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Gargadeth Guardian Raid Guide

Last Updated: December 12th 2023

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Introduction

Gargadeth is the second Raid Level 7 Guardian with an Item Level requirement of 1610. He drops Tier 3 Accessories, Bracelets, Ability Stones, Radiant Honor Leapstone and Upgrade Materials as well as rare drops including Engraving Books. An additional Legendary Galewind rune is also obtainable.

Recommended Battle Items: Flare, Pheromone Essence, Sacred Charm and Dark Grenade

Weakness: Earth

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

Raid Mechanics

Raid mechanics cover the passive mechanics that are persistent through the entire raid.

Swallow
Crown Enhancement
Crown Destruction

Certain patterns (Counter & Tongue attacks) can lead to the player being swallowed by the boss. In this case, the swallowed players will remain in Gargadeth's mouth for a long time. Players outside can't liberate the swallowed player(s). Additionally, every time someone gets swallowed, the boss recovers a small amount of HP.

Telegraph

  1. Around 30 seconds after starting the fight, the boss summons a lightning storm around him.
  2. The crown appears out of his moth and starts to hover over his head.
  3. He slams the ground and deals damage to nearby players.
    • Boss can use this pattern frequently. If you destroyed the crown, he won't slam the ground to deal damage to nearby players.

What to do

  1. Once the lightning storm disappears, move a few steps away from the guardian.

Telegraph

  1. This pattern occurs ~2 minutes after Crown Enhancement.
  2. Boss looks towards the center of the battle area and teleports to that spot.
  3. Gargadeth burrows underground.
  4. Golden orbs appear around the center.
  5. Gargadeth reappears on the uniquely colored circle and swallows players standing on it.
  6. Swallowed players should complete a Quick Time Event (QTE).
  7. Boss falls to the ground and drops his crow, which can be destroyed using Weak Point skills.

What to do

  1. Destroy golden orbs to reveal and identify the uniquely colored circle to group up on it. It can be either blue or red.
  2. Once you got swallowed, succeed either the typing or the spacebar spam test to get a 65% Attack Power, 20% Attack and Movement Speed buff for 40 seconds.
    • If you don't stand on the correct spot to get swallowed, you will take massive damage and start to float in the air for a few seconds.
    • If you fail the QTE, you won't receive any buffs.
  3. After succeeding the QTE, you can destroy the crown using Weak Point skills. Similar to Nacrasena, once you destroy the crown, the boss will be at a weakened state and can only perform weak simple patterns. But as soon as the QTE buff runs out, the boss will attempt to escape to a different area.
    • Most parties won't destroy the crown to prevent the boss from escaping. But if you are confident in killing the boss within 40 seconds after destruction, go for it!

Counter and Tongue Patterns

Whirlwind
Backward Kicks
Jump Counter
Portal Rush
Backwards Jump
Turn Attack

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth slams the ground, sending out a blue shockwave while glowing blue.
  2. He floats towards the air before crashing forward to the ground, dealing massive damage.

What to do

  1. Use Counter Attack skills as soon as he glows blue.
  2. In case you failed to counter:
    1. Option 1: Move closer to him to get pulled towards the air together with the boss. In this case, you will avoid the impact damage, but will be knocked down.
    2. Option 2: Use Super Armor and Damage Reduction skills to avoid getting cc'd and taking damage.

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth jumps while turning 180° and does a simple backwards kick.
  2. The boss glows blue.
  3. He performs an enhanced backwards kick.

What to do

  1. As soon as you see the boss tuning around and kicking backwards, move towards his front to Counter.
  2. If you fail the Counter, avoid standing behind the boss.

Telegraph

  1. Boss Jumps up to two times towards a player.
  2. He glows blue before leaping towards a player.
  3. Players standing in his path will be swallowed.

What to do

  1. There are only 2 patterns which include a jump, so as soon as you see the boss jumping towards a player, prepare to Counter.
  2. If you fail the Counter, don't stand in front of him to avoid getting swallowed.

Telegraph

  1. The boss opens a portal and dashes into it.
  2. After a short delay, the boss reappears in front of a random player and flashes blue.
  3. He charges towards that player and swallows everyone on his path.

What to do

  1. Group up as soon as possible and Counter him as soon as he reappears.
  2. If you are not confident in Countering the boss, dodge to the sides after he reappears.

Telegraph

  1. The boss turns towards a player and jumps backwards away from him.
  2. Upon landing, cone-shaped shockwaves appear from each of his legs.
  3. Boss uses a tongue attack towards the player and swallows everyone on hit.

What to do

  1. Either move to the sides or use spacebar to avoid getting swallowed.

Telegraph

  1. The boss jumps turns slowly 180°.
  2. At the end of the turn animation, he performs a tongue attack towards his front.

What to do

  1. Either move to the sides or use spacebar to avoid getting swallowed.

General Patterns

Bombardment
Call Lightning
Blue Orbs
Side attacks
Laser
Vomit
Wifi

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth looks up and shoots 3 orbs.
  2. 3 orbs fall down on a random player.
  3. The orbs create upon hitting the ground a poison puddle.

What to do

  1. Identify the targeted player.
  2. That player should run away from the teammates to place the puddles away from them.

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth looks towards the ground.
  2. Golden orbs surrounded by lightning effects appear around the boss.
  3. After a brief delay, thunder strikes on each orb and deals damage in its radius.

What to do

  1. Group up if possible and destroy only the golden orbs which's radius covers the area you are standing on.
  2. Ignore the other orbs and focus on dealing damage to the boss.

Telegraph

  1. The boss remains stationary and summons moving blue orbs surrounded by lightning effects.
  2. Blue orbs frequently shoot projectiles towards random locations.
  3. The blue orbs explode and shock everyone in their radius.

What to do

  1. Keep dealing damage to the boss while staying outside the blue area surrounding the orbs.

Telegraph

  1. Variant 1:
    1. Boss lifts his right side and body checks towards that side.
    2. On hit, he stuns players, turns around and performs a backwards kick.
  2. Variant 2:
    1. Boss lifts his left side first and starts to stomp left and right while causing lightning explosions on each side.

What to do

  1. Variant 1:
    1. Avoid getting stunned by moving away from his right side.
  2. Variant 2:
    1. Move to his front or back to continue dealing damage.

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth summons a lightning orb in front of his mount and tracks the movement of a player for a brief moment.
  2. The boss and his crown to his side shoot a laser which deals high damage.

What to do

  1. Turn the boss away from your teammates and dodge to the side without his crown as soon as the boss slightly leans towards his back.

Telegraph

  1. The boss leans back for a brief moment.
  2. The spits a purple poison cloud towards his front, dealing high dmg with each tick.

What to do

  1. Move to the sides or stick close to his head to avoid getting hit.

Telegraph

  1. Gargadeth hits a player with his right front leg and pushes him away.
  2. He stomps with his front legs and creates a Wi-Fi shaped shockwave towards his front.

What to do

  1. Move to the sides or stand on the safe area between him and the first Wi-Fi segment.

Credits

Written by Perciculum
Footage from Saintone

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