Guristas Military Complex

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Guristas Military Complex
Type Escalation complex
Number of sites 5
Deadspace Varies
Gated Varies
Probe signature Unknown
Loot type Pith A-Type
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Higher end Gurista escalation site. Very similar to the Sansha equivalent. Can be solo'd in a well fit BS or a T3; drakes can run it, but need remote reps. Be sure to fit EM hardeners.


First room

The first acceleration gate warps you in next to a forcefield surrounding the acceleration gate to the next room, under a Gurista Control Tower and several other structures. Around the warpin point are three groups of Guristas consisting all together of around 12 Conquistador and Usurper BS and several BC (edit: Dec 2012: there are around 4 tackling frigates in this room as well that scram and web). They all aggress you right away. Upon aggressing the tower a weak smartbomb hits for around 200 damage after resists and another group of 7 mixed Usurper and Destroyer BS spawn along with a couple of tackling frigs. To unlock the gate blow up the control tower and the forcefield building (right next to the gate, inside the field but drones can hit it). If you blow them both up before killing anything else, you can skip the whole room.

When you destroy the EM forcefield another smartbomb goes off. As of Retribution, this now does thermal damage, will damages drones. This will kill T2 heavies, but Warden II's with max drone skills will survive.

If you unlocked the second room but didn't finish the plex before downtime it gets broken - the gate is locked and the tower isn't there. Only way to complete it in this case is bringing a Guristas diamond tag as a key, it allows to use the gate without tower destruction.

Second room

The second room has 4 sentry batteries, 8 BS (Conquistador/Massacrer/Usurper) plus some support w/tacklers. Each player that fires on the station will cause it to fire off an EM smartbomb that does exactly 6000 damage before resists - stagger your aggression. After getting the stronghold building to around one-quarter structure (it has a shitton of HP but doesn't rep), another group of BS spawn, similar to the first one but this time possibly including a Dread Guristas BS. After killing the BS and/or finishing off the stronghold the site can escalate.

It should be noted that the EM smartbomb only happens once.

First escalation: Pirate's Path (Part 1)

Warp in to land on a gate guarded by around 6 BS (same types as in the first stage), 1 Dread Gurista BS and some assorted support. Kill the DG BS or possibly the lone HAC in the second room (if you don't get a DG spawn) to get a chance at a further escalation.

Second escalation: Pirate's Path (Part 2)

4 BS and 4 frigates will attack you upon warpin. After you deal any damage to the Guristas Terrorist Attack Center 7 BS (including a Dread Guristas spawn), 8 cruise missile batteries and some tackling frigs appear. Kill the DG BS or the Terrorist Center for a chance at a further escalation.

Third escalation: Pirate's Path (Part 3)

Warp in to 4 BS, 8 HAC's and a couple inties. The second room is empty except for a beacon that you need to approach in order to trigger the escalation. If there's a DG BS on grid killing that may also escalate this.

Final escalation: Pirate's Path (Part 4)

This stage will require a very strong tank. On initial warpin, there are 4 BS named "Space Trucker Convoy" that instantly vanish. A few seconds later, 7 BS, 3 HACs and 4 frigates appear and instantly aggro. Several minutes later, another 7 BS, 4 cruisers and 3 web/scram AFs spawn on a set timer; five minutes after that, there is yet another wave of 8 BS, 3 jamming HACs and 3 jamming frigates. One of these BS is named Gurista Relay Commander. After you kill this (do it last) it will trigger another 9 BS, 4 jamming HACs, 3 web/scram frigates, and ANOTHER Gurista Relay Commander. Killing this one makes an overseer spawn along with his named escorts (all 6 named Usurpers, 6 jamming hacs and 6 tackling frigs). The overseer tanks roughly 800 DPS, and fires off a cruise missile that does approximately 1200 damage every 10 seconds. The "boss" drops Pith A-type loot.

As with all other military complexes, if you aggress the trucker depot at any point you'll get *another* 10 BS and 10 webbing frigs spawned on top of you so don't do this (it's entirely optional). The BS are blasterboats; if you do cause them to spawn without killing anything else, the combined DPS of the site had my dual rep, 1 kin hardener (forgot to refit :welp: ) thanatos in 40% structure after 10 minutes before I finally cleared the scramming frigates and warped off.

