SWTOR The Black Talon Flashpoint Bosses Guide

SWTOR The Black Talon Flashpoint Bosses Guide by Petrus

Level: Low-level Empire Flashpoint (8-13)
Location: Empire Fleet
Sergeant Boran
GXR-5 Sabotage Droid
Commander Ghulil
GXR-7 Command Droid
Yadira Ban


Sergeant Boran

Sergeant Boran leads the “Republic Boarding Team” fight in the Black Talon Flashpoint. You can only access this fight if your group has chosen the light side choice and spared the ship’s captain. Sergeant Boran is accompanied by S1-M0 “Doc Simon” (Healer), Private “Crosshairs” Keemos (Ranged DPS), and Corporal Hattak (DPS).


The key to this fight is taking out S1-M0 “Doc Simon” quickly, as he actually has some rather powerful heals that can make DPSing down anyone else challenging. Once the doc is down though, this fight is rather easy.

Make sure the tank gets a few hits around before the healer goes all out, because the other adds won’t aggro the tank unless he manually attacks them, and they hit quite hard, making it challenging for a healer to keep both himself, and the tank up at once.

GXR-5 Sabotage Droid

GXR-5 Sabotage droid is the first boss in the Black Talon flashpoint if you chose the darkside and killed the ship’s captain. This is a basic tank and spank fight, though he will occasionally call some probe droids down that explode after a few seconds.


Kiting this boss around keeps the melee away from the probe droids, and insures that spawning droids won’t hit anyone with their AoE explosion.

Commander Ghulil

Commander Ghuli has two adds with him. He drops fire canisters on the ground, which you must avoid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpfD7N5ldA (At 31:55)

Start off by attacking his two adds, which die quick enough. He’ll spawn/throw fire canisters on the ground from time to time, under a random person. While they don’t do much damage, standing in one and tanking him at the same time can be a little hard on the healer, so as always, it’s best to stay out of the fire. Once the adds are dead, this is a basic tank and spank fight.

GXR-7 Command Droid

The GXR-7 Command Droid is an optional fight that can be initiated by destroying the four computer consoles after defeating Commander Ghuli.


This fight is very straight forward. The only trick to the boss is that the Droid will occasionally target a player and knock them back, and then follow up that ability by a round of blaster fire. This makes it pretty easy to know who needs to be the focus of the heals.

Yadira Ban

Yadira Ban is a Jedi Padawan, and the last boss of the Black Talon instance. She is definitely the most challenging fight in the instance, but with a little heads up play she’ll fall as quickly as any of the others.

Yadira has two basic abilities in this fight. The first one pulls everyone on top of her, and casts a slow debuff on each player. The second ability is a ground pound, that will do significant damage if you stand next to her. She casts this about 5 seconds after she pulls you in, so you have plenty of time to run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwUZ37yb-N4 (41:05)

An easy way to do this fight is have each ranged player stand behind one of the barricades that surround Yadira. These will stop the player from being pulled in, and they can continue to DPS the boss during her pull/stomp abilities.

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