Clone Soldiers & Security Tag Farming [ASTEROID BELT]
Clone soldiers are cruiser size NPCs which spawn in low security asteroid belts, following the regular faction distributions. They have higher resistances, very long range, high damage, and correspondingly high bounties compared to other asteroid belt rats. Negotiators can warp scramble out to 24km, and Transporters can webify out to 10km.
These special clone soldiers spawn infrequently, though they are more common than faction or officer spawns. Once you find one however, they will always drop the corresponding security tag, and possibly some other random loot.
There are four different security tags, one for each tier of clone soldier. The tags can be turned in at special CONCORD stations in low security space to repair negative security status and can be sold and bought on the market just like any other item. These can be used by yourself or sold.
Clone Soldier Trainer (drops the trainer tag) - Found in 0.4 security space
Jita Price - 1-3m
Clone Soldier Recruiter (drops the recruiter tag) - Found in 0.3 security space
Jita Price - 1-3m
Clone Soldier Transporter (drops the transporter tag) - Found in 0.2 security space
Jita Price - 20-25m
Clone Soldier Negotiator (drops the negotiator tag) - Found in 0.1 security space
Jita Price - 20-30m
Reported method which works successfully: [24/5/18 still to be tested fully]
- Pick one 0.1/0.2 system with 8+ Belts.
- Warp Belt to Belt over and over.
- Kill all rats you see.
The last bit is the most important. Rat spawns are upgraded as you kill them. If you just warp around looking for clone soldiers you'll never see them.
Thus you want to aim for 0.2 & 0.1 systems for maximum effort - checking every belt. The NPCs also give a substantially improved bounty & sec status gain.