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In this article, we will try to present the best Ships in the EVE Online Universe. Whether you are new to the game, or if you are already an experienced pilot, you should understand one thing; there is no single 'the best' ship in EVE Online. All different types of ships have entirely different purposes, and even among the same class of ships, different ships may excel at different things, while being useless for other purposes. For this very reason, we have divided our list of the best Ships in multiple subcategories and determined what the best ships for different tasks are. Also, our personal preferences had a significant impact on the choice of ships. Then again, things that work for us and our corporation may be different for other players and corporations.

Our list also includes current Market prices in EVE ISK for each ship listed. The rates may vary but will try to keep it as much up to date as possible.

Last update: May 22, 2018


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The Best Tech one ships

Tech one (T1) ships are the cheapest ships, making them also the easiest to replace. They are also the easiest to train for, and the majority of EVE Online players uses them. They are perfect for solo roaming the galaxy, learning PvP, and engaging in combat with less prepared foes. In comparison to Tech two ships, they are also much more well-rounded and may serve various purposes and allow multiple module options.

Merlin - the best T1 Frigate

Ship: Merlin
Faction: Caldari State
Class: Standard Frigate, Merlin class
Price: 300,000 ISK
Summary: The Merlin is the most powerful combat Frigate. It's the most durable ship of that class and has the highest DPS out of all T1 Frigates. It's also the slowest Frigate, but that still does not interfere with it being a perfect fit for new pilots, low-level Missions. Regarding PvP combat, it's best to be piloted in a fleet, as faster ships in solo fights may dictate the rules.

Thrasher - the best T1 Destroyer

Name: Thrasher
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Standard Destroyer, Thrasher class
Price: 1,000,000 ISK
Summary: Thrasher is the most flexible destroyer-class ship. It is one of the best ships to fly Level 1-3 Missions with a salvaging fit. It's most popular for ganking and suicide ganking, while it's rarely seen in fleet battles

Vexor - the best T1 Cruiser

Name: Vexor
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Standard Cruiser, Vexor class
Price: 8,000,000-10,000,000 ISK
Summary: it's a powerful combat ship. It has great durability, DPS and is great as a surveillance ship in hostile areas. It's not the easiest to train for, and also not recommended if you don't have Drones V trained yet. Without it, you will be losing a lot of your DPS, and this ship can truly brawl if equipped properly

Brutix - the best T1 Battlecruiser

Name: Brutix
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Standard Battlecruiser, Brutix class
Price: 40,000,000-45,000,000 ISK
Summary: Brutix is well-known for very high DPS. It is also popular in PvP battles, as it can be devastating for enemy ships if it can get in close range

Dominix - the best T1 Battleship

Name: Dominix
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Standard Battleships, Dominix class
Price: 150,000,000-160,000,000 ISK
Summary: low-price, high DPS, versatility, and ability to carry drones is what makes Dominix extremely popular pick for PvP fights

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The Best Tech two ships

Tech two (T2) ships, in terms of power, effectiveness and technological advancement, are far more superior to Tech one. They also require much more skills and training, which makes them less common among casual players. Tech two ships' specialization is much more diversified; each ship class has several different sub-types of ships which are designated to complete different tasks, and play different roles in both PvP and PvE.

Taranis - the best T2 Frigate

Ship: Taranis
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Interceptor, Atron Class
Price: 30,000,000 ISK
Summary: Taranis is a Tech two Frigate, with the primary role of an Interceptor. Interceptors are swift and versatile ships, which are hard to target to bigger caliber guns and play a key role in high-sec and low-sec battles. Taranis has the highest DPS out of all Interceptor ships and has a considerable amount of effective HP

Sabre - the best T2 Destroyer

Name: Sabre
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Interdictor, Thrasher class
Price: 70,000,000 - 75,000,000 ISK
Summary: Interdictors are vessels designed to breach enemy warp tunnels, and restrict movement of the enemy fleet. They play a vital role in PvP combat. Sabre is also the most effective ship in PvP, which makes up for the highest number of ships destroyed in EVE Online

Curse - the best T2 Cruiser

Name: Curse
Faction: Amarr Empire
Class: Recon Ship, Arbitrator class
Price: 260,000,000-290,000,000 ISK
Summary: Curse is one of the strongest ships in EVE Online, and is undoubtedly the leader of capacitator warfare. They are also a great choice for solo PvP, though not many pilots out there will be interested in picking up a fight against Curse alone

