I've been looking into getting into wormholes, and I keep seeing people talk about spider tanking. What is spider tanking and how is it done? What skills and modules do I need to spider tank?
Dinghy Young [ Editor ]
Spider tanking is when two or more ships repair each other using remote armor/shield repairers. This is more effective that each repairing his/her own ship due to how the remote reps are more efficient. Look up the items in game for an idea of how much more effective.
The keys to spider tanking is 2 or more ships fits correctly, and being able to maintain range for repairs. Also, though it goes without saying, the ships are much more vulnerable solo.
Skills - you need the remote armor/shield repair skill and the energy transfer skill to 4 (since you can also feed each other capacitor charge in a very very efficient manner).
With regards to wormholes, spider tanked drakes and tengus are quite common.
EFT can help you figure out your tank - look at the "Projected effects" tab at the bottom.