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Lord Tarnis, I NEED HELP!!!

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Lord Tarnis, I NEED HELP!!!

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CherieNB
02.25.2013 , 12:43 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Merouk View Post
200 End/Str seems slightly low for 17. I think I had in the 230 range, which does make a difference when fighting a boss like Tarnis. Get level 16-17 green Str/End items in all slots that you can from the GTN, and outfit Kira too in Wil/End items. If you've got orange modifiable weapons/armor (green for Kira), make sure you put in level 15-17 armoring, mod, and enhancement upgrades. Buy an Endurance stim from the stim vendor (+16?) and use it before the fight, it lasts 1 hr. Gear really makes a difference.

Your shield chance shouldn't be 5%. Make sure you have a shield (with Str) in your off-hand, not focus or generator. Shield. And turn on Soresu form.

Newbie question, so sorry in advance - What shield? I'm not sure what that is - can you recommend a couple of things?

And proud to say that I figured out on my own that Soresu was the right choice!

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Stressfire
02.25.2013 , 01:06 PM | #12
Shield would be what you would equip in your offhand. Somewhat like a Focus, but not. Should be searchable on GTN, though I would have thought you'dve gotten one as a quest reward by now - but then again, I haven't rolled a knight yet.

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CherieNB
02.25.2013 , 01:30 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Stressfire View Post
Shield would be what you would equip in your offhand. Somewhat like a Focus, but not. Should be searchable on GTN, though I would have thought you'dve gotten one as a quest reward by now - but then again, I haven't rolled a knight yet.
I didn't realize I have a "off" hand. I'll check it out.

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Sindorin
02.25.2013 , 10:22 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Coloski View Post
I'm a level 16 Jedi Guardian and I keep getting my ***** kicked by him. Suggestions? Strategies? Which companion?
Stims, Medpacs and sundering strike help.

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planet_J
02.25.2013 , 10:33 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by CherieNB View Post
I didn't realize I have a "off" hand. I'll check it out.
In soresu, a shield will grant you +15% shield chance...and give you 20% absorption rating...that will make your stats 20%/20% there and will make an ENORMOUS difference...just by itself.
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CherieNB
02.26.2013 , 06:18 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by planet_J View Post
In soresu, a shield will grant you +15% shield chance...and give you 20% absorption rating...that will make your stats 20%/20% there and will make an ENORMOUS difference...just by itself.
Would Saber Ward be a shield? It's the only thing that looks like a shield when I activate it.

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Stressfire
02.27.2013 , 05:11 PM | #17
Nope, shield is an item, not an ability

You just equip it like you would a piece of armor

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Sarlegant
02.27.2013 , 07:47 PM | #18
I'd stay in the dps form, don't want the threat... and I'd stay with a focus... more pewpew per hit, better than a % chance of getting a small mitigation from the shield... and I don't want him hitting me anyway

what I do want, to taunt him, pop saber ward... let him switch back to Kira... hit my 20 minute cooldown, to get the healing, and saber ward reset... then I'll taunt him again, and saber ward again... the point is, the 20 minute cooldown requires an alive companion and it heals both of you...

sunderstrike him till he is 5x sundered, then start unloading big hits, masterstrike etc... eventually before Kira dies, if the big hits didn't get him facing you, then taunt, and pop medpack... keep Kira dpsing as long as possible.

get your matrix cube... it's nice endurance and strength available at 15.

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Draqsko
02.27.2013 , 08:45 PM | #19
He's got a shield on, otherwise his shield chance would be 0%, shield generator without soresu is 5% base shield chance, with soresu it goes to 20% base. And you got it when you picked your advance class, comes in the box you get when you do (sentinels get an off hand lightsaber).

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Draqsko
02.27.2013 , 08:55 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarlegant View Post
I'd stay in the dps form, don't want the threat... and I'd stay with a focus... more pewpew per hit, better than a % chance of getting a small mitigation from the shield... and I don't want him hitting me anyway

what I do want, to taunt him, pop saber ward... let him switch back to Kira... hit my 20 minute cooldown, to get the healing, and saber ward reset... then I'll taunt him again, and saber ward again... the point is, the 20 minute cooldown requires an alive companion and it heals both of you...

sunderstrike him till he is 5x sundered, then start unloading big hits, masterstrike etc... eventually before Kira dies, if the big hits didn't get him facing you, then taunt, and pop medpack... keep Kira dpsing as long as possible.

get your matrix cube... it's nice endurance and strength available at 15.
If you are going to stay in DPS form, then you should take T7, since he's a tank and take the hits better than kira can at that level. Kira will go down pretty quick in hp if you don't keep aggro off her. Plus you can still play aggro swapping with T7 a lot better, since he has his own taunts. Generally speaking, once you taunt off Kira, you are 30% ahead of her aggro, and it can take awhile for her to get it back, depending on when you taunt and which of her skills are on cooldown.