Gallente Basic Ship and Skill Guide

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This guide provides general information and recommendations for T1 ships of a single player faction.

For more advanced and in-depth information on specific ships refer to the new ship index. This guide simply gathers the characteristics and overview of racial lineups in an easy to browse format for the very new player.

Basic Ship and Skill Guides -- Amarr | Caldari | Gallente | Minmatar | ORE

This guide aims to provide an overview of the different ships and their roles rather than specific fits. For these, take a look at the individual ship's page (eg Atron).

Gallente General Information

The Gallente Federation is one of the four playable factions and has a unique and distinct line of ships.


Link=  Gallente Federation Characteristics

 Tank Type: Icon ISIS defense armor.png Armor
 Main Weapon Systems: Icon ISIS weapon Hybridturrets.png Hybrid Turrets and Icon ISIS weapon Drones.png Drones
 Electronic Warfare: Icon ISIS Sensordampening.png Remote Sensor Dampening and Icon ISIS Warpprevention.png Warp Prevention


Skills

For general skills that benefit all pilots, see Basic Skills and Support Skills.

Every pilot should think about which skills they want to train in order to reach their goals. The following only touches on basic and essential skills and should only serve as a guideline.

One may also want to check out the certificates system within Eve. It serves as a handy reference for if you want to train for a specific task or role. Note that completing a certificate does not give any boosts or bonuses, they are (for now) merely suggestions. They may be accessed in-game on your character sheet, in the "Certificates" tab of the "Skills" section.

Ship Command Skills

In order to fly a ship, pilots must train the appropriate skill for that ship. For Gallente these include:

Fitting Skills

In order to fit almost any ship effectively and efficiently, certain skills should be trained:

Capacitor Skills

For Gallente ships capacitor is important for active armor tanking, propulsion modules, and hybrid weapons. Certain skills can be trained in order to achieve an optimal size, recharge rate and efficiency for a ships capacitor.

Mobility Skills

Main article: Mobility skills

Mobility skills increase the agility and speed of a ship, which can be a lifesaver, even for the most cumbersome of ships.

Armor Tanking Skills

Main article: Armor Tanking skills

Gallente ships are generally designed to armor tank. This means that it is necessary to achieve a certain level of proficiency in armor support skills, including eventually being able to fit T2 armor tanking modules. To do this, following skills can be trained:

Weapons Skills

Hybrid Turrets
Main article: Hybrid Turret skills

To maximize the effectiveness of hybrid turrets, pilots can train:

Drone Skills

Main article: Drone skills

Many Gallente ships can fit drones, some even specializing in them. Pilots planning to use drones, or fly a drone boat can train:

Additionally, depending on the type of drones planned for use, type specific drone skills are required:

Rookie Ship

The rookie ship is the first ship you start with. If you are Gallente, it will be a Velator. A new rookie ship is given whenever you dock at a station where you do not have any ships. Rookie ships are not particularly strong, although are useful for the initial tutorials and as a free shuttle.

Velator

Frigates

Frigates are small, fast ships, used often for PvE in level 1 missions. They are also used for tackling and electronic warfare roles in PvP.

Atron

The
Atron
Atron
Atron
Standard FrigatesAtron Class
high slots4
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid37 MW
cpu output147 tf
max. velocity420 m/sec
cargo capacity145 m³
is the Gallente Attack Frigate. It is designed to be fast and has a capacitor bonus to tackle modules and bonuses to hybrid turrets, favouring blasters. The Atron doesn't have great firepower and it still isn't the most durable of ships, but with its speed and agility, good piloting can keep it alive while tackling a target while other ships deliver the punch. Furthermore, it can serve as a level 1 mission runner until Gallente Frigate III is trained for the
Incursus
Incursus
Incursus
Standard FrigatesIncursus Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots4
powergrid45 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity340 m/sec
cargo capacity165 m³
and Gallente Destroyer I for the
Catalyst
Catalyst
Catalyst
Standard DestroyersCatalyst Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots8
(0/8)
middle slots2
low slots3
powergrid70 MW
cpu output178 tf
max. velocity265 m/sec
cargo capacity450 m³
.

The Atron is a great hull for new pilots interested in learning how to +1, The agile but fragile ship will assist new pilots in understanding some of the limitations of [Interceptor#Interceptors|Interceptors], It can serve as an amazing long-point tackle ship.

