Soothe The Salvage Beast, level 4

Last edited by DravenXanatos
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:56 EDT

Faction: Rogue Drones
Mission type: Normal Space
Damage dealt: All kinds
Web/Scramble: None
Recommended damage dealing: EM, Therm
Recommended ship class: Battleship

Single pocket

Each group after the initial group spawns when you close to within 14 km of the respective science vessel.

Initial Spawn: Auto Agro (~35km away from warp in)

1x Queen, 3x Matriarch, 1x Patriarch (Battleship)
2x Bomber, 1x Defeater (Cruiser)
2x Decimator, 1x Render (Frigate)

Group 1: (~37km from warp in) (Top Science Vessel)

2x Queen, 1x Matriarch (Battleship)
3x Infecter (Cruiser)

Group 2:(~37km from warp in) (Bottom Science Vessel)

1x Patriarch, 2x Creator (Battleship)
2x Crippler (Cruiser)

Group 3:(~37km from warp in) (Left Science Vessel)

1x Patriarch, 2x Creator (Battleship)
2x Crippler (Cruiser)

When you got close to proximity 10km to each Science Vessel Wreck there will be a spawn with:

Wreck #1

Viral Infector Alvum: x3 (Cruiser)
Matriarchus Alvus: x3 (Battleship)

Wreck #2

Crippler Alvatis: x 2 (Cruiser)
Patriarch Alvus x 3 (Battleship)

Wreck #3

Crippler Alvatis: x 2 (Cruiser)
Alvus Creator x 2 (Battleship)
Patriarch Alvus x 1 (Battleship)

You must loot a datacore from each of the three science vessels.
Mission is complete when all drones are destroyed, so there is no blitz.

Note: Science vessels can be looted (not salvaged) but cannot be tractored.

Drone Bounties: Battleship class drones have bounties floating just under 1mil (881k to 993k isk).
Total Bounties: 15,836,815 ISK (July 2 2015)
Loot: Huge amount of drone alloys (for a level 4 mission), approaching 2000 m³; also some Janitors and Scienitists.

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Comment by PhinBu
2011-01-24 16:31:24
Damage dealt: Expl/ all types

no gate - open space

Initial Spawn: Auto Aggro
(initial spawn)Group 1: 30KM form warp in
Patriarch Alvus X2 (battleship)
Render Alvi X2 (frigate)
Decimator Alvi X1 (frigate)

(initial spawn)Group 2: 50KM from warp in
Alvus Queen X1 (battleship)
Matriarch Alvus X2 (battleship)
Bomber Alvum X2(cruiser)
Defeater Alvatis X1 (cruiser)

The rest of the report about the science vessel range / adds is accurate but there are no more spawns besides the initial and each science vessel based on time of any sort. 5 groups total show up in this mission - 2 initial and 3 at each vessel.

Screenshot was submitted today for this misison - from
Comment by ProgHouseDJ
2011-02-12 01:09:32
If you can fit an AB, do so. Running from wreck to wreck takes a while.
Comment by LaIvasse
2011-03-29 19:24:27
I popped everything, flew 3 jumps, typed some emails, dozed off for a few mins, came back and salvaged before turning it in - therefore I can confirm what PhinBu says that there are almost certainly no timed spawns. Spawns are proximity based, at somewhere between 10-16km on each vessel (apart from initial double spawn).

Ran pretty easy in a beam Abaddon with 1Exp/1Kin/1EANM tank and half gank fit. Certain other drone missions I run 1Exp/1EANM, but this one might be a little too hairy for that.
Comment by CmdrTarlton
2011-05-01 19:44:16
Done in Maelstrom with 800mm auto-cannons. Was very easy. Ranges listed above are accurate. Each proximity spawn was at 11 km to the wrecks and consists of 3 battleships and 2 cruisers. Had my alt there in a Rattlesnake for extra dps and shield boosting if necessary. No repping was needed. Overall faily easy and good ore from reprocessing drone poo. The spawns may be 3 battleships and 3 cruisers. In either case it is still an easy mission.
Comment by MaxK
2011-05-29 18:37:45
Ran in a T2 pulse Abaddon with AB and Exp/Kin hardeners. If you charge into every group you can wipe them all out with Multifrequency and drones before they get out of range or do too much damage. The AB also saves lots of time, the distances can be up to 70km.
Comment by ReaveToralen
2011-12-05 10:40:12
Done in T2 fitted, passive tanked Drake. Tanked safely but still groups have quite a DPS. For safety reasons I recommend to do it one by one and do not approach other wrecks before finishing with previous. Poor salvage but lot of alloys in loot.
Comment by VaLTrantor
2012-02-26 11:04:51
Done in a t2 fitted Paladin with triple HS and very small tank (Large Repper, DC II, Kin Hardener, EANM) - was still no trouble at all, only flight times sucked a bit ;) Plush and so on gave me around 20 Mil ISK, but if you dont loot this mission sucks a bit. Sidenote: I have Marauder Skill on 5, so Pala is tanking with pretty nice bonus :D
Comment by ZeroFade
2013-02-06 01:32:40
Completed easily with a AB fit Ishtar. Just orbited the science vessel wrecks @7500 while Ogre II's did the work. Didn't even need to use rep.

Note: Tried sentries first and the incoming dps was too much.

13 mil bounties
2.2 reward with 1.7 mil time bonus
only loot was 3 janitor, 9 scientist and salvage
Comment by SteppinRazor
2017-03-31 00:10:34
Mission+Time Reward : 3.9M ISK, Salvage 2M ISK, Bounty 16.25M ISK, Standing gain : 9.375%

Well worth it :D
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