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The Stratios model was recently finished and skinned on The Singularity server and a youtube video has been made detailing the beauty of this ship.

The Stratios Cruiser is one of the new Sisters of Eve ships that has sparked much dispute in the New eden community, for a good reason, currently the ship has the following stats:

Role Bonus: 50% bonus to Medium Energy Turret optimal range
Role Bonus: 37.5% increase Scan Prob Strength
Role Bonus: +10 Virus strength for Relic and Data Analyzers

Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking devices

Amarr Cruiser Bonus: 4% bonus to Armor Resists

Gallente Cruiser Bonus: 10% bonus to Drone hitpoints and damage

Slot layout: 5H, 5M, 5L; 4 turrets, 0 launchers
Fittings: 920 PWG, 400 CPU
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 1950 / 2400 / 2450
Capacitor (amount) : 1700
Mobility (max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 182 / .47 / 9350000 / 6.09s
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 125 / 500
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 55km / 275 / 7
Sensor strength: 20
Signature radius: 150
Cargo Capacity: 550

Many people are concerned that this ship has the drone capabilities of a battleship, the sig radius of a cruiser, the align time of a frigate and it can fit a covert ops cloak (allowing it to warp while cloaked) some people have called this ship “absurd”.

CCP have stated that they have designed this ship for exploration but with a possible setup like this one there are fears this ship could become a gate campers’ dream come true. Many players have compared the Stratios cruiser to that of a cloaky Proteus, but unlike the Proteus this cruiser will not lose the pilot precious skill points on death and most likely will be alot cheaper then a fully fitted t3 cruiser making it potentially the new choice for Wormhole gangs.

Many players have called for CCP to re-balance the ship due to their opinions of it being overpowered, so what about your thought? is the ship overpowered in your opinion? why? or would this perhaps create a new dynamic for small gang pvp?

  • New Toys R Fun

    Leave it the way it is and sit back to watch everyone freak out while the Docs are all changed to it, then laugh when CCP says we didn’t realize that we are dumb.

    P.S. That ship looks NICE!

  • Dave from FA

    This is just a PvE ship for noobs. Some people like BL or maybe even goons will try and PvP with them but really they are just going to embarrass themselves.

    • lolster

      FA… lol

    • BS

      Real FA, zero imagination. This ship is PvP as fuck

      • Real FA

        BS This is a noob ship, read your corp mail if you are “Real FA”.

  • The Observer

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m looking forward to BLOPS bridging this mofo onto everyone and everything.

    • Chris

      Dear god I hope not. That would be broken as fuck.

      • The Observer

        cov ops cloak, so can be bridged. less expensive than a BLOPs battleship, but can still field 5 Ogre II’s. I’d like to call it OP, but I really want to do it.

        • NoirWolf

          Problem is it has a similar tank to a regular cov ops combat cruiser so if anything with actual punch shows up it will fold fast.

          • The Observer

            That is exactly how NOT to black ops drop someone. If you’re there longer than 30-60 seconds, you’re doing it wrong.

  • Joffy Aulx-Gao

    Drone bandwidth is reduced to 100 and drone bay is reduced to 400.

    • NoirWolf

      Won’t make your e-peen grow back <3.

  • theronth

    This fit is p shit btw.

  • guess

    lets see where to start with the above fit….

    1 SLOW AS FUCK with the ab
    2 EXTREMELY FUCKING limited range on the guns especialy when running AM or void (not to mention tracking penalty for void)
    that fit vs proteus is going to get ripped to shreads, proteus running MWD, capable of staying out of scram and webbing range of above fit, out ranges and damages above fit with same weapons and while it might not gen carry heavy drones one of the frequent fitted offensive subs allows you to use medium drones as well so over all this will NOT come even close to a proteus and to put it bluntly to the ones QQing about it being “a cheaper version of a proteus” STFU whining already.

    • Burt

      So I guess you missed the Role Bonus — 50% Optimal Range to medium ENERGY Turrets. so why are you trying the use Hybreds…

      Come on man read a little and skill up.

    • ffs

      “2 EXTREMELY FUCKING limited range on the guns especialy when running AM or void (not to mention tracking penalty for void)”

      well maybe you should try to use the “ENERGY” turrets that the ship has a range bonus for. honestly how hard is it to read.

      • Gay Llentes

        he does not need to read. he’s gayllente.

    • Spite

      Guys, you’re telling him to learn how to read, when he clearly states he is looking at the fit posted in the OP.
      Maybe you should take a leaf out of your own book.

    • stop posting

      pointing at a fit with the wrong guns on a ship with energy range bonus and then complaining about range makes you look like an ass hat.

  • Really?

    Not commenting on the stats here as there is already enough drama about it. But am i the only one thinking that the texturing of this model looks extremely bland? A little bit more accentuation would have been nice. This just looks like they dunked the ship into a bucked of dirty white paint.
    What the fuck is wrong with the Art Department these days?

    • Dumbledore

      The paint job looks like from Star Wars rebel blockade runner.

      • hodor

        oh man…now ur commenting on every eve related site besides eve-kill?? how about getting a life loool

        • Lucy

          oh… hes on eve-kill too. In fact he did comment there just last night :p

          • Raccoon

            he’s orig. from kugutsumen, also tmc, and evekill and here a lot… how did you nt see him before? Somebdy told me he is legion guy.

  • Dirty Rotten Sneaky Bastard

    I’m reserving judgement until I can put up a fleet of these and go roaming on Tranquility. But it does look promising, although you need lessons in fitting.

