Rigs are like implants for your ship. They can be plugged into rig slots on your ship, giving you improvements on attributes of your ship that tend to also come along with drawbacks that help balance out the benefits. You can manufacture rigs using items that you have salvaged from wrecks, along with the appropriate blueprint.
How to Fit a Rig to your Ship
To fit a rig to your ship, you must have the Jury Rigging skill trained to the required level, open rig slots, and sufficient calibration capacity to fit the rig. Jury Rigging requires Mechanic to be trained to level 3. A rig's information window will display the amount of calibration is required to fit the rig to your ship.
Your ship's information window will tell you how many rig slots you have available and how much calibration capacity you have available.
In the fitting window, just drag the rig to an open rig slot, and you will equip the rig.
Can I reuse rigs?
No; it is not possible to reuse rigs. Rigs get destroyed when you unplug them from your ship. In addition, if your ship is destroyed, your rigs will be destroyed along with your ship.
What types of rigs are there?
The following section outlines the types of rigs available to fit to your ship.
Armor Rigs - The effects of armor rigs include increasing resistances, improving armor repairer performance, improving salvaging performance, and increasing armor hit points. Drawback: Armor rigs reduce your maximum velocity.
Shield Rigs improve shield performance in similar ways to armor rigs. Drawback: Shield Rigs increase your signature radius.
Astronautic Rigs - There are astronautic rigs for increasing maximum velocity, increasing cargohold, reducing afterburner and microwarpdrive capacitor needs, increasing warp speed, increasing agility, increasing velocity, and reducing warp needs. Drawback: Astronautic rigs reduce your armor hit points.
Drone Rigs - Drone rigs improve drone control range, durability, mining yield, repair amount, drone optimal range, drone maximum velocity, drone damage, and stasis drone velocity decrease factor. Drawback: Drone rigs reduce CPU capacity.
Electronics Rigs - The effects of electronics rigs are improvements in ship scanners, analyzers, hacking, ECM, and electronic upgrades CPU needs.
Electronics Superiority Rigs improve remote sensor dampeners, targeting range, ECM jammers, sensor optimal range, scan speed, targeting speed, decloak targeting delay, and tracking disruptor effectiveness. Drawback: Electronics Superiority Rigs reduce shield hit points.
Energy Grid Rigs increase capacitor, powergrid, energy emission, and CPU.
Energy Weapon Rigs, Hybrid Weapon Rigs, Projectile Weapon Rigs improve turret performance, including reducing CPU and capacitor needs, increasing accuracy falloff range, increasing rate of fire, increasing damage, increasing optimal range, and increasing tracking speed. Drawback: These rigs increase the powergrid needs of the weapons they improve.
Missile Launcher Rigs improve performance of missile launchers in similar ways as the above rigs. Drawback: Missile Launcher rigs increase missile launcher CPU needs.
How do I manufacture rigs?
There are rig blueprints available on the market. The bill of materials for manufacturing a rig consists of salvaged materials. Additionally, using a rig blueprint requires various skills, including skills for the specific rig type that you are manufacturing.