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Author Topic: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide  (Read 5658 times)

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Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« on: November 15, 2015, 03:36:32 pm »
Overview

This guide is a work in progress

Dragon's Stand is a map that's essentially dedicated to an event chain meta. It requires a modicum of organisation, but map/event familiarity is all you really need. You will need Heart of Thorns to play this content.

The general flow of the map has three escorts traverse the map, doing events along the way until they reach three towers. Each tower must fall at the same time and then there is a final boss. The best way to read this guide is to pick a route (north/central/south) and read the sections pertinent to that for the pre events, escort phase and tower, before the final boss.

Mastery Requirements
Mandatory Requirement:
Updraft (Gliding 2)

You optionally need:
Bouncing Mushrooms (Itzel Lore 1 - Helps you get places)
Itzel Poison Lore (Itzel Lore 4)
Leyline Gliding (Gliding 6 - Required for one of the loot phase locations)


General Event Progression
There are several stages the event progresses through categorised as so:
  • Preparation
  • Pre-events (before the main event starts)
  • Pact Escort
  • Tower Bosses
  • Dragon Boss Phase
  • Loooooooot
Preparation / General Info
The main escort / pre events of this map split in three directions. The general route follows the arrows as below.

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Before the event starts, commanders will form three groups to do the pre events and the main escort. They'll also ensure that there is a split of people with poison mastery so that all three routes can do events that are in poison areas (over time, this'll become less necessary as people gain their masteries, just be mindful to not jump into a poison event if you lack the mastery or you'll taste a LOT of pain). The escort and pre-events are on a timer, with the escort phase having a total of 2 hours to complete, so the guild will jump into the map as the timer resets.

Pre-Events

Each route have their own pre-events

Northern - Glide up to gather mordrem vine pods and return them to Briallen

From the NPC, simply glide on up to the platform above, grab a vine pod and return it back to Briallen the collector.


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Northern - Bring Chakata shiny wyvern crystals to get the skritt to join the fight

Jump up the bouncing mushrooms in the tree nearby to Chakata and the collection crate. When at the top, glide across to a platform where you can find shiny wyvern crystals. Grab one and drop down to deliver it to the collection crate.


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Central - Retrieve engine parts to keep the canons online

How to get there from Pact Base Camp Waypoint:

When you get to the collector, simply use updraft on the vent to get to the ledge above to get the parts they're after.

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Escorts

North Escort

For this part of the meta, we are simply escorting NPC's through the northern part of the map. There's a few events that we stop off to do mid-way, as well as some bosses that we will encounter during escort phases.

Thornheart

Almost immediately after the escort begins, a thornheart will spawn to the right. You'll encounter this boss several times across the entire escort. It should always be a priority over any other boss in the area. Use crowd control skills to break the defiance bar and simply DPS the thornheart to take it down.


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After the thornheart, the pact will advance for a short while and then the event will update to Defeat the Elite Mordrem Stalkers.


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Simply DPS and continue. You'll be interrupted again to dispatch a couple of dino riders then shortly after, you will arrive at the Spitfire.


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Mordrem Spitfire

The Mordrem Spitfire will initially be shielded, when the shield goes down you can start dealing DPS. Almost immediately two Vinetenders will spawn and continue respawning throughout the event. Split and take these out and then continue DPS on the Spitfire. The vinetenders restore the shield, so you'll need to take them down to deal damage to the spitfire.


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Once the spitfire has been taken down, there will be two events to do, there is a mini timer of 7 minutes to do these events.

Bring meat from the dino nests to build a pile to attract wyverns

A short way north of the collector are some nests with meat in them. The meat is a bundle that you can take back to the collector, it does have a collection time when you grab it which is interruptible. Clear enemies or otherwise keep them away while you collect the meat.


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Defend the planted mushrooms until they reach maturity

You will need poison mastery to do this event. There is a cave somewhat north of where the pact stopped to set up camp. In it are a number of allied mushrooms. Their health bars are essentially progress bars. Keep enemies off them while they mature. Return to camp when done.


