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Colicoid - 3 mannable?

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Strollos
05.25.2012 , 04:08 AM | #1
Hi everyone

Me and two friends are currently trying to 3 man all the flashpoints as we level and haven't had any problems till we went to Colicoid last night. Now we are only level 38 at the moment (which may make a difference?) but we were struggling with the first lot of cannons.

So I have a few questions:

a) Do the cannons do more damage as you increase in level - i.e. will it be easier if we level up a bit first?
b) Do you think it is do-able as a 3 man?
c) What advice would you give us?

We tried all three on the guns and a healing companion (but she isn't very well geared) - is this what people would suggest? (We can focus on getting a better geared healer)

Or alternatively (we didn't try last night) - I could heal and my two friends could use the cannons (would this be enough fire power?)

If needs be we will probably look for a 4th real person - but we're enjoying the challenge of 3 manning these flashpoints.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Brittaany_Banks
05.25.2012 , 04:46 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Strollos View Post
Hi everyone

Me and two friends are currently trying to 3 man all the flashpoints as we level and haven't had any problems till we went to Colicoid last night. Now we are only level 38 at the moment (which may make a difference?) but we were struggling with the first lot of cannons.

So I have a few questions:

a) Do the cannons do more damage as you increase in level - i.e. will it be easier if we level up a bit first?
b) Do you think it is do-able as a 3 man?
c) What advice would you give us?

We tried all three on the guns and a healing companion (but she isn't very well geared) - is this what people would suggest? (We can focus on getting a better geared healer)

Or alternatively (we didn't try last night) - I could heal and my two friends could use the cannons (would this be enough fire power?)

If needs be we will probably look for a 4th real person - but we're enjoying the challenge of 3 manning these flashpoints.

Thanks for any help you can give.
I don't know about 3 mannable. I DO know I can complete Red Reaper with just me and rotating my companions around in relation to the given combat situation. If I can 1 man Red Reaper I would suspect you could 3 man CWG
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Crixaliss
05.25.2012 , 05:24 AM | #3
I think even if you can get past the cannons, colicoid is physically impossible for a 3-man group because of that maze part where you need 4 people each in separate places to click different buttons in order to get through. So unless you can make your companion click a button and stay put, it'll be a bit impossible I think.

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Giondi
05.25.2012 , 05:54 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Crixaliss View Post
I think even if you can get past the cannons, colicoid is physically impossible for a 3-man group because of that maze part where you need 4 people each in separate places to click different buttons in order to get through. So unless you can make your companion click a button and stay put, it'll be a bit impossible I think.
It's doable three-man with a Sorc/Sage pulling people, but if you don't have a friendly pull in the group, it won't be.
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Strollos
05.25.2012 , 06:13 AM | #5
Thanks everyone for your responses. We're BH, SW and IA - so no friendly pulls (and I presume you can't duel in an flashpoint!).

Looks like one we'll have to 4 man it.

Thanks

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Kalbin
05.25.2012 , 08:39 AM | #6
It can be 3 manned. We did it being over the level to be honest with a healer companion. The best way to do the turrets is to shoot towards the inside and cover the semicircle in front of you. That way the 3 persons manning the turrets cover more ground and nothing comes close. We managed to do the maze with 3 by sheer luck. We got to the last terminal but we were all stuck inside force walls so what we did is have the first person die ( by jumping down the cliff) when he came back to the area he was free to go open the last door and that opened up the rest and we were all good to go. Itís a bit tricky but once you get to that next to last module, you will see how one has to sacrifice himself and be home free to get them open. The second maze was easier and no need to ďdieĒ.
Itís a bit tricky and takes a bit to understand the mechanics but it is doable for sure.

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Strollos
05.25.2012 , 08:42 AM | #7
Excellent news - thanks!! Will try it next time we're on.

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Strollos
05.31.2012 , 07:01 AM | #8
Just as an update - we ran this last night all level 39/40 and managed to 3 man it. There was no need to commit suicide - we just had to be very clever with the switches (or very lucky).

We used a healer companion (well geared) for the guns at the start and the rest was fairly straightforward.

Thanks everyone for your help.

Conclusion - It is 3 mannable.