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Eve Online: Ship Fitting Guide

by: Leon ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

A short guide to help new players to learn the basics of fitting ships within Eve Online, including descriptions on the limitations of ships, and how to play to their strengths.

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    Ship Fitting Guide

    On all ships within Eve Online, there are certain limitations on what that ship can fit and use. These limitations are as follows:

    1. CPU – This can be raised through the use of items such as co processors
    2. Powergrid – This can be raised through the use of items such as power diagnostic relays.
    3. High/Medium/Low slots – The amount of high/medium/low slots cannot be raised.

    Also some items can only be used on special types of ships, some examples of this are:

    Strip Miners – Only useable on mining barges

    Covert Ops Cloaking Devices – Only useable on Covert Ops ships

    The job that you are fitting the ship to do, will affect what modules you fit on it, for example you wouldnt fit a shield recharger on a ship designed for armor tanking! In general high slots are used for weapons i.e missile launchers, lasers and gun turrets. Mid slots are mainly used for shield tanking; with items such as shield hardeners and capacitor rechargers. And low slots are mainly used for armour tanking, with items such as armor repairers, cargo expanders, damage control units etc.

    While fitting a ship, it is (usually but not always) best to play to its strengths and not just make it up as you go along! Even if you can armour tank a Drake, or even hull tank a Raven, it doesn't mean you should!

    An example of a good fitting for the Drake, from battleclinic, is:

    Shield Power Relay II (An item that increases the regeneration rate of your sheilds, by lowering the regeneration rate of your capacitor)

    Shield Power Relay II

    Shield Power Relay II

    Ballistic Control System II (An item that increases the rate of fire of your missile turrets, so that they fire more missiles in a shorter space of time)

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