Creating a Scanner Alt

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A scanner alt will provide you with the means to scan your way out of a W-Space system even if your main isn't there. With further training this alt can be used for K-Space exploration while your main clears the sites. With even further training your alt can act as cloaky eyes, scout and probe much more efficiently.

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Preparation

It is important to read this section as it will save you a lot of time and frustrations. Before you even create a character, there are many things to consider: The race of your character, whether you have other characters in the account and if you want to do a neural remap.

Racial Characters

Since slot layouts for exploration frigates change by race, you must consider which race you want your alt to be. Here is a small table outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each ship. All of these ships can easily fly with the skills and fittings listed below so fitting requirement shouldn't be of concern.

Ship

Slot Layout

Race

Features
Magnate
3H/3M/4L
Logo faction amarr empire.png
High Capacitor
High EHP
High Powergrid

Low CPU
3 Mids
Heron
3H/5M/2L
Logo faction caldari state.png
High CPU
5 Mids

2 Lows
Imicus
3H/4M/3L
Logo faction gallente federation.png
Big Drone Bay
High EHP

Low Powergrid
Slowest
Probe
3H/4M/3L
Logo faction minmatar republic.png
Fastest
Low Capacitor
Low EHP

Pause Training

If you are creating an alt on an account with other characters, it is important to note that only one character can be training skills at a time. Attempting to add skills to the training queue will result in an error, so you will need to pause training on your currently training character. (As of the Odyssey expansion you can activate Dual Training which allows you to train up two characters on your account at the same time. For more info see http://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Dual_Character_Training)

Neural Remap

It is recommended that you remap to Intelligence/Memory. This will speed up your training.

Bare Bones Scanner

Since the Vanguard changes, all characters now start with the skills required to fly a bare bones scanner with the ability to scan.

Fittings

Just the Magnate, Heron, Imicus or Probe with a Core Probe Launcher I and Sister Core Scanner Probes.

Basic Scanner

Basic Scanner

This is the suggested training queue for W-Space scanning alts. They allow you to keep an eye on connections for your main while taking a reasonable amount of time to train.

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Astrometric Rangefinding II
Astrometric Rangefinding III
Cloaking I
Energy Grid Upgrades II
Jury Rigging I
Mechanics III


Notes:
  • Cloaking I allows you to use a prototype cloak
  • Energy Grid Upgrades II allows you to use cap rechargers
  • You can remove Jury Rigging I and rig the ship for your alt yourself. You will need to be able to sit in the ship though.


Total Training Time: ~2d 14h 35m


Fittings

Eve University

Magnate, Basic Scanner

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Heron, Basic Scanner

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I
[Empty Med slot] 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Imicus, Basic Scanner

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Probe, Basic Scanner

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I
Nanofiber Internal Structure I 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 

Efficient Scanner and Support

Efficient Scanner and Support

If you want your alt to hack, analyze sites and provide a decent scanning platform for harder sites you will need these skills;

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Astrometrics IV
Astrometric Pinpointing III
Astrometric Acquisition III
Hacking II
Hacking III
Archaeology II
Archaeology III


You will also need to train (depending on the race of your alt):

Amarr

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Amarr Frigate IV


Caldari

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Caldari Frigate IV


Gallente

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Gallente Frigate IV


Minmatar

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Minmatar Frigate IV


Total Training Time: ~6d 21h 54m

Fittings

Eve University

Magnate, Efficient Scanner and Support

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Codebreaker I
Analyzer I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Heron, Efficient Scanner and Support

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Codebreaker I
Analyzer I
Cap Recharger I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Imicus, Efficient Scanner and Support

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Codebreaker I
Analyzer I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 
Eve University

Probe, Efficient Scanner and Support

 
FITTINGS
H I G H   P O W E R
high slot

Core Probe Launcher I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
[Empty High slot] 

M E D I U M   P O W E R
medium slot

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Codebreaker I
Analyzer I
Cap Recharger I 

L O W   P O W E R
low slot

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II 

R I G   S L O T
rigs

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
[Empty Rig slot] 

D R O N E S   &   C H A R G E S
D R O N E S
drones

C H A R G E S

Sisters Core Scanner Probe

 

Cloaky Eyes, Scanner and Support

Cloaky Eyes, Scanner and Support

This is a fully fleshed out Covert Ops skill plan. It is only suggested if you want to provide out of corp eyes against enemies or if you have use for a highly efficient scanner. Covert Ops ships have much better bonuses to scanning, can warp cloaked and can scan down ships, structures, bubbles, you name it.

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Covert Ops I
Covert Ops II
Covert Ops III
Electronics Upgrades IV
Electronics Upgrades V
Astrometrics IV
Cloaking II
Cloaking III
Cloaking IV
Energy Grid Upgrades III
Warp Drive Operation II
Warp Drive Operation III
Warp Drive Operation IV
Evasive Maneuvering II
Evasive Maneuvering III


Notes:
  • You can train Covert Ops IV if you want to use some of the crazier fits
  • Cloaking IV allows you to fit a covert ops cloak
  • Energy Grid Upgrades III allows you to use Tech 2 Cap rechargers


You will also need to train (depending on the race of your alt):

Amarr

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Amarr Frigate V


Caldari

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Caldari Frigate V


Gallente

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Gallente Frigate V


Minmatar

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Minmatar Frigate V


Total Training Time: ~32d 12h 32m

Fittings

Please refer to the Scouting guide for fittings.

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