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The Maze
Type DED complex (10/10)
Number of sites 1
Deadspace Yes
Gated Yes
Probe signature 0.01-0.04
Loot type Pith X-Type, overseer effects
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The Gurista 10/10 complex. If you have scanned this down and have never done a 10/10 yourself, don't bother; check S-Mart for a complex runner and sell the bookmark to save yourself a few lost ships. This thing is a bitch to run and requires a triple resist tank. It can be soloed in a very specifically fit faction/deadspace tengu or duo-ed with a couple of other specific fits, but generally requires 3+ ships, preferably with 2 spider tanking priests doing drone damage and supporting a main tank.

Between every room is an acceleration gate that you can stop and regroup at before warping into the next wave.

Note the very low probe signature. This complex is very difficult to probe down. A scanning frigate/covops with Sisters' probes and a Sisters' launcher is recommended.

  • AS OF RETRIBUTION THIS IS NOW A KINETIC TORPEDO!*

Contents

You warp in on top of 12 acceleration gates arranged in a circle, 12 BS and a dozen frigates (web + scram). If your main tank has any trouble with this, give up now. When you're ready to move on, look at the gates. 11 of the 12 are dead ends and lead you back where you started - only one is the "real" gate that takes you further into the complex. To find that gate, see below. When you take any gate, you'll arrive at another gate in the middle of nowhere; taking *that* gate will either give you the pop-up message for the start of the plex and dump you in room 1 (if it's fake), or give you no message (if it's real).

Technically speaking, you do not need to kill anything in this room or any other rooms to use the gates, although if you don't kill the scramming frigates you're not going anywhere. See below for how to skip the annoying parts of this plex.

Taking the Right Gates

As of late 2010 there are now two layouts, one from sanctum escalations and one as a regular scanned plexe.

Escalations: bottom gate

scanned: 4th gate from the top

Second Room

A similar arrangement of gates in a circle, 25 frigates (that basically all web and scram; don't count on going > 5m/s to start even in a HAC), 15 cruisers and 5 BS. Kill everything and find the real gate. If you take the wrong gate, it will take you back to Room *1*, not back here.

Correct Gate: 5th one from the top

Third Room

This time, there are only four gates. This room's main nemesis are the special effects that will probably blind you, but you also have to clear 2 BS, 9 cruisers, and 4-5 frigs (web + scram). Taking any of the three fake gates dumps you back at the start again.

Correct Gate: bottom gate

Fourth Room

Along with eyebleeding graphics, there are two gates (one real, one fake that drops you back to start), eight cruisers (3 jam) and and eight frigates (4 web/scram). At this point, have your logistics ready to go. Do not warp into the last room alone for more than a few seconds unless you are in the soloing deadspace tengu.

Turn Graphics to low and no more eye bleeding graphics

Correct Gate: bottom gate (if there are only two pointing directly away from each other, take the one on the right)

Fifth Room

  • AS OF RETRIBUTION THIS IS NOW A KINETIC TORPEDO!*

Will fix the rest later.

You warp in directly on top of:

  • 18 frigates (nearly all web + scram)
  • 4 stasis tower IIs
  • 8 cruise batteries
  • 3 cruisers (jam)
  • 5 BS (prior to Incarna, there were another 5 jamming "dread" BS, but these no longer seem to exist)

+ a Guristas Fleet Stronghold structure that both webs and fires a 180,000 raw KINETIC damage torpedo. All kinetic and thermal damage makes running this much easier. The new NPC AI makes having a dedicated tank ship impossible, but the Stronghold structure does not seem to switch target, so first ship in has to tank the 180,000 kinetic damage torpedo the whole time. Attacking the structure spawns more waves of ships as you damage it. Each wave contains more warp scrambling frigates, which orbit at about 3km.

