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Is there a trick to HK-47

Operandi's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 06:47 PM | #1
in Hardmode False Emp, he goes stealth around 30% then starts hitting people for like 10k while he keeps them perma stunned. What is the trick to make sure he doesnt do this ?
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Valan's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 06:50 PM | #2
Stack up and use AoE effects that you can target on the ground under every one's feet, it will break him out of stealth.
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FuzioNdapro's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 06:52 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Operandi View Post
in Hardmode False Emp, he goes stealth around 30% then starts hitting people for like 10k while he keeps them perma stunned. What is the trick to make sure he doesnt do this ?
u ignore turrets since they do silly damage, once u get to his vanish phase every groups up around eachother, and healer need to be on his toes and be good its about reactiona nd skill if ppl die its becuse the healer is bad or B ppl are REALLY bad geared, i have never wiped there due to doing it with guild only with my friend who is a good healer.

But doing it pugs with bad healers will most likeley result in wipe.

So stack up ontop of HK dps like madman (tank should taunt everytime he comes out of stealth and use aoe ability fast just before he comes out of vanish aswell.

And use protective spells to the target that gets the debuff.

Like jugg intercede and switch Guard to that specific player.

Thats all there is to it GL!

Yarth's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 06:53 PM | #4
Having cleared HK-47 in HM False Emperor a few times now our basic tactic has been something like this:

When he goes into stealth the first time everyone uses their survival cooldowns, additionally I (as a Juggernaut tank) keeps an eye out for who gets stunned (it isn't a perma stun) and Intercede to further lower their damage taken. Then we try to burn the boss as much and as fast as possible before he does his second stealth. Last couple of times we have usually taken him down on the first or second try. His stun and damaging attack can be a pain, but good dps and gear helps a great deal. The more and faster you can damage the boss the less of an issue his stealth attack will be.

Sorry I can't help you much further, though I will mention that the first time we were there he wiped on him for an hour or more before we got him down.

Iwipe's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 07:03 PM | #5
You absolutely do not need to use any survival cooldowns if you keep this one trick in mind.

When HK-47 is below 50%, everyone should stay close together. When HK-47 goes invis, everyone should stack up together and immediately drop your aoe abilities with no cooldowns if possible (i..e Force Storm). Even healers can do this.

HK-47 actually goes invisible twice per invisible attempt. Someone mentioned you only need to hit him with AOEs when he does invisible for the 2nd time but we drop AOE on both invisibles just to be safe.

If you do this, HK-47 is a very easy fight.

Ignore the turrets. Just exit area after you kill HK-47.

Manv's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 07:57 PM | #6
You can use the actual intended mechanic to disable shields on turrets (that guided rocket thing you randomly get), and just kill them after the boss is dead. That way you don't waste time running out and back.

Gaun's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 10:56 PM | #7
actually dudes.. no aoe is needed... if everyone in the group just dps him as fast as possible as he becomes visible and keep at it again as he recloacks and becomes visible, healer included etc... you will not die of his poisoned grenade.. that being said you are welcome to aoe... but dont think that you can actually break his stealth, that is false information..

EzekielRager's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 11:49 PM | #8
Lol the last reply is flat out wrong. If you huddle together and have a trooper/bounty hunter use the stealth detector, or drop an aoe in the center of your huddle, HK-47 will break stealth and not backstab anyone. It really is a simple fight if you use that mechanic. Healing through his backstab is possible with decently geared people, but why put your healer through that?

SaiBear's Avatar

01.19.2012 , 12:38 AM | #9
If you still have issues with it, you can hug up on a turret so when you all aoe you burn a turret down as well. Would be a shame to not put all that damage to good use. Just make sure you have the shields down on it first.

Riho's Avatar

01.19.2012 , 01:57 AM | #10
The most effective way to kill HK-47 is to ignore the turrets. In addition, once he stealths WAIT until he actually stuns the individual that he is about to 1 shot. Randomly AOEing as soon as he stealths will not always interrupt the ability. SI/Sage AOE knockback will interrupt his 'cast' of his ability.

Then continue to dps as normal.