Jin’talks – Caldari Navy Hookbill & Vigil Fleet Issue


Hello everyone, I’m back with another solo PvP guide where – despite Mr Hyde’s threats of cruel and unusual punishments – I’ve forayed back into the mix with a pair of lesser used frigates, fit for use by the fast approaching Alpha avalanche. As with before, I stuck to a little theme, with them both focusing on utilising the offensive control of dual webs to either keep the enemy at arm’s length, or keep them uncomfortably close as they’re rocketed to oblivion. All clips shown were done with no links and in Factional Warfare space, so you’ve got no excuse to not go out and try them!


Caldari Navy Hookbill Fit

[Caldari Navy Hookbill, CNHB – Brawl]

IFFA Compact Damage Control
Crosslink Compact Ballistic Control System

1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Medium Ancillary Shield Booster, Navy Cap Booster 50
Faint Epsilon Scoped Warp Scrambler

Rocket Launcher II, Scourge Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Scourge Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Scourge Rage Rocket

Small Transverse Bulkhead II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II

Scourge Rage Rocket x1000
Scourge Javelin Rocket x1000
Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket x1000
Nanite Repair Paste x100

The Hookbill is the first ship shown, and an absolute monster when you can land those double webs and throw out the pain with heated rage rockets. As explained in the video, people expect you to be the archetypical armour-duel fit, and bring a pair of people to fight you, which this fit perfectly equips you to handle. As long as you pick and execute your fights well, you can get a nice tally of killmarks, with my personal record being nine kills before going down.



Vigil Fleet Issue Fit

[Vigil Fleet Issue, Solo VFI]

Damage Control II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
Ballistic Control System II

Stasis Webifier II
Stasis Webifier II
Warp Disruptor II
1MN Afterburner II

Rocket Launcher II
Rocket Launcher II
280mm Howitzer Artillery II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II
Small Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II

Warrior II x3
Quake S x100
Tremor S x100
Republic Fleet EMP S x100
Republic Fleet Titanium Sabot S x100
Nova Rage Rocket x1000
Nova Javelin Rocket x1000
Caldari Navy Nova Rocket x1000
Nanite Repair Paste x100

The VFI is the second ship shown, and has a more nuanced, dancing approach, staying tantalisingly out of reach of the enemies as it uses it’s long range weapons to rain hell down onto them. Fly fast, fly smart, and be bold. It makes for nail-bitingly close fights at times due to its light tank, but no other ship can do what it does.


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Tags: guide, Hookbill, Jin'taan, Vigil Fleet

About the author


Jin'taan is the wearer of a great many hats, being an FC, solo PvPer, dumb suit connoisseur, member of the CSM, political commentator and prolific producer of interviews. Currently, he resides within Test Alliance Please Ignore.