Argos Phase 1 Introduction
Argos Phase 1 is a TIER 3 Abyss Raid and you need to be at least 1370 Item Level to enter this Raid. This dungeon drops Tier 3 Accessories, Ability Stones, Engraving Books, Cards and materials to craft the sets Harsh Oath Launcher and Preordained Diligence Launcher. After clearing the dungeon, you can pay gold to get additional loot. The recommended Combat Items are HP Potion, Time Stop Potion (Bound) or Protective Potion and Splendid Dark Grenade.
The first phase of Argos doesn't have a full party wipe mechanic, hence surviving and clearing this phase heavily depends on individual performance. It is less coop heavy compared to the next phases of Argos. The unique mechanic Sun & Moon Affix dictates the flow and interaction during the battle.
Disclaimer: In this guide, we will only focus on the important core mechanics and attacks of the boss. Basic attacks of the boss, which are easy to predict or deal low damage, won't be explained in detail.
This guide assumes that you are familiar with the recommended Raid Build for your class.
Special Interactions & Patterns
Sun & Moon Affix
Sun & Moon Affix
Upon starting the battle, each party gets either a sun or moon affix assigned. This will be displayed by a purple moon icon or golden sun icon below each player's feet. It is important to always keep an eye on the affix assigned to you and your party because the mechanics in this phase will revolve around them.
Sun & Moon Ring
Sun & Moon Circles
Argos teleports to the center, follow him immediately to memorize a sequence of gold and purple slices. Try to memorize the 5 part sequence which you need to follow shortly afterward. Argos lifting his head up is the signal for you to start rerunning the sequence. The moon party needs to follow the purple tiles and the sun party the golden tiles. Every time the player stands on the wrong tile, he takes damage. But the last and 5th tile of the sequence is the most important one, the boss deals high damage to everyone who is on the wrong spot. Luckily, the last tile of this mechanic always ends on a fixed spot. You can use this knowledge to cheese the mechanic.
To sum it up:
The boss teleports to the center and shows a pattern/sequence and finishes by lifting his head. If you want to use the cheese method, you don't need to pay attention to the sequence and just move to the fixed last spot. If you want to do it the proper way, it is essential to spot and follow the first sun or moon tile depending on your affix, to track and memorize its movement.
Gameplay with Shot Calls
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Starlast