Flashpoint Guide: Taral V

Flashpoint Guide: Taral V

If you’re looking to do the Flashpoint Taral V, it helps to know just what you’re getting into before you get started. It begins when you and your team travel to the Imperial held planet of Taral V and steal the star charts that will lead you to the space station.

The recommended level for this Flashpoint is 33 and there are 6 bosses plus a bonus boss (optional). Many of the trash mobs can be skipped if you are looking to do a quick run but killing them for the extra experience and chance of loot is great if you have the time.

Now let’s take a look at those bosses:

Handler Gattan

As his name suggests, the handler has pets- two Vinecats that you will have to fight during this battle. Gattan’s cats will attack random party members and they are immune to crowd control. The technique is to heal through the cat attacks and focus all your fire on Gattan and beat him down. He only has one main ability you need to keep watch for- he launches a grenade at a random party member that does great deals of damage to anyone within 8 yards.

Spread out so only one person gets hit by the grenade, burn down Gattan and after he dies, tackle the Vinecats. There’s not much else to it!

Captain Shivanek

Next up is the Captain and he will summon a companion, “Ripper”, a champion mob to fight with him after the encounter is started. The easiest approach to this one is to have the tank kite Ripper away from your group while everyone focuses their fire on Captain Shivanek.

Ripper has an AOE incapacitate ability that happens during enrage (when either of them drops below 25% health) and it can wipe your group easily so keeping Ripper away will prevent this and allow you to beat down the Captain first and then take his buddy out.

Doctor Zahren

Next we have Doctor Zahren who also has some help around his lab that he will bring to the fight. The specimens in the lab tanks around the doctor will be summoned every so often during the fight. When the adds are summoned, he is protected by a shield 25% of incoming damage as long as the adds are alive. So you have to switch fire to the adds and burn them down quickly (AOE helps) and then get back on the boss when they drop.


Now we have PD-44. There are no adds and it’s a basic tank-and-spank fight. Just look out for his ‘Focus Fire’ that will target the player with the most threat and do a lot of damage with a channeled attack. It can be interrupted. In between this attack, he also has an ability that launches a rocket at a random player and does splash damage so being spread out will reduce the strain on your healer. He also has ‘Power Blast’, which you will notice when PD-44’s blasters are glowing red and you should try to interrupt as it does AOE damage to the group.

And finally, you also have Bombardment, an attack from the nearby troops firing their turbo laser batteries. The first attach cannot be avoided and hits hard but after that, you can see the attack by a red target on the ground. All you have to do is avoid the targets to avoid the damage. Move around a lot and interrupt when you can until it’s over.

General Edikar

The final boss is the hardest (as is typical)- this is General Edikar. When you first enter his room, he will send 4 normal-strength turrets around him. The tank should grab the General while DPS works down the turrets as quickly as possible.

Then all focus fire on the boss. At 75% and 50% he will return to the center of the room and summon four normal strength battle droids where the turrets were. Your tank will have the chance to gather them up so you can all AOE them down and focus back on the boss.

It’s important to interrupt his:

  • Full Auto- channeled attack that targets the person with the highest threat and does a great deal of damage
  • Hail of Bolts – conal attack that will only hit targets in its path

He will also throw a grenade at a random party member that has a DoT effect and does a great deal of damage if it is left on for any length of time. Needs to be cleansed as quickly as possible.

Bonus- Lord Hasper

There is also a bonus boss in a room near PD-44 that is very challenging, especially for under-geared groups. Abilities include:

Force Lightning – channeled cast with root; interrupt

Pull-in – AoE with slow effect

Shock – instant cast and random

Force Storm – High damage AoE; can’t interrupt

You need to fight the boss inside of his room (and blow the electric box near him to take advantage of some extra damage. Healer and ranged DPS can stand outside in the doorway. The healer will be challenged by the Force Lightning which is cast 3 times in a row and followed by an AOE pull-in with slowing effect. When he pulls everyone in, he will cast Force Storm which cannot be interrupted. It does a great deal of damage to everyone at once and is difficult to heal through.

So you need to interrupt the first two Force Lightnings, then have melee run out towards the door. The tank can interrupt the next Force Lightning and everyone can move out of LOS of the boss by using the doorway to avoid the pull-in move on everyone except the tank. This lessons the work on the healer to keep everyone up.

