Sunday, July 10, 2011

BoT: Twilight Ascendant Council

This fight is broken into three phases.  The trick is to to get all four members of the Council down as close to 25 percent health as you can, because at the end they all combine into the Elemental Monstrosity, whose total health will equal the remaining health of all the Council members.  The phases change when one of the Council members up hits 25 percent, so you if you have one member at 25 percent and the other at, say, 40... well, you've got a real problem.

You may be assigned in groups to work on a specific member, but even so, be aware of the level of the other member and be prepared to slow down your DPS or even switch targets to keep them even.

Phase 1 begins with Ignacious and Feludius up.  For this fight it's good to stack up in the circle in the middle of the room, between the two of them.  If you are assigned to Feludius, pay attention to Ignacious.  When he casts his Aegis of Flame ability, you will want to switch to him to burn down the shield, then switch back to Feludius.  He will also cast walls of fire that stay in place.  Stay out of them EXCEPT if you get the Waterlogged debuff from Feludius.  If you get this debuff, run through the fire to get rid of it.  If you still have the Waterlogged debuff when Feludius casts his Glacier ability, you will die.  Guaranteed.

At Phase 2, Ignacious and Feludius leave and Terestra and Arrion show up.  This part of the fight is a HUGE pain in the butt.  I just hate it.  You will be told by DBM to get a "grounded debuff" or a "levitate debuff."  These debuffs are to protect you from the Quake and Thundershock abilities these two cast.  If you don't get these, you make the healers job much harder and they will not thank you for it.  There will be a tornado-looking thing swirling around the room, as well as a sort of vortex-shaped thing with lightning coming out of it. To get the levitate, head to the tornado and run through it.  To get grounded, run through the vortex thing.  Once you have these debuffs, avoid the opposite one like the plague.  Unfortunately, this is easier said than done as they appear and disappear around the room.  Your Blink will come in handy during this part of the fight.  The hard part is keeping your DPS going while you run around the room getting various debuffs.

At Phase 3, all of the Council members combine and form the Elemental Monstrosity.  It is now a race to the finish line!  Hopefully, you got everyone very close to 25 percent so you can beat the timer.  You may be asked to pop Time Warp here.  Hit all your cooldowns and just whale away on this guy so you can get him down, as the damage he deals increases the longer he stays alive.  If you get tossed up, use your Feather Fall ability to keep yourself alive.


Heart of Ignacious

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