SWTOR Oricon rare spawn Harbinger of Fear

Information related to the rare spawn on SWTOR Oricon planet named Harbinger of Fear which can drops the helm from the Hallowed Gothic set. Information provided by Theho @ T3-M4


  • Oricon (-322, –110 ). He spawns in this general area but not always in the same location.


Place holder

  • Acolyte of Fear, there is a 1 % chance for the Harbinger of Fear to spawn instead.
  • Acolyte of Fear has 50k HP while Harbinger of Fear has 160k HP. They all have massive knockbacks that can push you into the lava and kill you so put your back against a wall when fighting them.
  • Acolyte of Fear can drop the helm as well but has a much lower chance to do so.

Spawn timer

  • ~ 5 minutes


  • Hallowed Gothic Helm (bind on legacy, requires champion reputation). It was removed from the Oricon reputation vendors and put on this rare spawn instead.
  • This helm drops from both the placeholder (Acolyte, low drop rate) and the rare spawn (Harbinger, guaranteed drop).


Special thanks to Theho of T3-M4 for providing the information!

  • Zalla

    It’d be cool if the boss also has a chance of dropping HK customization

    • Jimmy

      Farming for 5 hours and nothing!

  • Arc

    Mask can drop from Acolyte of Fear as well http://imgur.com/W0kIvl4

    • Quen’tin

      Mine dropeed from the acolyte as well, after about 3:30 hours

    • Gavin Perkins

      Same, after around three hours it dropped from the Acolyte of Fear! ^_^


  • Priya

    The Harbinger spawned for me after 3 Acolyte kills.

  • scionfall

    This helm makes me want to roll a toon named Serpentor.

    • Lânnister

      i second that. you have to make the dye color light green though

  • Telanis

    Just had about 10 spawns of exactly 4.5 minutes.

    • Mortúùs

      Same, 4.5 minutes.

      • Telanis

        Ha, I saw you out there! Hi.

        • Mortúùs

          I got the hat today, it’s pretty dumb looking though :p

  • Lord Zalla

    Dulfy, will you be posting a guide to getting the lore achievement for oricon?

    • Yes it will come a bit later in the day or tomorrow as I am a bit busy pre-occupied with other stuff atm.

  • Dauros

    This is ugly. why would anyone want this?

  • Cleopatria

    Bastia Lore ITEM: x -183, y 489

    • SirRobinII

      ? can you give more information about it ?

  • Magnus

    Just killed the Harbinger. Dropped the ugly hat. Nothing else.

  • Magnus

    Dulfy, can you ask Swtor_miner where they have relocated the HK Watchtower White customization? D=

  • Aleksey314

    It is supposed to resemble cobra’s hood, I guess… But yes, pretty ugly.

  • Matt

    It is actually a 4:30 re spawn timer 🙂

  • Luste

    Just got Hallowed Gothic Helm off a Acolyte of Fear

    • Techno-babble

      I just had this happen as well after about a half hour of waiting

  • Jessica

    I have had two guildmates get the helm from the Acolyte, so it looks like there is a small chance of getting it from the placeholder.

  • Randor

    Just to confirm, I also got the Hallowed Gothic Headgear off of an Acolyte placeholder today.

  • Guest

    For tho

  • Chad

    For those that remember, it looks like Teela from He-Man if you ask me

  • Rompe

    Well 4 hours later and a ton of Acolyte kills, not a peep from the Harbinger nor was I lucky to get any drop from the 4 hours worth of Acolytes. 🙁

  • Maalkirii

    Got it from the Harbinger after 6 or so Acolyte kills. Judging by the other comments I guess I am lucky 😛

    • person

      same here

  • Tco

    I have been farming this thing off and on for a few days now almost 20 hours in total and still no luck, did they reduce the chance of getting it since last week or something ?

  • Mer Vila

    I´ve farmed this one 4 hours in a row one night; nothing-
    Today, first kill, and it dropped.
    Now it´s bound to legacy, I wonder how can I get “copies” for my alts, or do I have to farm it again all over?

    • Farm it all over again 🙁

  • Exiledspirit

    I came out and was doing the dailies, happened to be around about 4 times when the Acolyte popped up and each kill netted me a helm, guess I got lucky.

  • Fredrik Bull

    Can it drop even if you are not champion rep. yet?
    And if it can, can you pick it up still

    • Runnos

      yes and yes, but you cant equip till you have the rep

  • Tom

    if you want to look like MikeyMouse, this helmet will be great.

  • Elothan

    Dropped from harbinger after about 2hours of tries over 4 days. Not to bad

  • Adam Mauldin

    Pic of the Harbinger of Fear.

  • Adam Mauldin

    Acolyte of fear.

  • Adam Mauldin

    Harbinger of Fear from far off at one of his spawn points on the lava bridge.

  • Felix L. Olivo

    FYI Acolyte also drops the item, just has a lower chance to.

  • Looks like they’ve tuned down the Acolyte. She now has 38710 HP. Hope this doesn’t mean she now doesn’t drop the helm.

  • Luniara

    14 kills on Acolytes, 4:30 minutes in between them. 15th was Harbringer with drop. All in one shot.

  • Gelious

    Stuck on Oricon for several hours, killing an Acolyte each 5 min. Not once have I seen Harbringer, and none of Acolytes had anything except 300 credits. One Acolyte was stolen by a passing through pub player, wonder if he got it.

  • Smiodrig

    I was lucky. My 3rd attemp was the Harbinger.

  • Michael Ryan

    Acolyte of Fear still drops the helm. Just got it today.

  • Wayne Brewer

    Still drops Feb 2017. Killed like 200+ (over 3 days on/off) Acolytes before Harbinger spawned…

    • abaddonsmummy

      I must have been lucky I got it after about 20 acolytes.
      Looks great on my female darkside shadow 🙂

      • Chuda Ziuta

        I must have been even more lucky. Never looked for it. Dropped from second Acolyte, on a character doing Oricon for a first time.

        I wish I could sell it….

        Edit: Maybe I’ll make Lana wear it! Yeah!

  • Drool Bear

    Just got it today. 9/18/17. Only had to farm Acolyte of Fear about 10 times (5 min spawn) before Harbinger of Fear popped up. I would kill Acolyte then go to a quest, come back, kill Acolyte again, go do another quest, rinse and repeat. Was surprised Harbinger showed up. Just lucky I guess. The fight is easy and the helm is awesome!

  • Guest

    Had to sacrifice a Jedi 5 times (pvp zone… he kept coming…) for the bloody Harbinger to deign to spawn. But it did drop in the end =)

  • I just like the area because it brings activity. Still trying to get this damned Scare Bear Title.

    • abaddonsmummy

      Thanks to the wookies and their sister Imp/Rep guilds I finally managed to get it a few weeks back along with the Judged Dread one.
      Their PVP achievement Planet events are brilliant.

  • Rob

    Does this even drop anymore?

    • gua543

      Seeing as planetary drops are tied to level now, maybe it only drops if you’re around level 53-56 and you’re killing those particular NPCs. Who knows man, who knows.

  • Magtetus

    Keeps dropping regardless of level, just got it on the third try with my lvl 71 sorc.

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