Flashpoint Guide: The Foundry

Flashpoint Guide: The Foundry

The Foundry is the Imperial equivalent to the Maelstrom Prison Flashpoint and you can access it after completing the Dorin’s Sky/Boarding Party Flashpoint. The Foundry is an ancient weapon with the ability to create mass destruction. After a high level Republic master Jedi prisoner escaped and made his way to the Foundry, it’s your job to track him down, defeat him and claim the Foundry for the Empire.

It’s recommended that everyone in your group be at least a level 35 or above before tackling this flashpoint. You’ll encounter 3 bosses and 2 mini-bosses throughout this instance.

First Boss: The Foundry Guardian

The first boss fight happens right at the beginning of this instance when you encounter The Foundry Guardian. He is a large droid with 71K HP but don’t be intimidated by his size. This is the standard tank and spank battle. However, he does have a channeled ability called Molten Burst with 15m range that will last for several seconds. You cannot interrupt this AoE fire attack and it will do a lot of damage if you’re within range.

Second Boss: HK-47

The second boss you’ll encounter is HK-47 and he will put up a good fight. He is an assassin series droid with several abilities. To beat HK, your team will need to work together and stay focused. It requires coordination and due to the amount of damage he can dish out, inexperienced or low-level healers will find it difficult to keep up.

In the beginning of the fight, you might think this is going to be easy because this boss will only have his rifle and a Flamethrower frontal attack with DoT effect. As long as your tank keeps him facing away from the rest of the group you should do fine.

However, after sustaining a certain amount of damage, the boss will deem you as a worthy opponent and the battle will quickly change gears.

At this point, HK-47 will spawn two melee extermination droid adds to assist him. They both have 7K HP and can do a lot of damage so you’ll need to take them down quickly. CC one of them while you burn down the other or DPS them. After spawning the adds, HK-47 will stealth and reappear in one of the corners. Your tank needs to be ready to grab agro on him again as quickly as possible because he has now gained two more abilities.

One is an AoE knockback ability, after which he will begin sniping random targets. His snipe ability can do 3K HP per shot, which will easily kill any member of your team who has below 50 percent health. Since this move has the ability to dish out lots of damage, your tank will need to taunt him back. The other ability is grenades that he throws out at random targets and these will do a good amount of AoE damage, as well.

The second wave of adds will consist of two ranged extermination droids, so the fight will be more difficult than the first one although it will be similar. Once you have killed the second wave of adds, the boss will port to the central housing in the middle of the room where he first spawned.

He’ll encase himself in a powercore and this is the only chance you’ll have throughout the fight to recharge your resources. You’ll need them at full capacity once he reappears because he will be even stronger than he was during the first part of fight. After reappearing with his new abilities, he’ll begin spawning the adds again and everything starts over. This cycle will continue until someone wins the battle.

You can prevent him from encasing himself in the powercore if you destroy the 4 panels located on the pillars outside of the central housing. One option for destroying the panels is for your tank to taunt the adds and then have everyone else focus their attention on them while the tank destroys the panels.

This is a long, drawn out fight that will become more difficult as you go. For this reason, try to stop the boss from encasing himself in the powercore. This battle will take its toll on your team but once you take down HK-47, you’ve got it made.

Mini-Boss: Burrower Matriarch

The first mini-boss you’ll encounter is called Burrower Matriarch. For the most part this is a tank and spank fight. However, the boss will leave puddles of acid that does 2K HP damage per tick, so you must avoid these. He also has a frontal knockback that can push you into the puddles if you’re not careful. Healers do need to keep the tank above 50 percent in health or Matriarch can wipe him out.

Mini-Boss: N4-10 Exterminator

The second mini-boss you’ll fight is called N4-10 Exterminator but this is a real easy fight. Have your tank face him away from the rest of the group to avoid frontal attacks and stay out of the blue circles on the ground. As long as you do this, you won’t have any trouble beating this mini-boss.

