Castle Nathria - Raid Boss Tactics - Stone Legion Generals


Overview 


  • You will fight 2 bosses that share health: General Kaal and General Grashaal
  • You will have 2 friendly NPCs fighting with you once you free them.
    - Draven is freed at 70% and 40% health.
    - The prince is freed when you collect enough anima from the flying adds that drops them and give it to the prince.

At 70% health

  • You will fight boss bosses until you reach 70% health.
  • Kaal will enter her Basalt form, becoming immune to dmg and does Shadow dmg to all players every 2 sec.
  • Grashaal will call for adds: Stone Legion Goliath that you fight on the platform and loads of Stone legion Commando adds that fly around in the air bombarding the platform that your friendly NPC Draven will take care of.
  • You will fight Grashaal and kill the Goliath until Kaal is not immune anymore.
  • Kaal comes out of his form once the prince has enough mana to destroy it for you. The prince gets mana from you by collecting anima orbs that drops on the ground when adds are killed and give to the prince.

At 40% health Grashaal will enter his Granite form, becoming immune to dmg and does Shadow dmg to all players every 2 sec.

  • Kaal will call for adds: Stone Legion Goliath that you fight on the platform and loads of Stone legion Commando adds that fly around in the air bombarding the platform that your friendly NPC Draven will take care of.
  • You will fight Kaal and kill the Goliath until Kaal is not immune anymore.
  • Kaal comes out of his form once the prince has enough mana to destroy it for you. The prince gets mana from you by collecting anima orbs that drops on the ground when adds are killed and give to the prince.

At 20% health on bosses, they will cast Soldier´s Oath.
This will increase their dmg dealt by 1% every 3 seconds.


The Nasty debuff – Wicked Laceration

During the fight you will get a stacking debuff called Wicked Laceration debuff.
You get the debuff when Kaal does abilities on your raid.
The abilities are:
Wicked Blade – Kaal throws a blade that bounces off 2 players before returning back. Other players in the way will also take dmg.
Stone Shatterer – Up to 3 players (based on raid size) get the Shatterer debuff that does dmg for 15 sec. When removed or expired it does very high dmg to entire raid. You must dispell them one at the time with some sec between them so healers have time to heal them up.
Serrated Swipe (tank) – Kaal hits tank with very high physical dmg.

This debuff does physical dmg every 2 sec and is permanent. You must remove it.
There are 2 ways of removing the debuff and it is 2 abilities that Grashaal does.

1) Stand in front of Grashaal when he does the ability Stone breaker´s combo.
This is a 3 stun effect that removes bleed and it´s followed by a knockback shockwave.

2) Grashaal puts a debuff on a random player that does dmg and after 10 sec it turns you into stone for 10 sec and absorbs dmg (Curse of Petrification). You are attackable by other players when in stone.

Tanks

There are 3 main things tanks must be aware of.

Handle the stacks

Kaal does the Serrated Swipe which also leaves a stack of Laceration debuff.
Grashaal does the Stone breakers combo + Pulverize that removes the Laceration debuff + a knockback.
You must tank the Grashaal boss on the backside of the platform with your back to the wall so you and other players don’t get knocked off the platform.

Tank swap when you get to many stacks.

Handle the spread and stacking of the bosses

The Generals must either stack or spread from each other based on effect from Kaal or Grashaal.
Tight Formation Stratagem - increase all dmg by both Generals by 30% when within 15 yards of each other. Spread them when Tight formation.

Out Flank Stratagem - Increase all dmg done by both generals by 30% when away from each other more than 30 yards. Stack them when Out Flank.

Handle the add the correct way

When Kaal reaches 70% you will fight Grashaal and an add that spawns (Goliath).
One tank on Grashaal and one on Goliath.
Do not have the add facing the same direction as the boss because the add does Breath of Corruption that is a frontal cone dmg that does high shadow dmg.
Players must sometimes stand in front of Grashaal boss to remove the Laceration debuff. Not good if they get hit by the frontal breath from the add.

Raid

This fight is very healing heavy and at the same time you must manage to coordinate with other healers for dispelling.

Debuffs

There are 4 types of debuff, 2 from each boss.

  • Wicked Laceration – Done by Kaal whenever he does an ability. It does dmg every 2 sec permanent. This debuff cannot be dispelled and must be removed by the player by standing in front of Grashaal when he does Stone Breaker´s Combo or getting the Petrification debuff.
  • Stone Shatter Done by Kaal. This debuff must be dispelled in a certain order. Up to 3 players get this debuff and must be dispelled with some time in between because removing it does high dmg on entire raid.
  • Seismic Upheaval Done by Grashaal. This is stone that comes up from the ground 3 times on each player and must be dodged. Getting hit does Nature dmg every 2 sec for 4 sec.
  • Curse of Petrification Done by Grashaal. He puts a debuff on random player that does nature dmg every 2 sec for 10 sec then allies within 8 yards turns into stone. This removes the laceration debuff.

Raid dmg

Except dmg from debuffs, there are some raid dmg and abilities that do high dmg on player(s).

  • Reverberating Leap
    Grashaal targets a player (arrow on head) and after some seconds jumps on the player. This does high Nature dmg on the player.
    This also leaves a pool on the ground that does dmg when touched.
    The raid must place the pools on a specific side on the platform because they do not disappear.
  • Wicked Blade
    I brought this up before, but it is a dmg that is dangerous.
    Kaal throws a blade that bounce on 2 players and back to her. Does high dmg to those 2 players and also any player in the way.

