SWTOR THORN Rakghoul Resurgence event guide

A guide to the Rakghoul Resurgence event and the THORN reputation in SWTOR. The event will run from Jan 12 to 26 on Tatooine.

How to Start & Planet Dallies

Rakghoul event now runs monthly on a different planet each time. From Jan 12 –26 2016 it will be on Tatooine.

1) Starter Quest from Fleet

Players level 20 and above can participate in this event as the mobs in the tunnel scale to your level. If you attempt The Eyeless operation boss, you will be bolstered (on storymode)

You will find new terminals on the fleet. Interacting with it will give you a small cutscene and a quest. You will also receive the codex entry for THORN. You will complete this quest once you arrive inside the Rakghoul tunnels on the planets which will reward you with 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Data Crystal and THORN Booster Pin (green rep item).

  • The Empire quest is called Combating the Plague.
  • The Republic quest is called To Fight Infection



You will need to head out to Alderaan and talk to Doctor Ressel (Empire) outside House Thul or Tralie Masoon (Republic) outside House Organa. You will also get the codex entry Rakghouls on Alderaan when you arrive on Alderaan.


Once you have talked to them, you will need to travel to the location of The Spike, a giant drill located in King’s Pass to access the Rakghoul tunnels. Walking near The Spike will give you the codex entry for it. There is a speeder that will take you right to the Spike that is near the camp where Doctor Ressel or Tralie Masoon resides.



You will need to head out to Corellia and talk to Doctor Ressel (Empire) in Incorporation Island or Tralie Masoon (Republic) in Blastfield Shipyards

Once you have talked to them, you will need to travel to the location of The Spike, a giant drill located in Labor Valley, west of Imperial War Camp. Walking near The Spike will give you the codex entry for it.There is a speeder that will take you right to the Spike that is near the camp where Doctor Ressel or Tralie Masoon resides.



You will need to head out to Tatooine and talk to Doctor Ressel (Empire) outside Mos Ila or Tralie Masoon (Republic) outside Anchorhead.


Once you have talked to them, you will need to travel to the location of The Spike, a giant drill located in north side of the Dune Sea to access the Rakghoul tunnels. Walking near The Spike will give you the codex entry for it. There is a speeder that will take you right to the Spike that is near the camp where Doctor Ressel or Tralie Masoon resides.


2) Quarantine Daily


Behind Doctor Ressel/Tralie Masoon is a datapad with a daily that is completed around the their camp instead of the Rakghoul tunnels. You will need to find Infected NPCs around the area marked by the daily and then get very close them to use your mission item. If you missed this datapad, you can also get it inside the Rakghoul Tunnels.


3) Spreading Infection Daily

You get this daily automatically when you reach stage2/stage 3 of the Rakghoul Plague and blow up, infecting other players. The daily asks you to infect 3 other players give you 1 Rakghoul DNA Canister and 1 green rep item.

The Rakghoul Plague has 3 stages

  • Stage 1 – lasts 10 minutes, you do not blow up when you die.
  • Stage 2 – lasts 10 minutes, you explode when you die, infecting others. What you can do is buy the VIP Lounge Wristband from the droid Cantina vendor in the middle of the fleet for 1 million and the use the elevator to get up top. When you reach stage 2, you can leap from up there down to the gathering crowd below and infect anyone not infected/vaccinated.
  • Stage 3 – you automatically blow up.


Rakghoul Tunnels and the Dallies

Dallies Count


Dallies Terminal

You will find a bunch of dallies on the mission terminal as well as the datapad nearby. You will also get the codex entry Rakghoul Propagation when you enter the tunnels. Make sure you grab some Rakghoul Vaccines off the Medical Droid near the entrance to the tunnels as each can protect you from ~6 hrs of Rakghoul plague, which is very annoying to have.


Rakghoul Tunnels

Rakghoul tunnel is divided into 3 sections: Contagion Zone, Infested Pathways, The Epicenter. They are all interconnected with each other. Epicenter is where you will find the Jawa vendor Jeelvic and is also the location for the [Heroic 4]


Contagion Zone: [Daily] Collecting Raklings /Rounding Up Rakling– 5 minutes

  • Reward: 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Crystal and 1 THORN Booster Pin (green rep item).

This is a timed daily and you have 5 minutes to complete it once you have injected your first Fungal Flora.

Locate one of the egg shaped Fungal Flora in the marked area in Contagion Zone and click it. You will need to find two other Fungal Floras within 5 minutes and then escort all the raklings back to the mission terminal.


Contagion Zone: [Daily] Dissecting the Plague/Tracking the Plague

  • Reward: 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Crystal and 1 THORN Booster Pin (green rep item).

Kill a bunch of the infected mobs inside the Contagion Zone until you collect 10 Mutagen Samples from their corpses.


[Daily] The Tunnel Network/Navigating the Tunnels

  • Reward: 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Crystal, 1 THORN Booster Pin (green rep item) and 1 Rakghoul DNA Canister

This quest has you travel all over the Rakghoul tunnel. When you arrive at the marked location on the map, use your Navigation Beacon Scanner provided on the tracked quest menu to look for the navigation beacons.


Infested Pathways: [Daily] All that Remains/A Grim Examination

  • Reward: 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Crystal and 1 THORN Booster Pin (green rep item).

You have to do two things for this daily a) Scan 5 skull like items by interacting with it and b) Kill 25 Rakghouls inside the Infested pathways. When you attack Rakghouls, their friends tend to spawn and join the fight so 25 Rakghouls isn’t a lot.

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The Epicenter – [Heroic 4] Fungal Corruption/Flora and Fauna

  • Reward: 16242 credits, 2 Glowing Crystals, 1 Engraved Rakghoul Claw (blue rep item) and 2 Rakghoul DNA Canister

Clicking on the interactable puddles on the ground will spawn champions called Rakghoul Blight which will drop the Fungal samples you need for the quest.

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Jeelvic the Jawa Vendor

Everyone’s favourite Jawa vendor Jeelvic is back! He can be found in The Epicenter area of the Rakghoul tunnels (and also the cartel bazaar section of the fleet) but before you bolt your way to there, grab a repeatable quest (weekly) off the Contagion Zone as that will not only lead you to Jeelvic but also give you 1 Rakghoul DNA Canister.


What does Jeelvic sell? Lots of stuff

  • Decorations
  • Black-Green crystals (tradeable)
  • Pets
  • Infected Mounts
  • Exchange old Rakghoul DNA samples from last event back in 2012 for Rakghoul DNA Canister at a ratio of 50:1 (50 samples for 1 canister)


Where does Barnacle of the Eyeless, Symbiotic Fungal Bloom, and Exotic Plague Specimen drop?

  • Barnacle of the Eyeless drops from The Eyeless. Only enough drops for 1/2 of the raid in hardmode and 1/4 of the raid in storymode so you will need to roll for it. It is tradeable
  • Symbiotic Fungal Bloom drops from the Fungus elites and The Catalyst, see the section on Rare Spawns of this guide to know where to find them. It is tradeable.
  • Exotic Plague Specimen drops from the world boss in Alderaan.. It is BoP.


Plaguetail Kowakian Monkey-lizard

  • 10 Rakghoul DNA Canister
  • 1 Barnacle of the Eyeless
  • 1 Symbiotic Fungal Bloom
  • 1 Exotic Plague Specimen
Infected Dewback

  • 50 Rakghoul DNA Canister
  • 1 Barnacle of the Eyeless
  • 1 Symbiotic Fungal Bloom
  • 4 Exotic Plague Specimen
Infected Varactyl

  • 25 Rakghoul DNA Canister
  • 1 Barnacle of the Eyeless
  • 1 Symbiotic Fungal Bloom
  • 2 Exotic Plague Specimen

Contaminated Rakling – 4 Rakghoul DNA Canister – Champion standing


Irradiated Rakling – 2 Rakghoul DNA Canister – Newcomer standing


Plaguetail Kowakian Monkey-lizard – Legend standing


Infected Dewback – Legend standing 


Infected Varactyl – Legend standing 


The Eyeless

The Eyeless is an operation boss for 8 or 16 players available in two difficulty modes with a weekly lockout. There is no reputation requirement to enter his lair, which is located on the bottom right corner of Infested Pathways section of the tunnels.

However, if you want to get the [OPS] Heart of Infection quest, which rewards you with 2 Rakghoul DNA Canisters, 1 Engraved Rakghoul Claw (blue rep item), 4 Glowing Data Crystals and 20k credits, you will need Outsider rank and purchase a THORN Priority Authorization from the reputation vendors for 1k. This will allow you to interact with the terminal back at the Rakghoul Tunnels starter area to receive the quest.



  • 8m story (L65) – 6.22 mil


Storymode 8m

Hardmode 8m


Mechanics for this boss is very simple and is identical in storymode/hardmode. Only one tank is needed as there is no tank swap mechanics.

  • Infected Phlegm: Throws down a green circle on the ground that needs to be avoided. Whoever get caught in it get a stacking debuff which doesn’t seem to do any damage but might kill you if you get too many stacks.(5 stacks on hardmode and 10 stacks on storymode will kill you and anyone around you).


  • Crush: Huge purple circle place right under The Eyeless. Tank and all melee need to move out of it or risk taking a massive amount of damage and knockback.


  • Pound: Proximity AoE attack, deals damage mostly to melee and tank.
  • Adds: Rakghoul Dewelers – around 12k HP on storymode 8m and 20k HP on hardmode 8m. They are not hard to deal with and can be killed rather quickly by the DPS. They seem to come with every Crush attack.


  • 8m storymode: 1 Defiant (216) unassembled gear, 8 Glowing Data Crystals, 12 Common Data Crystals, 1 Engraved Rakghoul Claw (blue rep), 4 Rakghoul DNA Canister, 2 Barnacle of the Eyeless, 1 Symbiote Rakling (rare drop)
  • 8m hardmode: 1 Exarch (220) unassembled gear, 4 Radiant Data Crystals, 6 Glowing Data Crystals, 1 THORN Citation of Distinction (purple rep), 1 Arkanian token, 6 Rakghoul DNA Canister, 4 Barnacle of the Eyeless, 1 Symbiote Rakling (rare drop)
  • 16m storymode: 2 Defiant (216) unassembled gear, 8 Glowing Data Crystals, 12 Common Data Crystals,1 THORN Citation of Distinction (purple rep), 6 Rakghoul DNA Canister, 4 Barnacle of the Eyeless, 1 Symbiote Rakling (rare drop)
  • 16m hardmode: 2 Exarch (220) unassembled gear, 4 Radiant Data Crystals, , 6 Glowing Data Crystals, 1 THORN Citation of Distinction (purple rep), 2 Arkanian token, 8 Rakghoul DNA Canister, 8 Barnacle of the Eyeless, 1-2 Symbiote Rakling (rare drop)

World Bosses

Note: For world bosses, only the world boss in the planet the rakghoul event is active will spawn. The world bosses on the other two planets will not spawn (i.e. if the rakghoul event is happening Alderaan, only Shellshock is around, but not the other two).


World boss in Corellia, located in the SE corner of Axial Park. He drops a new pet Plaguehorn Sleen in addition to Exotic Plague Specimen. Make sure you have a couple of vaccines from the medical droid inside the Rakghoul tunnels or have someone with Revan holostatue.

  • Make sure to tank him against a post as he has a nasty aoe knockback and can reset.
  • 20 minutes respawn




World boss in Tatooine. Located in Jundlands around coordinates 1200, -1350. He drops a new pet Plaguehorn Reek in addition to Exotic Plague Specimen. Make sure you have a couple of vaccines from the medical droid inside the Rakghoul tunnels or have someone with Raven holostatue.

  • Respawn timer is around 20 minutes




World boss outside the Rakghoul Tunnels in King’s Pass in Alderaan. Also drops the components you needed to purchase mounts and pets from Jeelvic.

  • Drops Exotic Plague Specimen, which is not tradeable
  • Drops Plagueshard Lylek, which is BoL.
  • Tank and spank fight but you will need to buy vaccines from the medical droid just inside the Rakghoul tunnels to avoid the stuns.


Rare Spawns

Frenzied Plaguebearer

You get attacked by plaguebears when you exit the spaceport and also when you head towards the Rakghoul event NPC on each planet. Sometimes instead of regular plaguebearer, this elite Frenized Plaguebearer will spawn instead and has a chance to drop Pale Rakling, one of the pets (BoE)


The Tunnel Lurker

The Tunnel Lurker is a champion mob with 351k HP that roam the left half of the Infested Pathways mostly. He is after by achievement hunters as he is required for a bunch of achievements that require defeating him with various pets (see achievement  section).

  • Has a rare chance to drop Crimson Rakling, which is BoP.


Fungus Elites/The Catalyst

The Catalyst is a rare spawn that can replace any of the 5 Fungus Elites you need for the Hey! I’m a Fungi achievement. Like the Fungus Elites, it has a chance to drop the parts you need to purchase the mounts and pets from Jeelvic.

  • Drops Symbiotic Fungal Bloom, The Catalyst has a higher chance to drop them. These are tradeable
  • Also have a rare chance to drop Fungal Rakling, which is BoL.


The Midnight Rakghoul – Secret Boss in Kaon under Siege

This is a secret boss added recently with the Rakghoul event. He has a 100% chance to drop the Midnight Rakling pet (BoP).

  • He has a similar plague effect to Shellshock the world boss in Alderaan so you will need vaccines or have relic from the reputation vendors. Also have an interruptable rock throw.



Character specific titles:

  • [name], The Rakghoul Nightmare -  You earned this title by participating in rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine.
  • [name], Unseen Assailant – You earned this title by defeating The Eyeless during the Rakghoul Resurgence.

Legacy Titles

  • First Responder (Newcomer standing)
  • THORN Specialist (Hero standing)
  • The Neutralizer (Legend standing)

Codex Entries

THORN: Received when you interact with the news terminal on the fleet


Rakghouls on Alderaan: Received when you arrive on Alderaan from the spaceport during the Rakghoul Resurgence event on Alderaan. Codex is received automatically when the announcer starts their announcement in chat.


