The Perfect Ore Miner

The perfect miner is something that many of us wish to attain. Since we spend all day staring at our mining lasers, we have nothing better to do than to research and analyze how we can get a better yield from our mining lasers, or how to mine faster. It really boils down to: "How can I make as much money in the smallest amount of time?"

The perfect ore miner consists of three things. The perfect Hulk pilot, the perfect Orca pilot, and the perfect refiner. The Orca pilot will be able to boost the Hulk pilot to maximum yield, range, and minimum cycle time.

Contents

The Perfect Hulk Pilot

Fitting

The fitting for the perfect Hulk pilot can be found on the Hulk page in the fitting section. Pay special attention to the recommended skills section.

Skills

Is the long skill time for Exhumers lvl 5 worth it?

Example: If you make 200,000,000 ISK per week, a 3% boost will give you an additional 6,000,000 ISK per week.

My advice is that it is worth it, but only as the last skill that you will train.

Implants

Is the high price for the implants worth it?

Example:
  • Highwall: If you make 200,000,000 ISK per week, a 5% boost will give you an additional 10,000,000 ISK per week. At that rate the implant will pay for itself in 14 weeks or about 3.5 months.
  • Michi: If you make 200,000,000 ISK per week, a 5% boost will give you an additional 10,000,000 ISK per week. At that rate the implant will pay for itself in 50 weeks or a little less than a year.

My advice is to only purchase them if you want perfection, or have a lot of ISK to burn. The Michi doesn't seem very feasible to me.

The Perfect Orca Pilot

In order to maximize the mining laser yield, mining laser range, and minimize the mining laser cycle time for a mining fleet, you need to have a perfect Orca pilot.

Fitting

The fitting for the perfect Orca pilot can be found on the Orca page in the fitting section. Pay special attention to the recommended skills section.

Skills

Implants

  • Mining Foreman Mindlink - This is available on the market for about $120,000,000. It will increase the boost of your Mining Foreman Modules by 50%.
    • The Mining Foreman Link - Laser Optimization will give a boost of -2.5% to your cycle time rather than just -2%.
    • The Mining Foreman Link - Mining Laser Field Enhancement will give a boost of 6.75% rather than just 4.5% to your range. While the increased range doesn't really equate to increased profit directly, it will increase your efficiency, which will eventually equate to increased profit.
    • It will increase your yield from the Mining Foreman skill from 10% (at lvl 5) to 15%.
    • Total boost: (Cycle time boost + Yield boost) = 0.5% + 5% = 5.5%

Is the high price worth it?

Example: If you make 200,000,000 ISK per week, the boost of 5.5% will give you an additional 11,000,000 ISK per week which will pay for itself in 11 weeks or a little less than 3 months.

The Perfect Refiner