Kidnappers Strike, level 3

Last edited by kodeshrus:
no more asteroids for mining
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 06:07 UTC

Reported by: ChepeNolon
The first four parts are common for all factions.

Part 1 - Ambush In The Dark

Faction: Pirate
Mission type: Encounter
Spacetype: Deadspace with gates
Damage dealt: EM, Therm
Reommended damage dealing: EM, Therm
Recommended ship types: Battlecruiser, Faction Cruiser, Cruiser, Assault Ship

no hostiles at initial gate

Single Pocket

Group 1

instant aggro
2x Angel Tower Sentry II
2x Cruisers (Rogue Pirates)

Group 2

4x Cruisers (Rogue Pirate)
1x Cruiser (Rogue Pirate Raider)

Last kill of far group drops cargo cannister holding the prisoners needed for mission completion.
Rogue Pirates deal heavy EM missile damage

No loot

Part 2 - The Interrogation

Mission type: Courier
1 unit of prisoners (7.5m³)

Part 3 - The Kidnapping

Faction: Mercenary
Mission type: Encounter
Spacetype: Deadspace with gates
Damage dealt: Kinetic, Thermal, Explosive
Web/Scramble: Mercenary Wingman
Recommended damage dealing: EM, Thermal
Recommended ship types: Battlecruiser, Faction Cruiser, Cruiser, Assault Ship

no hostiles at initial gate

Pocket 1

Three groups at initial warp in, no aggro. All groups aggro independently.

Group 1

4x Frigates (Mercenary Fighter)
3x Cruisers (Mercenary Corporal)

Group 2

4x Frigates (Mercenary Elite Fighter)
2x Cruisers (Mercenary Commander)

Group 3

2x Frigates (Mercenary Wingman) (web)
1x Cruiser (Mercenary Lieutenant)
1x Cruiser (Drazin Jaruk) (web)

50 Commodities
10 Illegal Drugs
Habitat holds 3x Drazin Keycard - needed to activate gate to second stage. There are three incase you would need to warp out and back : each gate activation consumes one keycard.

There are no more asteroids for mining.

Pocket 2

This stage varied quite a bit on the 2 occasions I tried. The Zerak Cheryn version is at 10-20k on warp in & in his Gallente cruiser can be extremely harsh at close range and would be best taken out first if you can tank the two webbing frigates. The Kuran 'Scarface' Lonan version (Caldari based) is at 40-50k on warp in & and is easy to tank.

Single Group

2x Frigates (Mercenary Wingman) web/scramble
1x Cruiser (Mercenary Lieutenant)
1x Cruiser (Drazin Jaruk/Korrani Salemo (MOA-web)/Kuran 'Scarface' Lonan/Lynk (web)/Zerak Cheryn (ewar invulnerable) (web))

Get prisoners from dropped cargo container.

Storage Facility - miscellaneous trade goods

Part 4 - Possible Leads

Mission type: Courier
1 unit of data chip (0.1m3)

Part 5 to 10

Blood Raiders: KidnappersStrike3br Link (Darkonnen)
Gurista Pirates: KidnappersStrike3gu Link (Komni)
Sansha Nation: KidnappersStrike3sa Link (Maru)

Comment by AmaruDeltmartuk
2009-01-18 00:20:53
Part 3 Pocket 2 may drop an implant (I got Hardwiring Zainou 'Deadeye' ZMA100 from Drazin Jaruk)
Comment by Hansen76
2009-04-29 11:00:27
You can use Part 3 as a mining spot, just kill the rats every day after DT and then mine it it will give you 674500 ISK for rats and around 25mill in mining,
165000 Omber
550000 Scordite
810000 Veldspar
But rember DOUNT go in to Pocket 2.
Comment by NachoCuban
2009-09-30 17:56:16
I also got a 3% implant from Part 3 pocket 2. From Scarface
Comment by SeamusDonohue
2009-11-28 02:13:44
All Acceleration Gates of the Komni/Gurista chain admit battleships. I assume the other variants do, as well.
Comment by FritsK
2010-01-01 11:12:11
Part 1: last kill of group 2 drops canister. So killing that group first to avoid having to travel is no use.
Comment by IzZa
2010-02-05 13:26:21
Good to fit a Afterburner on Part 3 as the Habitat can be 40-50km away from Warp Gate. You need to go to the Habitat to get the cards to get through the Warp Gate and then back to the Warp Gate.
Comment by ZiggyMeister
2010-07-25 06:24:52
I also got a 3% Implant dropped from Kuran 'Scarface' Lonan wreck: Hardwiring - Zainou 'Deadeye' ZMS100.
It seems to be selling for almost 30mil ISK!!!
Comment by DeMichaelCrimson
2010-11-21 02:48:14
In Part 3 pocket 2, Kuran 'Scarface' Lonan dropped Hardwiring - Zainou 'Deadeye' ZMM 100 = 3% bonus to all missile launcher rate of fire - worth about 25 to 35 mill isk.
Comment by ReaverGlitterstim
2010-12-21 05:41:28
I'm definitely going to loot Scarface.
Comment by Kelvin45
2011-06-18 04:03:59
Keycard is not required for alvage/looting operations. Also got Hardwiring Zainou deadeye ZMC100
Comment by DevoreSekk
2012-03-29 02:40:55
Got this mission chain twice. Done first time in a crap fit (meta 0) Omen with mediocre support skills without too many issues (through to part 5 anyways). Second time very easily done in a meta 0-1 fit Arbitrator with good support skills. Hardest part was in 1/10 dealing with the towers and cruisers at warp in, the damage was a little unexpected, but manageable. All webbing frigs easily speed tanked and killed with AB.

Dropped -3% explosion radius bonus hardwiring (GP-803).
Comment by Maggot47
2013-01-02 02:39:48
Just completed all 10 missions in Bloodraiders line
Level 3 mining storyline mission

All enemies killed and all time bonuses
All 3 courier missions took me 1-2 jumps into low sec
The 7 combat missions all occured in same system as agent

Missions 1-9 normal type
made 5 mill bounties 4.8 mill rewards/bonus, approx 12 mill loot
corp standing went from 4.60 to 5.14

Final mission - 11.2 mill bounties, 27 mill in reward/bonus (implant), approx 28 mill loot (most from 3 implants in chapel)
corp standing went from 5.14 to 6.43 - (Amar corp)

Out of interest from my toon (of course depending on your social skills):
Amar went from 0.69 up to 1.7
Min went from 3.33 down to 2.99
Cald went from -0.16 up to 0.31
Galent went from 3.46 down to 3.33
Comment by DerekZoolander
2013-06-01 03:28:06
6.6 faction standings increase by completing final mission.

"This standing increase was granted for the successful completion of the mission 'Kidnappers Strike - The Final Battle (10 of 10)'"
Comment by NalelmirAmarr
2014-07-14 12:09:16
3rd part with harbinger armor tank didn't even break my shields just sniped everything with beams. if you keep beams and around 30+ km range u can 1-2 shot the frigs from range.
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