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Thread: Orca v Skiff

  1. #1

    Default Orca v Skiff


    Got the mining itch again, am back with 6 accounts at the moment.

    I have 6 perfect miners, 2 of which are also skilled orca pilots.

    Not doing anything too ambitious, just kicking around high sec at the moment unless I get really into it, at which point I will probably go look for a corp.

    That said, anybody mining in orcas? I am mainly looking for low maintenance and gank resistant.

    Currently have 2 groups of 1 orca + 2 skiffs so I can split systems and try and be less of a target.
    Currently running 10 miners in Eve Online.

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    Being properly tanked you will be less of a target. I've never seen orca ganks of good fits, they usually nab the shitfit ones.
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    Apparently EFT is dead, new to Pyfa but trying to figure it out.

    Throwing a fit in there now, assuming I didn't do something terribly wrong, 421k effective HP while still using 2 mining drone rigs and a drone nav computer for speed.

    Oh this is with the shield boost implant, but I think that only moved it ~11k EHP so probably not worth spending the money for what I have in mind.

    I tried adding an armor boost as well for additional tank but it didnt make much of a difference, too low of an armor hp pool I guess. I dont know if any of the agility / etc boosts would be worth while for the third spot.

    Also dont know if there is anything else useful I can throw in a high slot.

    Anyways, just noodling around.

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    Currently running 10 miners in Eve Online.

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    I mined most of today with my 2 orcas, just on and off. Not a mind blowing yield, but enough to make it worth while and not a ton of effort.

    The convenience factor cannot be overstated. I think I am going to skip the bursts altogether, I dont think its going to make the difference and there is an ammo cost involved with running them.

    Wish there was something else useful I could put in highs.

    Other 4 are training for orcas now.
    Currently running 10 miners in Eve Online.

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    the ammo cost for command bursts is negligable, but if you have barges/exhumers with your orcas the extra yield you get will far outweigh the cost of charges. You can also try out the Porpoise while you're training alts for orcas.
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    Absolutely, I was referring to running the shield command burst when mining solo in the orca, dont think its worth it. For sure running mining boosts with barges in the belt.
    Currently running 10 miners in Eve Online.

  7. #7


    Just picked up my 3rd orca, 3 to go.
    Currently running 10 miners in Eve Online.

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