Here’s a video of the fight:


Persons of Note

The Jedi Entity – When approaching final boss

Epic Enemies

General Edikar – Defeat the final boss

General Edikar (Hard Mode) – Defeat the final boss in Hard Mode


Gree Computer – Talk to Doctor Narem


[Flashpoint] Taral V

Disable the Security Grid

Override the Security Door

Talk to Doctor Narem

Call back scientists, let Imperials die for L/D choice

Return to the Telos

Jungle Infiltration (Bonus)

Stage 1: Defeat Jungle Beasts 0 /20

Stage 2: Defeat Imperial Forcers 0/45

Stage 3: Slice the Security Terminals 0/10

Final Stage: Defeat Lord Hasper

Dark Science (Bonus)

Destroy Imperial Research Stations 0/8

Destroy Experimental Weapons Console

Want more SWTOR guides? Check out our World Boss Guide.

FAQ for Flashpoint Guide: Taral V in Star Wars: The Old Republic

What is Taral V?

Taral V is a mid-level Flashpoint in Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) available to Republic players. The mission involves infiltrating an Imperial facility on the jungle planet Taral V to rescue a vital prisoner with critical information needed for the Republic’s war effort.

What level is required to access Taral V?

Taral V is designed for players around levels 29-35. It can be accessed through the Group Finder, which scales the difficulty to match your level, or directly from the mission terminal on the Republic Fleet.

How do I start the Taral V Flashpoint?

To start Taral V:

  1. Group Finder: Use the Group Finder tool (default key “P”) to queue for Taral V.
  2. Mission Terminal: Pick up the mission from the Flashpoint terminal located on the Republic Fleet.
  3. Direct Entry: Travel to the shuttle bay on the Republic Fleet and board the vessel that takes you to Taral V.

What are the main objectives in Taral V?

The primary objectives include:

  1. Infiltrating the Facility: Gain access to the Imperial base by defeating initial guards and security measures.
  2. Overcoming Defenses: Fight through waves of Imperial forces and automated systems.
  3. Defeating Key Bosses: Face several challenging bosses with unique mechanics.
  4. Rescuing the Prisoner: Secure the prisoner and ensure a safe escape from the facility.

Who are the key bosses in Taral V?

  1. General Edikar: An Imperial officer with strong ranged attacks and grenades.
  2. PD-44: A powerful droid with heavy AoE attacks and strong defenses.
  3. Gundark Beastmaster: Controls a massive gundark beast, posing a significant challenge.
  4. Lord Hasper: A Sith Lord with powerful Force abilities and melee attacks.

What strategies should be used for the bosses in Taral V?

  1. General Edikar:
    • Interrupt his grenade throws to minimize AoE damage.
    • Focus on adds to reduce incoming damage from multiple sources.
  2. PD-44:
    • Avoid standing in its AoE attack areas.
    • Use defensive cooldowns to mitigate heavy hits.
  3. Gundark Beastmaster:
    • Focus fire on the Beastmaster first to quickly reduce incoming damage.
    • Avoid the gundark’s powerful melee attacks by kiting it around the room.
  4. Lord Hasper:
    • Interrupt his Force abilities to mitigate damage.
    • Stay mobile to avoid his AoE attacks and spread out to reduce group damage.
    • Use stuns and defensive cooldowns effectively to manage his powerful attacks.

Are there any special mechanics to be aware of?

  • Security Systems: Throughout the Flashpoint, players will encounter various security systems that need to be disabled.
  • Environmental Hazards: Be aware of traps and environmental hazards that can deal significant damage if not avoided.
  • Terminal Interactions: Certain parts of the Flashpoint require players to interact with terminals to deactivate security measures or open doors.

What are the rewards for completing Taral V?

Completing this Flashpoint rewards players with:

  • Experience points.
  • Credits.
  • Gear appropriate to your level.
  • Daily and weekly commendations if completed through the Group Finder.

How can I prepare for Taral V?

  • Gear Up: Ensure your gear is up to date for your level and role.
  • Medpacs and Stims: Carry medpacs and stims to boost performance in combat.
  • Group Coordination: Communicate with your group to effectively manage combat and objectives.

Are there any achievements associated with Taral V?

Yes, completing Taral V can earn you several achievements, including:

  • Taral V Conqueror: For defeating all the bosses.
  • Taral V Hero: For completing the Flashpoint multiple times.
  • Speed Run: For completing the Flashpoint within a certain time limit.

By following this guide and utilizing the mentioned resources, you can effectively navigate and conquer Taral V, ensuring a successful mission and valuable rewards. May the Force be with you!

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.