Elite: Dangerous Combat Guide and Tips

The Nova Force Elite: Dangerous Combat Guide is a great place to find tutorials, hints, and tips on combat including; weapons, loadouts, flight assist off, etc..

Elite: Dangerous Combat Guides by L’ Intouchable

Episode One: Thruster Control

Episode Two: Pip Management

Flight Assist Off Training by Moxen Wolf (CMDR Hobs)

“Flight Assist Off Training” Beginner Proficiency #1

“Flight Assist Off Training” Beginner Proficiency #2

“Flight Assist Off Training” Beginner Proficiency #3

“Flight Assist Off Training” Beginner Proficiency #4

“Flight Assist Off Training” Beginner Proficiency #5

Elite: Dangerous Combat Ships by Rivertide

Alliance Chieftain

Weapons
  • 2x C3, 1x C2 Plasma Accelerators – efficient w/ 2x target lock breaker, 1x dispersal field
  • 3x C1 Rails – long range w/ 2x feedback cascade, 1x super penetrator
Core Internals
  • Armor – reactive composite – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • Power Plant – armored w/ thermal spread
  • Thrusters – dirty w/ drag drives
  • FSD – increased range w/ mass manager
  • Life Support – lightweight
  • Distributor – charge-enhanced w/ super conduits
  • Sensors – vanilla
Optional Internals
  • C6 Bi-Weave Shield – thermal resist /w lo-draw
  • 5D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 4D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 4D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 4D Hull Reinforcement Package – thermal resist w/ deep plating
  • 4D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 2D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 2A FSD Interdictor – expanded capture arc

 

Utility Mounts
  • 2x Shield Boosters – resistant-augmented w/ flow control
  • 2x Chaff – ammo capacity

 

Variations

– 2x super pen + 1x feedback rails

– Change one efficient PA to overcharged/short-range blaster

 

– Double braced plant

– FSD: shielded 5A, vanilla 5A, shielded 2D, vanilla 2D

– Sensors: long range to taste

– Fuel tank: 2C if FSD is 2D

 

– Chaff & ammo-modded heat sink vs double chaff

 

– Replace 2D MRP with AFMU to keep canopy & MRP intact

– 5D MRP + 4x 4D HD HRPs w/ deep-plating + 2D thermal resist HRP

Federal Assault Ship

Weapons
  • 2x C3 PAs – efficient w/ target lock breaker & dispersal
  • 2x C2 Rails – long range w/ feedback & superpenetrator
Core Internals
  • Armor – reactive composite – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • Power Plant – armored w/ thermal spread
  • Thrusters – dirty w/ drag drives
  • FSD – increased range w/ mass manager
  • Life Support – lightweight
  • Distributor – charge-enhanced w/ super conduits
  • Sensors – vanilla
Optional Internals
  • C5 Bi-Weave Shield – thermal resist /w lo-draw
  • 5D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 4D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 4D Hull Reinforcement Package – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • 3D Hull Reinforcement Package – thermal resist w/ deep plating
  • 4D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 2D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 2A FSD Interdictor – expanded capture arc

 

Utility Mounts
  • 2x Shield Boosters – resistant-augmented w/ flow control
  • 2x Chaff – ammo capacity

 

Variations

– Focused/long range PAs (especially if you have legacy ones with reduced thermal load)

– 1x efficient + 1x overcharged/short-range PA

– 4x PAs (4x efficient or 3x efficient + 1x OC/SRB)

– 3x PAs + 1x feedback rail

 

– Lightweight reactive armor

– 4A vanilla or shielded FSD, 2D vanilla or shielded FSD

– Long range sensors to taste

– 2C tank if 2D FSD

 

– Chaff + sink instead of double chaff

 

– Replace 2D MRP with AFMU to keep canopy & 4D MRP intact

– 5D MRP with 4D3D HD HRP w/ deep plating + 2D thermal resist HRP

Fer-de-Lance
Biweave hybrid(META)

Weapons
  • 1x C4, 2x C2 Plasma Accelerators – efficient w/ 2x target lock breaker, 1x dispersal field
  • 2x C1 Rails – long range w/ 1x feedback cascade, 1x super penetrator
Core Internals
  • Armor – reactive composite – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • Power Plant – armored w/ double braced
  • Thrusters – dirty w/ drag drives
  • FSD – increased range w/ mass manager
  • Life Support – lightweight
  • Distributor – charge-enhanced w/ super conduits
  • Sensors – vanilla
Optional Internals
  • C5 Bi-Weave Shield – thermal resist /w lo-draw
  • 2x 4A Shield Cell Banks – rapid charge w/ recycling shell
  • 2D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 1A FSD Interdictor – expanded capture arc

 

Utility Mounts
  • 2x Shield Boosters – resistant-augmented w/ flow control
  • 1x Shield Boosters – heavy duty w/ supercaps
  • 2x Chaff – ammo capacity
  • 1x Heatsink – ammo capacity

 

Variations

– G5 lightweight reactive armor

– Thermal spread plant

– 4A vanilla or shielded FSD, 2D vanilla or shielded FSD

– Long range sensors to taste

– 2C tank if 2D FSD

 

– Chaff + double sink (all ammo modded) instead of double chaff + sink

– 2D MRP instead of HRP (with double-braced plant)

Fer-de-Lance
Prismatic Build

Weapons
  • 1x C4, 2x C2 Plasma Accelerators – efficient w/ 2x target lock breaker, 1x dispersal field
  • 2x C1 Rails – long range w/ 1x feedback cascade, 1x super penetrator
Core Internals
  • Armor – Stock – heavy duty w/ deep plating
  • Power Plant – overcharged G3 w/ thermal spread
  • Thrusters – dirty w/ drag drives
  • FSD – increased range w/ mass manager
  • Life Support – lightweight
  • Distributor – charge-enhanced w/ super conduits
  • Sensors – vanilla
Optional Internals
  • 5A Prismatic Shield – reinforced w/ hi-cap
  • 2x 4A Shield Cell Banks – rapid charge w/ recycling
  • 4D Module Reinforcement Package
  • 2D Hull Reinforcement Package
  • 1A FSD Interdictor – expanded capture arc

 

Utility Mounts
  • 2x Shield Boosters – resistant-augmented w/ flow control
  • 2x Chaff – ammo capacity

 

Variations

– C4 gimballed multicannon, overcharged w/ either autoloader or emissive and 4x C2 efficient PAs w/ 1x dispersal + 3x TLB (works on G2 OC plant w/ thermal spread)

 

– 4A vanilla or shielded FSD, 2D vanilla or shielded FSD

– Lightweight or long range sensors to taste

– 2C tank if 2D FSD

 

– Replace 1x RA booster with another heavy duty super-cap booster

– 2D MRP instead of HRP

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