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Emperor fight - ***?

pidzi's Avatar

12.22.2012 , 04:05 PM | #1
First of all i have to say i browsed some threads already about how the final fight against emperor in Knights class story is Tough and called to be nerfed by some guys who couldnt beat after the 10 tries, so i really didnt underestimate him.

I also crafted best possible items for my T7 so he he will stand for some time BUT......
.....that fight was a BIG BIG disappointment.

First of all i dont if he was nerfed or something since launch but if this is supposed to be the most challenging fight of all class Stories then i must be really good at what am i doing.

He was down in less than minute i ended up with 100 hp left while T7 with over 70%, didnt used any medpack not even heroic call.

But what is irritating me most is that he wasnt even close to for me hardest fight in Class stories Darth Barasīs fight.

I really thought that so called Emperor should have at least 60K hp just like Baras but no, like he has HP like any other trash elite.
SO this is it? well shame i was really excited about that fight but as i said, didnt even break a sweat. Hope there will be no other disappointment like that.

rgrocott's Avatar

12.22.2012 , 04:58 PM | #2
If I'd ended the fight with 100hp, I'd probably have been sweating a little

Just did this one myself at lvl 48, and while I've no idea if it was nerfed at some point, I think they had to tune it fairly low once they decided to force you to use T7. Much as I love the little fella, I stopped using him the moment I got Kira because I just don't think tank companions play well with melee DPS, so my first couple of tries were with T7 in lvl 11-14 gear

Once I'd dropped about 250k on droid upgrades, it was pretty easy. That said, I thought the Baras fight was way easier - the "trick" to that fight is so basic it's not even a trick, just normal gameplay, whereas the Emperor fight at least requires that you identify the trick, then play semi-competently to overcome it.

I've finished 6/8 class stories now, and I really don't think any of the final bosses have been very challenging. I'd put the Emperor in the top three, but this is the only one I've done earlier than lvl 50, so I guess that made things harder.

simplyunsure's Avatar

12.23.2012 , 10:33 AM | #3
I did the fight back before it was fixed, and it was clearly broken the first month of release being pretty much impossible to solo. I wasnt able to finish it but the day after they released a hotfix for it and it was very easy to solo with no real effort. So yes at one point it was so hard to the point of being broken but has been fixed and is very easy to do now!

Ryat's Avatar

12.23.2012 , 01:19 PM | #4
And some bugs are still around. Like his insta-gib and insta-death. I had the later and that is after doing what you did. It made me a sad panda.

Old_Timer's Avatar

12.23.2012 , 08:53 PM | #5
Yeah, I keep reading about how easy it is to beat the emperor. Arrogance seems to spread like malware in these forums. I finally just gave up and quit playing. So much for games being relaxing and enjoyable...

Will probably try again after Christmas after I level up my Gunslinger a little more, or find another game that captures my interest.

Loladarulz's Avatar

12.24.2012 , 02:02 AM | #6
It looks like ninja nerf happened? I died 4 times with my sentinel trying to kill him and he was very tough. Emperor has some nasty attack that 1 shots ppl.
I killed him again yersterday with my guardian. Whole fight me and my M3 didn't drop below 90% hp. Once I killed him I noticed M3 was dead. It seems he managed to pull his 1-shot-trick at the end of fight but on my companion.

Anyway fight was disappointly easy this time, no feeling of achievement or anything. I was fine with dying few times to kill the most powerful sith...

SpectralDragonJ's Avatar

12.24.2012 , 02:46 PM | #7
^ this

He has some one shot one kill moves which take a bit of time to figure out. I died about four times to him.

It seems rather random when he uses it. I did this a while ago however so not sure if this was updated in the last 3 patches.

To the OP: if he got you down to 100 hp he almost killed you and thus it was a good fight.

Ekoth's Avatar

12.26.2012 , 01:40 PM | #8
The final fight with the emperor is very easy, to be quite honest. The clones he spawns do no damage, but you can't ignore them. The reason is that the emperor (and his clones) have an instant-kill spell. The clones are immune to force attacks, so using force sweep does nothing. You need to manually target and kill each clone as they are casting. the spell is on a long cast time, so its pretty hard to miss if you're watching out for it.

I leveled both a guardian and a sentinel to 50. It took me 2 or 3 tries on my first playthrough. But the second time around I killed him on my first attempt.

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Lanja's Avatar

01.10.2013 , 10:07 AM | #9
This was an odd, buggy and ultimately unsatisfying fight. On my first try the game auto reset my camera angle to overhead and fully zoomed in (hardly ideal), which got me a nice one-shot from the Emperor while adjusting (sweet!). Second try went much better, but I missed a one-shot channel while pillar dancing (they really should just add the Benny Hill theme song directly into the game's sound files for this fight). Third time, I force leaped from the pillars onto him, as he sat on his throne, to kick off the fight and boom - instant dead Emperor. After my buggy one-shot it went into the post fight video clip. Bummer.

Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

01.10.2013 , 10:56 AM | #10
Sith Warrior has most frustrating and difficult boss fights, especially if that was your first character. Further playhroughs, no matter which class, are much much easier. Most people who complained fought him on their first character and without gear for t7 (they didn't know...).

I was fine with the outcome and the fight.

"You have underestimated me for the last time." *Force grip and epic choir*

I just wish that the game won't die and we'll get to kill the Emperor... I hope that Sith Warrior will land the final strike Please thank me for a victorious five-year fight for traditional Jedi robes in SWTOR.