So, last night I lost a pair of Jaguars to the Single Blood Raider Cruor.
I hadn't pulled the Cruor in a few months. But, my Minmatar/Projectile skills had come around and decided to try him without my link ship. I used my previous fit, previous ammo (RF Fusion S). The only change from my previous run was upgrading the tech1 Burst Aerator rig up to tech2.
I jumped into pocket, did the same strat as previous many attempts. Normally my shield would fall rapidly but then slow down around 50% and finally settle around 40% about the time the burner was going down.
This time I fell straight through 50%, continued to 30% about the time the target was at half armor. I was hopeful that it would stabilize there. But after a brief reprieve, it continued to drop and Jaguar #1 popped. I wasn't mad, just more of a "huh, well that's interesting."
I cloned the setup from the local market, grabbed the link alt and zipped back in for what I thought would be a dirt simple fight. The target had repped up shields but was at maybe 20% armor and a smidge of structure gone. By the time I stripped shields off the target, Jaguar #2 was dead. That made me blink. I soaked far less damage, despite having Fleet buffs and links running; it was almost like my tank wasn't working even though I was fit the same way.
I sighed, returned in the Wolf and killed the stupid Cruor without much fuss.
I asked Sugar if she knew of any nerfs to the Jaguar but she (and others in the channel) came away empty. We recalled some changes to projectiles/ammo, but not sure how they would apply or if they're relevant.
This morning I'm going back through the kills as I'm still really confused why the 2nd Jaguar died so quickly. I don't recall committing any gross pilot errors (ship was moving, web was applied, and guns were running).
So I ask, kind readers, to please tear my fits apart. Am I using the wrong ammo? Bad fit? Or was the 2nd attempt just a result of a 12 year old combat system showing its age?