The Spike: Obtainable in Alderaan, King’s Pass area when you encounter the giant drill. You may need to run around the area around The Spike until you get it.


The Rakghoul Tunnels: Received when you first enter the tunnels via The Spike.


Rakghoul Propagation: Received when you first pick up the [DAILY]  Collecting Raklings/Rounding Up Rakling from the mission terminal.


THORN Reputation

THORN stands for The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization and is founded by Addalar Hyland, a philanthropist. Its goals are to search for a cure to the Rakghoul Plague while also stomping out major planetary infestations.

Rank Rep Cumulative Rep Weeks to Reach
Weeks to Reach
Weeks to Reach (12672/week) Legacy Title*
Outsider 2500 2500 0 0 0  
Newcomer 5000 7500 0 0 0 First Responder
Friend 7500 15000 1 1 1  
Hero 10000 25000 2 1 1 THORN Specialist
Champion 15000 40000 3 3 3  
Legend 30000 70000 5 5 5 The Neutralizer

There is a max limit of reputation you can earn per week (usually 12000). However, you can go over that cap slightly if you use a purple rep item right before you hit the cap. Depending on your guild reputation bonus, the optimal reputation point to stop and consume the purple rep item have being calculated.

  • With 0% guild reputation bonus, you can reach a max of 11970 + 1440 = 13410 reputation/week (subscribers)
  • With 10% guild reputation bonus, you can reach a max of 11979 + 1584 = 13563 reputation/week (subscribers)


Reputation Rewards

Reputation Rewards Rakghoul DNA Canister
None Infected Companion Customizations 4
Outsider THORN Priority Authorization 1k credits
Outsider Art: Rakghouls 2
Newcomer Antiviral Kit MK1-3 (relics) 5k-20k credits
Newcomer THORN Epicenter Armor Set 1 per piece
Friend Plagued Companion Customizations 8
Friend Art: Rakghoul Lurkers 2
Hero Outbreak Response Weapons 4-6
Hero Treek Plagued Customization 12
Hero Art: Rakghoul Caverns 4
Champion THORN Dark Vector Armor Set 2-6 per piece

All of the rewards are Bind to Legacy except for THORN Priority Authorization which is BoP.

To get to the THORN reputation vendors, you can find them right inside the Rakghoul tunnels or you can find them in the cartel bazaar section of the fleet.


THORN Epicenter Armor Set – Newcomer


THORN Dark Vector Armor Set – Champion


Outbreak Response weapons – Hero



Infected Companion Customizations

  • Row 1: Kira Carsen (Knight), Elara Dorne (Trooper), Corso Riggs (Smuggler)
  • Row 2: Tharan Cedrax (Consular), Vector (Agent), Mako (Bounty Hunter)
  • Row 3: Malavai Quinn (Warrior), Andronikos Revel (Inquisitor)


Plagued Companion Customizations – Friend standing except for Treek which requires Hero

  • Row 1: Rusk (Knight), Guss Tuno (Smuggler), Yuun (Trooper)
  • Row 2: Tanno Vik (Trooper),Aric Jorgan (Trooper), Qyzen (Consular)
  • Row 3: Zenith (Consular), Skadge (Bounty Hunter), Kaliyo (Agent)
  • Row 4: Gault (Bounty Hunter), Vette (Warrior), Ashara (Inquisitor), Treek (All)



Location map for Hey! I’m a Fungi where you need to locate

  • 0/5 Fungus Breeder
  • 0/5 Fungus Collector
  • 0/5 Fungus Cultivator (located in The Epicenter)
  • 0/5 Fungus Harvester
  • 0/5 Fungus Planter


Beasts (170 pts)

  Name Description Points Legacy Title
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.01 Establishing a Perimeter Killed 50 Rakghouls in the infested tunnels 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.01 Tunnel Reinforcements Killed 250 Rakghouls in the infested tunnels 25  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.01 Tunnel Vision Killed 1000 Rakghouls in the infested tunnels 25 Rakghoul Ravager
consumingdarkness Isolating the Infection Dispatched 50 infected creatures and humanoids in the infested tunnels. 10  
consumingdarkness Stopping the Spread Dispatched 250 infected creatures and humanoids in the infested tunnels. 25  
consumingdarkness Enforcing the Quarantine Dispatched 1000 infected creatures and humanoids in the infested tunnels. 50  
plague Hey! I’m a Fungi Dispatch every fungus-harvesting Rakghoul symbiote in the Rakghoul Tunnels.
0/5 Fungus Breeder
0/5 Fungus Collector
0/5 Fungus Cultivator
0/5 Fungus Harvester
0/5 Fungus Planter
The Catalyst

General (235 points)

There are 4 hidden achievements that will be revealed once you have done the daily quests.

  Name Description Points Legacy Title
orbitalmultistrikes Tunnel Containment Defeated 500 non-player opponents while in the plague-infested tunnels. 10  
orbitalbombardment Tunnel Annihilation Defeated 1000 non-player opponents while in the plague-infested tunnels. 25  
thermaldetonation Tunnel Eradication Defeated 3000 non-player opponents while in the plague-infested tunnels. 50  
achievementicon The Lighting at the End of the Tunnel Completed all combat achievements for the plague-infested tunnels.
Enforcing the Quarantine
Establishing a Perimeter
Isolating the Infection
Stopping the Spread
Tunnel Annihilation
Tunnel Containment
Tunnel Eradication
Tunnel Reinforcements
Tunnel Vision
25 Cure for the Plague
HIDDEN Tunneling Through the Mountains Participated in the rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan
[DAILY] Quarantine: House Thul
[DAILY] Quarantine: House Organa
Assisted THORN on Alderaan
HIDDEN A Rocky Foundation Participated in the rakghoul plague relief efforts on Corellia.
[DAILY] Quarantine: Blastfield Shipyards [DAILY] Quarantine: Incorporation Islands Assisted THORN on Corellia
HIDDEN Buried in the Sand Participated in the rakghoul plague relief efforts on Tatooine.
[DAILY] Quarantine: Anchorhead
[DAILY] Quarantine: Mos Ila
Assisted THORN on Tatooine
HIDDEN Rakghouls, Rakghouls Everywhere Participated in the rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine.
Assisted THORN on Multiple Worlds
Buried in the Sand
A Rocky Foundation
Tunneling through the Mountains

Player vs Player (220 points)

There is one hidden achievement (infected 1000 players with the rakghoul plague)

  Name Description Points Legacy Title
boostedwarzone2 Novice Plague Researcher Defender Defeated 10 players in the plague-infested tunnels 10  
boostedwarzone3 Plague Research Defender Defeated 50 players in the plague-infested tunnels 25  
boostedwarzone4 Elite Plague Researcher Defender Defeated 100 players in the plague-infested tunnels 50  
darkaffliction Calling in Sick Infected 5 players with the rakghoul plague 10  
rakghoul-event-icon Breaking Quarantine Infected 25 players with the rakghoul plague 25  
bloodthirst An Infectious Personality Infected 100 players with the rakghoul plague 50  
HIDDEN Mobile Contagion Infected 1000 players with the rakghoul plague 50  

Pets (175 points)

  Name Description Points Legacy Title
humanskull Lord of the Raklings Completed all rakling achievements
The Contaminated Rakling
The Crimson Rakling
The Fungal Rakling
The Irradiated Rakling
The Midnight Rakling
The Pale Rakling
The Symbiote Rakling
25 Lord of the Raklings
medicinepack Galactic Veterinarian Collected a menagerie of infected pets
AH-hahahahaha! *cough
Plaguehorn Reek
Plagueshard Lylek
Plaguetooth Sleen
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.01 The Pale Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Pale Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.03 The Crimson Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Crimson Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.02 The Midnight Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Midnight Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.a01_v04 The Fungal Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Fungal Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.a01_v05 The Symbiote Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Symbiote Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.a01_v06 The Irradiated Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Irradiated Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.rakghoul.rakghoul.a01_v07 The Contaminated Rakling Defeated The Tunnel Lurker with your Contaminated Rakling summoned. 10  
pet.monkey.lizard.infected_v01 AH-hahahahaha! *cough* Collected the Kowakian Monkey-Lizard pet 10  
pet.acklay.lylek.infected_v01 Plagueshard Lylek Collected the Plagueshard Lylek pet 10  
pet.dog.reek.infected_v01 Plaguehorn Reek Collected the Plaguehorn Reek pet 10  
pet.lizard.sleen.infected_v01 Plaguetooth Sleen Collected the Plaguetooth Sleen pet 10  

The Eyeless (70 points)

  Name Description Points Legacy Title
mysticalupgrade3 Keeping an Eye Out Defeated The Eyeless on 8-person story mode 10  
mysticalupgrade6 Keeping an Eye Out (Hardmode) Defeated The Eyeless on 8-person hard mode. 25  
mysticalupgrade1 Turning a Blind Eye Defeated The Eyeless on 16-person story mode 10  
mysticalupgrade2 Turning a Blind Eye (Hardmode) Defeated The Eyeless on 16-person hard mode 25  


Information on the pets was taken from enderandrew42 on reddit.

If you are unsure on the location of Tunnel Lurker, Frenized Plaguebearer, Shellshock, and Fungus Rakghouls, please see the Rare Spawns section of the guide.

  • Plaguetail Kowakian Monkey-Lizard – Buy from Jeelvic – BoL
  • Contaminated Rakling – Buy from Jeelvic – BoL
  • Crimson Rakling – Tunnel Lurker rare drop – BoP
  • Fungal Rakling – Fungus Rakghouls rare drop – BoL
  • Irradiated Rakling – Buy from Jeelvic – BoL
  • Midnight Rakling – Kaon Under Siege secret boss – BoP
  • Pale Rakling – Frenzied Plaguebearer – BoE
  • Symbiote Rakling – Eyeless rare drop – BoP
  • Plagueshard Lylek – Shellshock Guaranteed (Alderaan world boss)– BoL
  • Plaguehorn Reek – Plaguehorn Guaranteed (Tatooine world boss) – BoL
  • Plaguetooth Sleen – Toxxun Guaranteed (Corellia world boss) – BoL

The Midnight Rakghoul – Secret Boss in Kaon under Siege

This is a secret boss added recently with the Rakghoul event. He has a 100% chance to drop the Midnight Rakling pet on both storymode and hardmode Kaon under Siege

  • He has a similar plague effect to Shellshock the world boss in Alderaan so you will need vaccines or have relic from the reputation vendors. Also have an interruptable rock throw.



Some of the information contained here are taken from friends at jedipedia.net, which have compiled an excellent resource for the Rakghoul Resurgence guide as well (In German). German readers are encourage to visit their guide located here.

  • matt30822

    Absolutely fantsatic as always dulfy. Also The Jawa Vendor is back in the epicentre and is selling the Black-Green Crystals as well as new Infected Dewback and Varactyl and also the option to trade 50 DNA for 1 Cannister.

    • Donts

      where is Epicentre? =)

      • Beasthunt

        In the article above it says it is in one of the 3 sections of the Rhaghoul Tunnel.

        • Donts

          next time. I must wait while your uploading new information. =P

  • TJWoo

    Thanks for the guide Dulfy! Ran into you in the tunnels but I was on the Republic side. 😉 There was a daily I picked up from a datapad in the tent outside House Organa. It was to inoculate 5 people but I couldn’t figure out where/who it was talking about inoculating. Oh well. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow.

  • Anthony Phillip Cuchra

    WOOT Dead On Arrival on BC was able to kill Eyeless on 16man story and hard right as the servers went down! Will be posting a screen for our hard completion when the SWTOR sit comes up. Holy adds, Batman! is all I can say about that fight!

  • Kenji

    What up, Dead on Arrival of Begeren Colony just cleared 16man HM Eyeless with ease, enjoy the screenshot Dulfy: http://i.imgur.com/D8mpwPH.jpg

    • Rumena

      What was the loot if I may ask? 🙂

      • Anthony Phillip Cuchra

        same as xeno so story was ark gear and i’m pretty sure hard was underworld. couldnt really tell as everyone had to rapid click need so the server didnt steal the loot lol had like 30 secs to spare before it went down

    • Ancaglon

      Is this area instanced as with Xenoanalyst, or just “open world” as with the Wampa and the Klor slug on Ilum? the “16HM” part implies instanced but there’s an area on the middle map marked “Lair of the Eyeless” with no indication of a zone transition.

      • Instanced

        • Disqus this

          Is there a reputation level needed for “Lair of the Eyeless”? Kinda like how Xeno needed a reputation to get to him? (or did I miss that bit of info in the reading?)

          • Nope, no rep needed to enter but if you want the ops quest you need outsider rank.

    • Sherlock

      hmm.. 4 ult comms for 16hm, strange

  • Rumena

    Btw Dulfy it’s not The Sting it is The Spike* 😛

  • Xami_the_Unicorn

    Nice work as always Dulfy. 🙂 Is there any word on how long the event is going to last?

  • darkfather

    How the heck do you get the pets?

  • Thruddle

    Just a heads up, but in the “Plagued companion customisations” section, Vette is an SW comp, as opposed to a BH comp, and Skadge is a BH comp, rather than agent. Minor squiggles aside, a nice guide as always 😀

    • Thanks, corrected 🙂

      • Rumena

        Where to acquire the DNA Cannisters?Dailies or something else?

      • Geedai

        Also, Kira Carsen is a Knight comp and Tharan Cedrax is Consular’s.

        Nice guide!

  • Saaz

    So if 50 DNA samples equal a DNA Cannister….and you need 50 Cannisters for the mount. Does that mean you need 2.5k DNA Samples?! Thereby infecting 2500 people?

    • You also get DNA canisters by doing the quests and killing The Eyeless.

