EVE Fitting Tool - EVE University Wiki (2022)

This article is deprecated and no longer in use.
Please visit PYFA, an alternative fitting tool, for current info.

The EFT project has been abandoned by Gripen, its author, since March 2016. Fitting stats on a variety of modules and ships have been changed since that time, and so EFT can now generate inaccurate fits. Use of EFT is no longer recommended.

EVE Fitting Tool, or EFT, is one of the most widely used 3rd party applications by players. It allows you to create and experiment with different ship fittings without the need to be in the game. By adding your character information, it can let you know if you meet the requirements for the fitting or what skills you lack for the proper fit. The step-by-step visual guide below is aimed at providing you with a good understanding of how to use the program and interpret the information it displays.

To download EFT you should follow the link in the opening post of this thread on the official EVE online forums. Do not download EFT from anywhere else.


  • 1 Step One: Importing Your Character
  • 2 Step Two: Using the Ship Window
  • 3 Step Three: Fitting Your Ship
  • 4 Other Useful Tips
    • 4.1 Importing fits from EVEMon
    • 4.2 Export/Import fits between EVE and EFT
      • 4.2.1 From EFT to the Game
      • 4.2.2 From the Game to EFT
    • 4.3 Importing fits via clipboard
    • 4.4 DPS charts
    • 4.5 Adding damage profiles
    • 4.6 Creating an All Level X Character

Step One: Importing Your Character

The first thing you will want to do after starting EFT is import your character information. This can be done by opening the 'Character Editor' under the 'View' menu option or pressing Ctrl + C.

By default, EFT provides you with a 'All level V' character. To use your own skill set, first click the 'Create new character' icon just to the right of the drop down menu.

This will open a new window to type in your character's name. After hitting 'Ok', the drop down menu will select and display your newly created character.

To import the current skills from your character, click the 3rd small icon, named "API skill import".

On this screen, you will need to input your character's API key which can be obtained here: if you have existing API for this purpose or if you want to create a new one. When you have input the information, click 'Next' which will pop up another window allowing you to select the character information you want to import. You can also click the option to save that character selection which will allow you to use the 'Quick import' button to update your character in the future.

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Keep in mind, this only imports your character's current skill information and does not anticipate any future training. It will not import any implants your character has either. However, you can add implants by clicking the 'Implant' button and browsing the trees available. When you have found the right implant, double-click it to add it to your character's stats. Active implants are displayed by a green check mark.

One other useful thing to know is that you can modify your character's skill levels manually. This is very helpful if you want to compare ship stats with your current skill level versus any anticipated training.

Just remember that you can use the 'Quick import' button to 'reset' your skills back to their original state should you forget which skills you modified.

Now that you have added your character, it is time to work with your ships.

Step Two: Using the Ship Window

To open a ship window, click the 'File' menu tab and select 'Open ship browser...'

This will open the selection window where you can browse all the different ships available. Clicking a ship will show its stats and bonuses to the right.

Once you start adding and saving fits, you will notice that each selection will indicate the number of setups that you have for that ship type. When you have found the ship you want to fit hit 'Ok'. The ship window will open up and if you do not already have any fits for that ship it will ask you to create a new one. Click 'Yes', type in the name you want to save the fit under, and hit 'Ok'.

From here, you will want to familiarize yourself with the display. You can select the character you want to work with in the drop down box at the top. Mousing over the various icons in each section will display specific information. For example, mousing over the question mark in the top left will display the ships information and bonuses.

The icons under 'Defence' and 'Targeting' will also indicate the ability to right-click and alter the displayed information or variables.

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Once you are comfortable with the display, you can start fitting your ship.

Step Three: Fitting Your Ship

On the left side of the EFT screen, it will have various categories which can be expanded to find different modules.

You may also search for specific types by typing the name in the search window at the top. In certain categories you can show faction or other specific modules by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the window.

