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The Imicus is an awesome beginners drone-boat. It can field 3 light drones and has a pretty good bonus to scanning. Since the Crucible expansion the Imicus can now fit tech 2 probe launchers gaining an additional 5% bonus. As a newbie ship this can bring in an unprecedented starter income by either raiding radar site anomalies or by scanning down mission runners with combat-probes and Ninja Salvaging their wrecks.
File:Core-probe.pngUse core-scan probes for exploration
File:Combat-probe.pngcombat-scanners for fleet/roam work
File:Deep-space-probe.pngdeep-space probes are used in combination to pick up signatures at extreme ranges.
Faction probes can also give you an additional bonus as well but are expensive for the new player.
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