  • Seismic Upheaval
    I brought this up before, but it is a dmg that is dangerous.
    Done by Grashaal. This is stone that comes up from the ground 3 times on each player and must be dodged. Getting hit does Nature dmg every 2 sec for 4 sec.
    The best way is to move in a circle, so you don’t run into other players upheaval.
  • Breath of Corruption
    This is done by the add Goliath. This is a frontal cone dmg that does high shadow dmg.
    Players must be aware and stand behind. On tank on add and one on boss.

  • Cluster Bombardment
    This is done by the Commando adds that fly in the air. They throw loads of anima bombs that does high Shadow dmg if hit.

ABILTIES AND TACTICS FOR EACH

Spread and Stack Generals

The Generals must either stack or spread from each other based on effect from Kaal or Grashaal.

Tight Formation Stratagem

  • Kaal calls out, increase all dmg by both Generals by 30% when within 15 yards of each other.

Tactics: Tight Formation Stratagem

  • Spead the bosses from each other.

Out Flank Stratgem

  • Kaal calls out, increase all dmg done by both generals by 30% when away from each other more than 30 yards. 

Tactics: Out Flank Stratgem

  • Stack the bosses together.

General Kaal

Bastial Form

  • When Kaal has 70% he becomes immune to dmg and does Shadow dmg to all players every 2 sec.

Tactics Bastial Form

  • Tanks
    One on the other boss Grashaal.
    One on the add that spawns (Stone Legion Goliath)
  • Raid
    Dodge the bombardments from the Commandos that fly in the air.
    Pick up anima and run to the prince to get his mana up to 100%.
  • Dps
    Attack and kill the add first.
    An NPC (Draven) will kill the flying adds.

 

Wicked Laceration

  • Abilities that Kaal does also puts a permanent debuff that does physical dmg every 2 sec.

Tactics: Wicked Laceration

This can only be removed in two ways

  • Stand infront of Grashaal when he does Stone Breakers Combo (beware of knockback)
  • Stand next to the player that is targeted with Curse of Petrification, this turns you in to stone for 10 sec.

Tanks
Tank swap when you get to many stacks.

 

Wicked Blade

  • Kaal throws a blade that bounces on 2 players before coming back to her.
  • If it touches any player, it does an explosion that does high shadow dmg and puts the laceration debuff to players within 8 yards.

Tactics: Wicked Blade

  • Targeted players run and stands next to each other and closer to Kaal.
  • Other players move away.
  • Melee beware and move to the sides of boss so you don’t get hit.


Stone Shatterer

  • Kaal infuse up to 3 players (based on raid size) with a debuff that does moderate shadow dmg every 2 sec for 15 sec.
  • When it expires or removed it does high dmg to entire raid.

Tactics Stone Shatterer

  • Healers beware!
  • You must dispell them one by one with some seconds in between otherwise the raid will more or less wipe.
  • Heal them up fast between each dispell.


Serrated Swipe (Tanks)

Kaal does a slashing attack that does deadly physical dmg and leaves a laceration debuff.

Tactics: Serrated Swipe (Tanks)

  • Tank swap when getting to high stacks.
  • When you tank the other boss you will get your stacks removed when the other boss does
  • Stone Breakers Combo (tanks) + Pulverize.

General Grashaal

Granite Form

  • When Grashaal has 40% he becomes immune to dmg and does Shadow dmg to all players every 2 sec.

Tactics: Granite Form

  • Tanks
    One on the other boss Grashaal.
    One on the add that spawns (Stone Legion Goliath)
  • Raid
    Dodge the bombardments from the Commandos that fly in the air.
    Pick up anima and run to the prince to get his mana up to 100%.
  • Dps
    Attack and kill the add first.
    An NPC (Draven) will kill the flying adds.


Reverberating Leap

  • Grashaal leaps at a player and does high Nature dmg and a knockback to anyone within 12 yards.
  • The leap leaves an area of unstable ground.
  • The Revererating leap will always trigger Echoing Eruption on all unstable grounds.

Tactics: Reverberating Leap

  • Have a position on the platform marked.
  • Player targeted by Grashaal runs to the marked location before Grashaal leaps so the pool is placed on one side of the platform.


Seismic Upheaval

  • Grashaal makes the ground explode around up to 10 players (based on raid size).
  • The explosion puts a short debuff to all players within 6 yards.
  • The debuff does Nature dmg every 2 sec for 4 sec.

Tactics Seismic Upheaval

  • Move in a circle and the upheaval will be placed behind you and in a small area.
  • This way you will not cause problems to other players and not run into other players upheaval.


Curse of Petrification

  • Grashaal puts a debuff that does moderate dmg every 2 sec for 10 sec.
  • When it expires or is removed, it turns players within 8 yards to stone.
  • Turning into stone removes all Wicked Laceration and absorbs dmg for 10 sec.
  • When in stone form, the player is stunned and attackable by other players.

Tactics: Curse of Petrification

  • Have a position on the platform marked.
  • Player targeted by Grashaal runs to the marked location.
  • In this way, other players that need to remove their Laceration debuff by standing next to the player so they also turn in to stone for 10 sec.


Stone Breakers Combo (tanks) + Pulverize

  • Grashaal hits all players in front of him, up to 10 yards
  • This stuns and leaves a debuff.
  • The debuff increase all Nature dmg taken ny 100% for 3 sec.
  • After the hit, Grashaal does directly a frontal shockwave (Pulverize).
    The shockwave foes Nature dmg and knocks back all enemies in front of him.

Tactics: Stone Breakers Combo (tanks) + Pulverize

  • Tanks
    Make sure you tank on the back side of the platform with your back to the wall, otherwise you and other players in front get knockback out of the platform.
  • Raid
    Stand in front of the hit if you need to remove your Laceration debuff.

1 Aug 2020