This Eve Online guide will cover the Cosmic Anomaly known as Guristas Refuge. This anomaly like all others can be found through using your ships onboard scanner if the system you are in happens to possess one. Guristas Refuge can have 2 versions players can find in Eve Online. The Version one Cosmic Anomaly contains brown nebulae covering a complex of Habitation and Amusement Modules, Bunkers, Freight Pads, Storage Silos and a Lookout Post. The second version Cosmic Anomaly (pictured above) features blue nebulae covering a complex with a Cargo Rig, Smugglers Den, 2 Lookout Posts, a Stationary Badger MKII docked with the cargo rig, and a Scanner Post. Both versions of Guristas Refuge in Eve Online contain a Guristas Light Missile Battery outfitted with Bloodclaw Light Missiles and 1 Guristas Basic Defense Battery/Tower Defense.
Spawns of Guristas Refuge Cosmic Anomaly (V1):
Initial: 2-3x Pithi Arrogator/Imputor/Invader
Wave1: 2-3x Pithi Invader/Despoiler
Wave2: 2-3x Pithi Saboteur/Despoiler
Wave3: 1-2x Pithior Nihilist
Wave4: 2x Pithior Renegade
Spawns of Guristas Refuge Cosmic Anomaly (V2):
Initial: 2-3x Pithi Infiltrator/Invader
Wave1: 2-3x Pithi Saboteur/Despoiler
Wave2: 2-3x 1-2x Pithi Destructor/Wrecker/Plunderer 1-2x Pithior Guerilla/Renegade
Wave3: 2-3x Pithior Nihilist/Anarchist/Renegade 3x Pithi Destructor/Wrecker/Plunderer
Wave4: 2-3x Pithior Guerilla 2x Pithi Wrecker
When performing this Eve Online encounter, it is important to take out the turrets first, since they’re removal will not spawn more enemies, and the damage they can lay on is pretty thick at up to 25 km. Performing this Cosmic Anomaly in my Cormorant was a bit of a challenge, with the Destroyers spawned posing the biggest hazard, and having the longest range of the ships spawned, effective at about 18 km.. It would also be advisable to keep distance from the wrecker (Merlin) vessels as they’re range is short, but they pack a heavy punch. Most of the ships are easily kept at range of 25 km for my Cormorant to pummel them with 125 mm lead charge rounds.
There are also no Dread Guristas spawns in this encounter. Dread versions of Guristas ships are elite ships with valuable loot and high bounties paid for their destruction. Although many Cosmic Anomaly have the potential to escalate into further missions or encounters, this is not one of them. It is common for Guristas Refuge to be found in The Citadel region, but during my run I found this in The Forge. Although since spawns are slightly random, this number may change on the run performed, but during my run of the Cosmic Anomaly Guristas Refuge in Eve Online I was able to accrue 258,250 Isk in bounty.