Kikimora – PVE Thoughts

Last year I looked at what sort of PVE hull the Triglavian T1 Frigate Damavik made.

https://evehermit.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/damavik-pve-thoughts/

It was a fun zerging ship, but overly expensive to buy and operate, and very lightly tanked.

This time I am reviewing the Triglavian T1 Destroyer Kikimora, to see what sort of PVE hull it makes.

The fit is pretty much the same as the Damavik, but it has a 2-3-4 slot layout instead of the Frigate’s 3-3-3. This means it dropped the Core Probe Launcher (making it a little less flexible) but picked up an Armor resistance module (making it a little tougher).

[Kikimora, PVE Play]

Damage Control II
Coreli A-Type Small Armor Repairer
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Entropic Radiation Sink II

1MN Afterburner II
Sensor Booster II
Small Cap Battery II

Light Entropic Disintegrator II, Occult S
Salvager II

Small Capacitor Control Circuit II
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump I

It is very much like the Damavik – except the EHP is better (7.0K vs 3.4K), the DPS is higher (675 vs 434), and it is a little slower (947 vs 1,201ms). It is also around the same price as I have it fitted, currently ~200M ISK.

It really zerged High Sec Combat Anomalies and Level 2 missions – and did so more comfortably and a bit faster than the Damavik. The Disintegrator had no issues with tracking, and it was nice not having to use Drones to get its full DPS. The spool time also mattered less as its base damage was enough to one shot more rats.

It is also a nice looking ship.

Overall it was an even more plausible PVE ship than the Damavik, and very quick to go through appropriate content. I would keep it over the Damavik. However – I can’t go past the cost. It is an expensive loss to an easy suicide gank, and the bounty revenue is mostly swallowed up by the ammo cost. It is really a tool for low level PVE content zerging.

3 thoughts on “Kikimora – PVE Thoughts

  1. I’ll be sticking to my Confessor and Jackdaw for now. For me the Confessor truly is the king of fast hisec escalation farming, and if I happen to run across a 4/10 on my travels it’s not going to be competitive but it can complete them relatively easily and safely.

    • I’ve been using the Kikmora on my main pilot for High Sec combat Anomalies and low level missions during this kill for skills event, and Confessors on two of my other pilots. The Kikmora is coming out as my new favourite ship for this use, and is noticeably faster than the Confessor. If I am roaming and scanning however I would swap back to the Confessor. I am noticing a lot of Kikmora’s in sites, so I’m not the only one switching.

      • Truth be told I’ve not even injected the Trig skills so I have no real frame of reference. Plus I would miss the launcher, but I’ll undoubtedly get around to giving it a go.

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