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Steel Forge Watcher Boss Guide


The Steel Forge 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 Steel Forge 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.

Steel Forge 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 Skills, level 16 for Timemark 6-7 and level 21 for Timemark 8.

Legendaries

  • Unbreakable Armor
  • Glacier Traveler
  • Howling
  • Cycle of Reincarnation
  • 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

Arial Stomp

The watcher flies into the air and stomps the ground causing High Physical damage. A red telegraph will appear on the ground showing you the area to avoid.

Great Balls of Fire

The Watcher flaps it's wings spawning 4 Balls of Fire around you. These balls move with you as they are spawning, but once they have all spawned will lock into place. After a brief delay they fly in a forward direction. Avoid contact with these balls as they cause a high amount of Fire damage. Pay attention when the balls begin to spawn around you. Move to an area in the arena away from the boss to leave the balls once they freeze in place, then run to the safe zone in the arena.

Three Tornadoes

The Watcher spawns 3 Tornadoes in a line with space in-between them. They then flaps it's wings and pushes the tornadoes forward. These do small amounts of damage and can be avoided by side stepping or standing in the open gaps.

Six Tornadoes

The Watcher spawns 6 darker Tornadoes in the arena, flaps it's wings and begins the Tornadoes to the Watcher. These cause minor damage and can be avoided by running away from the boss as they collapse in, or by standing in the gaps between the Tornadoes.


Steel Forge Watcher Mechanics

Once you enter the Boss Arena, you find the Steel Forge Watcher in the center. Engage her but beware of her abilities: Arial Stomp, Great Balls of Fire, 3 Tornadoes and 6 Tornadoes. Keep an eye out for the Great Balls of Fire spawning around you and move out of the way. Do not stand in the red circle telegraph of Arial Stomp. Do your best to avoid as many of the spawned tornadoes. The fight itself is one major phase. The Steel Forge Watcher randomly rotates through its skills so be prepared for any of them at all times.


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Summary

  • Complete Netherrealm stages to gain enough stage attention to fight The Steel Forge Watcher.
  • The Watchers of the Netherrealm have a pool of exclusive Legendries and Memory Fragments that can drop.
  • Keep an eye out for the Great Balls of Fire spawning around you and move out of the way.
  • Do not stand in the red circle telegraph of Arial Stomp.

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Credits

Written by: Mike1Up
Reviewed by: Facefoot, Milkybk_


Changelog

Jan 4th 2023
Article Published for Season 2