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Fit Kitchen: The Legion

I don’t get quite as many comments as Youtubers do it seems, but I did get a few comments on Twitter! Because of that, we’re going to look at the Legion today as well as one surprise extra fit for CCP Aurora of all people ;D It’s a fun little boat and it doesn’t get the love it deserves. Usually, the Legion is overshadowed by the long webs of a Loki, let down by the dual-weapon system of drones+missiles, or out-neuted by a Bhaalgorn. It still brings a lot to the table, though, and I’ve got quite a few interesting fits to show off today.

As always, we can start with the ship bonuses so that we know what to work towards. Being a T3, there is way too much information for me to put into columns without breaking formatting hard. Instead, here’s a rough breakdown of what your three options are for each substem slot:

Base Ship Bonuses

Amarr Strategic Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
5% reduction in module damage from overheating
10% bonus to nanite repair paste repair speed

Role Bonus:
99% reduction in Scan Probe Launcher CPU requirements
Rigs may be removed from this ship without being destroyed
On ship destruction, the pilot will lose one random subsystem skill level


(Pick one of each from the following)

Core Subsystem

  • Extra capacitor, neut resistance, and lots of powergrid.
  • Fast locking, longer targeting, and better sensor strength.
  • Bonuses to neut and nos drain amount, better neut and nos overheating.

Defensive Subsystem

  • A lot more armour HP, better overheat of active hardeners
  • Better armour reps, better overheating of armour reps
  • Can fit a cloak, smaller bonuses to armour repping.

Offensive Subsystem

  • Lots of missiles, lots of drones, with drone damage and HP.
  • Medium energy turret range, damage, and activation cost.
  • Can fit command bursts and remote armour reps like an Oneiros but with overheating bonuses.

Propulsion Subsystem

  • Agility and base velocity bonuses.
  • Afterburner velocity bonus and MWD sig reduction, but no extra agility.
  • Much faster warping and immune to warp disruption bubbles.

So you can see that there are plenty of options when it comes to designing a fit, and that is part of why I’ve not made an article on it for so long. If you want an instalock beam ship then you can do it. If you want a Black Ops hunter with links for your Panthers and Redeemers then you can do that too. Most people just throw damage, a cloak, and sometimes neuts onto this ship and call it a day, relying on bling to solve every problem. If you’re a long time reader then you know that isn’t how I do things. Most of the fits below come in at around 400m ISK rather than the laughable 1.5b+ ISK T3C’s that we kill daily. They perform just as well.


Parasitic Legion, Utilising Bonuses

As I’ve already discussed, the neuting setup for a Legion is a pretty good one. A single T2 medium neut from a legion eats up 22.5GJ/s with heat up to 29GJ/s! To put that into perspective, a T2 heavy neut from a battleship is 25GJ/s. You can certainly set this up for a full heavy armour neut Legion and it’s bloody effective. You aren’t here for fleet fits, though, so check out the first one below instead.

There are two variants, actually, both based on the same concept. I like to think of the first buffer one as a cheap Stratios killer. For roughly the same ISK as a Stratios, you can cloak, neut much harder, have more buffer, and hit much harder with drones and HAMs. 683 DPS hot isn’t amazing but combined with 58 GJ/s of neuts it has potential to shut down and out-brawl many of the weird active rep fits you see around wormhole space these days. I recommend flying this with a Talisman set. The low grades cost about 220m ISK and the latter only 427m. This allows you to push that neuting up to 80GJ/s! That’s enough to zap a battery Deimos flat in 50 seconds.

The second fit below is an armour rep version. It uses an MWD instead and is not cloaky. My thoughts there are that if you can cloak, you can use your better positioning to get the brawl rather than having to burn for it. Of course, the benefit to being non-cloaky is that you can use that lovely defensive subsystem and get a really nice tank without spending beyond T2. To do that I’ve also leveraged the nos bonus purely to keep your own tank alive. I don’t advise blinging the reps here at all. It’s a fool’s goal and it always ends with a dead T3C when someone brings a bit of alpha damage.

