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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?

balane's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 05:52 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Ryofo View Post
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.

what is the name of his big damage cast and is there time to interrupt it? This fight is not like any other single player fight I've seen. I'm not bragging but I was able to breeze through all of the single player content in this game until this fight and, for me, it's not even close. I've tried over and over and over again for a couple of days now to no avail. I've used every possible strategy and attack combination I could come up with. Nothing I've been able to try has even put me in the ballpark so it's not like I'm close and just need a little tweaking. I know this fight well and if you're facing the same encounter I am and if you're saying this guy is easy then I'm sorry to say, it seems a little far fetched to me. He is definitely, most definitely, an especially difficult fight unless there's some mechanic that we're all completely missing.

Thwaite's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 06:28 PM | #12
I just did this fight solo after reading your forum posting because I was having trouble with this fight as well. Level 50 Gunnery Commando

I used a stim that raised my endurance by around 80, kited alot! during phase 2, used a healing med pack, and made sure to keep him stunned or slowed as much as possible. I moved around alot in this fight and did not change Dorne's commands around at all. she DPS'd / healed.

You will end up blowing every single cooldown you have during phase 2, so do not use them in phase 1, like people have already stated on the forum. During phase 2, you will notice he puts a debuff on you immediately that increases the amount of damage down to you and stacks. If you have 2 stacks and he hits you, say good-night. You want to hide behind pillars continually and make sure you do not get sucked in during the AOE storm he does.

Best of luck to everyone, by far the most epic fight I have done in the game solo. I wish I had recorded it... so freaking awesome.

BTW, I killed him with about 1,000 HP left! on my commando. :-D

Ryofo's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 06:36 PM | #13
I think it help that I can sprint out of the Aoe and I have an immunity to it on a 45 sec Cd so I avoid most of it.

thyloor's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 04:07 AM | #14
i had some troubles with this fight at first, playing a jedi tank with doc as healer. but after some tries, i figured out: the mechanics you are looking for in this thread is very simple. kite him, and use los to avoid his attacks!

phase 1: is simple. just interrupt "opfer" (sorry im playing in german, so i dont know the english name).

phase 2: hide behind the pillars to avoid his attacks. especially when you got the debuffs. run around the columns, until the debuffs have disappeared. he has no chance to reach you. from time to time, attack him.

phase 3: nuke him down.

balane's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 04:20 AM | #15
Interesting, thank you. Do you need to DPS him in order for phase 2 to pass or will it pass regardless as Phase 1 does?

Phase 3 is just a typical tank and spank? (I never made it to a phase 3 and just assumed phase 2 was the last part.)

If I can just kite and hide my way through phase 2 I imagine it would be best to save my cooldowns for the final phase beat down right?

thyloor's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 04:35 AM | #16
you need to dps him in phase 2 of course. but you have all the time you want. just be sure to never (!) get more than 1 stack of the debuffs. they last very long, so you maybe need to kite him a while until they have disappeared. if you do this with patience, you should never fall below 75% health!

in phase 3 he is constantly channeling and not moving anymore. just burn him down as fast as possible.

CHRISGG's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 05:16 AM | #17
He puts a debuff on you that increases your damage taken and reduces healing taken (to practically 0) after the Jedi come in to help you.

The key is to save everything you have for this, and don't even bother trying to heal. AVOID DAMAGE. He should ONLY be hitting you with his lightning storm ground AoE, nothing else should be hitting you, you can los anything else or kite him. If you find yourself slowed in his aoe, use your 2min cd CC break or use energy shield and run out asap.

DON'T USE A HEALING COMPANION. Use a DPS companion so that they can take him down while you're kiting in phase 2. THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO STAY ALIVE. He doesn't have much health and your companion will kill him, do not risk taking unnessecary damage just to get some hits in.

He is EASILY the most challenging solo boss in the game, but I still worked him out after 2 tries.
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Asurai's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 12:05 PM | #18
as a healer commando I tried few time and coulnt beat it even healing companion etc; then I read this thread and just kited him around and CC/line of sight the aoe while kitting him around and easily beat him.

balane's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 02:24 PM | #19
Once I switched to my DPS companion AND kept Darth Arho on the opposite side of the pillar he was an insta-kill.

The healer companion is absolutely useless in this fight.

Thanks for all the tips, glad that's behind me and glad I did it myself. (Well sort of, I did get help here obviously.)

Brutally's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 08:49 PM | #20
Took me a few tries to get him, playing as a gunnery commando. Easiest way I found to kill him was to save my interrupts for when he throws resounding blast, I also turned off all offensive abilities on my pocket healer.