"Scram Chasing" might be difficult and lethal in the Atron and should be left for tankier hulls like the
Incursus
Incursus
Incursus
Standard FrigatesIncursus Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots4
powergrid45 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity340 m/sec
cargo capacity165 m³
. The Atron is the "fastest" T1 attack Frigate. While the Minmatar
Slasher
Slasher
Slasher
Standard FrigatesSlasher Class
high slots4
(0/3)
middle slots4
low slots2
powergrid34 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity430 m/s
cargo capacity120 m³
is (originally) 10m/s faster than the Atron, the three low slots allow adding an Overdrive or Nanofiber Hull resulting in a faster ship while still retaining the same tank. A large capacitor allows a stable fit relatively easy, allowing to keep point on a target for prolonged times, until your fleet or gang arrive on grid. In addition, an ample Power Grid and CPU make the Atron easy to fit with little training.

Imicus

The
Imicus
Imicus
Imicus
Standard FrigatesImicus Class
high slots3
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots3
powergrid21 MW
cpu output250 tf
max. velocity330 m/s
cargo capacity400 m³
is the Gallente Tech 1 exploration and scanning frigate. It is a good ship for rookies or veterans who are getting into probing and don't have the skills for the T2 version, the
Helios
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Helios
Helios
Covert OpsImicus Class
highlightsCan Use Covert Ops Cloak
high slots2
(0/2)
middle slots5
low slots3
powergrid20 MW
cpu output290 tf
max. velocity330 m/sec
cargo capacity175 m³
. Its bonus to virus strength allows it to complete Data and Relic sites faster and more reliably.

Incursus

The
Incursus
Incursus
Incursus
Standard FrigatesIncursus Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots4
powergrid45 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity340 m/sec
cargo capacity165 m³
is the typical PvE and PvP frigate for Gallente players. It is faster and has a better scan resolution than the
Tristan
Tristan
Tristan
Standard FrigatesTristan Class
high slots3
(0/2)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid35 MW
cpu output130 tf
max. velocity325 m/sec
cargo capacity140 m³
, which makes it better for tackling in PvP. It is also the only Gallente frigate with 3 turret slots. The Incursus will likely deal more damage than a
Tristan
Tristan
Tristan
Standard FrigatesTristan Class
high slots3
(0/2)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid35 MW
cpu output130 tf
max. velocity325 m/sec
cargo capacity140 m³
for pilots without Drones V.

Maulus

The
Maulus
Maulus
Maulus
Standard FrigatesMaulus Class
high slots2
(0/2)
middle slots4
low slots3
powergrid28 MW
cpu output230 tf
max. velocity375 m/sec
cargo capacity275 m³
is an electronic warfare frigate, specialized in dampening. Its low locking range makes it ineffective at range damping snipers. However, it can resolution damp effectively with the help of ECM in the fleet.

Navitas

The
Navitas
Navitas
Navitas
Standard FrigatesNavitas Class
high slots3
(0/2)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid49 MW
cpu output145 tf
max. velocity410 m/sec
cargo capacity280 m³
is the Gallente logistics frigate and is designed for remote armor repair. It makes an ideal entry point for beginner Gallente capsuleers who want to train into the
Exequror
Exequror
Exequror
Standard CruisersExequror Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid610 MW
cpu output275 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity495 m³
, the Gallente Tier 1 logistics Cruiser, before eventually moving on to the Tier 2
Oneiros
CornerT2s.png
Oneiros
Oneiros
LogisticsExequror Class
high slots4
(0/2)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output370 tf
max. velocity230 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
. Note: The Navitas is designed to be self-sufficient on capacitor (i.e. to fly without the need of a cap chain) like its larger variants: the
Exequror
Exequror
Exequror
Standard CruisersExequror Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid610 MW
cpu output275 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity495 m³
and
Oneiros
CornerT2s.png
Oneiros
Oneiros
LogisticsExequror Class
high slots4
(0/2)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output370 tf
max. velocity230 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
. However, logistics capsuleers can cross-train into the Amarr
Augoror
Augoror
Augoror
Standard CruisersAugoror Class
high slots5
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots5
powergrid650 MW
cpu output275 tf
max. velocity235 m/sec
cargo capacity465 m³
relatively easily, and from there to the T2
Guardian
CornerT2s.png
Guardian
Guardian
LogisticsAugoror Class
high slots6
(0/3)
middle slots2
low slots5
powergrid1,075 MW
cpu output310 tf
max. velocity209 m/sec
cargo capacity465 m³
although both of these ships require a cap chain.

