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Eve Online - Guide to Flying a Caracal

by: Leon ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

A short guide to help players to fly the "Caracal" ship within Eve Online so that you can easily outfit your ship and start doing missions.

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    Eve Online - Guide to flying a Caracal

    The caracal, is a very popular ship within Eve Online and can fil a variety of roles to suit the needs of whoever is flying it. From low-sec piracy, to fleet-work, to level 3 missions, the Caracal can be tailored to fit into these roles.

    An example of a popular fitting is shown below, this fitting is designed to quickly and easily do level 2 missions:

    Ballistic Control System II

    Ballistic Control System II

    Invulnerability Field II

    Photon Scattering Field II

    Large Shield Extender II

    Large Shield Extender II

    10MN Afterburner II

    Assault Missile Launcher II

    Assault Missile Launcher II

    Assault Missile Launcher II

    Assault Missile Launcher II

    Assault Missile Launcher II

    As you can see, this fitting plays to the Caracals strengths with the use of assault missile launchers and invulnerability fields. Using the afterburner, you can keep the rats out of your optimal range while shooting at them with your assault missiles. It is recommended that you try to "kite" the rats (NPC ships) to keep them at range, rather than trying to orbit them.

    For a cruiser sized ship, the Caracal can fit quite an impressive buffer tank which should be used to your advantage while doing pvp. Although, the downside to using the large shield extenders to give you this buffer tank is that your signature radius will increase, making you easier to hit. Most people, myself included, think that this is a small penalty to deal with for the amount of tank you gain!

    Another benefit to the Caracal, is that it is very affordable for even a brand new player as it only costs between 2-4million isk depending on location, and with the fitting shown above it can go through level 2 missions facing very little issues.

    The Caracal is one of the most versatile and useful ships within Eve Online, and if flown correctly can definitely be a force to be reckoned with for players both young and old!

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