      • Are the DNA canisters BOP or BOL

        • BOP unfortunately

          • Guess there’s no way to get everything on one character within the time frame for this round of the plague.

            • Strike that – the mounts and pets are BOL so can be mailed within your legacy…

    • Saaz

      AH they’re the old comm – I see you can get 3 from the dailies each day

    • Someone

      Which Mount? 😮

      • Infected Dewback and Infected Varactyl, see the Jeelvic vendor section

        • Someone

          Oh infected? So those are 50 cannisters? I would love to get those! Thx so much!

        • Deadlyzebra

          Do we get 1 sample for infecting 1 person?

    • Ancaglon

      The Cannisters, not the Samples, are the primary currency this time (the Samples are accepted just to help out those people that have been saving them for 2 years!), and you can get up to 4 Cannisters per day, plus 12 more for doing the Ops boss in both modes, plus a couple more one-off ones. It’s just about possible to have got 50 Cannisters in the week IF you happened to get the Ops boss done before the 1200 GMT reset on the Tuesday the event started.

      (Personally, I find that time difference between the event start/end times and the weekly resets rather annoying — it gives an unfair advantage to those that can play at that time on a Tueday).

  • Chakra Kusanagi

    Still no sign of the old event outfits?

    • Nope, just black green crystals returning

      • Chakra Kusanagi

        Crap 🙁

        Oh well… sucks… I don’t like these new outfits one bit so I won’t be doing the event.
        More time for my alts tho so I’m fine with that 🙂

        (actually, might just do it enough to get the lowest tier outfit just so I can get the boots and maby the mask)

  • Pjats

    Is this event only for level 55 or also for lower level like the last Rakghoul event?

    • Low levels get bolstered up I think, someone confirm if you can 🙂

      • Exorius

        The are lvl 25 mobs in the tunnels. Attacking them summons 2 (1 normal and 2 strong) or 3 (3 normals) mobs of your actual lvl. Like Shady Characters from BBA event or like Rakghoul mobs from the past event. So i guess it is lvl 25+ event. Not sure about heroic 4 though..

        • Ancaglon

          Thanks, that makes sense, that means Bolster is not required BUT low-level flagged players are dead meat.

          PS: I don’t see a Bolster buff on the screenshots above either.

          • Ancaglon

            As expected, if, as a low level player, you accidentally get flagged (by healing or ressing a Flagged player, or by auto-attacking a flagged enemy, you will probably be killed by a passing level 55 within a couple of minutes. If that happens, release to the Medcenter, and wait 5 minutes — it’s not worth the hassle trying to deal with morons like that.

  • Chess

    Where do you get Barnacle of the Eyeless and those other things; Symbiotic Fungal Bloom and Exotic Plague Specimen?

    • DulfyFan

      I’m also wondering that 😛

    • Exorius

      First one obviously drops from the raid boss. Never found the others during the hour i was in game before servers shut down

      • Chess

        So you saw the Barnacle drop? Is it a rare drop, do you know? I mean as in “it may drop” or “drops, but only one per raid” or “drops more than one per raid?

        • Judging by the photo ‘Kenji’ uploaded people are getting comms and canisters each. The mats will probably be need / greed per raid…

        • Kjara

          Also would like confirmation on whether the Barnacles drop per player or per raid.

    • Zeno

      16m SM Eyeless dropped 5 barnacles for us.. not sure about other.

      • David P

        How many DNA Canisters did he drop? Did each member of the Ops group get all of those Canisters? Just curious. Thanks.

    • Dragoon

      The Exotic Plague Specimen drops from this lvl55 2.5mil HP Rakghul world boss you find wandering near the Spikes.
      Shellshock on Alderaan is on the road between the spike and House Trader’s Circle x 2450 y 600

    • Ely

      I killed a lot of stuff tonight but I did see it drop and rolled on it in my group. They seem to drop from The Catalyst, which is a mob in the tunnels. Also, the fungus-harvesting Rakghoul symbiotes listed in the achievements (Fungus Breeder, Fungus Collector, Fungus Cultivator, Fungus Harvester, Fungus Planter) drop Rakghoul DNA.

      • Ely

        Sorry, to clarify I saw the Fungal Bloom drop from The Catalyst.

    • Ryakiri

      Ran 16M SM Eyeless and he dropped I think 4-5 Barnacles. It’s a mat and gives you the need/greed option.

  • Ekul

    Hi Dulfy, I found a daily in the House Thul area that required me to immunize 5 soldiers or House Thul NPC’s. I did not manage to find anyone to immunize or treat with the serum I was given. It was located on a table behind Doctor Ressel.

    • Ekul

      It’s called [Daily} Quarrantine: House Thul

    • Darth Defilen

      Npc’s titled “infected soldier/citizen” are what you need to find. Like Shady characters forthe bounty event, they take a few moments to respawn, so keep hunting!

  • Ardidaj

    Guildie of mine said that a Pale Rakling dropped off an elite, but didn’t provide the name.

  • Sahach

    Anyone that’s cleared the Eyeless HM (8M or 16M) wanna give me any hints and tips on you’ve managed to kill it? I assume SM will be like Xeno SM (a very basic fight with little mechanics) but I want to clear HM tonight.

  • tommythepower

    So i cant use my old DNA samples ??

    • Yajard

      You trade them in, 50 old DNA samples for 1 DNA canister.

  • Thruddle

    There’s also a “Spreading the Infection” daily for infecting 3 other players by blowing up from stage 3 infection. You get it automatically once you infect someone.

  • Nonya

    minimum level for the intro quests seems to be level 20. level 18 sees the gray not-yet-available quest icon above the fleet holoterminal. level 20 gets the “talk to the doctor on alderaan” quest. no handy level 19 to test.

    • Nonya

      update: level 20 can complete all intro quests and pick up 4 dailies + heroic from the mission terminal in the tunnels. (use the speeder to get to the Spike.)

      • Cool ty for the info

        • Van

          It might be worth specifically mentioning the THORN Speeder (next to the THORN camp) that transports you directly to the Spike. I’ve seen several people complaining about PvPers camping the area between King’s Pass and the Spike to grief people and prevent them from getting to the Spike. 🙂

      • Nonya

        mobs in the heroic 4 area spawn at minimum level 25, even if your highest group member is under that

    • Nonya

      update: level 20 “not eligible for conversation” with datapad at the House Thul triage tent (assume this is the start of “[Daily] Quarantine: House Thul”?, might be too low level or perhaps missing some other requirement)

      • Nonya

        still ineligible at lv21 after completing regular dailies + heroic 4 … haven’t gotten the THORN priority auth yet

        • Nonya

          update: a lv24 toon sees the gray not-yet-available quest icon over the House Organa datapad. guessing this one is minimum-level-25 and just weirdly out of sync with the other dailies.

          • Ancaglon

            I think it’s an oversight, after all my level 21 Sentinel was even able to do the Story Mode 16m Operation 🙂

  • Zenight

    Am I safe in assuming that in a PvP server both factions have the quests in the same tunnel?

    • Nonya

      on a PvE server both factions are questing in the same tunnel, so i’m guessing yours is a very safe assumption

  • darkfather

    Where in gods name is a Tunnel Lurker? I didn everything and whent everywhere, never saw one. How the heck are you supposed to get the Pet achievements if it is a rare boss….STUPID!!!!

    • Anthony Phillip Cuchra

      He is kinda like Dreadtooth he runs around in a circle in the area before the heroic area and in the outermost part.

  • MsStinkyPie

    has anyone seen the Fungus Cultivator? I’ve been going around and I can’t seem to find him anywhere. I’ve got the other ones down easy.

    • Same, can’t find him but I marked all the other ones.

  • Art

    As petty as it is, I’d just want to point out that Kira is a knight companion and Tharan is a consular companion. He’s also a pacifist.

    • Not petty at all, corrected thanks 🙂

  • McDunkins

    “The Rakghoul Nightmare” title is unavailable to those who were not around during the first event right?

    • maximusrex

      Unless they have added a new way to get the pale and crimson tackling a that is correct

      • SubFT

        This morning I picked up a Pale Rakling when turning in a mission. I am thinking that they are dropping the Crimson and Pale Raklings this way at random. I don’t know anyone else getting them as yet, though. Anyone else got one via random drop?


    Just got a Pale Rakling from a Frenzied Plaguebearer(Elite) he randomly spawned and attacked me near House organa

    • Taft

      It seems to be a confirmed drop from Frenzied Rakghoul elite. But his spawn is random.

  • ruhk

    Just spread the infection on the fleet, got 1 green rep item, 1 rakghoul canister for infection people.

  • Terentateks

    Fungus Cultivator is located in the northern most part of the H4 area

  • martin

    what is the minimum level requirement?

    • 20+

      • Kanter

        The enemies in the cave are level 25

        • Ancaglon

          Indeed, and it’s funny that for a level 20, the initial level 25 “trigger” mob is far harder to kill than the level 20 strongs/elites that spawn when that is engaged. Once I hit 21, hitting the level 25 mobs became much easier — at 20, at least half the attacks were plain missing. (Also, at level 20, I could not get the mission to vaccinate the infected citizens/soldiers).

  • oofalong

    Does anyone know if the pets that drop from random champions are BoE, BoP or BoL? Also has anyone seen the Crimson Rakling drop?

    • Sahach

      I’ve seen a Crimson Rakling drop;

      From the Tunnel Lurker – We got it first drop.

      • oofalong

        cool, thanks 🙂

  • Skyy

    Hadn’t seen it posted yet (or possibly missed seeing it), but Ive located the Fungus Cultivator for the “Hey, Im a Fungi’ achievement. Its in the Heroic Area, in the back corner where the little pond comes to an end. He’s usually behind a Fungus growth, so he’s hard to see. Hope this helps anyone who cant find him.
    Skyy; Guild: Galactic Wolf Council; Server: Jedi Covenant

    • Will McBurney

      Came to post that.

      I can vouch that this is the correct location.

      Why’so’smiley – Infernal Harvest – Jung Ma

  • Bail

    “[name], The Rakghoul Nightmare – You earned this title by participating
    in rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine.” So probably tatooine will return.

  • Mumakil

    Are the items used for the rep vendor trade able or are they just like the gree helixes

    • All of the rewards are Bind to Legacy except for THORN Priority Authorization which is BoP. This is for the reputation vendor only. Jeelvic has some stuff that are tradeable like the color crystals.

      • Potato

        I think the question is about the DNA canisters, which are BoP

  • Qilavi

    [name], The Rakghoul Nightmare – You earned this title by participating in rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine. So i suppose there’s gonna be a rakghoul event on Corellia too? Planet rotation between next rounds of the event would be rly nice

    • Areneth

      I want rakghouls in the Citadel and Senate ^^

  • Craves

    We (Girth) just 5 manned Shellshock on live. It’s easily 3 mannable if you have the patience. (Northwest of the Drill on Alderaan.) Dropped an Exotic Plague Specimen for everyone, and 1 Plagueshard Lylek. No achievement. Only one trick to the fight.

  • Zeridan

    It’s odd, I already have The Catalyst part of the one achievement you mentioned, Dulfy, and I didn’t do the event yet. I’m guessing it was from Koan or Lost Island, though I don’t know if they implemented something new.

  • Gojyo

    This is missing the location of the extra mission pick up for Jeelvic (it’s a datapad on a rock),
    and it’s missing mission infect other players, which apparently no one know how to do properly (they say die next to people, but that doesn’t work for me).

    • Nope, they are both in the guide. The jeelvic mission is under jeelvic section and the infect other players is under how to start & misc dallies (last part of it)

  • Ziodus

    Just received the Fungal Rakling from the Fungus Breeder; not sure if it only drops from this guy or from all of them, or even if they each have their own special pet.

    • Zanteera

      I just had the Fungal Rakling drop from the Fungus Planter, so perhaps any one of the five can drop it.

  • Matthew Ottoson

    Is this a temp event like Gree or a new area like Cerkza

    • Vuun

      It’s a temp event like Gree.

      • Matthew Ottoson


  • Alex G

    I have the Daily for infecting other players on my Sorc, I can get a photo of the mission log for you if you need it!

  • Vicious

    Where do the Bloom tokens drop?

    • From elite Fungal Rakghouls – see the maps posted above

  • Old_Benn

    Are the rewards for 16-man SM/HM different than the rewards for 8-man?

    • Daniel Moreno

      Likely the same, just doubled.

  • Lord Zalla

    Are the crystals sold by the jawa also Bind on Legacy?

    • No they are tradeable

      • Lord Zalla


  • Pros

    Is this a one time event, or will it be recurring?

    • Robert Hindy

      Recurring, but the places that the event is in will change. Tatooine and Corellia are 2 of the other places.

      • Daniel Moreno

        I like that they chose that direction. I wish they would have multiple events up at any given time and just rotate which planets they were on.

    • Nomar

      Seeing as it has reputation. My guess it’s a recurring event.

  • Xaffax

    Man, I can’t wait to get home from work. The in-game events page on swtor.com still says Bounty Contract week is still live, so no info there. Does the launcher say how long the RR is running?

  • derrajx

    Got this pet from Shellshock

  • Draezele

    For the Hey! I’m a Fungi! achievement, do the 5 kills of each have to be on a single character? Or are there 5 spawn points that must be killed? I killed a second Collector today (on another toon) and it didn’t advance the counter. But when I killed another one on the same toon (3 total, 2nd for the character), it advanced the counter. Any info?

    • legacy characters so can be spread out

    • FilthyHandz

      I counts for all toons in your legacy

  • ChibiSeira

    Anyone know yet if f2p/preferred need an ops pass for The Eyeless?

    • Robert Hindy

      It is an Ops boss, so you will need a pass.

      There is a world boss called “Shellshocked” that is available to everyone out near the Spike.

  • Magnus

    I don’t understand how do you get the “The Rakghoul Nightmare” title?

    • ddddd

      I wonder too

      • Robert Hindy

        Wait until the event comes around next time and a third on Tatooine and Corellia.

