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Vykas Gate 1 Legion Raid Guide

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Vykas Gate 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.

GoldMaterialBox MaterialBox CostAuction Material
Normal
Gate 160011300
Gate 2100022450
Hard
Gate 190033500
Gate 21500336505

For more set related information, check out the Gear Set Guide.

After clearing the dungeon, you can pay gold to get additional loot. The recommended Combat Items are Elemental HP Potion, Time Stop Potion 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.

Patterns Overview

  • x120 HP = Clone Rotation
  • x65 HP = Clone Absorption

Once you have read through the detailed description of the main patterns, use the “cheat sheet” during the raid, or check out our condensed Cheat Sheet Collection for all Legion Raids on one page.

Main Patterns

Clone Rotation

Sidereal

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.

Nineveh

Wei

Inanna

Hotkey: CTRL+Z

Deals the highest Damage out of all 3 Sidereal skills. Often, this is the best skill to use if the entire raid can handle the main patterns without the aid of the other 2 Sidereal skills.

Hotkey: CTRL+X

Deals the highest Stagger Damage out of all 3 Sidereal skills.

Hotkey: CTRL+C

Reduces the damage taken and the seduction gauge for a few seconds. On top of that, the players in the affected area will get healed in certain intervals. Usually not recommended & used for Vykas battle.

Clone Rotation

At x120 HP, Vykas teleports to the center and splits into 3 shadow clones. Each shadow clone dashes towards a fixed position at the edge of the map, as shown below. Each shadow clone has a different amount of winged raised. It can have one, two or no wings raised. The variations are unique, but are randomly assigned to one of the 3 clones.

At the same time, as soon as Vykas splits into 3 shadow clones, 5 orbs spawn in a cross shaped pattern at the center. A player can consume one orb, which in return marks the player with a red or purple symbol above their head. It is important that all 5 orbs are consumed as fast as possible by 5 different players, to check if there are in total more red or purple symbols above those players heads.

If there are in total 3 Purple symbols, then run immediately as a group to the clone with no wings raised, and wait for the first shockwave. Afterwards, move towards the clone with 1 one wing raised, and wait for the second shockwave. Finally, run to the clone with both wings raised, to survive the last shockwave. The shockwave kills players who are not standing close to the correct shadow clone.

If there are in total 3 Red symbols, then run immediately as a group to the clone with two wings raised, and wait for the first shockwave. Afterwards, move towards the clone with 1 one wing raised, and wait for the second shockwave. Finally, run to the clone with no wings raised, to survive the last shockwave. The shockwave kills players who are not standing close to the correct shadow clone.

Make sure to assign 5 players to consume the orbs as soon as those spawn, and 1 player for each of the shadow clone location to scout the wing status. Communication is the key to survive this mechanic. The scouting 3 players can communicate via pings and guide everyone else to the correct clone.

Clone Absorption

Upon reaching x65 HP, the boss teleports to the center and summons 1 shadow clone at 3 fixed locations further away from her. Each player should move close to one of the 3 clones, based on their party color and number, as shown in the image below. The party color and your number can be seen in the ingame party UI.

After a short delay, each clone starts to pulsate 5 times in a random sequence of red and black waves. Memorize this, since this dictates in which orbs need to be blocked by the players later.

The player needs to block the correct orbs, which are the one at the same position as the black shockwave. If a player blocks more than 1 black orb, he dies, but a Time Stop Potion can prevent this. So make sure to memorize the sequence properly. You can use the following format to tell your teammates which orbs need to be blocked:
—Example 1: “2/3/5” → This means, the 2nd, 3rd and 5th orbs need to be blocked.
—Example 2: “1/4” → This means, the 1st and 4th orbs need to be blocked.

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It is possible that a shadow clone, which has initially 3 players assigned to it, only pulsates 2 times back. In this case, the player with the number 3 needs to move to the clone with only 2 players assigned to it, since it will shoot 3 black orbs towards the boss. If Vykas absorbs more than one black orb in Normal Mode or any in Hard Mode, the raid will be wiped.

