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Chasing the Shadow: need some advice.


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divegoonie
10.29.2012 , 05:40 PM | #1
I've done this Heroic 4 mission in the Black Hole twice and I'm having trouble with the final boss fight. The guy has some kind of AoE attack that I don't know how to avoid. I'm playing as a healer. so it's important that I stay out of harms way, but the area of effect is so large, I have trouble staying out of it. A healer running around for his life can't do a whole lot of healing and it's dragging down my group members. Can anyone offer me any tactical advice on how best to deal with this fight?
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happysister
10.29.2012 , 05:58 PM | #2
stand away from the boss. he always calls the giant AOE circle right on top of where he stands (if i remember correctly), so if you stand back as far as you can afford to, then you should be able to avoid it altogether, or at least run out of it in time.

i also tend to save my "cc escape" skill for when he does call the AOE, just in case you're rooted to the ground by his other skill.
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Banegio
10.29.2012 , 06:21 PM | #3
In general most of the end game contents require a combination simple mechanics, to name a few: interrupt, run away from aoe, stack close, cleanse, use defensive cooldown.

So yes, healer need to move. Most of the mechanics are designed in a way that as long as the tank holds the main aggro and the dps avoid unnecessary damage, the healer should have time to move and cast between damages and keep the party alive.

In terms of the last boss in cst, he has two main abilites. The aoe doesn't hit hard but range and healer should run out of the circle. I even run out of the circle as tank to show the healer some love. The grenade can be interrupted.

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ConzarCR
11.03.2012 , 08:11 PM | #4
You put a shield and a heal over time on the tank and run out of the area... You don't mention which class you play, so it's hard to give you specific advice.

I've killed this boss with 2 player DPS and 2 Companion healers. Companions don't move out of "the fire". Additionally on my dps sage I've switched from dpsing to healing and shielding the tank due to dufusery by the healer, though you can't keep it up for a sustained period especially if the tank isn't rotating his cooldowns. He isn't hard by any means, and that big aoe is the only serious threat.

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Rawrwafer
11.04.2012 , 01:59 AM | #5
Have any healers tried soloing this, I can solo it on my shadow tank with tharan healing. I make him stack on top of the boss, and I don't move for anything. He takes all the dmg just fine, and with his aoe heal hitting us both everytime its like an extra hot on us both. I see no reason why a healer couldn't do the same thing with a dps or tank comp. It won't be quick, but it should be possible.

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Karasuko
11.04.2012 , 07:02 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Rawrwafer View Post
Have any healers tried soloing this, I can solo it on my shadow tank with tharan healing. I make him stack on top of the boss, and I don't move for anything. He takes all the dmg just fine, and with his aoe heal hitting us both everytime its like an extra hot on us both. I see no reason why a healer couldn't do the same thing with a dps or tank comp. It won't be quick, but it should be possible.
Used to do it weekly on my sawbones, incredibly easy.

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divegoonie
11.04.2012 , 10:07 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Karasuko View Post
Used to do it weekly on my sawbones, incredibly easy.
Wow. I had no idea this could be solo'ed. In answer to the above question, I'm playing a scoundrel sawbones.
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Stenrik
11.04.2012 , 11:51 PM | #8
Yes this is totally soloable as sawbones, with any companion really.

In fact I had a fun (but long) fight by dpsing him down as sawbones, while Gus healed me. It is very fun to do, as you're constantly monitoring your HoT's and energy, but also trying to melee dps a guy with a big AOE. I recommend trying it if you have like... Rakata lvl gear on you and Guss.

Or you could just play it safe and heal a tank/dps companion through it. :P

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AshlaBoga
11.05.2012 , 12:04 AM | #9
I'm certain that this has been soloed by every single AC, but while a Shadow can solo Chasing the Shadow with Columi-Rakata I think that a Commando or Sage would require full Campaign.
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Itchy_Bum
11.05.2012 , 12:17 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Rawrwafer View Post
Have any healers tried soloing this, I can solo it on my shadow tank with tharan healing. I make him stack on top of the boss, and I don't move for anything. He takes all the dmg just fine, and with his aoe heal hitting us both everytime its like an extra hot on us both. I see no reason why a healer couldn't do the same thing with a dps or tank comp. It won't be quick, but it should be possible.
Actually some of the aoes, not all but some of them dont appear to hit all companions... a lot of people solo it, I have never heard of ahealer soloing it... maybe a scoundrel could as they could skip a lot but, fighting through the trash on a healer would be time consuming.
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