Tristan

The
Tristan
Tristan
Tristan
Standard FrigatesTristan Class
high slots3
(0/2)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid35 MW
cpu output130 tf
max. velocity325 m/sec
cargo capacity140 m³
is an excellent frigate for PvP and PvE. It is a dedicated drone boat - the only T1 frigate that can operate 5 drones - and thus requires high drone skills to be flown effectively. It offers a bonus to both Hybrid Turret tracking speed and Drone hitpoints and tracking speed. However, it is slower and has less scan resolution than the
Incursus
Incursus
Incursus
Standard FrigatesIncursus Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots3
low slots4
powergrid45 MW
cpu output135 tf
max. velocity340 m/sec
cargo capacity165 m³
, making it slightly worse for a dedicated tackling role in fleets.

Destroyer

Destroyers are ships slightly larger than frigates. They use the same sized modules as frigates, and they have more high slots. They are often used in PvE for level 1 missions, and as salvaging ships for pilots that have not yet acquired a
Noctis
Noctis
Noctis
OREPrimae Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsSalvage Specialist
high slots8
(0/0)
middle slots2
low slots3
powergrid250 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity155 m/sec
cargo capacity1,460 m³
.

Algos

The
Algos
Algos
Algos
Standard DestroyersAlgos Class
high slots6
(0/5)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid55 MW
cpu output160 tf
max. velocity245 m/sec
cargo capacity350 m³
is the Gallente destroyer added in the Retribution expansion. It is the second step on the Gallente drone boat path, between the
Tristan
Tristan
Tristan
Standard FrigatesTristan Class
high slots3
(0/2)
middle slots3
low slots3
powergrid35 MW
cpu output130 tf
max. velocity325 m/sec
cargo capacity140 m³
and
Vexor
Vexor
Vexor
Standard CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/4)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid800 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity195 m/sec
cargo capacity480 m³
. It is slightly bulkier than the
Catalyst
Catalyst
Catalyst
Standard DestroyersCatalyst Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots8
(0/8)
middle slots2
low slots3
powergrid70 MW
cpu output178 tf
max. velocity265 m/sec
cargo capacity450 m³
, and since it is capable of fitting a full flight of salvage drones in addition to a rack of railguns, the Algos is an excellent choice for L1 mission running. Unlike larger ships (i.e. the
Vexor
Vexor
Vexor
Standard CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/4)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid800 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity195 m/sec
cargo capacity480 m³
), the Algos is designed to be flown with very low skill points; with that in mind, it is the only drone ship where Drones V is not an absolute necessity - although it should still be a top priority for new Gallente pilots. The Algos is a versatile destroyer, capable of running either rails or blasters while pushing through a respectable amount of DPS.

Catalyst

The
Catalyst
Catalyst
Catalyst
Standard DestroyersCatalyst Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots8
(0/8)
middle slots2
low slots3
powergrid70 MW
cpu output178 tf
max. velocity265 m/sec
cargo capacity450 m³
is a Gallente destroyer. Its bonuses favor blasters, though it can also be rail fit. It has 2 mids, allowing it to fit a tackle module, and 3 low slots for an armor tank. Unfortunately the Catalyst is still a destroyer, so it has a large signature for its tank, making it vulnerable to cruiser weapons, and it's slow speed and lack of mid slots means it will have difficulty dictating range against frigates, which is important for a blaster ship. A railgun fit Catalyst is a very fast L1 mission runner, but has trouble tanking level 2s. The catalyst's very high damage at short range makes it the ship of choice for high sec suicide ganks, as it is able to easily reach 900 Dps with T2 guns. Like all destroyers, the Catalyst is also a great entry-level salvager ship on a player's path to a
Noctis
Noctis
Noctis
OREPrimae Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsSalvage Specialist
high slots8
(0/0)
middle slots2
low slots3
powergrid250 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity155 m/sec
cargo capacity1,460 m³
.

Cruiser

Cruisers are Eve's medium-sized ships, larger than frigates and destroyers but still much smaller, faster and nimbler than battlecruisers and battleships. Cruisers mount medium-sized weapons and modules. Tech 1 cruiser hulls cost a few million ISK and tend to be the first major financial step up from frigates for new pilots.

