Lava Chromanium Introduction
Lava Chromanium is the second Raid Level 4 Guardian and you need to be at least 1000 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 Water Element skills.
This Guardian is a more deadly version of the Raid Level 2 Chromanium. Besides from its toughness, Lava Chromanium's sets the ground on fire similar to Flame Fox Yoho, making it a difficult encounter. His attacks apply a Burn debuff on hit, luckily it doesn't last that long. Additionally, the low HP mechanic Melting Core forces everyone to slay the Guardian as soon as possible. Otherwise you might end up using all your consumables and die one by one until a wipe occurs.
This Guardian guide assumes you know the basics of a Guardian Raid. Check out the General Raid Guide to learn more.
Special Interactions & Patterns
Counterable Frontal Slam
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.
The Guardian lifts its front feet and slams them to the ground, sending out a forward shock wave. The shock wave deals low damage and knocks up the player.
the shell of the Guardian breaks once you have dealt enough Weak Point damage using proper skills and Battle Items. Unlink the Raid Level 2 Chromanium, this Guardian's shell doesn't reduce its damage taken. On the contrary, destroying the shell of this Guardian has some disadvantages.
The benefits of destroying the shell are, it removes the annoying Meteorite and buried Barrage attacks of the Guardian. The disadvantages are, it adds the pattern Volcano to his attack pool and grants him the ability to escape the battle.
If your party doesn't struggle because of Meteorite and Buried Barrage attacks, I would recommend to delay the shell destruction as much as possible by not using too many skills or Combat Items with a Weak Point affix.
Once Lava Chromanium reaches below 30% HP, the Guardian sends out heat waves in specific intervals. These waves are a passive, which is why the other attacks of the Guardian aren't affected by it. A good support in the team can increase the survivability of the party by timing their shields and defensive buffs to match the heat wave intervals.
Be aware, incapacitating the Guardian with a Counter Attack or Stagger Damage is bad once he is below 30%. While incapacitated, heat waves won't appear. But once the Guardian recovers from it, it is possible that the party is hit by multiple heat waves at once.
While having its shell, the Guardian summons a meteorite every 18 seconds above each players head, dealing decent damage and knocking down the player on hit. Slow and stationary classes struggle with this annoying attack more than the agile classes.
Lava Chromanium summons one Volcano at each cardinal direction. The Volcanos start to spit fire towards random nearby locations. On impact, they set the ground on fire for a very long duration. The fire deals damage and applies a Burn debuff to nearby players. To avoid having too much ground covered in fire, destroy at least 1-2 Volcanos before they start to spit fire. Be careful, the Volcanos explode after a certain amount of time. Don't fight the Guardian to close to an active volcano.
The Guardian shoots a huge orb into the air. The impact area is briefly highlighted before the orb hits the ground. This attack deals massive damage and can one shot you, so make sure to dodge away from the impact point as soon as possible.
Instead of one big orb, the Guardian shoots multiple small orbs with a smaller AoE. These orbs don't deal much damage but knock down the player on hit. If you haven't destroyed his shell yet, Lava Chromanium buries into the ground before casting this attack.
A simple Stationary Jump attack to a specified location, dealing damage and knocking up everyone around the Guardian. The swirl effect its front feet is an indicator for this attack.
This attack by itself is not dangerous but Chromanium can follow up with a more dangerous attack.
Lava Chromanium jumps towards an area in front of him knocking players up and dealing damage on impact. The attack animation is pretty slow which gives you enough time to move away from in front of the Guardian.
An easy to dodge breath attack that hits everyone in front of the Guardian in a straight line. It has a long reach, which is why you should always try to dodge to the sides and not away from the Guardian. The ground affected by this attack changes into a fire field for a certain amount of time.
The long breath in animation while tracking the targeted player with its entire body is an unmistakable animation for the Breath attack and its variants. There is enough time between the breaths to jump or move away from the AoE. Don't panic and turn the Guardian towards your teammates if you are being targeted.
This attack pattern is similar to Counterable Frontal Slam. This time the Guardian targets the areas to the left or right and knocks down the player on hit.
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Facefoot