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Guide to Kuat Drive Yards Tactical Flashpoint


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Iwipe
02.03.2014 , 09:07 PM | #1
Hey everyone, with Kuat Drive Yards flashpoint arriving tomorrow, I wrote up a guide on it over the weekend. It is mostly a fairly straight forward flashpoint but there are something that are not entirely obvious like one of the puzzle scenario.

There are 5 "trash" scenarios and 3 boss scenarios. Every time you enter the flashpoint, 2 random "trash" scenarios and 1 random boss scenario is picked. Within each scenario there are also some randomization like location of the Elite Defender or which Elite Defender you get. If you have played Fractals in GW2, it is the same system except you are working with a much smaller pool of scenarios.

This flashpoint is accessible to players from level 15 to 55 (I think you are bolstered if you enter it as a low level) and it is role neutral. Players in full 78s can solo most of it except maybe the boss.

Anyways, here is the guide, enjoy! http://dulfy.net/2014/02/03/swtor-ku...shpoint-guide/

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mbfhl
02.03.2014 , 11:15 PM | #2
Thanks for this Dulfy, it'll come in handy.

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eartharioch
02.03.2014 , 11:58 PM | #3
Can it be [reasonably] soloed by 55s? My understanding is that there is no Sm/HM distinction. I specifically do not want to read the guide before trying it out, but (not being a hard core progression raider) don't ever find people who want to run or experience things without reading a guide first.
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tanerb
02.04.2014 , 10:37 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by eartharioch View Post
Can it be [reasonably] soloed by 55s? My understanding is that there is no Sm/HM distinction. I specifically do not want to read the guide before trying it out, but (not being a hard core progression raider) don't ever find people who want to run or experience things without reading a guide first.
Looks like a lot of people solo'ed it. Not sure what was Bioware aiming with "Tactical" ops but looks like there is nothing tactical about them

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Krevil
02.04.2014 , 11:56 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by eartharioch View Post
Can it be [reasonably] soloed by 55s? My understanding is that there is no Sm/HM distinction. I specifically do not want to read the guide before trying it out, but (not being a hard core progression raider) don't ever find people who want to run or experience things without reading a guide first.
Only boss I've had trouble with as a slinger was the droid one, as he kept on destroying my comp. It's easy if you group with someone though as you can use health stations regardless as to whether your group member is in the flashpoint or not, so if you've got a friend who's doing something else you could group with them, do the fp on your own and be able to solo the bosses with ease.
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MidichIorian
02.04.2014 , 02:12 PM | #6
They would have been significally easier to solo if companions knew how to move out of AOE. They should atleast have a X % chance to move. Especially the sith master is tricky because of this. Perhaps I should try it as healer with a DD pet, that way I can keep them alive atleast. Anyone know if the bosses have an enrage timer?

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Adaliaya
02.04.2014 , 02:18 PM | #7
I tried today... Quite lame experience. I like role neutrality as one possiblity, but just hate bolster. Also I dont understand
why did Czerka FP SMs have to be removed, I don't want to play my favs with stupid bolster:-/ of I dont know maybe that doesnt appear if youre 55

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mikebevo
02.04.2014 , 02:41 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by MidichIorian View Post
They would have been significally easier to solo if companions knew how to move out of AOE. They should atleast have a X % chance to move. Especially the sith master is tricky because of this. Perhaps I should try it as healer with a DD pet, that way I can keep them alive atleast. Anyone know if the bosses have an enrage timer?
Treek does a better job than the other healers. The CZ-198 SM flashpoints are soloable, but Core Meltdown is way easier with Treek. At least she does stand out of range healing herself only, like Fishboy (Gus) or Doc. Her AI actually seems better.

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Kain_Turinbar
02.04.2014 , 02:56 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by mikebevo View Post
Treek does a better job than the other healers. The CZ-198 SM flashpoints are soloable, but Core Meltdown is way easier with Treek. At least she does stand out of range healing herself only, like Fishboy (Gus) or Doc. Her AI actually seems better.
I couldn't solo Core Meltdown with Doc (full aug'd 72s, no set bonus) or at least gave up after 2 losses. He just wouldn't get out of the way of the final boss. I would get CC'd and his healing wouldn't come fast enough since he was getting raped.

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MidichIorian
02.04.2014 , 03:08 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by mikebevo View Post
Treek does a better job than the other healers. The CZ-198 SM flashpoints are soloable, but Core Meltdown is way easier with Treek. At least she does stand out of range healing herself only, like Fishboy (Gus) or Doc. Her AI actually seems better.
Thanks for the advice on a completely unrelated topic that no one mentioned. But to answer you, I'm solo'ing that as DPS sage with Nadia, there's no need for a heal pet on it.

And no, Treek does not do a better job when there's AOE involved and she doesnt have to move to get in range of you, like on the boss I actually brought up. She didnt heal me once during the entire fight and she couldnt even keep herself alive. Nadia. despite being DD, was actually better because she follows the boss, whereas Treek will stay in the same spot the entire time and eat every AOE.