Background picture
Picture of fractal boss M.A.M.A.
MAMA
Picture of fractal boss Siax
Siax
Picture of fractal boss Ensolyss
Ensolyss
Picture of fractal boss Skorvald
Skorvald
Picture of fractal boss Artsariiv
Artsariiv
Picture of fractal boss Arkk
Arkk
  • Please check the CC distribution to contribute your share of the necessary CC!
  • Please also read through the fractal pages for general encounter information!
If you are replacing the Firebrand, check Firebrand guide where you will find information regarding swapping to Dragonhunter.

MAMA 5,200,519 HP

Picture of fractal boss M.A.M.A.
by Danni [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
This fight gets very messy if the adds are not immediately CCed. Especially at this fight it is recommended to grab extra CC skills to make up for the lack of CC of your team mates.
  • Precast a
    on the second Knight
  • In fast groups you want to play with
    instead of
Skill usage
Precast
  • Use
    to help with Might. Blast the fire field with
    and
    .
  • Use
    .
  • You can use
    for fire field and/or
    .
  • Take the Mistlock Singularity.
Synopsis
  • Start on Scepter/Sword.
  • Try to use your full burst (either you start the phase on GS or sword/scepter) in each phase after breakbar is broken.
  • Don't forget that you can not expect to see the highest numbers without the breakbar being frequently broken: to make that happen use
    . Renegade and Berserker will not break the bar alone so DO NOT be selfish.
  • Do not use traps on the adds.
  • Use
    inside MAMAs hitbox, when the small adds are coming close.
  • Feel free to use
    ,
    and
    for faster movement.
  • You can take
    to help CC the adds.

SIAX 6,138,797 HP

Picture of fractal boss Siax
by Zyp [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Use your
    inside Siax' hitbox to get 5 additional hits. This is the reason why Guardian is very strong at this boss. Do not miss this.
  • Use one
    at the start of every phase and save one
    for every add.
  • It is beneficial to take a sword here to quickly blink to the add.
  • Use
    to navigate around and keep your HP up.
  • Use
    to help with CC and buff your party.
  • Use
    and
    to block the expanding AoEs.
  • Check with your team if you take
Skill usage
Precast

Overview

When prestacking in fractals we want to stack as many useful boons with as much duration as possible, these being Might, Fury, Quickness, Alacrity and Swiftness. We can also cast useful unique effects, for a Dragonhunter this means your signets such as
. Furthermore, it's important for a Dragonhunter to stack Resolution since it boosts their strike damage thanks to
.
Precast
and
for the first add so you can solo it fast and easy. Precast a
on Siax's spawn location.

At The Mistlock

Blast a fire field to generate Might using

(Focus 5). If your team is short on blasts, you can also use
(Staff 2). Use
or
to generate Resolution. Use
either once or twice (depending on wether or not your team plans to break the first breakbar). Take the _Mistlock Singularity_, enter the portal to the boss and start your symbol precast. The number of symbols is up to you, however it's recommended to atleast include
(LB4) since it's the strongest.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Focus 5)
  2. (Either once or twice)
  3. Take Mistlock Singularity and take portal
  4. Symbol precast
  5. (Focus 5)
Phase 1

Overview

Start this phase on Sword/Focus and try to time it so
connects with Siax right as he becomes vulnerable. Depending on the group speed you might want to save
so you can use it at the start of phase 2 instead. Open with
and
. Swap to greatsword and use
(If not already precasted) and follow up with
. If your team aims to break the bar, use
after
. Don't use
as you will need this for big damage in p2!

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Sw2)
  2. (F1)
  3. (Sw3)
  4. (Focus 4)
  5. Swap
  6. (Gs4)
  7. (If going for CC)
  8. (Gs2)
Split 1

South add

As soon as Siax reaches 66% hp, cast a
on your add to quickly ramp up Vulnerability. Use
to jump to your add while dealing a moderate amount of damage. Assuming you precasted the proper traps, you only need to cast
to finish the remainder of it's HP. Use
to travel back to the middle.

Phase 2

Overview

As soon as you come back you can start precasting
and
. Again, try to time
with Siax becoming vulnerable. Keep an eye on the adds that might be tethered to you; make sure you stand on the opposite side of the boss so they will get cleaved before exploding. When these adds are close, use
inside Siax's hitbox to get 5 hits in. Continue the phase with
and
. Swap to Sword/Focus and use
into
. Don't use
as you will need it to kill the second add. Use
to give your team Aegis for the expanding AoE attack at the end of the phase.

