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Shipshape! How to fit your new Mamba and Mekubal ships

Shipshape! How to fit your new Mamba and Mekubal ships

Learn to destroy with your new pirate destroyers

If you’re getting your Mamba and Mekubal blueprints via the official route, you’ll have to follow a breadcrumb tail almost as long as our big mystery bounty. EVE’s two new destroyers are unsurprisingly rather pricey right now, but for those of you who have followed the requisite steps and splashed out, our community members have recommended some fits that maximise their potential.

Mamba drone and missile fit

The Guristas Mamba is a natural fit for drone warfare thanks to its impressive 300% bonus to light combat drone damage and hit points. @JAKEL33T has capitalised on this with five damage-dealing Hobgoblins alongside five Hornets for shield. Find his recommended fit ‘The Lazy Mamba’ below this video sharing his thoughts on both the Mamba and Mekubal.

The fit

  • Drone Damage Amplifier II
  • Drone Damage Amplifier II
  • 1MN Afterburner II
  • Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
  • Kinetic Shield Amplifier II
  • Cargo Scanner II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Light Missile Launcher II
  • Automated Targeting Unit I
  • Small Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Small Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Small Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Hobgoblin II x5
  • Hornet II x5
  • Scourge Auto-Targeting Light Missile I x10318

Mamba shield and missile fit

For their bounty submission, @funinc also opted for a shield-and-missile-based build - ideal for the Mamba. Staying true to the Guristas’ signature approach, the Mamba has a few drone-based tricks up its sleeve that the State’s missile destroyers lack. funinc’s build includes Acolytes and Warriors alongside Hobgoblins and Hornets to maximise its effectiveness against different opponents.

The fit

  • Damage Control II
  • Ballistic Control System II
  • Coreli A-Type 5MN Microwarpdrive
  • Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender
  • Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
  • EM Shield Amplifier II
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • 'Gallows’ Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile
  • [Empty High slot]
  • Small Ancillary Current Router II
  • Small Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer II
  • Acolyte II x3
  • Hobgoblin II x2
  • Hornet II x2
  • Warrior II x3
  • Zainou ‘Gypsy’ CPU Management EE-604
  • Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB5 Dose II
  • Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile x4000
  • Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile x4000
  • Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile x4000
  • Nanite Repair Paste x200
  • Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB5 Dose II x2

Mekubal shield and artillery fit

While the Mamba is no ugly duckling, the new Angel Cartel destroyer, the Mekubal, is one of the coolest ship designs to date. Speed is the name of the game for the Mekubal, which features intrinsic bonuses to warp speed and warp acceleration alongside small projectile turrets. As another shield-centric ship, @funinc fits his Mekubal with a Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender and loads it up to max with Howitzers.

The fit

  • Gyrostabilizer II
  • Gyrostabilizer II
  • Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
  • Damage Control II
  • Coreli A-Type 5MN Microwarpdrive
  • Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender
  • Caldari Navy Warp Disruptor
  • 280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
  • 280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
  • 280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
  • 280mm Howitzer Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
  • Small Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
  • [Empty High slot]
  • Small Ancillary Current Router II
  • Small Core Defense Field Extender II
  • Small Trimark Armor Pump II
  • Zainou ‘Gypsy’ CPU Management EE-604
  • Republic Fleet EMP S x2000
  • Republic Fleet Fusion S x2000
  • Republic Fleet Nuclear S x2000
  • Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x1920
  • Nanite Repair Paste x200
  • Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB5 Dose II x2

Until the markets stabilise, there will only be limited fit testing for the new pirate destroyers. So let us know what you think of @funinc and @JAKEL33T’s early fits, and what else you might want to try.
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