Eve Online Pirate Hunting Guide – How To Make ISK By Killing Rats

 Eve Online Pirate Hunting Guide – How To Make ISK By Killing Rats

There are lots of ships in EVE Online, and lots of places to go. The high security systems are generally pretty safe, as there are many security patrols and gun emplacement 38 super ammo for sale y other players. But if you want to make money, you don’t want safe. You want danger. From danger comes the possibility of pirate attacks, and it will be your job to kill those scurvy devils. Argh!


In order to hunt pirates, you must go to them. Pirates lurk in asteroid belts that can be found in virtually every solar system out there. The only place you won’t find them are 1.0 security systems. The general rule is: the lower sec status a system has, the more powerful pirates inhabit its belts.

1. Go to a system with lots of asteroid belts. 2. Warp to an asteroid belt. Right-click in space for quick access to the list of celestial bodies. 3. Look for pirates. 4. If no pirates are there, warp to the next belts. 5. If pirates are there, kill them. 6. Take their loot. Salvage wrecks if you can. 7. Repeat until you run out of ammo, need repairs, or fill your cargo hold. 8. Go to a station, re-equip, drop off your loot, and go out and do it again.

Seems simple, right? It is. You can do this as much as you want, and as long as you don’t get in over your head by attacking pirates that are too powerful, you will be able to make some fairly easy ISKs.

Start in a high security system and experiment with various types of pirates. Once you’re confident of your ability to fight through anything the system’s belts have in store, move to a lower security one. Just remember not to stray below 0.5 or you’ll find yourself in an entirely different reality.


The basics of NPC hunting do not vary too much from the mock fight in the game tutorial. We’ll cover the most important aspects to help you avoid the most common mistakes. You’ll finish the tutorial missions with a frigate. Stick to it for the time being. All the recommended character builds listed above give you racial frigate skill at level 4. This allows you to train Destroyers or even your race’s cruisers right away. The latter possibility is only worth it if your corporation has access to 0.0 space. Destroyers are perfectly capable of killing all high sec rats and their loss doesn’t hurt you nearly as much as losing a cruiser would.

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