The Entosis Link is a high-slot module that allows players to hack sovereignty structures, stations services and command nodes to capture and defend sovereign space. While sovereignty warfare is the main purpose of this module, it can be used in a variety of other places as well, to effects to be discovered by players.
When and how can it be used?
During the Vulnerability Window the Entosis Link can be used to disrupt structures and only by a player who is a member of an alliance. Station services can be disrupted at any time regardless of whether the attacker is a member of an alliance. When the first cycle of the module has finished, it will have no effect and the owners of the station or service will be notified that their assets are threatened. Once the second cycle has begun, the Entosis Link will begin disruption of the structure. The time it takes the Entosis Link to finish disrupting a structure depends upon the system's Activity Defense Multiplier. This does not affect the cycle duration of the module, only the number of cycles required to finish the job.
What happens when used?
Activating the module generates a weapon flag and consumes 1 unit of Strontium Clathrates per cycle. Once the module has been activated, it cannot be deactivated until it completes its cycle and while the module is still active the player cannot cloak, warp, jump, dock, or eject. Capital ships or larger may also not receive remote assistance until the module has been fully deactivated.
If a player using an Entosis Link loses their ship then their progress remains on the structure and opposing sides will need to clear away that progress before they can progress themselves, adding to the amount of time necessary to fully capture the structure. Using more than one Entosis Link does not speed up the process of hacking the target. Capital Ships with an Entosis Link have a x5 longer cycle time.
What if an opponent is using one too?
If one side has an active Entosis Link that is past its first cycle and no member of an opposing side is past its first cycle, only the side that is past the first cycle is making progress. If both have an active Entosis Link past its first cycle then neither will make progress and the capture is halted.