Posted Mon, Apr 25, 2011 by Space Junkie
Hounds are a Minmatar stealth bomber, and one of the most popular ships of that class. They are capable of warping while cloaked, inflicting disproportionate damage for their size, and launching deadly bombs. They also inflict explosive damage, making them much beloved during bombing runs. Minmatar players with an interest in PvP often pick up stealth bombers at an early point in their EVE Online careers, as do some PvE players that want to operate in dangerous areas.
This article makes inventing hounds easy. I list everything you need to train, buy, and do, in order to invent them. If you are unfamiliar with the invention process, please familiarize yourself with how it works before continuing. The second half of this guide will cover the manufacturing portion of the process.
The Hound might not look like much, but it is considered by many to be the best stealth bomber in EVE Online.
Overview Of Making Tech Two Blueprints
In order to produce hounds, you will need a blueprint. The invention process attempts to convert a breacher blueprint copy into a hound blueprint copy. Because there is only a moderate chance of success, many attempts are usually required, especially if multiple blueprints are desired. The invention process requires many ingredients, most of which are consumed in the attempt.
Invention Skills Needed
In order to attempt to invent a hound, you will need the following skills:
The total price of these skills is currently about 23mil on the Jita market, though market manipulation attempts often spike the price of some of the skills.
The following materials are needed for each invention attempt:
The data interface is the most expensive item here, costing about 45mil ISK but is completely re-usable, but the other ingredients are consumed regardless of whether the invention attempt is successful or not. Each of these can be purchased at a market hub in high-security space, though most will find it convenient to buy their own breacher blueprint for the purpose of making copies.