Knörr Hlaupa II

I tossed yesterday’s post up on in the hopes that someone might find it informative. It did get a couple of responses but one in particular by /u/Nornamor got me to look a bit deeper at the types of modules you can fit on a JF.

There are four basic groups of modules that a JF can utilize and they are most often fit in sets of (3):

  • Inertial Stabilizers (help with align time)
  • Cargohold Expanders (add cargo space)
  • Reinforced Bulkheads (add tank)
  • Jump Economizers (decrease fuel requirements of jump drives)

Other than the Jump Economizers, which I’ve listed all three, for the comparison of the other groups I’m showing only the T2 version of the module and then the “No Poors Allowed” version of the module.

Inertial Stabilizers

JF Inertial Stabilizers II Shadow Serpentis Inertial Stabilizers
Anshar 15.9s 15.2s
Ark 15.3s 14.6s
Nomad 13.9s 13.3s
Rhea 16.3s 15.6s
Approx cost for (3) 1,090,000.00 247,360,000.00
  • I’m not intimately familiar with align times and how they are affected by game ‘ticks’ but looking at these numbers it seems like only the Ark and Rhea would gain a ‘tick’ by using the Shadow Serpentis Inertial Stabilizers but I’m not sure the bonus is enough to warrant the cost, I would stick with the T2 modules. 

Cargohold Expanders

JF Expanded Cargo Hold II ORE Expanded Cargo Hold
Anshar 356,240 m³ 368,962 m³
Ark 349,763 m³ 362,254 m³
Nomad 341,991 m³ 354,204 m³
Rhea 373,081 m³ 386,404 m³
Approx cost for (3) 1,160,000.00 870,150,000.00
  • 360,000 m³ seems to be a magical number for hauling and the ORE Expanders allow the Anshar and Ark to fit that much. There’s no way for the Nomad to get there and the Rhea can fit that much without them but she also gets close to 390,000 m³ with them, that’s a lot of stuff! The ORE Expanders are not inexpensive but if you’re doing a lot of hauling then I’d dive in, they will be worth it in the long run… well except if you’re a Nomad pilot then I’d just do without.

Reinforced Bulkheads

JF Reinforced Bulkheads II ORE Reinforced Bulkheads
Anshar 899,753 ehp 934,942 ehp
Ark 850,174 ehp 882,164 ehp
Nomad 648,154 ehp 668,947 ehp
Rhea 716,207 ehp 740,999 ehp
Approx cost for (3) 775,000.00 590,000,000.00
  • As /u/Nornamor pointed out in his reply, the Anshar is the tanky beast of the bunch and fitting Bulkheads is something to keep in mind when you have Low-Sec to High-Sec transitions or if you’re doing any extended hauling through High-Sec. If you’ve got the ISK to blow then I’d for sure get the ORE Bulkheads for your Anshar or Ark, they both gain over 30,000 ehp with them fitted. The Rhea would add near 25,000 ehp and the Nomad has the lowest gain of the bunch at just over 20,000 ehp. In my opinion every little bit of tank can help, it could add those few seconds you need to get to the gate or to warp out or for help to arrive.

Jump Economizers

Module Bonus Approx cost for (3)
Limited Jump Drive Economizer -4% 95,000,000.00
Experimental Jump Drive Economizer -7% 170,000,000.00
Prototype Jump Drive Economizer -10% 875,000,000.00
  • Over time fuel will be your biggest cost and every piece of ISK you can save on fuel costs will be significant.  I think that having a set up Jump Economizers is a necessity and for the cost even the newest JF pilot should invest in a set of the Experimental Jump Drive Economizers and then when they can afford it they should definitely pick up a set of the Prototypes… No excuses! No exceptions!

Many thanks to /u/Nornamor for the incentive to take things a little deeper!

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Fjúka Hœttr!


Knörr Hlaupa

For Null-Sec Alliances having Jump Freighters is a must. I’d think the average Alliance JF pilot sticks with Jump Drive Calibration (JDC) 5, Jump Fuel Conservation (JFC) 4 and Jump Freighter (JF) 4.

JF 5 and JFC 5 are longer trains (to get both JF 5 and JFC 5 it would be 80+ days of training) and not totally necessary while having the longer train JDC 5 is pretty much mandatory for that extra jump range.

