The Most Valuable Starship You've Never Heard of

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" Each group lives in their little sections of the region, but none of them are able to take an incursion on their own."As a former MC member I can say this is wrong. We did some Incursions and also cleared the Uroborus on our own .. Also Balkan Express did the final site on their own in Aridia. An we both did not need a 70 man fleet to do it...But nevertheless.. the drop was not worth the work. Clearing and farming the sites with a small gang was much more worth it.
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Raven State Issue, Tempest Tribal issue, Megathron Federate Issue, Armageddon Imperial Issue. All ships that would sell for more than a revenant JUST TO NAME A FEW!
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The range bonus was nice, but what I liked about it was that it did double damage for half the drones, which made each DCU fitted a 10% boost rather than the normal 5% for supercaps. Combined with its shield tank, this made it the best ratting supercap by far. Not that I actually rat much. But then they removed drones from all supercaps and that was that. CCP made no attempt compensate for this, probably because they forgot it existed. Only a few weeks back it got Greyscaled again, when he nerfed its tank by removing the passive component to its active hardeners. Unlike the armor tanking supercaps, the shield tankers have no passive equivalent of the EANM..
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Well at some point they are bound to rebalance Capitals, though I cannot see a flying Faction Turd to be worthwhile at all....
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Well it's a shame that its such a poor ship as if you compare a cynabal to any other cruiser even post buff its a lot better, as it should be too with the added price, same with nigh all other pirate faction (except succubus ofc) to there normal counterparts, this ship is in serious need of a buff as atm its fucking terrible, all factions ships could do with a little love in all honesty.
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get on it fozzie :)
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Yeah, but they're live event/AT ships, not something dropped right now. You shouldn't be comparing the two categories.
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Wasn't the last State Raven sale going for something around 80b?
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I'm fucking rich cause each morning, I shit a Revenant.
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Isn't the Revenant to Supercarrier which can carry the highest number of "effective" fighter-bombers? Still nothing that would justify it's insane pricetag, but fact is fact.And one additional fun-fact: Chribba owns one.
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RnK made a vid of killing the Incursion mothership whilst also being attacked by a hostile fleet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.... They had like a 30man gang doing all that, so not sure you need 50bs + 16 logi just for the site but maybe better to have more than less.I believe they have a couple Revenants too
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If Fozzie does work his magic, and there's no reason to believe he won't, I would expect the Revenant to actually be useful.
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What doesn't Chribba own?
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Does that mean you keep them?Your rl hangar must be awesome...
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Such Opportunities getting announced and people joining the fleet. There is no big organisation regarding how to most effectivly killing an Incursion side, because Initiave simply dont care about Incursions. If 50 people had joinded that fleet then 50 people had done it. So had 80 or more people.
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TBH it's very hard, sometimes impossible, to say just how much ANY of these will sell for. When you start talking about the AT battleships and the Revenant there are so few of them that actually come up for sale and very few EVE players able to afford them. Having sold an AT ship I can tell you that it's really only worth what the buyers willing to pay and that may only be 2-3, maybe 5 people TOTAL. I would not be surprised if the next Revenant were to sell for much less, not that any of us will ever know. So, would your AT battleships sell for more? Depends on if there's anyone with that kind of pocket change looking to buy one or not. Odds are it wouldn't but luckier things have happened.
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a set of two faction bs's recently sold for a combined 4trillion, so this is chump change.
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gold magnate
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Tribal tempest and armageddon imp issue both recent sold for two trillion each, so..
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Can you please provide evidence of this? If so, that is utterly amazing.
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if you actually think the revenant is the most valuable ship in the game you're an ignorant newbie jus sayin
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You shouldn't because....? They're starships and OP didn't say anything about non-uniques, so you're wrong and he's bad.
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confirming entity sold 2 of his ships for 4 tril total
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nope.. because MC is dead.. nearly disbanded.. all active corps left.
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Well, fitting 5x DCU on a Nyx gives you greater DPS with fighter-bombers but you are limited to 10 fighters.Only real benefit to revenant is that it has enough drone bay to run a full set of fighters along with a full set of fighter-bombers when you are shooting subcaps. Of course you have to both devote your highslots entirely to DCU's and cyno in your 300+ billion isk supercap to actually see this benefit.
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Fedathron (Federation Issue Megathron). That one's reserved for Entity.
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You still here?
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For ratting, you could spend almost 300b for one RevenantOr 300b 10 Nyxs and get far more DPSSo even in ratting it sucks, as with even TWO Nyx's you could out DPS one Rev that costs several times as much.
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Glad we have 2 bpcs :P
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Oh uniques are different, gee thanks for pointing that out Einstein , the point you're making is irrelevant hope this helps , try actually reading the OP ? Here I'll help;"Oddly enough, the Revenants positively terrible stats have made it one of the rarest ships in the game, and without a doubt the most valuable.""most-valuable-starship-youve-never-heard"Neither of these claims is correct, a lot more people will have heard of the Revenant than of tempest tribal issue or state raven, or federate issue megathron.Nor is your claim that one shouldn't compare the two categories in any way correct, there was only one category being discussed, it's called "starships".
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Uhm, a slight correction, the Revnant requires Amarr/Caldari Carrier skills to fly. Even though it had the drone bonus's that are inherent to most Gallente ships, it does NOT require any Gallente ship skills to fly.
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Never said it did. Just said it was a bastardized version of the Wyvern and Nyx. Which it is, even though it's skill req's say otherwise.
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I really like your writing style, Islador.
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"a lot more people will have heard of the Revenant than of tempest tribal issue or state raven" Sources?"Nor is your claim that one shouldn't compare the two categories in any way correct, there was only one category being discussed, it's called "starships"." Should we call something never undocked and for ever in a station a starship?And since you're being this nitpicky, if CCP sold one of the jovian/polaris ships, unnerfed, and let it be flown by normal people, I bet it would sell for much more than that revenant.
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I too, base my counter-arguments on wild and never happening 'what ifs'.
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Why would I need sources for something that is so obvious ? You want a source on the ocean not being bright orange too ? Entity and at least one other person has undocked both of those ships btw so gz you have yet another erroneous claim, as for CCP selling a jovian/polarish ship I don't see what that has to do with anything ? Obviously anything there is only one of will sell for a shitload.
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No no, you were correct in that respect. I should have used "slight anotation" instead of correction, but either way, too bad it took a ball bat to the nuts, cause about the only reason to own one now, is bragging rights, since it's way too damn expensive to risk in fleets.
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It is a trophy ship. Beyond that, the game is designed in a way that 100m frigates are more powerful than 100m of cruisers and so on. So it makes sense that 300b of Nyxes are more powerful than a Revenant. However, it would make sense for CCP to tinker with its stats at some point to make it functional, as the bitter old vets need toys like these to aspire to.
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ImPoc. GHSC owns the only one that still exists (the others were killed).
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Most valuable in the sense that it can be sold for more isk than anything else, try reading the article before trolling.
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If you had 290.000.000.000 isk why the hell would you be ratting in them?
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I wasn't trolling, the article is wrong.Anyone unaware there are much more valuable starships being sold is a bit of an ignorant newbie, state issue raven, tempest fleet issue, armageddon imperial issue to name a few.
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Terrible comparison. Of course one ship is almost always out performed by two of the same ship class.
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No reason to believe he won't? How about him and the rest of CCP not caring about the revenant. Or the fact that it is prettymuch a 'collectors item ship' that probably isnt even considered for future efforts.
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The ships you've listed are cheaper than the Revenant by several orders of magnitude.We're talking about a ship that's worth almost 300 BILLION, not million.

