Lesser-known implant sets

Many experienced players know about the famous pirate implant sets that replace the slot 1-5 attribute-enhancing implants that younger players need so badly.

By accepting a lower attribute boost (+2 for low-grade, or +3 for high-grade implants), the player receives a substantial bonus to one aspect of their ship, which increases the more implants of the set you have plugged in.

The most famous pirate implants are, in decreasing order of fame, are:

  • Slave Set: +53.63% more armor (+33.83% low-grade)
  • Crystal Set: +53.63% shield boost amount (+33.83% low-grade)
  • Snake Set: +24.73% increased speed (+16.02% low-grade)
  • Halo Set: -20.7% reduced signature radius (-14.3% low-grade)
  • Talisman Set: -38.12% faster energy neutralizer and nosferatu effect (-26.94% low-grade)

however, there are a few lesser-known implant sets that provide some interesting benefits. While of course the high-grade sets are still expensive, the low-grade sets are often quite reasonably priced.

Navy Implant Sets

  • Grail Set (Amarr)
  • Talon Set (Caldari)
  • Spur Set (Gallente)
  • Jackal Set (Minmatar)

These implant sets provide +2 or +3 attributes plus increased sensor strength for ships of the same race as their creators. It’s interesting to note that the low-grade implant sets have a fixed sensor strength bonus (+7 full set), while the high-grade implants have a percentage increase (+75.63% full set), making the low-grade sets better than the high-grade sets for cruiser-size and smaller ships.

Minor Faction Implant Sets

  • Low-Grade Centurion Set (+33.83% Electronic warfare optimal range), offered by Mordus Legion
  • Low-Grade Edge Set (-26.94% booster side-effect duration), offered by the Intaki Syndicate
  • Low-Grade Harvest Set (+33.83% mining laser range), offered by ORE
  • Low-Grade Virtue Set (+33.83% Scan probe strength), offered by the Sisters of Eve
  • Low-Grade Nomad Set (-26.94% Agility), offered by Thukker Mix

Obviously, some of these implant sets will see limited use (e-war range is probably eclipsed by sensor strength for most fits, because being jammed out of your own ECM precludes using it on others), but others see solid, if niche use. Virtue sets are de rigeur for probe alts, and the Nomad set is ridiculously effective for freighter pilots, which is part of the reason why they are so expensive. Note that these sets are only available in low-grade strength.

So next time you’re browsing the market for the perfect set of hardwires for your new fit, check out some of the obscure implant sets – you might find something right up your alley.

Update: view the entire list on one page, courtesy of the Eve University wiki.


4 Responses to “Lesser-known implant sets”

  1. December 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Very interesting, going to have to look into some of those.

  2. December 30, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Thanks for the info and some good info to be aware of with Implants and sets.

  3. December 30, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Something to consider: a greater sensor str = easier to make your ship “unscannable”… or at least, much harder to scan down….

    • 4 Serpentine Logic
      December 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Until recently, low grade sensor strength implants were bugged when used with T3 dissolution sequencer subsystems, but yeah, they help.

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