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Revenge of the Archon: too hard?

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Revenge of the Archon: too hard?

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Infernixx
04.15.2013 , 10:15 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Eege View Post
What about the 4 or so AOE circles he clusters around on the ground? How do you avoid those. As a marauder, I don't have the ability to get out of them that fast. And I take a good chunk of damage when they hit.
They come out every so often. You learn to anticipate when they're coming out, and you can start moving before they drop under you.
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Dedrayge
04.15.2013 , 11:28 AM | #12
I didn't find it terribly hard. It helped that I was using a healing companion and while the droids where out he had a field day healing me back to max.

Probably best to do it at lvl 54 and if you can get better gear go get it. Also, make sure your companion is well geared and save AoEs for when the droids come out. They're pretty weak and should go down fast. Other than that, just interrupt and LoS when possible. Med packs are also your best friend. Preferably ones that heal you and your companion so you can drop aggro and use your companion as fodder if needed.
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Astarica
04.15.2013 , 11:58 AM | #13
The problem with the mission is that the refueling droids aren't targetable (at least I was never able to get them) until they start refueling and you've a rather tight window to do damage to him while still stopping his refuels. If they were targettable while en route you can just use your big attacks with long CD on the Archon and then use your weaker attacks to hit the droids while they're running to him, but that's not an option. You end up either needing to save your big attacks to one shot the droids the moment they become targettable (and risk not doing enough damage to Archon) or take multiple weak attacks to take out the droids because your big attacks are on CD (and risk they refuel the Archon). The end result is that you need to have a powerful character that can make up the DPS or take extra attacks that you really should've been able to avoid if you can simply hit the droids while they're running up to him.

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Warcrarian
04.15.2013 , 12:29 PM | #14
This mission should be easy. I just can't do it whit my sniper i need to keep moving and as you all know to do dps I need to stay in one place.
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dscount
04.15.2013 , 12:58 PM | #15
I've done it three times now SOLO. Two healers (54 each when doing) and one Marauder @ 53 died once.

Kill the adds once you see them as they keep his power topped off and once drained he goes into emergency mode. Grab the yellow kits from adds and blow the generators or whatever they are called in his emergency mode. (Makes it go quicker)

Second best approach - Buddy up with another person for 2 toons and 2 pets. (makes it too easy really)
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TheReckless
04.15.2013 , 01:02 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Eege View Post
What about the 4 or so AOE circles he clusters around on the ground? How do you avoid those. As a marauder, I don't have the ability to get out of them that fast. And I take a good chunk of damage when they hit.
Did it this morning as a Jugg. When the AOE circles hit I actually got right underneath him in the center where the circles don't reach. Of course getting in position fast enough is a pain, but that's why we have Quinn.
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Silko
04.15.2013 , 01:10 PM | #17
I found it challenging but to say too hard? No. Granted I soloed it as a Tanking jugg in full augmented 61/63 gear at lvl 53. People need to start looking at the venders on Makeb. There is no reason to be running around anything less then rakata seeing as you can buy rakata lvl mods for planet comms. They are BoE so you can use other toons to gear out other toons with out using legacy gear. That is how I got my fresh 50 agent into full rakata. I for one enjoy tough boss fights and I'm glad BW is making these boss fights have more mechanics other then interrupt this one abil and roll face on keyboard. Makes you have to think for more then 5 secs before rushing in.
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itsmymillertime
04.15.2013 , 01:24 PM | #18
As a mm sniper, targeting these things are a pain and they come too fast, im going to try tonight as full engineering to stay mobile and drop that always on aoe to see if i can do it. knockbacks work on the refueling droids.

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Silko
04.15.2013 , 01:26 PM | #19
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As a mm sniper, targeting these things are a pain and they come too fast, im going to try tonight as full engineering to stay mobile and drop that always on aoe to see if i can do it. knockbacks work on the refueling droids.
I also soloed it as a MM sniper, hell I found it easier on the sniper because I could pick off the droids with 1 to 2 hits and used my combat roll to avoid the giant red beam. Also keep in mind that Agents have one of the best AOEs in the game, Orbital Drop.
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darkov
04.15.2013 , 04:41 PM | #20
Definitely the hardest fight on Makeb, really makes the Republic equivalent look like a toddler's play session in comparison.

Found it difficult on my healer, until I pulled out my healer companion, that made all the difference. Because it doesn't really hit very hard, but I needed to concentrate on the mechanics, rather than healing & mechanics.