EVE Damage Types

EVE online works with four basic damage types: EM, Thermal, Kinetic and Explosive. Most damage done to you or done by you will fall into these four categories. This makes for an interesting Rock-Paper-Scissors mechanic where certain damage types work better against certain enemies. The tables below will give you a basic insight of the damage done by NPCs, weapons and drones and the damage you should do to counter them.



Faction:They do:You should do:Misc:
Angel CartelExplosive / KineticExplosive / KineticTarget Painters
Blood RaidersEM / ThermalEM / ThermalNos/Neut/TD
GuristasKinetic / ThermalKinetic / ThermalECM
Mordu's LegionKinetic / ThermalKinetic / EM 
Rogue DronesOmniEM / Thermal 
Sansha's NationEM / ThermalEM / ThermalTracking Disruptor
SerpentisThermal / KineticKinetic / ThermalSensor Dampener
Khanid KingdomThermal / EMEM / Thermal 
EquilibriumKinetic / ThermalKinetic 
SleepersOmniOmniAll

Here is an overview of the damage type each type of weapon/drone does:

Type:EM:Thermal:Kinetic:Explosive:
EMP
Proton
Plasma
Uranium
Titanium
Lead
Uranium
Titanium
Fusion
Uranium
 
MjolnirInfernoScourgeNova
 
Drones:Acolytes







 

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