Calventus Guardian Raid Guide

Calventus Introduction

Calventus is the third Raid Level 3 Guardian and you need to be at least 880 Item Level to enter this Guardian Raid. This Guardian drops Tier 2 Accessories, Upgrade Materials and Ability Stones as well as rare drops including Runes, Engraving Books and Cards. It takes 10% more damage from Light Element skills and the recommended Combat Items are: HP Potion, Panacea, Sacred Charm and Flare.

Calventus is a Guardian with high mobility that applies a stacking Armor Debuff with some of his attacks . This Debuff should be cleansed once you have more than 3 stacks. This can be done with Panacea, Sacred Charm(Needs to be used by a teammate.) or by making use of the cleansing skills from the Gunlancer, Paladin or Soulfist.

This Guardian has 2 Phases. Around 5 minutes after starting the Guardian fight or after escaping to a different area, the Guardian transitions to Phase 2 which modifies existing attacks and adds new ones to his arsenal. During Phase 2, you have to prevent Calventus from absorbing Dark Orbs. If he absorbs 4 of these, the Guardian enrages and becomes faster and stronger.

This Guardian guide assumes you know the basics of a Guardian Raid. Check out the General Raid Guide to learn more.

Calventus - Special Interactions & Patterns

Select a Pattern

Counterable Charge

Dark Orbs


Counterable Charge

Counter attack is possible during the charge attack pattern. At the start of this attack animation, the Guardian glows blue. The player has a short window to cast a skill with a Counter Attack affix while standing in front of the Guardian. If you manage to pull this off fast enough, the Guardian's attack will be interrupted and staggered for a few seconds. This gives you and your team a short window to use buffs and deal additional damage.

Be aware, after finishing the Charge animation, the Guardian unleashes a small Area of Effect (AoE) attack around him which knocks up players on hit. Make sure to wait one second before closing the gap to Calventus.

Calventus performs this attack much quicker and up to 2 times in a row while he is enraged.

General Patterns

Select a Pattern

Backwards Jump

Big Impact

Dark Rain

Hovering Slam

Orb Explosion


Tail Swipe

Backwards Jump

Phase 1

The Guardian jumps backwards to reposition himself. This attack doesn't deal any damage, but be aware of the follow-up attacks!

Phase 2

In Phase 2, the Guardian hovers in the air for a few seconds after performing the Backwards Jump and sends out 5 tornadoes in a cone-shaped area in front. On hit, the Tornadoes knock up the player and apply the Armor Debuff.

Walkthrough Video


Written by Perciculum
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