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Vertus Guardian Raid Guide


Vertus Introduction

Vertus is the last Raid Level 1 Guardian and you need to be at least 420 Item Level to enter this Guardian Raid. This Guardian drops Tier 1 Accessories, Upgrade Materials and Ability Stones as well as rare drops including Runes, Engraving Books and Cards. It takes 10% more damage from Lightning Element skills and the recommended Combat Items are: HP Potion, Whirlwind Grenade, Pheromone Bomb and Flare.

Vertus has a combination of fast hard CC attacks and slow high damage attacks that can be very deadly. This fight has 3 different phases with phase 1 beginning when the Guardian is encountered, the transition to phase 2 happens shortly after the encounter begins or immediately after escaping to a new area. Vertus can also switch to phase 2 if you Stagger the Guardian while it is still in Phase 1. During the enraged Phase, Vertus glows red and deals increased damage. Phase 3 starts once the HP of the guardian drops below 25%, during this Phase the Guardian can't be Staggered. In addition to that, Vertus attacks faster and deals more damage.

If you Stagger Vertus by depleting the hidden stagger bar during the enraged state, you have the chance to cut its tail using skills or Combat Items with a Weak Point attribute. Cutting the tail is not recommended. Without the tail, Vertus changes into Phase 3 immediately and most of its tail-related attacks are removed from the Guardian's attack pool. This causes the Guardian to do the annoying and deadly breath/jump attacks more frequently. Cut the tail only if you want to unlock an achievement.

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


Special Interactions & Patterns

Select a Pattern

Counterable Charge

Enrage (Phase 2)

Grab

Counterable Charge

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.

Be aware of the fact that the Guardian can hit everyone on its path multiple times. This skill can easily kill a player if you get hit multiple times, don't get caught between the Guardian and a wall.


General Patterns

Select a Pattern

Backwards Jump

Forwards Jump

Swipe

Tail Swipe

Spin

Tail Slam

Ice Orb

Icy Breath

Freezing Ground

Dive and Breach

Backwards Jump

Vertus jumps backwards. This attack deals low damage and knocks up players on hit. The Guardian can combo it with any other attacks afterwards which increases the chance of you getting hit. Make sure to follow Vertus and close the gap between you and the Guardian as fast as possible.


Gameplay Video

Credits

Written by Perciculum
Reviewed by Facefoot