Velganos Guardian Introduction
Velganos Guardian is the last Raid Level 5 Guardian and you need to be at least 1385 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 Light Element skills and the recommended Combat Items are: HP Potion, Whirlwind Grenade, Marching Flag, Pheromone Bomb or Flare.
This will probably be the most challenging Guardian you'll encounter so far. You need to dodge his devastating Breath attacks while maintaining your Light Buff. Additionally, you need to make sure that everyone has a sufficient amount of this buff to keep dealing normal damage. Selfishness will be punished. Once Velganos enrages, the difficulty increases even further and will require complete focus to survive. Overall, keeping vision on the Guardian is crucial because his highest hitting attacks can be easily predicted based on his animation. At the same time, losing vision increases the risk of dying.
Disclaimer: In this guide, we will only focus on the important core mechanics and attacks of the Guardian. Basic attacks of the Guardian, which are easy to predict or deal low damage, won't be explained in detail.
Starting from this point, it is important to make sure that that everyone in the raid group is aware of the boss and coop mechanics. Additionally, item level is not as significant as having good Engravings and Combat Stat distribution as these provide the most damage increase which shorten the duration of the battle. A shorter battle leads to less damage taken and less consumable used.
This Guardian guide assumes you know the basics of a Guardian Raid. Check out the General Raid Guide to learn more.
Special Interactions & Patterns
Light Buff & Dark Debuff
Light and Dark Pallets
Shortly after encountering Velganos, he transitions into the dark phase. Starting from this moment, the Guardian takes reduced damage from all attacks. It also unlocks his dark attribute related attacks and his Light Buff & Dark Debuff mechanic.
Light & Dark Orbs
The Guardian jumps on the spot while turning towards a player to unleash a breath attack, which hits everyone in a big cone-shaped area in front. On hit, this attack deals high damage and applies the Dark Debuff. Additionally, it can hit you multiple times. The closer you are to the Guardian, the easier it is to dodge the attack by moving towards the left or right side of Velganos. This attack is Counterable.
Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Starlast