General Patterns

Golden Discs

Counter

There are 2 patterns, which are counterable. Since a successful counter gives you time to deal uninterrupted damage, you should try to counter her as much as possible.

Counter 1: The boss targets a player and shoots multiple purple discs towards that player. You can counter her right after she shoots the last disc.

Counter 2: A quick dash attack, which can be countered if you react fast enough. Even if you miss the first counter, there is a high chance that Vykas performs the same attack once more. So be ready to counter the second dash.

Donut

Vykas summons a purple donut like ring, which starts to chase a player marked with a purple spotlight effect. Everyone else should run towards the opposite side of the marked player, while he guides the donut towards an edge of the battle area. At the same time, small circles appear below random players, which explode after a short delay. Keep moving to avoid getting hit by it.

The donut explodes after a few seconds or once it comes in contact with a player. The explosion deals massive damage in a huge area. Safe spots are either very far away from the donut trigger spot or the small circle right where it was triggered. Use Time Stop Potion, if needed.

Carousel

Vykas teleports to the center, dashes backwards and starts to float in the air. After a short delay, a laser aims at every player. Spread out, run towards the edge of the battle area and start to run clockwise with enough gap between you and the players running in front and behind you. Keep running until a beam is fired. If you kept moving and had enough distance between other players, you shouldn't get hit by it.

Golden Discs

Vykas summons multiple golden discs flying towards random players. Spread out, keep moving while dodging the disks. On hit, the discs stun the player and explode. Getting hit can cause a chain reaction and trigger multiple discs in a row.

Multiple Shockwaves

This pattern is added to Vykas's repertoire once her HP falls below x50. She sends out 4 shockwaves in a fixed pattern. You can either run far away or run the pattern by standing outside → inside → inside → outside. Getting hit shocks the player, which increases the chance of getting hit by the follow-up explosions.

Stun Shotgun

Below X65 HP, a V-shaped purple outline can appear in front of one or multiple random players. These players need to move immediately towards the edge of the battle area and point the lasers away from the center of the battle area. After a short delay, a shockwave is send between the 2 lines. Afterwards, stationary purple bubbles are summoned on the spot, which shoot in frequent intervals stunning orbs towards the V-shaped direction. Stay away from the bubbles, since Vykas destroys in frequent intervals nearby bubbles, which explode and deal high damage to everyone close to it.

Below x50 HP, if you get hit by any patterns of the boss, you get a stacking debuff. Once this debuff reaches 3 stacks, you will be marked by the Stun Shotgun.

Towards the end of the battle, make sure to take your time and place the shotguns/bubbles properly. If the shockwave is sent and the bubble is placed while the V-shaped lasers are pointing towards the battle area, it severely increases the difficulty of the fight.

The Maze

The boss uses a smokescreen and teleports to the center. Shortly after, rotating blood walls appear with small gaps in between. Additionally, the ground explodes in certain intervals. The explosions have clearly visible safe spots. The goal is to move from one safe spot to the other while using the gaps between the walls. On hit, the walls can push you towards the explosion.

Worms

The boss summons multiple small worms at random areas indicated by a smoke screen. It deals damage and slows nearby players. After a short delay, 3 giant worms appear on areas marked by a yellow shockwave. Dodge it, otherwise you will be imprisoned. Imprisoned players can be liberated by destroying the worm. If the giant worms are not destroyed on time, they explode and deal high damage.

Big Shockwave

Once Vykas flies up and gathers purple energy towards her, move immediately behind her, otherwise you will get hit by multiple high damage shockwaves. These shockwaves hit everyone in front of the boss in a huge area.

Shards

The boss shoots multiple shards in a cone-shaped area to the front, which return to Vykas after travelling a short distance and fly pass her. You can get hit by more than 1 shard, which can deal high damage.

Magnet

The boss shoots towards the front and back 3 orbs in a cone-shaped area. After travelling a short distance, the orbs return to the boss while pulling every player on their path towards the boss. Being pulled increases the chance of getting hit by any follow-up attack of Vykas.

Gameplay with Shot Calls

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Reviewed by Starlast

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