Announcing The Ninja Pilgrim Guide

If you happened to run into me this summer in Syndicate, Cloud Ring, Fade, or else where, I was most likely flying a Pilgrim.

In fact, I virtually lived in a Pilgrim for about 4 months. Party because I was making a guide about it and partly because it was just such an awesome ship.

The reason for this is because in my opinion the Pilgrim is currently the best Solo PVP Ship in the game!

And, what's even better is that no one else knows it yet!

The reason for this is due to the fact that not too long ago the Pilgrim got a huge Buff and almost no one noticed. That Buff was to give the Energy Neutralizers a Range Bonus so they reached out to 25km instead of about 13km. As a result, many people are shocked when you neut them past 13km.

Because the Pilgrim can kill it's enemies capacitor, change damage types with different drones, and fly at high speeds, it is insanely difficult to kill while at the same time being capable of killing most ships in the game 1 on 1.

If you've been out solo PVPing lately you know that it can be incredibly frustrating sometimes because of the insta-locking camps with ECM and webs. Trying to solo in Null Sec without a scout can result in quite a few losses where you have absolutely ZERO chance to survive.

The Pilgrim on the other hand can penetrate deep into enemy space with ease.

It can escape all but the very best gate camps.

Your Cloak allows you to haunt your enemies, striking from the darkness and killing your targets with devastating effectiveness.

These are the reasons I decided to name it the "Ninja Pilgrim Guide" instead of my more common format of Pilgrim PRO Guide.

When you fly this ship, you feel like a Ninja, you think like a Ninja, and best of all you act like a Ninja.

Log in and cloak at a safe spot in your enemies system before work, then at lunch time you strike and kill a ratter in an anomaly.

Later that night you get online for your main gaming session of the day and because you've been afk so long the enemy has decided you're no longer a threat so they start ratting, mining, or camping again. You take advantage of this by sneaking up on your prey and then uncloaking and crushing them before they can figure out what just happened.

In the process of making this Guide I wanted to test it's effectiveness at using these tactics to disrupt another Alliance. So I set off to a little pocket in Syndicate which was inhabited mostly by people wanting to avoid combat and just Mine, Rat, and do the occasional camp.

What followed was over a month of carnage, and by the end of my stay many of the people in that alliance had left for high sec, another group had left the area completely, and the main alliance had come to hate me so much they started a mailing list about me to vent their frustrations.

This was all as a result of me constantly hunting and killing them every where they went. Jumping from system to system, I was there. Running a combat site, I was there. Mining Op, I was there.

I became their Boogie Man and the Pilgrim was ship that made it all possible.

The new Ninja Pilgrim Guide will be released on Sunday October 11th at 20:00 EVE Time (That’s 4 pm USA Eastern Time).

Here is a quick preview of the new guide:

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In my example above I described just how effective the Pilgrim can be at devastating an enemy from inside their home area, but that's not all it can do.

In the video above you can see an example of the most common ways to use a Pilgrim:

  1. Jumping into a camp, then killing them all while using your neuts to control range and remove tackle.
  2. Hunting Ratters and Miners in space where they "think" they are safe.
  3. Camping a bubble in a pipe system while cloaked so that you not only kill everyone who gets caught, but also the hostiles who see your bubble and decide they will camp it.

Then there's one more fantastic use for the Pilgrim I found while using it...

Often times I would be out solo and my alliance would be roaming nearby, so I would join them with my Pilgrim. What usually resulted was some awesome fights where the enemy engaged thinking they could win but quickly found out that Logistics doesn't work too well with 3 Pilgrim Nuets on it.

Being able to surprise your enemies in Fleets in crucial to getting fights and winning fights in Fleet PVP. The Pilgrim is a great tool for that.

So just whats in the Ninja Pilgrim Guide?

I have created two Fittings for the Pilgrim that I think are optimized for the job they do.  One is Armor and one is Shield. You will get both of these fittings and instructions on when to use them and when not to.

Then there is the Fitting Video Discussion where I teach you about the fits, why it's fit that way, and how to make the most of each ship.

Next, there's a Tactics Lecture where I teach you the tactics and operation of the Pilgrim. This includes things like how to escape when your enemies blobs you, how to fight out numbered, and how to use your Pilgrim to maximum effectiveness.

Finally, there are over 3 HOURS of real life PVP Footage (with more coming) where you watch me in real solo PVP while telling you exactly what's happening as I go. This is the fastest and easiest way to learn PVP.

In these Narrated Videos I have also taken the time to Illustrate some of them like you see in the Preview Above. I do this to further break down the fights and tactics so that you can repeat what I do very easily when you're out dominating in the Pilgrim.

The Ninja Pilgrim Guide will be released at 20:00 EVE Time on Sunday October 11th.

...and as always there will be a very special First Day Bonus!

Of the people who buy within 24 hours of release I will be drawing two people.

The First winner will get EVERY GUIDE FREE. That's right, you will get every PVP and ISK Guide on EVE Pro Guides for FREE.

The Second winner will a free 1 on 1 roam with me in the ship types or fleet of their choice.

About the author

In 2010 Abbadon21 was the first person to create Narrated Instructional PVP videos for EVE Online. This started a new era of EVE Online and opened up high level "PRO" PVP to everyone. Abbadon21 is also the Founder of, which is EVE Online's oldest and most trusted source for high quality PRO Guides.