MiniLuv Kills the First Marshal, Sort Of


High Security Fleet hits it Big

Earlier today brave pilots from the Ministry of Love, the Imperium’s highsec operations wing, took home a notable prize in the form of the first known Marshal to be lost in combat. Sort-of. While it is true that as of this moment no Marshals have been destroyed, the hull was inside of an Obelisk at the time. Current values of the hull are in flux, but at the time of the kill, the lowest Jita price for the hull was around 18 billion ISK.

A New Sheriff

For those who live under rocks, the Marshal is the battleship version of the new CONCORD decommissioned ships that were released earlier this year. The frigate and cruiser hulls were both very powerful, and their release was not without significant controversy. The battleship is no exception, and has powerful black ops bonuses on top of universal weapons bonuses.

Caldari Battleship bonus per level:
5% bonus to Torpedo Launcher, Cruise Missile Launcher and Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher rate of fire
10% bonus to Torpedo and Cruise Missile flight time
Amarr Battleship bonus per level:
5% bonus to Large Energy Turret damage
10% bonus to Large Energy Turret optimal range
Gallente Battleship bonus per level:
5% bonus to Large Hybrid Turret damage
7.5% bonus to Large Hybrid Turret tracking speed
Minmatar Battleship bonus per level:
5% bonus to Large Projectile Turret rate of fire
10% bonus to Large Projectile Turret falloff range
Black Ops bonus per level:
125% bonus to ship max velocity when using Cloaking Devices
20% bonus to Stasis Webifier range
10% bonus to Warp Disruptor and Scrambler range
10% bonus to warp speed and acceleration
Role Bonus:
Can fit Covert Cynosural Field Generator and Covert Jump Portal Generator
No targeting delay after Cloaking Device deactivation
Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 5 seconds
75% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue
+10% Security Status gains from destruction of non-capsuleer pirates while flying this ship
Armor Repairer and Shield Booster effectiveness increased by a percentage equal to 10x pilot security status, with a floor of 0% and ceiling of 50%

The loot fairy was quite generous (disproportionately so) today, and the hull was scooped. I am sure this can only mean that there will be 7 years of bad luck out of that fickle mistress in the future of the miniluv fleets. Around five hours after the Obelisk was downed, A Marshall piloted by Nikolai Mazinkov of RvB became the first of its kind to be lost in live combat.

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  • Don’t worry, one died properly a few hours later.

    November 30, 2017 at 7:21 PM
    • Rhivre Ganthrithor

      Yeah, the update went in after the article was written

      November 30, 2017 at 9:17 PM