Skill Training Video Guide – Use EFT to Optimize Your Skill Training

Before we get to the video we should discuss some prerequisites and basics to make sure you are going into this fight fully loaded...

When you are training a character you want to find a ship and fit to focus on. Then once you have decided you then use EVE Mon to create a Training Plan that will get you the Minimum Skills to fly that fit.

Once you have done that, it's time to pull up EFT and use this video to continue beyond that point.

If you've spent much time in EVE or on EVE Forums you've probably heard people use "EFT Warrior" as a derogatory term to describe people who rely on EFT too much without understanding the underlying mechanics.

While I think understanding game mechanics is critical, I also believe there is no such thing as spending too much time in EFT as long as you are still playing the game some of the time.

Early on I used EFT for a large number of reasons. The first was obviously to find new fittings, but much more importantly I would import the fitting of my opponents to study them too.

If I had a fight with my Hurricane VS Wolf and lost I would pull them both up in EFT and study them until I understood why it happened and how I could do better next time.

This led to a process of studying the capabilities of almost every ship in the game and made me a better pilot over all.

In this video I talk about another way I used EFT from the very beginning to maximize my effectiveness in PVP and PVE by priotitizing my Skill Training to get the biggest bang from my time.

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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.