Don’t rely on the modules Stasis and Ion emitter. Try testing out the other modules as well, for instance, the Weapon System Inhibitor.
If you are able to fight and survive without using ion and/or stasis, then you are worthy of using them. Until then, use the System hack, Weapon system inhibitor, Energy absorber and the Shield booster S.
Once you reach T5, specifically the Jericho Wakizashi AE or Caltrop, focus on shield regeneration and defense.
Here are some generally decent implants for ECMs. left to right 1-15. top to bottom a-b-c. 1c,2c,3c,4a,5a,6a,7b,8a,9c,10c,11c,12c,13c,14a/c,15c
As long as it’s available, always use passive armor on the hull. (For the Jericho types.)
How full your capacitor is will effect your shield regeneration percentage, so try to keep it as full as possible, even when you’re right in the middle of battle.
To use the Weapon system inhibitor properly within battle, you must not use the thruster constantly; It must be used in short bursts, particularly when strafing.
Example: - When you strafe into one particular direction, you will use the thruster to give you an initial boost of speed, and then you will stop using the thruster before the capacitor goes below the high capacity line.
In particular, you’ll stop using the thruster after 1-2 seconds into the thrust, and you will continue in that same direction while barrel rolling with q or e, and changing
directions while holding down a or d with alt and space for up and down.
I will suggest fighting in the close range style of pulse lasers used with the curved reflector only in T4+ preferably in T5. else-wise, simply use pulse lasers with a slight increase in damage, and more range.
There are two forms of strafe fighting. long range, which prefers projectile weapons like the rapid fire, and the close range, which favors the pulse lasers. Ensure you practice hitting interceptors with unguided missiles without help from the guidance system used by other weapon types.
To note, strafing capabilities won’t appear to be very strong until you’re around T4, so don’t judge them purely on the low levels of T3 and below.