The Hulk Exhumer

So many distractions.

I am parked in Hi Sec, having moved my 0.0 loot out of low sec safely. I am getting ready to ship it in an Orca over to my Trading Alt.

Oh yeah, look at all those mining vessels. I speculatively picked up a small fleet of them when their rebalancing was first announced. Glancing at the Jita prices, I should make a decent profit there. I’ll move those to my Trading Alt as well.

Before I move them though – I better rejig my mining fits to see if I want to keep any of them for myself.

I start on my Hulk fits. I need four of them – one each for Ore and Ice max tank, and Ore and Ice max yield. I am also inherently lazy and don’t always like swapping crystals, so I have to duplicate the Ore fits for both T1 and T2 strip miners. Six fits now.

Given Hulks are usually over 200M, I usually faction fit their tank. Before you get your nickers in a knot, I use selective and cheap modules that allow me to squeeze in the fits I want. I’ve got Dominion Shield Amplifiers on most of my mining barges. I check their current price in Jita. Crap – about 3 times more than when I last checked. Probably don’t want to fit those then. More research and I settle on Dread Guristas Amplifiers.

So I go through the process of updating my old fits, playing with using the Processor Overclocking rig for more CPU, and varying the passive, active and buffer mods and rigs trying to get the maximum buffer. I am also trying to make the fits as interchangeable as possible – so the max yield and max tank should use the same rigs for example, and be useable on all of my alts.

Into my second night of working on this, I have visited Jita and Amarr for several hundred mil ISK worth of modules to cover the barges on all my toons. My Corp has rules about how much you are meant to haul. Let’s just say my Cargo Exequror was exceeding this by several magnitudes. I didn’t just undock from Jita with the full hold however, I ran it out in several small lots to another station, grouped it up, and then headed off. Not sure people outside of the game would understand how hauling stuff can actually get the pulse up.

It’s been a harder slog than first thought. Here’s my current EFT thoughts. Some of the fits are close on fitting, which can mean at times they won’t work in game. Will need to test that out… The faction modules are 5 to 15M each, so basically the fits are relatively cheap.

Max Yield Ore Hulk

 

[Hulk, Max Yield Ore]
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II

‘Dactyl’ Type-E Asteroid Analyzer
Caldari Navy Small Shield Extender
Dread Guristas EM Ward Amplifier
Dread Guristas Thermic Dissipation Amplifier

Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II
Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II
Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II

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

 

Max Tank Ore Hulk

 

[Hulk, Max Tank Ore]
Damage Control II
Mining Laser Upgrade II

Survey Scanner II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Dread Guristas Thermic Dissipation Amplifier
Dread Guristas EM Ward Amplifier

Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II
Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II
Modulated Strip Miner II, Veldspar Mining Crystal II

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

 

The T1 versions are fit the same, aside the miners.  The basic Ore summary:

Hulk T1 Strip – Tanked – 1185 m3/min, 23.8K EHP
Hulk T1 Strip – Yield – 1291 m3/min, 15.7K EHP
Hulk T2 Strip – Tanked – 1382 m3/min, 23.8K EHP
Hulk T2 Strip – Yield – 1506 m3/min, 15.7K EHP

* Based on current skills, no drones, no boosts.

 

On to the Ice variations.

Max Yield Ice Hulk

 

[Hulk, Max Yield Ice]
Ice Harvester Upgrade II
Ice Harvester Upgrade II

‘Dactyl’ Type-E Asteroid Analyzer
Upgraded EM Ward Amplifier I
Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Small Shield Extender II

Ice Harvester II
Ice Harvester II
Ice Harvester II

Medium Ice Harvester Accelerator I
Medium Processor Overclocking Unit I

 

Max Tank Ice Hulk

 

[Hulk, Max Tank Ice]
Damage Control II
Ice Harvester Upgrade II

‘Dactyl’ Type-E Asteroid Analyzer
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Caldari Navy Small Shield Extender

Ice Harvester II
Ice Harvester II
Ice Harvester II

Medium Ice Harvester Accelerator I
Medium Processor Overclocking Unit I

 

The basic Ice summary

Hulk – Tanked – 714 m3/min, 22.6K EHP
Hulk – Yield – 784 m3/min, 14.6K EHP

* Based on current skills, no drones, no boosts.

 

Reasonably happy with the fits so far, although I guess that might change if I get any feedback.  Will post the other fits in the coming days.  Be interesting to see what sweet spots are shown between the various hulls and benefits.  My loot self offs will have to wait…

3 thoughts on “The Hulk Exhumer

    • Gives you something to do while mining Ice…

      Basically I could find nothing else that would fit. Unless I missed something obvious, it was either one of those, or a meta Cap Recharger, or a Sensor Booster with a slightly lower tank. None were needed. I had tried variations of dropping the Adaptive Invul and analyzer for an EM Ward Amplifier and Upgraded Themic Dissipation Amp, but it dropped the EHP.

  1. I can get slightly higher EHP (23.1) for max tanked if I use a Zainou ‘Gypsy’ Electronics EE-603 implant as it then enables me to fill that mid slot with a shield mod (Limited EM, 2 x Limited Adaptive and a small shield extender T2). As the implant costs about 18 mill ISK in Jita, its probably not worth it!

    Your fit looks pretty good.

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