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Hathwaythere

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Heron Carrier
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:57:30 AM »

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for Heron load outs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Schwartz

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Re: Heron Carrier
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 07:19:12 AM »

I always end up with long range loadouts for these bad boys, since they're fast but a little weak. Tac Lasers all around, two Burst PD in the opposing side mounts - not in the back. Hypervelocity Driver in the medium slot.

As for fighters, that's up to you really. Broadswords and a Khopesh make for a nice economical mix. Daggers if you can afford 'em. Sparks if you got 'em.
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Hathwaythere

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Re: Heron Carrier
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 08:55:35 AM »

Alright, thank you!
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Serenitis

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Re: Heron Carrier
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 10:25:39 AM »

I always preferred to put bombers in the Heron because it's special system boosts damage output.
3x Any bomber
2x Bomber + 1x Broadsword is also good
1x Pilum
2x Tac Laser on forward mounts
4x PD Laser on side and rear mounts

I try to avoid putting guns in the medium slot as Heron as I don't think it can really afford the flux to use them without giving up a ton of OP for vents.

Whenever possible I try to fill my Herons with Flash bombers.
Infinite walls of proximity charges are amusingly effective.
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intrinsic_parity

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Re: Heron Carrier
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 11:33:14 AM »

I sometimes put flak in the universal and tac lasers in front. I also do gravitons of hyper velocity drivers if I have spare OP. The ship is really not going to be doing much with its weapon compliment so try to keep it minimal and safe (low flux cost with a focus on PD and range). I like to put bombers on ships with more hangers since they get a lot stronger when they are coordinated together, but putting interceptors on the ships is also fine. Just don't mix bombers and interceptors as that will make them weaker individually. Longbow + torpedos (dagger/trident/cobra) is my goto in vanilla. I think broadswords can do decently instead of longbows though.
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goduranus

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Re: Heron Carrier
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 07:27:23 PM »

After reading through the other fighter threads, I think Annihilator rocket pod is worth trying out. launch the rockets and use the Heron ability right after you send bombers on their run, so that the rockets absorb the PD for your bombers.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 07:31:20 PM by goduranus »
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