End of Confusion - Traveler is the ultimate form of Traveler, a Pinnacle Boss and the main antagonist of Torchlight Infinite's Netherrealm endgame system. The Traveler boss fight is one of the most difficult and rewarding encounters in the game, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about it.
The Traveler has 3 difficulty levels, this guide focuses on the most difficult of them - Timemark 8, well known to the community as "Uber Traveler". Compared to the Timemark 7 version of the fight, the Timemark 8 version has significantly more health, deals more damage, and gains a new mechanic in the third Phase.
To fight the Timemark 8 version of the Traveler, you need 4 of The End. This item drops from Timemark 8 Watchers of the Netherrealm, or can be purchased from the Auction House.
In order to face the Timemark 8 ("Uber") Traveler, you need access to Netherrealm - Spacetime Turbulence (Timemark 8). This is unlocked by defeating the Timemark 7 Traveler. Click here to read our dedicated guide for it!
Realm Lord - Traveler has a handful of guaranteed item drops, and can also randomly reward exclusive Legendary equipment. Various currencies, Memory Cards, and equipment from the global pool can also drop.
- Pedigree of Gods OR 1 Echo of the Gods.
- A random Rank 5 Beacon used to access Timemark 8 Netherrealm.
- 1 Helio Rock, OR a random Level 21 Active Skill.
Defeating Realm Lord - Traveler may reward any of the following:
- Varagon Shroud
- Confusion Elemental Belt
- Winter of Origin
- Blade-dancer's Steps
- True Sight Armor
- God's Grace Belt
- Prisoner Ring
- Lunar Corona Amulet
- Sunlight Amulet
The Traveler Mechanics
End of Confusion - Traveler appears in the center of the Arena after a cutscene. The Timemark 8 ("Uber") version of this encounter is significantly harder than the Timemark 7 variant, but has the same mechanics until Phase 3. Many of the Traveler's direct attacks can be avoided by staying behind him. The Traveler can use many lethal indirect abilities that can cause large parts of the Arena to become inhospitable. having maxed out Fire, Cold, Lightning and as much Erosion resistance as possible is recommended. The fight itself is split into 3 Phases with a Phase Transition separating them. The Traveler grows stronger after each passing Phase.
The Traveler begins the fight in the center of the Arena and rotates through his Purple Balls with Erosion Eruptions and 3 Teleport Crystal Formation abilities. The Traveler automatically uses Blade Manifest in close quarters, and Purple Block Projectiles automatically fire off. At 75% HP remaining, the Traveler initiates Phase Transition and will reappear in Phase 2, keeping all of his abilities and gaining more.
At 75% and 40% HP remaining, the Traveler goes immune and leaves the arena to transition into the next Phase. To keep you occupied, the Traveler summons a horde of Mini-Travelers with poor HP and mediocre damage. Mini Travelers are stronger in the second Transition Phase. Defeat all Mini-Travelers to move on to the next Phase.
Note: The Travelers attacks become stronger after each phase transition.
The Traveler reappears in the center of the Arena, and uses upgraded versions of his previously used abilities. The Traveler hurls 2 Purple Balls that Erupt 2 times for even more area denial, and 3 Teleport Crystal Formation is upgraded into 4 Teleport Crystal Formation. The Traveler automatically uses Blade Manifest in close quarters. Even more Purple Block Projectiles automatically fire off, and Red Lasers now strike random parts of the Arena. At this point, the fight is fairly chaotic and having good focus helps to stay alive. At 40% HP remaining, the Traveler goes initiates Phase Transition and will reappear in Phase 3, keeping all of his abilities and gaining more.
Phase 3 & Last Stand
The Traveler reappears in the center of the Arena for the final time, and uses the extremely lethal Death Spiral ability. Disengage the Traveler and focus on your own survival, weave through the array of incoming Purple Blocks while paying careful attention to your surroundings.
After using Death Spiral, the Traveler engages you with perfected versions of his previously used abilities. The Traveler now fires 3 Purple Balls at a time that Erupt 3 times for maximum area denial, and 4 Teleport Crystal Formation is upgraded into 5 Teleport Crystal Formation. The Traveler automatically uses Blade Manifest in close quarters. Purple Block Projectiles constantly fire off, and more Red Lasers strike random parts of the Arena at a time. The Traveler gains the extremely powerful Red Laser Rapid Fire ability, allowing him to channel a constant barrage of Red Lasers that strike your position after a delay. At this point, the fight is extremely chaotic and having good focus is required to stay alive.
At this point, the fight is extremely chaotic and having good focus is required to stay alive. The Traveler will enter a Last Stand after reaching 10% HP remaining, becoming invulnerable and casting Death Spiral once more. Focus on your own survival. The Traveler's abilities linger even after being defeated, so keep moving until the danger ceases.
- Use 4 of The End to fight the Timemark 8 ("Uber") Traveler. This item drops from T8 Watchers and can be purchased on the Auction House.
- The Traveler always drops a Beacon used to access Timemark 8, and either Helio Rock or a random Level 21 Active Skill.
- Traveler also has a pool of exclusive Legendries that can randomly drop, including the invaluable Pedigree of Gods
- Having maxed Fire, Cold, Lightning and as much Erosion Resistance possible is highly recommended.
- The Traveler has 3 phases, and a Transition Phase between each of them. Dodge his direct attacks against you and watch out for his passive abilities.
- Death Spiral is used at beginning of Phase 3 and at the Traveler's Last Stand.
- The Traveler grows in strength with each Phase.
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Written by: Xtra37
Reviewed by: Facefoot, Raxxanterax