2.3 Combat Build Guide

PvP Builds for 2.3
 
Ships Featured:

  • Anaconda
  • Diamondback Scout
  • Federal Assault Ship
  • Federal Corvette
  • Federal Dropship
  • Federal Gunship
  • Fer-de-Lance
  • Imperial Clipper
  • Imperial Courier
  • Imperial Cutter
  • Python
  • Viper Mk3
  • Vulture

 
—- THIS GUIDE IS SEVERELY OUTDATED. DO NOT USE IT ANYMORE. VISIT GCI FOR 
 
Ships are listed alphabetically. The Fer-de-Lance, Federal Assault Ship, Imperial Clipper, and Vulture are the most recommended ships.
 
READ ME, IMPORTANT NEW FORMAT ↓
This guide is providing template builds, fill in the weapons and other empty slots yourself. You can head over to the GCI discord server, then the #ships-and-flying-help channel to get the latest outfitting advice from our instructors. Feel free to tag ‘@Instructors’, so we don’t miss your questions! 
 
We’re changing it up a bit because the old format was very vulnerable to changes in the “meta”, and everyone has different preferences, so optimal loadouts will vary. I’ll include some recommended weapon loadouts for each template, just in case.
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Engineering in Coriolis
https://coriolis.edcd.io/ has developed some lovely engineering and link-shortening tools, making it a whole lot easier for me to quickly link builds, and for you to efficiently see and save them.
Hover over the little bolt icon () to see what mod is applied to a module!
 
How to add and change engineer rolls in Coriolis

  1. Click on the little Modification wrench
  2. Click on “Select a blueprint” and select the desired blueprint
  3. Click on the “Extreme” button (this will give you the max-slider values, which is usually the best option to generate the stats closest to your build). Values are now applied!
  4. If you are modding a weapon, you can now hit “Click here to apply an experimental effect” button, and select the desired effect. It will now show up below the blueprint. (The hidden side effects of the experimental effects will also be applied.)

 
If you ever wish to change the blueprint on there, make sure to hit “Reset” first, before you apply the new blueprint
>> Click on the little chain icon in the top right ()to shorten the URLs <<
 
Imgur album of screenshots of all the steps: http://imgur.com/a/2Dgxq
 
Good engineer rolls
Sometimes, top slider values aren’t enough to be competitive.. Below is an overview of what are considered “very good” rolls for the most important modules.
 
g1 Overcharged Powerplant +17% Power or higher
 
g5 Dirty Drive Thrusters 135% Optimal Multiplier or higher*
-12% Optimal Mass or less (less %, eg. -9%)
* – For regular drives, not Enhanced Performance drives. You want 155% Optimal Multiplier or higher for those.
 
g5 Charge Enhanced Distributor +36% Recharge or higher
-10% Capacity loss or less (less %, eg. -8%)
g5 Thermal Resistant Shield Around 30/30 Resistances (kinetic/thermal). 
Recharge rate secondary is very good.
g5 Efficient weapon +14% Damage or higher
 
Any Rail Gun Modification -30% Thermal Reduction or higher. (eg. -40%)
 
g5 Heavy Duty shield booster +58% Shield boost or higher
g5 Resistance Augmented booster +14% Resistances or higher
 
Regarding FSDs
People have different preferences. Some like to have an FSD modded for jump range (Class A, g5 Increased Range), others like to have it Shielded heavily (Class A or B, g5 Shielded), and some even like to downsize their FSD to gain extra speed (2D FSD, 2C (4t) fuel tank). Up to you!
Anaconda
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/XPo2ehsh 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 1x Huge Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker
  • 1x Large Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Dispersal
  • 2x Large Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 Corrosive + Emissive
  • 2x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 2x Autoloader
  • 2x Small Railgun – Long Range g1 2x Feedback Cascade
  • Utility Slot: Shield Booster (Heavy Duty or Resis Aug), or ECM
  • (Loads of other hardpoint options available (think PAs, Frags, Cannons etc), join discord if you wanna get some help)

 
Diamondback Scout
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/8R9T4PnB 
You can also go with a 3D HRP (g5 Heavy Duty) in place of the 3C Bi-weave, and dropping the boosters for Chaff and Point Defence.
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Long Range g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 2x Small Railgun – Long Range g5 Feedback Cascade + Super Penetrator
  • 2x Utility slots: Heatsink (Ammo Increased g3), Point Defense, Chaff (Ammo Increased g3), or Booster (g5 Resistance Augmented)

