After our first night in Dragon Soul, we managed to down the first four bosses and make some attempts on Ultraxion. What I am going to try to do here over the next few posts is go over each fight’s strategy for rogues especially to help maximize your dps and survivability. I will provide a link to an overall strategy for each boss as well.
This boss is basically just a big pushover, we managed to easily 1-shot him right off the bat.
-For the majority of the fight you will be able to be behind the boss and DPS your heart out.
-Boss casts stomp periodically which can be Feinted to reduce damage taken. It is a short cast time so you should use your boss timers to help in order to use Feint in time. It is not required that you should use feint, but it gives your healers a bit of a break.
-Resonating Crystals: you should not have to deal with these since ranged has a much easier time getting to them, but in case you do, try to wait for 5 seconds left, use feint on the boss and sprint over to the crystal to reduce explosion damage. If you don’t want to risk that, just run over and stand on top of the crystal to take the least amount of damage possible.
-Fragments and Black Blood Phase: basically get behind a stalagmite and just wait. Be careful that you don’t stand too close to the stalagmite because the blood seems to leak through and just under it, but not past. In some cases, 2 stalagmites will be close together near the boss, and you can stand between them and be able to hit the boss without being in blood. You can use your thrown weapon to keep your Deadly Poison stacks up as well.
Rinse and repeat for loot, and speaking of which, linked below is the rogue loot from the boss*.
*all the bosses share a ring and trinket loot set, but I will only post the boss specific loot pieces.