Ideal Rotation
  1. ->
  2. (F1)
  3. (Gs5)
  4. (Gs4) ->
    (Gs2)
  5. Swap
  6. (Sw2) ->
    (Sw3)
Split 2

South add

As soon as Siax reaches 33% hp, cast a
on your add to quickly ramp up Vulnerability. Use
and auto attacks to finish it. Use
to blink back to Siax and cast
to buff your team.

Phase 3

Overview

Phase 3 is basically the same as phase 2 but reversed. Start with
,
and use
before swapping to greatsword. Use
and
. Use
whenever the tethered adds are in close proximity to get 5 hits again.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (F1)
  2. (Focus 5)
  3. (Sw3)
  4. Swap
  5. (Gs4) ->
    (Gs2)
  6. (Gs5)

ENSOLYSS 14,059,890 HP

Picture of fractal boss Ensolyss
by Zyp [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • You can abuse
    here. After Ensolyss spawns the a circle under every party member there is a short period of time where these circles spawn an add which can be abused to get all hits with
    .
Skill usage
Synopsis
  • Breakbar should be broken at the start of the fight, use
    to help to make it happen.
  • Start on Scepter/Sword.
  • Try to fit every single skill you have into Exposed
  • After you used your full opener, continue with your usual rotation until you phase.
  • Repeat this every single phase.

SKORVALD 5,551,340 HP

Picture of fractal boss Skorvald
by Zyp [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Bring
    so your Firebrand doesn't have to. This will allow him to cover Stability with
  • You can precast
    (LB4),
    (Sw2) and
    (Sc2) on the boss.
  • In fast groups you want to play with
    instead of
  • Use
    slightly left of the updrafts to travel quickly between islands.
Skill usage
Precast

Overview

When prestacking in fractals we want to stack as many useful boons with as much duration as possible, these being Might, Fury, Quickness, Alacrity and Swiftness. We can also cast useful unique effects, for a Dragonhunter this means your signets such as
. Furthermore, it's important for a Dragonhunter to stack Resolution since it boosts their strike damage thanks to
.
As soon as you see
from the Soulbeast on your bar you can start your precast.

At the boss

You don't have to precast every symbol, however it's recommended to always include
(LB4) since it's the strongest by far ever since the May 11th patch. Keep an eye on the
animation from the Soulbeast as you will be put in combat when he's done.

Ideal Rotation
  1. Blast a fire field to generate Might using
    and
    (Focus 5). If your team is still short on blasts you could also use
    (Staff 2)
  2. to generate Resolution for yourself
  3. to generate Quickness
  4. Take Mistlock Singularity and approach the boss
  5. Symbol precast
  6. (Focus 5)
Phase 1

Overview

Phase 1 is heavily influenced by the DPS your team can pull. If your team has very high DPS (i.e. they phase Skorvald in less than 4 seconds) you can start on greatsword. Spam tab or use auto targeting to cc as soon as possible using
and finish the phase with
. Prepare to use
to travel towards the first island fast.
If the group dps isn't that high you can start on sword/focus instead, allowing you to fit in a
before swapping to greatsword.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Focus 4)
  2. Swap
Islands

Island 1

Drop a
as soon as you arrive. This in combination with
will ramp up Vulnerability fast. Finish with
and use
slightly left of the rift to travel to island 2.

Island 2

While the anomaly is evading you can drop
and
. Just before it lands, drop a
and start casting
right before you jump to avoid the Knockback circle attack. Make sure to instantly cancel your
animation after the anomaly has died so it will be put on cooldown earlier.

Island 3

Use
for Vulnerability and to generate
stacks. Finish with
. You can use
again to travel to island 4. Swap weapons mid air, if you swap too late you will get in trouble during phase 2!

Island 4

Cast
before the anomaly jumps, otherwise people that leave early (mainly the Soulbeast precasting
) will miss the buff! Blast a fire field with
to generate Might, drop a
right before the anomaly lands and make sure to reduce its hp to 0% with
before you take the portal. (Unfortunately for us dragonhunters this fight is a soulbeast show in terms of target dps so we cannot afford to leave island 4 early).

Phase 2 and 3

Overview

Do a standard burst rotation starting on sword/focus. You can use
after the phase to give your party long lasting Aegis to block the next Knockback on island 1.

Rest of the fight

Use the information from above for the remaining encounter!

