If you are a new player, don't read this. :D
Abyssal game play is some of the hardest content in eve, and I include that alongside doing solo pvp. It's seriously hard on the upper end.
If you are asking in #new-player-questions, we will ask you to go to the Abyssal Lurkers discord and talk to the experts, NOT us.
It requires huge investments, needs a HUGE wallet buffer, and everytime you move from one tier to another, you pay for it in lost ships.
T0 - aka tranquil, easy, like stepping out your door. Like a Level 1 mission.
T1 - aka calm, Like walking down the street. L3?
T2 - aka agitated, Like doing a good jog down the street. L4?
T3 - aka fierce, You're running a marathon now somehow! And I have 20 minutes to finish.
T4 - aka raging, There are other professional runners in this marathon! STILL 20 minutes?!?
T5 - aka Chaotic, Is this Olympics suddenly? T4 was so easy!
T6 - aka Cataclysmic, WHO THE FUCK IS SHOOTING WHILE I'M TRYING TO RUN HERE?!?!
It escalates that fast. In T6, you EXPECT to die every so often. That's how hard it is.
The usual recommendation for new players is to start at t0, see how they like it, then start fitting for the tier above and run the ones below it. So fit for T2, run T1. On the high end, fit for T5, run T4.
The key is to go 'fast'. You want to kill everything in a hurry. People die in abyssals not because of tank, but always because they didn't kill enough fast enough. You think it's about tanking the site, nope, it's always the DPS race versus the SHORT 20 minute clock. So work on Murder Faster.
You need replacement ships reserved. If you are short on money, this is NOT the activity for you.
ignore this: Ideally, you run the high end sites a couple times on Sisi, the test server. If your character isn't up to date, ask for some skill injectors to get it tested. Singularity is down for good
Note: If you're looking for pricing on abyssal modules, https://mutaplasmid.space/appraisal/ makes that easy, you sell these on contracts.
What you have to know beforehand
Before you start doing abyssals, you need to have really good button pushing skills and some isk as a buffer. You will lose ships in abyssal space. IF you don't have money, this is NOT the content for you!
You also need good PVP knowledge. This could be ratting knowledge but you have to hold 10 things in your head at once:
Your position and speed
What is your range to your tar get
Who is the biggest threat
Where are the pylons/clouds and what types are they
What your ammo and heat levels are at
What your shields/armor are at
Are your drones okay
Are your weapons being effective
Are you able to get to the bio cache in time
Can you finish this in 20 minutes
If you can do this, and press buttons on your ship, then maybe you have a shot?
Anyway, I'm just going to do a couple links here, will try to expand while I go.
https://discord.com/invite/ppk7B7Y - The Abyssal Lurkers Discord.
https://forums.eveonline.com/t/abyssal-resources-webapp-from-caldari-joans/383504 Abyssal Lurkers webpage
https://caldarijoans.streamlit.app/Tier_1_Solo_Frigates - to do tier 1s, you need 3 filaments to do frigate ones.
DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO ACEFACE. He will get you killed. Read the comments first.
Mostly, check youtube with the tier (and ship) you want to run: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eve+online+abyssal+t3
Note, Warn Michael from Eveo discord said:
There is an abyssal discord with WAY more information as well.
The key is to get a deep safe.
This is 14 au from any gate for large systems.
Or more than 14 au from ANYTHING for small systems.
To get these is very doable with certain conditions:
Find a system with an incursions, and make bookmarks at different of the sites in the system. These are not restricted to the 4 au from a celestial
Run an abyssal at downtime. This might get patched out at some point.
Ask a friend. Don't ever mention what system you're going to run in.
This is a fit to run a t0 elec filament. Note, you need 3 of the correct difficulty and weather. any variation and you generally die, usually because of lack of DPS.
If you start to go up in tiers, it gets more expensive and i do NOT recommend these for new players.
https://abysstracker.com/fit/6580 has the povertila, to quote:
Always get them started with the Povertila, you can make decent bank with low SP in T4 exotics with that tbh
If they are doing exotics, just swap the EM rig for a Therm. The EM rig is only included as the fit is suppose to also do T3 Electricals.
Tbh the other tiers people will just figure out as they gain experiance
I'm sure @Somtaaw probably has good experiance with a passive Gila, and i'm just being a bit... Zealous.
Tbh when I first started I did use a passive gila setup in t4 gammas, I just cringe from the memory :KEK:
And a gila fit that was shared with me, not sure the weather or difficulty but ... that's what sisi is for?
This fit was shared with me as well, but is 'slow'.
And if you don't have a character that can run on sisi, you're not ready.