Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation

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Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation
Type DED Rated Complex
Rating 3/10
Found in High, Low
Max ship size Cruisers
Faction Rogue Drones
Best damage to deal Electromagnetic damage EMThermal damage Th
Damage to resist Explosive damage ExKinetic damage KinThermal damage Th
Sig. strength 10% in High and Low

Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation is a DED rated combat site found in high and low security space. It is often regarded as a low value site as it contains no faction drones and has a very low chance to drop a single faction module.

Interestingly, the site can have low amounts of Rogue Drone alloys in the cans in the last two pockets that can be reprocessed for minerals.

There are minable asteroids of Omber and Veldspar, but the site will despawn shortly after the drones guarding the Scratched Cask in the last room are defeated, preventing them from being mined unless someone stays in the site, although you do have enough time to go to a nearby station to drop off.

While mining the ore in the site, pirate rats (based on which empire space you're in) can randomly appear, their strength relative to the system's security rating.


On warp in:
This complex was once the work field of a wealthy mining corporation. Funding got cut shortly after an architectural mishap, where the acceleration gates that were supposed to carry the massive industrial haulers got infected with a mysterious virus. The gates' power coils were severely drained and are to this day only capable of hurling smaller vessels between complex pockets. The ruins are now reputed to be infested with a strain of rogue drones.

First Pocket

First Pocket

This pocket contains 1 Omber (about 18k units) and 11 Veldspar asteroids.


Asteroid 1 x Omber about 18k units
Asteroid 11 x Veldspar
Defending Group(auto-aggro)

Drone 3 x Drone Incubus/Termite/... Apis

Second Pocket

This pocket contains 2 Omber (only containing about 500 units total) and 28 Veldspar asteroids.

On warp in:
This section of the complex was once a pocket of very valuable minerals. Most of the ore was mined away decades ago by the resident mining corporation, but the drifting hulks of rock are now kept company by another type of scavenger: rogue drones.

Container 1 x Black Drone Container 5th Tier Overseer's Effects
Container 1 x Rogue Drone Container Minerals
Structure 2 x Barren Asteroid
Acceleration Gate 1 x Acceleration Gate Locked until all ships are destroyed

The Black Drone Container is blocked from warp-in by a large, barren asteroid, requiring manual piloting to move around. The containers are locked until the rats by them are destroyed.


Asteroid 2 x Omber only containing about 500 units total
Asteroid 28 x Veldspar

Drone 14 x Drone Arachula/Asmodeus/... Apis
Frigate 5 x Frigate Decimator/infester/... Alvi

Third Pocket

Third Pocket

This pocket contains 8 Omber (about 93k units) and 9 Veldspar asteroids.

On warp in:
This complex pocket once housed a thriving center for miners operating in the deadspace field. The old station ruins that still remain within the sector are evidence enough that some decades back, this area was highly valued by whatever mining interest controlled it.

Multiple signals and reports of rogue drone activity have been detected around this central area. It appears these abandoned ruins have now become the home of a hostile strain of rogue drones who will stop at nothing to defend their harvesting operation.


Container 1 x Scratched Cask 7th Tier Overseer's Effects and rarely a faction module
Container 1 x Rogue Drone Container Minerals
Container 4 x Mineral Container Raw minerals

Asteroid 8 x Omber about 93k units
Asteroid 9 x Veldspar

Drone 8 x Drone Asmodeus/Belpegor/... Apis
Frigate 3 x Frigate Render Alvi
Frigate 5 x Frigate Render/Splinter Alvi
By the Scratched Cask container
Frigate 2 x Frigate Decimator/Render Alvi Destroying these unlocks the Scratched Cask and completes the site
By the Rogue Drone Container
Frigate 2 x Frigate Decimator/Render Alvi


Faction module drop is very rare.
Total of ≈112k units (67,000m³) Omber site-wide.

Item Name Est. Value Drops from Note
5th Tier Overseer's Effects 180k ISK Black Drone Container 100% drop rate
7th Tier Overseer's Effects 600k ISK Scratched Cask 100% drop rate
Mineral Compound Rogue Drone Container Compound type varies
Nocxium, Mexallon, Pyerite, or Tritanium Mineral Container <100m³
A faction module Scratched Cask Very rare


The site's signature will vanish once the last few rogue drones in the last pocket are defeated. Afterwards, leaving the site will result in the site despawning after a minute or so unless someone is present in the site. The site can very well despawn as you're warping back to it.

The first pocket has a sizable amount of Omber in one asteroid, the second pocket has two asteroids with low amounts and the final pocket has a mixed amount of high and low amounts of Omber in each asteroid.

If the site is present in Caldari space, it is recommended to use the Endurance or Venture to be able to defeat ECM rats with drones that can sporadically appear. The Endurance also boasts a larger mining hold to minimize ore drop-offs. In other empires, ECM is not a problem and the Prospect may be used as it can tank the rats through signature tanking and active tanking modules. The gate appears to accommodate Cruiser-sized ships, so using a Mining Barge or Exhumer may be possible, as well as a Porpoise for boosts/compression (unconfirmed).


DED Complexes
Rogue Drones
Infestation Sprout
Asteroid Infestation
Outgrowth Rogue Drone Hive (5/10)
Outgrowth Rogue Drone Hive (10/10)