  • ddddd

    So were did dulfy find out about it being on tat n correlia?

    • Yajard

      Data mining I’m assuming.

      • Ancaglon

        Even without that, on certain locations on Corellia you get “The Spike” Codex entry, with a picture that clearly shows Corellia, not anywhere else. I imagine this is also true of Tatooine.

  • Exiledspirit

    Had the Catalyst spawn 3 times in the same place the Planter spawns.

  • Belisar

    Does anybody know if the Symbiotic Fungal Bloom is BoP or BoL?

    • Tradeable

      • Belisar

        Like the Completed Bounty Contracts or is there a chance for them to end up in the GTN?

  • Guest

    Any word on how long this event will run?

    • TJWoo

      Lasts 1 week

  • Matthew Ottoson

    Any word on how long this event will last?

    • TJWoo

      1 week

    • enderandrew

      There appear to be 3 planets and Bioware said the event will be on Alderaan for one week. Not sure if there will be a break between planets or if the next planet will start right away next week.

  • Eric

    Any chance to obtain the old event gear that we may have missed out on when our questlines bugged out last event and Bioware did not rectify despite multiple tickets?!?!?

    • No old event gear so far 🙁

      • Eric

        Hopefully when the event heads back to Tatooine, this set will be available again. Hopefully.

  • Igdo

    damn they didn’t bring the tusken raider gear back?

    • Eric

      Pretty sure the Tusken Raider Gear was from the Chevin event.

      • Igdo

        oh yeah, your right, I was thinking of the containment set

        • Eric

          Yeah I was hoping that the Containment set would be returning. My quest line bugged out on day 3 and I missed the chest and belt from the set. Would really like to be able to complete the set.

  • Chad Cloman

    So somehow I killed The Catalyst and didn’t even know it. Can anyone explain what The Catalyst is, and how you find it?

    EDIT: Here’s something I found: “The Catalyst is a rare spawn that can replace any of the 5 Fungus Champions you need for the Hey! I’m a Fungi achievement. Like the Fungus Champions, it has a chance to drop the parts you need to purchase the mounts and pets from Jeelvic.”

    • It is a bug, I got the Catalyst part of the achievement even before the Rakghoul event started. If you want to read about The Catalyst, you can find it under Rare Spawns.

      • Mbfhl

        Same. It’s a good bug for once 😀

  • Chad

    As a side note, that Treek customization looks amazing. She is my fave.

  • Tahyri

    Took the Thorn Speeder directly to the Spike instead of riding and didn’t get the codex entry. Tried riding away from the Spike and coming back, but still no codex entry. Is there somewhere specific you need to come from/go to get it?

    • Click on the elevator that take you down to the rakghoul tunnels.

      • Tahyri

        That gave us the Rakghoul Tunnels codex entry, but not the Spike

        • You have to kind of fly around a little bit away from the Spike to get the entry to pop up. I got it twice from the SW corner towards where the Nerf is past the tree.

  • Rico

    Can you get the old armor from the past rakghoul event?

  • Jason

    Are Exotic Plague Specimen BoP? is it only shellshock that drops them?

    • Pri’ya

      They are BoP, I think Shellshock is the only way to get them.

      • Jason

        thanks for the reply 🙂

  • SirRobinII

    Map of the fungal spawns.
    There also some datapad close to the terminal and elevator entrance, how can you unlock it ?

    • Areneth

      Its datapad with House Organa/House Thul Daily

  • Telanis

    Killed Shellshock, then sat and waited — his respawn is exactly 20 minutes. Coordinates 2444, 607. The fight is simple, everyone in the raid should get a stack of vaccines and use one every time he puts an infection on you (because it’s a rapid-stun version and effectively locks you out of the fight). Tank and spank otherwise, no swapping. Not sure if tank might need to be cleansed.

  • Kaiden

    Any word on if the Crimson Rakling pet is available in this event?

    • Pri’ya

      I believe it is available as a random drop from enemies. I’ve personally seen a Pale Rakling drop, and a guildie got a Crimson.

      • Kaiden

        Do you know what he killed to get it to drop? I’m eager to get my hands on a Crimson.

        • chiz

          the crimson droped for me from the tunnel lurker on the 4th time we killed him

        • Randor

          I got Crimson drop off a Tunnel Lurker last night, FYI.

        • ApNop

          Got Crimson today from Lurker. Too bad , I had it a it already from Tatoine event, and it’s BoP.

    • FilthyHandz

      I got the crimson rakling off The Lurker with the midnight rakling out, if the midnight rakling caused the drop I do not know

  • Vuun

    Are those Rakgouls pets different from the old ones ? I mean, no differences between the old Midnight Rakling (HM Lost Island) and the one that is mentioned in the success ?

    • FilthyHandz

      No difference, same one

      • Vuun

        Thanks !

  • Jeremy Marr

    The old Rakghoul DNA Samples from the old Rakghoul event are still dropping off of Champion and Elite mobs in the tunnels on Alderaan? Is that a bug, or a normal part of the event?

    • Areneth

      Its part of the event


    Small typo in the ‘The Eyeless” section – “8m hardmdoe: 3.8 mil” 🙂

  • Joseph F

    One thing that you didn’t note on the Eyeless boss is that players all receive a bolster when they are fighting him. So you don’t really need to be 55 to take him down, though it’s probably much more difficult.

    • Yajard

      Bolster only works for Story Mode, NOT Hard Mode!

  • Mortúùs

    Anyone know the barnacle drops off of eyeless 16M? (SM/HM)

    • Zenight

      Did SM 16m yesterday, 4 dropped and I got 2 of them, we couldn’t finished HM, too many people insisted on staying in the one hit kill purple pound range…

      • It looks like SM drops 1 Barnacle per 4 players and HM drops 1 per 2.
        8SM = 2 – 8HM = 4
        16SM = 4 so I reckon 16HM = 8

  • Zitro

    just one week? how often appears it? one time per month?

    • TJWoo

      Doubtful. Probably more like every 3-4 months or so like Gree.

  • darkfather

    All this random drop stuff and random mobs is a big downer for this event. Having to fight the Event boss and HOPE you get the Barnacle of the Eyeless is ridiculous. I killed him and got nothing. EVERYONE should get at least 1 each week they fight him. And trying to get these Rakghoul pet achievements is going to be pretty much impossible. Really ruined my hopes for the event with this stuff. At least the stuff for Bounty Event was all possible if you grinded, but stuff based on luck just ruins it.

    • TJWoo

      I tend to agree the luck factor was overplayed with this event. But what’s worse about the barnacles is that the ninjas are out in full force. Love when a master looter takes all the barnacles for himself. Bioware could fix this problem by not allowing such loot shenanigans, but they turn a blind eye.

      • alxmdsn

        you’re so punny :p

  • TJWoo

    Killed 80 of the fungus champions tonight. Saw 0 catalysts. However, out of the 80 kills I got 2 symbiotic fungal blooms.

    • That’s unlucky – spent an hr last night getting the achievement and killed the Catalyst twice, got 3 blooms as one dropped from a harvester and a Fungal rakling

  • Seraphyne

    Got the fungal rakling off of a random drop from the Fungal Champions in the tunnels – Bound to legacy and requires Hero standing with the T.H.O.R.N. Giggledust/Seraphyne Jedi Convenant

  • Belisar

    Any ideas on how long Shellschock takes to respawn?

    • Koen

      someone said 20 minutes

  • Simon Quag Watson

    I can confirm that 10 stacks of infected phlegm in SM (most likely HM also) will instant kill a person.

  • SNF

    Is this going to be a recurring event like the Gree?

    I’ve kind of fallen out of playing SWTOR (although I’ll probably get back into it at some point), so it’d be nice to know if I’m going to miss out if I don’t immediately get back into it.

    • Nakira

      Rumor has it one week only, and it will reoccur so to speak by moving to tat and corellia for one week each over the next year. So if you want to see Alderaan, you have to do it this week or wait four months till it goes to the next planet.

  • The Jeelvic datapad isn’t repeatable

    • oofalong

      I concur. If someone has been able to repeat it please describe how.

    • Hmm I was able to repeat it after the weekly reset. I will double check

      • It hasn’t reset after the daily reset – tried on both factions

        • This way doing all the dailies gets you 4 canisters per day, 1 for Jeelvic, 2 for the Ops boss 1 time and the 1 for starting the event area first time = 32 canisters per week. What are the drops from the Ops boss like for 16m?

        • Telanis

          Dailies are not the same as weeklies.

      • Kurt Bench

        Hey dulfy what levels are the crystals are they all level 50 or are some level 10 with the +41 stats

        • Some are level 30ish etc, not all of them are +41 stats

  • Hachiman

    How do you get and who drops the Symbiotic Fungal Bloom and Exotic Plague Specimen???

    • SFB is from the elite fungal rakghouls and the Catalyst while the EPS drops from the WB outside the spike

  • Taft

    Data mining showed that data for a mob in the Kaon flashpoint, The Midnight Rakghoul, had been changed. Has anyone encountered this mob yet? Is it possible he is a guaranteed drop for the Midnight Rakling? Is only around during the Rakghoul Resurgence event?

    • Midnight Rakling as been around since Kaon started…

      • Taft

        I understand that. It was a rare drop from Lost Island. What I am asking is if this mob has been changed, and if so does he give a guaranteed drop like the Frenzied Plaguebearer does for the Pale Rakling now. The Pale Rakling was also “around” since the previous event.

    • Rafaello

      If you don’t mind me asking, what was the change? I’m trying to get the Rakling, but I really don’t want to have to grind LI HM a bunch of times.

  • oofalong

    Has anyone seen the Plaguehorn Reek or Plaguetooth Sleen? The Plagueshard Lylek drops from Shellshock, the Open World Event Boss on Alderaan. I wonder if the other two plagued pets drop from Open World Event Bosses on the future planets that will be affected by the Rakghoul Plague – Corellia and Tatooine (based on the title The Rakghoul Nightmare).

    • Vuun

      Seems logical. Probably the Reek for Tatooine and the Sleen for Corellia.

  • Rex

    For “Hey, I’m A Fungi” each of the fungal rakghouls seem to have a set spawn point, other than the Catalyst which is random. The Respawn timer is about 2.5 minutes, so its probably best if you sit in a spot and get the 5 kills instead of trying to run from spot to spot.

  • martin

    does anybody know how long will this event last?

    • TJWoo

      Lasts one week.

  • Elfy

    This event will be return in every mounth or just we got at this week ?
    Where can I buy the Plaguehorn Reek pet ? ^^

    • Seraphyne

      it’s not purchased it’s a drop, one of the plaguehorn pets dropped off the world boss Shellshock

      • Ardidaj

        The reek is probably dropped off the tatooine wb when the event goes there. Sleen from corellia is my guess

  • Nothematic

    Anyone know what the drops for 16 man SM/HM are?

  • colston

    hi guys, does anybody know the relics that grants immunity, are they BoE or BoP?

    • Marc Salazar

      They are Bind to Legacy. Great for leveling toons. One at levels 25, 35 & 45 available.

  • iceberg265

    Spike codex entry bugged? I have not got it on any of the chars I have done the event on yet.

    • iceberg265

      Nvm got it after riding around the area a bit.

  • Nakira

    So it appears for the Eyeless fight, at least on hardmode, if you get more than 5 stacks of the green puddle debuff you explode and kill anyone near you. I stood in it to see and got six stacks before I exploded and took out another person standing nearby. Thought this might be helpful to add.

    • Indeed, we never got to such high stacks but good to know 🙂

      • Ardidaj

        The team I was with made it to 10 before death.

        • Telanis

          On SM, though.

          • Anthony Phillip Cuchra

            Yeah I can confirm that, at least in SM, the stack can reach 10 before you get kill targeted with an explosion similar to the rak plague

  • JukkeBoxxsin

    Any idea what kind of gear requirement is needed for The Eyeless Hm ?

    I’ve gotten into many groups for Hm on multiple characters running as rdps, mdps, tank, and healer and have yet to get him down on 16m Hm. after watching the 8M Hm video i wonder if it might be a gear issue with some groups. any ideas ? or tips for tanking ?

    • DarthBiss

      It drops an Arkanian Token, so theoretically you should have a group in at least full lv66 gear. That being said gear helps and the higher the better. For the most part this is all about the mechanics. Can you get 16 people to get out of the green circles as they spawn? Can you get the Tanks and Melee to avoid getting smashed by the giant purple circle? And can you off-tank the adds and DPS them down before they eat the healers? Beat those three mechanics and you are set.

      • Vader

        there is a hard heals check after the purple circle the boss can kill the tank if heals arent spamming heals

        • Dragoon

          I laughed when the boost to 55 made my lvl49 tank vanguard stronger that the lvl55 tank guardian. He had ~30k while I had ~32k HP.

          • Vader

            yeah my 35 sin ended up with 36k enough to easily tank it

      • JukkeBoxxsin

        This has happened alot when the fight starts off good and we’re doing just fine then the tank starts to take massive dmg and it starts to go down hill from there the dps start to die off or the Main Tank dies an all hell breaks loose. I’ll keep that in mind although i have been getting in 16m ops rather than 8M. 8M usually being easier maybe ill try to get in a 8M Op an see what happens. That first smash The Eyeless does doesn’t show up however an the mdps an sometimes the tank gets caught in that. Wish me luck would really like to down Hm. Thank You.

      • Vader

        the difference between hm and sm is ridiculous i tanked sm on a lvl 35 sin

  • AriesCZ

    I think the quest to find Jeelvic the Jawa is not repeatable. Or at least for me, as I get “Not eligible for this conversation” error when clicking on it on character that did it yesterday.

    • Telanis

      It might be a weekly.

      • AriesCZ

        Well, no way to test it until the event comes back.

