Frost Helgaia Introduction
Frost Helgaia is the first Raid Level 4 Guardian and you need to be at least 960 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 15% more damage from Lightning Element skills and the recommended Combat Items are: HP Potion, Panacea, Pheromone Bomb/Whirlwind Grenade and Flare.
This Guardian has a similar skillset as the Raid Level 3 Guardian Helgaia. But Frost Helgaia deals higher damage with his most frequent skills, even the Evolve mechanic has an additional layer of difficulty.
All of the Guardian's skills apply a Slow debuff on hit which stacks up to 10 times. Upon reaching 10 stacks, the player gets frozen for a few seconds and is exposed to Frost Helgaia's heavy hitting skills. Having cleansing skill classes in the party such as Paladin, Soulfist and Gunlancer, reduces the risk of slow and freeze significantly.
This Guardian guide assumes you know the basics of a Guardian Raid. Check out the General Raid Guide to learn more.
Special Interactions & Patterns
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.
A high damage jump attack added to the attack pool of Frost Helgaia starting from Phase 2. It can be only avoided by reacting fast enough and dodging to the left or right of the Guardian. This attack can be performed up to 2 consecutive times and knocks down the player on hit. Phase 3 amplifies the Attack Speed of this pattern, which makes it even harder to dodge.
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Facefoot