Core Skills: Combat Probing After Odyssey


The new Odyssey expansion included some very serious changes to Combat Probing in EVE Online. The effect was that Probing became far easier and faster. With the new "Formations" you can quickly set all your probes into an ideal formation for finding targets. Plus, you can now drop ALL of your probes a one time, rather than launching them one at a time like in the past.

Personally, I don't probe unless it's absolutely necessary, so I'm no PRO at it. However this video will give you the basic idea so that you can Probe people quickly.

If I did want to take this to the maximum I would focus on boosting scan strength to the max with a Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher, Sisters Combat Probes, a Covert Ops ship with Gravity rigs, etc. Doing that will allow you to get most ships with one 4 AU scan like you see in this video.

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This article has 3 comments

  1. snakebreath 06/17/2013, 7:35 am:

    A recent change now allows you to cloak right after dropping probes, no need to get out of the 2km range. (course, better if you do) This basically allows a player to perform a sort of cloak+MWD+probe trick upon jump into a new system/wh.

    • Abbadon21 06/17/2013, 3:11 pm:

      Old habits die hard…

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Marzuki 06/18/2013, 11:17 pm:

    Probing down ships/sites is VERY easy now. Some say too easy. With an expanded probe launcher and 8 normal core probes I’m able to scan down signatures with minimal effort in 3 scans or less (10 seconds). Fly safe out there and mash the D-scan at all times.

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