To load a module, click and drag the module into the appropriate slot on the ship window. When a module is loaded you will notice that it will change various stats on the right side of the ship window. You can overload or place a module offline by clicking the icon to the left of the module itself.

Right clicking the module will allow you to change ammunition types and view other info.

Clicking 'Show Module Info' will pop up a window displaying the various stats and requirements to fit the module.

You will notice that it gives the price for the module itself. As you load a module onto the ship, it will automatically pull the average price information from the EVE-Central database if you are on an active internet connection. As you fit more and more modules, the ship window will calculate the estimated total cost for that fitting in the bottom right. Keep in mind that not all modules have price data loaded on the EVE-Central site and it may not be completely accurate depending on the region you are in.

Some ships have the ability to carry drones. If you wish to add those to the fitting, click the 'Drones' button at the bottom right of the ship window. From here you simply click and drag the drones you wish to fit. To put them online, click the check box.

When you have finished loading all the modules you wish to fit to a ship, the display window will indicate if you have the proper skills. The color icon next to your characters name will either be red or green. If it is red, you can mouse over to show which skills you still need to be able to fit the modules.

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Keep in mind that even though you may have the required skills, they may not always be enough to fit the modules effectively. Other things such as the Powergrid or CPU requirements may still hinder you from flying with that fitting. If this is the case, it will show the overage in the top right.

To get some suggestions on what skills or other modules can make up for the difference, right click the attribute and select "Show Attribute Info", then "Affected by".

Once you have finished creating a fitting, you have a couple of options. If you wish to work with the same ship, you can click the arrow down icon next to the 'Current Setup' drop down menu to manage the setups.

It also features options to export the setup to various formats. If you are finished working with that ship type, click the X in the top right of the ship window to close it and save your setup.

That's all there is to it! EFT when used properly is a very useful tool to create your own ship setups and help you further develop your character in game. As EFT is updated, this page will be updated to reflect those changes. Feel free to add your own useful tips and tricks as needed below.

Fly safe! o/

Other Useful Tips

Importing fits from EVEMon

EFT offers the option to import saved ship setups that you may find online or pull from EVEMon. To do so, open the 'File' menu and click 'Import fit from XML...'.

In this window, you can specify where your saved XML files are, import them, and also export your current setups into one large file.

Export/Import fits between EVE and EFT

From EFT to the Game

EFT offers the option to export files in XML-format that you can import in game.

When you have a fit open in EFT, click the drop-down menu to the right of the name of your fit, and select Export to XML. The default EVE file path for fittings under Windows is "...\My Documents\EVE\fittings", so save it there. In game, go to the Fitting Management window (by opening up the fitting window (ALT+F) and clicking the Browse button near the bottom right). The Fitting Management window has an Import button, and the rest should be obvious.

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From the Game to EFT

There's an Export button in the game's Fitting Management window, which (guess what) exports all your fits in a single XML file. Export fittings in game first, then in EFT, go to File -> Import/Export to Eve -> Open XML File Manager to look at the exported XML files.

Importing fits via clipboard

Fits can be imported from text format via the clipboard. Copy the fit (for example from the wiki or a forum post) to the clipboard by marking and pressing CTRL-C. Click on the EFT window to give the focus to EFT. A dialog will appear, asking if the fit should be imported to EFT.

DPS charts

If you wish, EFT also offers the ability to compile DPS charts based on ship setups that you have saved. To use this function, you would need to have multiple ship windows open each with a different setup selected. From here, open the 'File' menu and click 'New DPS Graph'. This will pop up a new window.

Right click to select the attacking and defending ships. The graph will display your DPS versus the range of the targeted ship.

You can also adjust the velocity at which the ships are traveling and clicking on the line will show the transversal velocity of the two combating ships.

Adding damage profiles

It's possible to add damage profiles to your defence icon, in order to see how your tank/ehp will act against specific damage type proportions.

