The Blockade, Level 4

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Faction: Blood Raiders
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Normal space
Damage dealt: EM/ Thermal
Web/ Scramble: Elite Frigates
Extras: Heavy NOS/ Tracking Disruption (Cruisers, Battleships)
Recommended damage dealing: EM/ Thermal
Recommended ships: Abaddon, Apocalypse, Dominix.
Video: Dominix

Ship quantities and triggers vary. Possible trigger ship names are in italic.
May [Fleet] warp to preferred distance.
Warning: the marked Cruisers may NOS your capacitor heavily, best to kill them first.

Single Pocket

Auto aggro.

Initial Group (26- 28km)

3- 4x Destroyer (Corpior Friar/ Devoter)
4- 5x Battleship (Corpus Apostle/ Oracle/ Monsignor/ Harbinger) Trigger
1x Starbase Stasis Tower

1st Spawn

Back Group (80- 83km)
3- 4x Elite Cruiser (Elder Corpum Priest/ Sage/ Arch Templar) NOS
4- 5x Battleship (Corpus Apostle/ Oracle/ Harbinger/ Monsignor) Trigger, NOS

Bottom Group (75- 78km)
2- 3x Destroyer (Corpior Friar/ Visionary/ Devoter)
2- 3x Elite Cruiser (Elder Corpum Dark Priest/ Shadow Sage)

Front Group (45- 47km)
2- 3x Elite Frigate (Elder Corpii Diviner/ Raider/ Reaver)
2- 3x Battlecruiser (Corpior Shade/ Fanatic)

2nd Spawn

Back Group (86- 89km)
3- 4x Elite Frigate (Elder Corpii Seeker/ Collector) Tracking Disruptor
4- 5x Battleship (Corpus Cardinal/ Harbinger/ Monsignor) Trigger, NOS

Front Group (52- 54km)
1- 3x Destroyer (Corpior Friar/ Devoter/ Visionary)
1- 2x Battleship (Corpus Apostle/ Oracle)

3rd Spawn

Back Group (68- 70km)
2- 3x Destroyer (Corpior Friar/ Visionary/ Cleric/ Converter)
2- 3x Elite Cruiser (Elder Corpum Revenant/ Arch Templar) NOS, Tracking Disruptor
1x Battleship (Corpus Harbinger/ Monsignor) Trigger, NOS

Bottom Group (85- 89km)
3- 4x Battlecruisers (Corpior Bishop/ Shade/ Seer/ Fanatic/ Phantom)
3- 4x Battleships (Corpus Cardinal/ Monsignor)

4th Spawn (50- 53km)

3- 4x Elite Frigate (Elder Corpii Follower/ Worshiper/ Herald/ Upholder) Web/ Scram
3- 4x Battleship (Corpus Cardinal/ Monsignor)
1x Battleship (Corpus Pope)

Kill all the trigger Battleships. You will need to snipe as the waves spawned will put out an incredible amount of DPS.
Kill the final Corpus Pope Battleship. Done.

A Spawn's trigger is usually the highest bounty or single named Battleship, but not always.
Group spawn locations are in respect to the Minmatar Merchant Gate in the center.
It is recommended that you fit Heavy Capacitor Boosters with Cap Booster 800 if you are unfamiliar with this mission.
If the 1st Spawn is composed of Corpus Oracles the last one killed is the trigger.
If the 2nd Spawn is composed of Corpus Monsignor the 1st one killed is the trigger.
Mission is flagged completed after you have killed the final Corpus Pope battleship.

Additional Information
A very rare Dark Blood Battleship may be part of the final spawn.

The Starbase Ship-Maintenance Array drops random commodities.

