A cyno alt is a character dedicated to opening cynosural fields for capital ships. These are low skill point characters that get placed for permanent residence in stations commonly used by the capital ship pilot.
Currently all characters rolled start with the same set of skills and get a bonus to training time (doubled until character reaches 1.6 mil sp). Amount of skill points at the start is 56489. All of them will also have the following starter skills.
Shield op 2
Small Racial gun 3
Spaceship command 3
Racial Frigate 2
Steps to Creating a Cyno Alt
- Roll Caldari character that will get Caldari Frigate II upon creation (Kestrel is still the most commonly used cynofrig).
- Respecialize attributes to put most points into Intelligence, then Memory.
- Optional: plug in cybernetics skill, train 1 level, plug in implants.
Cynosural Field Operation III
Caldari Frigate III
Hull Upgrades II
Gallente Frigate III - it might come useful to train your cyno character to use frigates of other races if no Caldari frigates are available in the area
Minmatar Frigate III
Amarr Frigate III
Caldari Industrial III - making it able to fly haulers of all races can also be a useful feature
Gallente Industrial III
Minmatar Industrial I
Amarr Industrial II
Evasive Maneuvering II
Propulsion Jamming - to spring traps on neutrals who come to kill your cyno make it be able to use some tackling mods
Destroyers I - so that can be used as salvaging aid
Survey III, Mechanics III, Salvaging I - required to use the Salvager positioning trick detailed here.