Missile Defense

How good are speed tanking and defender missiles when trying to avoid damage from incoming ordinance? The PROMI team takes a scientific look at this problem by shooting missiles and torpedoes at each other. Stop by the PROMI forums at promi.evehub.com to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Video Rating: 4 / 5

I made this video for an alliance member, to teach him how to use his tech 1 frigate to scan down sites for his corp to run. In this video I use a heron using 2x rigs for scanning, and a tech 1 expanded probe launcher. I checked this wormhole, it’s an X702 (c3) with a probable low-sec static — not many anomalies but it did have a small tower in it with like 6 guns for defense and 1 shield hardener on it.. so if anyone cares to blow it up, tash-murkon prime is where you’re fleet should go ;)

32 Responses to “Missile Defense”

  • powersniper115 says:

    I want to know. How many missles you fired, or at least the fire rate from your defender missles and the rate of fire from the battlecruiser.

  • ricaldrich says:

    why the stupid ass music

  • flounder2760 says:

    well let me put it this way for you atom. i fly dramiels which is the fastest frig in game. i engaged a small group consisting of a battlecruiser(drake) cruiser (caracal) and a frigate(merlin)
    the cruiser and battlecruiser were using missiles the frigate was not it was using blasters or rails i cant remember prolly blasters. i killed the caracal annoyed the bc and had to gtfo because of the frigate. missiles just dont work on frigates using a dualprop system

  • flounder2760 says:

    well let me put it this way for you atom. i fly dramiels which is the fastest frig in game. i engaged a small group consisting of a battlecruiser(drake) cruiser (caracal) and a frigate(merlin)
    the cruiser and battlecruiser were using missiles the frigate was not it was using blasters or rails i cant remember prolly blasters. i killed the caracal annoyed the bc and had to gtfo because of the frigate. missiles just dont work on frigates using a dual prop system

  • Generaltyler1 says:

    try using for other ships instead of a frigate.

  • Paul Saunders says:

    By the looks of it better to use F.O.F at that rate as long as you have no drones. thats my thought fly safe everyone. 0/

  • TheReaverOfDarkness says:

    I think if CCP makes it so defenders can hit missiles aimed at friendly targets, and if they make a larger size defender for cruise and siege launchers that does 4x damage, people would use defenders. They wouldn’t be overpowered, but they could certainly be strategically important.

  • IIKiboshII says:

    I bet people were bitching about no missle counters when the game was in beta or upon release, so CCP decided to make the defenders. As a big fuck you. How dare we question the superiority of the Caldari that the great CCP loves so much?!?!

  • negativechriss says:

    <3 the yoshi sound in the end :D

  • R4Akai says:

    lol ccp…

  • whydid666 says:

    I remember watching the CPP eve fest and the players asked on the defender missiles they are utterly useless may as well launch missiles more use, i hope they improve them

  • darkotaku32 says:

    I’m dubious about using defender missiles in PvP situations, however, testing them against NPC missiles I’ve found with a good amount of missile skills, defenders shoot down almost every missile directed at you, and more importantly , your fleet.

  • brunzmeflugen says:

    i guess mario plays eve online lol

  • Edgecrusherdk says:

    defender missiles only go for missiles comming at you not at your fleet members

  • Rageos says:

    I think they changed that recently, well I heard. You’re probably right.

  • Rageos says:

    One ship with six defenders on it and some e-war would be pretty cool addition to a fleet.

  • R4Akai says:

    cool video + nice musik :P

  • uesch says:

    get a SNES and play some good games, m8 :P

    (answer @wsewsw)

  • uesch says:

    hm.. afaik your defenders are shooting missiles on their way to YOU only, not to your gangmebers, so as long as this anti missile ship isnt getting shot by a single missile ship, it would be useless, correct me if i am wrong

  • DioxCarmine says:

    Ya its some kind of mario cart mix,which is cool, lol freaking awesome there. Well for defender missles seems on the placement and well being of useage. If your doing a operation and you only have about 3 or 4 people total then yah i would say kind of be a waste.However in a larger op have someone fit a drake/or something filled with defender missles I would have to say your saving your fleet guys alot of damage assuming if the enemy is using missles,etc

  • Apollad2 says:

    Defender Missiles are pritty much useless for Frigates yes, but with a ship that can fit many missile launchers, they are an option, Another option i just realised are Rocket Launchers, they fire fast, from 30km away, in the time it takes the missiles to reach you, about 4 volleys of defender missiles will be launched, not to shabby huh? Remember, Defenders move at 7500m/s and fly for 10 seconds at base skills, or 75km, Equip 4 Rocket Launchers and re-do this

  • ARM02 says:

    Smartbombs ftw?

  • vdub2002 says:

    honestly, sounds like mario go kart music from snes i <3 that game!

  • Lorbies112 says:

    salminen is lollero

  • Vi3chi says:

    gosh the music sux

  • rhugga says:

    Serious if you get offended by the word “gay” or any collections of symbols in any random order you have serious confidence issues. When did people become such wussies and cry baby’s.. OMG you called my gay.. I’m gonna cry. GROW UP.

  • jlozoya6 says:

    I meant shift.

  • jlozoya6 says:

    Press and hold shilt……….THAK YOU!
    

  • stephensonmark says:

    How do u change all the sizes at the same time?

  • camiji says:

    no the argument is still valid. You using the insult of the word gay has 2 meanings, cheerful or homosexual. so which one is it? You claim that this is an insult, But I see it as someone who has the incompetence to be creative and create a genuine insult. But either way lets clear this up. I’m gonna say your really find this video cheerful as its such a great tutorial. Oh, and i’m sure this guy get laid plenty.

  • camiji says:

    gay huh, I had no idea that a video can be gay. Does this video meet up with another video that’s stored on you-tubes servers and have gay sex? Were would they meet? CPU? memory? Hard drive? I’m gonna guess the hard drive.. What gay video doesn’t like something that’s Hard.. How exactly would they have intercourse? Oh and don’t forget life is all about getting laid, Don’t do anything unless it gets you laid. don’t poop. you wont get laid. Don’t enjoy anything in life, cause you wont get laid..

  • TehClay1 says:

    Hey nice vid. It made my life a lot easier with scanning! Great job.

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