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Stormtalons Lair : Strategy Guide

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  1. Fry

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    STORMTALON’S LAIR

    • * One of the two first dungeons in Wildstar
    • *Level 17 to walk in and Level 20 through the Group Finder
    • *Entrance discovery not required
    • *South east corner of Galeras
    • *3 main bosses, 2 optional (Only 1 present per run)
    • *Gold medal requires all optional objectives and no deaths by the party. 45 minute time limit
    [*] *Unlike KV this dungeon doesn’t have a great variety of trash mobs.

    TRASH


    • Thundercall Sentinel:
    • Only casts one skill Shockwave A frontal telegraph - Interruptable (NO Interrupt Armour)
      The Sentinel will usually be linked to a Thundercall Shaman.
    • Thundercall Shaman:
    • Rejuvenate : this skill will regen the HP of the Sentinel. The Shaman has 1 IA so 2 interrupts will be needed to get him to stop casting and get an MoO.
    • Thundercall Storm-Watcher: He has two Thunderbreak Fleshrippers by his side. Don’t take those birds lightly, this is one of the trash packs that does the most damage(in normal and in Veteran mode).
    • Rampage: linear telegraph in front of him. The Storm-Watcher has 1 IA. This skill can be interrupted, but it should also at the same time be avoided by the tank just in case the interrupts don’t go through in time.
      Getting hit by this will knock you down, and if you stand at the end of the line you will also get a second (big) hit when the Storm-Watcher finishes his combo.
    • Hack and Slash:A linear telegraph in front of them. This one doesn’t knock you down but does a lot more of damage than Rampage. It can be interrupted and needs to be avoided; staying in it, even if you’re a tank will most certainly kill you.
    • Thundercall Storm-Weave: He is THE MOST DANGEROUS TRASH in this dungeon.
      Applies a debuff on your group, which will stack as long as he remains alive. The debuff will do periodic damage. Needs to be Cleansed, or if you have a strong healer, ignore it.
    • Conduction: It will target someone randomly, stun him and begin casting a telegraph at this persons feet that ticks every second.THIS SKILL NEEDS TO BE INTERRUPTED AT ALL COSTS.

      Pulling tactics for tank: The first Storm-Weaver you’ll encounter is a patrol and will cross paths with a static pack of Thundercall Sentinel and Shaman. The way to avoid a stupid wipe is for the tank to pull those guy, and then go hide behind a rock (around the corner to the entrance) in order to drag the Sentinel and Shaman far from the Weavers patrol path. This way you’ll avoid getting aggro of both the Sentinel+ Shaman and the Weaver.
      We actually demonstrate the way to execute this safe pull in our tutorial video. Keep in mind though that you need to warn your party not to heal or dps as long as the Sentinel and the Shaman are not in place.

    BLADE WIND THE INVOKER



    This is the first boss of the dungeon. It’s a 3 phase fight.



    • PHASE 1:

      During this phase he will only hit the tank(like a truck) and cast Thunder Cross.
    • Thunder Cross: This is a huge cross telegraph. It can be interrupted.

      Once the boss reaches around 60% he will disarm the group and get into an absorption bubble. That’s when Phase 2 starts.
      You can either wait out the Disarm, go grab your weapon, or use a CC breaker.

      PHASE 2:
    • Killing the 4 Thundercall Channelers
    • You will need to assign an order in which to kill them.
    • We are going to kill them clockwise in the tutorial video, starting from the one on the left.
    • You all need to focus the same one, as spreading out might give trouble to the healer, especially a short ranged Medic.

      During this phase the Invoker will cast :
      Lightning Strike: This telegraph will appear at the feet of one of your party member. This telegraph will follow this person during the first cast time. Once the first cast time is finished it will stick to the last location of the player and cast another time, that’s when the Lightning will strike.
      These telegraph can be placed at the feet of the Channelers to get some extra damage (Note: Practice for Vet mode).

      The Invoker throughout this phase will keep pressure on the healer by dealing damage to the group. This is one of the reasons you shouldn’t spread out during this phase.

      Each time you kill a Channeler a Static Wisp will appear. The wisps will do rounds around the room during phase 2 and phase 3. Each Wisp moves at different speeds. The closer you are to the boss the slower it will move.
      Getting hit by a wisp will Stun and deal damage to you. You will need to avoid them during phase 2 and 3.

