Guristas Pirates

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The Guristas Pirates are one of the four major cartels in the EVE universe. It was formed by two former members of the Caldari Navy, Fatal and The Rabbit, the Guristas Pirates are a constant thorn in the side of the Caldari State. The Guristas are traditional pirates in the sense that their operation is not based around some ideology, but rather a plain and simple greed. The Guristas have bases close to Caldari space and from them they embark on daring raids, often into the State itself. Though the Guristas are considered more honorable than many of their counterparts, they are still extremely dangerous and not to be tampered with.


Founded by the charismatic Fatal and technically-minded Rabbit, the Guristas Pirates are a professional and highly-organized outfit operating out of their home region Venal. Unlike other rogue factions, the Guristas focus primarily on old-fashioned piracy, although they're not afraid of making surgical raids deep into Caldari space if they think doing so will achieve something worthwhile.

The Guristas control a notable share of the “grey market” smuggling of competing products into megacorporate enclaves in the Caldari State. They also run one of the largest illegal currency exchanges of Caldari corporate scrip.

Guristas in PvE

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Guristas rats are a common sight in Caldari State space and regions north of it. In these areas, Guristas rats can be found on asteroid belts and combat sites. Guristas are also present in many missions.

Guristas rats deal kinetic and thermal damage with emphasis on kinetic damage. Their battleships deal almost completely kinetic damage. Their defenses are weakest against kinetic damage, followed by thermal damage. They are largely shield tanked, and actively recharge shields.

The EWAR of choice for Guristas is ECM. This can make it very annoying to fight against Guristas rats. To counter this, you may fit your ship with a sensor booster with ECCM script. Drone ships are also almost immune to ECM as the drones will keep on fighting even if the ship is unable to target anything.

Faction Ships

The Guristas have a full line of faction ship available for capsuleers. The Guristas ships use small number of extremely powerful drones with kinetic and thermal missiles. In addition to offensive bonuses the Guristas ships also have bonus to all shield resists.

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