Hunting Fw mission runners

so i used to hunt fw plex runners/farmers, but since caldari got almost all systems, its seems they are all running missions in jackdaws…
i tried to hunt a few of them but everytime i enter their mission the rats switch to me… so hunting them with sth. cheap like a cruiser or a destroyer doesnt work so well:-) (and of course 90% the time they bail when you enter)
so i now thought about a tanky pilgrim, but before i buy one: are you able to cloak in fw missions or is it like the changes in FW plexes?
of course if anyone has a nice idea to catch theeese farmers answer as well

You can cloak. But good luck catching a Jackdaw in a Pilgrim. Also he knows you are in one, so waiting may not be fruitful in general. Though there are also some Tengu runners in Minmatar/Amarr area…

I personally gave up on the topic.

I like to camp a system at a safe spot near the sun, and keep an eye on the overview. If a mission beacon appears, warp to it quickly. Most sites will spawn closer to the sun than to a gate, so you should arrive sooner than the mission runner.

edit: you can do the same thing with plex farmers.

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What ship?

For low-sec hunting, I like the Hecate.

Dito, but I regularly fail to lock a Jackdaw at the acc gate …

Use a Curse instead and splash some isk on the long point. You’ll never catch anything with a pilgrim.

Lachesis, anyone?

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cloacky arty loki might work, just oneshot the ratter/botter
or curse/lachesis as they are not visible on dscan
Tornado with artys might work too, or anything else with long range

you could also put an alt into opposite FW corp to spy for the missionrunners

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If he can use it, yeah that would be even better

There was a guy that used an AB Dramiel. Here is a mwd version of it. It was fast and the missile damage from the Jackdaws is low. Good luck. Their align time is not the best when they land on the gate, unless they are lucky enough that they are already facing the right way for activation.

[Dramiel, Felix De’Viance’s Dramiel]
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer,Nanite Repair Paste

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Warp Scrambler II
Sensor Booster II,Scan Resolution Script
Sensor Booster II,Scan Resolution Script

200mm AutoCannon II,Republic Fleet Fusion S
200mm AutoCannon II,Republic Fleet Fusion S
Rocket Launcher II,Scourge Rage Rocket

Small Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II
Small Transverse Bulkhead II

Acolyte II x1

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Sounds promising, may give it a try.

I have had fairly good success with a Lachesis.

[Lachesis, Lachesis]
200mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
200mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
200mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M
200mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M

50MN Microwarpdrive II
Dark Blood Warp Disruptor
Warp Scrambler II
Large Shield Extender II
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Large Shield Extender II
Small Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 400

Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer II
Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints II

Warrior II x1
Hobgoblin II x1
Hobgoblin II x1
Hobgoblin II x1
Hobgoblin II x1
Hobgoblin II x1
Warrior II x1
Warrior II x1
Warrior II x1
Warrior II x1

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soo i tried the pilgrim, and yeah it doesnt work like i want to:
the rats switch to fast to the pilgrim so before it can cloak inside( away from the beacon) its targeted… kinda useless;-) anyway thanks for all the replys i gonna test a few more