I wanted to share a fun experience I had trying to solo a HM flashpoint. As you may know, completing all HM flashpoints is required for the final DvL achievement which includes the three that are Empire specific. I have done Boarding Party and The Foundry and only need Black Talon to finish the Empire specific ones. After spending about four hours this week in the group finder queue with no pops for Black Talon I decided to try it solo.
I was using a level 65 Mercenary (Arsenal spec) which is pretty much a mirror image of L’Nugg. My gear was 208 ear and implants, 200 relics, 216 MH/OH, and legacy gear from L’nugg (220-224). Not the best gear but ok for any story mode op so I figured it would be fun to try. My companion was level 18 and set to healing spec.
On the first pull I died in about 3 seconds… I have done Black Talon countless times in solo mode and just cruise through with almost no risk of dying so I was surprised at the difficulty increase. I had to think about how to approach this pull and tried again. This time I succeeded!
I was much more careful from here on but I made it to the first boss relatively easy without any more deaths. I had to think about how to handle each trash pull and those with multiple “strongs” were tough. On the first boss (Sergeant Boran), I lost my companion but still one shot it. Now I was getting confident!
The path to the second boss was much easier. I had figured out the best ways to deal with trash pulls and just cruised. I was getting excited that I would be able to finish the flashpoint. My first try on the second boss (Commander Ghulil) was a disaster! I died in about 5 seconds. The next try I lived a little longer but my companion died from the lingering AOEs he drops.
For the next hour or so, I tried over and over and over. I figured out a good strategy where I could get the boss down to 20% consistently by micro-managing my companion to stay out of the AOEs and using defensive cooldowns and heroic moment. However, I couldn’t get any better than 20% and finally gave up. It was still great fun and a real challenge.
I think I could complete the flashpoint solo with a higher-level companion and a little better gear but that will have to wait. Would anyone like to setup a group to do this flashpoint with Empire alts? It was great fun and I thought I would share my experience with you.
Lol yeah I tried doing what you did once. Figured ah it should be a cakewalk..got blasted in like 3 seconds by that first trash pull too lol.
Anyway I'd be happy to help you or anyone else that needs to complete any HM Flashpoints Imp side. I'll be around tonight (Friday) anytime after 5pm pst (8est). If I'm not on Kailisia pub side just do a search and send a whisper to either Kazzarra on pub side or Zarranna on the Imp side.