The syntax is as follow:


Below you will find a list of damage profiles for various NPC factions and several popular ammunition types. To use them in EFT just copy/paste the following at the very end of your config.ini file in your EFT directory.

  • NOTE: EFT must be closed when modifying the .ini file.

DamageProfile=[NPC] Angel Cartel,480,0,719,3058
DamageProfile=[NPC] Blood Raiders,613,570,60,0
DamageProfile=[NPC] EoM,0,618,1718,0
DamageProfile=[NPC] Guristas Pirates,0,570,3504,0
DamageProfile=[NPC] Mercenaries,90,634,424,108
DamageProfile=[NPC] Mordu's Legion,0,30,70,0
DamageProfile=[NPC] Rogue Drones,86,91,281,964
DamageProfile=[NPC] Sansha's Nation,1945,1598,0,0
DamageProfile=[NPC] Serpentis,0,1627,1320,0
DamageProfile=[Faction] Amarr,1204,1349,0,0
DamageProfile=[Faction] Caldari,0,795,944,0
DamageProfile=[Faction] Gallente,25,781,1127,0
DamageProfile=[Faction] Minmatar,615,310,815,1633
DamageProfile=[ammo] Antimatter,0,5,7,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Null,0,6,5,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Spike,0,4,4,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Multifrequency,7,5,0,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Scorch,9,2,0,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Aurora,5,3,0,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] EMP,9,0,1,2
DamageProfile=[ammo] Phased Plasma,0,10,2,0
DamageProfile=[ammo] Fusion,0,0,2,10
DamageProfile=[ammo] Barrage,0,0,5,6
DamageProfile=[ammo] Tremor,0,0,3,5

With these damage profiles you'll be able to see how effective your tank is against specific enemies/weapons. Both your DPS tank and your effective HP ratings will be recalculated based on the damage type you use, by default EFT is using a balanced damage profile (which is the reason why the numbers might differ from the numbers shown by the ingame fitting screen, as the ingame fitting screen is using your lowest resists to calculate the effectiveness of your tank).

Creating an All Level X Character

Occasionally you may prefer to test all level X values without having to change everything using the drop-down menus. Within the Character Editor, select the [All level V] character and click the second button from the left for "Rename\Duplicate character." Enter the name All level X (or something similar) and click OK.Go to your EFT directory, then into the Characters directory. Open up the character file for your new All level X with Notepad (or some other basic text editor program), then use the replace all function to change the 5s to your target level. Save the changes and you'll have an 'all level X' character for your theorizing pleasure. This will accept otherwise impossible sets of skills (eg you could have weapon upgrades to 3 and advanced weapon upgrades to 3 even though advanced weapon upgrades has a prerequisite of weapon upgrades 5).


What is PYFA? ›

PYFA (Python Fitting Assistant) is a cross-platform fitting application that can be used natively on any platform where python and wxwidgets are available, including Windows, Mac and Linux. It provides many advanced features such as graphs and full calculations of any possible combination of modules, fits, etc.

How do you simulate fit Eve? ›

Right click on your real hull in the fitting window and select the 'Simulate my ' option. Drag the hull from the simulation mode button to the center of the window. Drag any hull or structure from the 'Hulls & Fits' browser to the center of the fitting window or click on the little 'Simulate' icon on the entry.

How do I fit my ship in EVE Online? ›

In other areas to make it work the four pillars to balance any successful fit are the amount of

How do I use Eve anywhere? ›

To access EVE Anywhere, go to eveonline.com, sign in to your account, and click the 'Launch EVE Online' button to start playing. A connection speed of 25Mbps or higher is required for a reliable cloud-based experience. For all the latest information about EVE Online, please visit EVE News.

How do I import a character into PYFA? ›

In pyfa, click the Eve SSO tab and add character. You'll be taken the the Eve login screen, Log in, choose a character from that account and authorize.

