Vykas Phase 1 Introduction
Vykas Phase 1 is a TIER 3 Legion Raid and you need to be at least 1430 (Normal) or 1460 (Hard) Item Level to enter this Raid. This dungeon drops Tier 3 Accessories, Ability Stones, Engraving Books, Cards and materials to craft the sets listed below.
After clearing the dungeon, you can pay gold to get additional loot. The recommended Combat Items are Elemental HP Potion, Time Stop Potion, Whirlwind Grenade and Swiftness Robe.
Disclaimer: In this guide, we will only focus on the important core & general patterns of the boss. Basic attacks of him, which are easy to predict or deal low damage, won't be explained in detail.
It is important to make sure that everyone in the raid group is aware of the boss and coop mechanics. Additionally, item level is not as significant as having good Engravings and Combat Stat distribution as these provide the most damage increase which shorten the duration of the battle. A shorter battle leads to less damage taken and less consumable used.
This guide assumes that you are familiar with the recommended Raid Build for your class.
Check out the Vykas Phase 2 Guide here.
- x60 HP = Encounter
- x55 HP = Split into Demon and Human form
- x50 HP = Human only: Orb Phase
- ~x35 HP = Human only: Stagger + Rotation
- x30 HP = Switch
- x25 HP = Safe Spot
- x13 HP = Human only: Stagger + Rotation
- x5 HP = Enhanced Phase
Once you have read through the detailed description of the main patterns, use the “cheat sheet” during the raid.
Human: Orb Phase
Human: Stagger Check
In each Legion Raid, once the bar on the top left is full, the raid lead has can activate the Sidereal skills to summon powerful allies. The bar fills up over time or gets a boost after specific patterns and interactions, like a Counter Attack. Using the Sidereal skills at the proper time can be a game changer.
If the raid lead dies, you can pass the party lead to another member to grant that person the access to use the Sidereal skills.
Dash & Split
Kick & Dash
Double Strike & Cross
Double Strike & Swipe
The boss gathers energy and creates a small safe spot close to him. Move towards the safe spot to avoid the explosion which occurs shortly afterwards. At the same time, make sure to stay at similar position as mentioned in the x50 Human: Orb Phase pattern.
After the explosion, move a few steps away from the boss towards the edge of the map, since the boss spawns at the center an orb for each player. Each orb start to chase after a specific player. Make sure to consume the orb following you a few steps away from the boss but not too close to the edge of the battle area. Once consumed, a small whirlpool appears, followed by a pattern similar to the Pizza pattern of Velganos. The whirlpool's swirl direction dictates the direction of the moving safe spot.
Do the pizza pattern correctly to get a shield which prevent you from getting killed by the follow up attack of the boss. If you miss any of the pizza slices or get too close to the boss while running the pizza, you won't get a shield. In this case, you can ask your support to shield and provide you with a damage reduction buff to survive follow up attack. It is also possible to survive the follow up attack by using Time Stop Potion at the correct time, roughly 15 seconds after the first explosion.
Gameplay with Shot Calls
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Starlast