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WTM Minimum - Maelstrom - Alpha skill guide

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I made a character with the intention of getting him ready for warp to me, but I also wanted him to useful in lower-level pve before then. I took Xoceac's guide from the guide section, fixed some errors, made it alpha friendly, and put it in order of usefulness. Basically, it gets you ready to run missions in the thrasher destroyer asap, then makes you decent at general ship skills, then decent at flying the hurricane battlecrusier, and then able to fly the minimum maelstrom.

If you remap to max perception, put the rest in int, and get level 3 implants, it takes:
1 day to be able to fit the thrasher and do missions with it
10 days to be able to fly the thrasher well
26 days to be able to fit a hurricane with medium drones
33 to use the drones well.
53 days to be able to fly a maelstrom min fit with warp to me as an alpha. Halve those durations if your account is omega.

Skill changes from Xoceac's guide:

- Controlled Bursts because artillery don't use capacitor.
- Light drone operation. I don't see the point.
+ Heavy Drone Operation III. Needed for minimum Maelstrom fit.
+ Medium Drone Operation III. May as well make your battlecruiser able to use drones, and it doesn't take that long to train it to level 3.
- Advanced Drone Avionics. Alphas can't use this skill.
- Electronic Warfare. Alphas can't use ECM drones.
- Energy Grid Upgrades III. You only need 2 to fit the starter Maelstrom.

 

Minmatar Frigate I
Minmatar Frigate II
Minmatar Frigate III
Minmatar Destroyer I
Minmatar Destroyer II
Minmatar Destroyer III
Shield Upgrades II
Shield Upgrades III
Small Projectile Turret II
Small Projectile Turret III
Warp Drive Operation II
Shield Operation I
Shield Operation II
Sharpshooter III
Rapid Firing III
Motion Prediction III
Shield Operation III
Navigation IV
Shield Operation IV
Rapid Firing IV
Sharpshooter IV
Motion Prediction IV
Evasive Maneuvering II
Evasive Maneuvering III
Evasive Maneuvering IV
Acceleration Control I
Acceleration Control II
Acceleration Control III
Warp Drive Operation III
Mechanics IV
Hull Upgrades IV
Trajectory Analysis II
Trajectory Analysis III
Trajectory Analysis IV
Warp Drive Operation IV
Weapon Upgrades III
Weapon Upgrades IV
Tactical Shield Manipulation II
Tactical Shield Manipulation III
Tactical Shield Manipulation IV
Minmatar Cruiser I
Minmatar Cruiser II
Energy Grid Upgrades II
Minmatar Cruiser III
Medium Projectile Turret I
Medium Projectile Turret II
Medium Projectile Turret III
Drone Avionics II
Drones II
Drone Avionics III
Drones III
Medium Drone Operation I
Drone Avionics IV
Medium Drone Operation II
Medium Drone Operation III
Drones IV
Drones V
Drone Navigation I
Drone Durability I
Drone Navigation II
Drone Durability II
Drone Navigation III
Drone Durability III
Drone Navigation IV
Drone Sharpshooting I
Drone Interfacing I
Drone Sharpshooting II
Drone Interfacing II
Drone Sharpshooting III
Drone Interfacing III
Drone Sharpshooting IV
Capacitor Systems Operation IV
Capacitor Management IV
High Speed Maneuvering II
High Speed Maneuvering III
High Speed Maneuvering IV
Shield Upgrades IV
Minmatar Battlecruiser I
Minmatar Battlecruiser II
Minmatar Battlecruiser III
Gunnery V
Large Projectile Turret I
Large Projectile Turret II
Large Projectile Turret III
Spaceship Command IV
Minmatar Battleship I
Minmatar Battleship II
Minmatar Battleship III
Heavy Drone Operation I
Heavy Drone Operation II
Heavy Drone Operation III
EM Shield Compensation I
EM Shield Compensation II
EM Shield Compensation III
EM Shield Compensation IV


Here are the fits I was aiming for:

[Thrasher, PVE]

Counterbalanced Compact Gyrostabilizer
Counterbalanced Compact Gyrostabilizer

Medium Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
1MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I

250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
250mm Light 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium S
[Empty High slot]

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
[Hurricane, pve]

Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay
Type-D Restrained Shield Power Relay

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Large Azeotropic Restrained Shield Extender
Thermal Dissipation Field II
Kinetic Deflection Field II

650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
650mm Medium 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium M
[Empty High slot]

Medium Core Defense Field Purger I
Medium Core Defense Field Purger I
Medium Core Defense Field Purger I


Hammerhead I x4
[Maelstrom, Warp to Me PVE entry/alpha]

Damage Control II
Mark I Compact Reactor Control Unit
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Tracking Computer II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Large Shield Extender II
Pithum B-Type EM Ward Amplifier
500MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive

1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L
1400mm 'Scout' Artillery I, Depleted Uranium L

Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Large Core Defense Field Extender I
Large Core Defense Field Extender I


Federation Navy Ogre x4


(This is different from the official entry/alpha maelstorm. The official one uses a type II reactor control, but there's no benefit to running it over the cheaper meta one)
 

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