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Taral V - General Edikar - Requesting Nerf


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The_Jap
12.23.2011 , 02:57 AM | #1
I think the title says it. For any of you that have had the chance to enter Taral V, I'm sure you'd agree that it is an amazing flashpoint. However, for those of you who have been able to clear most of the dungeon, you might have encountered an issue with....killing General Edikar.

The fight itself is just a DPS race with respawning droid adds and General Edikar becomes Enraged after some time ( 3 minutes?) doing 200% more damage. I've tried tanking this fight twice at level 32-33 and just now at 36. I've interrupted all of his casts / reloads - I've drawn aggro on all the droids - We've killed all the turrets - Now it's time to DPS right? Oh wait my healer just got one shotted. Oh no. We all just got one shotted!

At first I thought this was due to the fact of not interrupting one of his casts, or that we didn't kill him fast enough.. but now that I've assembled a group of competent 32+ characters, the fact that we destroyed everything up until this particular fight, and that we just can't figure out what we're doing wrong, I'm starting think there's an issue. I'm sure more will agree as more and more people start to do all of the flashpoints. BUT if anyone can confirm a strategy other than "You're not killing him fast enough" please share it with us!!!

BW, I love this flashpoint regardless.

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Caress
12.23.2011 , 03:49 AM | #2
I've duo'd most flashpoints (all but colicoid, turrets are mean for two! :-P) so far with a buddy and companions while leveling, this one no exception. What I found worked best was to not fight him in his room, but to pull him out into the hall around the corner. This allows you to group the droids together and spam aoe on them, as well as all area abilities that stun/disorient/etc weak mobs will be effective.

Pool resources when they spawn, wait till they round the corner together, then bomb them with aoe.

I strongly feel people calling for nerfs in the first week of launch is setting a bad precedent. Reading through posts on these forums fills me with a sense of worry; I really do not want to see a repeat of what has happened in WoW, where everything is so simple and trivial and the player base as a whole degrades. Some degree of difficulty forces us all to learn to play our classes and the game, and improves the level of play from the community as a whole. If you are never challenged, or attempt to overcome those challenges, you'll never improve!!

I sincerely wish people had more the mentality of, "If I/we can't do this and someone else can, then let's keep trying to figure out how to do it!" instead of, "I can't do this, the game must clearly be at fault and needs to be nerfed!". Nerfing content should be the LAST consideration we make when encountering obstacles, and only if absolutely necessary. Not the first.

This is not directed at you, OP. This is more an expression of my thoughts when I look through the first page of threads here clamoring for nerfs on content that in my opinion and experience does not need to be. I feel the attitude of so many posting is not the best for our community at large. Bioware, we don't need nerfs to flashpoints, just maybe the occasional bug fix here and there!! ^_^

I hope your next attempt goes better in there, OP!

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Jiminimonka
12.23.2011 , 03:52 AM | #3
We tried him last night, and once the healer figured out he could remove the grenade fire debuff things went a lot smoother. However we didn't kill him, our healer had just dinged 30 and one of the DPS likewise, so we decided to come back when we had a full group of 33+ and give it a try.

Our tactic was to use the console to destroy 2 of the turrets before the fight, I was tanking and interrupting as many of his Full-Autos as possible. Droids were CC'd 2 at a time and killed before the general finished reloading. We got him to about 10% health but our healer was out of Force power usually by that time.

Really enjoyable flashpoint, and LARGE!

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Zailou
12.23.2011 , 04:12 AM | #4
I (JG) was there with 3 smugglers and we managed to do it after few wipes. At 50% when the boss spawns the second wave of droids the smugglers cc'd 3 of them. We killed the 4th droid and then just nuked the boss down.

We managed to get him under 25% before the reloading was complete and becouse of that he did not spawn the 3rd wave of droids. After 25% it was just more nuke until he was dead

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The_Jap
12.23.2011 , 04:22 AM | #5
I totally agree with you, Caress. It's just that it seems you hit a roadblock on that boss after steamrolling through everything else. I agree, I totally enjoy the game being challenging like it is. I will try the "hallway" method next time.

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Jae_Kazai
12.23.2011 , 06:42 PM | #6
Tried the "hallway" method on him, but the second his enrage buff activates (From observations it's on a timer) our tanks go from 100% to 0% in a couple of seconds. This is without the add debuff and the grenade debuff on him/us

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Espooke
12.23.2011 , 07:13 PM | #7
Nerf? no need, I did this yesterday took us a few wipes but we clear the whole place including the annoying Lord Hasper, but this last boss it's a DPS race, we were able to kill him by killing the first set of adds and ignoring the 2nd , well I c 2 of the droids and ignore the other 2.
don't ask for nerf so early , try to find ways to kill him, it took us 5 wipes before we figured out that this is a dps race.
I'll make a video of him tonight and have it ready by tomorrow.

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Dramis
12.23.2011 , 09:29 PM | #8
no nerf pls the game is already so easy...
The trooper doesn't get tired, he just reload - Charles Boyd

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dean_naka
12.24.2011 , 04:43 AM | #9
Once I started using restoration on that fire dot the general dishes it out my group beat him. We had wiped several times before realizing about the fire.

You can do it if you deal with that fire dot, many classes have an ability to do so I believe.
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Pricia
12.24.2011 , 07:19 AM | #10
I like hard games, but this is pretty ridiculous. We wiped on that guy like 8 times before we called it last night, it was way past my bedtime, the group was level 33 and we had a 36 tank. Even on our best attempt, he enraged at 30% and started one shotting everyone.

I don't know how good the two dps we had were, but really, we don't all get to run with guildmates who know their character well when we're 33...

Honestly pretty disappointed and frustrated about this, frankly now I'm rethinking grouping at all in this game, when I'm usually a group/raid player. Between that and level 28 heroic quests that wipe a group of 30+ in seconds with 5 elite spawnings... meh.