I was scouting T2/T3 matches the past few days and I think the “Frigate Blob” habit in T1 has carried over, seen lots of frigates camping on spawns. Invariably, they always lose as they allow intys and fighters to cap or bomb freely. So yes they are easy to use and kill with, but are also very easy to lose with due to their ponderous and “campy” nature.
Miep, other than the speed mods they recommended, I also recommend Emergency Barrier, it is a 3 sec invincibility shield, helps you when something manages to clip you, and Phase Modulator (cloaking) to break enemy locks and tracking.
My config for my Black Boomer
Passive: E-Barrier + Weapons Cooling
Active: Shield Booster + Phase Modulator + Stasis Generator + Self Destruct
Mods: Light Weight Hull, Broadband Scanner, Light Shields, Power Conduit
Weapons: Rapid Fire Rail + Shaped Charges Mod
Missiles: Plasma rockets, Tactical Nuke
It’s a bit suicidy but damn lot of laughs when you decloak on a blob, stasis someone, fire the nuke+some rockets, web then self destruct once the E-Barrier kicks in. If they are careless you can easily get a double kill like that.
Mission wise, it is a lot of help, if you are almost dead, you fly up to a beacon with 4 drones, then self destruct, it allows anyone following you to immediately start the capture instead of having to shoot the drones 1st, and gives you 48 points right off. Much more effective than flying a 3/4 dead inty around the battlefield waiting to be someone’s kill.