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Enforcer

Rise through the ranks and earn your way to the top

Activities

For those seeking to keep the peace, New Eden provides no shortage of targets. Whether you contact Agents for directed missions, hunt down pirates for bounties, fight back Sansha’s Nation in Incursions, or dive into Abyssal Deadspace to engage in conduit-loop proving, maintaining order can be a great source of wealth.

Certified skill plan

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Mission Runner

Certified skill plan

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Bounty Hunter

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Anomic 'Burner' Missions

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Abyssal Deadspace

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Level 5 Mission

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Pirate Faction Mission

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Incursions

Fits to fly

If you want to survive Security missions in EVE then you need to prepare. This means fitting enough defensive (tank) modules to your ship to survive while also ensuring that you have the weapons to destroy other ships, the speed to maneuver, and enough capacitor to run all of your modules. The first step in this process will be in selecting your ship. You can view all of the options for any faction from the Ship Tree.

Since Security missions will involve staying in the mission site for an extended period of time, you will want to use active modules such as Shield Boosters or Armor Repairers to continually repair damage. These are used instead of buffer modules - Shield Extenders or Armor Plates - which will eventually run down to zero, likely with an explosion soon to follow. The exception to this rule is the occasional use of passive shield regeneration. By using Core Defense Field Purgers and a mix of Shield Power Relays, Flux Coils, Extenders, or Rechargers, some pilots will aim to have their shield regenerate on its own while it takes damage.

Regardless of your tank choice, an important part of running these missions is to recognize which damage type the hostiles will deal. This is seen in the Show Info panel when right clicking on a hostile NPC. By knowing this in advance, it's possible to prepare with specific hardeners against their damage types. Knowing just how much damage you need to tank is going to come from experience. A good tactic is to start out with lots of defensive modules and then to reduce them in exchange for damage or speed if you feel that you can.

Skills to survive

Training the right skills to survive is a vital part of growing as a Capsuleer. While Mining and Distribution missions will largely follow a similar skill plan to the Industrial career, Security missions are an entirely different beast. Training combat skills for these is an absolute must in order to survive the onslaught. Below are a few examples of specific skillsets that would be useful in early missions to help you begin to specialize to take on more difficult content.

Another great way to start out is by selecting one of the certified Skill Plans in-game. As an Enforcer you can select a plan for a Mission Runner or Bounty Hunter, both of which will let you automatically insert the skills you need into your skill queue!

Gallente Armor and Drone Pilot

  • Gallente Frigate - Improves the ship bonuses of Gallente frigates
  • Drones - Allows simultaneous control of one drone per skill level
  • Drone Interfacing - Increases drone damage
  • Light Drone Operation - Increases light drone damage
  • Drone Avionics - Increases the range at which you can control drones
  • Drone Navigation - Increases the speed of your drones
  • Drone Sharpshooting - Increases the range of your drones
  • Drone Durability - Improves the HP of your drones
  • Armor Resist Compensation Skills - Increases the armor resist bonus provided by certain modules
  • Repair Systems - Allows Armor Repairers to work faster
  • Acceleration Control - Increases the speed boost of Afterburners and Microwarpdrives

Caldari Shield and Missile Pilot

  • Caldari Frigate - Improves the ship bonuses of Caldari frigates
  • Light Missiles - Increases damage with long-range Light Missiles
  • Rockets - Increases damage with short-range Rockets
  • Missile Launcher Operation - Increases missile launcher rate of fire
  • Rapid Launch - Increases rate of fire by a larger amount
  • Warhead Upgrades - Increases missile damage
  • Target Navigation Prediction - Improves missile ability to hit fast targets
  • Guided Missile Precision - Improves missile ability to hit small targets
  • Missile Projection - Increases missile range by making them faster
  • Missile Bombardment - Increases missile range by giving them a longer flight time
  • Shield Resist Compensation Skills - Increases the resist bonus provided by certain modules
  • Shield Compensation - Decreases capacitor need for Shield Boosters
  • Tactical Shield Manipulation - Prevents damage from bleeding through shields into armor
  • Acceleration Control - Increases the speed boost of Afterburners and Microwarpdrives

Amarr Armor and Laser Pilot

  • Amarr Frigate - Improves the ship bonuses of Amarr frigates
  • Small Energy Turret - Increases damage with small Pulse and Beam lasers
  • Controlled Bursts - Reduced capacitor need of weapons
  • Rapid Firing - Increases rate of fire by a larger amount
  • Surgical Strike - Increases turret damage
  • Motion Prediction - Increases turret tracking speed
  • Sharpshooter - Increases turret optimal range
  • Trajectory Analysis - Increases turret falloff range
  • Armor Resist Compensation Skills - Increases the armor resist bonus provided by certain modules
  • Repair Systems - Allows Armor Repairers to work faster
  • Acceleration Control - Increases the speed boost of Afterburners and Microwarpdrives

Minmatar Shield and Projectile Pilot

  • Minmatar Frigate - Improves the ship bonuses of Minmatar frigates
  • Small Projectile Turret - Increases damage with small Autocannons and Artillery
  • Gunnery - Increases turret rate of fire
  • Rapid Firing - Increases rate of fire by a larger amount
  • Surgical Strike - Increases turret damage
  • Motion Prediction - Increases turret tracking speed
  • Sharpshooter - Increases turret optimal range
  • Trajectory Analysis - Increases turret falloff range
  • Shield Resist Compensation Skills - Increases the resist bonus provided by certain modules
  • Shield Compensation - Decreases capacitor need for Shield Boosters
  • Tactical Shield Manipulation - Prevents damage from bleeding through shields into armor
  • Acceleration Control - Increases the speed boost of Afterburners and Microwarpdrives

Additional Tutorials

If you're hungry for more then these resources should fill in any gaps.

Try it out

Easy

  • Complete a level 2 mission
  • Fit your ship with an Armor Repairer and Capacitor Rechargers
  • Earn 10 million ISK in mission rewards
  • Upgrade to a destroyer for Security missions
  • Complete a Tranquil Abyssal Deadspace Filament

Medium

  • Complete a level 3 mission
  • Scan down and complete a Highsec combat site
  • Complete a storyline mission
  • Buy an item using Loyalty Points
  • Join an incursion fleet
  • Survive an Agitated Abyssal Deadspace Filament

Hard

  • Complete a level 4 mission
  • Complete a C1 wormhole combat site
  • Scan down and complete a Lowsec combat site
  • Complete a mission for a pirate faction
  • Upgrade to a battleship for Security missions

Featured videos

  • Enforcer

    Basic Missions

    Missions in EVE come in three flavors: Security, missions involving the removal of pirate threats using combat ships; Mining, where Agents will expect you to gather ore in exchange for ISK; and Distribution, the movement of goods often using Industrial ships.

    Community Resources

    Ready to move on? The resources below have all been created by Capsuleers in the EVE Online community. They're available in almost any format you can choose to learn in the way that suits you best.