A few nights ago I tweeted about almost being AFK in two level 4 missions, and how easy the Tengu made it. Several people asked that I share the fit I use so here it is. It’s not expensive, and the hulls are really coming down in price. A word of caution though, if you’re at 10mill SP and hope to get the same results, do take in mind I’m heading to the wrong side of 55mill SP and some of my Engineering (and possibly other) skills might be a bit higher.
The particular missions I was running was for Republic Security Services mostly against Angel Cartel, hence the tank fitted against explosive damage (Pirate Invasion – Angel was this exact fitting). I have all but one of the Caldari Subsystem skills to IV, with the Offensive Systems to V. I don’t particularly use any special implants for this, but usually a CR4 and CC4 is nice to have…also maybe the slot 10 ZMM100 (-3% Missile ROF).
With this setup and my skills I get 523DPS, 18 000 HP shield, and 81 000 HP effective.. The only three ‘Faction’ modules is the Caldari Navy Large Shield Booster and Caldari Navy Shield Boost Amplifier, and Republic Fleet 10mn AB. Together this should only add about 150mill isk on the price, and I’m pretty sure you don’t need it. You definitely don’t need the after burner, and can easily use a Domination Large Shield Booster with a Tech II shield boost amp (but the skills for that module is a bit intensive). Setup above with the cheap implants I mentioned runs cap stable at 85% unless you run the shield booster, and then it’s good for almost 1.5minutes. As I said, my skills and yours might differ, so try the setup and see if it works for you.
My only gripe is that even with Scourge Fury missiles it only gets around 520DPS, and in some missions it’s not the tank that is the worry but the DPS. It just takes forever to do the missions, and some missions with Arch Frigates etc, because of the lack of small drone space (actually no drone space), can become a pain in the ass.
There is a train of thought that you ‘need’ to pimp your Tech III ship, but so far I have not needed the Tech II rigs, the Caldari Navy BCU’s, the officer PDU, or the Pith X booster and amp. If you’re going to spend that isk, get a Golem and pimp it. This fit works fine for me.