Once the initial spawn is dead, attack the Fleet Stronghold. It reps some shields and armor but not much - even about 500-600 DPS is plenty to overcome its tank. Attacking it spawns 5 more waves:

  • Initial damage: 4 BS
  • 40% shields: 3-4 cruisers + 5 frigates
  • Structure damage: 6 elite cruisers (dire pithi) + 9 normal cruisers
  • 65% structure (it will rep while you're killing the other stuff): 6 BS, 5 regular BC's (these used to jam but their type was changed in Incarna)
  • Low structure: 8 BS, 6-8 frigates (dire pith invaders and dire pith infiltrators) - the frigates will web and scram.

All of these can and will target your drones and logistics ships. Keep in mind that if you warp out, it will take a couple of minutes to get back in - be prepared. If you have an armor tank/logistics, make sure to rep your drones when they get damaged.

When it's finally dead, slowboat over to the can it drops to collect 23rd tier overseer effects + Pith X-type loot.

Update for Incarna 1.0: The gates for the escalation version have been shuffled similarly to the probed site, but the method for finding the correct direction still works properly. In addition, the jamming battleships and cruisers in the last room have been removed.

Trip Reports

3/14/2010: Ran with an abaddon, priest domi and guardian spider tanking. Needed about 5 LRARs at the start, less as it went down (but careful with the jamming spawn towards the end.) A few drones bought it but if you're careful you can prevent that. Loot: effects, rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type LSB fuck all y'all

3/18/2010: Ran with the same setup. 5 LRARs is a little overkill, 4 is plenty with very good resists. Loot: effects, rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type XLSB, Pith X-Type SBA hooooly shit

3/24/2010: Ran with heavy dictor tank, guardian, dps ships. Loot: effects, Pith X-Type XLSB, Pith X-Type Heat field

4/25/2010: Same setup as the first two runs. lost a couple of drones, no biggie. Effects, X-type SBA, X-type explosive hardener.

4/30/2010: Ran it 3 times today. Loot varied from a single hardener to 2 hardeners, an X-Type SBA, X-type LSB and X-type XLSB (yes, all in the same plex.) There probably isn't a way to save your drones consistently if you use ogres - I've always lost one or two so far.

6/22/2010: Ran with Broadsword tank (Just 1 Photon Hardener, Torp did nothing), basi and raven. Slow as hell for damage but got the job done. X-Type LSB, X-Type XLSB, X-Type SBA,and the good old 23rd Tier OSE

6/27/2010: Em Hardener, Exp Hardener, and Rattlesnake BPC. Used a broadsword as a tank. 1 remote rep was good enough for most of the time. Two were usually sufficient. 1200 dps was more than enough to clear out the boss.

7/18/2010: Deadspace loki tank with dps friends, dropped overseer and ballistic hardner.

7/20/2010: T2 Broadsword (2x photon II, 2x ballistic II, 2x LSE II) tank with a pair of priest domis for dps/reps. Dropped 23rd tier effects. Fuck goons.

7/20/2010 Round 2: T2 Broadsword and pair of domis, again. Dropped 23rd tier effects and nothing else, again. Fuck goons, fuck CCP, fuck everyone.

7/28/2010: T2 Broadsword tank, motley crew of reppers. Loot was Effects, Rattlesnake BPC and X-Type X-Large Shield Booster. Money mooooooooney.

07/28/2010: Abaddon Tank, 2x Domi Priests w/ Sentries, and a Cerb. Dropped 23rd Tier OSE, X-Type Shield Boost Amp and X-Type Heat Dissapation Field. Fuck Sigma.

07/30/2010: Ran this in the special snowflake tengu (using a c-type MSB and a moa for extra repping), the tank was sufficient but I would recommend using an a-type MSB rather than a shield boosting moa: (https://killboard.goonfleet.com/km/477288)

08/7/2010: T2 broadsword + 2 domis. Dropped 23rd Tier OSE and an X-Type Explosion Shield Hardener.

08/7/2010: T2 broadsword + 2 domis again. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, X-Type LSB, X-Type XLSB, X-Type Explosion Hardener.

08/10/2010: [b0rt]-> Proteus tank, Domi, Zealot, Raven. 23rd OSE, X-Type Explosion Dampening Field. Fuck CCP so hard.

08/10/2010: Broadsword + 2 domis. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, X-Type XLSB, X-Type Photon Scattering.

