Attempt to Overcome abyssal guide

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EVE University Community Coordinators do not advise setting your goal to "Earn enough ISK to pay for Omega". It's a path that frequently leads to burnout, and is strongly discouraged when you start your EVE adventure.
For basic mechanics, see also: Abyssal Deadspace.


Visiting the Abyss to defeat its denizens and escape with valuable loot can be a reliable and profitable way to earn ISK. Basic abyssal filaments can be tackled by newer, low-SP characters, including Alpha clones, and by reinvesting earnings in more powerful ships a player can work their way up to significant amount of ISK.

However, the Abyss is a dangerous and unforgiving place. To help players learn to exploit it safely, this article contains a series of links to fits and related video guides which can take players from very cheap, accessible ships to expensive, lucrative higher-tier abyssal runs.

There are now 7 different choices in terms of tiers:

  • Tier 0 = Tranquil
  • Tier 1 = Calm
  • Tier 2 = Agitated
  • Tier 3 = Fierce
  • Tier 4 = Raging
  • Tier 5 = Chaotic
  • Tier 6 = Cataclysmic

Look at section Filament cheat sheet for the weather/filament cheat sheet.

See Abyssal Deadspace for more information on these tiers.

If you are reluctant to go straight into the first tier, then the the eve online category on twitch is an excellent resource to get a demonstration on what the enviroment will look like, suggestion on how to navigate it better and what to look out for. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

The following fits are by no means the only way to tackle the Abyss. They are, however, extremely reliable, tried-and-tested options which will—flown properly in the appropriate tiers of filament—serve pilots well.

Guide

Step I: Getting started

Tristan: A2O Day0 Tristan (Step I)
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[Tristan, A2O Day0 Tristan (Step I)]
200mm AutoCannon I
200mm AutoCannon I

1MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Multispectrum Shield Hardener I
Small Clarity Ward Enduring Shield Booster

AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier

Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I


Acolyte I x8

Nanite Repair Paste x20
EMP S x7740

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
YES
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
  • Gallente Frigate I
  • Gallente Frigate II
  • Gallente Frigate III
  • Shield Operation I
  • Small Projectile Turret I
  • Light Drone Operation I
  • Drone Avionics II
  • Drones II
  • Drones III
  • Drones IV
  • Drone Durability I
  • Drone Durability II
  • Drone Durability III
  • Drones V
  • Drone Interfacing I
  • Drone Interfacing II
  • Drone Interfacing III
  • Drone Navigation I
  • Drone Navigation II
  • Drone Sharpshooting I
  • Shield Operation II
  • Shield Operation III
  • Shield Compensation I
  • Drone Sharpshooting II
  • Drone Sharpshooting III
  • Shield Management III
  • Shield Management IV
  • Shield Compensation II
  • Thermodynamics I
  • Thermodynamics II
  • Drone Avionics III
  • Drone Durability IV
  • Drone Navigation III
  • Drone Navigation IV
  • Drone Sharpshooting IV
  • Light Drone Operation II
  • Light Drone Operation III
  • Light Drone Operation IV
  • Shield Operation IV
  • Shield Compensation III
  • Light Drone Operation V
  • Shield Compensation IV
NOTES
A2O Day0 Tristan Abyssal Tracker Eve Workbench
Video guide: Youtube
Initial investment: 2.1 Million ISK (as of 2023/3/17)
Recorded average return rate: 20–25 million ISK per hour

Skill list

Alpha clone friendly This skill plan is available to all pilots, regardless of clone state.
Basic T0 Skill plan

This skill list is provided for a NEW toon (player) with the 1,000,000 Skill point "invite a friend" bonus. Caldari empire is recommended. This (and subsequent level V) skills provide a good base for the T0 Tristan "A2O Day0 Tristan (Step I)" fit.
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Gallente Frigate I
Gallente Frigate II
Gallente Frigate III
Shield Operation I
Small Projectile Turret I
Light Drone Operation I
Drone Avionics II
Drones II
Drones III
Drones IV
Drone Durability I
Drone Durability II
Drone Durability III
Drones V
Drone Interfacing I
Drone Interfacing II
Drone Interfacing III
Drone Navigation I
Drone Navigation II
Drone Sharpshooting I
Shield Operation II
Shield Operation III
Shield Compensation I
Drone Sharpshooting II
Drone Sharpshooting III
Shield Management III
Shield Management IV
Shield Compensation II
Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics II
Drone Avionics III
Drone Durability IV
Drone Navigation III
Drone Navigation IV
Drone Sharpshooting IV
Light Drone Operation II
Light Drone Operation III
Light Drone Operation IV
Shield Operation IV
Shield Compensation III
Light Drone Operation V
Shield Compensation IV


Step II: Funding the Worm

Tristan: A2O Upgraded Tristan (Step II)
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[Tristan, A2O Upgraded Tristan (Step II)]
200mm AutoCannon I
200mm AutoCannon I

1MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
Small Clarity Ward Enduring Shield Booster

AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier

Small Processor Overclocking Unit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I


Imperial Navy Acolyte x8

EMP S x7740
Nanite Repair Paste x20

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
YES
EFT
SKILLS
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RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
A2O Upgraded Tristan Eve Workbench
Initial Investment: 13.8 million ISK (as of 2023/3/17)
Recorded Average Return Rate: 25-28 million ISK per hour (100% survival rate!)

