Place: World 6 Solak entrance
Time: 10 EST (3 hours after reset)
We'll do practice mode again since we died quite a few times previously, if we feel confident we can switch to a real kill
I'm trying to improve my deeps so if there is someone willing to learn or perform the base tank role i'll offer to save them a spot (must be a clan member to have it saved, pm me to see if this is still available)
but there are at least 5 dps roles up for grabs, if not 6! Come try and learn the boss with us!
Only requirements this time-
Dominion mines (Non-negotiable this time hehe)
Fast way to travel to the boss (Max guild/Fairy ring)
Have gear that we require for raids (check spoilers for ideas)
Positive Mental Attitude
(Bladed Dive highlyyyy recommended but if this stopped u last time, we'll try it out)
Some gear ideas:
Some more good ideas:
Solak - 7-Man DPS Text Guide
from reddit user WasV3 (If anyone finds a good video guide of a 7man kill let me know!)
· During P1 there are a total of 8 roots that spawn on the outside of the arena;
· Assign 1 root to every person, except for the tank who gets the two south roots.
· Stall to 100% outside with a dummy and join in on an instance.
· Once all 7 are in the instance, you'll want to place dominion mines on the south roots. The 3 people who were assigned roots on the west side mine the south west root, while the people were assigned on the east side mine the south east root.
· Once you have mined the south root, you'll want to get into position, standing close to the root you were assigned. Being spread out helps with the green shield mechanic.
· Sunshine and Adrenaline Pot as the kill starts and do an opening thresh rotation.
· Green circles will spawn and try to go to the closest one in your area, should you see that one is open use resonance.
· The tank will bring Solak back to the middle if they had to move so you can use your sunshine
· Use resonance as the bar above your head fills (use debilitate if you don't have resonance.
· Finish your sunshine on Solak, you should be able to get Solak to aroun 7.0 m - 7.2 m depedning on your DPS. If its at 7.4 m or higher you likely aren't getting the 2nd root skip and are better off focusing on getting roots down.
· Once your sunshine is up you are tasked with killing your individual root, it will have 80k HP.
· You will be able to mine the root 1 minute after you place your initial mines, this is usually ~45 seconds into the kill, this makes it so you only have to do 60k HP.
· You should be able to kill your root before the next mechanic. The tank has 2 roots to deal with, but the roots are at 20k HP each because of the mines meaning they should be able to kill it faster than yours
· The next mechanic comes at ~52 seconds into the kill, the screen will shake and 2 of the 7 people on the team will get a timer and an arrow.
· If you got a timer run to the arrow and anticipate, moving away when its at 1. Ideally let your team know where your arrow is.
· If you did not get a timer move off the wall and use anticipate.
· Clean up all the remaining roots, sometimes there is one on very low HP due to the DPS having to abandon their roots with the timer taking precedence.
· You should be able to sunshine again at around 1:05 to 1:10 kill time, sunshine as soon as you can, the tank will bring Solak back to the middle once roots are killed;
· If it is past 1:20 its not worth using sunshine and you are better of just using thresholds.
· You can get a full sunshine rotation off before the arms and legs mechanic.
· Try to space out your sunshines so that you do not have to move for the blight AOE.
· The blight AOE will be given to 3 people, it hits ~4k and you are able to resonance it. If you are not comfortable with 1-tick resonance, use devotion to help you resonance.
· There is a 2nd blight AOE bomb
· If you did not get the first one you can resonance it, if you also get the first one you can tank it as you'll have time to Soul Split, make sure you have ~4.5k HP to survive the hit.
· Shard Solak as he is sitting down
· Solak should be somewhere between 6.0 m - 6.6 m HP at this point, if he is above that threshold it will be very difficult to get the 2nd root skip
· Kill the arms;
· The timers are very slow in a 7-man, make sure you use chain as it hits both arms, and use some thresholds
· As they face south, you are able to use flanking from the north
· Kill the Legs;
· The Legs can be nearly taken out by a team of detonates, everyone should detonate and release when its over 100%
· Sunshine + Adrenaline potion as soon as you are back up to 100%, this should allow you to get 1-2 abilities off on the legs before they die
· The core will spawn in the middle
· Much like the arms/legs they face south so you can flank from the north. Do a threshold rotation on the orb, this should get it under 500k
· Solak will stand back up and you'll have ~15 seconds of sunshine left which you can get the 2nd threshold rotation in under
· Tank will turn the boss facing south so that all the DPS can use flanking and help get it to 6.0 m.
