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Directive 7 - Bulwark & bugs


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vampboi
02.01.2012 , 05:25 PM | #1
Is this boss doable now? We tried this with a group of 50's tank geared up pretty well. The ability Bulwark Smash stuns the tank and channels something for a few seconds then one-shots him. I read that the ability used to be able to be interupted but recent patch made him immune to interrupts. I still tried and got message that he was immune to inerupts. So I suppose my question is, has anyone done this boss since the change to him?

We had no trouble with any other mechanic besides the Smash. And apparently you can't take a break during the Shield anymore either for healer or watever to regen some. He periodically zaps everyone with electricity for 3300 or so.

This is frustrating after dealing with bugs on BOTH previous bosses. The 3 droids bugged and the 2nd one was immune to tank while not being immune to me (DPS) and if you kill #2 droid when you arent supposed to, by the time you get to the final droid of the fight he stays immune to dmg, his shield never goes down. We got around it by trial and error figuring out that I wasnt supposed to be able to still attack droid #2.

Then we reach Interrogator and he chain spawns copies of me (Smuggler) when apparently he is supposed to only spawn one. We had to get around this by having me sit outside the instance while the other guys 2manned the boss.

What in the devil is up with this place, they "fix" the one boss that was doable before to make him (apparently) impossible now, and don't bother to fix the other bosses that have apparently been bugged since beta. Frustrating!

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KiranK
02.01.2012 , 05:33 PM | #2
Don't do Directive 7 on hard mode, ever. Get your quest credit from normal mode and move on.
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cello_bna
02.01.2012 , 05:43 PM | #3
Bullwark is doable on HM. We've done him several times after the patch.
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vampboi
02.01.2012 , 05:45 PM | #4
Perhaps I should have mentioned this was on normal mode, not hard mode. Bulwark was 1-shotting the tank with 17k hps with bulwark smash.

I'd love for you to expand on how you got past Smash cello

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Reryn
02.01.2012 , 07:13 PM | #5
The problem we have been having is that bulwark enrages before we can kill him. We can do it if everyone is geared in all columi or better, otherwise we have found you just can't DPS him fast enough to avoid his enrage.
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Invictusthetaru
02.01.2012 , 07:14 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Reryn View Post
The problem we have been having is that bulwark enrages before we can kill him. We can do it if everyone is geared in all columi or better, otherwise we have found you just can't DPS him fast enough to avoid his enrage.
This has been our problem too and we are all in Champion gear...Don't really understand it TBH.

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vampboi
02.01.2012 , 09:36 PM | #7
How do you guys deal with the bulwark smash? We never got past 70% as he kept killing the tank.

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Shivus
02.01.2012 , 09:38 PM | #8
Tank tanks with his back to the forcefield, dps and healer stands at the sides. Have done this fight with no issues other than DPS lacking at certain points and hitting the enrage timer. With geared DPS it's one of the easiest fights in the game. Have not seen any of the bugs you're all experiencing.

Even when he hits the enrage timer I can pop shield/kolto/oil slick to buy time and down him from 10% without deaths.

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oorion
02.01.2012 , 09:56 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by vampboi View Post
How do you guys deal with the bulwark smash? We never got past 70% as he kept killing the tank.
You have to eat it. They changed it in 1.1


Flashpoints and Operations

Flashpoints

Directive 7

- Bulwark’s Area of Effect cone abilities now properly fire in the direction Bulwark is facing.
- Some of Bulwark’s abilities were incorrectly susceptible to interruption. Bulwark is now immune to interrupts.

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vampboi
02.02.2012 , 12:47 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by oorion View Post
You have to eat it. They changed it in 1.1
Oh ya i realize that. That's why we were having issues hah. So if you do really just have to eat it now, and it was one-shotting our tank... I suppose either tank needs to gear up a little? Or is there some damage reduction ability he can use while stunned? I don't play the tank so not sure.