Cloaky Buffer HAMs & Neuts

[Legion, 2020 Cloaky HAMs & Neuts]

Damage Control II
800mm Steel Plates II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Centum C-Type Energized Thermal Membrane

10MN Afterburner II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
Medium F-RX Compact Capacitor Booster

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Anti-EM Pump I
Medium Anti-Kinetic Pump I

Legion Core - Energy Parasitic Complex
Legion Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Legion Offensive - Assault Optimization
Legion Propulsion - Wake Limiter


Infiltrator II x5

Swap plate to ancil rep and trimark to Nano Pump to make this an “active buffer” fit with 76k EHP under drugs! Watch out for counter neuting, though. 50MN Restrained optional.

Non-Cloaky Active Rep

[Legion, 2020 Reps and neuts]

Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Damage Control II
Medium I-a Enduring Armor Repairer
Mark I Compact Reactor Control Unit

50MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
Medium Capacitor Booster II

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Medium Energy Nosferatu II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II

Medium Bay Loading Accelerator II
Medium Anti-EM Pump I
Medium Anti-Thermal Pump I

Legion Core - Energy Parasitic Complex
Legion Defensive - Nanobot Injector
Legion Offensive - Assault Optimization
Legion Propulsion - Intercalated Nanofibers


Infiltrator II x5


Standard Exile Booster
Agency 'Hardshell' TB5 Dose II

Speedy Legions, 50MN and 100MN

So perhaps you aren’t so big of a brawling fan. The excitement of being pounded by a Hyperion is just too much for you. Fortunately, the Legion can kite decently well, too. It isn’t the fastest or most agile ship out there, but it certainly has all the right stats to make longer-range fits worth flying.

Eat your heart out, Zealot

The first one, once again, leans on the theme of using a Covert Ops Cloak. It’s essentially a tankier and higher damage Omen Navy Issue, or it’s a faster and better nano Zealot. In a Conflag + Pulse Laser setup, it pushes 811 DPS hot, though I’d be more inclined to make use of ~42km Scorch. With Beams, it instead hits to 30km with 708 DPS and even as far as 100km in a pinch with Aurora. With these kind of stats, it’s very tempting to drop the point for a tracking computer to make the most use of this as long range damage and anti-tackle.

My second speedy fit is a 100MN variant and I have to say that it’s one of my favourite overpropped ships next to the Vedmak and the Stabber Fleet Issue. That’s because the Legion manages to be generally good in every area that a 100MN ship needs. It has a 17.6s align, heats up to 2.86km/s, does 700 DPS cold, and tanks a good amount. The fact that it uses RLMLs and drones is a bonus in helping get rid of tackle. The only things to be aware of here are your somewhat limited time on-grid with the ancil, and the limitations of a defensive neut against really hard tackle. One final point about this fit is that it achieves a 4 second warp with a 2% implant. Now that’s slippery.

Here’s cloaky HAM version (that struggles on cap) too.

50MN ONI Legion

[Legion, 2020 50MN Kiting Lasers]

Heat Sink II
Heat Sink II
Tracking Enhancer II
Damage Control II
Overdrive Injector System II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer

Gistum B-Type 50MN Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II
Small Capacitor Booster II

Heavy Beam Laser II
Heavy Beam Laser II
Heavy Beam Laser II
Heavy Beam Laser II
Heavy Beam Laser II
Heavy Beam Laser II
Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

Medium Energy Metastasis Adjuster II
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing II
Medium Ancillary Current Router I

Legion Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Legion Core - Dissolution Sequencer
Legion Offensive - Liquid Crystal Magnifiers
Legion Propulsion - Intercalated Nanofibers


Aurora M x6
Gleam M x6
Conflagration M x6
Scorch M x6
Navy Cap Booster 400 x17
Imperial Navy Multifrequency M x6
Imperial Navy Radio M x6
Imperial Navy Standard M x6
Imperial Navy Xray M x6
Nanite Repair Paste x150
Sisters Combat Scanner Probe x8
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x8
Optimal Range Script x1
Tracking Speed Script x1
Heavy Pulse Laser II x6
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I x1
Tracking Computer II x1

Pulse Laser refit and spare rig in cargo. Take this out and drop to 50MN restrained for a cheap Legion 😀
You might also want defensive web instead of a point for fleet use, or a nano for more agility.