        • Rafaello

          Some friends of mine ran the dailies when they first hit servers (at like 5 am server time), then again after 8 am when the weekly reset. They said they could do the Jawa one both times (meaning it’s a weekly).

  • BoredwTor

    Great guide as always Dulfy! I ran this all day yesterday on day one. Maybe it’s just because I’m a SWTOR founder from day one and played this game far too much (hardcore through end game too many alts) for the first year and also off and on since.
    But these rewards BW is giving us for this same old shiz with new skins crap is getting old. I have a stock pile of the Blk/Grn crystals from the first time. This is BW at it’s laziest. Nothing special. But again. Great guide. So thanks for that.

    • dodgerfn

      I believe this is the only way to get the black green crystals, so they brought them back for everyone that doesn’t have them

  • Stephen S. Bowman

    hmm i really like the handle on these lightsabers

  • KTap

    Has it been confirmed that the hidden achievement for pvp is infect 1000 people, and not defeat 1000 players in the tunnels? I’d prefer not to reach 1000 infected and find out it’s the latter 😛

  • Sciclex

    “Everyone’s favourite Jawa vendor Jeelvic is back! He can be found in The
    Epicenter area of the Rakghoul tunnels but before you bolt your way to
    there, grab a repeatable quest off the Contagion Zone as that will not only lead you to Jeelvic but also give you 1 Rakghoul DNA Canister.”

    I can confirm that this quest is NOT repeatable. 🙁

    • Mbfhl

      It said it was, but I’ve just gone to repeat it and it wouldn’t let me 🙁

      • Korven

        I’m assuming it’s a weekly repeatable.

  • Grem

    I saw someone tonight with an “Alderaan Rakling” pet tonight. I don’t see it anywhere on this guide. Am I just missing it?

    • Mbfhl

      It’s not a pet, its part of one of the daily missions.

  • Sciclex

    Is there a Minimum Level requirement to be awarded “Spreading the Infection”?

  • Sciclex

    I’ve also found that the low level Scan for Beacons quests do not reward DNA Canisters, not sure where the cut off is but I did it on a 25 and a 29.

    • Telanis

      I’ve heard that this is simply buggy and sometimes does not give the correct reward.

    • y2z

      It doesn’t list the DNA canister as a reward in the mission log for my Sniper, level 43. Confirmed it doesn’t award it either for completing the quest. On my 5 other toons it is listed a reward.

    • Sean

      On the basis of grinding the dailies to reach weekly rep cap and 86 tokens to use in the following week, and having received a DNA canister _once_ on each of three characters out of a dozen all in the 37-38 range I’ve been running the dailies with, it’s either badly bugged or the mission has a _chance_ of awarding a DNA canister.

  • fatsheep

    Hey Dulfy, It seems in 16M SM/HM Eyeless if you get lucky and get the Symbiote Rakling drop its 2x, also can confirm it drops from SM and HM as i have seen both killing him with all my alts.

    • Sciclex

      I did a 16M SM with Guild on Tuesday night and it only dropped 1 of them, maybe you got double lucky! 😀

      • fatsheep

        Well, I might have been confused on when I did 8 and 16man, but I know for a fact it was 2x pets on 16HM, so maybe its only 1x on SM

        • Potato

          On 16 man, I saw 1x drop from SM and 3x drop from HM

          • fatsheep

            I guess it’s a random chance of 1 or several pets then.

  • Kesa

    Will you be able to get crystals after event is ended, or jawa guy will be on NS as with the rest of vendors selling items?

  • Augusstuss

    Could you provide screenshots for the hidden achievements? Noone will go for them until they can only be wild rumors. And what does that “There are 4 hidden achievements that will be revealed once you have done the daily quests.” means at all? It didn’t happen after completing all the current missions.

    • 100 points missing from ‘General’ which I am taking to be the correlia and tatooine versions of ‘Tunneling through the mountain’ = 25 each and a 50 pointer for doing all 3 worlds and getting the title.

      That’s 3 so the 4th PvP would be infect or kill 1000

  • Mallea

    Does anyone know if the symbiote talking from the eyeless is BOP or trade able?

    • fatsheep

      It’s bound to legacy

  • Detro

    Midnight Rakghoul is on Kaon, it’s a new hidden boss who drops the pet… LVL 55 boss

    • Telanis


      • RVNGR

        It’s near the bonus boss, it infects a lot so event relic is a must otherwise you get stunned every two seconds. Other than that it a easy 350k level 55 boss that only drops midnight rakling

        • freim

          Kaon SM or HM ?

          • Smaska

            every boss in lost island can drop it

            • Zanteera

              Smaska – on SM or HM?

      • bleeters

        Right before you enter the spaceport at the very end of the flashpoint, turn right and head up onto the upper platform. It’s against a gate on the far end of the first bridge.

        Just to also add, his stunlocking plague debuff works on companions, making it awkward to solo. If you plan on using a healer companion, you’re probably going to struggle. I personally gave Dorne’s gear to Treek and respecced my commando to healer, but not everyone has that option. Bring a buddy.

        Other than that, it’s basically just the tunnel lurker, or the champion from the H4: does knockdowns, throws AoE stun rocks from time to time, hits fairly hard.

      • Marl

        Pictures from Kaon SM:

  • Trogdor

    Your suggestion for the ‘spread the infection’ daily is to spend 1+ mil (I think it’s more for f2p) on the vip lounge token?

    I have two more practical tips. You can either 1) queue for a warzone once you reach stage 2 and try to die in the middle of a crowd (people in pvp are less likely to be vaccinated/already infected) or 2) park yourself in the middle of a crowd on the fleet station, and do a galactic starfighter match. Buff durations don’t seem to pause during GS matches, so by the time the match is over you should be about ready to explode. At least then you will have been doing something with your time.

    • Eric

      I think that the suggestion to use the VIP lounge was more gathered towards those that had access either through purchasing the CE or just an assumption that most players had access.

      but i think your suggestion 1 would be best case for anyone without access. .

    • Chad Cloman

      You also get the VIP wristband, among other things, when you spend $5 for the Digital Upgrade Pack.

  • martin

    what are the stats on Antiviral Kit MK1-3 (relics)?

    • Dragoon

      MK 1 Antiviral Kit 5k credits lvl 25 +22 Endurance +32 Presence

      MK 2 Antiviral Kit 10k credits lvl 35 +35 Endurance +49 Presence

      MK 3 Antiviral Kit 20k credits lvl 45 +51 Endurance +70 Presence

  • Vandal

    I’ve been unable to get the trick to work for “spreading infection” daily by jumping off the VIP area – either I’m having the worst luck, or doing something wrong. I wait until I am stage 2 infected, then go up to VIP area, jump over the railing onto the tarp (I’m on republic side) then off the edge, falling to my death and exploding in the crowd, but have yet to infect a single person that way. Anyone have any tips on what I might be doing wrong?

    • Vandal

      Please disregard, I guess I was just getting unlucky – finally got it to work.

      • I prefer doing it on my Jugg’ dps – it seems the Imperial fleet is more polite then the reps… they are happy to congregate for the explosion and you can jump off the VIP and ‘intercede’ to someone. Usually getting 3-6 infections…

  • Delvok

    Dulfy, Delvok of Jung Ma server here, Wuld and I confirmed there is a secret boss in Kaon Under Siege. We did this boss twice to confirm he has an %100 drop rate for Midnight Rakling, (We believe) The boss’s mechanics are identical to the Tunnel Lurker, except he has Shellshock’s Plague affect. He is located on the upper level of the transit district, which you can access near the Spaceport, Enjoy!

    • Cool, thanks for the pics and info 🙂

    • Ancaglon

      I’m just astonished that you use so few abilities, and that you’ve actually got empty slots and “rest abilities” on your main hotbar…

      • Delvok

        A lot of my keybinds I have memorized, or I cycle through the bars. I use all of my abilities, and in pvp, healing at a moments notice can be life or death 🙂

  • Marnis

    Character specific titles:
    [name], The Rakghoul Nightmare – You earned this title by participating in rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine.

    So please explain that part. Will this even be continuing until it’s been revealed on all 3 planets or is it on all 3 planets right this second?

    • Scottie

      Neither. The event is a recurring one. It’s only lasting for a week right now (and is only on alderaan right now). We take this to mean that , after a break, it will pop up on corellia or tatooine, and then repeat the cycle.

  • Scottie

    The Eyeless fight (HM & SM) cheater-face strategy. ;p.

    One tank, two heals, rest dps. (ranged dps is preferred)

    Tank kites the boss in a giant circle pattern. Should be making as large a circumference circle as possible (but don’t dive into the alcoves). One heals pocket heals the tank, running the circle with him. (It would seem an operative and assassin would be best for this, but we developed the strategy, and had the easiest success, with a sorc and a juggernaut.) If the tank is moving properly (i.e. constantly), you should take very minimal damage. Dps burns the boss. When adds pop, second heals and dps pile up, clear adds, then back to boss. Repeat. Everyone avoids circles. Done.

    I know there were some groups struggling, so I hope this helps.
    We took people in green gear though with no difficulty.
    (Feel free to poke me, “Scottie” on Begeren Colony if you need.)


    • Ancaglon

      I kind of tanked it this way (on 16M HM) more by luck than by judgement, I moved out of range whenever it did the purple circle OR the “Pound” (but I ran back to it when Pound finished). It worked pretty well.

  • Tom

    the daily the tunnel network don’t gave rakghoul DNA canister.

    • Chad Cloman

      It did, because I specifically remember being surprised at getting one for a plain old daily mission. Yet I just ran it yesterday with an alt for the first time, and the reward didn’t include a DNA canister. Maybe they changed it?

      • People on forums said it is kinda buggy

        • That may explain why I’m 1 canister shy on my main despite doing all the dailies…

          • Sean

            It looks as if it got fixed Monday; after Sunday, I had one character that lucked out and had gotten two DNA canisters from the daily, plus the one from finding Jeelvic. I had time Monday to run six characters through the dailies, and all of them got a DNA canister. Which left me with one character with four, two with three, and the rest with one or two. With the canisters being bound, that effectively prevents me from getting any of the rep gear I was interested in, although it’s remotely possible that Bioware might, in recognition of the fact that the mission reward was borked for most of the event, make existing DNA canisters BoL so that we could at least consolidate them for buying rewards. I’m not holding my breath for it to happen, although it will take me three weeks to use all the rep tokens I accumulated.

    • Naffnerf

      My lvl 55 chars get one, my lvl 25-50 chars did not. Maybe we only get it on max level?

    • Sean

      It appears to be a _chance_ of getting a Rakghoul DNA Canister; in the process of getting to 140 points short of weekly cap and accumulating (as of last night) 86 rep tokens to be used over the following weeks, I’ve gotten _three_ of them from that mission, one on each of three different characters, out of the dozen characters I’ve been cycling through the dailies. This is a disturbingly low drop rate for a BoP reward that you need four or more for most of the rewards bought with them.

  • DrumerGuy1984

    For those looking for locations of the beacons to scan for “Tunnel Network”, they are located IVO the following coordinates:

    X:-1133 Y:-151
    X:-1022 Y:-118
    X:-804 Y:-289
    X:-804 Y:-208
    X:-701 Y:-45

    Have fun out there.

    • Rob

      Problem is the locations change all the time. 🙁

  • Zra-th

    Midnight Raklin drops From Kaon Secret Boss on SM

  • The new boss in Kaon for the Midnight Rakling, is it HM only or is it that you folks sharing the pics just prefer doing HM?

    • I just did it on SM with a friend and he’s there as a L55 with 300k health with a guaranteed drop.

  • Zra-teh

    Kurgan > I thnk you can easily assume, that if it drops in SM it also drops in HM 🙂

  • Khan

    Is the Pet ach’s for killing the Tunnel Lurker bugged? I just killed the lurker with my midnight rakling out and i never got the ach? 0.o

    • I found you had to have the pet out before you initiate the fight – I had attacked one from my mount and then the pet spawned, needless to say it didn’t count. When I dismounted and then attacked with the pet already out it did.

      • But your pets are out while you are mounted, they don’t desummon like companions. I read the Midnight Rakling (maybe another one, too) achievement is buggy. I was able to get the Crimson Raklling achievement without even being in the group of the person who was fighting the Lurker. I just happened by and saw that his tank companion was dying so I started fighting and healing.

        • Khan

          Yeah, i wasn’t mounted i was running behind him. I tried also with the Pale Rakling and i never got the ach either. But i will try again after i finish my dailies on my other alts.

          • Ancaglon

            It seems to require the killing blow from either yourself or your companion in order to get the Achievement — it doesn’t correlate with who “locked” the mob by hitting it first.

      • Chad Cloman

        Actually, that’s not quite correct about need to have it out before you initiate the fight. I had the pet turned off, started the fight, then summoned the pet, and got the achievement. It wasn’t the Midnight Rakling, it was another one.

  • Tom Culpepper
    • Tom Culpepper

      second page is a rep tokens spreadsheet for full completion. names will auto-populate from the first page into the second database

    • Cool ty 🙂

    • Rob

      Hah that’s funny, I came here to post my own version of this exact same thing. Just fill in your character names and anything highlighted grey, it will populate everything else. The “Daily missions needed” is based on not doing the infect other people mission, because that’s annoying as hell.


  • David Luberger

    Astonishing guide as always 🙂 Thanks for answering my questions on the swtor forum on the first day btw. First, more questions! Do you have any sense of the drop rate for the Symbiotic Fungal Bloom on The Catalyst vs. the 5 fungal elites? Related, do you have any sense of the spawn rate of The Catalyst? I’m really hoping the spawn rate isn’t as bad as Desler in the Czerka area. I’ve never gotten him and I’ve killed *many* of the Fungi yellow mobs. Sometimes I wait a few rounds of respawns and sometimes i’ve simply killed all of them and waited 1 respawn each time. I have yet to get a single Symbiotic Fungal Bloom 🙁

    Jedi Covenant server

    • KittyWhiskers1

      I too would like to know the spawn rate of the catalyst. The first couple of days, I found him 3 times, but the last couple of days I haven’t seen him at all.

