SWTOR Scum and Villainy operation guide

A guide and preview to Scum and Villainy, the newest operation released with patch 2.0. This operation features 7 bosses and is much more lengthy than previous operations. Included are guides for both storymode and hardmode.

Guide for individual bosses

Cutscenes

These are cutscenes that give background on the operation.

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Loot

Scum and Villany (Storymode) – L55

  • This loot list is for 8m, double the armor pieces for 16m.
Boss Armor Crafting Mats Commendations (8m) Commendations (16m)
Dash’roode Arkanian Belt +
Black Market piece
  4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Titan 6 Arkanian Implant +
Black Market piece
  4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Thrasher Arkanian Ear +
Black Market piece
  4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #1   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Operations Chief Arkanian Gloves + Black Market Piece   4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #2   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Olok the Shadow Arkanian Legs +
Black Market Piece
  4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #3   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Cartel Warlords Arkanian Mainhand +
2 Black Market Pieces
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Dread Master Styrak Arkanian Chest +
2 Black Market pieces
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 4 Elite Comms 6 Elite Comms +
4 Ultimate Comms
Total   8 Grade 10 Equalizers 34 Elite Comms 48 Elite Comms +
28 Ultimate Comms

Scum and Villany (Hardmode) – L55

  • This loot list is for 8m, double the armor pieces for 16m.
Boss Armor Crafting Mats Commendations (8m) Commendations (16m)
Dash’roode Underworld Belt +
Verpine piece
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Titan 6 Underworld Implant+
Verpine piece
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Thrasher Underworld Ear +
Verpine piece
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #1   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Operations Chief Underworld Gloves + Verpine Piece 1 Grade 10 Equalizer 8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #2   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Olok the Shadow Underworld  Legs +
Verpine Piece
1 Grade 10 Equalizer 8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Accomplished Arms Dealer #3   2 Grade 10 Equalizers 2 Elite Comms 2 Elite Comms
Cartel Warlords Underworld Mainhand +
2 Verpine Pieces
1 Grade 10 Equalizer +
1 Mass Manipulation Generator
8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Dread Master Styrak Underworld Chest +
2 Verpine pieces
1 Grade 10 Equalizer +
1 Mass Manipulation Generator
8 Elite Comms
6 Ultimate Comms
10 Elite Comms
8 Ultimate Comms
Total   13 Grade 10 Equalizers+
2 Mass Manipulation Generators
42 Ultimate Comms
62 Elite Comms
76 Elite Comms
56 Ultimate Comms
  • Black Market and Arkanian are both Level 55 gear with the same rating of 162 containing L69 mods. Black Market gear does not contain any set bonus.
  • Underworld and Verpine are both Level 55 gear with same rating of 168 containing L72 mods. Verpine gear does not contain any set bonus.
  • Elite Commendations is used to acquire Black Market gear. There is a weekly cap of 200 with a storage cap of 400.
  • Ultimate Commendation is used to acquire Verpine gear. There is a weekly cap of 150 with a storage cap of 300.

Notable Trash

  • Mercenary groups with Pirate Stimfiend and MedTech droids
    • You will encounter these guys right after Dash’roode. Pirate Stimfiend will buff all the mobs around him, increasing their damage output. Med-Tech droids on the other hand, will continously heal other mobs until killed. Priority is to kill the Med-The Droids and then Pirate Stimfiends ASAP.
  • Dustclaw Alpha
    • Dustclaw Alpha have an ability called Commanding Shriek that needs to be interrupted.
  • Arms Trader
    • These guys have two attacks. First is Free Sample which is a mortar volley like attack that deals AoE damage to a small area marked by a yellow circle. If you take too long to kill Arms Trader or he gets low in health, he will use an ability called Final Offer that deals a ton of single target damage. Most of them are interruptible. 
  • Accomplished Arms Trader

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    • This is a mini boss that can be found right before the lifts that take you to Oasis city. He is similar to other Arms traders except he cannot be interrupted. Drops 2x Exotic Element Equalizer (Grade 10 Exotic Crafting Material and 2 Elite Commendations when killed)
    • There is a second one inside Oasis city (Operations Chief)
    • There is a third one after Olok the Shadow
  • Frostbyte

    Looking forward to tackling this one!

    • Joe

      Its a fun one.

  • Obi-Dammos

    The Fourth and Fifth lockouts are probably my favorite in all of TOR.

  • Cai’us

    Found the level 10 exotic crafting material, “Exotic Element Equalizer” from a pull on the left before the 4th boss. Champ who drops it is named Accomplished Arms Trader. Credit goes to Sithit’s raid team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NostraTomas Tom Gilmore

    Accomplished Arms trader was harder than any of the first 4 bosses for us in HM.

    • Ruki

      He has a reflect shield that you have to watch for. It is a buff that looks like the Sorc’s bubble. When he puts that up you have to stop attacking.

      We wiped a couple times to this, and after hearing the sound which usually indicates reflect damage we noticed the shield. I haven’t noticed this being mentioned elsewhere, so hopefully that helps.