08/11/2010: Broadsword + 2 domis. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC.

8/12/2010: Devotor + Domi + Raven. 23rd OSE, Fuck CCP

8/13/2010: Devotor + Domi + Raven. 23rd OSE, X-Type XLSB

8/22/2010: [b0rt] Phobos + 2x Domi + Ishtar. 23rd OSE, X-Type Photon, X-Type Ballistic, Rattlesnake BPC. *shades* YYYYYYYEEEEAAAHHRRRRRR. Also, LIKE A BOSS.

8/22/2010: TEST Proteus tank + Deimos DPS with both of us dualboxing Guardians. 23rd OSE, X-Type SBA, X-Type Explosion -- not bad, was easy.

8/23/2010: TEST Proteus tank + Deimos DPS with both of us dualboxing Guardians. 23rd OSE fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu But, we blitzed it in just over an hour.

8/25/2010: T2 Phobos tank 2x Armor EM hardener, 1 Kin 1 therm 1600plate 800plate 1 large remote rep II from a mega. Had Mega + 3 drakes for dps, focused down webbing frigs/towers, was at 14% armor bleeding into structure when the last webber died and armor went back up. 2 Large remote rep II's would be perfect

8/29/10: First, an Ishtar + 2x Domis. Those died hilariously. Then, a Phobos + 2x Domi. 23rd OSE only. If I do get to go to fanfest this year and meet whoever designed the loot tables for this thing, I am going to kick them in the dick with a baseball bat and get a tattoo that says "FUCK CCP" on the foot that kicked him. Ugh.

8/31/10: Ran it twice with a broadsword supported by 2x domis - 23rd OSE both times with no other drops. Fuck CCP

9/4/10: Ran it with a Phobos tank (1 EM Hardener, 2 EANMs, 2 1600mm Plates and DC II), 2 guardians, a dominix and an apoc for extra dps (this much repping seemed a little overkill) - Phobos never got lower then 80% armor, even with the torp. Loot was; 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC and a Pith X-Type Explosive Hardener.

9/8/10: 2x RR Domi + Damnation as Tank with gang links. 23rd OSE. Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Shield, Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster \o/

9/10/10: Domi, Phobos, Abbadon, Rattlesnake. 23rd OSE & X-Type Explosion Dampening Field. COULD BE BETTER CCP 3/10.

9/11/10 Domi, Typhoon, Maelstrom, Drake, Proteus (tank). Split amongst 3 people: Pith X-Type X-Large Shield booster, Pith X-type Photon Scattering Field, Rattlesnake Blueprint, 23rd OSE.

9/11/10: Proteus 3x rep solo tank, Nighthawk, Tempest, 2x Drake, Hurricane. Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field, Pith X-Type Heat Dissipation Field, 23rd OSE

9/27/10: Devoter and 2x Domi (So easy with these ships): 23rd OSE and Pith X-Large Shield Booster

10/1/10: Abbadon, Guardian, Drake/Thron for dps. 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type LSB, Pith X-Type Heat Dissipation Field, Rattlesnake BPC

10/3/10: Proteus, Drake, 2x Machariel. Rattlesnake bpc, 23rd OSE, Pith X-type Explosion Dampening Field

10/3/10: 23rd OSE, Pith X-type Explosion dampening Field, Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster (Commander Tigre)

10/4/10: 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type Explosion dampening Field (Commander Tigre)

10/5/10: Proteus, Machariel, Machariel. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC (Proteus Solo tanked)

10/5/10: Proteus, Machariel, Machariel. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC (same loot, different maze)

10/16/10: 2 Ravens, Basilisk, Tengu - 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, X-Type LSB, SBA, and Ballistic Deflection Field. (Largo Coronet)

11/01/10: Proteus, Machariel, Tengu, Tengu, 23rd OSE, X-Type XLSB, X-Type Heat Dissipation Field

11/01/10: Proteus, Machariel, Tengu, Cloaky Hurricane, 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC

11/10/10: Broadsword, Scimitar, Nighthawk, 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field. (First plex I've ever run that didn't drop effects only, yay! Fuck Delve)

11/28/10: Proteus, Tengu, Tengu (3 different Mazes): 23rd OSE, 23rd OSE + Rattlesnake BPC, 23rd OSE + Rattlesnake BPC + Pith X-Type LSB.

