The Talos

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The Talos is the new Tier 3 Battlecruiser for the Gallente line of ships. As such, the prerequisite is to have Battlecruiser trained to III.

In comparison to the Oracle, this ship has more CPU but less Powergrid which is due to the lower powergrid demands of the Hybrid weapons so that is to be expected.

The Talos can carry a flight of light scout drones or a single Sentry Drone. It doesn’t have more room then that in the drone bay, so another options could be a few logi or ewar drones as a special surprise.

Do note though, that the damage output has likely been balanced out to consider drone damage or simply due to the nature of blaster damage, so consider a SW-900 to help pin down targets that is out of your immediate web range. It is really slow, but can help you maximize your damage when using blasters. Alternatively, consider the new webbing drones.

Tanking the Talos
Gallente is traditionally armor tanked as with the Amarr, or in some cases simply suitcase tanked (to take advantage of the slightly higher structure base HP value) – but the Talos only has 5 low slots, which means that signature tanking isn’t given the same invitation as with the Oracle when you consider that 3 gank modules just feels great.

For all intents and purposes though, you’ll want to consider your options here because the Talos in comparison to the Oracle has less armor but more structure HP’s and slightly better shields. With 3 gank modules, you’ll have room for a Bulkhead and a Damage Control which in combination will increase your EHP’s to the point that its well worth it.

Before that is done though, bear in mind that the Talos has an even higher base speed, which means that with 2 nano’s and a MWD, you’ll be breaking into the +1500m/sec and with an extra overdrive, its past 2200m/sec with extra bloom on the signature (which has a base of 200, so a 10% increase in comparison to the Oracle).

That was why I mentioned that a webbing drone may in some cases be handy, and bear in mind that new webbing drones are to be released soon.

As with any nano ship, stay aware of ships that can break your tank, like Recons and Minmatar ships that traditionally has the midslots to fit a web/scram. Even if they are different, the new BC’ers are intended to fly fast and hit hard!

Traits and Role Bonus

The bonus to Large Hybrid Turret damage and tracking would indicate that outside of being a range specialist the gallente comparison is the Megathron. When comparing to the other Gallente BC’ers, it quickly becomes apparent that this does indeed fill a gap. The Gallente BC alternatives are brawler reppers. A medium hybrid turret weapon platform and a drone carrier. One with a history of being awesome in both PVP and PVE for their great surviveability and versatility.

It doesn’t take a lot to figure out that its not there to compete with the Myrmidon, but rather fill a new role that haven’t really been tailormade before; Suicide Ganking.

Its about the same price as a Brutix, but with the damage output of a Megathron, which means that it can do

Overall Assesment
Apart from being an alternative gank boat to the Mega/Brutix, there is little use for this boat. But on the other hand, its a good alternative and can be well worth the effort of getting into one. In comparison to the other BC’ers, it seems a bit inferior allthough the recent hybrid rebalancing has somewhat ammended the poor Gallente in that department. The blaster version works extremely well, and the rail version is not all that bad either thanks to the recent tweaks. The great thing about the Talos is the ability to bring the DPS of a Megathron into a C1-C2 WH, which opens up more versatility and hostility towards residents of lowerclass WH’s – for that its an excellent choice.

 

Sample Fit (using Pyfa)

[Talos, Talos fit]

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L

Large Shield Extender II
Invulnerability Field II
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon Microwarpdrive

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Damage Control II
Shield Power Relay II

Medium Hybrid Burst Aerator II
Medium Algid Hybrid Administrations Unit II
[Empty Rig slot]

PVP Fits (external sources)

[Talos, RETURN OF DA GAYLENTE]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Null L

Hobgoblin II x5

Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Hybrid Burst Aerator II
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

[Talos, TITAN DROPPING]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Stasis Webifier II

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Hybrid Burst Aerator II
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

Hobgoblin II x5

[Talos, Thorax]

Damage Control II
Medium Armor Repairer II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Small Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 400
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II

Ion Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Electron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Electron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Electron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Electron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Anti-Explosive Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Hybrid Burst Aerator II

Hobgoblin II x5

[Talos, Talos fit]

Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Void S
Small Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
10MN Afterburner II

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II

Medium Hybrid Collision Accelerator I
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I

Hobgoblin II x5

[Talos, Aka Brutix]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L

Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

Hornet EC-300 x5

[Talos, 425 Skirmisher]

Co-Processor II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Tracking Computer II, Tracking Speed

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Hybrid Locus Coordinator I
Medium Hybrid Locus Coordinator I
Medium Hybrid Locus Coordinator I

Warrior II x5

[Talos, Talos fit]

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

F-90 Positional Sensor Subroutines, Scan Resolution
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon Microwarpdrive
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
F-aQ Phase Code Tracking Subroutines
F-aQ Phase Code Tracking Subroutines
Damage Control II

Medium Hybrid Burst Aerator I
Medium Hybrid Collision Accelerator I
[Empty Rig slot]

[Talos, rails]

F85 Peripheral Damage System I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Local Hull Conversion Inertial Stabilizers I

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Phased Weapon Navigation Array Generation Extron
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Hybrid Metastasis Adjuster I
Medium Hybrid Metastasis Adjuster I
Medium Algid Hybrid Administrations Unit I

Warrior II x5

[Talos, rails]

F85 Peripheral Damage System I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Hybrid Collision Accelerator I
Medium Algid Hybrid Administrations Unit I
Medium Algid Hybrid Administrations Unit I

Warrior II x5

[Talos, blasterz]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
800mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
800mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II

10MN MicroWarpdrive II
Medium Capacitor Booster II, Cap Booster 400
Prototype ECCM I Magnetometric Sensor Cluster
Faint Warp Disruptor I

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Antimatter Charge L

Medium Ancillary Current Router I

Hobgoblin II x5

[Talos, 80-110km]

Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Tracking Enhancer II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
F-90 Positional Sensor Subroutines, Targeting Range

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge L

Medium Hybrid Collision Accelerator I
Medium Hybrid Locus Coordinator I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

[Talos, 425mm]

Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer IIY-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Sensor Booster II
Tracking Computer II

425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
425mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Algid Hybrid Administrations Unit I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

[Talos, Neutron Shield]

Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Warp Scrambler II

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

[Talos, Neutron Armor]

Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates IY-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge L

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

[Talos, Neutron Shield Paper Gank]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
Warp Scrambler II

Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Neutron Blaster Cannon II, Void L

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

Hobgoblin II x5

 

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