So, after running somewhere between 30 and 50 t1 to t3 abyss sites of various types in a cerb, deimos and gila, I can say with confidence that these things aren’t as troublesome to run as the killboards would have you think, with one exception; those 3-4 Harrowing Vedmaks that spawn from time to time in t3.
These things, in my honest opinion, deal absurd amounts of damage with pretty good tracking and range. A gila can get away with some kiting and eventually kill them, but any ship with under 15k range on its guns is basically dead the moment it enters the pocket. Which is hilarious if you consider that 4 Leshaks deal less than half the dps and can actually be speed tanked. The only other encounter I found that dealt comparable dps was the rogue drone bc spawn, but their range and tracking is abysmal so you can even kite them with blasters.
So, what’s the deal with the Vedmaks? Is their ridiculous dps intentional or should we expect a fix? Or maybe is there some counter to them I’m missing?