I strongly recommend dropping a carrier on the last stage due to the absurd number of battleships there. A shield ishtar can tank the whole thing if it avoids being tackled, but cannot do enough DPS by itself to solo the final boss. I'm a baby and followed this advice, a single CAR and a T2 tank and i never dropped below 98% armor. EFT numbers say single CAR tanked 2500 DPS, so if you can tank that, you can handle this.

8/20/2010: 2 RR(Armor) Dominix was enough to do this. Had to warp in and out a couple times to get aggro just right on the respawns(ECM). 10 Ogre II's was barely enough DPS to break the boss. Dropped - Corpus A-Type Armor Explosive Hardener, Dread Guristas Ballistic Control System

5/2/2011: I have 627 kinetic dps according to EFT and that was enough to break his tank.

5/26/2011: Do note that if you're in a Tengu he has some crazy-ass defender missiles. The farther away you are, the more time they have to blow up your missiles, and he has no real close-range attack, so blow up his assfrigs and jamming cruisers and orbit him at 5,000.

24/05/2012: Tengu + scimitar handles this fine, provided you can handle aggro properly. What worked for me is warping in 150k, killing his assfrigs as they approach, then chasing the boss away from the rest of the rats keeping at range anything under 5k. It was a learning experience: and ultimately a huge waste of time.

06/19/2012: Tengu solo with 2 small Gistii-B reps and a republic AB didn't have a problem with this. Kill the small stuff first, then the bigger, then the BS. By paying close attention, it was very easy. I wouldn't recommend doing it solo with low skills or a cheap fit.