      During phase 2 we recommend that your group stays in the inner circle (the circle in which the 4 Channelers stand) as the first Wisps will spawn outside this circle.

      We also recommend that the tank and the healer take a CC breaker just in case.

      Once all 4 Channelers are dead the Invoker will get out of his bubble and disarm you once again. That’s when Phase 3 Starts.

      PHASE 3:

      Time to dance!.
      At the beginning of the phase since your tank helped on killing the Channelers, the healer will be the one who will most likely have aggro of the boss. Not to worry.
      Your tank needs to get back his weapon as fast a possible and taunt the boss straight away.
      Your healer will also need to be aware he has aggro and heal himself, since the boss deals quite a lot of damage with his auto attack.

      The boss will keep casting Lightning Strike and you will also still have to avoid the wisps.

      During Phase 3 the boss will also cast :
    • Electrostatic Pulse : this is a huge AoE covering all of the room. But there will be safe zones in it. You need to get into one of them, while still avoiding the wisps.

    TRASH..kinda​



    • Skyborn Tempest.
    • It will rush on the tank leaving a trail behind him. This ]trail will deal moderate damage but needs to be avoided.
    • Manifest Cyclone: this is a 2 cast telegraph just like Lightning Strike. During the first cast it will follow the player targeted, once it finishes a static Cyclone will appear on this players last location.

    AETHROS



    This second boss is a two phase boss with a rotation between those 2.


    • PHASE 1:

      He will only hit the tank, nothing special. At some point he will cast :
    • He will drop AOE on all members of the group. It's static - Dodge or Run out of it.
    • Air Shift: The following message will be displayed “Aethros starts to dissipate”. At the end of the cast Aethros will disappear and 3 Gusts of Aethros will get in the fight. They do nothing special except a fairly reasonable amount of damage. Though your tank might need to taunt them in order to get them all.

      Once these adds are dead the following message will appear “A zephyr sweeps you off your feet”. This signals the beginning of phase 2.

      PHASE 2:
    • Before engaging the boss you might have noticed a challenge called Tornado Chasing. The goal of this challenge is for your whole group to avoid getting hit by any Tornadoes. This is a really unforgiving challenge, and will most likely be your Gold run breaker.

      When phase 2 starts the players of your group will be pushed back to the entrance. The Tornadoes on both sides of the room will also start moving. This is because Aethros has began casting of Tempest.

      Tempest: this skill will make the Tornadoes move and spawn round lightning telegraphs that will knock you back If you get hit by them.

      Get to the boss, avoid tornadoes and telegraphs. Interrupt him!
    • 2 IA and will require 3 interrupts for Tempest to be stopped. But before interrupting make sure enough people have reached the boss. If you use your interrupts without enough people around, his IA will just be restored before enough people had the time to interrupt him.

      After being Interrupted he will cast :
    • Torrent: 3 round telegraphs will appear near him. This skill can’t be interrupted and should be avoided.

      Once this is done he will go back into Phase 1 and then Phase 2. After the second phase 2, when you interrupt him the tornadoes will continue moving. Avoid them and burn him down.

    This dungeon has 2 optionals bosses that both drop 1 loot. Just like any other optional bosses they do not spawn on every run, and they will never both spawn during the same run. I will only be explaining the Arcanist Breeze Binder as we were not lucky enough to get footage from the other optional boss.

    ARCANIST BREEZE BINDER


    • -Gust Convergence : this will summon adds. Since the adds pack quite a punch this should be interrupted.
    • Manifest Cyclone: same as the Skyborn Tempest. This can be interrupted, but your interrupt should be kept for Gust Convergence, as he casts it every 15-20 seconds.

      You just need to interrupt Gust convergence, avoid or interrupt Manifest Cyclone and he should be killed easily.

    STORMTALON



    This is the last boss and a final test to your skill. For the purposes of the tutorial I will divide this fight into two phases. But these two are not always repeated unlike Aethros.


    • Phase 1 :
    • This boss does a big cleave in front of him and behind him(if people are standing in the back)
    • People will need to stand on the sides in order to heal/dps.
    • Telegraphed attacks on every player *Stormtalon crackles with electricity* - Run until telegraphs stop spawning
    • When he arches his head to the sky - single telegraph on each player
    • He will knock back everyone back and stun you. Then start casting Static Wave.
    • Static Wave: It’s a round telegraph that will appear on the sides of the room and that will close on the boss each time it ticks.

