Beating Rancor is the easiest thing you will do in Star Wars Jedi Survivor. After that, every optional and non-optional boss fight becomes progressively tougher. Rancor is located in Koboh and for more players, this will be the first legendary beast you will come across in the game. You can also find the Spawn of Oggdo secret boss in Koboh but as far as I can tell, Rancor comes first but you can correct me in the comments if that’s not the case.
Anyways, in this guide, I will break down all the details you need to know to beat Rancor in Star Wars Jedi Survivor and explain what the best stance is to use against him.
Rancor can do a ton of damage despite being an early boss in the game. But its slow speed works to your advantage and gives you a lot of opportunities to attack.
How to Beat Rancor in Star Wars Jedi Survivor
While blocking and parrying works great against many bosses and mini-bosses, it is not going to work against Rancor. To beat Rancor in Jedi Survivor you need to rely on the timing of your jumps, flips, and side steps. The Rancor hits extremely hard, so it’s important to avoid getting too close to him. Use your lightsaber to attack from a safe distance.
Make sure you have plenty of healing items, such as stimpacks, on hand for this fight. You’ll likely take some damage, and you’ll need to heal up quickly to avoid getting taken down by the Rancor’s attacks.
Where to Find Rancor in Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Rancor Attacks List and How to Counter Them
- Ground Pound
- Lunge and Grab
How to Counter Ground Pound
The Ground Pound involves the Rancor lifting itself up and brutally slamming the ground, creating a devastating shockwave. To dodge this attack, you must master the art of jumping and flipping forward over the shockwave, then quickly land near the Rancor to unleash a flurry of punishing attacks before it can recover.
How to Counter Lunge and Grab
When the Rancor turns red, prepare for its lethal lunge attack, which can only be avoided by evading it. To dodge this attack, move forward when the Rancor charges and position yourself behind it to avoid harm. However, don’t let your guard down as the Rancor may retaliate with another attack. It’s important to remain patient and strike at the right moment. Remember, it’s better to prioritize your safety and survival in the fight, rather than risking everything and facing a bitter defeat at the hands of the Rancor.
Best Combat Stance Against Rancor
While the choice of stance may not make a significant difference in this fight, we highly recommend trying out the Dual Blades stance. Why, you ask? Well, this stance enables you to unleash a flurry of attacks during the brief windows of opportunity you have to strike, and since the Rancor is a bit sluggish, you’re less likely to get stuck in an attack animation and become vulnerable to its attacks. So, if you’re struggling with this fierce foe, give Dual Blades a go and see how it fares for you.
Now, when it comes to Perks, you may not have any unlocked yet when you face the Rancor for the first time. However, if you’ve managed to accumulate enough Data Discs, we suggest checking out Steadfast and Elixir, as both can be incredibly useful in this fight. You can purchase these Perks from Zee, so make sure to stock up and prepare yourself for the battle ahead. May the Force be with you!