This Eve Online ship fitting guide will cover the Badger Industrial ship for the Caldari. Of the two tech 1 industrials, the Badger is the ‘entry level’ industrial barge for the Caldari having a very low skill requirement set, and massive holds for storing whatever cargo it is you need to move. The Badger is an important vessel for those interested in mining and manufacturing in Eve Online, since you will need a vessel capable of moving large amounts of goods at once. Incapable of fitting much in the ways of offensive weaponry, pilots will often want to opt for defensive and hull expanding fitting options.
The Badger is described in the game as: “The Badger-class freighter is the main cargo-carrier for the Caldari State, particularly in long, arduous trade-runs. Its huge size and comfortable armament makes it perfectly equipped for those tasks, although the Caldari seldom let it roam alone.” The Badger benefits its primary role with a 5% bonus to cargo capacity and max velocity per level of the Caldari Industrial skill. These vessels are often found drifting on autopilot on long jump routes though high security space. Often player owned badgers will not have escorts unless traveling through low sec systems, and in the rare case, a undefended Badger pilot may be seen through low or null security systems attempting an incredibly risky haul (I’ve pulled these off successfully a few times, carefully keeping attention to activity in nearby systems to watch for gate camps). To fly this vessel pilots will need Caldari Industrial Level 1, Spaceship Command Level 3 and Caldari Frigate level 3. Eve Online recommends Core Competency and Active Shield Tanking to maximize possible fitting options.
The Badger typically runs in the area of 300,000 Isk depending where in the Eve Online galaxy this ship is purchased in. Here are some of the Badger’s fitting attributes:
Fitting Slots: 2 Low, 4 Medium, 1 High (1 turret hardpoint) 3 rig slots
Fitting Stats: 750 CPU, 50 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 120 m/sec
Hit Points: 860 Structure, 743 Armor, 274 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 437 Capacity, 242.5 second recharge time
Eve Online Fitting: “Agile Badger”
This fitting was created to support a reason for players to use the MKI Badger, over its more advanced cousin. This fitting capitalizes on the Badger’s agility and lower align time for warp, decreasing that time through the use of two inertia stabilizers and speeding up the ships velocity while in warp. This Badger fitting is not for players wanting to make long runs with their ship an autopilot, since there are other fitting options that will be more suitable for that. This is for players making manual jumps, since ship velocity is not a factor when all your warps are to 0m.
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