SWTOR Space Battle Guide: Polith Minefield and Hydian Way Blockade

Posted Thu, Feb 09, 2012 by jeffprime

SWTOR Space Battles - Polith Minefield and Hydian Way Blockade

Flying your ship through the depths of space gets a lot more interesting when you undertake the Polith Minefield (Sith) or Hydian Way Blockade (Republic) space combat mission. Usually, you have to fight enemy fighters or cripple a space station, but this time you get to clear a minefield and destroy the Minelayer ship responsible for the minefield. Did I forget to mention that the mines shoot at you or that you’re doing this while dodging asteroids? Don’t worry as that has put together a complete guide with strategy info and combat tips to ensure your survival.

Your principal objective is to destroy 150 mines and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do so. The mission is a long one, clocking in at over 8 minutes. You will fly through a number of minefields comprised of lots of mines laid out in rows. You can use your missiles on the mines, but they are easily destroyed by your blasters. I would recommend saving your missiles for the secondary objectives and the Minelayer ship itself. Don’t worry about destroying every single mine on the screen. There are plenty of minefields that you’ll fly through and, as long as you make a decent accounting of them, you’ll complete the mine destruction objective before you get to the Minelayer ship at the end of the mission.

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