Celestis

The
Celestis
Celestis
Celestis
Standard CruisersCelestis Class
high slots3
(3/3)
middle slots5
low slots5
powergrid575 MW
cpu output375 tf
max. velocity210 m/sec
cargo capacity320 m³
is the Gallente EW cruiser. It can be made surprisingly tough for an EWAR cruiser with its 5 lows. Its extra lock range and bonus to sensor dampener range makes it considerably better at range damping snipers than the smaller
Maulus
Maulus
Maulus
Standard FrigatesMaulus Class
high slots2
(0/2)
middle slots4
low slots3
powergrid28 MW
cpu output230 tf
max. velocity375 m/sec
cargo capacity275 m³
.

Exequror

The
Exequror
Exequror
Exequror
Standard CruisersExequror Class
high slots3
(0/3)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid610 MW
cpu output275 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity495 m³
is the Gallente logistics cruiser. It's bonuses to remote armor repair range and power allow it to serve as a T1 armor logistic cruiser. It is an effective ship for new logistics pilots.

Thorax

The
Thorax
Thorax
Thorax
Standard CruisersThorax Class
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid820 MW
cpu output330 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity465 m³
is a gun boat, designed to use hybrid turrets. In PvP the Thorax is used as a hard hitting blaster boat. This can be highly effective but is very "do or die", and will make most Thoraxes' lives glorious but short. In PvE, the Thorax is less popular; the slow and steady style of the
Vexor
Vexor
Vexor
Standard CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/4)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid800 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity195 m/sec
cargo capacity480 m³
is more suited to mission running. Despite this the Thorax can be popular as a first mission running cruiser, because most pilots will have trained gunnery skills while piloting frigates and destroyers, while they will probably have neglected the drone skills required to use a Vexor effectively. Having said that, the Thorax has a 50m3 drone bay, so will also benefit greatly from drone skills.

Vexor

The
Vexor
Vexor
Vexor
Standard CruisersVexor Class
high slots4
(0/4)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid800 MW
cpu output300 tf
max. velocity195 m/sec
cargo capacity480 m³
, like the
Myrmidon
Myrmidon
Myrmidon
Standard BattlecruisersMyrmidon Class
highlightsCan Use Warfare Links
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots5
low slots6
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output400 tf
max. velocity145 m/sec
cargo capacity400 m³
and
Dominix
Dominix
Dominix
Standard BattleshipsDominix Class
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots6
(0/6)
middle slots5
low slots7
powergrid10,000 MW
cpu output600 tf
max. velocity109 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
, is a drone boat. The Vexor is an excellent mission ship, and can also be a good PvP ship. It has 75mb of drone bandwidth, allowing it to field a mixed flight of medium and heavy drones at a time, and has the drone bay to carry a few replacements or an additional flight of light drones. This gives the Vexor great flexibility for long roams, where it can carry a full flight of medium and light damage drones, as well as a flight of light repair or EWAR drones to deploy as the situation dictates. While the Vexor has a bonus to hybrid guns, this can be ignored if desired due to a large amount of the Vexor's DPS coming from drones anyway, and Vexors with autocannons, nosferatu and/or neutralisers are common. With 4 mids and 5 lows Vexors are most often armor tanked.

The Vexor is also a great ship to use for salvaging missions as they are completed. By using 2 Salvagers, a Small Tractor Beam, a Drone Link Augmentor and a single Hybrid Turret (to draw aggro) in the high slots a moderately drone-skilled capsuleer can securely complete level 2 missions while salvaging. Salvaging level 2 missions is debatably profitable however the salvage/mission fit Vexor can complete level 2s in respectable time when compared to a straight mission fit Vexor.

Among T1 cruisers the Vexor is a little more skill demanding than the
Thorax
Thorax
Thorax
Standard CruisersThorax Class
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid820 MW
cpu output330 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity465 m³
. In particular you should not get a Vexor unless you have at least Drones 4 and should make getting Drones 5 a high priority.

Battlecruiser

Battlecruisers are larger, slower and have more slots than cruisers, but they're smaller than battleships and fit the same medium-sized weapons that cruisers use. They occupy a position between cruisers and battleships analogous to destroyers' position between frigates and cruisers, although battlecruisers are much more versatile and widely-used than destroyers.

Brutix

The
Brutix
Brutix
Brutix
Standard BattlecruisersBrutix Class
highlightsCan Use Warfare Links
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots7
(0/6)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid1,125 MW
cpu output435 tf
max. velocity155 m/sec
cargo capacity475 m³
is renowned for its high DPS potential in PvP. It is also a popular suicide gank ship.