      • Farmed it for an hr twice to get the DNA samples and Fungal bloom and he pop 3 times within the hr on both times. That’s running back and forth between 2 elites to get them every time.

      • Ancaglon

        I got him just once in the process of getting 5 of each of the others — and he dropped the Bloom.

  • Yunikorn

    In-game help center re; Rakghoul Event

    “The Rakghoul event turns on for one planet at a time at one of three different planets:

    Each world-event will funnel you into the ‘Rakghoul Tunnels’.”

    • Yunikorn

      Also, take the MGGS with you to be able to access your faction’s Grapple Ascenders.

  • Gavin

    The Midnight Rakghoul – Secret Boss in Kaon under Siege

    Does anyone know if it’s HM only, or is it possible to get it in SM?

    • Augusstuss

      Why not reading the very end of this guide for your own answer?

      • Gavin

        Huh. I must have looked it over four times and not seen what I see now. I must have needed more sleep last night.


  • Saratje

    Frenzied Plaguebearers dropping Pale Raklings. Since the frenzies are always women half mutated with Rakghoul limps and human bodies and heads, I can only wonder if they are pregnant with those things. Disturbing!

    • 360

      I think you may be responsible for making it disturbing by drawing out that connection…

      • Saratje

        Hardly, don’t be squeamish. It’s like the movie Aliens, where the facehuggers spread by using human hosts until they essentially explode.

  • y2z

    Any idea if this is gonna be a constantly recurring event or will it just run three times (once per planet) and then be done?

    • Yunikorn

      In-game help center re; Rakghoul Event

      “The Rakghoul event turns on for one planet at a time at one of three different planets:

      Each world-event will funnel you into the ‘Rakghoul Tunnels’.”

  • Tman

    About the hidden achievements, I’ve done the daily quests on various characters and both factions, still these 4 do not show up for me:

    “There are 4 hidden achievements that will be revealed once you have done the daily quests”

    Can you maybe explain that a bit more dulfy?

    • If you read the sections on the hidden dally achievements, you would see that those are achievements for doing the rakghoul stuf on corellia, tatooine and on both factions. So only 1 out 4 of the hidden achievements will show up now

      • darkfather

        So what are the ones on corellia, tatooine and on both factions?

        • Read the description on the hidden achievements posted here, it tells you what you need to do. Also corellia/tatooine are not active yet so you can’t get them just yet.

      • Tman

        That doesn’t explain how you know about it, does it? 😀

        • Ancaglon

          There’s a guy who posts on the swtor subreddit as swtor_miner that does data mining on the game data files, these achievement strings are in the data files that were patched with 2.5.

  • Naffnerf

    Hm. Killed 50+ Fungus Elites and did not even get 1 Symbiotic Fungal Bloom. So we have to farm this sh… to death? Thanx BioFail.

    • Tman

      I was lucky and got it within the first ~5 kills. After that never again. 🙁

    • bleeters

      Symbiotic Fungal Bloom is, as far as I’m aware, guaranteed to drop from the Catalyst.

      • Naffnerf

        No, it isn’t.

      • James

        yes it is. I found catalysts 2 times, and every kill, i got 1 symbiotic.
        but never got that pet

      • Eric

        Not true. I only found 1 catalyst out of 220+ fungals and he did not drop a bloom.

        • bleeters

          Hrmm. Fair enough, then.

    • James

      I got 5 after killing many lvl 50 fungus champ. and 2 catalysts. one of them I traded with barnacle

    • Eric

      I’ve killed over 200 and haven’t had a bloom or a pet drop once!

      • Eric

        Finally got a pet to drop after 220ish kills, still no blooms 🙁

  • James

    Is it possible to kill that secret boss in SM KUS with full 72 toon? or at least 2-men that

    • James

      I meant full 72 alone

      • Magnus

        I am in almost full 78 with a 72 geared HK. got my ass handed to me. Gonna try again in a few min.

        • James

          SM or HM?

          • Magnus

            Doesn’t matter the Event boss is level 55 and doesn’t change. tried again full legacy abilities etc. barely got to 50%

            • jagermensch

              Nightmare Rakghoul Boss is in both SM and HM. Did it in SM KUS with two geared toons and their companions. Helps to have the Event relics. Only the most awesome will be able to solo it, if even …

              • jagermensch

                Sotry, I mean MIDNIGHT Rakghoul boss. LOL

              • James

                I tried SM one, with my mara full 78 with healer companion, failed in mobs boss. then i got hand from healer friend, then no problem at all 😀

        • 360

          Unless you’re a Sorc or something, you really should bring a heal comp with you. If you are a Sorc, your damage reduction is shit (obviously) so you’d bring a tank comp and throw out heals on it.

    • Antonio

      Did it twice with a 78 BiS mara and a 78 Bis Op healer.

    • darkfather

      My DPS Sorc is mostly 78’s and the Sorc healer that came with me was full 72’s. My Xalec is 30k HP and the healers companion was about 25k. We got our asses handed to us. We had to get a pug Tank and everything went much better. Everyone got the pet.

      • James

        yea I got it too with my mara 🙂

  • Jimmy

    Does it matter which fungal rakghoul elite we farm? Trying to get the fungal rakling.

    • Korven

      No, they all seem to have the same painfully low drop rate ;p

    • Eric

      I’ve killed at least 10 or more of each type between 4 toons and still have not had one drop. It has been a painful week, and doesn’t look like I am going to get it to happen this go around. 🙁

  • Saratje

    I think those Black-Green crystals have the potential to become a proverbal Stone of Jordan* now that so many go around with people hoarding them. F2P players with credit limits would trade a set number “BG’s” for items. In example, a Revan’s Mask may cost the player 15 BG’s. Gone are the days of 300K credit cap issues.

    *Stones of Jordan, also known as SoJ’s, were rare rings with high collectors value in the game Diablo 2. Players traded an amount of Stones of Jordan for
    valuable items, as gold coins lost their value because of caps on how much gold you could hold. For example, 4 SoJ would buy you a popular and powerful sword.

    • James

      Well, I dont Understand.

      • Llanx

        For example using this method u have two green black crystal, u want a lightsaber that costs lets say 5 million credits, on this example, the green black crystal cost each one 2.5 million credtis, then instead of having the creditss to buy it, u just simply contact the seller hand the two crystals and transaction complete, well at least thats how i undertand(and actually done it ingame, traded 5 mass manipulations for a saber that cost 1.5 million) hope it helps 🙂

        • James

          oh u can say it as barter/trade

          • Llanx


    • TJWoo

      This is interesting, but I would guess most long-time players are subscribers and there’s no credit cap for them. There are lots of rare items that FTP players could use to barter. Isn’t there a restriction on trading for FTP members anyway?

      • Ancaglon

        “Preferred” players can use barter from level 10 onwards, but “Free” players (i.e. never bought anything from Bioware/EA for real money) cannot. I imagine the distinction is pretty much gone since the start of the “recruit a friend” stuff that gives a F2P 7 days of subscribed time for logging in after clicking a referral link, but that is how things currently stand.

  • Marita

    Is there a Rep Vendor on Nar Shaddaa that has Jeelvic’s items or just the 2 that have the weapons/armor and Companion Customizations?

    • Nope, just the weapons/armor and customizations in Nar shaddaa.

      • Marita


        Guess I’ll have to buy my Raklings and farm/buy a Symbiotic Fungal Bloom to get my Monkey-Lizard before servers go down.

        Thanks Dulfy! 🙂

        • Sciclex

          You can’t purchase any item that is above your current Reputation level, and seeing as servers go down before the Weekly Reputation reset I would hope that Jeelvic would stay around so people can purchase the stuff that was dangled in front of us for a week.

          • James

            that’s right, I have tried that ^

  • Sciclex

    It was fun while it lasted, thanks for the guide Dulfy!

  • y2z

    Did anybody log out last night while still in the tunnels? What happened? Meant to leave a toon down there but forgot.

    • You get kicked out to fleet if you try to move inside the tunnels. 10s warning and then you are kicked back to fleet

      • Zanteera

        According to a guildmate, the 10s timer resets upon log out, so you theoretically could wander around the tunnels 8-9s at a time, although why you would want to other than to see if Jeelvic is there I have no idea.

        • Sciclex

          I can confirm he is not, and yes I did do this >.>…, but all the quests are still available as well, so you can complete them if u don’t take longer than 9s to kill a mob. Also there are a lot more mobs scattered through the caves so moving around in 9s intervals is a lot harder than you may think.

          • y2z

            That’s too bad. I doubt I’ll be able to get my varactyl until the fourth time the event is live then. Assuming it occurs more than just once on the three planets.

          • Ancaglon

            It wasn’t that hard to move around, just stop moving at 8 seconds or so (on speeder) then move again. Killing mobs for the objectives is not something I tried, though.

            • y2z

              Try collecting the 3 rakghouls. Could be an easy way to farm rep tokens. Man, I wish I left somebody down there. They’ll definitely be fixing this before next event.

      • fettarme

        I asked myself, if someone logged out near the Jawa vendor, could he buy something in this 10 sec?


        • Ancaglon

          While the fungal mushrooms (“eggs”) were not active for that Raklings mission, and the Infected Killiks and Joiners were not there either, I did manage to pick up the “Find Jeelvic” mission again on my 21 Sentinel. I then headed toward the Heroic area, dodging packs of rakghouls at various levels (i.e. not all 25, and some were 55) on my speeder to the Heroic area, but Jeelvic was not there.

  • jagermensch

    There is a crater where the Spike was on Alderaan, and the THORN tent, speeder, and vendors are gone.

  • Belisar

    I was a bit disappointed when there was no Containment Officer gear on any vendor, but meanwhile I have a theory. Since there might be a title (Rakghoul Nightmare) for participating in all 3 stages of the event (Alderaan, Tatooine, Corellia) it may also be possible that achieving the title opens up a hidden quest like the Infection quest or reading all 8 holojournals of the Shroud on Nar Shaddaa (where you get the Revered Chronicler set in a box and some XP). It might also be possible that your faction sends you an ingame E-Mail after participating in the Rakghoul Containment on all three planets, like it happens with the MCR-100 probe droid after scanning all MCR-99 droids in the galaxy.

  • David Luberger

    Hello again. Any plans to update the eyeless loot? I can verify that 16 sm eyeless also drops the purple rep trophy, and had I known that I wouldn’t have wasted quite so much time trying to down hardmode, which was virtually unpuggable until the last day or two on my server. I only managed to clear it twice the whole week, whereas I seamlessly cleared storymode 5 times in a row Friday night with only a couple of wipes.

    I did not do 8-player storymode so I can’t confirm the drops on that, but 16- player story mode definitely drops the purple trophy.

    Jedi Covenant server

    • Cool, what else dropped on 16m sm other than purple rep?

      • David Luberger

        That appears to be the only difference. unfortunately I wasnt paying attention to the number of tokens and one sm 16 did have the symbiote rakling. from what I can tell your loot list is otherwise accurate.

      • Padraic

        In our guild’s 16-man SM kill, we got 4 Barnacles of the Eyeless, plus 8 Basic comms, 6 DNA canisters, and a purple rep token for each of us. In 16-man HM, we got 8 Barnacles, 2 Arkanian tokens (Offhand and Mainhand, though that’s probably random), plus a handful of Ultimate and Elite comms (I want to say 8 and 12, but I don’t remember), 8 DNA canisters, and a purple rep token for each of us. No Symbiote Raklings for us, though. 🙁

        -Padraic (Grievance, Jedi Covenant)

        • Cool, ty for info, I will add it in

  • David Luberger

    Eyeless is still here! If you DONT MOVE when you log into the game (assuming you logged out while still in the tunnels) you can qt to the ops area and stand there (again, dont move). form a group, set the phase, then quickly run (you’ll get a warning as soon as you move, but the ops entrance is only steps away). I am tabbed out of the game as i type this to let you know. I will update once we down him to verify that this is legit and that drops, etc still work, but we wiped once and when you release back outside, you still can just stand there and not get kicked!

    Jedi Covenant server

    • Moondust

      Hey David I’m on JC also. Care to meetbup around 10 Central and give the Op another shot? I have successfully completed with multiple toons in Sm and Hm

  • Sciclex

    Bonus boss is no longer in Kaon Under Siege, at least Story Mode anyway.

    • Ancaglon

      Nor apparently in Hard Mode, 3 of my Guildmates went there last night to check it out — one of them had been trying to get that pet from Dr Lorick in HM LI for about a year — but we’ll know to hit Kaon next time the Event comes on.

      They also mentioned they got a new Codex entry, something about “the new Tion Hegemony” or some such.

  • fettarme

    Those weapons are a big fail. I don’t want any of them. They have a ugly color and I don’t like how they sound.

  • eramina

    if you have a toon in the rak tunnels like I have 3 you can still do the nav quests but all the others can no longer be done since cannot complete them and you can still turn in I just did them on my toons and got the rewards and everything even with the timer of ten secs cause do to loophole it will reset to ten second if you tap the key ‘w’ twice and you can still kill raks for achievements.but I would only do t with a 55 since all the spawns no matter what lvl are 55.

  • micmitja

    so any idea when it will return or we will again have to wait 2y for it

    • TJWoo

      My money is on August 12th – 19th 2014.

      • Spot on!

        • Vodorlo

          Maybe not the end date, I’m hoping for two weeks.

      • Rafaello

        Serious question, do you have any insider knowledge, or just a lucky/informed guess?

        • TJWoo

          Lucky guess.

  • Vodorlo

    It’s up!

    Rakghoul event is confirmed to be up on Tatooine!

    • Cool thanks for the heads up 🙂

  • TJWoo

    Anyone found the new open world boss yet? I think it’s the only place you can get the Exotic Plague Specimen, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Trapjaw is just regular Trapjaw.