11/10/10: Damnation, Guardian, Tengu, 23rd OSE, X-type X-large shield booster, X-type Ballistic Deflection Field

12/12/10: Domi Priest and Ishtar : 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type Heat Dissipation Field and Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field. Split two ways, good haul.

12/23/10: Ishtar guardian and megathron : 23rd OSE, pith X-type shield boost amplifier, Pith X-type large shield booster, Pith X-type x-large shield booster

12/25/10: -round two-Dual ishtars and guardian : 23rd OSE, pith X-type shield boost amplifier, pith x-type thermal hardener

12/27/10: Damnation hospital domi and 1.2k dps astart : 23rd OSE, rattlesnake BP, pith x-type large shield booster, pith x-type ballistic hardener, pith x-type thermal hardener

12/27/10: 2 Domis, Raven, Rattlesnake, and Tangu : 23rd Overseer's. FUCK YOU, CCP! FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING FUCKERS!

12/29/10: Tengu/Scimitar. 23rd OSE, x-type Exp and EM Fields and x-type x-large shield booster

02/12/11: 2x Ishtar, Scimitar, Loki: all the gates were fucked up, the rooms were empty but the last room spawned like normal, dropped 23rd OSE and pith x-type photon scattering thing

02/15/11: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field

20/02/11: Tengu/Scimitar. 23rd OSE.

26/02/11: Abaddon/2xDomi/Ishtar. 23rd OSE.

01/04/11: Ishtar tank + typhoon remote + tengu DPS : 23rd / Pith X large shiedl booster / Pith X thermal hardener

11/04/11: Tengu tank + drake and 2 basilisks: 23rd Overseer's/ Pith X large shield booster

12/04/11: Tengu tank + Tengu DPS: 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BP, Pith x-type x-large shield booster

19/04/11: Tengu tank + 2xTengu DPS: 23rd OSE, Pith x-type heat dissipation field

19/04/11: Drake tank, Dominix logist, Maelstrom dps : 23rd OSE

20/04/11: Tengu tank + Tengu DPS: 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BP

23/04/11: Drake tank, Dominix logist, Maelstrom dps : 23rd OSE / Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster / Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster / Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field / Pith X-Type Explosion Dampening Field / Pith X-Type Photon Scattering Field /Rattlesnake Blueprint

28/04/11: Drake tank, Dominix logist, Tempest dps : 23rd OSE / Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier / Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster

28/04/11: Drake tank, Dominix logist, Tempest dps : 23rd OSE

02/05/11: Drake tank, Dominix logist, Tengu dps : 23rd OSE

05/16/11: Proteus tank, 2x Drake dps: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type Heat Dissipation, Rattlesnake BPC

05/20/11: 2 x Ishtar Tank/DPS, Nighthawk DPS, Oneiros Logist: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type Explosion Dampening

05/22/11: 3x Tengus (1 tank / 2 dps), Basilisk Logi: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Booster, Pith X-Type Shield Amp

23/06/11: Tengu, Scimitar: 23rd OSE, Pith X-type Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier

18/7/11: Abaddon (Tank), Oneiros, Domi + DPS: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type SBA, Rattlesnake BPC (First maze completion!)

29/7/11: Tengu, Scimitar: 23rd OPE, Rattlesnake BPC

31/7/11: Tengu, Scimitar: 23rd OPE, Pith X-type Explosion Dampening Field

08/8/11: Welpfleet: 23rd OPE :fuckgoons:

04/sep/11: 2x Tengu (tank+DPS): 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BP, Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster

08/09/2011: Ishtar tank, apoc priest & DPS , 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster

10/09/2011: Tengu tank, tengu damage dealer: Rattlesnake Blueprint, Pith X-Type Explosion Dampening Field, Pith X-Type Photon Scattering Field,23rd Tier Overseer's Personal Effects

10/09/2011: Two Proteuses spidertanking each other, two Tengus as DPS. 23rd Tier Overseer's Personal Effects, Rattlesnake BPC.

