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Efficiently and Safely Upgrading Your Nightmare

This is a comprehensive guide to upgrading from our basic Nightmare or similar to the advanced Nightmare fit.

We understand that not everyone can invest heavily in their ship fits at the start of their incursion career, however upgrading your fit offers many rewards including; higher DPS for more isk per hour, less capacitor issues, and most importantly safer by upgrading your tank.

Basic Steps

You should upgrade your microwarp drive. We recommend the Core X-Type 500MN Microwarpdrive, as it is one of the best. Although at first glance this looks very similar to other prop mods available, it can give you an extra capactior life on your cap hungry Nightmare.

Switching the Tank

The switch from basic to advanced, pay special attention here!

The tank on your Nightmare is the most important upgrade you can make. If done incorrectly it could prevent you from being invited to fleet.

Step 1 & 5 can be done by itself, however, the 2-4 must be completed at the same time. If you cannot afford faction modules in steps 4 & 5, T2 modules are accepted but should be upgraded as soon as possible.

  1. Get a single Pith C or Pith A (depending on how much you choose to spend originally we recommend getting the Pithum C-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field. It is cheaper and is the minimum required invul for the advanced Nightmare fit.
  2. Get a second Pith C or Pith A. When this is done you need to remove your Pithum C-Type EM Ward Amplifier and all of your rigs.
  3. Add one of each of the following rigs:
    • Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
    • Large Energy Burst Aerator II
    • You are now flying with the intermediate/advanced tank.
  4. Fill your empty mid slot that is empty with a single Shadow Serpentis Sensor Booster (Sensor Booster II - Is acceptable on a temporary basis)
  5. Upgrade the Large Capacitor Transmiter IIs to Imperial Navy Large Remote Capacitor Transmitter

Bling for Joy, Bling for Goodness!

At this stage you are considered an intermediate or advanced tank Nightmare, you do more damage than you used to, but there is still more improvements you should make.

  • Replace any T2 damage and tracking modules with faction, they perform better, can reduce your waitlist times when FC requires higher DPS fits/people and earns you better isk/hr.
  • If you have Pith C Invuls, you should also aim to get Pith Bs and then Asas fast as possible, they are very expensive but if you take full aggro they can save your ship.

Final Things to work on.

While T1 Lasers are acceptable, please work towards T2 guns as soon as possible. It is highly recommended that if you cannot use T2 Beam's to use their faction variant's due to their availability and low cost, this is especially true for those who need to train other things in place of T2 Weapon Systems. Please note any upgrades beyond this point in the fit are at your discretion we DO NOT however cover officer mods in our SRP program. For more information on acceptable drone load outs please click here.

guides/upgrading_your_nightmare.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/15 22:23 by Doras