Raze, none of those things happen. The undead operator states I am useless I need another charge, but he blasts away any how. I know about the levers, it's the only way to take him down now, it's just I remember the remote working back when I first played on explorer mode. None of my groups' equipment had anything like reflective dmg, I usually don't get anything like that until 9th or 10th level. I always have the Character w/ the highest init. use the controller so the Sparkmaster has not been hit by anything when I use it. Not a big deal , but it makes what was an easy fight pretty hard w/ the controller not working. Thanks for replying.