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Can I get some assistance with the Darth Arho fight please?

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Can I get some assistance with the Darth Arho fight please?

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balane
12.29.2011 , 04:06 AM | #1
I'm nearing the end of the PVE quest chain in the game. Most of the content gave me no issues and if I did struggle with anything I was always able to develop a strategy to complete it.

I am at Level 50, Trooper Commando Gunnery.

DPS is not the problem, there is obviously a mechanic to this fight I'm missing and I'm unable to figure it out so I'm asking for help.

Phase One I just do mild DPS and save all my cooldowns for phase 2. I interrupt his healing phases easily. DPS doesn't matter because he does a max heal going into phase 2.

At the end of Phase one a couple of Twilek Jedis come in and combat ensues while my companion and myself are rendered immobile. The Jedis die, the adds die. Darth Arho is left alone with myself and my companion to duke it out.

But then he just absolutely crushes me. It's no contest. I'm not even close to killing him. My healer companion can't keep up, I can't DPS him down fast enough. There's just no way I can fathom killing him. I've killed plenty of powerful elites in the game and I can't think of any ability combinations that could possibly turn the tide of this fight.

Is there a mechanic I'm supposed to do in order to survive this fight? I didn't rush in to ask, I've spent many, many attempts on this particular encounter to no avail.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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ZHRGG
12.29.2011 , 04:20 AM | #2
I ran into the same trouble as a Commando as well, we're squishy as hell and with quest gear, your HP is low enough that when he crits for 7k(!) in 2 GCDs, he's taking off more than half your lifebar in an instant. My recommendation is... get a friend. Seriously, get a friend to do it with you. If you absolutely must solo him, I did it as Assault. Turn off ALL of Elara's DPS abilities and make sure MedWatch is on. Once phase 2 starts, Reactive Shield immediately, Cryo Grenade and burst the living hell out of Arho. Use concussion charge to knock him away once he's close again. Use No Retreat right after concussion, then kite him around until C4 comes up again, and Cryo again. Use any medpacs and stam stims you can. But seriously? Bring a friend. Commandos are just way too squishy until you get better gear.

I've met loads of people who've since then been stuck on this guy (Scoundrels, Sentinels...) and helped them out. The extra DPS makes a world of difference.
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balane
12.29.2011 , 05:22 AM | #3
Thanks for that great reply. I would really love to solo him so I'm going to try a few of the things you pointed out I haven't tried yet and if that doesn't do the trick then I'll consider either coming back at a later date or grabbing a buddy. I honestly thought there was some major fight mechanic that I was missing but I guess this guy is just hard.

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Estivo
12.29.2011 , 08:33 AM | #4
Sounds like it's a bug, when I did it on my sentinel, the jedis that showed up didn't die but tanked him towards the end, all I needed to do was burning him down from that point.

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balane
12.29.2011 , 11:55 AM | #5
Well that's a pretty big bug then because these two guys collapse on the floor and their bodies vanish. If they stayed and tanked the last phase it would make this a very easy fight.

Anybody else have the jedis remain during the last phase?

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Mossesman
12.29.2011 , 11:55 AM | #6
Im struggling with this guy too. The two Jedi who show are getting killed instantly (is that supposed to happen?), and im getting debuffs which prevent from getting any healing whatsoever (even from medpacks!).
Eathos - Commando | Norzrik - Guardian
Kezron - Scoundrel | Ashinelle - Shadow

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XDrcaul
12.29.2011 , 01:34 PM | #7
Max out your stats armor ect. go do any quests you may have not done. Get some datacrons to increase your stats.
Consider a respec, maybe needed to balance your skills for end game.

Last but not least consider the Dark side is stronger give into your hate and Join the Sith instead as a bounty hunter.

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balane
12.29.2011 , 01:56 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by XDrcaul View Post
Max out your stats armor ect. go do any quests you may have not done. Get some datacrons to increase your stats.
Consider a respec, maybe needed to balance your skills for end game.

Last but not least consider the Dark side is stronger give into your hate and Join the Sith instead as a bounty hunter.
You have successfully solo'd this fight? I'm asking because those are extremely generic solutions not specific to this encounter in any way.

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AntiEvil
12.29.2011 , 02:04 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by balane View Post
I'm nearing the end of the PVE quest chain in the game. Most of the content gave me no issues and if I did struggle with anything I was always able to develop a strategy to complete it.

I am at Level 50, Trooper Commando Gunnery.

DPS is not the problem, there is obviously a mechanic to this fight I'm missing and I'm unable to figure it out so I'm asking for help.

Phase One I just do mild DPS and save all my cooldowns for phase 2. I interrupt his healing phases easily. DPS doesn't matter because he does a max heal going into phase 2.

At the end of Phase one a couple of Twilek Jedis come in and combat ensues while my companion and myself are rendered immobile. The Jedis die, the adds die. Darth Arho is left alone with myself and my companion to duke it out.

But then he just absolutely crushes me. It's no contest. I'm not even close to killing him. My healer companion can't keep up, I can't DPS him down fast enough. There's just no way I can fathom killing him. I've killed plenty of powerful elites in the game and I can't think of any ability combinations that could possibly turn the tide of this fight.

Is there a mechanic I'm supposed to do in order to survive this fight? I didn't rush in to ask, I've spent many, many attempts on this particular encounter to no avail.

Thanks for any help you can give.
I've been trying to do this same fight for 2 days now and simply cannot beat the guy. I am Sage. I have the exact same problem. I get through Phase 1 with no problems. When entering Phase 2, the Jedi's that come to assist me and then disappear after they do something to his AoE force choke.

Arho heals to full health. My companion and I try the fight and he stomps us pretty quickly. I've tried with the Healer companion, the Tank companion, and the DPS companion. I've tried kiting Arho. I've gone back after getting better gear. I've even changed from a healer focus spec to a DPS spec. Nothing I attempt works.

I don't think it is a gear issue. I am in 60% purple 50/51 modded oranges and the remainder 50 blues. My DPS companion is well modded out as well.

If anyone has successfully fought this guy and won solo, I'd love to hear how you did it.

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Ryofo
12.29.2011 , 04:03 PM | #10
Erm..... I solo'd him first time as a shadow and I was in worse gear then you, most of these fights are about timing of your interupts and CD, his Aoe thing is a pain but he takes more damage after doing it. Other then that I don't think i did anything special.