“My passion is my Strength! You will fall!”
The Dark Acolytes are a group of Sith enemy NPC’s found in the Battle of Umbara near the entrance of the Ancient Sith Academy at the south east part of the map.
These Acolytes aggressively attack any nearby players and are capable of hitting multiple targets with every strike dealing heavy damage per hit. There are four known variants of these enemies, Dark Acolyte Warriors, Dark Acolyte Healers, and Elite versions of both.
Healers are also capable of attacking multiple foes simultaneously with Force Lightning attacks.
Using a Republic Missile Launcher or a weapon like the Flame Thrower are a good way to defeating the Acolytes, another good way to defeat them is to get them in a group around your character and attack with your Lightsaber since you can do damage to all of them at once.
Although you may lose a large deal of health, this method is still very effective.
Defeating an Acolyte outside of the Ancient Sith Academy will grant you a piece of the Sinister Holocron Collection.