100MN RLML

[Legion, 2020 100MN RLML Legion]

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Medium Ancillary Armor Repairer
C3-A 'Hivaa Saitsuo' Ballistic Control System
Ballistic Control System II

Gist A-Type 100MN Afterburner
Warp Disruptor II
Small Capacitor Booster II

Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Medium Infectious Scoped Energy Neutralizer
Small Energy Neutralizer II

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing II

Legion Defensive - Nanobot Injector
Legion Core - Augmented Antimatter Reactor
Legion Offensive - Assault Optimization
Legion Propulsion - Intercalated Nanofibers


Acolyte II x5
Hammerhead II x5
Hobgoblin II x5
Hornet EC-300 x5
Infiltrator II x5
Warrior II x5


Eifyr and Co. 'Rogue' Navigation NN-602
Eifyr and Co. 'Rogue' Evasive Maneuvering EM-702
Zainou 'Deadeye' Guided Missile Precision GP-801
Zainou 'Snapshot' Light Missiles LM-901
Zainou 'Deadeye' Rapid Launch RL-1001

Agency 'Overclocker' SB5 Dose II


Inferno Fury Light Missile x3000
Inferno Precision Light Missile x3000
Mjolnir Fury Light Missile x1000
Navy Cap Booster 400 x20
Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile x1000
Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile x1000
Nanite Repair Paste x250

Rabisu on a Budget, The Rep Legion

I was a couple of matches away from winning one of these. Top 16 ATXIV captain 😉

In case anyone is new to the game or just didn’t know, there are actually cloaky logistics ships in EVE online, and I’m not talking about T3Cs. The Rabisu and Etana are the armour and shield versions respectively. Only 50 of each were ever seeded, so they’re pretty damn rare. The fact that a Tech 3 Cruiser such as the Legion can perform that same role nowadays is insane, especially when you can do it for as cheap as 470m ISK.

You can run a similar fit to the one below in a non-cloaky format by utilising the Augmented Plating subsystem and going hard on the bling. I don’t see the point for most gangs, though. It allows you to hide strong logi within your DPS fleet, but the new powergrid changes make it expensive. To tank well, you need to spend on good resist mods. To make it worth the money, you then need to spend a lot more on blingy medium remote reps. Honestly, just use an Oneiros, Zarm, extra guardian, or a… rep Maller.

So what makes this fit good? Well, the fact that it has a really specific use-case in a Black Ops fleet. I went with the cap booster setup since it saves powergrid and allows us to pick up the Dissolution Sequencer subsystem instead, reaching almost instalock. Not as versatile as a battery rep Legion, but it doesn’t need to be on grid for nearly as long. We’re also playing into that theme by frontloading reps into the heated ancil rapper. If you just need to buy the time to finish a gank then that’s all you need. If not, it still performs almost as well as the medium compacts.

Cloaky Blops Reps

[Legion, 2020 Cloaky Rep Legion]

Damage Control II
Federation Navy 1600mm Steel Plates
Centum B-Type Energized Thermal Membrane
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II

Medium F-RX Compact Capacitor Booster
Republic Fleet Small Cap Battery
F-90 Compact Sensor Booster
10MN Afterburner II

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Medium Ancillary Remote Armor Repairer
Medium Coaxial Compact Remote Armor Repairer
Medium Remote Armor Repairer II
Medium Remote Armor Repairer II
Coreli A-Type Small Remote Armor Repairer
Coreli A-Type Small Remote Armor Repairer
Armor Command Burst II

Medium Ancillary Current Router II
Medium Remote Repair Augmentor II
Medium Remote Repair Augmentor II

Legion Core - Dissolution Sequencer
Legion Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Legion Offensive - Support Processor
Legion Propulsion - Wake Limiter