Is Eve Online a simulation? ›

However, EVE Online is still a simulator where you can form massive fleets, mining magnates, or interstellar corporations. All of these in-game careers ultimately require some number crunching, and the gold standard for data analysis is still Microsoft Excel.

How do you save a fit in EVE? ›

Alt-F will open the fitting window. Click the wrench icon on the left and then the Hulls&Fittings tab. Sure u can. Simulate them and save it.

How do I equip a skin in EVE? ›

A SKIN license can be used by right clicking it within the inventory and selecting the "Activate SKIN License" menu entry. An activated ship SKIN license can then be selected within the left-hand side of the fitting window, where all available skins for the currently active ship will be listed.

Is Eve anywhere free? ›

This added flexibility doesn't come for free, however. If you're an Alpha player, you can unlock 24-hours' worth of EVE Anywhere in exchange for 30 PLEX, the in-game currency. That roughly works out to around $1.50 for 24-hours of browser access.

What platform is Eve on? ›

Eve Online
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, macOS
ReleaseNA: May 6, 2003 UK: May 6, 2003 EU: May 23, 2003
Genre(s)Space simulation, massively multiplayer online role-playing game
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Can you still play Eve? ›

The game will continue to be playable with our servers remaining active until August 5th 2022. On August 5th 2022, EVE: Valkyrie's servers will be turned off, social media profiles will be closed, and this website will go offline.

Is EVE Online pay to win? ›

EVE Online players have understandably taken to Reddit to decry the move, as it's about as overt an instance of pay-to-win in the galactic sandbox MMO as you can get, plus there's the whole issue of how it impacts the game's crafting economy and how easy it would be for a newbie to buy this pack and immediately lose it ...

Is EVE Online the biggest game? ›


EVE Online is the largest single shard space MMO of all time. With over 7,000 solar systems and nearly 20 years of rich player-created history, join this storied universe and play free to experience everything from immense PvP or PvE battles to mining, exploration, and industry.

Does EVE cost money? ›

The monthly subscription cost jumps from $15 to $20, three-monthly goes from $39 to $48, six months $72 to $87, and 12 months $131 to $150. "We're committed to bringing you the absolute best version of Eve, and a compelling future for New Eden," the update concludes.

What is the biggest ship in EVE Online? ›

Titans are the largest ship type in EVE. They can perform the same fleet functions and support roles as the Mothership (Cloning, Ship maintenance arrays, Ship/Items hangars).

What is the fastest ship in EVE? ›

Frigates are the smallest and fastest of the Eve Online ships.

What is the best battlecruiser in EVE? ›

For many, the Brutix is the best Battlecruiser in the entire game. It's an absolute beast in PVP fights if it can get close enough to its enemies. With shocking DPS and formidable tanking abilities, it's a juggernaut that takes a lot to put down.

How do you get a ship in EVE? ›

Look for the Market - looks like chart. If it isn't there, click top left E button, business, market, drag it to your left bar. After you opened market, type name of a ship you want into search input.

Does Eve Online have a discord? ›

If you do not wish to connect your in-game character to your Discord account, you can join the Official EVE Online Discord via this link.

How do you use ship SKINs in EVE? ›

How to Use SKINs. Initially, SKINs are items that can be kept in your cargohold or in stations. To use the SKIN, you must activate it. After the SKIN is activated, it cannot be removed from the ship to which it is applied.

Where can I buy ship SKINs in Lost Ark? ›

To get skins for your ship, you can purchase them through the in-game shop with Royal Crystals. Once you purchase them, you are free to change your ship skin. These are found in the in-game shop in the mounts and pets tab.

What is Omega in EVE Online? ›

Upgrading with 2 months of Omega unlocks some of EVE's best ships and skills, as well as doubling your skill training speed. Omega also unlocks features such as exclusive Triglavian ship piloting, exporting from planetary colonies, full access to the contracts system, and lower taxes on manufacturing and research jobs.

