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Battle of the Gauntlet

Havoc Squad is back to full strength--it's time to begin the assault on the Gauntlet superweapon. The future of the entire Republic depends on destroying the Empire's creation before they can put it into mass production.

Travel to Coruscant and report to General Garza in her office in the Senate tower for your mission briefing.


  • Use Your Ship to Travel to Coruscant
  • Report to General Garza
  • Travel to the Gauntlet
  • Use Your Ship's Holoterminal
  • Board the Gauntlet
  • Defeat the Imperial Forces
  • Override the Tertiary Security Systems
  • Override the Secondary Security Systems
  • Override the Primary Security Systems
  • Rendezvous with Tanno Vik
  • Speak to Tanno Vik
  • Plant Explosives at the Railgun Barrel
  • Plant Explosives at the Thermal Sink
  • Plant Explosives at the Reactor Core
  • Return to Your Ship
  • Defeat Gunnery Sergeant Shorzen
  • Speak to Your Companions
  • Use Your Ship to Return to Coruscant

Important conversationsClass     Companion  

Relevant Locations

Part of this mission happens in Senate Tower, The Gauntlet: Airlock, The Gauntlet: Atrium, The Gauntlet: Security Control, The Gauntlet: Railgun Access, BT-7 Thunderclap: Main Deck, and Hydrosupply Station


Upon completion of this mission you will gain:

  • 9035 Experience


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15 comments found
By damitws6 at 2012-04-16 02:32:01
If Garza's door is red, open your quest log and reset the mission.
By nategrim at 2012-05-10 21:41:41
After the Republic Fleet visit, Operation Talon is the beginning of Chapter III.
By Underbaker at 2012-02-25 07:46:35

You are forced to bring Yuun and Tanno Vik for the actual fighting aboard The Gauntlet.

You have a choice regarding who to send to the bridge (mission being 'background performed' by two team mates while you handle things with Yuun and Vik).
If you send Elara, she will be hospitalised until your next class mission "Operation Talon" is completed (after completing Talon, that's when I got her back at least).
If you do not send Elara, I understand from other comments that Jorgan will get the "Hospital treat" in her place.

I chose to gear Yuun with my ALT earpiece, implants and headpiece for this, and if you need to buff Tanno Vik's gear a bit, be sure to switch items as soon as you can see him (during the event (I'm not actually sure you can do that mid event as I haven't tried, but if you can and all)), because in the cutscene where you meet up with Vik, Yuun becomes unavailable, and even if you cleared the whole thing with Yuun, there's still a golden mob spawned for your return path.
(I managed the return trip with Vik in his "birth gear", so it's far from impossible, but I'm pretty sure it'd been helpfull).

Make sure not to "park" any "vital" alt gear on Dorne or Jorgan, (whoever will be indisposed), as their gear will be out of reach untill "Operation Talon" is completed.

By TormDK at 2012-01-02 05:14:41

I'll just respond to my own question.

Apparently some real life time has to pass, as when I logged in this morning I had a new quest called "Casualty of War", that simply required me to speak with Aric aboard my ship to get him back into operational status.

By Yusmell at 2012-04-22 09:56:08
I left the gauntlet after wiping several times on the master sergeant to find a couple gear upgrades. when I came back I had to fight my way back to the atrium elevator, but it's not working now. sat in the circular room for 10 minutes and no platform came to get me. bugged?
By TormDK at 2012-01-02 04:34:21

The person that is down for the count due to fighting on the bridge - When does he/she recover?

In my case I left Aric there while ordering him and Forex to pull back, but he got hit hard and is currently unavailable. I completed the R&R, and have done The Talon as well, but he remains unavailable.

Which is a shame, since I am an armsmech, and I used him mostly for crafting.

By Blaire at 2012-06-17 16:52:13

Letter from Jonas Balker after completing this mission:

Subject: Congrats

I hear somebody wrecked the Imps' new toy. Is it tough being the biggest hero in the Republic, or do these things just come naturally?

Seriously though, great work. I can't imagine where we'd be without you.

Leads to Charge to War.

By Gunblade at 2012-01-02 16:42:57
I figured it out and I suppose its a bug. Upon completing the instance I went to the starfeet to purchase items then I took the coruscant shuttle to the planet instead of flying my ship there. once I returned to my ship and flew to Coruscant the marker properly indicated to go to the senate and not the hydro plant.
By KamenGamer at 2012-04-15 10:20:27
I'm on courcant and I'm at general garzas office but the phase is red and I can't enter
By Meach at 2012-06-24 20:45:04
What is the lowest level this should be attempted?
By Gunblade at 2012-01-02 16:39:48
After completing the Destruction of the Gauntlet I was told by the fleet admiral to report to General Garza in Coruscant but on arrival on the planet the markers indicate for me to go to the hydro plant section via the taxi... when I enter the marked zone there is no additional markers, no general, just the regular lvl 17 enemies. In the Senate where I normally speak with General Garza the instance is red and no marker indicates that i should be going there. I'm stuck with no way to finish or progress.
By bruenir at 2012-07-08 21:12:20
Thank you. This was such an easy solution, I so glad I read here before doing something drastic or annoying (like abandoning the quest and taking it again, or opening a support ticket)
By denethor at 2012-07-14 21:18:50
If you want to do a complete clean sweep but has problem taking out both Champion Artillery droids in the Atrium, then just use Yuun to lure them to the edge of the pit and use concussion charge to push them in. They might come back up so keep dodging if they do and just try again is they only seems to come back up when you stand to close to the edge yourself when doing this.
By Tholjan at 2012-01-06 05:53:09

First note: Whenever you cross the bridges over the Gauntlet's huge loading bay barrel, double check that there's not a blast coming. If you die on the bridge, you resurrect down in the shaft and you're stuck there. Happened to me. Had to use Emergency Fleet Pass to get out and travel back. Thankfully the instance had not reseted and mobs hadn't spawned.

Second note (spoiler alert!): One of your teammates who you'll send to fight on the bridge will apparently be injured in any case. Mine was Elara Dorne. I sent her with Aric Jorgan. Elara recovered quite quickly however after completing the next questline and came back with full strength.

By Draewind at 2012-02-11 00:59:16

I left the fight to get gear for Yuun. I had gotten him and outfitted him with custom gear that was empty ... going to fill the items with "hand me down" modifications. I never fight with any companion except Elara. We are invincable. Died several times until I got accustomed to trying to heal. I don't have enough talents for healing and had to use cc and try to kill before dying.

When I came back, the mobs had respawned but the first control objective was still triggered and unreactive. Finished the other control objectives with Yuun, but after an hour of trying to get to Tano Vik, I left the instance and reset the quest. Back to Coruscant to do it all over. This time, the door needed to get to Vik was operable and not locked. As with every other tedious mission that makes you run through the Coruscant Space Port ... you must. No going the fast way to Fleet. You must board at Coruscant Space Port and travel to The Gauntlet.

This would have been an easy time if I had Elara, but the mission only allows you to have the appropriate squad member as assigned. I now know why I use no companion but Elara. And she never wears pants ... so pretty.

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