Here we go, TORWarriors. TORWars and Condemned are proud to present our first Star Wars: The Old Republic Video Strategy Guide. In this inaugural edition, Condemned shows you the best way to take on and dominate Coruscant world boss, SD-O. Enjoy profusely and keep your eyes peeled, there are more awesome Video Guides on the way later today and in the weeks and months ahead. **Spoiler Warning: As you might imagine the following video contains boss fight spoilers.**
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TORWars & Condemned Present: SD-O: World Boss of Coruscant Video Strategy Guide:
“Hi there and welcome to another Condemned video guide. Condemned is a hardcore, Republic, team-based PvE and PvP guild on an EST server. My name is Falkenburg, and I’ll be your host – and in this video, we’ll show you the strategy to take down SD-Oh, the world boss of Coruscant.
You’ll find SD-O in the Galactic Market section of Coruscant, and the hardest part of this fight will be getting your entire group in the same instance or shard of the world and to the right place. SD-O is surrounded by trash when you approach, and you’ll want to make sure that these trash packs are taken out before beginning the fight, so that they don’t agro.
For this encounter we ran a full operation group of 24 players. We used 2 tanks, 8 healers, and 14 damage dealers, though you can certainly win the fight with less healers – we recommend 6.
At the beginning of the fight, our tanks have postioned SD-O at the center of his platform, to avoid any respawning adds. From there, the fight is a simple tank and spank, with two additional mechanics to be aware of.
The first mechanic is a simple tank swap. Throughout the fight SD-O will stack a debuff on its current target that increases damage taken by 5%. Your main tank will want to let this debuff stack to 4 times and then call out for a swap, at which point the offtank should take over. When your offtank has reached 4 stacks, they should call out, and the process repeats.
The second mechanic is an ability called Ionized Stream. This channels a beam of high damage to the current tank and must be interrupted.
Finally, SD-O has an enrage timer of 8 minutes, so your damage dealers will need to ensure that they’re on top of their rotations.
At the end of the day SD-O is one of the simpler boss fights in Star Wars: The Old Republic – as long as your tanks and interrupts are on the ball, you’ll find this to be a piece of cake.
Thanks for being with us today – I’m Falkenburg, and this has been another Condemned movie guide.”