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The escort will resume once both missions are done, or if the mini-timer expires (whichever comes first).

Northern escort continued

During the time you were doing the events, Legendary Stavemaster Adryn would have been moving towards the pact escort. You'll probably engage just after the events. He does a large amount of AoE damage and has a really funky portal skill, which is like a whirlpool that spins you around.

To combat him, use crowd control skills to break his defiance bar then DPS.


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As you proceed along the escort, you will encounter more wolves and another thornheart which you will need to defeat. If you're ever in a situation where the thornheart and other events are going on, always focus the thornheart.


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Soon after, you will arrive at the next spitfire. Like before, DPS the spitfire but this time there are Preservers spawning. Preservers will heal the spitfire and are a priority target. If you see them spawn, bust down their breakbars using crowd control and DPS them before continuing on the spitfire.


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After the spitfire is defeated there will be a couple more events.

Help Gammalon Vineripper destroy the brambles and clear a path to the Exalted

Follow Gammalon until you reach a vine wall. Defeat the vinetenders who keep the walls health topped up then use the the special "Bramble Begone" spray the NPC drops in a box nearby on the vines. Get through a few sets of vines to reach the Exalted.


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Help Spleecta turn the Exalted machine back on

To get to this event drop down the hole behind the anvil near the waypoint.
Follow Spleecta around destroying incoming enemies. You will reach capture points that you need to take control of. Capture all four points and the event is complete.


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Escort continues

Stavemaster Adryn would have respawned. If you're quick, you can wrap up the events before he arrives at the pact camp. If not, then he ends up intermingling with the events, which can be troublesome.

Shortly after the pact start moving again, another Thornheart will appear. Focus the thornheart even if Adryn is still not defeated.


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Eventually, you will reach the northern blighting tower and that's the end of the northern escort. The next thing to do is the northern tower. At this point, your commander will start preparing for this by splitting the group. 10 People will follow a second tag, the rest will stick to the commander like glue. Continue reading the Tower section for information on what happens next.


« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 08:23:49 pm by Takami »

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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 11:06:11 pm »
Central Escort

For this part of the meta, we are simply escorting NPC's through the central part of the map. There's a few events that we stop off to do mid-way, as well as some bosses that we will encounter during escort phases.

Thornheart
Shortly after the escort begins and you've taken out a few mobs you will encounter a thornheart. This is the first boss character you'll encounter several times across the entire escort. There's not much to worry about other than taking it down as quickly as possible. Use crowd control skills to break the defiance bar and then simply DPS the thornheart to take it down.


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Shortly after the thornheart, the escort will update to include defeating the dino riders. Simply take them out and continue pressing forward.

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Mordrem Spitfire
The Mordrem Spitfire will initially be shielded, when the shield goes down you can start dealing DPS. Almost immediately two Vinetenders will spawn and continue respawning throughout the event. Split and take these out and then continue DPS on the Spitfire. The vinetenders restore the shield, so you'll need to take them down to deal damage to the spitfire.

Once the spitfire has been taken down, there will be two events to do, there is a mini timer of 7 minutes to do these events.

Destroy the Mordrem prisons and get the soldiers to their chopper alive

Jump down into the valley below and escort the NPC's to safety. Use jumping mushrooms to get back up to the main escort.

Toss salvaged scrap to Overseer Braeden so that he can build barricades.

You will need poison mastery to do this.
Use the nearby bouncing mushrooms to jump up to the area above, the area will be covered in poison. Grab scraps and bring them back to the collection NPC.

The escort will resume once both missions are done, or if the mini-timer expires (whichever comes first).

Central escort continued

By this time you should see a Legendary Blademaster Diarmid. Depending on the commander, you'll either rush this or you'll hold back as another Thornheart will spawn shortly (and can end up behind the group). The priority should always be to take out the Thornheart first.


