SWTOR Izax Challenge Ends April 30

Bioware has announced that the Izax challenge will be ending on April 30 with a mount and title as reward.

The Izax Challenge Ends April 30th

The last and largest of the dangerous droid superweapons of Iokath has been unleashed! With no one remaining to reign in its terrifying power, Izax the Destroyer, is set to annihilate everything in its path – starting with your Alliance. Do you have what it takes to defeat Izax’s superweapon “family” of bosses and then face the final God from the Machine Operation boss… in Veteran Mode? Set your sight on epic rewards and arm yourself with some pro-tips!

Epic Rewards Await: Izax-Inspired Mount and Character Title

If you’re worthy enough to take down Izax in Veteran Mode by April 30, 2018, you’ll be generously rewarded! Be the proud bearer of the ‘Strike Team: Defeating Izax’ Achievement which unlocks Legacy-wide rewards including the unique ‘Wings of the Dragon’mount and ‘Bane of Izax’ in-game character title. Claim your rewards through the Achievement system on May 1, 2018 with the launch of Game Update 5.9: The Nathema Conspiracy.

Izax Portrait Collage: Submit Your Screenshots

Celebrate the Izax Challenge! Send us in-game screenshots of you and your allies adventuring across the galaxy for the opportunity to be a part of the Izax Portrait Collage! Submit your screenshots to swtorsubmissions@swtor.com.Pro-Tips: Defeating Izax in Veteran Mode

Grab your closest and most powerful allies and keep these pro-tips from Designer Matt Pucevich in mind as you use every combat technique and battle resource at your command to overcome Izax in Veteran Mode. The Izax fight takes place over multiple phases on the roof of a broadcast tower. What that means is that when you have done enough damage to him throughout the fight, be ready for his mechanics to change as you enter a new phase.

Pro-Tip #1: Have a detailed plan for Phase 2

  • You’ll want to break through Izax’s Deflector Shield as quickly as possible. The more time that you spend trying to wrangle the coordination required to punch Izax’s shield, the more time you allow for things to fly off the roof. Have a clear plan for exactly what each group member should be taking care of during the shield break portion of this phase.
  • The drones always deploy in the same arrangement relative to Izax’s position on the roof.
  • If Izax has enough time to deploy two waves of Hull Cutters before his shield is punched, you are taking too long.
  • While you’re at it, have a fallback plan for what to do if or when one Amplifier is accidentally destroyed.
  • Mind your vectors and keep an eye on the arrow trail indicators that appear when an Energy/Amplifier drone is about to fire. Step out of the line of beams not aimed at you and try to safely orient beams aimed at you so you’re not needlessly hitting others. Damage from carelessly aimed beams can add up deceptively quickly and stress healing.

Pro-Tip #2: Maximize Omnicannon Drama in Phase 3!

  • Watch out for Izax’s superweapon – his Omnicannon ability. When he is casting this ability, you will want to be on high alert to make sure it doesn’t take your group down!
  • You can overload the broadcast tower’s infrastructure to drain Izax’s Omnicannon charge, but you can only drain Izax’s Omnicannon charge so many times, so make sure you’re getting the most out of each cycle.
  • Arrange the overloads as quickly as you can, using the lowest-DPS members of your group, so that damage output on Izax is maximized.
  • Once you have everything in place for an overload, however, hold off on “hitting the button” for as long as you can. Overloads fully drain Izax’s charge no matter how much he has, so you might as well wait until Izax is almost fully charged.
  • In addition to heightening the drama, this gives your group time to sneak in extra damage. Mashing overload buttons immediately may lead to a situation where you’ve run out of buttons before Izax is pushed to the next encounter phase

Pro-Tip #3: During the Makeshift Drone in Phase 4, make the most out of every energy shot and ALWAYS keep the Augment Drone charged!

  • Each time an Amplifier Drone is hit with an Energy Beam, it re-fires a beam one level stronger. When the Augment Drone is hit with an energy beam, it gains a stack of power for each level of the beam. Likewise, when Izax is hit with an energy beam, he receives a stack of damage vulnerability for each charge level of the beam (and also takes more raw damage from the beam). Make the most out of each energy beam!
  • The Augment Drone’s damage field increases the damage your group does to both Izax and the Hull Cutter swarm, whereas Izax’s damage vulnerability debuff only increases the amount of damage your group does to Izax. Therefore, while it is important to try and keep Izax’s damage vulnerability stack count high, always prioritize keeping the Augment Drone powered.


  • Thomas Steiner

    what chest piece is that?

    • Darth Ji’inx

      “Unyielding Stalker” from the Spoils of War Pack.

    • Ugly One *Thumb up*

  • Invalid

    its a stupid joke compared to wings of architect

  • Hawke

    Now that’s a jetpack. Will look good especially on a bounty hunter.

