And here it is. Eagle Weslake
Good speed, shields and firepower. Integrity is plenty considering the shields are unlikely to ever be shot away, except maybe on assassinations or those sort of missions.. It's still under construction. Especially the shield boosters. The plan is to finish G5 on all of them, with thermal resistance experimental on those without one yet. If I follow each booster to fully modified it will be about 2,500 thermal HP which is plenty in PvE
I'd like more balanced resistances but it will do for now.
Another thing I like about this build is the DPS is actually DPS. All of these weapons can be fired together continuously. Both medium multi-cannons have autoloader, and of course beams are non-stop. The big corrosive multi-cannon does need to reload. Builds that have rails, or frags, or PAs look impressive in Coriolis with high DPS numbers, but none of those weapons can be fired every second, which is why I think damage per minute ratings would be much more useful when talking about loadouts in Elite. Coriolis doesn't seem to factor in the corrosive bonus and ignores things like reloading and range.
Because it's a PvE build I can get away with a class 4 scoop and GFSDB. 30 jump in a FDL is a luxury that I cannot resist. Still undecided what I should do with the new size 1 slot. I mentioned the interdictor. I've never bothered with them much before, though I have tried them out. We were talking about pulling cargo ships out of supercruise for the mats, so was leaning toward trying this out. But I would guess that a class 1 would be pretty weak, meaning it would require such a short range and directly astern positioning that using it would prove frustrating, as you don't just hit boost to close the range in supercruise. Other possibilities are HRP/MRPs for a touch more protection. What else?
I am properly disappointed in the paint job choices on offer. I don't really like any of them. But I also didn't like the stock paint, so I bought the Tactical Pack and she sports graphite. Pretty nice, but I'd like something much more wild and colorful. FDev should put out an editor for us to play with. As they wouldn't care to lose the monetization, we should be able to submit it, they then make it for sale to you. I'd pay 5 bucks for that. 10 even. Like how you upload an image to a company online and they send you back a T-shirt with your dog on it.