Although Gallente ships are usually better armor tanked, the Brutix benefits from a shield tank in several areas. Low slots can be dedicated to gank modules to increase DPS. The shield tank Brutix also has the advantage of being faster than an armor tank, which means it can get into the short blaster range sooner.

Myrmidon

The
Myrmidon
Myrmidon
Myrmidon
Standard BattlecruisersMyrmidon Class
highlightsCan Use Warfare Links
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots5
low slots6
powergrid1,050 MW
cpu output400 tf
max. velocity145 m/sec
cargo capacity400 m³
is the typical level 3 missioning ship. It can fit a passive shield tank like the
Drake
Drake
Drake
Standard BattlecruisersDrake Class
highlightsCan Use Warfare Links
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots7
(6/0)
middle slots6
low slots4
powergrid800 MW
cpu output500 tf
max. velocity140 m/sec
cargo capacity450 m³
, but most Gallente players will focus on armor tanking skills, and its armor repair bonus make it an excellent armor tanker. The Myrmidon can also be an excellent PvP ship, though the damage potential is less than the
Brutix
Brutix
Brutix
Standard BattlecruisersBrutix Class
highlightsCan Use Warfare Links
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots7
(0/6)
middle slots4
low slots6
powergrid1,125 MW
cpu output435 tf
max. velocity155 m/sec
cargo capacity475 m³
with most fittings. It is sometimes used in PvP with dual or triple reps. The Myrmidon has a 100 mb drone bandwidth. Ogres may have difficulty tracking targets smaller than battleships, and travel time can also be an issue depending on the initial engagement range. Pilots without T2 ogres may wish to use hammerheads, valkyries, warriors, and ec-300 drones in their drone bay instead.

Talos

The
Talos
Talos
Talos
Standard BattlecruisersTalos Class
high slots8
(0/8)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid1,100 MW
cpu output360 tf
max. velocity220 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
is the Gallente Attack Battlecruiser. With a damage and a tracking bonus, it focuses on blasters, providing very high DPS, but limited range. In short, it has the DPS of a
Megathron
Megathron
Megathron
Standard BattleshipsMegathron Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots7
(0/7)
middle slots4
low slots8
powergrid15,500 MW
cpu output600 tf
max. velocity122 m/sec
cargo capacity675 m³
and the tank of a
Thorax
Thorax
Thorax
Standard CruisersThorax Class
high slots5
(0/5)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid820 MW
cpu output330 tf
max. velocity240 m/sec
cargo capacity465 m³
. However with the range of heavy blasters and the second highest speed of the Tier 3 battlecruisers a shield-tanking Talos can be an effective kiter. A very good write-up can be found here.

Battleship

Battleships ("BSs", sometimes "BBs" from US Navy terminology) are the biggest, heaviest sub-capital combat ships in the game. They are correspondingly expensive, with even the cheapest battleship hulls selling for many tens of millions of ISK. Tech 1 battleships are standard tools in PvP and PvE combat. There are two classes of Tech 2 battleships: Marauders, which are specialised for mission-running, and Black Ops battleships, which can transport fleets of stealthy ships across long distances using covert cynosural fields.

Dominix

The
Dominix
Dominix
Dominix
Standard BattleshipsDominix Class
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots6
(0/6)
middle slots5
low slots7
powergrid10,000 MW
cpu output600 tf
max. velocity109 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
(aka Domi) is the one of two T1 battleship drone carriers, with a bonus to drone damage and hit points. It has the 125mb bandwidth required to field a full flight of heavy or sentry drones (which is not unique among t1 battleships) and a 375m3 drone bay large enough to carry several flights of heavies, sentries, mediums and/or lights. The Dominix's ability to choose damage types by switching drones makes it an attractive level 4 mission runner. With its 5 mid slots and 7 low slots, the Dominix is normally armor tanked. Compared to the Amarrian
Armageddon
Armageddon
Armageddon
Standard BattleshipsArmageddon Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots7
(5/5)
middle slots4
low slots7
powergrid13,500 MW
cpu output550 tf
max. velocity100 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
, the Dominix has bonuses towards drone tracking and optimal - this helps a little with normal drones, but is most useful when using sentry drones. Since Dominixes get a lot of their damage from drones, some high slots are often used for utility modules instead of weapons. One or two drone link augmentors will be required to make the most of the Dominix's maximum range with sentries. Remote repair Dominixes are also common. The Dominix lacks a bonus towards any particular type of weapon, so which guns (if any) are fitted are up to the pilot's taste. This flexibility, along with the ability to carry utility drones such as EWAR or repair, and the low price, also make the Dominix a popular pick for PvP. For capacitor warfare, however, the
Armageddon
Armageddon
Armageddon
Standard BattleshipsArmageddon Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots7
(5/5)
middle slots4
low slots7
powergrid13,500 MW
cpu output550 tf
max. velocity100 m/sec
cargo capacity600 m³
has better bonuses towards it.

