Wiki | Explorer | Navigator | Complexes | Build | Item info | Rigs | Cans | Security | Rats | Ore | Changes (Aug 05 '07)

Grismar's EVE Wiki : DamageTypes

WikiHome :: Categories :: PageIndex :: RecentChanges :: RecentlyCommented :: Login/Register


This article explains the different damage types in EVE and gives a brief overview of the factions in EVE and what damage types they typically deal.

There are four damage types in EVE: image Electromagnetic (EM), image Explosive, image Kinetic, and image Thermal.

The different weapons and ammunitions in EVE inflict one or more of these damage types. Conversely, the shields and armour of different ships will be able to resist these damage types to varying degrees. In general terms, explosive and kinetic damage is better at punching through a ship's armour, while EM and thermal damage is more effective against shields.

Damage types inflicted by different weapon classes

Some weapon types always inflict a particular type of damage; others are more versatile.

Damage types inflicted by different factions

The different factions found throughout the EVE galaxy have favoured weapon types. If you know that you will be fighting a particular faction, you may be able to predict the types of damage that they will inflict on you. Fitting modules on your ship to help it resist this damage may mean the difference between defeat and victory.

Although faction ships have favoured weapons, many also carry missiles that may do different damage types. If you know the specific ships you will be up against, you should consult a list of npc damage and resistance types (such as this site).

Main Damage types to use on npc factions:

Related articles:

Other relevant sites:


There are 4 comments on this page. [Display comments]

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitionalleaving this site :: Valid CSSleaving this site :: Powered by Wikka Wakka Wiki this site
Page was generated in 0.0426 seconds