    • Mace Windy

      I tried looking for Urtagh from the 1st raghoul event but he isnt there this time.

    • People who have seen it on planet are keeping quiet

      • Found it, it is in Jundlands around coordinates 1200, -1350.

        • TJWoo


        • Vodorlo

          Any pics yet, Dulfy?

          • Already been killed in both servers I am in so waiting for respawns.

            • Vodorlo

              Looks like a plauged-reek, but my group killed him before I could get a pic 🙁

              • TJWoo

                Same mechanics as Alderaan? Stock up on vaccines or relic?

              • Vodorlo

                Yep. Dropped Plaguetooth Reek, whick I won. 🙂

  • Vodorlo

    Don’t know if I’m lucky today, but the rare spawn times seemed to have decreased. Already have seen the Frenzied Plaguebearer twice and the Catalyst once.

  • Bryan

    Just came back to swtor a few days ago after a year off. I must have felt this coming in the force…. I loved the first rakghoul event in 2012, best in the game, glad to see them doing it (or something very similar) again!

  • Arby

    OK, so… why are there rakgahoogles on Tatooine again? When are they going to add some rewards that at least attractive enough to make this worth doing?

    • Arby

      Anyone remember the rewards for the first time they did this? Crystals and decent looking armor and things that didn’t just plain look stupid? So they bring this poor excuse for a version of that back but still no Chevin event? Dev team is stupid, seriously.

      • Robert Hindy

        Crystals and Companion Customizations are the same as the first event. Some of the pets are the same too. They only thing they did not bring back was the armor. The rest is new stuff.

        • AriesCZ

          The problem is, compared to the old gear (which still has achivements tied to but but is unobtainable) the new gear looks like crap.

          • Arby

            Yes. I would much prefer to finish the old, good looking, armor sets. Recoloring the same shitty-looking armor does not do anything for me.

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    wow this event came out of nowhere. Such a bad time to reset computer lol

    • Yes, kind of a surprise but some people predicated it based on the gap in events

  • Vodorlo

    Anyone checked to see if the midnight rakghoul is up?

  • Ancaglon

    There’s a new codex entry for the Rakghouls on Tatooine which sort of explains what Jeelvic is doing – I took a screenshot last night but forgot to upload. Will do so later today.

  • Dmitriy Ilyin

    Guys, how exactly to complete – Participated in the rakghoul plague relief efforts on Tatooine??? I did both missions:[DAILY] Quarantine: Anchorhead
    [DAILY] Quarantine: Mos Ila
    but still didnt get an achivment. (BTW i also didnt get when event was on Alderan)

    • Vodorlo

      Do the two missions and turn them in. Should work, worked for me.

      • Dmitriy Ilyin

        didnt for me (
        will try to contact support again. last time they say that’s a bug

        • Ancaglon

          It probably is a bug — I got the achievement on my (Republic) main the moment I handed that mission in, I haven’t done it on the Imperial side at all yet.

          • Dmitriy Ilyin

            During all event i tried to get this achievement. I did it every day, tried different sequences (lair before quarantine then revert), with pets, all missions + H4 on all alts. But without any luck.
            I didnt tried to do it:
            1. While be infected
            2. I didnt do spreading infection on empire alts only on republic.

            If you can point me in right direction you are welcome.

  • Marita

    Regarding this title: “[name], The Rakghoul Nightmare – You earned this title by participating
    in rakghoul plague relief efforts on Alderaan, Corellia and Tatooine.”

    It’s not Legacy Based? If it’s by character, does anyone know exactly what needs to be completed on each character to unlock it?

    • Vodorlo

      I would say it’s character-specific

    • Letaen

      I can’t say for sure, but if you look in the achievements section; somewhere under the Rakghoul event (can’t remember the category – maybe general, but not too sure) is a list of achievements specific for joining in the event. I think all you need to do is complete a quest with it to unlock the achievement. I can’t remember their names, but it should be on the bottom row of one of the subpanels. At the moment, Alderaan and Tatooine should be the only two achievements there; if you joined in on both.

      As for how the title is given to characters, I’m completely clueless on that, myself. As achievements are bound by legacy, perhaps it is sent in a similar way to those titles from the expansions and the like – via holomail? Not sure.

      Either way, though; definitely good luck.

  • SirRobinII

    fangal and symbiote raklings are to rare :/ takes too much luck and time to get. Who will do HIDDENMobile ContagionInfected 1000 players with the rakghoul plague

    • GoodBadUgly

      create as much as possible twinks on your legacy … play them to the fleet, get them infected, put them on rest for 2 weeks, then load your twink and let it explode when no one is expecting this (having no vaccacine as buff) … helps only a little one, but better than nothing.

      • SirRobinII

        wont count after event

        • Lasse David Sand Østergaard

          Yes, it will. They don’t get the virus, but your mission log and achievements counts them as infected. 🙂

  • Ferenc

    Symbiote Rakling is BoL…

  • mike

    what are the DNA samples for not the cannisters the samples plz

    • Vodorlo

      Work on English, first off.

      Second, They are the old currency for the old Rakghoul event, which can currently be obtained from the Fungal Rakghoul champs (1 per champ) or the Tunnel Lurker (5 per kill) They can be exchanged for Canisters at a 50 to 1 ratio.

      • mike

        go shove your head up your arse i misspell canisters by adding one n extra you patronizing twat

        • Thanesbane

          I’m pretty sure he wasn’t referring to your spelling, but complete lack of sentence structure or punctuation. Honestly, I am surprised he had any clue what you were trying to say, because I am unable to grasp it.

          As an addendum, “Work on English” is correct, albeit a fragment, adding “your” does not make it a complete sentence.

          • mike

            concentrate on the game i came to ask a question not get berated by the the twats who have nothing better to do then correct someone you silver spoon licking tampon sucking fucking twatty little fucking diaper munching cunt ,

            • Vodorlo

              You got your answer, and a little advice about English. Win-win for all of us, no?

              • mike

                im pretty sure addendum doesnt apply here but hey still go fuck yourself oh and i dont need to be big here i never mentioned i was big does not take someone big to write down abuse .oh and Please dont be saying intarwebz oh no thats right you can misspell or use slang or use bad grammar cos your siding with them in fact ii bet in reality your lips are so fat and reverberate so bad writings all people understand oh and please dont come back with racist remarks i was not implying your black


            • Docmal

              Look at the big man who can come on the intarwebz and say naughty words!

          • mike

            and your probably a nonce

          • Vodorlo

            Just break down the sentence. 🙂

      • mike

        oh and its “work on your English” so maybe you need to work on your grammar rather then working on being a bigger twat then you already are.

  • Sy’kess

    Is shellshock not going to be up for this round of RakResurge?

    • No, that is for alderaan stage only back in Jan.

  • KingThane

    Can we still to the rakghoul missions on alderaan, or is it only up on tat?

  • Arby

    “Make sure you have a couple of vaccines from the medical droid inside the Rakghoul tunnels or have someone with Raven holostatue”
    What is a “Raven holostatue”?

    • Oops, Revan Holostatue, not Raven. It is a vendor from one of the earlier packs I think

    • Telanis

      It’s removed if you die.

  • Hugo A Sanchez

    any Info on how to predict Catalyst spawn?

    • Telanis

      It’s random.

  • Stuart Johnson

    In listing quest rewards you’re assuming characters are higher than level 50, You dont get Basic Commendations if you’re not over 50, you get Planetary.

  • GoodBadUgly

    Has anyone already posted ths? Obviously new codex lore entry “The Eyeless” after killing it it either 8/16 sm or hc.

  • claude1864

    Does anyone have a spawn time on the lurker?

  • Marita

    I have to say, I’m really irked at the Symbiote Rakling rarity. I’ve done Eyeless 12 times this week in SM and twice in HM and I’ve only seen a single pet drop once from a 16 Man HM Kill. It’s pretty annoying since that’s the only Rakling Acheivement I’m missing. >_<

  • Thumpa

    Do the Black-green crystals go into a collection when you equip them or are they like normal artifice crystals? Seems a shame if they are. Bind to Legacy would be nice considering the armor & weapons are

    • Secundum Ave

      VERY late, but as they existed before the CM did, they’re like normal artifice crystals. They don’t bind in any way-so can be sold etc.

  • iceberg265

    Are we sure the Symbiote Rakling drops off Eyeless? I’ve killed him at least a dozen, maybe close to 15 times between all my characters and SM/HM, plus however many times I killed him when the event was on Alderaan and I have still never seen one drop.

    • Marita

      I’ve only seen it drop once out of about 25 kills and it was a 16 Man HM Kill. I should also mention that it’s the only time I’ve done a 16 Man HM kill even though I’ve done 16 Man SM almost a dozen times.

    • Eric

      I’m in the same boat. I have yet to have any Raklings drop at all! No pales, no reds, no fungals, and no symbiotes. Pale and red dont concern me as I got them on the original event a few years ago, but the other 2 continue to elude me.

      • Marita

        Pale has seemed to drop off of every Frenzied Plaguebearer I’ve found. Best way to get to those is run around town on a speeder and every time you aggro, check the red dots on the map to see if you have a Frenzied in there. If not, just ignore until the next aggro. Reds seem to have been dropping a lot off the Tunnel Lurker. I want to see it’s been around a 25% drop rate. Fungal has been rarer, but it’s still around 10% for me. I’ve had it drop a few times just by running around and killing the Fungals while doing dailies.

        But seriously… F* the drop rate on the Symbiotes. I’ve seen it drop ONCE out of over a dozen Eyeless kills and it was a single drop on a 16 Man HM.

    • TJWoo

      Yes. I’ve seen it drop once, maybe twice off HM. It is a rare drop similar to the red sphere mount from HM Xeno II. I’ve only ever see that drop twice out of a couple dozen runs. I have all the rakling achievements, so it’s doable, but I hit the events pretty hard both times.

  • Arby

    As of server reset today the event is over. Apparently the rep vendors are on the upper promenade on Nar Shaddaa… but now jawa. Thanks for the advanced warning again BW.

  • Dmitriy Ilyin

    BTW {[DAILY] Spreading Infection} and “An Infectious Personality” still count after event end.

    • Dmitriy Ilyin

      counted dirucg at least 1 hour after event, now its not.

  • Stuart Johnson

    My favorite event and I missed first two days because they didn’t announce it was coming. After rep rest today I made Legend, and I have all the stuff, but unless Jeelvic is somewhere else I cant get mount and mini. 🙁

    • Arby

      I was planning to get some crystals and such that only Jeelvic has as well, pretty unhappy with how they handled this one. If anyone finds an alternate location for him I hope they post it. Sucks that you can get items from event vendors any time… except for this one.

    • They didn’t put him anyway after the event in januari, so I don’t think they will now. I fear you’ll have to wait for the next event to pop up before you can shop for crystals, pets and mounts.

      The vendors for the outfits, weapons, relics and companion customizations are still available on Nar-Shaddaa though.

  • Vodorlo

    I anticipate the Rakghoul event will return tomorrow, October 28, for one week on Corellia!

  • Mr_Furious

    At work right now, are the armor and weapons the same as the last event?

  • ahah

    “Raven” holostatue??

    • *Revan, I misspell his name from time to time

      • Vodorlo

        Now the Revanites will make sure to kill you, Dulfy…

    • erruss


  • GoodBadUgly

    Its possbible to get 2 rakling drops on 16m hardmode eyeless, as it happend yesterday evening on my inqui char … sadly enough none for myself. Don’t know if the same goes for 16m storymode.

    And it sucks that it’s not even a guaranteed drop on this rare event and it sucks even more that you can only try it once per char per event.

    • Davyd Alexeevich Antipov

      Got 3 Symbiote Rankings drop in my run or 16HM Eyeless.

      Won 2 of them (very lucky), kept 1 for myself and the other I gave to Tank.

  • CekisSWG

    Not sure that the 16 man loot drop is correct. I Just did SM and HM
    last night… I didn’t watch the loot results, but I only have 4
    Ultimate Comms for this week and 6 Elite Comms. That being said, I have
    16 Basic Comms for the week. The Eyeless is the only thing I’ve done
    this week on this character.

    • Davyd Alexeevich Antipov

      You get Basic conms from the dailies as part of the rewards. Alongside Rep and the Rakghouls containers.

  • BTG

    Is there a specific trigger for the “Rakghoul Nightmare” title? I have completed all of the quest from all 3 events and it did not grant me the title.

    • I got the title when turning in the fleet quest in the rakghoul tunnels this time. I am not sure if that is the specific trigger though

      • Davyd Alexeevich Antipov

        I’m pretty sure the title is triggered when you hand in the quest that you picked up from fleet, but you must also have done the event on the other planets.

        Which can be an indication that it is linked to the “Rakghouls, Rakghouls everywhere” achievement.

    • El Grande Hefe

      It seems that it is based off of only the breadcrumb (news terminal through the quarantine tent and then down to the conversation inside the tunnels) from fleet; you have to do that quest line on each planet.

      I had a toon that skipped the breadcrumb quest and just went and did the dailies on Tat. Drove through the spaceport and got the “participation” codex. But no title.

      I have a different toon that did do the breadcrumb quest but used the Outlaw’s Den QT to get to/from Tat. Got the title although that toon is missing the “participation” codex from the spaceport.

      My other toons, some still lowbie’s despite the 12xp as they are crafter/mission runners, all got the title.

  • Guest

    new crystals)))

  • iceberg265

    I’m up to somewhere between 30 and 40 Eyeless kills now and I’ve seen the Symbiote drop ONCE, and of course I did not win. Fucking annoying.

    • TJWoo

      Sucks to be you. Had that pet months ago with a whole lot less kills.

      • iceberg265

        I’m not sure how its ironic when I never said I personally was happy with it. Also one optional achievement isn’t really enough to make or break an event either way. You can be unhappy with individual parts of something and still enjoy the whole.

