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Blistering Lava Watcher Boss Guide


The Blistering Lava Watcher is one of the five "Watchers of the Netherrealm". You must defeat any combination of 4 of these Watchers to challenge the Traveler, one of the pinnacle bosses. The Watchers of the Netherrealm are harder than typical Beacon Bosses. The difficulty of the Watcher is based on which Timemark (1-8) you are attempting.

In order to fight the Blistering Lava Watcher, you have to generate enough Stage Attention. The required amount varies based on Timemark Level, ranging from 4-10.

Watchers have specific loot tables. Chaos Invasion Card Inheritance does not affect the Watcher's fight or loot table in any way.

The Blistering Lava Watcher

Rewards

All The Watchers of the Netherrealm have a pool of exclusive Legendaries and Memory Fragments that can drop. They also provide the player with a chance at Precise Passive/Trigger Skills, level 16 for Timemark 6-7 and level 21 for Timemark 8.

Legendaries

  • Fire Lord's Blade
  • Fire Lord's Promise
  • Elemental Rain
  • Fire Watcher
  • Truth Ember (T6-8)
  • Chaotic Ending (T7-8)

Memory Fragments

The Watchers of the Netherrealm all have a chance to drop Master's Unfinished Piece Memory fragments. There are 4 different versions, One-handed Weapons, Two-handed Weapons, Armor/Shields and Trinkets

  • Master's Unfinished Piece (One-Handed Weapon) (T5-8)
  • Master's Unfinished Piece (Two-Handed Weapon) (T5-8)
  • Master's Unfinished Piece (Armor/Shield) (T5-8)
  • Master's Unfinished Piece (Trinket) (T5-8)
  • Useless Prophecy (T6-7)
  • Helio Rock (T8)

Precise Passive/Trigger Skills

  • Precise: Acuteness Imbue
  • Precise: Auto Defense
  • Precise: Cast on Severe Injury
  • Precise: Cast When Taking Damage
  • Precise: Charged Flames
  • Precise: Corrosion Imbue
  • Precise: Curse on hit
  • Precise: Death Pact
  • Precise: Deep Pain
  • Precise: Electric Conversion
  • Precise: Elemental Amplification
  • Precise: Elemental Resistance
  • Precise: Energy Fortress
  • Precise: Erosion Enhancement
  • Precise: Fearless
  • Precise: Flame Imbue
  • Precise: Frigid Domain
  • Precise: Ice Imbue
  • Precise: Magical Source
  • Precise: Nimbleness
  • Precise: Precise Projectiles
  • Precise: Rejuvenation
  • Precise: Steadfast
  • Precise: Swiftness
  • Precise: Thunder Imbue
  • Precise: Weapon Amplification

Skills Breakdown

Basic Attack

A basic attack in front of the Watcher dealing Physical and Fire damage. It is telegraphed by a brief pause in which the watcher raises his sword over his head. Avoid this attack by not standing in front of the boss.

Fire Arrows

Three Fire Arrows, in a cone shape, fired 3 times in front of the Watcher for Fire damage. They are telegraphed by a brief pause, followed by bringing his swords together to resemble a bow. Avoid them by side stepping in a rotation for all 3 casts, or by staying behind the Watcher.

Leap Attack

The Watcher leaps into the air and slams the ground in front of him dealing Physical and Fire damage. It is telegraphed by a brief pause, in which the watcher winds up his swords and swings them to his sides. Avoid it by side stepping or staying behind the boss.

Dash Attack

The Watcher dashes forward causing Physical and Fire damage. It is telegraphed by a pause, and an animation wind up. Avoid it by side stepping or using a movement skill to get behind or to the side of the Watcher before he dashes.

Patrolling Fire Embers

The Watcher spawns 3-5 Fire Embers that patrol the arena and deal massive Fire damage. They are telegraphed by the Watcher stopping in place and spawning Fire Embers In front of him. Avoid them by predicting their path and side stepping as needed.

Fire Turret

The Watcher generates an arena-wide beam and then begins to spin in a counterclockwise rotation. If touched, it causes high Fire damage. This move is combined with Patrolling Fire Embers. Avoid the beam by moving in close to the boss and then rotating counterclockwise while keeping an eye on all the patrolling embers.

Border Fire Pools

At 66% and 33% the Watcher spawns Fire Pools around the border of the arena. At 66% they spawn at the farthest points, and at 33% they appear closer to the inner arena. They are telegraphed by the boss going immune and running to the center of the arena. Avoid contact with these pools as they cause high Fire damage.


Blistering Lava Watcher Mechanics

This fight is split into 2 Phases: The Boss Phase and the Intermission Phase, each repeating multiple times.
It is highly recommended to have maxed out Fire Resistance before attempting this boss.

Phase 1

The Blistering Lava Watcher randomly rotates through his skills (Basic Attack, Fire Arrows, Leap Attack, Dash Attack). Once he reaches 66% and 33%, he goes Immune and flies to the center of the arena to start the Intermission Phase

Transition

The boss moves to the center of the room and becomes immune. During this time, he creates several puddles of lava around the room constricting your movement.

Phase 2

After the transition phase the Blistering Lava Watcher always uses Patrolling Fire Embers spawning 3 embers(66% health) or 5 embers (33% health), then begins to channel his rotating Fire Turret. The turret spins around the arena in a counterclockwise direction. Once he finishes, he returns to using his phase 1 skills (Basic Attack, Fire Arrows, Leap Attack, Dash Attack) randomly.


Video Guide

Blistering Lava Watcher Boss Guide

Summary

  • Complete Netherrealm stages to gain enough stage attention to fight The Blistering Lava Watcher
  • The Watchers of the Netherrealm have a pool of exclusive Legendaries and Memory Fragments that can drop
  • Having maxed Fire Resistance is highly recommended
  • Damage the boss while dodging his basic patterns during phase 1
  • Avoid the Fire Turret and Fire Pools during phase 2

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Credits

Written by: Fyregrass
Reviewed by: Facefoot, Milkybk_, Raxxanterax,


Changelog

Jan 4th 2023
Article Published for Season 2