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Orca and Exhumer mining fleet in High Sec

by Vlad The Impaler
EVE Online mining

Mining is one of the main activities in EVE Online, even though it is not necessarily for everyone. Only those with strong inclination towards industrialist type of gameplay in this amazing, dog-eats-dog MMORPG are willing to partake in it. It can be tedious, uneventful, even despised by the “real” EVE Online players that will gladly give their best trying to suicide-gank unsuspecting miners in random asteroid belts, even in the High security sector.

Best mining fleet setup for 2019 in EVE Online

Mining has changed a lot throughout the passing years. New ships and features have been introduced, moon mining is now a common thing, and possibilities for players both in High and Low Sec space have been dramatically increased. Simultaneously there were also nerf and ship changes, so that what worked yesterday no longer actually performs well today.

The hero mining ship for years was the Hulk, the legendary Exhumer with an amazing yield, fairly strong on all sides. But after the nerfs that is no longer the case, and now the Hulk remains as -seemingly – only viable in areas where it is well protected, such as Null Sec space that is well secured by the alliance holding it.

Currently, the best setup for High Sec mining seems to be an Orca with a fleet of Skiffs. Your primary concern are the suicide-gankers, so make sure that your Skiff is as protected as much as possible. Do not, under any circumstances, use cargo hold expanding rigs, since they reduce your HP.  Jettison your cans and micro-manage the ore that is being filled. It is better to lose 5-7 millions of ore from a flipped can than to lose your Exhumer. High Sec does not guarantee you safety. Align your ships toward a station or a safe spot and be prepared to warp out when necessary.

High Sec Mining Fit for Orca

First, you need to make sure you fit your Orca properly; this is a build that currently seems to work well.

[Orca]
Damage Control II
Reinforced Bulkheads II

Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
EM Ward Field II

Mining Foreman Burst II
Mining Foreman Burst II
Shield Command Burst II
Large Murky Compact Remote Shield Booster
Large Murky Compact Remote Shield Booster
Medium Murky Compact Remote Shield Booster

Large Transverse Bulkhead I
Large Transverse Bulkhead I
Large Transverse Bulkhead I

Current Orca price is somewhere around 600M and the fitting goes for around additional 80-90M ISK.

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High Sec Ore Mining Fit for Skiff

The Skiff Exhumer for mining ore in High Sec fitting is as follows:

[Skiff – Ore Mining]
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II

Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Drone Navigation Computer I
EM Ward Amplifier II
Thermal Dissipation Amplifier II

Modulated Strip Miner II
Modulated Strip Miner II

Medium Processor Overclocking Unit II
Medium Drone Mining Augmentor I

Fully fitted Skiff for High Sec mining will cost somewhere around 220M ISK.

High Sec Ice Mining Fit for Skiff

Naturally, there is also ice that can be mined. I usually avoid it – too crowded and attracts bums much more than random asteroid belts – but some people like it.

 

[Skiff – Ice Mining]
Ice Harvester Upgrade II
Ice Harvester Upgrade II
Ice Harvester Upgrade II

Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Drone Navigation Computer II
EM Ward Amplifier II
Thermal Dissipation Amplifier II

Ice Harvester II
Ice Harvester II

Medium Processor Overclocking Unit I
Medium Ice Harvester Accelerator I

This Skiff build and fitting also come somewhere around 220M ISK, depending on market evaluation.

 

Naturally, nothing of this is as clear-cut as it may seem, and different people ahve different opinions. if you would like to share yours down below in the comments, I would be happy to take notes, and perhaps even revise and improve the fitting suggestions made above!

Fly safe!

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