Can you play EVE Online without downloading? ›

EVE Anywhere enables instant access over supported browsers - Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox - and requires no downloads whatsoever.

Does EVE Online run on Linux? ›

The EVE Launcher is now available for Linux.

How many players does EVE have? ›

EVE Online
MonthAvg. PlayersPeak Players
December 20203,982.25,609
November 20204,161.510,229
October 20204,430.66,477
September 20204,695.66,698
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What is the purpose of EVE Online? ›

EVE Online is a brilliant, open-world MMORPG that lets players travel through space. However, it's a very different experience compared to other MMOs. There are gamers who play MMORPGs for fun and camaraderie and then there are EVE Online players.

How many subscribers does EVE Online have? ›

Eve Online has about 300,000 to 400,000 active players per month across subscribers and free-to-play players. Since launch, the game has accumulated around 4 million unique subscribers and 25 million unique users globally.

What age rating is EVE Online? ›

EVE Online is rated T for teen, ages 13 and older, and its only descriptor is violence.

Is EVE Online hard to run? ›

EVE is very user-unfriendly. The gameplay isn't hard, you really don't have much to do in combat, but the game has a lot of systems and a lot to learn about using them.

How do interdiction Nullifiers work? ›

Interdiction Nullifiers are High Power modules which, when activated, will prevent the effects of Warp Disrupt Probes and Mobile Warp Disruptors on your ship and allow you to fly through these fields without being stopped.

How do you get a venture in EVE? ›

A Venture can be obtained for free via completing the second mission given by the career agent: Industrialist (Producer). The built-in warp core stabilization has the same effect as two fitted Warp Core Stabilizers.

How do you get a ship in EVE? ›

Look for the Market - looks like chart. If it isn't there, click top left E button, business, market, drag it to your left bar. After you opened market, type name of a ship you want into search input.

How do you sell ore in EVE Online? ›

Eve Online - Newbro Quick Tips #2 How to sell your Ore on the Market

What is best to mine in EVE? ›

The best ores to mine currently are Pyroxeres, Kernite and Plagioclase, all of which can be found in high-security space. Scordite, Veldspar and Omber aren't too far behind and are worth mining if the more valuable ores run out.

How do you make mining faster in EVE? ›

Mining yield can be improved in four ways:
  1. Training mining skills.
  2. Fitting different modules to your mining ship.
  3. Installing implants in your character.
  4. Be part of a mining fleet and receive fleet boosts.
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What's the best mining barge in EVE Online? ›

The Covetor has the greatest mining yield (about 10-20% more than a Retriever or a Procurer) out of the T1 mining barges, but has the smallest Mining hold (it holds only about 5-8 minutes' worth of mined ore) and the least tank.

What is the fastest ship in EVE? ›

Frigates are the smallest and fastest of the Eve Online ships.

How big are ships in EVE? ›

Size Class

Almost 14 kilometers in length, it is over 200 times longer than the Punisher, a frigate. Some ships that don't fit or are hard to pin down in this classification are certain Haulers and ORE Ships.

How many ships are in EVE? ›

ISD Alliance. I make it 228, based on that list at least :) There are a few more fly-able but not accessible ones such as Developer/ISD only ships like the polaris frigates, the Enigma and some of the Jovian cruisers like the Echelon, I think.

Is mining profitable EVE Online? ›

Mining isn´t very profitable ISK per hour wise but it can be done mostly afk. lawlessX a écrit : Fe2O3 a écrit : Skill up a bit then join a nullsec corp/alliance and profit.

What is the most valuable ore in EVE Online? ›

Mercoxit. Mercoxit is considered by some people to be the most profitable ore to mine in the game because it is worth the most isk/m³.

Where can I find Mercoxit? ›

Mercoxit is an ore that can be mined in asteroid belts and clusters. It can be reprocessed into minerals used for manufacture, or sold on the Market. It is the only ore to contain Morphite (along with its compressed variant), and can only be found in nullsec.


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