Win Before You Fight – Learn PVP Lesson

In this video you will learn how to tell how skilled your opponent is and even figure out how he has fit his ship. This knowledge allows you to decide when to fight and what tactics to use.

The video covers 4 basic methods for learning more about your opponent. All of which can be done quickly ingame. Infact I use them in just about every single fight.

When I first learned these techniques, my PVP ability improved instantly because I was able to make smarter decisions.

For example:

If I'm in a Taranis and want to engage a Rapier, I will look for a few things:

What is his character age? What guns does he have fitted? Does he have a sensor booster or eccm?

If he has a sensor booster or ECCM module active (you can tell by the effects) that tells me he has one less mid slot for his tank. Knowing that the typical Rapier fits 2 webs, a long point, mwd, and then tank, I then know that he will have almost no tank if he fit a sensor booster or eccm. Which tells me he is an easy target.

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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.