        • luiza

          man, TJWoo has to be the whiniest person of all comment sections… we see him everywhere complaining of everything

          • TJWoo

            You must have trouble reading as I wasn’t the one complaining. But keep going out of your way to make a fool of yourself.

            • luiza

              Oh, you’re sooo ironic! Look at TJWoo guys, he must be so hot and handsome and intelligent!

              See? I can be nice even to the douchiest people. Even the ones that patronize others so they can feel superior to them. An advice: see the bright side of life, pal. When you stop complaining and being negative, good things happen to you! You could even make some friends!

              • TJWoo

                Good advice. You should follow it.

              • luiza

                I saw that coming!

  • Astyra

    Does killing The Eyeless still grant the Unseen Assailant title?

    • Vodorlo

      It should. If it didn’t work for you, try killing him on HM.

      • Astyra

        I’ve never done it, just wondering. Thanks!

  • Dannielle Sommers

    can you still buy the comp customizations from a vendor after the event?. if so where is that npc?

    • Areneth

      On Nar Shaddaa, Upper Promenade, in GSI vendor location.

      • Dannielle Sommers

        thanks for that darling

  • Octavian

    Plaguetail Kowakian Monkey-Lizard best pet!

  • Secundum

    One of the worst events imo, simply because of how luck-based everything is. Getting the world boss pets is next to impossible. NOT looking forward to next week.

    • haha

      Form a farming group with pet goes to player in joining order. Wait for your turn and help the people in front of the queue to get it.

      • Secundum

        Never even seen one of those form myself, and then we’d need to wait however long for the WB to spawn after checking all of the instances.

        • Neg Sani

          I believe it’s every 20 mins. that it spawns in each instance. Try advertising in gen chat that you’re looking to form a farming group. I was in a group on Tatooine last year that helped everyone get the pet. I was like the last in the group to get it and it took a few hours, but if you stick with it….

          • Secundum

            I might do that. ty. Now I just gotta hope that people don’t bail after getting the pet…

        • macewindy

          Just also make sure you get people in with taunts as there are still some very friendly persons around who didnt got the memo about how tauntresetting a boss is called harrasment.

          Last time I was in a group with 6 friends where 5 of us were dps classes with taunts because people were trying to reset the boss the whole time.

          In between waiting we were playing tauntpong with a random melee add, quite fun times to pass the 20 minute timer 😉

    • Vodorlo

      TBH, it is 4-man-able. Got some people for Corellia who were sick of waiting to get the pet, classic flashpoint layout (2dps, 1 tank, 1 heal), killed it four times in a row, one pet for each person 🙂

      • Secundum

        Yeah, did it with a group of 6 people. I guess I’m just used to the first event where the odds of getting it were low due to large groups.

  • Darth-Robin

    i think its also time bioware updated the reputation vendor with new things to buy, after all seeing the same things you can buy from vendor over again for the third time gets old 😛

  • Neg Sani

    Apparently the Rakghouls didn’t get the memo and the event started at 7AM EDT, an hour early.

    • Started at 6 am EDT actually, so 2 hrs early

  • Skidblade

    So are they not selling the other THORN set on the Cartel Market anymore during this or what?

    • Prob next tuesday, happened during the recent Gree event too

    • Lasse David Sand Østergaard

      Both THORN CM sets have been up this past week; hurry before they’re gone. 🙂

  • faCaldara1 .

    I am getting less credits per quest than you say in your article. only getting 3175 credits. I am level 35. Is it less because of my level do you know?

    • Yes the rewards are based on level. I listed the max level (60) rewards

  • Tho’re

    Midnight Rakling drops also from last boss in Lost Island HM.

    • Phil Cleugh

      and from project Sav-Rak

  • Geust

    so on what planet is it this time ?

  • Secundum

    The thought of infecting 1000 people makes me want to cry. =(

    • Vokel

      I have no clue when it startet to count my infections. I’ve done the event every time. But I don’t know how many chars did the infection thing how often in the past.

      Right now I try to use 11 chars for this quest every day. And this gives me only 231 infected players…

      And on a dying server I’m not sure to get it done on all 11 chars every day. Hard work.
      I hate me for not ignoring that stupid and awful achievement thing. It’s horrible in every way, like everything done by EA.

      • Peter Smith

        Im always collecting the dissease on all my characters before the event stops. Then, when the event has stopped, and a few weeks has passed, most ppl dont have the dissease anymore. it doesnt count, if you infect people already infected. But it seems to count, if you infect people on mass, even though they dont “really” get infected – it hits them, but they dont get the infection when the event is off.

        This seems to take the least effort, but it takes a lot of time, cause it only gives 1 shot extra per char per time the event has been on.

        What i find most annoying is, that i cant see how far i am towards the 1000… any trick to check up on this? or do i have to hope, that someone in the guild gets it while im online (checking the achievement when ppl get it will show how far you are on it, but when ppl link it purposely, it shows how far they are)..

        anyone know? its what makes me most annoyed about it. it takes soooo long, and you cant track how far you are..

        • Secundum

          Have somebody else link their completed 1000k achievement, and click on it to see how you’re doing.

          • Peter Smith

            It doesnt Work on other achievements, why should it Work on this one? As i Said, if people link an achievements, it only shows their progress on it, not your own.
            If they just Got the achievements though, Then if you click the autogenerated message on the guildchat, it Will show your own progress on it. But so far, none gets it while i am online at least.

            • Secundum

              I can’t remember the exact method (you might need to view their achievements directly), but I’ve seen it done.

  • Baa

    Did they not update The Eyeless loot to lvl 60?

    • Nope

    • Y, but now updated to 65 and no surprise for Simplifying Swtor even more by making Rak event monthly now.. Eaware and their habit of simplifying gameplay heavily since 3.0 “Shadow of Revan Dlc came” :/ Wish you nice gaming.

      – Long time subber who regrets it since past 1,5’ish years –

  • Konstantino

    Do we know the respawn timer on the Tunnel Lurker?

    • Joshua Jungmann

      It’s 15 mins

      • Matthew

        Is where it respawns a set point or does it randomly appear somewhere along the red lines of Dulfy’s image?

  • Nyzari

    What exactly counts as “participating” for the Rakghoul Nightmare title? Do I have to complete all the quests, just some of them, or what? A little unsure on this.

    • sdsdfa

      Just the “curing citizens” quest for each city.

      • Yes that Mission for each planet.

  • The Earl Fleabag of Turdshire

    So now that we have had Alderaan and Tatoinne, can we assume that Corellia will come soon as well?

    • Prob in a few months.

      • The Earl Fleabag of Turdshire

        Thanks. I hope so as I’ve got about 20k rep left before Legend standing so it would be nice.

  • Joshua Jungmann

    I’ve done the kaon under siege twice now, once in SM and in HM and don’t see the secret boss, idk if it’s only up during the event or what but would appreciate it if u would say that before I waste 1-3 hours doing them

    • It is only during the event.

    • Secundum

      Don’t blame fansites for information you want-they do this for free, and a simple question in fleet chat would have got you your answer.

  • Fizz

    Event conquest for Rakghoul Resurgence: Alderaan only requires 20,000 CP in 4.0, and also includes 500CP (x3 Alderaan Bonus) heroic missions.

    Dulfy, do you have a timeframe on when the Conquest Missions will be updated on your site for 4.0? The past 3 conquests have had reduced requirements (all but last week’s only required 20k instead of 35k, Trade Emporium was still 25k), and they have slightly different points values and some are no longer repeatable.

    Keep up the good work, love the site!

  • BC7T

    Those that are after finishing the achievement and need either the Imp or Rep containment officer armour, you don’t need to permanently use any of your tokens you have saved.

    So long as you have enough to get the most expensive piece (chest or helmet) then you can buy each piece at a time and immediately sell it back to regain the tokens. Once you have bought each piece you will be granted that armour set towards the achievement, and finally the wait for those who didn’t think to get both sets during the first Rak event will be over!

    Sorry to those who already know, but I thought I’d share for those who didn’t.

    • Peter Smith

      Nooooo! You just made it too easy for everyone, so now its not rare to have the achievement anymore!
      Hehe, just joking – i already knew that – and good on you, for sharing – you beat me to it 🙂
      i found out that this worked waaay back when 2.0 came with the achievementsystem, and i started getting the social armors from all social vendors throughout the galaxy.. yup, it worked on those, so i guessed it would on these as well, and it did 🙂

      but on behalf on the others, thanks for sharing, it will help out a lot of people who are probably depressed over the price of the single items 🙂

      • BC7T

        Haha, I realise that we won’t be special snowflakes any more (unless you use the lifeday title ;p), but with the armour on a vendor it’s now possible to gain for anyone. 🙂

        Over the years I’ve played this game I’ve benefit from a great many of Dulfy’s guides and thought now that I had something to share back it may help others.

        It was the cost which pushed me to share more than anything, even starting fresh you still need 3 separate events in order to grab the tokens you need for 1 piece, let alone the full set (and I’m not sure you can grab all you need with 1 character in 1 of each event).

        Like you I discovered the cheap way around most of the achievement back with 2.0, the only gate to the title was my lack of foresight when the original Rakghoul event happened!

        • Peter Smith

          Yea, back then we had no idea that “achievements” were comming, so i didnt bother saving the armor, as it wasnt and isnt very interesting.. i didnt have the foresight either 🙂 and i didnt have any republic character during the event back then, so i couldnt didnt get the republic version of the armor either.
          And the sand people set i had a few pieces. but wasnt intending to collect the full set back then, cause i only liked part of the set.
          But im glad they gave it back! price is high, but at least the items are available!

          now im just hoping that the special rewards from the Nar Shadaa event could be bought from maybe an extreme price in golden certificates.. i mean, i have not gotten 1 rancor yet, but i have 250 certificates.. waste of my time, and very costly. i think the statistic says that i should have gotten a few rancors by the time i got this many certificates, so to give us, who are just darn unlucky but STUBBORN enough to keep going, they could give us something to aim at, that would make it worth the effort, even if the price would be much higher than what you would pay if you won it before you could pay for it.
          otherwise it is just darn unrewarding.

          i think that it would make more people play the even as well, and spent more time in the game on useless stuff, which i think was the whole idea of that event 🙂

    • Jules

      I bought all the pieces from the republic reputation vendor, but did not get any achievement for “Containment” set. All the pieces from the vendor are labeled “THORN Epicenter…” Where is the “Containment” gear purchased from please?

      • Fleet cartel bazaar section, there is a special vendor.

        • Steven Moore

          Where? I cant find him. What is his name?

        • Jules

          Thanks Dulfy, will check it out when I get home. I also read elsewhere there is the THORN reputation vendor at GSI headquarters on Nar Shaddaa that has the armour as well, is that still the case or would that be misinformation?

          • yes but it is way easier to travel to the on fleet and it sells the same gear..

            • Jules

              Awesome, good to know. Thanks again

    • Secundum

      What are the exact costs?

    • Well explained 🙂

  • Wesley Jamie Smith

    Shouldn’t this have been on Corellia? I have been waiting for this for months. It was on Tatooine in July & Alderaan in March.

    • Secundum

      1), Events don’t always go in order.
      2), It’s now a monthly event, so they likely started from the beginning.

      • Wesley Jamie Smith

        The Rakghoul event is now going to happen every month?

        EDIT: Never mind, I now see the note at the beginning of this guide. AWESOME!!!!

        • Yes it is now monthly.

          • Sjukar

            After january, too? It would be make sense.

        • Yes another simplification among dozens since 3.0 arrived & 4.0 was heavy with them. Enjoy life & gaming on whatever product that is. – Long time subber and regrets some of it cause of supporting so heavily simplified product –

  • Jason Hightower

    The bolster for the Eyeless 8m sm op is broken. It’ll only level you to 60 while the boss is 65. Haven’t tried the other modes yet.

  • Sjukar

    Anyone know the respawn of the tunnel lurker?

    • Jules

      15 minutes

  • SwanandPhoenixSong

    Got the fungal rakling within killing 42 fungus symbiote spawns (mostly harvester, in around 4ish hrs i think) if anyone wants to to know the estimated rarity.

    • Ceinwyn

      I just went there for Symbiotic Fungal Bloom (got none) – killed about 6 of these spawns and got the fungal rakling. Nothing but RNG.

    • Sjukar

      Thanks. I killed that yellow crap over 50 times and no fungal rakling.

  • WiDe

    Symbiote Rakling is BoL now

  • Vick McCallister

    Love how this site doesn’t give any of the information you actually -need- help with, just the blatantly obvious stuff that anyone who isn’t a complete idiot can figure out by reading the in-game information.

    A WoWhead equivalence this shithole is most definitely NOT.

    • Joliet Jerry

      What information are you looking for that you’re not finding here, specifically?

    • Love how you tried to spam your referral links here on those cantina code threads and then try to complain bout the site’s content. Banned and don’t come back.

  • Igor

    Went there for Symbiotic Fungal Bloom (got none) – killed about 17 of these spawns and got 2!! fungal rakling.

  • Yunikorn

    Just got a Symbiotic Fungal Bloom from the Fungus Cultivator, so it does, indeed, drop from the Elites.

  • I’m almost champion rank and played the event with 8 characters in total, got the achi for killing all special creatures. got plenty of rk canisters, benacles from Iless but no other drop whatsoever.

    So where do the other 2 components exactly come from ?

  • Jay Asher

    Is the seller for the items available anywhere? I couldn’t up my rank till week and i had someone stashed in tunnels and it booted me to fleet. So did they by chance put a clone of the venders somewhere?

    • MacroLass

      Yes. The two human vendors have permanent versions at the GSF shop in Nar Shadda and now the Cartel Bazaar has copies of all 3 of the vendors.

  • raziel of raziel’s knights

    just wondering if the DNA is still available or if i can still get into this area to collect it

    • SnowMeow

      Event is still live, probably until Tuesday. You can still get DNA cannisters + samples, for now.

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