  • Zier

    What is the gear requirement for this Op?

    • David Pielmeier

      I’d like to know this as well, is the “Basic” gear a requirement for SM S&V? Also I’d like to know gear requirements for the new level 55 HM FPs. I’m full Dread Guard and I was wondering how that level of gear stacks up vis-a-vis SM S&V?

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        You can storymode Scum and Villainy in Dread Guard easily, same goes for hardmode L55 flashpoints. Havn’t tried hardmode S &V yet so can’t comment on it yet

  • BOB

    So can you RE and learn the new 69 gear? Meaning mods/enhancements/armorings.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      yup, you definitely can

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  • Asmodien

    I helped dulfy get credits 5 mill FTW :D

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      yup, thank you! :)

      • Venge

        How? lol, I never even had 1 mil and in Sm or hm?

  • Kereg

    8man Hardmode Loot is one token + one random Verpine piece. Boss 6 and 7 drop 2 random Verpine pieces. I’m not sure how much commendations we got. I have got 59 Ultimate commendations. We cleared hardmode only one time until now and did the weekly mission.

    Tokens:

    1. Belt

    2. Implant

    3. Ear

    4. Hand

    5. Legs

    6. Mainhand

    7. Chest

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Cool thanks :)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Just to clarify, those are underworld tokens right?

      • Kereg

        right

  • http://www.vasdrakken.com/ Vasdrakken

    It has been mentioned in the forums that the Black blue and Black red will drop from S&V

  • David Pielmeier

    What is the total time to clear (TTC) for the Scum and Villainy Op? (assuming minimal wipes, avoiding all possible trash, and downing all bosses and mini-bosses)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Took us about 3-4 hrs on storymode. That is knowing about 5/7 of the boss fights.

      • David Pielmeier

        Cool, thanks for the reply!

    • Kapoue

      It took us 2h30 with no knowledge of the fights (I asked my people to not look at strats). We wiped once on the Operation Chief, on the puzzle boss and on the last boss and once on trash (/facepalm).

      • David Pielmeier

        Thanks for the info! Good stuff!

  • Kereg

    I checked one of my video files of dread master styrak. we got 6 ultimate commendations in 8man hardmode when we killed him.

  • Kereg

    16man Hardmode 5th Boss: 8 Ultimate Comms. The loot is doubled as usual.

  • Michael Harlow

    Dulfy, do we know what TFB SM and HM are dropping? I’m assuming both have been scaled up to be the same level as S&V now…right?

  • Kereg

    Accompished Arms Trader 16man hm: 2 Elite Comms. No Ultimate Comms.

  • http://twitter.com/tonatoprice Thomas Wittmann

    Does this operation have a Nightmare mode ?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      no

    • Tyler Stewart

      It will probably in a couple months or so after release of ROTHC

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  • Gingervitis

    Do the boots, offhand, and head drop of tfb?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yup, storymode drops arkanian, hardmode drops underworld

  • Vult Tavik

    DOes anyobdy know what Golden Fury is? It is listed as a SM Operation in the new Elder Game Guide.
    http://www.swtor.com/info/eldergame

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Ya it is an operation boss inside Makeb, I will have a guide up shortly

  • Ratio

    Just want to point out that there is a third Accomplished Arms Trader that is actually in Oasis City. Along the main path to the left there is a large circular building (near the Green team). You can go back after killing the Operations Chief to kill him. Drops the same as the other two.

    • Nerre

      is this confirmed? o.O

      • Hanaar

        Confirmed, we took it. Another Acomplished Arms Trader for 2 more equalizers and a total of 3 in this OP.

  • Sadrith

    the 16 man story mode for both lvl 55 operations give 4 Ultimate Commendations per boss. So 20 for TFB and 28 for S&V before the weeklies.

  • Sarunas

    Not sure if you are aware but there is a third accomplished arms trader inside the Oasis City in one of the buildings.

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  • Moki

    Well written guide, helped us a lot. But to be honest, we have more problems with the mobs between bosses, then with the bosses itself. Especially with the Acomplished armstrader. I think we never beated the guy without wiping on him once. Do you have any strategies how to approach that fight? We tried ignoring the adds after we kill the medtech droid and stimfiend, so we can kill him. And we tried leaving him last, leting him enrage so he wouldnt cast his reflecitve shield. But then, he one shot kills anybody, who is not a tank. Do you have any tips how to deal with those pescy Acomplished Armstraders?

  • Xerhion

    Hello @ Dulfy Team,

    I wont to know how imprtant accurcy is in NIM Content for tanks. We have
    DPS issues at Dashrode. We get him allwayes at 5%. We reach that value
    only when both tanks and both healer get portet.

    1) I am playing an Guardian and i have avarage ~730 DPS throught the fight. Is that enought?

    2) Should i exchange some of my deffstats to offensive stats like power or ap?

    3) Or shoud i go for accuracy?

    Cheers

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