The Guardian of the Chimera is one of the four Shaper Guardians. Next to Guardian of the Hydra, Guardian of the Phoenix and Guardian of the Minotaur, he is one of the "Guardians of the Void". Each of these Guardians drops one of the Fragments required to access the Shaper encounter, one of the pinnacle bosses. In order to fight Chimera, you have to open a Pit of the Chimera Map where he acts as the Map Boss.
These Shaper Guardian Maps are Tier 16 and can be rolled with many Modifiers to increase their loot and difficulty. Shaper Guardians are a lot harder than typical Map Bosses, but also have specific loot tables.
Guardians of the Void - Boss Guides:
- Pit of the Chimera Map - Guardian of the Chimera
- Lair of the Hydra Map - Guardian of the Hydra
- Forge of the Phoenix Map - Guardian of the Phoenix
- Maze of the Minotaur Map - Guardian of the Minotaur
The Shaper - Boss Guide:
In addition to regular loot, the Guardian of the Chimera has the following boss-specific drops:
- Fragment of the Chimera (100%)
- A Familiar Call
The Guardian of the Chimera strikes with his Claws at close range, dealing Physical Damage.
The Guardian of the Chimera attacks with the Flicker Strike ability, dealing Physical Damage.
The Guardian of the Chimera charges up and performs a triple strike attack. The first two Attacks are single
Claw Strikes, while the third is a double Claw Strike dealing Physical Damage.
Make sure to side-step this ability.
A red Circle appears and everything within takes heavy Physical Damage from Chimera's stab and slash attacks.
Make sure to move out of the Circle immediately.
Tip: The total damage of this ability is spread between all targets in the area. If you have many minions or
totems, you can use those to soak the damage and stay in the circle.
After each Minion Phase, Chimera starts hiding, performing Hide Attack. It is highly recommended to use a
Quicksilver Flask to run over the Smoke Clouds faster, until you find Chimera. This ability can take out most builds if you are too slow with uncovering him.
The Guardian of the Chimera charges forward and slashes everything in front of him, dealing Physical Damage
as well as inflicting a Bleed debuff.
Once you enter the Boss Arena, you find the Guardian of the Chimera in the center. Engage him, but beware of his abilities. If you out-range his Melee Strike Range, he either chases you or uses his Flicker Strike ability.
The fight itself is split into 2 major Phases: The Boss Phase and the Minion Phase, each repeating multiple times.
Atlas Passive Tree
To further enhance the difficulty as well as the rewards of the Guardians, there are some Atlas Passive Tree Keystones, Notables and Nodes.
- Avoid getting hit by Chimera's avoidable abilities such as Combo Attack and Charged Attack.
- Bring a Quicksilver Flask to help with the Hide Attack.
- Chimera can apply Bleed - consider a form of Bleed Immunity such as Flasks.
- Defeat add waves to force Chimera back into the Arena.
Good Luck, Exile!
Written by mbXtreme.
Reviewed by wudijo.