Recon, level 4

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Recon (1 of 3)

Faction: Gurista Pirates
Mission Type: Encounter
Spacetype: Deadspace with gates
Damage Dealt: Kinetic/Thermal
Web/scramble: Dire Pithi Invader
Extras: Jamming (Dire Pithum Annihilator and Nullifier)
Recommended damage dealing: Kinetic/Thermal
Recommended ships: Shuttle (blitz), Rattlesnake, Raven, Drake, Ishtar, Dominix
Video: Kronos Part 1,2 & 3

Leads to: Recon (2 of 3), Level 4

The gates are not locked, so you can blitz this mission without a single kill.

Pocket 1

Groups spawn approximately 1 minute apart, starting just after warp-in.
Will spawn approximately 30-45km away and big ships orbit around 32km.
All groups aggro on spawn, though they will aggro drones that are out as well.

Spawn 1:

1x Elite Cruiser (Dire Pithum Abolisher/Eraser)
1x Battlecruiser (Pithatis Death Dealer)
1x Battleship (Pith Usurper/Massacrer)

Spawn 2:

1x Elite Frigate (Dire Pithi Infiltrator/Invader) (Web/Scramble)
1x Elite Cruiser (Dire Pithum Nullifier/Annihilator) (Jamming)
1x Battleship (Pith Usurper/Massacrer)

Spawn 3:

1x Elite Frigate (Dire Pithi Infiltrator/Invader) (Web/Scramble)
2x Battleships (Pith Usurper/Massacrer)

Spawn 4:

1x Elite Cruiser (Dire Pithum Nullifier/Annihilator) (Jamming)
2x Battleships (Pith Usurper/Massacrer)

Bunker has chance of loot, but did not drop for author.
No other structure drops loot.

8,125,500.00 ISK (See Bottom)

Pocket 2

Aggro on Warp-in, warp in at about 30km, big ships orbit at around 30-35k.
Second group did not can aggro on drones.

Spawn 1:

2x Battleships (Pith Conquistador/Destroyer)
2-3x Destroyers (Pithior Guerilla)

Spawn 2:

4x Elite Frigates (Dire Pithi Invader/Arrogator) (Web/Scramble)
3-4x Elite Cruisers (Dire Pithium Inferno/Mortifier)

Go to warp gate, activate it, when you reach the next pocket you are done!

Both Pockets

Bounty: 11,112,375 ISK
Loot/Salvage: 4,040,000 ISK


Second pocket has 146 Veldspar Asteroids with an average quantity of 40k, totaling approx 5.8m Veldspar, all within 40k of warpin, over half within 15k (after 25k travel to first gate).

Comment by Sp4rt4nII70
2008-07-07 16:04:47
I tried killing everything in the first part for the first time today, make sure you stick your drones on the scramming frigates and kill the Dire Pithum Nullifiers as soon as possible, otherwise it might happen that you get perma jammed a lot as well as scrammed while being shot at by 7 or so 1M + bounty BS.

I spent 2 minutes watching them shoot and scram me before I could lock anything after the 2 Nullifiers spawned.
Comment by RyanLongbow
2008-12-30 22:19:48
Can kill everything in the first pocket fairly easy.
As Sp4rt4anII70 (the above poster) said, kill those ECM ships first.

I did it in a CNR (Caldari Navy Launcher x 7, Caldari Navy BCS x 3), LSB II, SBA II x 1, Thermal Hardener x 2, Kinetic Hardener x 2. EFT shows I can tank 610 DPS (if damage is only thermal and kinetic)
Comment by ZhaDoom
2009-01-17 15:05:56
I had some different spawns in pocket 2:
The first spawn had 2 Battleships (Pith conquistador) and 2 Destroyers (Pithior terrorist). The 2. spawn was timed (both destroyers and battleships were alive) aprox. 1 minute after warp in.
Comment by ZhaDoom
2009-01-17 15:08:16
Oh and spawn 2 had no battleships 4 dire pithi inputors and 3 dire pithum mortifiers.
Comment by VaLTrantor
2009-02-06 04:04:38
Seems like the spawns in pocket 2 have changed - can confirm ZhaDoom. The mission is too easy to kill now IMO.
Comment by JennvanaaSallen
2009-02-27 19:36:08
Had only 2 battleships in Pocket 2 - Pith Destroyers.
Comment by TatonkaSmith
2009-03-01 02:17:52
second pocket
1st spawn
2 pith conquist. & 2 pith guerilla

2nd spawn
2 dire pith arrogator & 4 dire pith inferno
Comment by CileniaBitweaver
2009-03-01 20:37:29
in pocket 2:
184 veldspar roids, estimated average quantity 40k (total about 7m Veld), all within 40k of warpin, over half within 15k --very easy to mine
Comment by SethDeVeldrin
2009-04-24 08:55:33
Cleared 1st pocket with a Drake (83% kin/70% therm resistance, 2xSPR II, 2x LSE II, 2x Purger rig). 7x Arba heavies with normal Scourge was enough DPS for the BSs. Bounties add up to 10-11m.

