Star Wars Jedi Survivor: How To Fight A Rancor

Here is where you can find the Rancor and how you can win a fight against it.

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Fight A Rancor - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Rancor has sort of always been a mystery boss to players. Rancor is the boss-level threat Cal Kestis can fight early in the game. However, going into this fight without preparation could prove deadly for many players. 

Key Takeaways

  • The Rancor is an early-game boss in the Star Wars Jedi Survivor.
  • You can find this Rancor on the planet Koboh. The Rancor can be found in the depths of the mining caves, Sodden Groto.
  • The Rancor can land many attacks. Most of these attacks will get one shot, kill the player, or drain most health.
  • Moreover, some attacks can not be blocked, so players must jump around to evade.
  • The Rancor has an enormous health bar, so players must prepare for a long fight.

Location Of The Rancor

You must first progress the primary campaign and a few side quests to fight the boss. Like most of the exploration, you can discover Rancor on Koboh.

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Meditation Point -Rambler’s Reach Outpost

However, to get to Rancor, I had to first reach Rambler’s Reach Outpost as part of the primary campaign. Once at the Outpost, find the workbench and the Meditation Point. Just past the workbench, you will see a woman who will give you the Find Missing Prospectors rumor.

The Find Missing Prospectors would require the players to investigate an extensive system of Caves. These caves are known as Sodden Groto and are the resting place of our Rancor. The entrance to the cave is also reasonably close to the Meditation Point on the Rambler’s Reach Outpost.

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Sodden Groto – Location

To find the entrance of Sodden Groto, you must head to the West of the Meditation point. Here, you will see a climbable wall that will take you to the top of the ridge. Just in front of it, you will see an entrance to the cave. Once inside the caves, I suggest you keep on investigating, and soon, the caves will take you down to your boss’s fight with the Rancor.

Boss Fight With The Rancor

You will arrive at an underground arena for your fight against the Rancor. However, if you are unprepared, the fight will only end in one way, with Rancor beating Cal to death.

Even though you can fight the Rancor very early on, I recommend against it. It is best to be prepared with a good amount of stims and health.

But before even going with the first strike, you must learn the attack patterns of the Rancor.

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Ground Slam – Rancor Attack
  • Stomp: One of the deadliest attacks that the Rancor performs. I found out later on that the player can not dodge this attack, nor can you block it. You can only avoid the attack by simply jumping in the air long enough to escape the shockwaves. 
  • Claw Attack: Be prepared to block or dodge both claws, one after the other. Once you avoid or block, the Rancor will be open for you to land a few hits.
  • Ground Slam: The Rancor also has another unblockable attack. If the Rancor has both arms high in the air, it is about to hit the ground with all its strength. 
  • Slow Grab: Whenever the Rancor tried to reach for me with his claws, I jumped to one side and got a few hits. I advise you to follow the same for your playthrough. 
  • Ground Sweep: The Rancor will spin around and use his arms to attack anything in range. As you can not block this attack, standing at a distance is best and waiting for other opportunities to attack.

Players must also remember a few things before fighting with the Rancor. Below are a few of my tips that will raise your odds of winning this fight:

  • Be Prepared: Packing enough stims and health would be best to get you through the fight. I suggest learning new and powerful skills before you take on the Rancor, which will help your chances in the fight.
  • Be Patient: It would be best if you timed your attacks. Otherwise, a single blow from the Rancor will send you to the beginning of the fight.
  • Using The Force: I discovered that you could use the bones around you and throw them into Rancor’s mouth. This will stagger the beast for a few seconds, giving you time to attack. 
  • Lightsaber Stance: The stance that works the best in this fight is the double-bladed Lightsaber Stance. The swift and robust attacks make this an ideal choice for the fight. 
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Essence – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

At the end of this fight, you will find a blue, glowing orb, an essence. You can interact with the essence and pick up a new Perk.

This Shatter perk became an instant favorite for my build. This perk can be equipped at any meditation point and help Cal break the enemy’s block.

My Recommendations For Rancor Fight

I recommend waiting until you have a few skills and health to take on this challenge. This makes a world of difference, as taking on the Rancor without any primary skills caused me a lot of trouble. I found the Rancor in Sodden Groto, a system of caves on the planet Koboh. However, I soon realized that fighting a Rancor was significantly more complex than locating a Rancor.

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