Drone Horde


Last edited by ShintuFelper:
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:39 EDT

Faction: Rogue Drones
Damage dealt: Various (~24% EM, ~19% Ex, ~19% Kin, ~38% Therm)
Recommended damage dealing: EM/Therm
Recommended ships: Carrier, Battleship, Tech 3 Cruisers, and Ishtar.
Web/Scram: Both. These drones will have a random chance to scram and/or web you (they don't always do it) (Strain Infester Alvi, Strain Splinter Alvi, Strain Render Alvi, Strain Decimator Alvi).

This anomaly has two different variants, each Horde will be one or the other. The 'Four Tower' variant horde is the most common, named for the four towers, and the 'Ring' variant is less common, named for the ring of eight towers.


Four Tower Variant


On warp-in all four groups will agro within a couple of seconds.

With the new Odyssey rat AI, rats will target switch to your drones intermittently.

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Towers

3x Lookout Sentry
1x Lookout Sentry Neut(Near Group 2)


Group 1 (Last Kill)

1-2x Frigate(s) (Predator/Marauder/Dismantler Alvior)
1-2x Battleship(s) (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 1-1

2-3x Frigates (Strain Barracuda/Devilfish/Hunter/Silverfish Alvi)
2-3x Battlecruisers (Siege/Exterminator Alvatis)


Group 2 (Last Kill)

1-2x Battlecruiser(s) (Crippler/Defeater/Exterminator/Siege/Striker Alvatis)
1-2x Battleship(s) (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 2-1

3-4x Cruisers (Strain Atomizer/Bomber/Disintegrator/Nuker Alvum)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)


Group 3 (Last Kill)

1-3x Frigate(s) (Strain Decimator/Infester/Render/Splinter Alvi) Web/Scramble
1-2x Battleship(s) (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 3-1

3-4x Battlecruisers (Crippler/Defeater/Enforcer/Exterminator/Siege/Striker Alvatis)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)


Group 4 (Last Kill)

1-2x Frigate(s) (Strain Raider/Render/Sunder) Render Web/Scramble
1-2x Battleship(s) (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 4-1 (Last Kill)

3-4x Cruisers (Strain Annihilator/Devastator/Violator/Viral Infector Alvum)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 4-2 (Last Kill)

2-3x Battlecruisers (Crippler/Defeater/Enforcer/Exterminator/Siege/Striker Alvatis)
2-3x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 4-3

3-4x Frigates (Dismantler/Maurader/Predator Alvior)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Blitz:
Kill all ships in Group 4 and all spawns.
Note: This only works as a blitz in that it makes the Cosmic Anomaly despawn so you will have to be probed for a neutral to warp to you.

Tips:

Bounty: ~27-32mil isk depending on spawn composition


Ring Variant


On warp-in all sentry guns and the lone rat will agro within a few seconds.

With the new Odyssey rat AI, rats will target switch to your drones intermittently.

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Initial Group

8x Lookout Sentry
1x Cruiser(Striker Alvatis)Trigger

Spawn 1 (Last Kill)

3-4x Frigates (Strain Decimator/Infector/Render/Splinter Alvi) Web/Scramble
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 2 (Last Kill)

3-4x Frigates (Strain Decimator/Infector/Render/Splinter Alvi) Web/Scramble
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 3 (See Note)

3-4x Frigates (Strain Barracuda/Devilfish/Hunter Alvi)
6-7x Cruisers (Atomizer/Bomber/Disintegrator/Nuker Alvum)
2-3x Battlecruisers (Exterminator/Siege Alvatis)
Note: After eight runs of this the determining factor of the spawn is still unknown, but 80% of the time it is the leftmost Nuker/Disintegrator Alvum.

Spawn 4 (Last Kill)

3-4x Frigates (Maurauder/Predator Alvi)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 5 (Last Battleship)

2-3x Frigates (Strain Decimator/Infester/Render/Splinter Alvi) Web/Scramble
2-4x Cruisers (Annihilator/Devastator/Viral Infector Alvum)
5-7x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)

Spawn 6

3-4x Battlecruisers (Crippler/Enforcer/Extermiantor/Siege/Striker Alvatis)
3-4x Battleships (Matriarch Alvus/Alvus Queen)


Tips:

Bounty: ~27-28.5mil isk depending on spawn composition

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