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How to beat Vaylin in Chapter 9

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How to beat Vaylin in Chapter 9

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Aracyli
11.30.2016 , 06:22 PM | #1
So I've run into the issue that I can't beat Vaylin during the last part of Chapter 9. I've tried everything. I can't beat her because I do almost no damage to her, have no ways to heal myself, and she catches me with the force slam and there is almost nothing I can do to beat her.

I play a level 70 Jedi Shadow with the tank build. I seriously need some hints on how to make this fight easier on myself, because all I'm doing is making myself hate this game more and more because I can't beat her.

Anyone have any advice?

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Jennica
11.30.2016 , 06:45 PM | #2
Try to fight her near the throne, when she starts to use her aoe ability, run to the healing thing, lure her into it (she would get some damage) or heal yourself ( you still need to lure her in those things at least twice, though, it would really speed up the whole process), get back to the throne. Repeat till she's dead. I used this tactic on my smuggler and managed to kill in 6-7 min but i can heal myself so it was easier. Hope it helps!

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Aeneas_Falco
11.30.2016 , 07:36 PM | #3
Stick close to the stairs (underneath the throne) so that she can't one shot you by knocking you off the ledge.

Vaylin reflects all ranged damage that isn't within practically melee range, so even if you're a ranged class you want to fight her close.

Whenever your health drops down to about halfway, run away from her and hit one of the floating healing circles. Since you said you have no way to heal, I'm assuming you haven't seen those yet. There are green circles that keep spawning and roam slowly around the fight area. If you run into them you get healed.

Abilities that give your character a speed boast or leap forward are worth using if you have a class that has one, when it is time to run to one of the healing circles. On my Sentinel I used Blade Blitz. They aren't necessary, but do help in avoiding excess damage or a stun on your way there.

Always return to your spot beneath the throne after healing, don't fight her anywhere else.

Use interrupts whenever she starts channeling an ability.

Run whenever she gets ready to do that AOE (I think it's called Overload, or something similar) that puts a large red circle down on the ground. Putting part of the stair platform between you and her will also shield you from it, even if you aren't completely out of the killzone.

If you do all of the above the fight is actually rather easy, if time consuming. I died a couple times, but once I figured it out it was simple.

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Argonloris
11.30.2016 , 10:57 PM | #4
There are friendly orbs floating around that can heal you if you step into the area. Additionally if you don't really need the health boost at the time you can have Vaylin step into them instead and it will deal a good amount of damage to her.
The center of these are marked for some reason as friendly npcs and are susceptible to her knockback attack so they can be blasted out of the area if hit. Took a while to learn it all on my scoundrel healer as well.
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LordStarFyre
12.02.2016 , 02:34 PM | #5
OK Stupid Question time. Do you mean at the Top of the stairs by the throne, or the bottom of the stairs by the Throne...

She's kicked my backside so many times, I could ID every Polygon on that set...


Quote: Originally Posted by Aeneas_Falco View Post
Stick close to the stairs (underneath the throne) so that she can't one shot you by knocking you off the ledge.

Vaylin reflects all ranged damage that isn't within practically melee range, so even if you're a ranged class you want to fight her close.

Whenever your health drops down to about halfway, run away from her and hit one of the floating healing circles. Since you said you have no way to heal, I'm assuming you haven't seen those yet. There are green circles that keep spawning and roam slowly around the fight area. If you run into them you get healed.

Abilities that give your character a speed boast or leap forward are worth using if you have a class that has one, when it is time to run to one of the healing circles. On my Sentinel I used Blade Blitz. They aren't necessary, but do help in avoiding excess damage or a stun on your way there.

Always return to your spot beneath the throne after healing, don't fight her anywhere else.

Use interrupts whenever she starts channeling an ability.

Run whenever she gets ready to do that AOE (I think it's called Overload, or something similar) that puts a large red circle down on the ground. Putting part of the stair platform between you and her will also shield you from it, even if you aren't completely out of the killzone.

If you do all of the above the fight is actually rather easy, if time consuming. I died a couple times, but once I figured it out it was simple.

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MrLargo
12.02.2016 , 02:49 PM | #6
Use the healing pounds, both Valylin and Valkorian fight is about endurance.

If u dont wanna fight Valkorian forever interupt his healing spell

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Cylestea
12.02.2016 , 08:04 PM | #7
quest is alot easier if you kept valk's father sealed. he would have joined you for the fight

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OfficerDonNZ
12.03.2016 , 12:36 AM | #8
Once you know/understand the mechanics of this fight it's fairly easy even playing LS. It took me a few tries to get the hang of it but it wasn't too bad in the end. And I suck at this game at times.

First you have to get in Vaylin's face and STAY THERE or at least within the violet circle she has around her as she is vulnerable to all damage dealt WITHIN the circle. Also keep an eye out for green glowing circles that you'll eventually see making their way around the battle area, as this is how you get healed if you don't have the force ghost from the holocron. They're called a memory of healing or something like that.

See the green glowing circles? Run over to them ideally with Vaylin nipping at your heels as she won't always follow. Get the healing circle to pop so it heals you and it also seemed to deal damage to Vaylin if she's close enough when it goes off.

Avoiding Vaylin's annoying AoE attack that can knock you off the platform if you're unlucky is a bit of a pain but what I found worked for me was to stay near the base of the staircase with my back to them and slightly to the side so when Vaylin popped her AoE I was knock into the staircase and not blown off the platform.

Hope it helps
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KyJodac
12.03.2016 , 12:13 PM | #9
Took me a few tries. The key thing is that it's a battle of attrition. You've got to wear her down slowly. Move into her damage zone (the darkish aura that surrounds her) give her a few good whacks or drop your DoTs or whatever, then move out and head for a healing memory to restore your health. And pretty much repeat this process. Her health will slowly buy surely go down.

-- If you have to put some distance from her in order to get to a healing memory, chances are she'll do her force overload. Keep out of its AoE range.

-- Sometimes, when there were no healing memories around, running near their spawn points seemed to bring them up for me.

-- If she catches you with her force slam, which does huge damage to you, use your stun-breaking move quickly to get out of it.

-- If your character can off-heal, this can get you out of some tight scrapes...if you've mistimed something and find yourself in a bind.

-- I think if you can manage to time hitting a healing memory while also within Vaylin's damage zone, it will do damage to her. But that can be a tricky thing and sometimes it's better to just get the heal to stay in the fight. Where possible try to kite her to those memories before hitting them.

That's all I can think of. It's just a matter of slowly grinding her health down. Lots of engage and retreat, engage and retreat.

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Ethan
12.03.2016 , 05:57 PM | #10
I must have been immortal because she was easy. The fight lasted for a few hours, but I was able to kill her.