Step I and Step II of the the abyssal track are designed for Tranquil Electrical Filaments. We call these "T0 Abyssals". They're a great way to be introduced to the abyss. Many of these ships have been supplied to new players with very positive results.

Please be thorough in your studies before you enter the abyss. Watching the video guides will help a lot. We also recommend you read the abyssal tracker website links where provided. Write-ups are available on those pages. Players are also welcome to join the in-game chat channel, "RPR-Abyss", where this information is stored in the Message of the Day, and where they can meet a pool of players happy to help with any questions. Abyssal Lurkers may also help, but the fits listed here are not tied to their community.

Step III: Road to ISK

Due to current price of Worm being 60M more than at the point where this guide was created, currently this step is not financially advisable.


Worm: A2O Electrical-Worm (Step III)
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[Worm, A2O Electrical-Worm (Step III)]
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher

Small Shield Booster I
Small Cap Battery I
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier
AE-K Compact Drone Damage Amplifier

Small EM Shield Reinforcer I
Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I


Imperial Navy Acolyte x5

Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile x884
Nanite Repair Paste x10

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
YES
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
A2O Electrical-Worm (Step III) Abyssal Tracker Eve Workbench
Video guide: YouTube
Initial investment: 127.8 million ISK (as of 2023/3/17)
Recorded average return rate: 40-50 million ISK per hour

Step IV: Faster ISK/hr

Worm: A2O Upgraded Electrical-Worm (Step IV)
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[Worm, A2O Upgraded Electrical-Worm (Step IV)]
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher

Small Shield Booster II
Small Shield Extender II
Small Cap Battery II
5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Small EM Shield Reinforcer I
Small Thermal Shield Reinforcer I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I


Imperial Navy Acolyte x5

Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile x884
Nanite Repair Paste x10

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
YES
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
A2O Upgraded Electrical-Worm (Step IV) Eve Workbench
Initial Investment: 130.5 million ISK (as of 2023/3/17)
Recorded Average Return Rate: 45++ million ISK per hour (Upper 90's Survival Rate!)

Step III and Step IV of the abyssal track are designed for Calm Electrical Filaments. We call these "T1 Abyssals". This is the next progression after "graduating" from the Tristan.

Once again, be thorough in your studies, and complete some T0s in the Tristan fit before starting here. Many players will be able to afford and fly the Step IV fit right away but, nevertheless, they are strongly advised to at least start with Step II and only move up to Step IV after having completed dozens of T0s. The jump up can be a shock.

Step V: Maintaining ISK flow

Warning: This is not a good starting point without having read ALL of the information on this fit, watched its video guide, and completed at the very least steps 2 and 4 previously.


Gila: A2O Electrical-Gila T4 (Step V)
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[Gila, A2O Electrical-Gila T4 (Step V)]
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II

10MN Afterburner II
Large Compact Pb-Acid Cap Battery
Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
Multispectrum Shield Hardener II
Copasetic Compact Shield Boost Amplifier
Dread Guristas Large Shield Booster

Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Medium Semiconductor Memory Cell I
Medium Semiconductor Memory Cell II
Medium EM Shield Reinforcer II


Imperial Navy Infiltrator x3
Infiltrator II x2

Mjolnir Fury Light Missile x5
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Light Missile x300
Nanite Repair Paste x150
Nugoehuvi Synth Blue Pill Booster x1
Agency 'Hardshell' TB5 Dose II x1
Mobile Tractor Unit x1
Inherent Implants 'Squire' Capacitor Systems Operation EO-603 x1
Zainou 'Gnome' Shield Management SM-703 x1
Inherent Implants 'Squire' Capacitor Management EM-803 x1
Zainou 'Gnome' Shield Operation SP-903 x1

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
NO
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
A2O Electrical-Gila T4 (Step V) Abyssal Tracker Eve Workbench
Initial Investment: 501.9 million ISK (price includes boosters and implants) (as of 2023/3/17)
Recorded Average Return Rate: 100+ Million ISK per hour (with an upper 90s percentage survival rate)

The Gila fits can and probably should be ran on lower-tier filaments until you get the hang of things. We, and more importantly the Abyss, don't care how good you think you are. "Elite PvPers" have died plenty of times taking this fit straight in without experience and thinking "PvE is easy". Pilots who don't have the names on their kill priority list memorized, don't understand the fit's weaknesses, or don't know the structures and weather in the Abyss by heart should not start here.