Almost a week ago on the 17th of March, an Incursion opened up in the Ombil Constellation of Aridia. Aridia is home to many lowsec groups, ranging from Infernal Octopus to Monkey Circus, C0nvicted and Sadistica Alliance. Each group lives in their little sections of the region, but none of them are able to take an incursion on their own. Black Legion was the last group in Aridia capable of killing an incursion mothership and they left for Venal a few days before the incursion spawned.

Nonetheless, Sadistica Alliance and a nomadic Russian group by the name of Section of Liberty began grinding down the Sansha rats at a blistering pace. The incursion reached 8% in the early hours of Friday morning GMT. Dark Shines, a member of The Initiative., an HBC member living in Catch a mere 25 jumps away, perked his ears and took notice.

In an effort to kill the mothership, Sadistica reached out to contacts in the incursion community. A plan to kill the mothership in the next twenty four hours was set in motion. Escort fleets were organised and incursion bears signed up. At 20:00 Friday GMT, well before the scheduled op, Dark Shine’s fleet of 50 Rokhs, 16 Basilisks and 4 Command ships had set course for the Sansha headquarters at Yekh. The Uroborus mothership was destroyed an hour later. The Initiative. fleet looted their kill and headed home, having only lost a single Basilisk.

For their efforts, each member of Dark Shine’s fleet earned 20,000 Concord LP, 90 million ISK and, collectively, two True Sansha Heavy Neutralizers and a Nightmare BPC. Despite earning a combined total of 6.3 billion isk before LP and loot, this is not what the fleet had come forThe Uroborus site in lowsec is known to drop Revenant BPCs.

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The Revenant is the only Faction capital ship in the game. It is a bastardized version of the Caldari Wyvern and Gallente Nyx, molded into what most would consider to be a misshapen turd. The Revenant was, for several months, the most desired super capital in the game. This isn't due to its shield or armour tank, both of which are equally terrible. No, the reason people wanted it is because, for just a short while, it had a much greater jump range than other super capitals.

For a time, Nullsec alliances dreamed of out-striking their enemies with the extra reach of a Revenant fleet. There was a mad dash from many alliances, most notably Goonswam Federation, to gather as many of the BPCs as they could when incursions were first implemented. Sadly, CCP saw fit to nerf the Revenant’s one redeeming feature and removed the extra jump range. Overnight the massive mobilizations across EVE ended; the Revenant was no longer worth the effort.

So why did Dark Shine form a 70 man fleet and trek over two dozen jumps each way for a chance at one?

 

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Meet Poltergeysha, he recently sold his Revenant, one of the few ever actually built, for 290,000,000,000 ISK. Yes, Two Hundred and Ninety Billion Isk for a Revenant. Oddly enough, the Revenants positively terrible stats have made it one of the rarest ships in the game, and without a doubt the most valuable.

To give you some sense of scale, the second most expensive ships in the game are Titans, with the Ragnarok holding the title of second place at an average price of 110 billion isk. This means that with a single Revenant BPC you could conceivably purchase two of the most expensive Titans and have enough isk left over to pimp them.

In real money terms, Poltergeysha's Revenant would be worth approximately $9,854 US Dollars.

This is why Dark Shine’s fleet went trekking across the galaxy. This is why he and many others watch lowsec incursions in the hope that someone will do the hard work of summoning the mothership for them. Welcome to lowsec, where even sov empires look in from the outside with baited breath.

 

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Spotlight & Thumbnail Image - =Insane-Randomness (Deviant Art)

Dark Shines (The Iniative. FC and Director in Vanishing Point) - Full Interview

Revenant image - Poltergeysha (EVE-O Forums)

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I'm an accomplished FC and have been playing for six years, I run FELON, the founding corp of Sadistica Alliance, and head the alliance. I also manage a ~50b isk market to support the alliance and am currently working as a technical writing intern.