SWTOR Dread Palace Operation guide

A guide to all the 5 bosses within Dread Palace operation introduced with SWTOR patch 2.4. Both storymode and hardmode versions are available.



Loot Table

  • Dread Forged – rating 178 gear with set bonus
  • Oriconian – rating 178 gear without set bonus
  • Praxon Pyroclast from Dread Council (HM)



Bestia Arkanian Earpiece/Belt + random Black Market
Tyrans Arkanian Gloves + random Black Market
Calphayrus random Arkanian Relic + random Black Market
Raptus Arkanian Legs + random Underworld token + random Verpine
Dread Council Arkanian Mainhand + random Underworld token + random Verpine


Bestia Dread Foraged Earpiece/Bracers/Belt + random Oriconian
Tyrans Dread Forged Relic + random Oriconian
Calphayrus Dread Forged Boots + random Oriconian
Raptus Dread Forged Legs + random 2x Oriconian
Dread Council Dread Foraged Mainhand + random 2x Oriconian
  • DodEyedBoy

    Any idea on what this drops in SM?

    • Arkanian with a little Underworld at the end.

      • DogEyedBoy

        I know that much, I was thinking more specifically.

        • cookster

          im trying to remember what drops in sm myself

  • ThePligrim

    I’m hoping this makes it easier to get Underworld gear so I can start running the SnV and TFB HMs and NiMs and other things. Before this it was kinda hard to get from 69 to 72.

    • Steffen Ophelia Zartbitter

      Well actually u needed to do something.
      Sure it wasn’t easy but it required skill and patience too run them in HM and NiM , now that u get 78 for like nothing.. it’s totally lame.. They simply should have made the 75gear buyable for underworld comms., not the 78. Now SnV and TFB are no challenge at all.

      • darkfather

        Good. Not everyone wants a huge challenge.

        • Chezz

          For those people Bioware invented SM, for those who want a bit of a challange they invented HM and for those who love getting their asses kicked for a while until they figured all tactics out, they made NiM.

  • Mossie

    For SM I got:
    Bestia – Arkanian Belt, Random Black Market
    Tyrans – Arkanian Gloves, Random Black Market
    Calphayrus – Random Arkanian relic, Random Black Market
    Raptus – Arkanian Legs, Random Black Market, Underworld Head (Think its Random Underworld)
    Didn’t do dread council yet though, pugs are hard to get through that one

    • Mossie

      And yes I pretty much suck. Keep getting pushed off the edge by Bestia

    • Thanks for the info, was missing the belt for Bestia πŸ™‚

  • DogEyedBoy

    Bestia dropped Dread Forged Belt in HM for us last week.

    • Yes same for us, wondering if they bugged out the loot table or what as now both Nefra and Bestia drops belts.

      • DogEyedBoy

        Dropped belt again this week.

  • Cornboyz

    This may be a stupid question dulfy, but how you record your gameplay? Ive tried different software, but they all seem to have some affect on my pc (mostly fps). What do you have under the hood too (I.e. what system do you have)?

    • Allan Steinlein

      Im using Shadowplay ffrom nvidea, it has an inbuilt microchip for
      recording, and can record the last 20 min if u did some cool u wanna
      save:) and do not effect ur game at all since it is a microchip in ur
      graficcard for that use only.. realy nice and really easy 2 use..:)

      • Cornboyz

        What card do you have?

    • danielo

      Bandicam is great or at least I love it, not free (there is a demo version I think).
      It hooks directly into directx for better performance, and it allows you to record uncompressed or xvid, or hardware accelerated formats ( http://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/hardware-acceleration/ ) also external formats like x264 if u have the vwf codecs.

      I have had issues with overwolf and bandicam in the past, so if you use overwolf, test before buying

  • Randomno

    180, not 178.

    Remember not to write 172 either. :p

  • Thiil

    Hey Dulfy.
    Great guides πŸ˜‰
    Any chance you’ll do the 16m HM differences somewhere?

  • I don’t suppose there is a 4.0 Nightmare Mode guide yet?

  • Naomi

    Looking for someone who has the schematic for the dread chest piece. Paying 4 mil. Just want it for cosmetic looks not gear. And without the flap in the back please ( : On Harb server. Can be contacted by Kailyana. Thanks

  • John Dullebawn III

    I know this is an old guide, but for some of the new players maybe a “Notable Trash” section would be a nice addition?

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