Absolution - the best T2 Battlecruiser

Name: Absolution
Faction: Amarr Empire
Class: Command Ships, Harbinger class
Price: 370,000,000-410,000,000 ISK
Summary: Absolution is one of the most durable cub-capital ships in EVE Online. It was designed as a laser vessel, with terrific resistances, very high DPS, and amazing looks

Vargur - the best T2 Battleship

Name: Vargur
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Marauder, Tempest class
Price: 1,450,000,000-1,650,000,000 ISK
Summary: all of the Marauders are exceptionally powerful. However, we believe that Vargur is the best of them. Marauders are specifically designed to run Missions effectively. They provide high DPS and are great at salvaging wrecks. They are the best fit for PvP, though taking one down is an extremely hard task

The Best Tech three, Faction, and capital ships

This section will include the best Tech three, Faction, Pirate, and capital ships. These are the most technologically advanced types of ships in EVE Online. They can play various roles in both PvE and PvP which makes it extremely hard to evaluate, but we tried to pick the best ships of each of the following categories based on popularity and general performance. If you are more advanced EVE Online player you will eventually find out which ships are the best for your needs, your Corporation or your current fleet's composition.

Jackdaw - the best T3 Destroyer

Ship: Jackdaw
Faction: Caldari State
Class: Tactical Destroyer, Jackdaw Class
Price: 40,000,000 - 45,000,000 ISK
Summary: Jackdaw is a very powerful and versatile combat vessel. While slower than other Tactical Destroyers, Jackdaw provides the highest utility in Electric Warfare thanks to 6 mid slots

Astero - the best Pirate Faction Ship

Ship: Astero
Faction: Sisters of EVE
Class: Pirate Faction Ship, Astero Class
Price: 50,000,000 - 55,000,000 ISK
Summary: Astero might not be the most powerful Pirate Frigate out there, but we have decided to give it the spot on our list. It's a ship that has the lowest training requirements for a ship that can have Covert Ops Cloak equipped. It also provides good exploration bonuses, has great PvP bonuses, making it one of the most popular vessels for exploring low-sec, null-sec and wormhole areas

Caldari Navy Hookbill - the best Faction Frigate

Ship: Caldari Navy Hookbill
Faction: Caldari State
Class: Faction Frigates, Hookbill Class
Price: 12,000,000 - 15,000,000 ISK
Summary: Caldari Navy Hookbill is an extremely versatile Faction Frigate. It has five mid slots which allow equipping a wide variety of tackle and shield modules

Scythe Fleet Issue - the best Faction Cruiser

Ship: Scythe Fleet Issue
Faction: Minmatar Empire
Class: Faction Cruiser, Scythe Class
Price: 70,000,000 - 80,000,000 ISK
Summary: Scythe is extremely fast and fun to play. Unlike other Faction Cruisers, it makes it much easier to pick up solo PvP fights. Scythe is not seen commonly in the EVE Universe because of its' rather high price

Brutix Navy Issue - the best Faction Battlecruiser

Ship: Brutix Navy Issue
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Faction Battlecruiser, Brutix Class
Price: 250,000,000 - 280,000,000 ISK
Summary: this is an upgraded version of the regular Brutix. It is a mighty drone vessel, which in comparison to the regular version, has higher Turret bonuses as the cost of Armor repair bonuses

Megathron Navy Issue - the best Faction Battleship

Ship: Megathron Navy Issue
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Faction Battleship, Megathron Class
Price: 500,000,000 - 550,000,000 ISK
Summary: Megathron Navy Issue is the best Faction Battleship. Faction Battleships are in general unpopular because of their price, but if you have to fly one, Megathron should be your first pick

Zealot - the best Heavy Assault Cruiser

Name: Zealot
Faction: Amarr Empire
Class: Heavy Assault Cruiser (HAC), Omen Class
Price: 260,000,000 - 290,000,000 ISK
Summary: Zealot is a great all-around HAC. It's a laser vessel known for quickly cutting through enemy lines and wrecking havoc in mid-range fights. While it has lower DPS and armor compared to Battleships, it compensates for it with much better speed and range

Apostle - the best Force Auxiliary

Name: Apostle
Faction: Amarr Empire
Class: Force Auxiliary, Apostle class
Price: 1,000,000,000 - 1,250,000,000 ISK
Summary: Apostle is the Amarrs Empire Force Auxiliary capital ship. It's the most popular FA ship among null-sec corporations that focus on an armor-based fleet. Apostle has unparalleled repair capabilities on the battlefield

