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New Merlin layout - Dybbuch - 05-22-2012

assuming you guys saw this ..and knowing how many ouchies love the merlin

Merlin: changed role from sniper to close range brawler.

New bonuses: 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage and 5% to shield resistances per level.
Slot layout: 3 High, 4 Mid, 3 Low; 3 turrets and no launchers.
Fittings: 40 PWG, 180 CPU
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 500 / 350 / 400
Capacitor (amount / recharge rate / cap per second): 350 / 175 s / 2
Mobility (max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 310 / 3.6 / 997000 / 3.36 s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 0 / 0
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 50km / 580 / 5
Sensor strength: 11 Gravimetric
Signature radius: 39

RE: New Merlin layout - Bren Genzan - 05-24-2012

I'm on travel and haven't had a look at the frig changes. How do you like them?

RE: New Merlin layout - Elan Traven - 05-24-2012

It's a hell of a lot easier to fit an Incursus now (CPU was always tight and still is, but it's manageable now). Two extra low slots means you can fit a tank along with mag stabs or overdrive injectors now. It's also got a better tank to begin with now, so I guess it's less of a glass cannon. Not sure I like losing the falloff bonus to an armor repair bonus - blasters could use all the help they can get in the range department. I've already seen a fit for a dual-rep Incursus though Smile

Merlin gets another low, so the MAPC everyone needs to fit a medium shield extender/repairer doesn't hurt as much (our dual-web layout gets a DC). It has more power grid, too.

Tormentor can actually fit the holy trinity of tackle and gets a the biggest T1 drone bay, but I can't use lazers so...

RE: New Merlin layout - Bren Genzan - 06-10-2012

I've been home for 2 weeks and I haven't even gotten in a Merlin yet. Think I will have to remedy that tonight.