    • Nah. Clunky Ugly Piece of design by person working at basement in Swtor’s HQ. He prob. wasn’t given any sunlight for a long time after told to come up with something new equipment Design.. Can imagine BH who would use that be in trouble when try to maneuver during surprise attack. Dropping it to ground & it gets blown to pieces. No doubt later offered as Sub reward like Eaware fooled people with Nico & Shae “Exclusive” half empty boring Companions as Sub rewards for 2nd time.

      So far since 2004 when i started Mmo adventures i see that Eaware is only Mmo company to lied about Exclusive rewards. BG Eaware. Take care wish you nice gaming in any game you adventure in o/ Kindly: Pre Ordered D.Deluxe Edition. Sub Since Launch up to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Sad cause Still Lack of Proper Mmo Content & no Good Plans for it on Sight. Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews #EawareRuinedThemSelvesWithEADeal

  • Yallida

    Ugly as hell

  • pig benis

    soon on Cartel Market direct sale

    • Darth Ji’inx

      Doubt it.

      Wings of the Architect are still exclusive. What makes you think this won’t be?

      • pig benis

        because now there are much more barbie players than raiders, Cartel Market brings more than subscriptions.
        it’s easy money especially with direct sales.

        just a matter of time imo, for wings this and whatever is left

        • Darth Ji’inx

          People have been making that claim about Wings of the Architect for YEARS and it still hasn’t happened. BW has been consistent in this case.

  • James

    “Unyielding Stalker” from the Spoils of War Pack.

    • Darth Ji’inx

      I see that the bots are back…

      [Hail Lord Ji’inx]

  • Paulo Gomes

    I like the jetpack’s design. Different. Creative. Not everybody’s favourite cup of tea I’m sure, but credit where it’s due. If I was active in the game I’d be getting this for sure.

    Good job.

    • AragarVarnus

      *sigh* Ditto.

      Saudades de fazer as Operações… bah… Me sinto nostálgico. :'(

  • Stella

    Aw, was hoping it was a mini version of Izax for the mount 😛

  • guest

    With no one remaining to reign in its terrifying….that’s accurate games dead

  • rkyrtdkyrtdtu

    LOL, the actual game developers are telling us what to do. What ever happened to finding things out for ourselves? What happened with trial and error? This just seems like a task we have to complete rather than enjoying the fight. Fuck this game.

    • Vanguard

      “I don’t need guides”

      • ed

        I don’t use guides. For the devs to tell us how to kill a boss is ridiculous. But if you enjoy using guides and mindlessly playing a video game like some drone then go ahead.

        • Vanguard

          “I don’t need guides, that makes me the apex nerd”

    • John Kosto

      LOL what a silly way to look at this…. these are hints, not an actual guide. You still need to find out how the whole thing works.

  • Swtorin2018xd

    LMAO what an ugly mount even the cantina mount are better xd
    Wings of Architect still best mount so far, long live to Dread Masters

  • Thomas Parsons

    do I have to defeat the others or can I go straight for Izax? I want that mount!

  • Can I do it solo? There are only like two other people that play this game and they never seem to be on when I’m on. Oh well, I’ll just wait for the Cartel Market version of the mount.

  • gua543

    Always wanted a big ass scarab beetle on me back

  • Godlikesaliartoo

    FAKE NEWS!!!

  • Drivan

    What is that? Some kind of zero gravity, lunar rover jet pack? That thing would weigh almost as much as a speeder and is nearly as big as one too. Dumb.

  • guest
  • Shawn Hargrave

    Dont forget to post on erics wedding vacation post for a chance to win a in game table with wedding cake that has an animation of being cut with a lightsaber! LOLZ!!!!

    • Rompe Himself

      The sad thing about the state of Bioware Austin and SWTOR is one can never be sure if comments that sound as impossible as yours under normal circumstances, is actually true. This is the farce this game has become.

  • Kubrickian
    • Cucurulo

      • Kylo Ren

        he sounds slightly drunk lol

  • Terry G Roberts

    Umm what about the first collage lol?

  • Disqus this

    I have to admit. After seeing that mount. I’m kind glad no one cares enough about the OPS anymore to actually go after it.

    We didn’t think the OPS was all that well done to start with but seeing the so called “reward” just made it all that much easier to not worry about it.

  • Fred Garvin

    [OP is Fred G]

    Any word on how many groups have actually cleared this on Veteran?

    • Petan

      There’s a thread on the forums mapping the progression. Obviously, not everyone posted their kill there. But so far there’s 33 8m groups who killed it and 16 16m groups (but these are mostly the same people who killed 8m).

  • Blood Fang

    The Izax mount looks like an aborted lunar rover

  • Adam Haynes

    I probably spent 900k in credits repairing my armor, dying adnauseum in dozens of pointless efforts to kill that stupid thing with excellent groups. Now that I see the prize for doing so I can only shake my head and think of those hours of my life I’ll never get back which is only exacerbated by the fact that I’d feel the same if I had succeeded.

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