|The Majestic Algos: Lion in the Tall Grass.|
As a fleet support ship she's terribad. You've got some damage projection with drones, but the vast majority of her abilities are wasted on a spread out fight. What if you knew exactly where your target was going to land out of warp though? What if you didn't need to chase someone down? Welcome to Factional Warfare plexing, where as long as you get in first, your enemy will be landing right on top of you!
This Algos puts out a staggering amount of DPS, surpassing some cruisers. When the heat is on, 447 DPS out of a ship this small is no joke. Even an afterburner fit frigate will seldom live long enough to burn away, and the Amarr god help him if he's got a MWD, it'll be over before it began. Face melting damage coupled with an 8k buffer tank means that she'll outlast almost any other destroyer, and you'll have a fighting chance against even some cruisers.
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-High Slots: 5x Ion Blaster IIs (no trouble tracking fast frigates in range, even with Void)
-Mid: Tech 2 AB and Web, Meta Scram in this pic. with the genolutions, you should be able to fit a t2 scram, not sure why I didn't.)
-Low: T2 DCU and Drone Damage. 400mm Rolled Tungsten plate.
-Rigs: 2x Small Trimark Armor rigs, 1x Small Ancilary Current Router (or the 400mm plate won't fit)
-Drones: 2 Flights:
--Light: 5x Warrior IIs Good for chasing off faster kitey ships. With the algos's drone speed bonus, they do over 7k/s
--Tiger Wing: 2x Hammerhead II, 3x Hobgoblin II.
|Don't get too excited, that's a belt rat raven exploding.|
If you're actually in FW, and know some DUST people, it might even pay to pack a few rounds or orbital ammo for some light crop dusting and bonus LP. She'll do a little less damage on the ground than a Catalyst on account of 5 turrets instead of 8, but that's another situation in FW where 9 times out of 10 your enemy lands right on top of you expecting a stabbed LP farmer, not a lion waiting in the tall grass.
Overall, in her niche role, she's a superstar and definitely worthy of consideration.