      You need to get out of the stun as fast as possible and interrupt the boss before the telegraph catches up on the boss, otherwise big explosion, big damage, wipe.

      Once under 60% HP he will be in Phase 2.

      PHASE 2 :

      At some point the following message will be displayed ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH (insert random player name).
      A huge telegraph will cover the room and the person that has the electric flow will be a safe zone. Get into the safe zone.
      Unfortunately this player will also be targeted by Lightning strikes and will have to move, thus moving the safe zone. Just follow him.

      But don’t forget that if you have melee dps in your group, and you’re the safe zone, stay close to the boss and don’t draw the safe zone far from him as this will prevent your melee dps from doing any damage during this dance.
    • This will happen throughout the fight till his death.
    • Attacks from Phase 1 still occur.
      Once this little dance is done you’ll go back to a normal fight.

      While under 60% HP and after phase 1 Stormtalon will randomly cast Lightning Strikes on players just avoid them.

    Congratulations! You've just completed Stormtalons Lair!
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    Please stop the cheating.
  3. Fry

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    Apologies, these are purely meant to be informative for people who are interested or may have participated in weekend betas/pre-order and were looking for a more refined explanation of what they may have experienced issues with.
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    Stormtalon's Lair is probably one of the most commonly streamed and videoed dungeons in wildstar. We've been seeing them since last year.

    I've kind of been looking for videos or explanations like this. I want to know what to expect when I join a group for this because I don't want to be so much of a burden and I want it to be successful.

    Other people might like the act of surprise and experience for the first time they enter the dungeon. The thread is clearly labeled, spoilers marked. If people will want to be surprised, they don't have to click on the thread.
  5. Felion

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    Very helpful, thank you!

    I have three more pointers to share:

    1. I don't know if they've fixed it yet, but on the first boss during the adds phase, sometimes Espers don't gain psi point even when you properly landed your Telekinetic Strike or other psi builders. I hypothesize that this bug happens after you summoned a geist or swarms, so perhaps just do straight forward builder-builder-finisher spams and throw in Concentrated Blade (don't know if CB also cause the bug but worth a shot).

    2. For the tornado running phase on second boss, the environmental hazards have a pattern. The tornado moves left and right, the lightning start from the boss's location and go down in a straight lane. Extending your camera such that you can see the boss and the starting lightning circles is a good idea.

    3. For the mob that stuns you and cast lightning, sometimes especially in pugs the interupt don't come fast enough before you die to it. The mob often target the healer or a ranged first, if it's the healer, it may be worth it to swap out a spell for Void Slip / Fade Out, as those are cc breakers and get you instantly out of the stun.
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    Just here to say that your new avatar picture sucks! (the previous one was way better!)
  7. Fry

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    Hey dont have on Edward :p
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    Then I'll hate on his english voice actor. Vic Mignogna is a creeper, fondles underage girls at anime conventions, and is an all-around scumbag. Staff at any convention will attest to him being a primadonna and he needs to have his hotel room door watched so he doesn't bring naive 15 yr olds back to it. It's such a problem, other panelists at the same conventions he attends make a point to warn people in presentations about him being a pedo. At least he's only into girls old enough to stroke his ego from what he's voice-acted in.
  9. Fry

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    Lets not derail this topic.

    but on note of the previous post, Im a 'purist' only watch stuff with original audio. So i dont know who that guy is.
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    Awesome stuff, Fry! Are you planning on making more of these guides for the other dungeons? These would make very nice additions to my WildStar end game forum site (wink wink) :p
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    There are already strats for KV, WoTW and Riot on this forum, although they got lost on the other pages somewhere.

    With that said, we have a number of guides already up on the public section of our website and video guides on youtube already. The guys who make the guides are currently in the process of doing Sanctuary of the Swordmaiden and Veteran modes are in the process as well, with a few Vet video's up already.

    http://www.pulse-guild.co.uk/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=33

    or

    https://www.youtube.com/user/WildstarPulse

    Raids are coming, but possibly not until live - we are trying to create footage of clean kills (or as near as possible). Which isn't always possible in raids just yet :p. Also, if any changes were to happen in raids between now and live (unlikely, but possible) we wouldn't want to publish incorrect information. The dungeons, at least, are in a finished format.
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