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Legendary Blademaster Diarmid

Much like the thornheart, the general tactic is to break the breakbar using crowd control and then DPS. Be aware that this boss will do a spin attack that can reduce your health quite rapidly (so it's generally safer at range). When it gets below 25% health it will split into three and should burn a little quicker. Shortly after you'll reach another Spitfire.

Second Spitfire

The second spitfire works in essentially the same way as the previous encounter except this time you'll have preservers. Preservers must be taken out as a priority as they'll heal the spitfire.


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After taking down the second spitfire, more events will happen before we move on.

Defend Alara the Wolf as she builds turrets.
To do this event, you simply have to follow Alara and defend her from waves of mobs that spawn. It's possible that a Legendary Diarmid may wander into you during this event.


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Climb up and retrieve the flamethrower supplies.
Climb up to the highest point and collect all of the flamethrower supplies (they're not a bundle) then glide down and deliver them to Ploobak.


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Escort continues

The escort will continue on, with more waves of enemies to defeat until you reach the gate (A big green blob). The event will update as you go and you'll have to take out three Elite Mordrem Stalkers and shortly after you'll have to take out the final Thornheart and then defeat the Assaulting Mordrem.


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That's the end of the central escort - the next thing to do is the central tower. At this point, your commander will start preparing for this by splitting the group. 10 People will follow a second tag, the rest will stick to the commander like glue.

Continue reading the Tower section for information on what happens next.

South Escort

COMING SOON
« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 01:00:51 am by Takami »

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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 11:06:48 pm »

Towers

All towers have the same core mechanic - it's only the boss that differs. In the northern tower you will have to fight Stavemaster Adryn, in the central tower you will have to contend with Blademaster Diarmid and the southern tower has to battle with Axemaster Hareth.

The following example is from the Central tower - the same rules and mechanics apply even if you're fighting in the Northern / Southern towers.

Central Tower

As mentioned at the end of the escort, our group will split into two. One group will be the boss group and comprises of no more than 10 people. The rest are the preserver group, who follow the main tag. The preserver's group is to take out the preservers and ONLY the preservers. There is no need to attack the Ley-Line collectors (and infact will make the zerg too slow).

The tower's boss cannot be harmed while the Ley-Line collectors are active.
The Ley-Line collectors are restored to full health if a preserver reaches them.
Preservers respawn on a timer.

If a ley-line collector is revived by a preserver, the boss is shielded again. If the boss was already dead, it is respawned.
All three bosses on all three lanes must be defeated before the meta event can proceed.

Preserver group

The job of the preserver group is to simply circle around and kill preservers as quickly as possible. Use crowd control skills to break it's bar and then DPS it fast. There's very little time to wait, you will want to use swiftness to get to the next spot rapidly. Do NOT agro the boss, the other group will take care of it.



It's important to maintain a steady pace else the preservers will respawn and successfully restore a tower. Don't linger at any point after the preserver has gone down, move onto the next one.

If the unthinkable happens and your commander dies, try to stay together and continue to do the preservers. If a preserver respawns and restores a ley-line collector it can be very hard to recover, often requiring us to fully exit the tower and start the rotation again from scratch.

If the absolutely and totally impossible situation happens where you should happen to die - use a waypoint. There is absolutely zero time to res anybody during this event.

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Boss Group

The boss group will initially run behind the preserver group. Your job will be to take down the Ley-line collectors while the preserver group continues ahead to take down the preservers and start a steady rotation. Once all of the ley-line collectors are destroyed, head to the middle and fight the boss. In central, it'll be the Diarmid that you encountered in the escorts, except that it cannot be defeated if any ley-line collector is still up or is restored by a preserver.


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After all three towers are defeated

Once all the towers have toppled, you have the opportunity to quickly grab the commune point if you don't already have it, then move on to the final Dragon boss.
We will no longer be split, so in teamspeak we'll also join the main channel at this point.


South Tower

Read about the central tower, the only difference is that the boss group fights Axemaster Hareth.