The Dominix is sometimes humorously called the "Space Potato" because of its squat and round appearance.

Hyperion

For PvP fleets the
Hyperion
Hyperion
Hyperion
Standard BattleshipsHyperion Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
high slots7
(1/6)
middle slots5
low slots7
powergrid16,000 MW
cpu output600 tf
max. velocity115 m/sec
cargo capacity675 m³
doesn't get much love. In battleship fleets, remote repping is far superior, making the local rep bonus pointless. For Uni operations, it might act as a decent bait ship during lowsec patrols for pilots with too much ISK on their hands. However, for Incursions, the Hyperion is an excellent starter blaster boat. The Hyperions bonus of 10% per level of Gallente Battleship gives it good damage output for a T1 Battleship, while it's 5 medium slots allow fitting a comfortable amount of shield resistances, a web, and a sensor booster for vanguard sites, or a microwarp drive for assaults or headquarter sites. Most pilots aiming to fly a
Vindicator
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Vindicator
Vindicator
Pirate Faction ShipsMegathron Class
highlightsHigh Amount of High Slots
highlightsHigh Amount of Low Slots
high slots8
(0/8)
middle slots5
low slots7
powergrid17,500 MW
cpu output630 tf
max. velocity132 m/sec
cargo capacity665 m³
for incursions will start out flying a Hyperion.

Megathron

The Megathron is one of the best player vs. player ships available to the Gallente. With his high amount of high slots and low slots, it can fit a sporty tank while dealing out a relatively high amount of DPS. Common setups for the Megathron include "Blaster"-throns and "Sniper"-throns, the former being a close range blaster fitted ship while the latter being a railgun fitted long range ship.

Industrial

The Gallente industrial hauler ships provide tremendous flexibility in hauling. The
Nereus
Nereus
Nereus
Standard Industrial ShipsNereus Class
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots5
low slots5
powergrid215 MW
cpu output350 tf
max. velocity130 m/sec
cargo capacity2,700 m³
and the
Iteron Mark V
Iteron Mark V
Iteron Mark V
Standard Industrial ShipsIteron Mark V Class
highlightsHas Large Cargohold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid85 MW
cpu output270 tf
max. velocity105 m/sec
cargo capacity5,800 m³
are the "standard" haulers, with the
Nereus
Nereus
Nereus
Standard Industrial ShipsNereus Class
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots5
low slots5
powergrid215 MW
cpu output350 tf
max. velocity130 m/sec
cargo capacity2,700 m³
focusing on speed and tank over cargo capacity, and the
Iteron Mark V
Iteron Mark V
Iteron Mark V
Standard Industrial ShipsIteron Mark V Class
highlightsHas Large Cargohold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots5
powergrid85 MW
cpu output270 tf
max. velocity105 m/sec
cargo capacity5,800 m³
focusing on the opposite. The
Kryos
Kryos
Kryos
Standard Industrial ShipsKryos Class
highlightsHas Large Mineral Hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid110 MW
cpu output250 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
,
Epithal
Epithal
Epithal
Standard Industrial ShipsEpithal Class
highlightsHas Large Planetary Commodities Hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid130 MW
cpu output270 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
and
Miasmos
Miasmos
Miasmos
Standard Industrial ShipsMiasmos Class
highlightsHas Large Ore hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid120 MW
cpu output260 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
are specialised haulers with massive cargo bays for specific cargo (minerals, planetary commodities, and ore, respectively).

T1 industrials are useful to transport large amounts of cargo, but they are vulnerable to suicide ganks in highsec, and piracy in lowsec. For war time hauling, a hauling alt is recommended. See the Creating an Alt Hauler article for more information.

Nereus

The
Nereus
Nereus
Nereus
Standard Industrial ShipsNereus Class
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots5
low slots5
powergrid215 MW
cpu output350 tf
max. velocity130 m/sec
cargo capacity2,700 m³
is the agile, tanked Gallente hauler. Its cargo hold can expand to 11372m3 (no rigs), its align time can be reduced to 3.6s, with a warp speed of 4.5 AU/sec.