Nidhoggur - the best Carrier

Name: Nidhoggur
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Carrier, Nidhogurr class
Price: 1,000,000,000 - 1,300,000,000 ISK
Summary: Nidhoggur is the most popular Carrier among EVE community. It allows speedy clearing of Anomalies making a true ISK farming machine

Naglfar - the best Dreadnought

Name: Naglfar
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Dreadnought, Naglfar class
Price: 1,500,000,000-1,700,000,000 ISK
Summary: supposedly the single best Dreadnought-class ship. Naglfar is extremely good for fleet use, PvE, Wormhole space exploration and much more - though because of high price it's not commonly seen exploring solo

Nyx - the best Supercarrier

Name: Nyx
Faction: Gallente Federation
Class: Supercarrier, Nyx class
Price: 18,000,000,000-26,000,000,000 ISK
Summary: Nyx is superior to any other Supercarrier in pretty much every way. With the exclusive DPS bonuses it provides, it's the most popular Supercarrier among all null/low-sec corporations out there. This ship is the one you want to see by your side on the battlefield

Ragnarok - the best Titan

Name: Ragnarok
Faction: Minmatar Republic
Class: Titan, Ragnarok class
Price: estimated 60,000,000,000 ISK
Summary: it's impossible to evaluate Titan class ships in any way. They all are very similar in terms of utility, and which Titan you are going to use should depend on the needs of your corporation/fleet, or your personal preference. We have picked Ragnarok for this list because if you are a person that is going to buy a Titan based on a random online article, you are most likely going to enjoy Ragnarok the most (and the longest)

The Best industrial ships

While there are not many Industrial ships out there, and with nearly no competition for specific ships, it may be impossible to determine the best Industrial ships. However, Industrial ships are what makes the EVE Online Universe go round, and we have decided to include them on our list. Their activity funds everything in the game, starting from your very first Frigate, up to multi-billion fleets that clash in exciting massive-scale battles.

Retriever - the best Mining Barge

Ship: Retriever
Faction: Outer Ring Excavations
Class: Mining Barge, Retriever Class
Price: 18,000,000 - 20,000,000 ISK
Summary: Retriever has the largest ore bay out of all Mining Barges. This makes it the best and most effective solo mining vessel. It also provides high defensive utility, which allows it to survive suicide ganks

Orca - the best Industrial Command Ship

Name: Orca
Faction: Outer Ring Excavations
Class: Industrial Command Ship, Orca class
Price: 700,000,000 - 800,000,000 ISK
Summary: while originally designed to conduct large-scale mining operations, Orca is also a very good freighter with big cargo hold. It's one of the most popular ships in big mining fleets

Rorqual - the best Industrial Ship

Name: Rorqual
Faction: Outer Ring Excavations
Class: Capital Industrial Ship, Rorqual class
Price: 1,500,000,000-2,200,000,000 ISK
Summary: Rorqual is the best, and the most expensive Industrial ship in EVE Online. Rorqual funds all the operations of the majority of the null-sec corporations. Above its' standard industrial purpose, it plays an important role in PvP. It has high Drone DPS and excellent tanking capabilities


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Let us know what you think about this list. And if you don't agree with our choices for the best Ships in EVE Online, keep in mind that our list was based on our personal preferences, in-game experience, and each vessels' popularity among EVE Online community. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments below.

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This short guide is for players who may have done EVE's introductory tutorial mission but have not done any other combat. It is very simple, and to keep it simple a lot has been left out. It will tell you everything you need to do to set up a reasonable combat frigate and take it out on a Level I Security Missions. Beyond that, there is much more to learn .. but elsewhere.

Getting Ready

Combat in EVE is complicated .. there's no way around that. An EVE expert knows his or her ship's capabilites and how to equip weapons and gear to match; knows enemy ships and their capabilities; knows how to use the data presented in the heads up displays; knows the physics of projectiles in space.

It's a lot to learn. And you WILL learn it .. just not all at once. So, for now here is enough to get started.