22/09/2011: Scary Beary: 6x drakes(dps), 1x phobos(tank), 1x domi(smartbombs+logi), 1x scorpion(as logi) 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type Explosion Dampening

29/09/2011: Proteus(tank), tengu(dps), 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Ballistic Deflection Field, Rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type Photon Scattering Field

9/10/2011: badman: Muninn (tank), domi (priest/dps). Rattlesnake bpc, Pith X-Type large shield booster, 23rd OSE.

10/10/2011: badman: Muninn (tank), domi (priest/dps) with cloak, if you are prepared you can scoop sentries and cloak when waves spawn to avoid aggro. Pith X-Type large shield booster, 23rd OSE.

20/10/2011: Scary Beary: 6x drakes(dps), 1x phobos(tank), 1x domi(smartbombs+logi), 1x scorpion(as logi), Tengu(dps) 23rd OSE :FUCK CCP:

25/10/2011: 1 tengu tank + tengu dps, 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Rattlesnake BPC

27/10/2011: 1 Proteus tank + Tengu DPS - OSE, Pith X-Type XL Shield Booster

31/10/2011: Scary Beary: 6x drakes(dps), 1x phobos(tank), 1x domi(smartbombs+logi), 1x scorpion(as logi), 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier

31/10/2011: 1 Proteus tank + Tengu DPS - OSE, Rattlesnake BPC

Nov 08, 2011: 1 Proteus tank + 1 Tengu DPS - fucking OSE

December 29, 2011 : 1 Tengu Tank + 1 Tengu DPS - 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type Photon Scattering Field, Rattlesnake Blueprint

Jan 28, 2012 : Onyx tank, Scimitar reps, Nighthawk, 5 drake alts - 23rd OSE Pith X-type Shield Boost Amp, Pith X-Type Photon Scattering Field, Pith X-Type Heat Dissipation Field

Jan 28, 2012 : Proteus tank, tengu DPS 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amp, Rattlesnake BPC

01/02/2012: Abaddon + Owneiros + DPS - 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC

2/06/12: Proteus tank, tengu and drake DPS. 23rd OSE. :saddowns:

2/10/12: Proteus tank, tengu and drake DPS. 23rd OSE, Rattlesnake BPC, Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster

2/11/12: Proteus tank + HAM Tengu - 23rd OSE :fuckgoons:

2/13/12: Tengu tank + Tengu DPS + Scimitar - 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amp

4/01/12: Scanned Site | Ishtar tank, Ishtar DPS, Tengu DPS and Dual Guardians: 23rd OSE

6/22/12: 3 Escalations | 3x Pith X Shield boost amp, 1 x Pith X-type EM Ward Field, 3 x 23rd OSE

11/15/2012: Escalation - Ishtar(tank)+Domi(logi) - 23rd OSE, Pith X-type EM Ward Field

21/12/2012: Scanned | Easily solo'd in a relatively cheap ham tengu (pithum c medium), dropped pith x sba

22/1/2013: Boosting Vulture, Maelstrom. Great success. Tanked no problem, and killed the stronghold in about 5 minutes. Frigates took much longer.

18/2/2013: Armor Eos tank, Ishtar and Tengu for damage. X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier, Thermic Dissipation Field, Rattlesnake Blueprint, 23rd OSE

16/03/2013: Tengu Tank, Machariel DPS, Maelstrom DPS, Scimitar, Basilisk. X-Type Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type EM Ward Field, 23rd OSE.

02/04/2013: 23rd OSE, Pith X-Type X-Large Shield Booster, Pith X-Type EM Ward Field

12/06/2013: Dominix armor tank 23rd OSE, fuck this complex!!!

12/06/2013: Scanned, HAMGU tanky solo, 23rd OSE only; same setup, 2nd run 23rd OSE, X-type Shield Boost Amp

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