Ship Detail

Qty NameOrbit
Max (m/s)
Shield Resist (%)Armor Resist (%)DPS (hp/s)
1xStasis Tower--250800
3xElder Corpii Raider8360325850
4xElder Corpii Seeker9.5440325850
4xElder Corpii Upholder4.3720325850
9xCorpior Visionary8400250300
7xElder Corpum Arch Templar7.23201,2001,800
3xElder Corpum Dark Priest323201,2001,800
7xCorpior Fanatic223201,2001,800
8xCorpus Apostle382804,7506,750
13xCorpus Cardinal492804,7506,750
1xCorpus Pope492804,7506,750
58 Ships, 1 Tower Total Average/ Total130,900201,900

Comment by MrMike
2008-06-24 23:58:28
Pulled it off in a Nighthawk; tank was fine, damage output wasn't stellar.
Comment by DarkiShi
2008-07-06 10:25:44
the trigger isn't always the lone BS, i had a spawn with a few Monsignors and 1 Apostle and one of the monsignors was the trigger
Comment by TontoAuri
2008-07-31 18:01:32
Blitz: Kill trigger in every spawn (complete mission objectives asking you to "Kill their high-ranking officers")
IDK if it ever doable in L4, but I think it not worth trying. Bounty+loot+salvage worth way more than mission reward.
Comment by ScatManworlds
2009-01-23 11:14:16
Full spawn tank doable with kronos, as long as nos it killed from each spawn.
officer fit, 2 core b type EM hardners, 2 core b type thermal, DC2, Enam, corpum a type armor rep, 2 aux nano pump.
lvl 3 marauders skill. lvl 4 could swap out enam for cap power relay and nos wont be a problem.
Comment by OneShot
2009-03-17 23:25:41
Did it in a Drake. 1 Photon, 1 Heat, 1 Invuln, 3 LSE, 2 SPR, 3 CDFP. Took a while but never had to warp out. Just make sure you kill the Priests before they get close and cap you out. Also, the Harbinger Battleships will NOS as well and can be a real pain if they're the trigger at the same time. I'd suggest just keeping range at about 65km. Nothing will hit you and they'll all die eventually. Also, Thunderbolts are much better than Scourge, even with the 25% bonus from BC V.
Comment by RhenAyase
2009-04-03 02:40:57
did it in an amarr navy faction fitted zealot with afterburner, just kill the cruisers with scorch ammo from range, after this you dont have to bother about nos as the battleships wont hit you at all.. no repair needed ;)
Comment by ScatManworlds
2009-04-29 08:29:02
Can also confirm blits works, but you miss a lot of bounties
Comment by MrT
2009-09-18 16:31:37
ca. 1t 15min + clean up. Big mission.
Pocket 1: Flew away from them in my T2 fitted Rokh. Read the guide and follow it!!! (normal difficulty, because of the distance i get). Good to loot.
Comment by InfiniteZer0
2011-01-15 16:18:19
Can anyone tell me what agent you got this from?
Comment by ForteEXE
2011-01-18 02:30:18
You get it from any level 4 Amarr agent (Not 100% sure on Caldari agents) in Kador or any region where Blood Raiders are the native rats.

The same applies to Angel, Serpentis, Sansha. There's no level 4 Guristas Blockade. Or if there is, CCP has never seeded it long enough for info to surface.

Sidenote, Nightmare/Paladin = easy mode for this. Usually completes in 30 minutes. Just make a habit of primarying the HACs first.
Comment by InfiniteZer0
2011-01-20 22:25:58
ok, cool.

Guess I was missioning in the wrong region, getting all those Sanshas. :)
Comment by Sp4rt4nII70
2011-05-05 15:48:28
I'd like to point out that the first tip is not correct. I assume the second one isn't either.
Comment by DrRoic
2011-06-02 13:30:18
Is this really true? The table (filled with values from the elfarto database) says the battleships deal each 300 dps kinetic, ie much more kin than em/therm?
Comment by DrRoic
2011-06-03 09:36:45
Problem resolved, used an erroneous database (elfarto). No kin damage dealt.
Comment by QianzingYanshu
2011-09-09 03:53:20
The tips about the Oracle and Monsignor BS are definately wrong.

There will always be one single BS, that trigers the next wave.
Most of the time, this trigger-BS will spawn in another group than the other BS of the same class. If it doesn't: good luck at guessing!

So for the Blitz: aim for the single BS, for a full run: aim for the groups first unless you can tank 2-3waves simultaneously.
Comment by LastIdaho
2012-04-27 22:04:36
Trigger is always located in location from where the first spawn comes from (far left side). Trigger is always BS, usually the lone one, and if there still a choice: the one doing neutralizing. In my experience. Blood mission can be found in khanid kingdom too (with surprisingly repetivity).
Comment by HrodGard
2012-05-18 03:20:51
Clean up all pockets + reward give 23kk isk total
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