Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EVE: Blood burner mission

With the Hyperion update came the new burner missions and I was curious enough to give them a try. After half a dozen random level 4 missions (in Amarr space) the Blood Raider burner mission came up.

The mission warned me that the enemy was a cruor that webbed, scrammed, neuted and liked to orbit at 5 km range while burning me to a crisp with his lasers.

So for my first attempt I went with a capless tank and weapon system in the form of a hawk. When you lack CPU for the fit you want you can try to come up with a new fit or you can just throw isk at the problem.

The abundance of faction mods below should tell you my approach.

It seemed as if I was capable of tanking his damage but since I also seemed unable to to break his tank I decided to bail out. I dropped a mobile depot, refitted with 2 WCS and warped off like a bear.

Since I have multiple accounts the easiest solution was to bring in reinforcements to add dps. Picking the Jaguar hull expended all my creative thought so it's rather similar to the hawk fitting since the tank seemed solid enough.


The Jaguar was tanking the Cruor the entire battle so I was going through cap boosters rather fast but with two ships on grid there was plenty of damage to burn through his armor fast enough.

Other players have completed these missions using single ships so obviously there are better ways as mine. Two youtube videos by other players featuring the same Blood Raider pirate :

Rail Daredevil that kites outside of neut range.

 Autocannon Wolf


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    1. 1.18m isk + around 6k LP and 1.18m isk time bonus.

  2. Good post. Clever play.

    I've lost two ships. The first was a learning experience. The second a reminder not to try these late at night after multiple confidence inspiring beers.

    You have me wondering, as a newer player, if I can put together enough firepower to kill one of those things with a T1. A T2 is too expensive a gamble as I play in a low-ISK Eve style.

    We'll see.

    1. You need to deal about 200 dps and tank about the same. Not sure if there are any T1 frigates that can do this without faction mods, implants, boosters or any other support.

      Newer players might also lack the necessary skills.
      The right assault or pirate faction frigate with a meta/T2 fit should be able to take them down.

  3. The Blood Burner (Cruor) has a small signature radius, along with a decent orbit speed. In order to deal enough damage with the Hawk (T2 rockets), 2x webs need to be used. It's hard to do with a passive tank, because the energy neut will keep your cap at basically 0, preventing the webs from being activated.