The Missing Convoy, level 3

Last edited by KonsnosKon:
Just did the mission and salvaged it. Earned 1.4 m
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:49 UTC

Faction: Rogue Drones
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Deadspace with single gate
Damage dealt: All kinds
Recomended damage dealing: EM, Thermal
Recomended ships: Jaguar, Drake

No hostiles at the initial gate

Single Pocket

After warp-in, only three towers, groups spawn every few seconds
No aggro on warp-in


Group 1

1x Cruiser (Bomber Alvum/Defeater Alvatis)

Group 2

4x Cruisers (Violator Alvum)

Group 3

3x Cruisers (Violator Alvum)

Group 4

3x Cruisers (Wrecker Alvum)

Group 5

3x Cruisers (Wrecker Alvum)

Group 6

attacking the towers aggros entire pocket
3x Towers (Sentry Drone II)

Group 7

3x Cruisers (Annihilator Alvum)

Destroy "Powerful EM Forcefield", mash lesser drone hive, scoop contents.
Choice of aggro: shoot the shield before the last group spawns, and you will only have aggro from group 2 until the shield dies (then groups 6+7 join in); alternatively, wait until after the last group spawned before shooting the shield for full stage aggro and safe drone usage.

To destroy the "Powerful EM Forcefield", add Entity --> Large Collidable Structure to your overview. Target lock the shield, and open fire.

Lesser Drone Hive contains objective and may also contain 1 alloy
Towers may drop ammo
Other structures have no loot

Veldspar - 4 x 90,000; 1 x 50,000




Comment by ChorusBeck
2009-06-19 14:58:26
Had a hard time figuring out how to blow up the sphere. I was able to tractor the containers and then transfer from them. Is that the way it's supposed to be done or is there something I missed?
Comment by MrT
2009-06-19 17:30:09
You have to shoot the powerful EM forcefield. It may not be in your overview, you have to select "all" in your overview settings.
Comment by JackUnderhill
2009-09-23 18:49:57
If you need to get down to minimal aggro after blowing up generator and hive, just warp back in.
Comment by TyTilla
2010-02-24 17:02:49
Run with a drake. Don't think anything got close enough to actually shoot at me. All hostiles removed before taking out the EM field and hive.
Comment by ThunderClap
2010-04-16 12:30:50
blits: approach lesser drone hive w/ ab, shoot only drones that proxy aggro, smash drone hive, tractor cargo out of force field, scoop and leave
Note: the lesser drone hive dropps 2 cargo containers, only one has mission objective. bring 2 tractors if you don't want to risk having to tractor twice.
Comment by DoctorNho
2011-02-02 17:33:42
Tried to do it with aggro from only group 2, shot the shield nearly right away from warp in point. Got mass aggro. Tank didn't hold, had to warp out.
Will try ThunderClap's blitz next time.
Comment by DoctorNho
2011-02-03 01:30:39
ThunderClaps blitz works *much* better.
Comment by KepliousAlt
2011-04-18 10:46:03
Until you get to the sentry guns you can stand off and snipe everything.
Running an armor tank Myr I never got below 46% shields.
This is about the 6th time I've gotten the mission in the last month and the first time the force field has blown up on it's own. I killed the last sentry and boom.
Comment by ArthaBan
2011-05-10 06:20:14
Completed in Myrmidon. Only sentry guns give loot.
Comment by TopHats
2011-08-29 20:27:48
Confirmed, Thunderclap's Blitz is MUCH better than the listed one. Don't even bother shooting proxy aggro drones, just burn up to the Lesser Drone Hive, tractor beam the two cans, get your loot and warp out. Easily done with a Harbinger.
Comment by AbeDoo
2013-01-14 07:38:01
For those who do not want to blitz - maybe cos u want to salvage all the wrecks. You do not need tractor beams.

Attack each ship in turn but not the 3 Towers or the ships next to the Towers. Attacking any ship will not aggro any other ship.

You should now have 3 Towers plus 2 or three ships. Take out the towers then take out the remaining ships.

Take out the Lesser Drone hive and then the Powerful EM Forcefield. Loot the three cans, one of which will hold the mission objective. Salvage the wrecks - job done.

Used a Myrmidon. Took no damage at all - even to my drones - until the 3 Towers were attacked. The shields went but no armour damage. Used one of each type of hardener.
Comment by DrXenocide
2013-07-09 19:35:49
Mission changed NPC corp standing by 1.20±0.08 %, probably worth 1.25%.
Comment by PawelloSolette
2014-02-22 13:57:24
bounty 1m, craps in salvage
Comment by MrMac
2014-09-06 03:49:01
I tried to blitz in other way.
Bring sniper (60-70km)
Launch MTU then snipe down the Lesser Drone Hive
Loot, scoop MTU and warp out.
I didn't touch the forcefield. It works.
Comment by hal9k
2018-04-27 15:17:01
can confirm ThunderClaps blitz still works
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