Recon (1 of 3), Level 4

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Faction: Sansha
Mission Type: Encounter
Space type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: EM/Therm
Web/Scramble: Elite Frigates
Extras: Tracking Disruptor (Elite Cruisers)
Recommended damage dealing: EM, Thermal
Recommended ships: Navy Apocalypse, CNR, Dominix (if fighting spawns).
Video: Kronos Part 1,2 & 3

Note: Part 1 (Recon Level 4) for each faction is unique.
Part 2 & 3 (Recon Level 4) are the same for all factions and can be found here

Pocket 1

Auto aggro from Spawn 1 after several seconds. New spawns will appear at an interval between 60-90 secs.
These spawns will start from the three Shipyard structures, each about 20-30km from the warp-in point.
As of patch 2011-06-21 the cruisers will NOS

Drones will get aggroed by the later spawns, so retrieve/deploy them as necessary to avoid damage.

Pocket 1 Spawn Locations

Spawn 1 (Auto-aggro):

1x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Fiend/Hellhound)
1x Battlecruiser (Centatis Daemon/Behemoth)
1x Battleship (Centus Tyrant/Dread Lord)

Spawn 2 (Auto-aggro):

1x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Slaughter/Execrator) Tracking Disruptor
2x Battleships (Centus Tyrant/Overlord/Dark Lord)

Spawn 3 (Auto-aggro):

1x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Fiend/Hellhound)
2x Battleships (Centus Tyrant)

Spawn 4 (Auto-aggro):

1x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Fiend/Hellhound)
2x Battleships (Centus Tyrant)


Pocket 2

You will receive the mission completed message/journal update.
You can just warp off without needing to kill any hostile ships in this pocket.

Auto aggro from Spawn 1 after several seconds. Next spawn will appear in 60-90 secs.

Pocket 2 Spawn Locations

Spawn 1 (Auto-aggro):

3x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Slaughter) Tracking Disruptor (as of 6/21/11 they NOS)
3x Battleship (Centus Overlord)

Spawn 2 (Auto-aggro):

4x Elite Frigates (Centti Loyal Scavanger) Scramble
4x Elite Cruiser (Centum Loyal Torturer)

Mineable Asteroid:



Loot + Salvage

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Comment by TomSchlong
2008-06-08 09:33:34
when blitzing the 1/3 recon in a shuttle, they shot my shield down and halfway through the armor, so be quick with the gate activation.
Comment by BlasTerd
2008-07-01 11:03:21
CNR recommended ship ? hem well sorry .... a simple apocalypse with Em/Therm t2 hardeners , 2 heat sinks and a LAR is way sufficient to do it. According to the fact that , of course , you have the necessary skills not to use a faction ship, which should be just normal when you do LVL4 missions.
Comment by SheraadO
2008-08-11 18:53:40
Megabeam abaddon and pulse apoc with 3 heatsinks 3 hardeners 1 LAR can both do this mission without warping out. High skills but no hardwirings besides 3% rep amount, navy rep but rest t2 or meta4 t1.

However the one loyal slaughterer spawn is a real pain in the ass for a pulse abaddon; hence I recommend beams if you're not using an apoc.
Comment by CorElia
2008-10-30 18:21:01
Warp scrambling appears to have been added to the second pocket
Comment by LynXeR
2009-01-14 23:10:59
184 X Veldspar Roids - 6,447,561 Units

I recommend that you get a group to mine and haul it
Comment by OneShot
2009-03-26 18:55:35
Drake: 2x Photon, 1x Heat, 3x LSE, 2x SPR, 3x CDFP. You can tank the whole first room if you just keep moving with decent skills. The DPS will be heavy, but if you're moving you should be able to tank it long enough to kill 2-3 BSs which will let you tank it without moving. Suggest killing the cruisers as they spawn and when they're all dead, kill the BSs.
Comment by KrystalFlores
2009-08-20 01:50:38
some if not most of the BS orbit at 50k, fit for range
Comment by Peon155
2009-09-09 11:44:37
Got a Sansha Diamond Tag every run through of this, and a Platinum about 1 in 5.
Comment by DeclensioN
2009-09-24 17:01:22
Perfect mission to raise security status; warp in, kill 1 tyrant, warp out and wait for security to add, repeat and rinse. got +1.0 security with this.
Comment by AnDastre
2010-01-16 08:22:35
Just did it with my Buzzard warped in under Covert Ops Cloak and they never even got a lock on me warped out in second pocket still under cloak.
Comment by Hobbes3
2010-02-03 22:45:55
Very good AFK mission in a Dommy with 2 LAR, 2 Em, 2 Therm hardeners. Wait 3 minutes, get full aggro, release drones, and AFK. Of course it will take a while w/o gun dps but hey, it's not called AFK without a reason lol.
Comment by CatsCanFly
2010-04-21 01:54:53
Abaddon, 2xTherm II, 2xEM II, 1 faction LAR was enough to tank.
First pocket: structures drop no loot.
Second pocket: kill disrupting cruisers first.
Bounty about 12 mil.
Salvage and loot was pretty bad: about 1.5 mil in loot and 2.5 mil salvage.
Comment by ShinTao
2010-09-01 05:36:14
The remark of CorElia is true. The four Elite Frigates (Centti Loyal Scavanger) in spawn two in the second pocket DO scramble. To my mind, this should be added to the front page!
Comment by LiviaCatarella
2010-12-19 06:35:51
Tengu with 6 HML II, 3 EM Hardeners II, 2 Gistii B-Type SBs, and a SBA II was just barely sufficiently tanked to complete the first pocket without warping out. I've got good shielding skills, so that was not the problem.

Two hints: keep moving (e.g. orbit the acceleration gate) and take out the smaller ships first.
Comment by ZikatArzi
2011-08-20 19:13:27
Blitzed in an Executioner (T1 frigate) with an AB. At 1200 m/s the ships never even got one shot off before I was already gone. Free money.
Comment by VaLTrantor
2012-09-29 06:09:11
With a Tengu its not a problem at all with a smarter fitting than just 3 EM Hardeners II (which stack a LOT). Better use 1 EM, 1 Invul, and Afterburner, so you mitigate the DPS.
Comment by JackUnderhill
2013-06-14 22:37:32
1 of 3 still works fine in a shuttle.
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