North Tower

Read about the central tower, the only difference is that the boss group fights Stavemaster Adryn.
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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 11:51:06 pm »

Dragon Boss

The boss encounter takes place on nine floating platforms in the sky, linked by leylines and interposed with updrafts. There are a number of events that happen on random platforms that need to be performed to whittle down the health of the boss. Platforms have the concept of 'health' - health on a platform decreases if an event on the platform fails (at least, for most events), it also decreases after the main burn phase event.

Health on a platform decreases by 50% and you can see it by checking the number above the head of the numbered NPC that is on each platform. A platform can be at full health, half health or completely destroyed. When the platform is destroyed it is removed from the map completely, so it's important to spread out and clear out events as quickly as possible.

Each event lasts for around 30 seconds (though some are longer than this) - so it's key to finish them as quickly as possible.




Main Burn - The mouth of mordremoth is biting a platform!

With this event there are two platforms that take part. There's the head and there's the helicopter. The general idea is to get bombs from the helicopter and drop them onto the head. One group will take bombs from the helicopter and do the drop while the other team stun the head (up to three times).

To stun the head, simply use crowd control and break the bar.

If you're carrying a bomb, drop it from above, and be careful going through wyvern fire as the bomb will explode in your hands. This phase does the most damage.




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When the time runs out for the burn phase, the boss head will rear up and take a really large bite out of the platform (up to now it's been small chomps) when this happens, the platform will collapse and you'll fall through it. Glide to safety.


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Leyline Disruption Pods

These will disable the leylines until they are destroyed. Simply DPS them and the event is complete.


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Destroy the vine growth before it destroys a section of the island.

Unlike the leyline pods, the vine growths will deal damage to a platform if left unattended. Much like the Leyline Disruption Pods, simply DPS them before the time runs out. These spawn across all platforms, which is why spread of players is important.


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The mouth of mordremoth has circled two islands

In this event, two of the islands are coiled around by the mouth of mordremoth and two of the previous Legendary bosses encountered at the towers will appear that need to be defeated. Defeat them the way you always have - break their bars using crowd control then DPS.



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The mouth of mordremoth has risen

In this event, the boss will be attackable in two islands. One island will have the head, the other will be able to attack the body.

The body is attackable at both sides of the platform, simply DPS.


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The head can rear up and prepare to headbutt the platform from above several times. If you're still on the platform when it does this, you will get downed on the first headbutt and then killed on the next. The safest approach is to jump off the platform and glide back onto it. If you see red all across the platform, get off it.

He can also do a fear in this phase, which will send you off the edge of the platform plummeting to your doom.

Upon completion

Once the boss has been defeated a cutscene will play and a new updraft will appear and you can claim your reward chest, then you have about 30 minutes to run around the map to explore or loot noxious pods that have become available.



Loooooooot

Main Chest
After completing the final boss, there will be a boss chest near the head of the dragon you saw in the cutscene. Follow the red arrows marked on your map and glide up the large updraft that has appeared to reach the chest.


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Noxious Pod Spawn Locations

New areas of the map will open up, three key points contain a number of Noxious Pods to crack open, one of which requires Leyline gliding to reach. These are also marked on your map using red arrows. Check the videos below to find out how to get to them.

Northern Advance Camp

This area has the most amount of noxious pods, and should be the first stop. You will need updraft mastery and bouncing mushrooms to get here.

Central Advance Camp

This area has a modest amount of noxious pods, take care not to fall into the tangling vines on the way in and be careful of the mushroom boss (it packs a punch). You will need basic gliding to get here and bouncing mushrooms to get up to places inside the room.

Southern Forward Camp

This area has a couple of pods, but requires leyline gliding (or a kind mesmer with leyline gliding) in order to reach.
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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 02:28:17 pm »
That is one big guide... nice work man

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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 03:27:25 pm »
Thread has been made a sticky so everyone can easily find it :)

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Takami's Dragon Stand Event Guide
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 04:00:06 am »
Damn, is this comprehensive :D thanks for putting it together!


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