 
Federal Assault Ship
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/NbeFRfBg 
You can also go with a 5D HRP (g5 Heavy Duty) in place of the 5C Bi-weave, and dropping the boosters for Chaff and Point Defence.
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • (Top hardpoint) 1x Large Plasma Accelerator – Overcharged g5 Target Lock Breaker
  • (Bottom hardpoint) 1x Large Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker
  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Dazzle Shell + Dispersal
  • Utility slot: Chaff (Increased Ammo g3) or Point Defence
  • Join discord for Adv Plasma Acc advice

 
Federal Corvette
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/fZFT46qz 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Huge Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 1x Large Frag Cannon – Overcharged g5 Incendiary
  • 2x Medium Frag Cannon – Overcharged g5 Drag + Corrosive
  • 2x Small Railgun – Long Range g1 Feedback Cascade + Super Penetrator
  • Utility Slot: Shield Booster (Heavy Duty or Resis Aug), or ECM

 
Federal Dropship
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/DpLci343  
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 4x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 Corrosive + Emissive + 2x Autoloader
  • 1x Large Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker (Adv PA also possible)
  • Utility slot: Chaff or Point defense
  • (A more alpha focused build with PAs and rails is also possible, ask our instructors)
  • (It’s also possible to go with a SCB, join the discord and ask for advice if you want some help with that!)

 
Federal Gunship
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/CGp2WQrd 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 1x Large Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker (Adv PA is awesome here)
  • 4x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 2x Autoloader + 2x Incendiary
  • 2x Small Multi-cannon – Efficient g5 Corrosive + Emissive
  • (It’s also possible to go with Biweaves on a gunship, join the discord and ask for advice if you want that!)

 
Fer-de-Lance
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template Build – Bi-weave: https://eddp.co/u/NjNYE5ut  
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 1x Huge Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker
  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 2x Medium Railgun – Long Range g1 Super Penetrator + Feedback Cascade
  • 2 Utility slots: Booster, Chaff or Heatsink. Same mods as the ones already on there.

 
Template Build – Prismatics: https://eddp.co/u/zznVYH8p  
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 1x Huge Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker
  • 4x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 2x Autoloader + Emissive + Corrosive
  • Utility slot: Booster (Heavy Duty or Resis Aug.), or Chaff (Increased Ammo g3).

 
Note: It’s also possible to go with a g5 Thermal Resistance 2D HRP, your preference! (for both builds)
 
Imperial Clipper
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/XK6jlKR5  
You can also go with a 5D HRP (g5 Heavy Duty) in place of the 7C Bi-weave, and dropping the boosters for Chaff and Point Defence.
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Large Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 Incendiary + Corrosive
  • 1x Medium Multi-cannon – Efficient g5 Emissive
  • 1x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 Autoloader
  • Utility slots: Booster (Resis Aug g5), Chaff (Increased Ammo g3) or Point Defence.
  • (It’s also possible to go with a SCB, join the discord and ask for advice if you want some help with that!)

 
Imperial Courier
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/hWhq9HoM 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 2x Target Lock Breaker
  • 1x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Lightweight g5 Dispersal
  • Utility slot: Heatsink, Chaff, or Point defense (all Lightweight g5)
  • (Other hull slots are left empty intentionally. You wanna be as light as possible, speed is everything.)
  • (this is a hit-and-run build, ask our instructors for a more tanky build if you prefer that)

 
Imperial Cutter
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/XueKcT8B 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 1x Huge Multi-cannon – Rapid Fire g5 Corrosive
  • 2x Large Adv Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 2x Medium Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 2x Autoloader
  • 1x Medium Multi-cannon – Efficient g5 Emissive
  • 1x Medium Railgun – Long Range g1 Feedback Cascade
  • (This is quite a specific build, please join the discord so we can give some personalized advice based on what you find important in the ship you want to fly!)

 
Python
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/LkYmt4aW 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 3x Large Multi-cannon – Overcharged g5 2x Autoloader + 1x Corrosive
  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • Utility: A-rated booster Resistance Augmented g5 (strongly recommended), chaff, or heatsink (both Ammo Increased g3).

 
Viper Mk.3
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/rWBl7cjv 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Medium Plasma Accelerator – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 2x Small Railgun – Long Range g1 Feedback Cascade + Super Penetrator
  • Utility slot: Point Defense, Chaff or (E-rated Resistance Augmented g5) Shield booster. Chaff/PointDef Lightweight g5.
  • (this is a hit-and-run build, ask our instructors for a more tanky build if you prefer that)

 
Vulture
Join the GCI Discord Server for outfitting help and advice!
 
Template build: https://eddp.co/u/F5qVTfJT 
 
Suggested modules for empty slots:

  • 2x Plasma Accelerator (Adv. PA works great too) – Efficient g5 Target Lock Breaker + Dispersal
  • 2 Utility slots: Booster, Chaff, or Point Defence. Same mods as already on there.
  • (It’s also possible to go with a SCB, join the discord and ask for advice if you want some help with that!)

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