Pocket 2:

Spawn 1
2 Pithior Supremacist
2 Pith Conquistador

Spawn 2
2 Dire Pithi Arrogator
4 Dire Pithum Mortifier

Spawn was timed and certainly not triggered by the destroyers. I started shooting at a BS and after a while spawn appeared, didn't touch the destroyers at all.
Comment by KeryNysell
2009-05-24 14:24:36
I took the time to mine the second pocket today, and I pulled 6.447.561 units of Veldspar from those 184 'roids, smallest one was 2.286 units, biggest was 76.849 units.
Comment by StrykeZor
2009-07-07 15:26:15
blitzed with a condor (1 overdrive + 1 AB). Alot more fun than taking out all the ships
Comment by AusDog
2010-03-12 05:20:32
NO FRIGATES!!!! Unless your frigate has a tank like a BS. They stopped my speedy frigate dead and were killing it and luckily I was still able to run. Came back in CNR with unbreakable tank and it took a good while to get the Webbing Frigates due to jamming. Then all went per usual.
Comment by IzZa
2010-03-13 11:54:19
1m 10s to run this in a tanked and AB fitted Drake.

Only got 1 spawn in pocket one before I was at the gate and warping to pocket 2, shields stayed above 95%.

Pocket 2, was spamming Align for station so as soon as I was out of warp I was aligning. Once Aligned, clicked dock and entered warp just as the first spawn appeared.

Drake Fit:

PDS II, 3x Shield Power Relay II
10mn Afterburner II, 2x Invul. Field II, Kinetic Deflect Amp II, Heat Diss Amp II, LSE II

Medium Core Field Purger II

Also had Missiles and Missile Bay Loading Rig but never used them.
Comment by RentBoyUk
2010-04-14 10:12:54
Completed in Caldari Navy Raven. Far from cap-stable it depletes in just 1 minute, however, pulsing the shield booster was enough to protect the ship. There are several enemy BS with a bounty of 1.2 mil each, they are tough and take a while to drop. Considered blitzing the mission but the juicy bounties were too enticing. I wanna get Navy Cruise Launchers & BCS for added DPS. Reckon I could have done it in my regular Raven, just would take a little longer since it has one less Cruise Launcher.

High slots:
7 x XT-9000 Cruise Missile Launchers loaded with Wrath Cruise Missiles
1 x Drone Link Aug

3 x Ballistic Defelection Field II
1 x Heat Dissipation Field Field II
1 x Caldari Navy X-Large Shield Booster
1 x Caldari Navy Shield Boost Amplifier

2 x Ballistic Control System II
3 x Capacitor Flux Coil II

3 x Large Capacitor Control Circuit
Comment by RasiCLoud
2010-11-29 21:05:57
12mil bountys
Comment by ChenParn
2011-01-30 20:48:33
Tried to blitz it in a shuttle got nailed everything spawned. Then went in in Raven got scrammed and lost it.
Comment by KhurI
2011-03-04 07:19:18
Completed in a sleipnir perma running a XL shield booster II, very easy and no threat to tank as I'm also able to ab around with 500 m/s. From the comments it seems like people are getting very different spawns. Pocket one had ships worth 8 mil, but bonus pocket had ships worth at least 4.
Comment by FoxFrost
2011-07-03 02:33:23
Ran with passive tank Rattlesnake and T1 drones with no issues.
Comment by CinTek
2014-10-04 10:29:44
used a raven with MJD sniped the jamming cruisers first, then the web frigs, then the rest.
note for pocket 2...the rats will CHANGE TARGET to attack your drones. i had full aggro on me from everyone, so i put out the drones to pop the frigs and they changed targets to aggro my drones. lost 1 pulled them back and tried again. same story. also the BS's have over 170km range, they were still hitting me from that distance with scourge cruise missiles
Comment by KindTrumpet
2017-05-31 23:34:39
Completed with an Armageddon. Only the elite frigates and cruisers shoot your drones. I killed those first with Vespas, and switched to Wasps for the battleships with no issues. Cruise Launchers or Rapid Heavies in your high slots work, and I added a Target Painter for better application.

Done with an Meta-4 Large Armor Repairer, Auxiliary Nano Pump, T2 DCU and two Prototype Kinetic Hardeners. Had to overheat for some of it, and it nearly capped me out, although I never dipped below 40% Armor. If you kill the elite frigates first, you'll be able to warp out if things got too hairy. 11.7 million ISK bounty, not 10.4.

2 million ISK in salvage, 1.9 million in loot, mostly battleship-sized ammo and modules.
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