Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Module of the Week: 1MN Afterburner

This is part of a series where I look at a module and its variants and discuss it in terms of what is is used for and how the various iterations of the module differ.

This week we will start with something everyone has seen before, the 1MN Afterburner!

Gives a boost to the maximum velocity of the ship when activated. The thrust that boosts the ship, and the corresponding maximum velocity bonus, are limited by the mass of the ship that uses this module.
Note: Frigate class module
This is an active module designed for use on frigates and give a ship a bonus of 112.5% to 159% to their maximum velocity (the absolute bonus depending on the mass of the ship its fitted on). The module is affected by the following skills:

Acceleration Control - 5% bonus to speed boost / level
Afterburner - 5% reduction to duration / level + 10% reduction to capacitor use / level
Fuel Conservation - 10% reduction to capacitor use / level

To get an idea for how much improvement this leads to, an Afterburner I, the base Tech 1 module, has:
- speed bonus of 112.5%,
- activation cycle of 10 seconds, and
- activation cost of 20 GJ.
Fitted on a ship with a character that has all three skills to level V we have:
- speed bonus of 141%,
- activation cycle of 7.5 seconds, and
- activation cost of 5 GJ.

For the purposes of module comparison, we will be looking at the base unmodified by skills values.

ModuleMeta LevelPG (MW)CPU (tf)Activation Cost (GJ)Max Velocity Bonus (%)Source
1MN Afterburner I0101520112.5Built
Limited 1MN Afterburner I2101520121.5Rat Drop
Experimental 1MN Afterburner I3101520126Rat Drop
1MN Afterburner II5111522135Built
1mn Analog Booster Rockets691316121.5Storyline Mission
Federation Navy 1MN Afterburner7101720141LP store
Shadow Serpentis 1MN Afterburner7101720141LP Store, Rat Drop
Domination 1MN Afterburner8111515144LP Store, Rat Drop
Republic Fleet 1MN Afterburner8111515144LP Store
Coreli C-Type 1MN Afterburner11101715150Rat Drop
Gistii C-Type 1MN Afterburner11131520153Rat Drop
Coreli B-Type 1MN Afterburner12101815153Rat Drop
Gistii B-Type 1MN Afterburner12131520156Rat Drop
Coreli A-Type 1MN Afterburner13101915156Rat Drop
Gistii A-Type 1MN Afterburner13131520159Rat Drop

As you can see, the boost provided by the modules increases as the Meta Level does, but there are some trade offs in fitting requirements or capacitor usage as you go down the chart. Is your fit tight on CPU or Powergrid is a question that could determine if you reach for a Shadow Serpentis afterburner or a Republic Fleet version. Also, the price difference can be dramatic, taking our previous example the Shadow Serpentis module is around 25 million while the Republic Fleet 1MN Afterburner is ~47 million ISK in Jita markets as of today.

Although there are Officer versions of the 100MN afterburner, there are no 1MN nor 10MN officer afterburners in the game.



  1. Please change the color you use in your list. Cant read that white on white.

  2. Discussion of use vs MWD might have been useful, as MWD is the other prop mod.