The Blockade, level 2

Last edited by IcareAboutOre:
Added details to the rigged asteroids section
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:54 UTC

Faction: Serpentis
Mission type: Encounter
Damage dealt: Therm/Kin
Extras: Stasis Tower at warp in
Recommended damage dealing: Them/Kinetic
Recommended ship classes: Cruiser
Recommended generic setup: Heavy Tank, Close Combat

Note: Spawns and triggers may vary, this is just an example


Initial Group: (20km) (Automatic aggro)

1x Starbase Stasis Tower
3x Destroyers (Corelior Defender/Protector)
5x Destroyers (Corelior Trooper/Soldier) (Trigger)

Spawn 1: (50-60km)

5x Frigates (Coreli Watchman/Patroller/Safeguard/Protector)
6x Destroyers (Corelior Soldier)
3x Cruisers (Corelum Chief Scout/Spy) (Trigger)

Spawn 2: (60-90km)

3-4x Elite Frigates (Coreli Guardian Patroller) (Jamming)
3x Destroyers (Corelior Infantry/Sentinel)
3-4x Destroyers (Corelior Soldier)
1x Cruiser (Corelum Chief Scout/Spy) (Trigger)

Spawn 3: (70-90km)

4x Frigates (Coreli Defender/Safeguard)
4x Elite Frigates (Coreli Guardian Guard)
2-3x Destroyers (Corelior Trooper)
1x Cruiser (Corelum Chief Scout/Spy) (Trigger)

Spawn 4:

4x Frigates (Coreli Guard)
3x Destroyers (Corelior Artillery)
1x Cruiser (Corelum Chief Infantry)

Kill all the trigger ships and then take out the Chief Infantry. Note that you'll probably need to take out at least some of the other ships if you want your tank to last for more than a few seconds.

Mineable Asteroids
Considerable amount of ores: Pyroxeres, Plagioclase, Veldspar (All trigger a smartbomb when mined)
If you decide to mine, you get the warning "Someone triggered a hidden trap placed on one of the asteroids here. The trap causes a powerful Smartbomb to go off, damaging many ships in the vicinity". This happens every time a laser cycle finishes and ore is taken from any asteroid. The damage does not affect NPCs.
The average hit caused from the Smartbomb varies, 280 - 450 at a distance of 17km from the beacon. The frequency is random. The Smartbomb is centered on the Beacon which cannot be destroyed.
See comments section how this can actually be useful.

Starbase Ship-Maintenance Array drops a lot of trade goods.

Comment by ItPaladin
2008-08-12 04:09:50
NEVER. I repeat. NEVER mine the asteroids in this mission unless you can tank 500 dd smartbombs.
The old Eve Survival never mentioned this and it isn't talked about here.
You activate your mining lasers on these and for each laser hit you are hit for 500 DD.
Some stupid dev's idea of being funny when all other missions don't do this with asteroids.
Comment by ChokoDango
2008-09-20 18:26:33
Yes... NEVER MINE in This Mission... Almost make my Active tanked Hulk become history... managed to Warp out with 10% shield.... and let my lasers auto-deactivate while warping.. if i straight close it.. i would be history :-D
Comment by KalmaNaka
2009-05-15 15:24:15
I'm mining the mission right now in a hulk. Using 2 resistance amps my ship resistances are 60/65/62/68 and I have a small shield booster on. The smart bombs hit me for 195 damage each. The hits seem random but I haven't gotten hit in less than 3 minutes apart, and sometimes the hits are 10 minutes apart. I get hit from between 1 and 3 smart bombs each time. So far my shield has not gone down below 70%.
Comment by VincentLaw
2010-04-06 22:26:39
I did not believe this at first but it is completely true, after completing mission objective, i started to mine and as a mined, every few often my ship is damaged by about 500. info says I'm getting attacked by bacon, tried to target and attack back, but unable to. i believe the best course of action to resolve this is by being able to tank the damage, or not mine.
Comment by InfiniteZer0
2010-08-31 19:38:07
Comment by ReibornNox
2015-09-07 23:14:40
Thorax, meta 4 fit, blasters.
massive aggro on drones from elite frigates.

last wave got shadow serpentis destroyer spawn.
Comment by DarkTechnician
2016-06-04 00:59:38
Max Wrecks: 51
Coreli Guardian Guard(s) are more tough than the rest of the frigates.
Comment by PwrPakki
2017-01-23 14:27:54
Snipers beware 'Coreli Guardian Patroller' Sensor Dampens so make sure to take them out before to many spawns.
Comment by IcareAboutOre
2017-04-09 16:43:22
Regarding mining, I agree with KalmaNaka here.
Lasers cycling every 100 seconds, and each time the smartbomb hit me for 450 damage. It *can* be tanked even in a Covetor or Retriever.

This location is VERY fun if you have suicide gankers nearby.
If those are dumb enough to follow you in, they will land next to the beacon - just switch off your lasers at that point, and BAM! goes the gank fleet.
This has potential, folks, just be a bit creative! :P
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