To fight you need at least:

  • A ship
  • Weapons and ammunition for the ship
  • Certain gear to improve your ship's combat abilities
  • The skills to make use of the ship, the weapons, and the gear

Practice at using your ship in combat will come with time. If your goal is to learn how to use your ship while losing it as few times as possible, then you probably want to do something like this:

  1. Start with Security missions,
  2. Join an E-Uni combat fleet using a frigate as a 'tackler',
  3. Join as many combat fleets as you can, and work your way up,
  4. All the while training higher level skills.

This guide assumes that you are starting at step 1. It will put you in a PVE oriented ship. These are not the fastest or most powerful in the game, but you can use them to run Level I Security missions while you train more skills and take the E-UNI courses on how to engage in fleet PVP combat. By the time you are ready for PVP, you will know enough to be able to buy and fit out a ship better suited for that kind of combat.

First, Pick a Ship

The process you go through for evaluating and picking a combat ship is extensive, and you will need to read more about it as you improve your combat skills. For now, just assume that you will lose the first three or four ships that you take out, and so be sure to buy an inexpensive ship that you can fly with a few basic skills. Don't worry too much about details, just get a ship that works, buy some good insurance, and go try it out.

Here are four ships - one for each faction. In each case, you need the Faction Frigate skill trained to Level I. You should already have trained that while you were running the tutorial missions, but if not, it only takes a few minutes. You will also need the weapons skills for the ship you choose trained to Level I, as well as a few gear-related skills. Since the weapons and gear skills can be different from ship to ship, they are listed after the list of ships.

(If you want a different faction's ship, you can train that Faction Frigate skill, but keep in mind that you will also have to train some shield, armor and/or weapons skills as well.)

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FACTIONSHIPDEFENSEOFFENSECOMMENTS
GallenteAtronshieldsion charge blastersfastest, least defense
MinmitarRiftershieldsprojectile autocannonmost balanced, can also use missiles
CaldariKestrel shieldsguided missilesbest shields, longest range, slowest
AmarrPunisher armorlaser ray beambest armor, lasers don't need ammo

If you want to check the details, you can use the Compare Tool to look at the four ships side by side. (If you've never used the Compare Tool before, you can skip this for now.)

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Each ship needs skill training for its offense and defense, and also to improve its power grid and cpu abilities. Here are some key skills that improve your ability to fight with each of these ships. IMPORTANT: Although Level I is enough to get started, you should try to get each skill to Level III before you begin to train any higher level skills.

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Gallente AtronShield: Management, Operation, and Upgrades; Gunnery: Gunnery, Small Hybrid Turret

Minmitar RifterShield: Management, Operation, and Upgrades; Gunnery: Gunnery, Small Projectile Turret

Caldari KestrelShield: Management, Operation, and Upgrades; Missiles: Light Missiles, Missile Launcher Operation, Missile Bombardment

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Amarr PunisherArmor: Hull Upgrades, Mechanics, and Repair Systems; Gunnery: Gunnery, Small Energy Turret

All combat frigates benefit from theseShip Command: Spaceship Command, Faction Frigate; Engineering: Powergrid Management, CPU Management, Capacitor Systems Operation; Navigation: Navigation, Evasive Maneuvering, Afterburner, Fuel Conservation;

These are only the minimum. Even trained to Level III, they will only give you the basic piloting skills. To be an expert combat pilot, you need a much wider range of abilities. So, when you have time, look at the E-Uni full list of basic skills for more information.

Second, Fit Out the Ship With Weapons and Gear

Now that you have a ship, you will need to equip it. Weapons are your first concern, of course, but you also need defensive items such as shield extenders or armor plate, and other tools for improving your combat. A 'fit' is a set of weapons and gear that fits your ship .. that is, a set that does not use more power or cpu than your ship can supply.

Fitting is a complicated, time-consuming process. You can, and should, read all the details about how to fit a ship. But for now, you just need a fit that works, and the best place to find these is in UNIWiki. Here is a link to each of the ships described earlier. At the bottom of each linked page, you will find a group of recommended 'fits'.

