The Damsel in Distress, Level 3

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Faction: Mercenaries
Mission Type: Encounter (You may set a bookmark "Warp Within" to establish a safe distance)
Space Type: Normal Space
Damage Received: All Types, Heavy Thermal & Kinetic
Extras: Structure deals Area of Effect damage when blown up
Recommended Damage Dealing: Kinetic
Recommended Ships: Any battlecruiser, assault frigate or HAC, fast cruiser for blitzing
Video of blitz:

Single Pocket

Located in 3 areas
Mass aggro on warp in

Group 1

8x Frigates (Pleasure Hub Patroller/Kruul's Henchman)
4x Crusiers (Pleasure Hub Guardian)
1x Kruul

Reinforcement Spawn

Spawn appears when you attack Kruul
4x Frigates (Pleasure Hub Patroller)
5x Cruisers (Pleasure Hub Guardian)

If you blow up the Pleasure Hub before you kill Kruul or if you kill him in one hit, he won't be able to call in reinforcements.
The damage can get intense you may consider warping in at 50km to snipe.

Destroy the pleasure hub, grab the damsel and head home.

There is many ways to do this mission, but this video shows the only real way to blitz it.

Pleasure Hub drops 10 tourists or janitors
Other structures have no loot

0.9 mil

3 mil

Comment by TomSchlong
2008-06-08 08:05:58
I label this as one of the classics of the Level 3 missions I've flown.

With a rigged Drake or even a Raven this mission is not a problem. When you just bought your Drake and don't have a T2 hardened tank, this mission can be daunting due to the respawns if you don't blow up the hub first. It's still doable though by flying backwards. I always kill Krull last, so the spawn he calls in won't hurt. I use EM/Therm/Invul T2 hardeners and thermal missiles for this mission.
Comment by RanitaDrell
2008-06-22 16:49:52
I went the coward's way and bookmarked as soon as I arrived, warped out, and warped back in 100km from the ships. I approached the nearest ships and kept them at 60 km and let the drones take them out, saving Kruul for last. I fly a Myrmidon armor tank, but they never even got past my shields.
Comment by OracleJo
2008-06-23 15:37:26
best way is to NOT attack Krull before the others are gone (watch the drones).
Comment by FaithJr
2008-12-12 10:21:49
i was attaced with scourge missiles only
Comment by AleniaCalentas
2008-12-18 14:27:50
I had both EM and kin damage dealt. My passive drake fared better than my raven.
Comment by HomeFries
2008-12-27 06:00:43
A 360 dps tank (uniform damage distribution) easily holds this if group 1 is dispatched before group 2 is triggered. First kill the cruisers, then frigates, retrieve drones and agro Kruul. Kill the rest however you like. A target painter helps a lot if you're using a BS.
Comment by SpLendid
2009-01-31 02:50:52
It is probably rare (never had this before), but Kruul (or the pleasure hub..forgot it) dropped me a 3% implant, Zainou "Deadeye" ZMA100. Worth 10 mil.
Comment by CynicalRise
2009-03-21 22:53:22
I've always just jumped in at 0km, blasted the Hub and grabbed the damsel. Quick and Easy.
Comment by ItPaladin
2009-04-18 05:56:49
easily done in a L4 ishkur w/75mm T2 rails + AM, AB t2, eanm 1, t2 hobgoblins (which take out the 'minmatar' style background frigates fast, the 'caldari' style takes little longer with hob IIs), web, DC II, SAR II, cap recharger.
Comment by WebbHost
2009-04-22 15:33:31
I warped in at 50k and sniped them all off... easy!

