Defeating Traven Blackdagger, last boss of Epic Cragmire Crypts.
Considered as the most difficult boss fight among the 3 reworked dungeons that we got in Module 6.
I did this run with very cool guys from the guild “Win or Lose, We Booze” including their leader LEEROY JENKINS, “MY BUTT ITCHES” and Aristide of the Hour. Also, Caeleah of the guild “Unrepentant” was with us. Thank you very much guys, you did a great job.
Ok guys, regarding to the party composition, do not think that we really needed to come with 2 tanks in order to complete the dungeons, if you notice we didn’t use Knight Valor in the fight meaning that the GF had another role. If you make a mistake, you or any other member will still die or kill your tanks and trust me, this isn’t a fight where you would like to do a mistake. There are many classes and each one will provide a different asset for the group, so it depends on you how to get the best they can offer, strategy is the keyword here.
Now, let’s talk about the role of the GWF in this fight.
Since the GWF is among the highest damage dealers, your role will be to hit the boss and attack the adds when they appear.
I used for this fight Indomitable Battle Strike – Restoring Strike and Hidden Daggers. The trick with RS is that you will require a lot of stamina because: You need to avoid damage as much as possible and Rush to the adds. The heal is also useful.
When you see me standing in the beginning of the fight, that’s because I was waiting for the tank to come with the boss to the door. The idea is to make him throw his deadly firebombs close to the door while we are approaching to the grog barrel, doing this in Zig-Zag. It doesn’t work always but the idea is to try to make it work. You can see at 1:58 how the whole area is covered in flames before we activate the barrel (Great job of the Tank).
Attack the boss until the adds appear and get rid of them immediately.
Use Crescendo only while the boss is casting a power, otherwise it might get you killed. Use Avalanche of Steel if you need a breath, it’s your lifesaver.
A very important tip: it looks chaotic but it is necessary to stay calm during the fight. Sometimes you or another member will die, don’t worry about it because that’s part of the game, it is what you do after this situation what really matters.
This is not a fight for lazy people.