    • Yes Sir

      Holy crap that fit is awful. but whats worse the idiot who fit it, or the idiots that are using that fit to reference their problems with the ship?

      • Nijam

        The Answer is: “the idiot who fit it”.
        There you go, glad i could help.

  • reality

    let us try it out first before they nerf it ok?

  • Random Miner

    any word on how many LP’s it’s gonna cost? ‘cus if it’s insanely expensive then it’ll probably be used just as often as any other over powered faction ship, and probably end up in failmails like them too

    • Raccoon

      Dont know but i know pl will lose the first

  • Dumbledore

    I want the SoE ship models to include this: http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/0b/BLOC01AB.jpg

    The paint job is right already; just the model is missing.

    • Squinty McBlindy

      SOE Battlecruiser!

      • Pointy hatted wizard

        SOE Rebel Blockade Runner carrying SOE Princess Leia and two robots!

  • Grammar police

    Dear dipshit,

    “A” is not a word.

    Kind regards,

    • UD

      Yes it is.

      • ABC

        It’s an indefinite article. doofus.

        • UD

          Yes, very clever. I am well aware of that.

          It’s still a word.

  • BS

    LOL at the fit in article. Those blasters >.>

  • Carlona_Dry

    Looks like a paramedic wagoon to me. Lollazors too.

    • Raccoon

      Lol exactly

  • Atogrim

    Yaaaay another “zomfg its overpowered and broken” shitstorm?
    What about trying it b4r we rage?

  • Ban

    So its a cheaper faster aligning dedicated cloaky cruiser with a scan probe bonus? Oh gee, I wonder how this will be used in nullsec? OH. Well there goes the nullsec mining neighbourhood. They keep meaning to make mining viable in nullsec, to get more people out there and thereby creating more content. And yet this along with the interceptor buff (which is undoubtedly great but at the same time rather harsh on people who fly bricks) will probably roll back any headway made by Odyssey and once again make nullsec utter and absolute hell for miners. Hurrah.

    • Provi Miner

      The interceptor is going to die in hoards. Warrior 2’s will kill them bubbles will stop help from arriving but allow your help to land on field. Not worried about the ceptors. and this ship um it has a decloak drawback. Which either means you can get safe or you can kill it before it can do real harm. As for mining in null? If the job needs to be done it will.

      • Ban

        Check your info again mate, the new interceptors are going to be nullified, bubbles will not stop them. Im worried about 3-4 of those running ahead of small gangs locking down miners before they can react. How fast can they get from gate to icebelt/anom? Is it faster than you can get your hulk out? Will we need to start using stabs on our exhumers?

        About the cloaky cruiser, what drawback would that be? Cloaky T3s are allready used to afk camp systems days at a time. This new cruiser will be cheaper and faster equals less risk for the camper, as if they didnt cause enough damage for tiny risk to themselves allready? They dont have nullifiers I suppose, thats a small help, you can allways hope they land in a gatecamp somewhere before they become a problem.

        • Nullsec Deep Space Miner

          If you are mining with a hulk and cannot get it out in time then perhaps you should try a different exhumer … like say … a skiff. True you do not get the slight boost to your mining amount, but it warps away MUCH quicker than a hulk does. It is always a tradeoff in efficiency vs usefulness. I can get away from frequent neutral roamers who know which Anom i am in and fly straight to me out of the gate. In nullsec, pay attention to local or die … it really is that simple. As an industrialist, if you seem to keep losing your ships, you are doing it wrong; try more pvp to get some combat experience or move back to empire.

        • Provi Miner

          Sorry, I do appologize for not be clear. The ceptor will come right through the bubble where you can kill it, while its fleet mates are stuck slow boating while you kill the ceptor. As for mining bah if you are not aligned and docking the moment a red hits system, thats your problem. and no two or three ceptors are going to kill a mining ship, or if it does then the miner deserves to die.

    • The Observer

      Also looking forward to my Taranis gangs going to every ice belt in a region in about an hour. 250 dps and nullified? good lord. ice miners beware.

    • Ricardo Gonzalez

      Oh im sorry to hear concord doesn’t exist in nullsec.

  • zee azzar

    Beautiful ship. Bravo EVE for being a bit bold. I want to see more.

  • Thebestthereis

    Nice to see CCP doing some proper ship designs. The shit-tier lopsided turd boxes like the raven need to go.

  • Boris

    No its not over powered let it hit TQ in the form it is. Get me a bridging blops, a fuel truck, a fleet of them and a baiting cyno and lets have some fucking fun!

  • Gf

    They fucked everything else up lets let them not break their track record

  • Kitty Cat

    Nice ship, cloaky afk campers must be in heaven.
    Sometimes i think CCP sits a thinks about, “How can we make everything more expensive in EVE? Lets make more cloaky ships”
    Well if the solution to get more people into nullsec is more afk campers, then OPS SUCCES.
    I think i like this expansion so far, T2 ships will get more expensive, and everything else too 🙂
    Great news for traders 🙂
    EVE Online…. AFK Cloaky Camper Sandbox

  • fsdg

    This article forgets to mention that the drone bandwith of the ship has been reduced from 125 mbit/s down to 100 mbit/s, so you are now unable to deploy a full flight of heavy drones. This only marginally cuts down on the potential DPS, but the fact that this was forgotten is odd.

    • flatterpillo

      was not forgotten, that change was released after this article was published.