Third Boss: Revan

Revan is the third and final boss and while this battle shouldn’t be as long as the last boss fight, it is not without challenges. First, Revan will use Force Choke on a random member of your team where he picks them up into the air and chokes them. Your healers and tank needs to avoid this attack. If your tank is caught in it, he will turn on the closest DPS.

Revan also has an enormous knockback ability that will easily knock you off the edge, so stay near the center of the room. It won’t affect anyone outside of his proximity so ranged DPS and healers should be safe.

Another ability he has is the Force Push where he’ll choose a random member of your team and push him to the other side of the room. When you tank gets pushed, Revan will begin attacking the closest DPS causing lots of damage.

As you draw near the second half of the battle, Revan will begin using Force Storm. This ability will draw your group up close to the boss where he will administer this AoE attack, which deals out 200K HP damage per tick. You’ll need to run away from this attack to avoid damage. However, it also slows you down so getting out of range may be difficult unless it’s purged by your healer or you use force speed to help you move faster.

The last ability will occur when Revan reaches around 20 to 30 percent health. Occasionally, he will cause large rocks or boulders to fall down on your group. As long as you avoid the purple circles scattered on the ground, you will be fine. However, if you are hit by one, it will cause major damage.

A Special Warning

After the introduction of Patch 1.0.1a, Revan can be a little buggy. During channeled ability Force Storm, do not attack him once he drags your group to him. If you DPS him below 10 percent in health during this attack or when he’s channeling Falling Boulders, it creates a glitch that makes it impossible to kill him. If your group encounters the glitch and Revan does not trigger the rest of his script, you’ll have to take out your own team to reset the battle.

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FAQ for Flashpoint Guide: The Foundry in Star Wars: The Old Republic

What is The Foundry Flashpoint?

The Foundry is a high-level Flashpoint in Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) that takes place in a massive droid factory. This Flashpoint is part of the larger story arc involving Revan, a pivotal character in the Star Wars universe. It is available to Imperial players and continues the story from the Boarding Party Flashpoint.

What level is required to access The Foundry?

The Foundry is designed for players at level 37 and above. It can be accessed through the Group Finder, which scales the difficulty to match your level, or directly from the mission terminal.

How do I start The Foundry Flashpoint?

To start The Foundry:

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

What are the main objectives in The Foundry?

The primary objectives include:

  1. Infiltrating The Foundry: Gain access to the facility by defeating initial guards and droids.
  2. Overcoming Defenses: Fight through waves of droid defenders and automated systems.
  3. Defeating Key Bosses: Face several challenging bosses with unique mechanics.
  4. Confronting Revan: Engage in the final battle with Revan, one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars lore.

Who are the key bosses in The Foundry?

  1. HK-47: A deadly assassin droid with a variety of offensive capabilities.
  2. Foundry Guardian: A massive droid with strong defenses and powerful attacks.
  3. Revanite Commanders: High-ranking Revanite officers who use coordinated attacks.
  4. Revan: The final boss, wielding powerful Force abilities and melee attacks.

What strategies should be used for the bosses in The Foundry?

  1. HK-47:
    • Interrupt his special abilities to minimize damage.
    • Avoid his AoE attacks by staying spread out.
  2. Foundry Guardian:
    • Focus fire on the Guardian while managing adds.
    • Use defensive cooldowns to survive heavy hits.
  3. Revanite Commanders:
    • Take down one commander at a time to reduce incoming damage.
    • Use crowd control to manage adds.
  4. Revan:
    • 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.

Are there any special mechanics to be aware of?

  • Droid Waves: Throughout the Flashpoint, players will face multiple waves of droids. Managing these waves effectively is crucial to progress.
  • 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 The Foundry?

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 The Foundry?

  • 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 The Foundry?

Yes, completing The Foundry can earn you several achievements, including:

  • Foundry Conqueror: For defeating all the bosses.
  • Foundry 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 The Foundry, 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.