Here are the fit names that you need to look for:

FACTIONSHIPFIT NAME
GallenteAtron'Derptron'
MinmitarRifter'PVE Basic Skills Rifter'
CaldariKestrel'Basic PVE'
AmarrPunisher'PVE Mission Basic'
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For example, here is the recommended 'Basic PVE' fit for the Kestrel:

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  • Four x TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher
  • 1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
  • Upgraded EM Ward Amplifer I
  • Small Shield Booster I
  • Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
  • Damage Control I
  • Mark I Compact Power Diagnostic System
  • Two x Small Ancillary Current Router I (Rigs)
  • Light missiles

And here is what those items do:

  • TE-2100 Ample Light Missile Launcher - fires missiles
  • 1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner - gives a quick burst of speed to the ship
  • Upgraded EM Ward Amplifer I - prevents EM damage to the shields
  • Small Shield Booster I - gives a quick boost in shield strength
  • Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction - increases shield strength
  • Damage Control I - prevents damage to the ship
  • Mark I Compact Power Diagnostic System - increases the ship's power
  • Small Ancillary Current Router I - increases the ship's power
  • Light missiles - are fired from the Missile Launchers


Each item that you want to fit will show this data in its Get Info window.

You can buy all of the items in the Regional Market. Or, if you have the E-UNI rank of Freshman, you may be able to find some of them in the free gear hangar the campuses. Once you have the gear in your own hangar, just open the 'Fitting' window and drag each piece of gear onto your ship.

Notice how as you install each piece of gear, the 'CPU' and 'Powergrid' meters change their values. Each piece of gear uses some power and/or cpu capacity. All of your gear must fit on the ship without overloading either of these meters.

IMPORTANT: Some skills reduce the amount of power and cpu needed for some of the equipment, and this lets you fit more powerful gear. (Look, for example, at Power Grid Management or CPU Management.) If you find that you cannot fit all suggested items into your ship, you may need to improve some of your skills before you can fly. For example, if you do not have the skill 'Jury Rigging I', you will not be able to fit the device 'Small Ancillary Current Router I'. Since this device increases the amount of power your ship has available, without it you might not have enough power to install one of your other devices. This is how fitting goes. You need the skills to make the equipment work, but the equipment also works together.

All of this may seem like a lot to do before you even leave the station, and it is, but a badly fitted ship is doomed to die. Luckily, E-UNI's experts have looked at every faction's ships and provided one or more fits for each one. Just look up the ship's name in the Wiki. Even if you aren't completely sure what each piece of gear does, you can be confident that a UNIWiki fit will be a reasonable place to start.

Next, Where Is the Enemy?

In space, the enemy ships may be behind you, or above you .. you just can't assume that you will be able to see them visually. Instead, you need to depend on your ship's scanners and data analyzers to locate and display your targets. The key window for this is the Overview.

You will learn this faster if you actually try it out. So, before you read on, undock your ship and fly to a point where you can see your station.

The Overview Window comes up automatically whenever you undock your ship. It shows you every item that your ship's scanners can locate, and it gives you information about each item. In combat you will be mostly concerned with enemy ships that you want to target. To find them, first click on the word 'Distance'. This is at the top of a column of numbers, and clicking on it will sort the display on those distance values. You may have to click twice .. you want to have the shortest distance at the top of the display. Since you are floating right next to the place you just undocked from, that station should be the first item that you see at the top of the Overview. Click anywhere in its row to select it. The row will turn a darker color.


Before going on, it's important to take some time to think about how the Overview Window works. As you can see, it displays a list of items, along with data about those items, and you can sort the items based on the data.

But there are a huge number of items in space. And in combat, you are going to want to focus in on just the items that matter during the fight. To make that possible, the Overview has a way to select different sets of items for different situations. Across the top of the Overview are a set of five tabs. These give you five different Overview set-ups.


You don't need to think about this much, right now, but as soon as you can, you do need to go to the E-Uni Overview Setup page in UNIWiki and do the setup. This takes about half an hour. It gives you five Overview tabs that are extremely useful in various piloting situations. DOING THIS SET-UP ISREQUIREDFOR ALL E-UNI COMBAT FLEETS.


OK, now on to the basics. If you click on a row in the Overview window, and HOLD DOWN the mouse key, a wheel menu will appear. Drag the mouse to any icon in this wheel to select it. Do that now. Click on the station row, hold the mouse until the wheel comes up, and drag straight down to the icon that looks like a target.



In fact it IS a target. Choosing this icon will lock that row in as one of your targets. When this happens, a separate display will appear on your screen. You can click on this any time to select that target.

If you ask about it in Chat, you will find that nearly every player has a different opinion about WHERE the Overview Window and Locked Targets should be placed on their screen. Where you put them are up to you, but they are easy to move:

  • The Overview Window has a moving bar all along its top edge. Just click there and drag the window to a spot that works for you.
  • When you have targets up, if you look really close you will see a little circle-with-a-target-in-it icon somewhere near the set of locked target displays. There is only one icon, and when you click on it and drag, you move all of the locked target displays.



