons are loaded with Fusion S ammunition. Fusion is one of the three short-range, high-damage ammunition types, and its Explosive damage is well-suited to defeating the Angel pirates most commonly encountered in Minmatar space. Since you’re going to be fighting at close range anyway, more damage is good. You should keep about 2000 spare rounds in your cargohold.

Additionally, this fit uses a Gyrostabilizer I in a low slot. This passively increases the damage output and rate of fire of its autocannons.

Defenses

This fit uses a Small Shield Booster I in one of the low slots to repair incoming damage.

It also fits a Damage Control I in a low slot to increase its resistance to damage.

Utility

The 1MN Afterburner I provides your ship with additional speed. This both makes it easier to catch enemy ships and also makes your ship harder to hit.

The Stasis Webifier I helps your projectiles apply their damage better, because it’s easier to hit the slower targets. (It also makes it easier to stay in range of the slower enemies.)

The Small Capacitor Booster I can provide your ship with an instant injection of Capacitor. This module must be fueled by charges, which act as consumable batteries. Load it with Cap Booster 200 bought from the market, and bring along as many spares as you can carry (about 10).

Rigs

Rigs are passive modifications to a ship, trading off one attribute against another. Unlike modules, rigs cannot be removed without being destroyed. As a starter fit, this fit makes limited use of rigging, since many “optimal” rigs are often relatively expensive and may be difficult to find near your starter station.

This fit uses a Small EM Shield Reinforcer I and a Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer I to increase its shields’ damage resistance.

A Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I will give your projectile turrets additional damage output, though it also increases the Powergrid usage of your guns.

How To Fly

This is designed as a brawling fit. Fly in close to your targets and begin orbiting them at about 1000m, applying your web to slow them down.

Your ship has high speed, but is relatively fragile. Keep an eye on your hitpoints, and consider warping out or pulling range from the enemy guns if your shield booster cannot keep up with incoming damage.

This ship has a Capacitor Booster. As the charges for it are quite bulky, you can carry only a limited number. Try to save the Booster charges for emergencies when you need the extra capacitor to run your repair module continuously. Under normal circumstances, use your repper sparingly, off your ship’s base capacitor. Keep an eye on your capacitor, and try not to let it go below about 25%.

As always, if the incoming damage is proving too much for your ship and you’re beginning to take structure damage, warp out.

Future Improvements

The above fit should be usable with starting skills unless otherwise noted, and it uses relatively cheap and widely-available modules.

As you accumulate skill points and ISK, you will be able to fit more potent modules to your ship, increasing its effectiveness. These modules may not be readily available outside of trade hubs, but it can be worth the trip.

We recommend working towards the following improved fit:

[Slasher, Slasher alpha+]

200mm Light 'Scout' Autocannon I
200mm Light 'Scout' Autocannon I
200mm Light 'Scout' Autocannon I

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Small Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I
Small Shield Booster II

Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II

Small EM Shield Reinforcer I
Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer I
Small Projectile Collision Accelerator I

Fusion S x2360

The improved fit will require the training of the following skills to use all installed equipment:

  • Weapon Upgrades Level IV
  • Hull Upgrades Level IV
  • Shield Operation Level III

The improved fit uses a 5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive rather than an Afterburner. An MWD takes a large amount of capacitor to run, and causes a large increase to your ship’s signature radius, meaning that unlike the Afterburner, it is not useful for evading enemy fire. However, it provides a massively increased speed bonus.

You should activate the MWD only when moving to a new position or enemy, and disable it once you have arrived.

Nearly every module has been improved to a “meta” version, requiring less fitting space and granting improved effectiveness, but costing more ISK and/or being less widely available, or a t2 version, which costs more ISK, requires more skillpoints, and is harder to fit:

  • Guns: 3x 200mm Light 'Scout' Autocannon I
  • Web: Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
  • Injector: Small Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I
  • Shield Booster: Small Shield Booster II
  • Damage Control: Damage Control II
  • Damage Mod: Gyrostabilizer II