Bind on equip

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Bind on Equip is a mechanic that limits the ability to trade items, preventing the market from being flooded with cheap items.
A Bind on Equip (BOE) Storage

Bind on Equip

An Item marked Bind on Equip:

  • Becomes marked NO DROP once you equip it
  • Costs 50% less to Engineer than a similar item not marked Bind on Equip or NO DROP
    • Augment Rarity
    • Change Rank
    • Change Ship Class
    • EXCEPTION: Items marked Bind on Equip do not receive a discount when Repairing Durability
  • Can be sold on the Auction House
  • Can be traded to other players
  • Can be sold to a StarPort
  • Can be Scrapped for Credits
  • Can be deconstructed for Reward Points
  • Can be placed into a Corporation Garrison
  • Can be dropped from a player's Inventory
  • Will not have durability restored by Nanorobotics Technology while in a player's Inventory or Item Bank

NO DROP

Account-bound items have the NO DROP flag. An item marked NO DROP:

  • Costs 50% less to Engineer than a similar item not marked Bind on Equip or NO DROP
    • Augment Rarity
    • Change Rank
    • Change Ship Class
    • EXCEPTION: Items marked NO DROP do not receive a discount when Repairing Durability
  • Cannot be sold on the Auction House
  • Cannot be traded to other players
  • Can be sold to a StarPort
  • Can be Scrapped for Credits
  • Can be deconstructed for Reward Points
  • Cannot be placed into a Corporation Garrison
  • Cannot be dropped from a player's Inventory
  • Will have durability restored by Nanorobotics Technology while in a player's Inventory or Item Bank
  • Can be restored to Bind on Equip using the Unbind command
  • When a Hardcore Mode player is killed, all NO DROP items are stolen and have 1% durability

Unbind

Introduced in the v2 client release v0.9.3, the Unbind action removes the NO DROP flag from an item bound to a player's account.

  • The item becomes marked Bind on Equip
  • Equipping again will once again bind the item to your account