Stop the Thief, level 3

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Bounty & loot
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:54 UTC

Faction: Mercenary
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Normal (no acceleration gate)
Damage dealt: All kinds, mostly Kin
Recommended damage dealing: Kin, Therm
Recommended ships: Huginn, Celestis, Retribution, Drake, Hurricane, Gila

Single Pocket

Single Group:

auto aggro
1x Frigate (The Thief)
5x Cruisers (Mercenary Commander)

Kill the thief and get the reports.

Bounty : 431,000 ISK
Loot : ~ 229,000 isk

Warp in 20km+ if you're a sniper.

Comment by SoAnIs
2008-08-15 20:37:18
Did in passive-tanked drake. Recommend killing mercenaries first.
Comment by RoyKnightBlaze
2008-08-21 05:55:04
I do not want edit the page: i leave it to the editor. Anyway the damage dealt is almost Kinetick, with Scourge heavy missile, from the Mercenary. I did the mission in a Celestis - a Gallente Cruiser - (shield tanked) with Thermal and Kinetick active resistance. The mission is in normal space. No Warpgate.
Comment by Peon155
2009-02-11 16:00:08
The Mercenaries also do EM and THERM damage as they use lasers, so you need a universal tank.... however, this mission is very easy, so just kill everything ASAP.
Comment by LoneWolf
2009-04-07 17:31:42
No aggro at 50km

Blitz: Kill the frig and take reports. Then run.
Or kill the frig, buy "Reports" item on market and give it to agent.

Blitz info from experience and
Comment by SyzGre
2009-06-05 16:50:50
Done in NavyOmen. The Cruisers do EM/Therm damage, not that it matters much. The whole Mission was done in like 5 Minutes without even needing the Repper. Very Easy.
Comment by BuilderAlphaOne
2009-07-09 23:08:03
each Mercenary Commander required about 32 ordinary T1 heavy missiles to destroy. Very easy in Kin tanked Ferox or better.
Comment by MyNameIsMax
2009-08-14 09:28:17
Easily done in a ishkur/enyo just keep your speed up to evade lasers
Comment by TaksHar
2009-08-21 14:01:31
Nice drops from the Mercs
Comment by ShiggyMoto
2009-09-06 03:13:50
I found Thermal damage to be more effective than Kinetic damage. Bounty for each Mercenary Commander is 85,000. Bounty for The Thief is only 6,000.
Comment by DasaI
2009-09-19 15:22:10
Finished in a Hawk, just keep an eye out for any lucky shots that might hit you.
Comment by HaKre
2009-09-29 13:22:09
Blitz confirmed. Head for a more diverse recomended dealing then Kin Therm only.
Comment by CarlMarsarlis
2009-11-08 10:56:24
The Mercenaries Faction is most vulnerable to thermal firstly, then kinetic.
2010-02-14 22:13:49
Got an arbalest heavy missile launcher from mercs just now.
2010-04-25 19:35:25
Just ran it again in a Jaguar. Easy shit as long as you speedtank constantly with an AB
Comment by FacCat
2010-07-07 00:48:57
I just ran this expecting all damage types, so I ran with hardeners for thermal, kinetic and explosive was was just going to depend on my ships 50% resist to EM. Every ship did EM damage, of course. I ended up taking a little structural damage before getting out of there, in spite of 2 tech2 reppers going...ouch.
Comment by ShadowBuns
2011-01-09 22:03:26
Easily done in a brutix with an armor rep and some resistance to Kinetic/EM, no worthwhile loot was obtained from ships.
Comment by DoctorNho
2011-02-14 23:39:04
Based on grismar's rat DB (if it's still accurate), thermal damage would be best against mercenary commanders (EM has a lower sum of shield/armor resists, but therm is better against the armor and there's 1800 armor vs 1200 shield). And it says they do 56% therm, 44% EM damage -- no kin at all.

I went in with EM/therm/kin/exp resists of 37/50/82/68 and they got me as low as 50% shield.

Also, the description clearly says normal space, no accel gate, but it also says 'single pocket'. Doesn't single pocket imply one accel gate?
Comment by VherVixxen
2011-06-06 16:28:13
I warped in at 50km, used LR Tremor M, kept at range with AB lit and killed em all in 6 minutes. Used 650 Arty II with Hurricane. I was armor tanked but shields never got below 77% since I killed them at long range. Used Sensor Booster and Tracking Computer II. Would have switched to Plasa M if the ships got close.
Comment by TopHats
2011-09-08 19:48:54
Buying the reports doesn't work for blitz, you still need the kill.
Comment by MalMasters
2012-12-15 23:58:54
Structures don't drop any loot.
Comment by GreyStorm
2013-01-20 05:00:38
Jan 2013: Blitz in Deimos w/ AB and Med rep, never got below 94% armor
shoot the Frigate loot and dock- Confirm working as intended
Comment by BoomerShoot
2013-04-17 13:20:25
Done with Reactive Armor Hardener
Mercenary did Em/Therm (Reactive 30/0/0/30), Thief did Kin/Exp (0/30/30/0)
Comment by DrXenocide
2013-06-27 08:03:41
All my commanders were Caracals, they orbit at 15km. Thief orbited at 5km. Mission increased corp rep from 4.97->4.99 with social 5.
Comment by DrXenocide
2013-07-01 12:19:14
Mission changed NPC corp standing by 0.32±0.18 %, probably worth 0.25%.
Comment by MohamXiang
2014-05-11 21:40:55
I got 6.7M in loot (two Arbalest launchers).
Comment by RyuIsayeki
2015-01-04 15:14:55
Loot approx 4.5 mil for me. (Medium F-S9 Shield)
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