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EV - Final Boss - SOA - Tank Questions

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Kalgodric
01.11.2012 , 12:57 AM | #1
I am a Jugg tank. I seem to be having issues moving SOA under the spike that drops in phase 3. Anyone have any tips?
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Through power, I gain victory.
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yerdd
01.11.2012 , 01:52 AM | #2
It isn't too horrible. Make sure you are zoomed out to the max (increase it in settings). Since you don't really need to worry on threat I just frantically mouse around til I see it. The area for when it goes down is pretty big so just run yourself under it then move a little longer.

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Libertine
01.11.2012 , 02:08 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalgodric View Post
I am a Jugg tank. I seem to be having issues moving SOA under the spike that drops in phase 3. Anyone have any tips?
just adjust your camera settings so you can zoom out further

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Badankis
01.11.2012 , 02:23 AM | #4
Also look for the pre-smash that occurs right before the pillar comes down.
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Lord_Of_Sith
01.11.2012 , 03:13 AM | #5
I've spent a good bit of time tanking this fight as a jugg. If you set camera distance to max, it is fairly easy to spot the flying pillars. just run to it, and through it. While running underneath it, look straight up, and run until you're outside of the circle. Soa will follow you into the correct spot.

That much is easy. What is not so easy is when it bugs and doesn't break the shield. This isn't common (actually quite rare, but always seems to happen on otherwise flawless attempts). The pillar can smash right through his head and nothing happens - maybe if he is too well centered it doesn't work? lol.

Also, RNG is really what this fight is about. On most of our attempts, we'll have 1 dps being cycloned about and another dps gets sucked into a mind trap about 1 second before the shield breaks. Being 2 dps down for each shield phase makes it exceedingly difficult.

Yet the worst part is that you can get sucked into a mindtrap while a tank. I've been off in a corner positioning him under a pillar, hes beating on me, then right before a pillar drops i'll get sucked into a mindtrap and he'll run off after someone else, moving him from under the pillar. When I get out of the mindtrap, he's right back on me as if nothing ever happened (after I get within range of him, at least). At first I wondered if people were grabbing threat from me resulting in me getting mindtrapped, but after more attempts it became clear that this was not the case.

On a random note, if you play your force charge / intercede's right, it is entirely possible to get to the bottom of each phase without taking more than ~10% damage from falling.

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Lord_Of_Sith
01.11.2012 , 03:16 AM | #6
Also, you'll want to head back to mid every time that hes shielded again. He likes to sit and cast a lot, so it can take him a lot of time to move even short distances, so you never want to be caught on the opposite side of the room from the next pillar.

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Kalgodric
01.11.2012 , 12:29 PM | #7
thanks guys ill try these tips out
Peace is a Lie. There is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory my chains are broken.

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silverprovidence
01.11.2012 , 01:09 PM | #8
The pillars shift about before deciding where they come down, but typically on a straight path and they start moving fast before slowing down. You just have to taunt the boss and chase it along its path, boss can be a bit of a pain because of his casts so you want to stay several steps ahead of him to keep him moving along the path.
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