The Mul-Zatah Monastery is a DED rated 4/10 complex found in both highsec and lowsec regions of Aridia, Domain, Genesis, Kador, Khanid, Kor-Azor, and The Bleak Lands.
It allows all ships up to and including Tech 2 Battlecruisers to enter. It does not allow Battleships or Strategic Cruisers.
This is an absolutely fantastic complex for a newer player to run. Running this complex paid for my first two Tengu’s. I used a fairly standard passive heavy missile Drake, but anything that can project range to at least 40km will work well. The Gnosis, Stratios, any Heavy Assualt Cruiser, and most Battlecruisers will all work great.
It is a 2 room complex with the the “Inner Sanctum” counting as the final boss. The official wiki does a nice job of listing the ships you will encounter.
2 Sentry Guns
5 Missile Batteries
6 Cruisers (Corpum Sage/Priest neut to 10km range)
1 Overseer Cruiser (Mul-Zatah Gatekeeper)
4 Sentry Guns
24 Missile Batteries
6 Stasis Towers (Stasis Webifier, not on warp-in)
21 Cruisers (all neut to 10km range)
1 Inner Sanctum (loot structure)
Range is the most important thing to bring to this complex. The cruisers neut very hard and should be kept at least 10km away at all times. Even after all the cruisers are dead, killing the web towers and sentry guns/missiles will take you forever if you can’t kill them from range.
For the first room, you have to kill all the ships to unlock the acceleration gate. Killing the sentry guns is optional. The overseer cruiser will drop Overseer’s Personal Effects and may (rarely) drop faction loot. If running a passive tank, I usually just bookmark his wreck to avoid the extra damage taken while looting.
For the second room, you can blitz it if you can project good dps to about 55-60km. That is about how far away from the Inner Sanctum you land. If you can kill it in the minute or so before the 21 cruisers get to you, then you can bookmark the dropped cargo container and warp out. The site will despawn in a couple of minutes and you can go collect your loot. With good damage projection, this site can be run in under 15 minutes.
If you don’t have the ship or the skills to blitz it, then you have to kill all the cruisers. I just kited them around the area staying at least 10km away from them while killing them one by one. As long as you don’t accidentally kite into the web towers you are in no real danger. After you kill the cruisers, kill any towers/webs needed to get into range of the Inner Sanctum and blast away. Once it is down, bookmark the wreck and warp out to let the remaining towers/webs despawn. Warp back to your bookmark and collect your loot.
Bounties are about 1-5 million. 7th and 8th Tier Overseer’s Personal Affects (guaranteed drops) are about 1.5 million total. You may also get Dark Blood modules, Corpum C-type modules, and/or (rarely) an Ashimmu BPC. The best drops I have received are a Corpum C-Type Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane worth about 170 million and a Corpum C-Type Medium Armor Repairer worth about 100 million. You can get more than one drop or you may get nothing. Best payout ~270 million. Worst payout ~2.5 million.