Hobgoblin II x5
Hornet EC-300 x5


Armor Energizing Charge x300
Armor Reinforcement Charge x300
Rapid Repair Charge x300
Navy Cap Booster 800 x16
Nanite Repair Paste x350
ECCM Script x1
Scan Resolution Script x1
Targeting Range Script x1

…And Everything Else

You might have thought that I would stop after 43 fits. Nah. If I did that then I wouldn’t have tried fun things such as the.. shield Legion, or a 500MN bump fit. Neither of these are a good idea. You could also consider a polarised HAM legion for blops, but the Loki still does it so much better. Besides, that’s only so you can look pretty at the top of the killmail above all the battleships

UPDATE: I said shield Legions are bad and I have received no end of messages from people upset about this. Fine, I relent. In an environment where you are putting a Legion in a shield gang it can be used in the same way as a shield Oracle. The damage is very respectable at long ranges, especially with Locus rigs. Here’s an example cheap fit, although you’re going to want to put a restrained MWD on and consider what you are tracking/how close it might get. Take some Standard Drop and consider a tracking enhancer 🙂

The best thing I can suggest if you want another use for the Legion is to go for a PvE fit. And I’m only saying that because everyone has suggested it to me and noone can agree on a good way to do it. See, the problem is that you either tank a hell of a lot, or you rely on sig tanking. I’m going to provide a sig tanking version below which I know works in C3 wormhole sites. For that reason, you can probably use it in Level 4 missions, C2 sites etc.

This fit also shows why I’m so reluctant to recommend this sort of thing to people who do want a ship for wormhole PvE. It absolutely 100% relies on the sig tank to not die. The all-5 tank on paper is about 381 EHP/s, nowhere near enough to tank. It just does, though. Keep your transversal up and keep moving or you will die. I think the short clip below does it justice. Watch what happens when I stop, and then when I start moving again.

C3 Wormhole Sig Tanker

[Legion, Single Rep C3 Sites]

Corpum C-Type Medium Armor Repairer
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Damage Control II
Heat Sink II
Heat Sink II
Heat Sink II

Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Cap Recharger II
Optical Compact Tracking Computer
10MN Afterburner II

Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Core Probe Launcher I

Medium Anti-Thermal Pump II
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump II
Medium Nanobot Accelerator II

Legion Core - Augmented Antimatter Reactor
Legion Defensive - Nanobot Injector
Legion Offensive - Liquid Crystal Magnifiers
Legion Propulsion - Wake Limiter


Agency 'Hardshell' TB5 Dose II


Conflagration M x12
Scorch M x12
Imperial Navy Multifrequency M x6
Imperial Navy Xray M x6
Nanite Repair Paste x1
Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16
Optimal Range Script x1
Tracking Speed Script x1

And here’s your Griffin Navy Issue fit, CCP Aurora. Everyone quick! Shoot the Griffin! Wait, why is it tanking all of us? Is this bait?
This can be done without the crystals and serves as the perfect distraction to make a gatecamp redbox 😉

And for yet another bonus, this is how I fit a fleet Legion since you made it all the way to the end.

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8 Comments

  1. Willem Aspinall Willem Aspinall

    You should do the other T3C’s this is a great article! Really nice to see cheaper options than the 1-2bil Legions that are all over the place.

    • Thanks 🙂

      And that’s precisely my point with this piece. I always primary T3Cs because they’re easy to kill and often hilariously expensive for no reason at all.

  2. What happens when you’re webbed with the C3 sig tank fit?

    • It still works, you just take more damage. The threshold for actually mitigating much of the damage is surprisingly low and you can always overheat your AB. That said, I wouldn’t necessarily trust that and webs should become your primary if possible. Just don’t push the wave to do that.

  3. Arathaert Dunedan Arathaert Dunedan

    Love all your Kitchen Fit articles! Just a heads up: the C3 video appears to have pulled an EVE local and bugged out. :/

    • Thanks 🙂

      If you mean the little clip at the bottom of this article, it seems to be loading fine for me. I’ve seen that some issues can occur with it on iPads and other mobile devices since it’s just a direct mp4 embed.

    • Thanks, and true enough, but I would highly recommend you use Pyfa instead

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