The Blockade, Level 3

Last edited by SazukaKirr:
updated initial spawn trigger
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:52 UTC

Faction: Angel Cartel
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: Exp, Kin (Exp-severe missile spamming up to ~45k range from cruisers/BCs)
Extras: web/scramble: arch gistii, webifiers and vipers, web from stasis tower
Recommended damage dealing: Exp, Kin
Recommended ships: Drake
Completed with: Drake (400+ explosive tank and/or 50k+ combat range required)

Single Pocket

Initial Spawn (Auto Aggro)

1x Stasis tower
3/4x Frigates (Arch Gistii Nomad/Ruffians)
4x Destroyers (Gistior Defiler/Haunter) random destroyer is trigger

1st Wave

Spawns as 3 groups
Group 1
1/2x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Praefectus/Tribuni)
Group 2
2/3x Cruisers (Gistum Centurion/Phalanx)
Group 3
2/3x Destroyers (Gistior Defacer/Haunter/Trasher/Defiler)
3/4x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Legionnaire/Praefectus/Primus/Tribuni) singleton is trigger

2nd Wave

Spawns as 2 groups
Group 1
2/3x HACs (Arch Gistum Liquidator/Marauder)
3x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Legionnaire/Primus)
Group 2
3/4x Destroyers (Gistior Defacer/Defiler/Haunter/Shatterer)
4/5x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Legionnaire/Primus/Praefectus/Seizer/Tribunus) singleton is trigger

3rd Wave

Spawns as 2 groups
Group 1
2/3x Cruisers (Gistum Centurion/Marauder/Phalanx)
3x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Praefectus)
Group 2
3/4x HACs (Arch Gistum Breaker/Crusher)
4/5x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Legionnaire/Primus/Tribuni) singleton is trigger (if no singleton, a Gistatis Primus is the trigger)

4th Wave

Spawns as a single group
3/4x Frigates (Arch Gistii Nomad/Ruffian)
4/5x Battlecruisers (Gistatis Legatus/Tribunus) Tribunus is the mission objective

Kill all the triggers, then the final BC. Make sure your tank can take the dps.


No Loot

Veldspar - 120 asteroids (15,000 - 65,000 units each closely packed)

Comment by ThgStonkus
2008-06-21 05:23:16
I did this mission several times recenly, in the initial spawn trigger was Gistior Defiler,
in 3. wave trigger was Gistatis Tribuni.
Comment by AriaRtus
2008-07-03 06:07:47
after FW patch every time I have done this mission I find that these are the triggers:
tribuni (nearest)
Comment by LaxxorBorocillicase
2008-08-02 17:10:48
preafectus triggerst third wave not tibuni
Comment by Mousy1
2008-10-17 20:26:22
Triggers seem to vary each time, but seem to be the singleton ship in the group.
Comment by LaxxorBorocillicase
2008-10-19 13:13:21
Now there is no singleton on initial spawn
Comment by GeorgeWarchol
2010-02-14 19:43:37
Just ran this twice. Last wave has always been singleton, but not always Tribunus.

My tactics... Warp in and kamikaze what you can... Then get out and repair. My skill set doesn't allow me to tank this mission...
Comment by ChogorI
2010-06-25 17:52:39
Had a Domination Breaker show up with the last spawn. Lot wasn't much to write home about, but a nice bounty (for a lvl 3) of 600k was attached to it. :)
Comment by ZalaHoto
2010-07-19 15:31:52
I just ran it and found variation on the third wave. I got 3X Arch Gistum Smasher, 2x Gistatis Praefectus, 2x Gistum Phalanx, and 4x Gistatis Primus. The first group had the 2x Gistum Phalanx and 2x Gistatis Praefectus. The Second group appeared to have the 3x Arch Gistum Smasher and 4x Gistatis Primus. I'm not 100% sure if I got the counts or the groups right, but I'm about 90% sure and I DO know that I didn't have the spawn listed on here, at least. The trigger was apparently the last Gistatis Primus I killed. The next spawn was one group with 3x arch gistum ruffian and 5x gistatis tribunus which means the guide is only wrong on the third wave.
Comment by MikeS
2010-09-19 13:28:14
Just had this mission offered to me twice, similar to ZalaHoto, both times wave three trigger was one of the Gistatis Primus' (not necessarily the last one). Singletons existed in all other waves.
Comment by AribethThiesant
2015-02-19 13:33:40
The Angel version of this seems tougher than the other faction versions.
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