Newbie’s Guide to Mission Running for USIA

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  1. Acquire and train the skills to use the following fit:
[Kestrel, L1 Starter]

Missile Guidance Enhancer I
Ballistic Control System I

1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
Upgraded Thermal Dissipation Amplifier I
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender

Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I


Scourge Light Missile x10666
  1. Learn basic game mechanics and develop your reflexes
    1. Complete Inception (the starter tutorial)
    2. Complete the Military and Advanced Military Career Agents. (EVE Menu > Activities > The Agency > Agents & Missions > Career Agents)
    3. Complete the Sisters of EVE Epic Arc
  1. Begin running L1 missions for Caldari Navy corporation, the most commonly requested corporation by our clients. Caldari Navy is more commonly requested than all other corporations combined.

Note: In #grinders-bulletin, we maintain a list of missions which are particularly hard or lengthy that you might want to skip, especially at L3 and L4 when you get there.

  1. Acquire and train the skills to use the following fit:
[Corax, L2 Starter]

Micro Auxiliary Power Core I
Missile Guidance Enhancer I

1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
Upgraded Thermal Dissipation Amplifier I
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender

Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Arbalest Compact Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I


Scourge Light Missile x30000
  1. Once you have access to L2 missions, stop doing L1 missions and do L2 missions instead.
  2. Acquire and train the skills to use the following fit:
[Caracal, L3 Starter]

Ballistic Control System I
Ballistic Control System I
Missile Guidance Enhancer I
Missile Guidance Enhancer I

10MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
50MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Upgraded Thermal Dissipation Amplifier I
Medium Shield Extender I
Medium Shield Extender I

Experimental SV-2000 Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Experimental SV-2000 Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Experimental SV-2000 Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Experimental SV-2000 Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile
Experimental SV-2000 Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Scourge Light Missile

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I


Scourge Light Missile x30000
  1. Once you have access to L3 missions, stop doing L2 missions and do L3 missions instead.

Reminder: In #grinders-bulletin, we maintain a list of missions which are particularly hard or lengthy that you might want to skip

  1. Acquire and train the skills to use the following fit:
[Caracal, L1-L3 Blitz Runner Junior (Alpha Max)]

Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Missile Guidance Enhancer II
Missile Guidance Enhancer II

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
50MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Missile Guidance Computer II, Missile Precision Script
Missile Guidance Computer II, Missile Precision Script

Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile

Medium Bay Loading Accelerator I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I


Hornet II x2


Caldari Navy Scourge Light Missile x30000
  1. You are now ready to use the advanced fittings posted on the USIA Grinder Fittings page and continue working your way up to L4 missions. Eventually you will be able to work on other corps entirely.