Now, this is just how I personally like building my Castor, I know this probably isn’t the recommended way, since I like to run shield boosters on my empire ships as well as run Invincible with an engine module on it, so yeah, call me weird but it’s how I roll.
I’ve been experimenting around with Castor since I just could not find the kind of playstyle + module set that I like. However, after messing around with the particle purge, I finally found out that Castor is pretty well built as an ambusher, which counters the fact that it only has one CPU slot.
**Verner engines (not in photo) + Auxiliary Generator: **Add in the special ability and it allows me to close the distance on my target to hit them with the particle purge. Plus verner adds extra agility for close quarters combat.
Capacitor Power Relay + Voltage Regulator: Since the particle purge needs maximum shield numbers to be effective, shield regen is top priority.
Asynchronous Shield Projector** : **Just like above, need as much shield regen as possible. However, if you play your cards right, an auxiliary shield projector would serve just as well, providing more shield for the particle purge to use.
Regenerative Coating + Thermal Insulator + Reactive Armor: I always carry regenerative coating on my fighters and interceptors, very useful when you need to survive a close encounter. Then of course add resistances to make sure I can survive a fight.
CPU ** Infared Scanner: **This one I’m not so sold on, but when ambushing, it provides as much firepower as you can possibly get from the CPU slot. However, I’d probably run a proton wall, electronic guidance, or horizon module if you need to balance out your ship a bit more.
Repair Kit + Particle Purge + Engine Overcharge + Aiming Overcharge: Pretty self explanatory, particle purge and aiming overcharge for maximum burst damage, engine overcharge whenever you need speed, and repair kit to repair.
Assault Railgun: It’s pretty much the only weapon on gunship fighters that I use. No other weapon can take the gunships abilities better than this weapon. The only exception would be the Singularity Cannon.
BTW…If in open space, run this EXACT configuration but replace railgun with singularity cannon, and you can kill Hunters and (non Leviathan) Predators really easily. It’s so good that I can kill a predator faster than with my destroyer.
Use cover to your advantage, if at anytime you see a target that you know exactly where it is going, setup an ambush behind cover and then use your special ability (plus engine overcharge if needed) and speed towards your mark. Don’t open fire until your a few seconds away from particle purge effectiveness. This way you won’t spook your enemy.
I hope you all enjoy!