As you do more and more combat, you will get a feel for where you want these displays. If you want, move them now and put them somewhere that seems comfortable.

And Finally, How to Shoot and When

It does no good to fire your weapons at a ship that is too far away to hit. It's hard to practice this without real targets, so now might be a good time to get yourself a Level I Security Mission and start fighting.

If you don't know where the missions are, click the Agent Finder button on your Neocom Menu. At the top of Agent Finder window, move the little grey slider arrow to 1. And to the left, set the menu for Agent Type to Security. This will show all the Agents who offer Security Missions at Level I.

Look at the locations of the Agents. Pick one in a star system with a security rating of 1.0 or 0.9 (because you do not want PVP criminals trying to kill you while you do your missions). Right click on the agent's location to set your destination to that Agent's station and fly there.

When you land, you will see the Agent in the Station Overview. Double-click on the agent and read the mission offer. Accept it and set your destination to the mission's location. Be sure that your ship is ready - check your fitting and ammunition supply - then undock and go. (When you are in space, information about your current mission will appear at the very top left of your screen. You can also open the 'Journal' service and find the mission information in there.)

When you find the NPC enemies, they will show up as little red icons in your Overview Window. You can see this in the next image. The enemy is always red .. in your Overview, and also out in space. (The green icons are my ship's drones .. green ships are always friendly.)


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Each Locked Target Display has the name of the enemy below it, and its distance from your ship. Do not start to fire until your ship is within range. If you don't know the range of your weapons, check that now and remember the distance. Firing before you are in range is just a waste of ammunition.

To fire at an enemy simply click the Locked Target Display and then click your Weapon. When firing starts, a little icon of your weapon will appear underneath the locked target. As your weapon hits, the white ring around the locked target will turn red, indicating that the shields, and then the armor, of the enemy are being destroyed. Just before you kill an enemy, there will be a little beeping sound, and then the Locked Target Display will fade and vanish.

That's pretty much it. Kill them all and head home.

And Even More Finally.. 'Oh, Oh, Podded' ..

And, of course, sooner or later you will face an enemy who is too big, or you will slip up and make a mistake, and then your ship will explode and you will find yourself in your pod. No problem .. NPCs do not shoot at pods .. so just fly home and buy another ship.

When you start PVP, you will find that unlike NPCs, Players do enjoy killing pods. The E-Uni Overview Setup (and remember you MUST do this set-up) has a tab especially made to be clicked on when you realize that your ship is going to explode. It gives you the best set of places to aim for in order to save your capsule.

Next Steps

This Guide recommends starting out with Security Missions for three reasons:

  • NPCs are easier to kill than Players. And, really, in the beginning the more time you spend alive and in your ship, the faster you learn.
  • The best ships and fits for running missions are not as well suited for PVP combat. Missions will give you some cash that you can use to help buy and fit a PVP ship.
  • PVP combat requires additional skills and experience. In particular, you need to know how to 'tackle' an opponent's ship. Until you learn about that, you won't be much help to a PVP fleet.

So here are the next steps on the road to PVP stardom:

  • When you log on, join the Standing Fleet for your campus.
  • Do Security Missions and practice combat.
  • Try different combinations of ammunition. Look at other possible weapons and equipment fits, and as your skills improve, try some of these out in combat.
  • Talk to people. Every day there are expert combat pilots online who you can talk to via Chat or Mumble. Ask questions. The faster you learn, the better you will get at PVP.
  • Take the E-Uni courses and read the pages in the UNIWiki.
  • Look in the Calendar, and watch in Chat, for announcements for fleets that are willing to take beginners .. when you find one, volunteer.


And here are some places to start:

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  • E-Uni Class: Introduction to PvP

Tackling

  • E-Uni Class: Tackling 101

Ship Fitting

  • E-UniClass: Fitting 101

Ships

  • Ships and What They're Good For - lists the combat ship classes .. frigate, destroyer, etc. .. and explains their use in fleet combat
  • Ship Replacement Program - E-Uni will replace your ship if it is destroyed in the line of duty
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Faction Ship Guides - these give all of the ships for a particular faction and describe their particular attributes

Fleets

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  • E-Uni Class: Fleets 101 - the basics
  • Fleet Doctrines - combat fleets with special fits
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