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Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Leorra\Leornis\Kalthra on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:41 pm

Last night we finally completed TFB SM. We still have difficulty on kephass and need lots more practice on TFB before we can say we have mastered it but a great achievement to tick that one off last night to all.

This was the team who suceeded!

- Yllse
- Alisdair
- Mel
- Jumpinjonny
- Neloo
- Leo
- Bren
- Pol'gara

Hopefully 1.5 is deployed today without a hitch and we continue onwards with EC tonight!


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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  IlseA on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:54 pm

I agree with Leo that Kephess is still difficult. It can however be mitigated by:
  • Keeping your wits in phase 1 and in particular stay CLOSE to the groups near the pillars so that it's easy and quick to run between (through if necessary) Kephess and the pillar (and remember that you can continue to DPS/Heal while you are standing there).
  • Remembering that the priority in phase 2 is to STAY ALIVE BY AVOIDING THE CIRCLES ON THE GROUND.
  • In Phase 2, there is no hurry to get the boss to the pillars. It is much more important TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PILLARS FALL ON HIM AND ARE NOT WASTED, and to make sure that you CAN DPS THE BOSS ON THE GROUND (and not having to move due to the circles). So wait with the boss 20 yards away from the pillar until the nanites are in place and he has jumpbed back down.
  • Remembering that the priority in phase 3 is to STAY ALIVE BY AVOIDING THE CIRCLES ON THE GROUND (sounds familiar ? Wink). JumpinJonny managed to stay alive for a full minute longer than anyone else on our second try, still managing to DPS the boss (a bit).

The final boss, the Terror from Beyond is actually very easy (and quite boring, in particular phase 1) once you get your bearings about the adds in phase 1 and the platforms and adds in phase 2. The other bosses are all very easy in SM.


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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Melanastere on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:46 am

IlseA wrote:Remembering that the priority in phase 3 is to STAY ALIVE BY AVOIDING THE CIRCLES ON THE GROUND (sounds familiar ?). JumpinJonny managed to stay alive for a full minute longer than anyone else on our second try, still managing to DPS the boss (a bit).
For ppl information, the technique used is simple and can be achieved by everyone in the guild: just turn around the boss at max speed, ignoring the red circles. It's a bit risky because it doesn't prevent you to enter a red circle at the exact time the damage is triggered (which killed JJ the first time eventually). But such coincidence is low on probability which makes you immune for a much longer time than any other melee dps strategies to date. And if several dps are using it, it allows to suffer a bad luck on one of them. I tried it also with JJ on our last Kephess run and it worked beyond all expectations, enhanced by the fact that phase 2 went as expected. This is definitely something that we have to practice Cool
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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Arliden on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 am

Melanastere wrote:For ppl information, the technique used is simple and can be achieved by everyone in the guild: just turn around the boss at max speed, ignoring the red circles.

I would disagree. For what I have read on forums, the best technique for melee dps is to stack directly under Kephess while tanks, ranged dps and healers keep running around him at some distance. The only thing that melee must watch out for is not standing in orange circles. And it worked for me last week when I finished the fight with almost 40% of health even without using Guarded by Force or medpack.

This is also strategy that is used by most groups which can be seen in videos on Youtube.

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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Melanastere on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:12 am

Arliden wrote:For what I have read on forums, the best technique for melee dps is to stack directly under Kephess...

You mean circles never appear under Kephess so it's a safe place?

Regarding the videos, it might be good to watch them and learn from them in a first time, but it should not tie our hands and prevent us from finding things others never think about. If running around happens to be a good strategy, you will see soon all the videos with JJ strategy happening Cool
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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Rj/Adon'ar on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:21 am

Hey, this is great to hear, gratz guys ! Also, Cody suggested that you should stack under Kephess too, so it probably is a good thing to try out.

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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  jumpinjonny on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:25 am

well whatever the strategy we used when we finally defeated kephess on stage 3 is the one we should be using if it works- however if stacking on the boss works well, then it really dont matter how we defeat kephess, the main thing is to defeat kephess.
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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  Melanastere on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:41 am

jumpinjonny wrote: it really dont matter how we defeat kephess, the main thing is to defeat kephess.

Nahhh...the way is the goal Cool
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Re: Terror From Beyond SM cleared!

Post  IlseA on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:02 am

No, there is a difference between knowing the way & walking the way... (geek mode: 's/way/path/g')

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