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Harbinger of Tyranny Boss Guide

Last Updated: July 9th 2024

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Patch 1.1

The Harbinger's are a series of bosses that must be killed in order to progress The Forgotten Knight Faction and eventually fight Aberroth. Each Timeline has one Harbinger. Harbinger of Tyranny is the Harbinger for The Age of Winter Timeline. He follows the Tank archetype, which gives him access to the skills of that archetype. He also gains some unique skills from Heorot, the boss of this Timeline.

In this guide, we cover the rewards, boss mechanics, and provide a strategy for defeating this boss.

For more information on the Harbingers check out our Forgotten Knight Faction Guide.

For more information on the Timeline this boss is found in check out our The Age of Winter Timeline Guide.

Abomination

Rewards

Each Harbinger can drop its own Unique as well as Forgotten Knight Faction rewards.

  • Bane of Winter
  • Harbinger Eye: Used to summon the Pinnacle Boss Aberroth.
  • Harbinger's Needle: When equipped in an Idol slot, this item will allow Empowered Timeline Boss kills to give 3 additional Gaze of Orobyss, significantly speeding up Corruption gains. The item is destroyed when the Timeline Boss is killed.

Boss Mechanics

Each Harbinger has a set of skills according to their archetype (agile or tank) as well as a few skills from the boss of the Timeline Boss.

Archetype - Tank

Slams the ground in a small area, with an aftershock going outward from the Harbinger. Deals moderate Physical damage.

Timeline Boss - Heorot

The Harbinger fires a beam that deals low Cold Damage and Freezes

Modifiers

When you go into a timeline boss fight, you carry any modifiers that are active from running echoes. Some of these modifiers can be especially dangerous, while some can actually bring value with little or no downside.

Avoid These Modifiers

Take These Modifiers

Boss Strategy

This Harbinger is moderately challenging, largely due to positioning constraints.

  • Avoid standing in the center of the Echo Slam, where you can be hit by multiple slams
  • Unless you're very tanky, avoid his other slams, as they do considerable damage, especially at high corruption. This includes the final Strike from Void Combo Strike.
  • Void Orbs and Void Turrets are easily avoidable. Stay clear of them to prevent unnecessary damage.
  • Avoid Frost Beam. The Freeze is a hard CC that prevents you from performing any actions.
  • Do not stand in Blizzard! It produces very high damage. The difference between this and Heorot's version is the Harbinger does not actively move away from you during its duration, making positioning easier. The downside is he has several slam attacks that become more difficult to avoid.

Summary

  • Harbingers are bosses that are required for progression with the Forgotten Knights Faction.
  • Harbinger of Tyranny follows the Tank archetype.
  • He also gains skills based on Heorot
  • The Unique reward for killing this boss is Bane of Winter

Credits

Written by McFluffin.
Reviewed by VisionGL.

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