Kryos

The
Kryos
Kryos
Kryos
Standard Industrial ShipsKryos Class
highlightsHas Large Mineral Hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid110 MW
cpu output250 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
was changed from Iteron Mark II with the deployment of the Odyssey 1.1 patch. It's cargo hold was reduced in size and a dedicated mineral bay was added.

Epithal

The
Epithal
Epithal
Epithal
Standard Industrial ShipsEpithal Class
highlightsHas Large Planetary Commodities Hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid130 MW
cpu output270 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
was known as the Iteron Mark III prior to the deployment of Odyssey 1.1. Its cargohold was reduced in size and a bay was added for hauling planetary interaction (PI) materials or planetary commodities.

Miasmos

The
Miasmos
Miasmos
Miasmos
Standard Industrial ShipsMiasmos Class
highlightsHas Large Ore hold
high slots2
(0/1)
middle slots4
low slots4
powergrid120 MW
cpu output260 tf
max. velocity120 m/sec
cargo capacity550 m³
is designed to haul raw ore in large amounts.

Iteron Mark V

With the Odyssey 1.0 expansion, the Iteron V was the largest T1 industrial available. However, the Ody-1.1 industrial rebalance gave the Bestower the highest potential cargo, the Mammoth, the fastest travel time, the Tayra a launcher and highest base cargohold and made the Iteron Mark V average all-around due to the conversion of the Iteron Mark 2/3/4 into specialized ships for minerals, planetary commodities and ore.[1]

Ammunition, Range, and Kiting

You should carry 3 types of ammo during missions, and switch when required. By default, close range (antimatter or plutonium) ammo should be used. If you are taking too much damage at close range, switch to medium range (lead or thorium) or long (iron or tungsten) range ammo and fire from further away. Guns can suffer from tracking issues, so it is recommend to use the 'keep at range' option instead of the 'orbit' option. With the amount of enemies in missions, orbiting is less likely to mitigate the total incoming damage from rats. Even close to optimal, when orbiting and using close range ammo, guns will often have difficulty tracking enemies. Enemies should be kept close to optimal with the 'keep at range' option, this should keep angular velocity low to avoid suffering from tracking issues, and as long as enemies are within optimal there will be no reduction in damage from range.

Antimatter requires the most cap, has the shortest range, and does the most damage. Lead requires the least cap, has no range modifier, and does middling damage. Iron has the longest range, and the least damage.

To find out your optimal with ammo, load ammo in your guns, then right click and show info. The optimal displayed in the attributes will be adjusted for ammo and skills. Or better yet, use EFT and import your character skills to see all of your ship's stats.

For PvP, faction antimatter and null (blasters) or spike (rails) are usually used. Javelin (rails) has half the optimal of antimatter, better tracking, and similar DPS. Void (blasters) has slightly better DPS than faction antimatter, and better optimal, worse falloff, worse tracking, and worse cap consumption. Void can be useful in some circumstances, especially if the target has multiple webs applied to it. It is often better to keep at range close to your optimal in PvP to avoid tracking problems. Orbiting can cause tracking problems, except with small ships orbiting large ships due to the higher signature radius making shots hit the target easily.

When using a battleship that requires cap boosters, it is recommended to keep a medium standard container in the cargo hold. This will provide extra space, which is handy for switching out ammo types and picking up loot after a fight. Always make sure you have the required space for one full load of ammo in the cargo hold, otherwise switching ammo will be difficult.

Tech and Meta Levels

See also: Techs, Tiers and Meta levels

These fittings were made mostly using Tech 1 Meta 0 modules for frigates and cruisers, and meta 4 and Tech 2 for larger ships. Higher Meta items up to meta 4 will often be easier to fit. Tech 2 is Meta 5, and usually harder to fit. Meta 3 and 4 are usually expensive, often more expensive than Tech 2. Meta 1 and 2 modules will often be less expensive than Meta 0, due to low demand and high supply on the market. Sometimes meta 4 is cheaper and better than Tech 2, like for ECCM modules. Some meta 4 modules are nearly always used instead of the T2 version, because the T2 having worse attributes and being harder to fit, like for armor plates.

In PvP, frigates and cruisers are often not worth fitting expensive modules on for low skill point or inexperienced pilots. Tech 1 Meta 0 modules are provided freely by the university. Once pilots have the skill points, a certain amount of combat experience, and enough ISK to replace bigger ships, they should consider moving to a battlecruiser with T2 fittings.