Much easier then warping on top of them all..
Comment by AshScriv
2009-05-15 16:48:24
using perma tank domi with resists of 57, 82, 75, 75 can easily tank the whole spawn, reinforcments too. just watch for agro on your drones when teh reinforcments come in
Comment by IvanAsen
2009-05-21 16:39:24
I warped in @ 50km and killed Kruul right off the bat. This released all ennemies. Then I unleashed my T2 Hamerheads and let them go. They DIDN'T get 1 shot, so I cleaned the frigattes first, then the cruisers. I had to start the rep twice, but otherwise it was a breeze, never let them get closer than 20km. My fit: Brutix(no rigs), 800mm RRT, T2Rep, DC2, T2 MagField, 2xT2CapRecharger, 4x250mm Prototype I Gauss, DroneAugmenter, shooting AM & Irridium
Fly safe,
Comment by MaevaX
2009-10-30 05:17:46
Did the blitz in a 3x LSE 1x Therm Amp 1x Kin Amp Ishtar. Piece of cake. Quick money/standing.
Comment by Klann2
2009-11-12 14:08:11
Got an Arbalest Heavy missle launcher worth 12 million
Comment by Flaming111
2009-12-09 00:43:24
deadspace - warped me to within 2km of Krull... :P
Comment by MattZ
2010-01-06 23:05:21
Can't "warp to within...", so have to jump in and bookmark the beacon first, then come back at range.
Comment by ReBastiat
2010-01-24 09:02:10
Er, wow, I just warped in, attacked the pleasure hub, and warped out. Literally took less than 45 seconds.
Comment by MuhKobb
2010-02-01 15:00:15
Did the mission in a rigged Retribution. Piece of cake.
Fitting see my page:
Comment by QuinThal
2010-02-06 01:26:51
I ran this in a T2 fitted passive shield hurricaine. I drew the spawn and killed everything without turning on my invul and never dropping below 3/4 shield. this was insanely easy for this fit. the bounty on this total kill was 909k. worth the little bit of time it took.
Comment by TyTilla
2010-02-07 14:22:58
Even hitting Krull with a NOS is enough to spawn the reinforcements.
Comment by Dethbringer1
2010-02-18 01:55:18
Can anyone confirm the implant? I just got the Damsel, 10 tourist and from Krull Wreck I got DNA. I mission for bounties mostly so I want the spawns. I was overwhelmed in my Myrmidon when my cap went empty and had to warp out once with 45% hull damage. Second round was a piece of cake as my first round wiped out half his ships. I didn't have a thermal hardener but I did have a kenetic and explosive hardener. I also use 5 hammerheads and 6 200mm compressed coil guns. 2 tech I cap rigs and one tech II cap recharger.
Comment by LebBrin
2010-05-26 21:10:30
Post Tyrannis this mission seems a LOT harder. More NPC's and all aggro pretty quick. I'll try an get numbers...
Comment by IrodEllen
2010-06-01 16:34:45
Just completed this in a T1 Harb, ship type/numbers in OP are correct.
Comment by Th30d0r3
2010-06-05 12:56:40
After Tyrannis expansion: You can "Warp Within x", so it's easier for the long range guys.
You can still blitz it with a slow ship (BS)... This is what I did:
Warp in within 70km (or whatever) and use your AB to draw everyone at the opposite direction of the hub (30 or 40 km will do).
During that time destroy the hub and bookmark the container left.
Warp out and then warp back 0km from the container, open cargo, get Damsel and get out. ;)
Comment by DoctorNho
2011-01-03 15:15:16
Pleasure Hub dropped 10 exotic dancers. Obviously better than janitors. :O)
Comment by ReaverGlitterstim
2011-04-17 02:51:22
I don't know if others would see it this way, but I thought the mission was particularly easy in my Cyclone with autocannons. The incoming damage was pretty heavy, but I was using a capacitor booster to shield boost through it. I got the frigates killed really quickly with titanium sabot ammo and then switched to phased plasma for the cruisers. The cruisers try to orbit out of autocannon range, but they're slow so I could outrun them even without running my afterburner.

Total time it took to kill everything: just over 5 minutes. I bet a hurricane with autocannons could do it even faster.
Comment by BuilderAlphaOne
2011-10-19 19:57:39
Unlike the L4 version of this mission, the Pleasure Hub has very low defenses and can easily be whacked whilst tanking all the ships. Any well tanked cruiser or BC should be able to do this.
Comment by ReaveToralen
2011-10-26 17:09:15
I had 10 marines.. I'd prefer dancers ;)
Comment by BumRusher
2012-01-07 14:05:09
Just completed in a t2 passive tanked drake (for therm/kin) and t1 scourge missiles. Warped in, sat there the whole time, and picked everyone off. Shields never got below 70%. Completed in 15 minutes, tops.
Comment by XeCara
2013-02-15 04:14:51
since the mission loot nerf, it is worth triggering the spawn for the loot they drop, not huge amounts, but more than most lvl 3's, done in a T2 tanked drake (no rigs, and had to target cruisers firts just to remove some dps, but ok)
Comment by DrXenocide
2013-06-04 18:57:17
I also received 10 marines.
Comment by RolSon
2013-08-19 14:19:41
Done in my Corax with:
"1209 left of maximum 1258 shield capacity"

Very easy mission if you are NOT warping in at zero lol
Comment by MohamXiang
2014-05-01 02:16:56
Very easy kiting this mission in a Harbinger with T1 fitting, never hit armor. 2.8M in loot (including 10 janitors) plus 1.7M in salvage. I was 75km from targets at warp-in.
Comment by RyuIsayeki
2015-01-03 17:29:28
Got my shields on my T2 passive Drake down to about 60% for about 30s.

900k bounty

1.7 mil loot + salvage
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