Eve Online Mining manual: Skills, fittings, and Isks per hour.

Eve Online Mining manual: Skills, fittings, and Isks per hour.

In this article we’ll cover all about mining on the most equipped ship Skiff: Skills, fitting, Isk per hour.

There’re three types of ships in Exhumers branch: Hulk, Mackinaw, Skiff. Each of them has its own particular qualities; however, they’re generally the same. It was identified by practical consideration that Skiff is the most all-purpose ship in terms of both protection and production.

 

Necessary skills:

Drones

To provide comfortable and safe mining you should have T2 Medium and Light Drones. It’s important when you mine using one ship or you’re a part of a fleet.

Drone Avionics, Durability, Interfacing, Navigation, Sharpshooting are the auxiliary skills which greatly increase speed, damage, armor and range of your drones.

Drones – necessarily Level 5 because it influences on the quantity of simultaneously launched drones.

Light and Medium Drones – necessarily Level 5 because it gives an access to T2 drones. 

Mining Drone Operation – necessarily Level 5 because it gives an access to T2 Mining Drones. You shouldn’t ignore these little ones; they‘ll give you 15-20% increase to the overall production.

 

Engineering

All skills connected with Capacitor and CPU should be at Level 5; otherwise safe mining is impossible in Null Security Space being full of the most valuable ore. 

Capacitor Management, Capacitor System Operation and Power Grid Management are responsible for the recharging speed and you capacitor’s output. They should be at Level 5 to provide your Skiff being a Capacitor Stable.

CPU Management influences on the total number of ship’s CPU and it’s very important to have it at Level 5 or your Skiff will be unequipped and you won’t able to outfit it. 

Other skills are permissible at Level 4 like in the screenshot.

 

Resource Processing

Astrogeology, Mining, Reprocessing and Reprocessing Efficiency should be at Level 5 because they are important for Skiff control. 

Ice Harvesting at Level 5 helps you to mine ice as efficiency as possible.

Arkonor Processing, Bistot Processing, Crockite Processing and other skills with Processing ending and being at Level 4 let use T1 Mining Crystals thus increasing mining by 45-60%. 

When you learn Processing skills at Level 5, you’re able to use Т2 Mining Crystals; however they cost much more in comparison with Т1 Mining Crystals and that’s why they only decrease Isk per Hour.

 

Shields

 The whole system of Skiff’s protection is based on shields. Thanks to the ship’s peculiarities you’ll be provided with the reliable protection even if you have average shield’s level.  

Skills of this branch increase the capacity and damage resistance of your shields. It doesn’t make any sense to consider it in detail. 

 

Spaceship Command

Spaceship command and Mining Barge at Level 5 are necessarily for Skiff control. Exhumers at Level 5 are much better than Exhumers at Level 4 in terms of production volume and defense. That’s why it’s important to learn it to Level 5.

 

Targeting

In this skill branch you need only Long Range Targeting (helps you to take aim at asteroids being far away) and Target Management (lets you take additional aims and kill NPC pirates continuing your mining).

Let’s summarize skills of the ideal Skiff pilot. You should learn 13mln SP – it’s around 8,6 months or 26 skill injectors or 17,4 billion ISKs (at the time of this article’s writing the price of 1 Skill Injector is equal to 679 mln ISK). 

 

Skiff fitting

Over the years of ore mining we’ve been able to develop the most effective option for Skiff:

In this option Skiff has the overall production being equal to 3196 m3. Thanks to the Capacitor Stable and active protection Skiff repairs its shield at 213 hp per 3 sec.

With such indicators you will be perfectly safe both in High Security Space and even in Null Security Space.

  

 

Mining ISK per Hour

 

Let’s look at the ways of asteroids mining according to the profitability from the most unprofitable methods to the most profitable ones.

10 mln ISk/Hour - mining in High security space using 1 ship, without Orca’s fleet bonus.

18 mln ISk/Hour  -mining in High security space using 1 ship, with Orca’s fleet bonus.

17mln ISk/Hour  - mining in Low security space using 1 ship, without Orca’s fleet bonus.

26mln ISk/Hour  - mining in Low security space using 1 ship, with Orca’s  fleet bonus.

30mln ISk/Hour  - mining in Null security space using 1 ship, without Orca’s fleet bonus.

38mln ISk/Hour  - mining in Null security space using 1 ship, with Orca’s  fleet bonus.

50mln ISk/Hour  - mining in Null security space using 1 ship, with Rorqual’s fleet bonus.

Note: these calculations are average because the ideal option is taken into account (when you mine during 60 min, don’t distract or die from pirates).

 

Conclusions about asteroids mining: summing up it’s important to underline that it’s impossible to earn many ISK during asteroids mining when you just begin to play and have only one character. Experienced miners always use at least 10 characters, but often from 20 and more.

 

In the next post we will speak about Null Sec Rorqual mining.

 

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