· Getting it to 6.0 m skips all the other mechanics in the phase except for Arms/Legs/Core
· As long as its below 6.6 m HP when SOlak stand back up you should have no problem getting to 6.0 m before he goes back to the start of the phase.
· Re-do Arms/Legs/Core however this time you can either Sunshine when the legs spawn, Meta + Sigil when the core spawns or Onslaught on the Core to kill it.
· Should you not reach 6.0m HP, you have to do all that over again, except for on the 2nd time you aren't mining south but you are mining your own root. This means that you have to help the tank out south. Focus on the roots over Solak as you should be able to get to 6.0m fairly quickly after dealing with the roots.
· Phase 1 Ends when the core reaches 0 HP, when that happens get to the SW corner
· Get to the SW corner after core dies
· A purple smoke pillar will spawn, kill it using thresholds and basics.
· When it’s around ~25k HP have a DPS click on Meretheil which will spawn a green circle in the middle
· The green circle will clear all your stacks, run/BD to it after the pillar is dead
· When you get the cleanse message, surge to the blue ring that spawns where the pillar died.
· You will be sent to the upper level where there is this giant orb, spam click on it and it will take 10k damage per click (less damage if you have more stacks).
· When you get brought back down, Surge to the SE corner and repeat the process. Should you kill the pillar too quickly do not bother cleansing as you won't have time. Avoid the middle as it damages you
· After going up two times, the orb should be dead meaning it will no longer be dropping bombs on you
· The tank will have taken out the NW pillar and will be working on the NE pillar when you get there, throw 1-2 abilities on there to help out the tank.
· Sunshine on the north wall by the torches, once the final pillar is dead Solak will be able to go past 5.6 m HP and will release AOE bomb over the entire arena.
· The north wall is a quasi-safe spot as you will rarely get hit, if a bomb gets close to the north wall, disperse out on the other side of the torches, debilitate/reflect/resonance/eat up if necessary
· When the AOE bombs are done do not click on the golden thing that appears near you, that is for the tank to do.
· Solak will raise his arm and say a speech about raining on you, halfway through his speech you will want to use debilitate and then reflect. Make sure you are 1-2 squares away from the tank and do not move out of the golden shield
· Count the bombs, after the 4th one hits you run south and use resonance. This should heal you to full HP or very close.
· Anticipate and then Sunshine as you will have an opportunity to attack Solak with very little interruptions.
· A random person will get targeted by Solak, this will stun them and force them to move, if you get chosen go back to your sunshine and continue to DPS
· Depending on how well your teams DPS is, the phase will either end now, or you will have to do a second rain attack
· Should you have to do a 2nd rain attack, you can do the same thing as before with debilitate and then reflect, but this time if you leave the circle after the 4th bomb you have to have devotion up or it will pop your resonance.
· Surge south as the Phase ends, back to where the green circle was on p2
Phase 3 (Outside only)
I decided not to cover the inside portion of p3 for length purposes
· As soon as the team is close to the green circle, click to cleanse so that everyone stacks get reset to 0.
· Sunshine and Adrenaline Potion in the middle of the arena, this allows you to flank Solak
· When he starts to shake you can soul split helping you heal up to full.
· When Solak stands up use anticipate and prepare to use a stun in 2 abilities, ~50% of the team has to stun Solak or an increasing bleed will damage the team. It has a voice-over cue
· The tank will start charging the second sigil, you'll want to take a couple steps towards the tank so you do not get dragged as Solak moves.
· Onslaught once you get to 100% After your first sunshine, this will usually happen during the second shake
· After the 2nd shake, 3 members of the team will get targeted with blight bombs, these bombs are more deadly than on p1 as they create roots between the 3 people when they go off, meaning they need to get away from the DPS pile. For these bombs you want to make sure you anticipate before using resonance as its always followed up by getting stunned.
· I have devised a strategy where you release the bombs near the previous sigil, as shown by this pictureThis allows you to still attack Solak while also not killing the team
· Repeat this until Solak is at 800k HP and Erethdor is dead. Make sure Solak has 10 shards.
Phase 4 (outside only)
Tank is on the inside
· Run North behind Solak all grouped up in a pile, use natural instinct as the red message pops up, build back up to 100% and use sunshine + Adrenaline potion, do a sunshine rotation
· Make sure you Asphyxiate and don't forget about it, if not the team will get wiped with 11k hits. (stunning the boss can make you avoid a large hit if timed correctly)
· When you get a bar over your head use reprisal and make sure you are 9k HP +, you will get hit by both blight bombs causing 9k in damage and a massive reprisal hit, task one person with shattering.
· If done right the phase will be over before your 2nd Wild Magic and Asphyxiate
HOPEFULLY WE WON???