This Eve Online ship fitting guide will cover the Magnate Amarr exploration frigate. With ship bonuses to survey probes to help Eve Online Capsuleers pinpoint cosmic signatures, this vessel is the appropriate entry level vessel for Amarr players looking to get into the exploration career. Players will want to pick a Magnate fitting that includes a probe launcher with survey rigs. For those looking to take the Magnate into low sec, evasion equipment and a cloaking device would prove highly beneficial. High sec pilots may want to opt for defensive turrets to help ward of NPC rats.
The Magnate is described in Eve Online as: “This Magnate-class frigate is one of the most decoratively designed ship classes in the Amarr Empire, considered to be a pet project for a small, elite group of royal ship engineers for over a decade. The frigate’s design has gone through several stages over the past decade, and new models of the Magnate appear every few years. The most recent versions of this ship – the Silver Magnate and the Gold Magnate – debuted as rewards in the Amarr Championships in YC105, though the original Magnate design is still a popular choice among Amarr pilots.” Although the Magnates flavor text speaks highly of its aesthetic design, which certainly does have a great appeal to it, this ship benefits from several bonuses to exploration and energy turrets. For defense the Magnate has a 5% bonus to small energy turret capacitor use per Amarr Frigate skill level, and benefitting exploration, the Magnate also possesses a 5% bonus to survey probe scan strength and flight time.
The Magnate can be found in the Eve Online market in the range of 150,000 – 200,000 Isk. The Magnates fitting attributes are as follows:
Fitting Slots: 3 Low, 1 Medium, 2 High (2 Turret hardpoints) 3 rig slots
Fitting Stats: 210 CPU, 22 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Navigation: 296 m/sec
Hit Points: 242 Structure, 386 Armor, 160 Shield (510 second recharge)
Capacitor: 156 Capacity, 117.19 second recharge time
Cargo: 320 m3
Drones: 10 m3 capacity, 10 Mbit bandwidth
Eve Online Fitting: “Hauler / Salvager Magnate”
This Magnate fitting focuses on large cargo space for salvaging and looting operations, giving the Magnate 1,009 m3 of cargo space. A top speed of 717.5 m/s allows this fitting to get your looting operations done quickly. It’s important to keep this vessel away from hostile areas of Eve Online because an effective HP of 1,044 and no defensive capabilities means this ship makes a juicy target, especially filled with valuable loot.
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