Long range is generally the better choice, and I’m pretty sure the thermal vent will really help… but in the end, it’s up to you ^^
I meanwhile, am 8 weeks away from my perfect Krait. Need pacifiers (just aligned to Hudson yesterday .-.) and hammers (haven’t got those at all either .-.). Good time to farm 90 Core Dynamic Composites and 20 Imperial Shielding.
At least I’ve got G1 mods on everything, including experimental effects, with all the stuff I need pinned, so I won’t need to fly out for engineers anymore