Igrexion is the second Raid Level 5 Guardian and you need to be at least 1340 Item Level to enter this Guardian Raid. This Guardian drops Tier 3 Accessories, Upgrade Materials and Ability Stones as well as rare drops including Runes, Engraving Books and Cards. It takes 10% more damage from Fire Element skills.
This Guardian doesn't have much HP and as long as you deal decent damage you should be able to slay him with plenty of time left. The issue is that he has a lot of hard hitting skills which might one shot squishy classes. In general you should avoid staying in front of Igrexion if you are not a Gunlancer. If Igrexion turns his face towards you, don't run away from him, instead try to run around him. He uses a lot of frontal big Area of Effect(AoE) attacks, which makes running away from him less efficient.
During the entire guardian fight, try to have vision on Igrexion. It is especially useful in the last phase, because you can predict and avoid one-hit skills based on his body movement.
This Guardian guide assumes you know the basics of a Guardian Raid. Check out the General Raid Guide to learn more.
Special Interactions & Patterns
Igrexion has 3 different phases, each attached to a different element: Dark, Earth or Fire. Most of his attacks are modified based on his current phase and add a different debuff on hit.
You initially encounter the Guardian while he is in Dark Phase. Some attacks of the Guardian apply a stackable blind debuff on hit. Each stack reduces the field of view further.
This phase doesn't last long. Igrexion changes to Earth phase shortly afterwards. During the transition animation, the guardian takes reduced damage and prepares for a devastating AoE attack. Deal Stagger Damage to interrupt the attempt, or run far away before he finishes the transition animation.
Shortly after transitioning to the Earth or Fire Phase, the Guardian prepares to deploy a magnetic field around him. During the preparation, he takes reduced damage. You can interrupt it by dealing a certain amount of Stagger Damage. If successful, the deployment will be delayed for a short time before he attempts it again. Each successive attempt is more difficult to interrupt.
Once the magnetic field is deployed, it adds a stacking slow debuff to everyone in a huge area around the Guardian. But this debuff can be easily removed by stepping out of the magnetic field for 3 seconds.
Igrexion can be easily incapacitated frequently while he is in the Earth or Fire Phase. Doing so gives you a brief moment to deal uninterrupted damage. But once he recovers, he unleashes 1-2 shockwaves depending on his current phase. Make sure to avoid getting hit by those!
After recovering, the Guardian slams on the ground and summons a shock wave, which hits everyone really close and far away from him. Right between those 2 areas is a small ring shaped safe spot around the Guardian.
In Dark Phase, the Guardian uses a breath attack while charging towards a player. The breath attack hits everyone in a cone-shaped area in front of the Guardian. Dodge towards the side of the Guardian to avoid this attack.
Dark Counter Stance
If Igrexion leans his body slightly towards the right side while sending out dark waves, then it is the indicator for his counter stance. You have to immediately stop dealing damage, otherwise the Guardian retaliates with a 360° spin attack, which deals high damage on hit.
Igrexion breathes during Earth Phase into the ground while summoning multiple light pallets on the ground, which explode after a one-second delay. It is hard to dodge all the explosions, which is why you should either run away from the Guardian or use your support's shield and damage reduction abilities to survive.
Earth: Forwards Jump
The Forwards Jump attack during the Earth Phase, is one of the deadliest skills of the Guardian. Make sure to immediately follow after the Guardian or move far away from him. One second after he lands on the ground, a shockwave hits everyone around Igrexion in a huge area. Only by staying really close or far away from him, you can avoid taking damage.
Earth: Triple Lightning
The Guardian targets a player and sends out 3 lines of lightning in toward's that player's direction. This ability deals high damage, especially if you are too close to the Guardian. This attack can be used up to 3 times successively, in that case, make sure to stay further away from the Guardian and avoid running towards your teammates. The further you are from the Guardian, the easier it is to dodge the lines.
Fire: Rising Mountain
Pay attention to the hand movement of Igrexion during the Fire Phase. If he slams with his right hand in front of him, move either towards the slam area or dodge away from the Guardian. Because, shortly after the slam, stone pillars rise around the impact area and expand in a wave pattern outwards.
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Fire: The Grill
The Grill is another attack, which can be easily predicted based on Igrexion's hand movement during the Fire Phase. He brings together his hands to summon multiple rifts of fire orthogonal to him. These rifts erupt after a short delay and deal high damage. To avoid getting hit, either dodge to the side or stay in the small safe spots between the rift lines.
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Starlast