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Focus 4)
  2. (Sword 2)
  3. Swap

ARTSARIIV 5,962,266 HP

Picture of fractal boss Artsariiv
by Zyp [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- If your team aims for a double midburn, theres no need for
as you want to finish the boss before the corner. - Save a
for the expanding AoE so you and your party can deal continues DPS during the mid burn. - Precast a
on the northeast clone - Always start on greatsword!
Skill usage
Precast

Overview

When prestacking in fractals we want to stack as many useful boons with as much duration as possible, these being Might, Fury, Quickness, Alacrity and Swiftness. We can also cast useful unique effects, for a Dragonhunter this means your signets such as
. Furthermore, it's important for a Dragonhunter to stack Resolution since it boosts their strike damage thanks to
.
Precast your
on the northeast clone for cc and your
on the tile near Artsariiv for extra damage in phase 1. Ideally everyone waits at Artsariiv together to give the Renegade more time to precast lag the game with casting Resistance. Take the portal and blast with
(Focus 5) and
. To maximize the duration of
use it as late as possible! You do not need to wait for the full aftercast before taking the Mistlock Singularity. If you are very quick, cast
again, however, this is only worth it if your party instatriggers the boss.

Portal to the boss

Start casting symbols and make sure you also include
in your precast. Right before the boss triggers you can cast
which allows you to stay in the hitbox and tank the laser. The precasted Resistance from the Renegade protects you against the Fear and Weakness. Finish the precast with
and
.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Focus 5)
  2. Take Mistlock Singularity and take portal
  3. Symbol precast (including
    )
Phase 1

Overview

Try to time it so
connects with Artsariiv right as she becomes vulnerable. Use
(If not already precasted) and follow up with
, into
(dont miss this!) due to multiple targets around the boss this skill will hit up to 5 times provided you use it in the bosses hitbox.
Switch weapons as soon as possible and cast
first, because it applies ticking damage and is therefore more valuable in combination with
. Finish the phase with
and
.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (F1)
  2. (Gs 4)
  3. (Gs 2)
  4. (Gs 5)
  5. Swap
  6. (Focus 4)
  7. (Sword 3)
CC phase

Middle Add

Use
to navigate towards the middle while also healing the
. Drop your
to CC the middle clone.

Southwest add

Use
as soon as you see the rock gazelle charging with
at the add.
Regroup with your team slightly south of the middle and get ready for the phase 2 burst.

Phase 2

Overview

It's best to start casting a couple of skills just before Artsariiv becomes vulnerable to steal some time, allowing you to fit more skills in. Start with
into
and
. With those skills out of the way you can time it so
connects with Artsariiv as soon as she becomes vulnerable. Follow up with
into
and fit in another
before swapping to greatsword. Use
into
and finish with
.
You don't have to worry about dodging the expanding circle Knockback attack since the Renegade will provide Stability and the Firebrand covers Aegis.
If done correctly, you should be able to fit in atleast 2x
in the rotation. Make sure your rotation is fast so you can be on greatsword just before Artsariiv's expanding circle attack hits otherwise you lose out on
hits.
After the mid burst, use your Hypernova Launch to jump to Artsariiv and finish the phase in the corner. In case the team is slow, the Firebrand can reflect Artsariiv's Taw Shot attack with
.

Ideal Rotation
  1. (Sword 2)
  2. (F1)
  3. (Focus 4)
  4. (Sword 3)
  5. Swap
  6. ->
    ->
    .
  7. Hypernova Launch to the side
  8. ->
CC phase

Southwest adds

Use Hypernova Launch as soon as you can to jump to the two southwest adds. You will CC these clones together with the Firebrand. Since
for CC cannot be applied at the same time, you will have to wait for the Firebrand until he has used it first. In the meantime you use
to CC the south add and use
to upkeep
stacks. You can savely use
to CC after that without causing any conflicts.

Middle add

Swap to your sword/focus set and use Hypernova Launch to jump back to the middle. CC this one with

.
Blast a fire field with
and finish the fight as described in phase 2.

ARKK 9,942,250 HP

Picture of fractal boss Arkk
by Zyp [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Place markers for the blooms
  • Precast your Traps (
    and
    ) on the boss.
  • You can precast
    (LB4),
    (Sw2) and
    (Sc2) on the boss if you are using a portal.
Skill usage
Synopsis
  • Play scepter here!
  • Good teams: start on scepter/sword, so that you are on scepter during the bloom phase.
  • Bad teams: start on greatsword and do SC rotation
  • Your goal is to start on scepter/sword at every 10% burn phase, that is why you need to consider weapon swaps carefully.
  • Use
    to pull adds. Do not abuse it to farm DPS! Not pulling the adds might kill you during the bloom phase and cost more DPS!
  • Timings to use
    :
    1. Use it two times at the singularity before the encounter starts.
    2. Use it slightly before phase 3, 5 and 6 start.
  • There are two ways to do the blooms fast:
    1. Walk into the lightning and auto-attack with the scepter. Use
      to jump back to the middle.
    2. Walk into the lightning and auto-attack with the greatsword. After the bloom bounces towards the pillar use
      on the bloom to finish it. Immediately use Hypernova Launch to jump back into the middle.