Step VI: ISK freedom

Warning: DO NOT START HERE. DO NOT!!


Gila: A2O Electrical-Gila T5 (Step VI)
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[Gila, A2O Electrical-Gila T5 (Step VI)]
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II

Dread Guristas Large Shield Booster
10MN Afterburner II
Dread Guristas Multispectrum Shield Hardener
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier
Dread Guristas Multispectrum Shield Hardener

Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Medium Semiconductor Memory Cell I
Medium Semiconductor Memory Cell II
Medium EM Shield Reinforcer II


Imperial Navy Infiltrator x6
Infiltrator II x3
'Packrat' Mobile Tractor Unit x1

Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile x1750
Nanite Repair Paste x185
Agency 'Hardshell' TB7 Dose III x1
Nugoehuvi Synth Blue Pill Booster x1
Zainou 'Gnome' Shield Operation SP-903 x1
High-grade Crystal Alpha x1
High-grade Crystal Beta x1
Inherent Implants 'Squire' Capacitor Systems Operation EO-603 x1
Zainou 'Gnome' Shield Management SM-703 x1
Inherent Implants 'Squire' Capacitor Management EM-803 x1

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FITTING DIFFICULTY
EVE VERSION
2022.4.23
ALPHA CAN USE
NO
EFT
SKILLS
NOTES
RECOMMENDED SKILLS
NOTES
A2O Electrical-Gila T5 (Step VI) Abyssal Tracker Eve Workbench
Video guide: A2O YouTube
Investment: 1.1 Billion ISK (price includes boosters and implants) (as of 2023/3/17)
Return rate: 175–250 Million ISK per hour

Reference materials

In-game channels

#RPR-Abyss 
Fits, fleets, walk-throughs, vids, Q&A
#RPR-KP[DIY] 
Build your own Kill Priority MOTD

Filament cheat sheet

The bonus and penalty effects found in each of the five weathers are as follows:

Weather Penalty Bonus
Electrical Icon resist em.png -30/50/70% EM Resist Icon capacitor capacity.png -50% Capacitor Recharge Time
Exotic Icon resist kin.png -30/50/70% Kinetic Resist Icon sensor resolution.png +50% Scan Resolution
Firestorm Icon resist therm.png -30/50/70% Thermal Resist Icon armor.png +50% Armor HP
Gamma Icon resist exp.png -30/50/70% Explosive Resist Icon shield.png +50% Shield HP
Dark Icon target range.png -30/50/70% Turret Optimal and Falloff Range Icon velocity.png +50% Maximum Velocity

Day 0 kneeboard

In aircraft operations, a "kneeboard" is a handy knee-mounted reference tool that helps a pilot keep vital information to hand for regular checking.

The following lists are checklists. Survival in the Abyss requires you to keep paying attention to your piloting and to every key safety detail every time, however familiar and routine runs start to feel. Running through these checklists every time will help prevent avoidable losses.

Post-fitting (once per ship)

  • Set up two groups, "Strike/CAP" and "Damaged" (names are arbitrary)
  • Set Strike/CAP to launch group (right click on group name and make favorite)

You will need to undock your ship to access the Drones window and do this.

Pre-flight

  • 8 Acolytes
  • 1,000 rounds EMP S ammunition (see notes[1])
  • Nanite repair paste
  • Ensure Acolytes and ship in good repair

Pre-operation

  • Check drone passive/aggressive settings
  • Check drone abandonment warning engaged
  • Assign Acolytes to Strike/CAP

Pre-jump

  • Check thermals / disable overheat
  • Reload cannon
  • Recover all drones
  • Damage assessment and repair (Check drone status, re-evaluate groups, repair components)

Post-jump, on Abyss entry

  • Note enemy types, objective, and weather types
  • Avoid/approach towers as appropriate while generating transverse motion
  • Engage enemy

Post-jump, on return to Realspace

  • Check Local and Overview for immediate threats
  • Select exit point, engage afterburner and issue warp command
  • Disable afterburner by the end of its first cycle

Default drone commands cheat-sheet

  • Launch strike group: Shift+F
  • Engage: F
  • Recall to orbit: Shift+Alt+R
  • Recall to bay: Shift+R

Notes/reminders

  1. ^ 1,000 rounds, 240 loaded 760 in bay, takes up less than two cubic meters, and provides four loads per gun, or in excess of 20 minutes of continuous fire at 20 rounds per minute. As this would cover an entire 20 minute run with continuous fire, and the canon are secondary weapons, this seems sufficient.