Loot Examples

  • 2008/10: corpus a-type explosive & corpus a-type kinetic
  • 03/09/2010: corpus a-type explosive, kinetic and EM hardeners, DG ballistic control system and DG cruise missile launcher.
  • 07/02/2010: corpus a-type thermic, some best named weirdo stuff. earlier dread drops had DG hardners and smart bombs.
  • 07/04/2010: corpus a-type lar, dg warp dist, dg cloak, dg invulnerability field drops in earlier escalation, in your face (p9)
  • 07/13/2010: No Dread Guristas no Escalation.
  • 09/02/2010: Corpus A-type LAR
  • 09/10/2010: Rattlesnake BPC, Dread Guristas Stasis Web (on final stage). Previous stages got DG LSB and DG Large Grav SB
  • 12/31/2010: Corpus A-Type Nos, LAR, Kinetic & Thermal Hardeners. Also, DG Warp Disruptor and Siege Launcher from previous stages. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • 01/28/2011: No Dread Guristas no Escalation.
  • 02/12/2011: No escalation, DG dropped tags+ammo and DG BCS
  • 02/16/2011: Corpus A-Type Armor Kinetic Hardener, DG 425mm Railgun, DG Ballistic Deflection Field
  • 02/20/2011: Escalated to second, did not escalate to third. 3 DG spawns, tags, ammo, DG kinetic defl amp.
  • 02/21/2011: No escalation. DG tag & ammo.
  • 02/24/2011: No escalation. DG Cruise Missile Launcher, tags and ammo
  • 03/04/2011: No escalation. DG BCS, Cruise Missile Launcher, Smartbomb, Ballistic Field
  • 03/14/2011: One escalation, dead ended at the first. Two DG spawns, got a DG Ballistic Deflection Field.
  • 04/16/2011: no escalation, no DG, fuck ccp
  • 2011-04-20: No escalation, DG EM Hardener.
  • 04/23/2011: No escalation, DG cloak
  • 04/27/2011: DG x Large Shield booster, DG Shield Amplifier, DG Large Shield Booster, Corpus A-Type Armor Explosive
  • 05/11/2011: Full escalation, ammo & T1 =\
  • 08/24/2011: No escalation, no DG loot FUCK CCP.
  • 09/07/2011: No escalation, DG warp disruptor
  • 10/25/2011: Full escalation (Most of them in Branch),Dread Guristas Magnetic Scattering Amplifier , Dread Guristas Explosion Dampening Field, Dread Guristas Webifier, Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor, Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier, Dread Guristas X-Large Shield Booster, Pith A-type Photon Scattering Field
  • 11/14/2011: No escalation, DG tags Ejbloody 00:12, 14 November 2011 (EST)
  • 25/11/2011: Full escalation: Dread Guristas Kinetic Deflection Amplifier(2nd escalation),Dread Guristas Heat Dissipation Amplifier,Dread Guristas Large Shield Booster, Dread Guristas Warp Disruptor,Pith A-Type Photon Scattering Field, Pyth A-Type Large Shield Booster, Rattlesnake Blueprint(final esc)
  • 12/03/2011: No escalation, Crystal Delta implant
  • 12/17/2011: DG(ammo), escalation dead ended at the first.
  • 01/04/2012: Escalation dead ended at the first, tags and ammo.
  • 01/13/2012: No escalation, no DG spawn at station destruction (just five usurpers w/ two HACs and two AFs)
  • 02/09/2012: Full escalation: DG Explosive Dampening Field... FUUUUUUU
  • 02/18/2012: No escalation, DG spawn (DG Magnetic Scattering Amplifier)
  • 02/20/2012: No escalation, but i got DG Invul and Crystal Beta from DG BS \0/
  • 03/19/2012: No escalation, DG Spawn (Crystal Epsilon)
  • 03/19/2012: Full escalation, Dread Guristas Cruise Missile Launcher and Pith A-type large Shield Booster
  • 03/20/2012: No Escalation, DG Spawn Tags and Ammo :ccp:
  • 03/28/2012: No Escalation, no fancy loot
  • 03/31/2012: No Escalation, DG Spawn Tags and Ammo, fuck CCP :(
  • 04/02/2012: No Escalation, DG Spawn dropped Crystal Omega. Dreams do come true.
  • 04/04/2012: No Escalation, DG Spawn dropped tags and Ammo.
  • 04/08/2012: Escalated Once, DG Spawns dropped DG Stasis Webifier, Tags, and Ammo.
  • 20/05/2012: Escalated to final. Overseer dropped Pith A-types (Thermal Hardener, Large Shield Booster and Shield Boost Amplifier), Dread Guristas mods (Large Gravi Smartbomb and Cruise Launcher) plus meta gear and ammo.
  • 24/05/2012: Escalated to final. DG BS's dropped tags, Overseer dropped DG Ballistic Control System.  :fuck ccp:
  • 05/30/2012: Escalated to Final. First 4 DGs dropped nothing of value (ammo/tags), Overseer dropped Pith A-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith A-Type Thermic Dissipation Field, DG Warp Scrambler.
  • 06/10/2012: Escalated once, no DG loot. :ccp:
  • 06/14/2012: Full escalation, DG spawns dropped: Crystal Alpha, DG Warp Scrambler, DG Web. Overseer dropped: Rattlesnake BPC, Pith A-type Thermic Deflection Field, DG shield boost amplifier
  • 06/19/2012: Full escalation, DG Shield Boost Amp, Pith A-Type EM Ward, DG Tags and ammo.
  • 06/23/2012: No escalation, DG Kinetic Amp.
  • 07/04/2012: Escalated once, DG BCS and DG Webifier.
  • 07/30/2012: Full Escalation, DG adaptive Invul, and Pith A-Type X-Large Shield Booster.
  • 09/04/2012: Full Escalation, DG Kinetic and Thermal Fields, DG Co-Processor, DG Cloaking Device, 2 DG Large Gravitation Smartbombs, and Pith A-type Shield Boost Amplifier
  • 11/23/2012: No Escalation, Tags & Ammo
  • 11/29/2012: No escalation, No DG spawn :ccp:
  • 07/12/2012: No Escalation, Tags & Ammo
  • 12/16/2012: No escalation, Tags 'n Ammo
  • 24/12/2012: No escalation, Tags :happychristmas:
  • 29/12/2012: No escalation, tags and ammo, fuck this game
  • 19/01/2013: No escalation, tags and ammo, fuck this game
  • 03/02/2013: Full Escalation, A-Type EM Ward, A-Type XL Shield Booster
  • 05/02/2013: Full Escalation, Dread Guristas Ballistic Control System, 2 Dread Guristas Cloaking Device, Dread Guristas EM Ward Amplifier, Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier, Pith A-Type Kinetic Deflection Field
  • 3/31/2013 Full Escalation, Pith A-Type Explosive Delfection Field
  • 29/4/2013 No Escalation, DG Large Shield Booster
  • 5/11/13 Nothing from DG's in escalations, boss dropped Pith A-type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith A-type Kinetic Deflection Field, Pith A-type Explosive Deflection Field, Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier, Dread Guristas Kinetic Deflection Field
  • 24/05/13 No Escalation, Tags & Ammo
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