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Esseles HM Ironfist


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FroSaber
06.08.2012 , 08:13 AM | #1
Anyone know the gear requirements to beat Ironfist HM? pretty tough boss! or could someone point me in the right direction on the best strategy to beat him?
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ML_DoubleTap
06.08.2012 , 08:17 AM | #2
Pretty much just need to make sure you interrupt his snipe(or whatever it's called) ability. As long as you do that every time it shouldn't be too bad.

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Freeborne
06.08.2012 , 08:23 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by ML_DoubleTap View Post
Pretty much just need to make sure you interrupt his snipe(or whatever it's called) ability. As long as you do that every time it shouldn't be too bad.
On that note, tank him near a wall. He likes to knock you back, and then do his long cast. If you don't fly back as far the tank can interupt it.

But yes, he's a hard boss. (The place is super easy after him, though.)
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Kalbin
06.08.2012 , 08:40 AM | #4
It is a great fight but the key is to interrupt his snipe ability (don't remember exact name). What I would recommend you do is as follows: After the conversation takes place do not engage him and walk backwards. The fight won’t start. Take your group to the front of the command post (where you talked to the ship commander at the start of the FP). Spread out the dps with the healer in the center (the healer with back towards the window) and the dps to the left and right almost in the corners. With this formation you avoid the missiles he drops and when the ads come out they won’t go for you. The trick is having the tank hit him from above and bring him up to the platform. From there just DPS him him out and int the snipe ability and you will be gold. Just make sure to take the ads after you kill him and talk to the commander.
I hope this helps. If not they will nerf him in 1.3 unfortunately.

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redfurry
06.08.2012 , 08:41 AM | #5
I had difficulties first time I encountered him, because our group panicked when he does his missile spam move; everyone ran around like crazy, healer coudn't heal and the explosions hit everyone.

The only thing you need in that phase, is for everyone to spread around. The missiles will hit only the tank and the healer can keep him up easily. The DPS can keep hurting him - and should. Enrage timers are alwasy a concern.

That and interrupt the Snipe attack.

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CitizenFry
06.08.2012 , 09:49 AM | #6
The ability you're looking for is "Headshot". Absolutely need to interrupt that every time. But yeah, if you pull him up to the front of the ship, you don't have to deal with adds, which makes life much easier.

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Isfret
06.08.2012 , 10:44 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by redfurry View Post
I had difficulties first time I encountered him, because our group panicked when he does his missile spam move; everyone ran around like crazy, healer coudn't heal and the explosions hit everyone.
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Im a sage healer, and that is exactly my biggest problem in that fight. It is so much easier to heal if people just spread out a bit (staying in range for the AoE heal) and stand still. There is no need to run around as headless chickens.

As long as people stands still and makes sure to interrupt his headshot ability, the fight is actually not that bad.

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JacksonMo
09.17.2012 , 07:52 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Isfret View Post
Im a sage healer, and that is exactly my biggest problem in that fight. It is so much easier to heal if people just spread out a bit (staying in range for the AoE heal) and stand still. There is no need to run around as headless chickens.

As long as people stands still and makes sure to interrupt his headshot ability, the fight is actually not that bad.
The interrupt didn't work for me this morning. I was standing right on top of him and my interrupt key was greyed out.
Of course this resulted in a wipe and the healer promptly QQing in general what an amazing healer he is but just couldn't keep us alive because we suck...

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MagnitudeZero
09.17.2012 , 08:01 AM | #9
yeah as people already stated, almost no requirement of gear even required for esseles at all! Just remember to interrupt his headshot/snipe ability. I don't know why people always assume Esseles is so hard, he's got one ability that doesn't require lightning quick reflexes to interrupt, and the rest whilst not super easy if it's your first time should be pretty easy in comparison. And then the rest of the dungeon is a cakewalk in any gear.

I guess it's just that people hear horror stories of wiping for ages by people who weren't sure what to do and it's escalated into this massively feared boss, and you end up dreading doing esseles. As soon as you do it with a group who knows what they're doing, you'll see how easy it is!

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Quinnt
09.17.2012 , 08:20 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by MagnitudeZero View Post
yeah as people already stated, almost no requirement of gear even required for esseles at all! Just remember to interrupt his headshot/snipe ability. I don't know why people always assume Esseles is so hard, he's got one ability that doesn't require lightning quick reflexes to interrupt, and the rest whilst not super easy if it's your first time should be pretty easy in comparison. And then the rest of the dungeon is a cakewalk in any gear.

I guess it's just that people hear horror stories of wiping for ages by people who weren't sure what to do and it's escalated into this massively feared boss, and you end up dreading doing esseles. As soon as you do it with a group who knows what they're doing, you'll see how easy it is!
In fairness, the last boss in the encounter, Vokk, was ridiculously overtuned until the patch about a month ago that nerfed him. Now he's probably a bit too easy, but originally his lightning strike would hit people who were well outside the reticles and his saber throw hit two targets like a truck.
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