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Dread Fortress and Dread Palace HM 8man guide!

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Dread Fortress and Dread Palace HM 8man guide!

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paowee
10.18.2013 , 12:41 PM | #11
Also mae i put this up (link to google docs on my blog) hope ya don't mind!
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maebeebuzz
10.18.2013 , 07:29 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Joshthecook View Post
Thank you so much for the awesome write up. I wish I had read these before going in blind as a tank in Palace this week.
Hope it helped! We'll try to get the Nightmare guide out sooner, this was something we decided on mid week 2.


Quote: Originally Posted by paowee View Post
Also mae i put this up (link to google docs on my blog) hope ya don't mind!
Anything for you B'oard :}

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maebeebuzz
10.18.2013 , 07:36 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by ekimmak View Post
Well, I wasn't sure whether to take you seriously due to the guild name, but you seem to have a pretty good guide here.

Out of curiosity, what AC combinations have you tried this with?
Everything, basically. lol.

Tank combos: usually Sin/Sin or Jugg/PT. Sin/Jugg or Sin/PT also works.
Heals: Sorc/Sorc, is what we cleared with. Now we run sorc/op.
Dps: (Mara, 2 snipers, merc) or (2 maras, 2 snipers) We havent got a whole lot of depth as far as dps is concerned. The reason though is maras, snipers, and mercs were the consistent DPS leaders for so long (still are imho). We also have some of the best DPS who play this game (Gorband, Papa, Roovin, Stead) so its been hard to recruit dps depth. Other classes simply can't keep up with the numbers these guys put out.

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odawgg
10.19.2013 , 12:24 AM | #14
A+ nice guides guys So you're not supposed to stand between the fingers with the lightning beams? Wish I'd had this guide during the first week!

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maebeebuzz
10.19.2013 , 06:26 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by odawgg View Post
A+ nice guides guys So you're not supposed to stand between the fingers with the lightning beams? Wish I'd had this guide during the first week!
You are by far, the derpiest member of our progression team. <3
&& King of the Mercs.

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Justcae
10.19.2013 , 08:53 AM | #16
Great guide Mae. Without offering alternate strategies only giving extra information (sorry if any of this you already had!).

Dread Fortress

Gate Keeper Draxxus
  • Aggro Drops after completing his channelled attack. This happens every 15s while he is in play. The same cooldown as your single target taunt. Do not let him murder your DPS/Heals.

Corrupter Zero
  • Functions on a timer of 1 minute intervals for his stances. Timer begins upon him spawning.
  • Gravity is cast immediately after switching to Range stance, and again ~30-35s in depending on how his abilities lag/fire off
  • Adds spawn 15s into each phase. Though if he leaps up before 15s it will trigger an add spawn immediately.

Dread Fortress

Bestia
  • If DPS falls behind phase 1, have the tank that is holding the beast away from group pick up the third to avoid extra cleaves on group. The beasts will buff themselves on this tank, but the damage is minor and the extra beast should be peeled shortly.
  • When doing your tank swap make sure that it is the OT -> Bestia on the swap to avoid Bestia leaping to adds and buffing them.

Raptus
  • [Optional] If your tanks are well geared and/or Vanguard/PT's they can do the Tank challenge solo on HM. Vanguard/PT's need only pop their 25% DR shield, and fire off their 4 healing missiles to come through easily. This leaves a tank outside to deal with damage spike while people reposition. The tank outside need only taunt Raptus once to hold aggro, but should his original target get closer to Raptus than the tank, he'll switch back and require a new taunt.

The Dread Masters
  • Bestia Tank P1: If you can tank Bestia on the inside of the two lanterns/pillars. This will help you avoid Tyrans randomly teleporting close enough to Bestia to become buffed.
  • [Bug Work Around] Occasionally Brontes will bug becoming unhittable by melee attacks. To deal with this, damage Brontes primarily. Stack Styrak overtop of Brontes for AoE benefit. When Brontes bugs, switch DPS back to Styrak until Brontes teleports again and becomes damageable. When Styrak hits 20+ stacks burn Styrak for what little health he'll have at this point.
  • P1/P3 Calyphus Tank: When you have him down to your hold percentage, just run in a circle. He does not have a gap closer and will stop to drop his circle. You can avoid most of his damage even without a run buff.

Again, great guide guys. Tried to just keep the info as to how it affects your guide and not get into various strategies. Go Bastion!

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odawgg
10.19.2013 , 01:37 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by maebeebuzz View Post
You are by far, the derpiest member of our progression team. <3
&& King of the Mercs.
Every progression cycle I tell myself I should do it sober...but then Mae let's me die so my only outlet is Mary Jane to numb the pain

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AdamEzie
10.19.2013 , 02:12 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by maebeebuzz View Post
You are by far, the derpiest member of our progression team. <3
&& King of the Derps.
Fixed for clarity.
Sleeziee 55 Marauder Bastion -Sneeziee 55 Sniper Bastion - Dirty-Snutch 55 Gunslinger Bastion - Snutch 55 Guardian Shadowlands - Roshii 55 Mercenary Shadowlands

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paowee
10.21.2013 , 11:55 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by odawgg View Post
A+ nice guides guys So you're not supposed to stand between the fingers with the lightning beams? Wish I'd had this guide during the first week!
Does your Hyrdraulic Overrides not work? Us snipers can roll through them unharmed More reasons to bring a Sniper
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MahBoyDray
10.28.2013 , 07:43 AM | #20
Hey Mae, our guild has been doing DP HM progression and we got stuck on Dread Master Raptus.

The main thing we've noticed is an attack called Driving Thrust hitting the tanks for 32-35k damage.
Our tanks and full min/maxed 72 with a few 78's so our mitigation/health pool is spot on for the gear we have, yet this single attack seems to be the main cause of problems.

Any help would be appreciated.