I’ve been messing around with some comparison stuff for Jump Freighters mostly to see how Level 5 of JFC and JF affect the fuel costs. Using the Dotlan Jump Planner I tossed in a route from Jita to M-MD3B for each JF and let it default the jumps how it liked, it went Jita to Fuskunen to Unertek to M-MD3B which is obviously not an ideal route but for the comparison it’ll work.

Here’s what I came up with…

(max cargo capacity w/T2 Expanders = 356,240m3 and an align time of 27.2s)
JF & JDC (4/4) JF & JDC (5/4) JF & JDC (5/5)
Oxygen Isotopes Used
Jita to Fuskunen (9.875 ly) 16,707 13,923 11,602
Fuskunen to Unertek (9.928 ly) 16,798 13,998 11,665
Unertek to M-MD3B (8.139ly) 13,770 11,475 9,562
Total Fuel Consumption 47,275 39,396 32,829
Oxygen Isotopes Median Sell: $764.60
Total Fuel Cost: $36,146,465.00 $30,122,181.60 $25,101,053.40
(max cargo capacity w/T2 Expanders = 349,763m3 and an align time of 26.1s)
JF & JDC (4/4) JF & JDC (5/4) JF & JDC (5/5)
Helium Isotopes Used
Jita to Fuskunen (9.875 ly) 15,641 13,034 10,861
Fuskunen to Unertek (9.928 ly) 15,726 13,105 10,921
Unertek to M-MD3B (8.139ly) 12,891 10,743 8,952
Total Fuel Consumption 44,258 36,882 30,734
Helium Isotopes Median Sell: $708.85
Total Fuel Cost: $31,372,283.30 $26,143,805.70 $21,785,795.90
(max cargo capacity w/T2 Expanders = 341,991m3 and an align time of 23.7s)
JF & JDC (4/4) JF & JDC (5/4) JF & JDC (5/5)
Hydrogen Isotopes Used
Jita to Fuskunen (9.875 ly) 14,574 12,145 10,121
Fuskunen to Unertek (9.928 ly) 14,654 12,211 10,176
Unertek to M-MD3B (8.139ly) 12,012 10,010 8,342
Total Fuel Consumption 41,240 34,366 28,639
Hydrogen Isotopes Median Sell: $740.00
Total Fuel Cost: $30,517,600.00 $25,430,840.00 $21,192,860.00
(max cargo capacity w/T2 Expanders = 373,081m3 and an align time of 27.8s)
JF & JDC (4/4) JF & JDC (5/4) JF & JDC (5/5)
Nitrogen Isotopes Used
Jita to Fuskunen (9.875 ly) 17,774 14,811 12,343
Fuskunen to Unertek (9.928 ly) 17,870 14,892 12,410
Unertek to M-MD3B (8.139ly) 14,649 12,208 10,173
Total Fuel Consumption 50,293 41,911 34,926
Nitrogen Isotopes Median Sell: $906.94
Total Fuel Cost: $45,612,733.42 $38,010,762.34 $31,675,786.44

Lots of numbers there, here’s a summary…

Jump Freighter Comparison Summary
JF Max Cargo Capacity Align Time JF & JDC (4/4) JF & JDC (5/4) JF & JDC (5/5)
Anshar 356,240 27.2 $36,146,465.00 $30,122,181.60 $25,101,053.40
Ark 349,763 26.1 $31,372,283.30 $26,143,805.70 $21,785,795.90
Nomad 341,991 23.7 $30,517,600.00 $25,430,840.00 $21,192,860.00
Rhea 373,081 27.8 $45,612,733.42 $38,010,762.34 $31,675,786.44

For all the JFs there are significant savings to be had training up JF 5 and/or JFC 5, a Rhea pilot with JF 5 and JFC 5 would save $13,936,946.98 on that one way trip – that savings would most definitely add up over time!

Some other things of note:

  • The Rhea has the largest cargo capacity, cost the most to run and is a slug.
  • The Nomad has the smallest cargo capacity, cost the least to run and is by far the fastest.
  • The Ark is nearly as cost effective as the Nomad with a slightly larger cargo bay but isn’t that much faster than the Anshar or Rhea.
  • The Anshar shows some good savings with JF 5 and JFC 5 has the second largest cargo bay and is a meagerly faster slug than the Rhea.


Let me know if these numbers help you out in anyway.


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Fjúka Hœttr!