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Solid Ocean

T4 Fractal
  • July 1, 2022
Current Record 3 min 00 sec by Discretize [dT]
  • Level 80 114 AR
Cycle Night
As you enter the fractal, the only obstacle between you and the boss is your own jumping puzzle skill and the Irukandji, Jade Shards. The way to the boss is not really challenging, and most groups will run directly to the boss and avoid all mobs. If you happen to be in combat, jumping through will be a little bit harder, but nothing extraordinary.
Use Stealth to skip the mobs easily or condition cleanses to remove the Chilled the mobs can apply. Before doing the final jump onto the boss platform next to the Mistlock Singularity, make sure to have Swiftness so you don't fall to your death, as it will apply Agony to you mid-air.
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Jade Maw
After jumping across a few jade blocks, you are now in the main boss area. The fight has 3 main phases.
Phase 1
When you first enter the area, you will see two Jade Tentacles and a few groups of Irukandji. Kill the tentacles quickly to move on to the next phase.
Note that the Jade Tentacles have two skills, a huge spinning AoE (get used to the telegraph to avoid/dodge it) and a slam attack that can be side-stepped or dodged. Note that the tentacles are vulnerable to CCs such as Pull, Stun, or Daze. Use these to interrupt their attacks.
Phase 2
After killing the first Jade Tentacles, the second phase begins and a new group of tentacles spawns. Along with them, new mobs called Jade Colossi start spawning.
Beginning in this phase, killing these mobs will cause them to spawn Reflecting Crystals.
These crystals are important, as the boss will start targeting random players with a large red skull over their head. The skull is an indicator of a massive attack that will instantly down the player or cause them to lose their mistlock if they do not find a way to negate it.
To negate the attack, simply pick up a Reflecting Crystal when you have the skull over your head. When the attack hits, you will get a temporary 1 skill. Target the Jade Maw's eye and launch the crystal at it using this skill, which will do about 5% of the boss's HP.
You can dodge the attack. Dodging right after the skull leaves your head will evade the attack, so you can avoid going down if you are not in range of a crystal in time. however, your priority should be to use the crystals for the attacks, as this will speed up the time it takes to clear the fractal.
The only other way to damage the boss is by killing the Jade Tentacles. Each tentacle will remove 3-4% of the boss's HP. However, the damaging effect from killing a tentacle cannot trigger more than once at the same time.
DO NOT kill all Jade Tentacles at once, but move from tentacle to tentacle while reflecting attacks and killing the Jade Colossi to move to the last phase.
*The Jade Colossi spawn with a reflecting aura that can be removed using non-projectile based CC skills** such as Stun or Daze. The Jade Colossi has 3 skills, a far reaching skill that applies Crippled, an AoE Knockdown and a reflecting aura that looks like Elementalist's
, the Jade Colossus mostly activates this aura after it got it's reflect stripped.
Phase 3
After killing the last Jade Colossi, a fresh set of Jade Tentacles will spawn, and the boss will increase the frequency of the red skull attack. The same rules apply here.
Continue reflecting crystals and killing tentacles until the boss reaches 8%. This will trigger one final attack, targeting all players. Each person picks up a crystal, blocking the attack and finishing off the boss.
Congratulations, you finished the fractal.
Jade maw, the final boss
Jade maw, the final boss