Pilots without T2 guns fitting a BC for PvP should probably avoid the overpriced meta 3 and 4 guns. Some of the meta 3 and 4 medium waepons are reasonably priced, but many are not, and will only make your ship into a loot piƱata for the enemy when it is destroyed, for very little increase in effective dps. It is recommended to get T2 guns before getting into BC, BS, or any T2 damage dealing ships for PvP.

Meta 4 guns are recommended on some of these PvE ships, as many gallente pilots in their early careers will focus sooner on T2 drones than T2 guns. Some Meta 4 guns are reasonably priced, others are hideously expensive. If you can't afford to lose expensive Meta 4 guns, downgrade them to meta 3 or 2 instead.

Meta level can be checked in the 'show info' window under the attributes tab. Items without a meta level displayed in the attributes tab are meta 0. Meta level can also be displayed in a ship or station hangar when the items are displayed in list mode. To add the Meta column, right-click the header and select 'show meta lvl'.

Drones

Small drones should be used against frigate sized enemies, medium drones should be used against cruiser sized enemies, and heavy drones should be used against battleship sized enemies. Sentries are mostly meant for battleship sized enemies, but if smaller enemies are far enough that tracking and signature radius isn't an issue, they can deal relatively well those.

Amarr drones are not recommended; due to their low damage multiplier, they are rarely useful. Even against rats who's lowest resistance is EM damage, they can be outperformed by Gallente drones. However, the Amarr curator sentry drones can be good to use against rats with a low EM resist (depending on range and tracking). Gallente drones have the highest damage multiplier, and thermal damage is the best or second best damage to deal against many rat types. It is strongly recommended to fit the best drone types to match rat weaknesses.

  • Caldari scout drones: Guristas, Mordu's Legion, Mercenaries, Serpentis
  • Gallente scout drones: Blood Raiders, Sansha's Nation, Rogue Drones
  • Minmatar scout drones: Angel Cartel

Some of these factions have ships with variable resists in different ship sizes. It is advised to check the two lowest resist options and compare drone damage reports. NPC Damage Types

Drone aggro should be watched. When arriving in a mission room, aggro should be acquired by approaching enemies and shooting them with guns. If a new wave of enemies arrives and the drones catch aggro, they should be recalled to the drone bay, and released only when the enemies have targeted your ship. Under normal circumstances, you should never lose drones when using proper aggro management with rats. Some missions have particular aggro rules that can lead to drones getting shot, check Eve Survival mission reports for details.

Keyboard shortcuts are recommended for drone management. Drones need to be initially launched manually from the drone window, but shortcuts can be set for attack and return to drone bay commands.

In PvP, Gallente and Minmatar scout drones are used almost exclusively. Gallente drones for their damage potential, Minmatar drones for their speed and explosive damage which armor tankers will not always patch. Explosive damage is also better than thermal against a wider range of T2 ships that have augmented resists. Amarr drones are sometimes used in PvP to gank mission runners and ratters that have a weak EM hole. For sentries, bouncers are popular for their damage type and range.

In general, it is better to keep drones in passive mode. In missions and wormholes, drones on active can trigger a new wave earlier than desired. In PvP, drones on active mode can lead to having an aggression timer when it is not wanted and being unable to dock or jump through a gate.

See Drones and Using Drones for more advice on drone selection and deployment.

Related Links

  • Ship Fitting wiki editing parser
  • Basic Skills and Support Skills Training support skills is the first step in flying a ship well. Read up on support skills here.
  • Fitting Guidelines Some general guidelines for fitting ships.
  • Fitting Modules and Rigs Guide A list of rigs and module types with short descriptions.
  • Full T2 Tank Having a full T2 tank is a requirement for many ships during wartime in the Uni. If you fly anything other than a T1 frigate, destroyer, or cruiser, make sure you have the required skills and recommended support skills for the type of tank you use.
  • NPC Damage Types and NPC Ship Attributes To see which resists to use and damage type to deal against NPC rats.
  • Creating an Alt Hauler Having an alt hauler can be essential to be able to make shopping trips during wartime.
  • Failheap Challenge The new incarnation of Scrapheap Challenge. A good place for experienced pilots to find fittings, and many threads also had tactic discussions on how to use them.

Ship Fitting Guides -- Amarr | Caldari | Gallente | Minmatar | ORE

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