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Beshmundir Temple Walkthrough: Hard Mode Beshmundir Temple Walkthrough: Hard Mode Edit

 

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Beshmundir Temple: Normal Mode? Puh-leeze, I snored my way all the way to Stormwing, and then the scallywag didn’t drop a thing I wanted! Give me a challenge worthy of my talent…and throw in some loot too!

 

 

 

You wanted new challenges? You wanted loot? You GOT IT!


Enter Beshmundir Temple: Hard Mode, the cure for the common dungeon! Witness Macunbello make a meal of unsuspecting souls, Virhana dish out enough damage to choke a black hole, and Stormwing subsist on the tears, cries, and sorrows of foolish Daevas.


In addition to more challenging encounters, Named Monsters in Beshmundir Temple: Hard Mode have increased drop rates, and drop new items including Eternal grade weapons and armor!

 

The Beshmundir Temple

The Beshmundir Temple edit

This walkthrough will cover Beshmundir Temple: Hard Mode, and will focus on strategies for defeating the Named Monsters.

 

To enter Hard Mode, the Group Leader must choose the “Perilous Path” when prompted at the Beshmundir Temple Entrance. The “Safe Path” leads to Beshmundir Temple: Normal Mode, which is less difficult, but has decreased drop rates and inferior loot.

 

 

1

Captain Lakhara

6

Abana the Wicked

1a

The Soulcaller

2

Manadar

7

The Great Virhana

1b

Shadowshift

3

Macunbello

8

Dorakiki the Bold

1c

Thurzon the Undying

4

The Plaguebearer

9

Taros Lifebane

1d

Flarestorm

5

Vehala the Cursed

10

Isbariya the Resolute

1e

Stormwing

 

Named Monsters 1-10 can be accessed during the standard progression of the Instanced Dungeon, or, in some cases, by defeating other Named Monsters that fall within numbers 1-10.


In order to access Named Monsters 1a-1e, players will need to acquire and complete different steps of a Quest chain.

 

While reading this guide, players will come across references to damage. For example, a Named Monster may have one skill that inflicts “massive damage”, and another skill that inflicts “fatal damage”. Because there is disparity in how much damage players will take from various attacks based on their class and equipment, the chart below has been created for reference.


Please keep in mind that all “damage” values are estimates.

 

Classification

Damage Range

Damage0 – 1,500
Moderate Damage1,501 – 3,500
Massive Damage3,501 – 6,500
Colossal Damage6,501 – 12,500
Fatal Damage12,501+

Beshmundir’s Walk and the Gate of Repose

Beshmundir’s Walk and the Gate of Repose edit

Beshmundir’s Walk on Normal Mode

 

Beshmundir’s Walk on Hard Mode

 

Players will begin at Beshmundir’s Walk, a corridor with a switchback that leads to the Gate of Repose.
On Hard Mode, Normal Monsters (also known as Trash Monsters) will be more abundant, thus it will take more time to clear to each Named Monster.


Captain Lakhara protects the Gate of Repose, and is Beshmundir Temple’s first Named Monster. Only by defeating Captain Lakhara will players be able to access the rest of Beshmundir Temple.

Named Monster 1: Captain Lakhara (aka the noob grinder)

Named Monster 1: Captain Lakhara (aka the noob grinder) edit

Captain Lakhara is the first boss of Beshmundir Temple, and is designed to filter out Groups that are not prepared for the rest of the dungeon. If Groups have trouble with Captain Lakhara, or flat out cannot defeat him, it’s a fair assumption that the rest of Beshmundir Temple will be even more difficult.


On Hard Mode, this encounter requires a Cleric and a Chanter; Captain Lakhara’s burst damage combined with the healing debuff he applies is too much for a single healer to absorb. Lakhara’s damage increases for all of his attacks on Hard Mode.
Captain Lakhara will begin the fight with a Conqueror’s Strike. This attack inflicts massive damage, and reduces the effect of healing on the target for 30 seconds. Lakhara will use this attack about once per 15 seconds, so expect it to be on the tank for most of the encounter.
 


Throughout the fight Captain Lakhara will raise his hands into the air and yell “Face my wrath!”. This signals that he is about to use Spinning Smash. Prior to Spinning Smash, Lakhara will use Divine Grasp to pull all targets in range towards him.


Captain Lakhara will then attack with 3 back to back Spinning Smash attacks, which will hit all targets in melee range. Lakhara tends to follow up the Spinning Smash attacks with a Conqueror’s Strike. In addition to a high amount of initial damage, Spinning Smash also applies a damage over time effect to the target that lasts 15 seconds.


This is the most dangerous part of the encounter for the tank, as the effect of healing will be reduced from Conqueror’s Strike, and Spinning Smash can cause a lot of damage. To mitigate some of the damage from Spinning Smash, the tank can take the first Spinning Smash, and then move out of range while Lakhara winds up for the following two. The entire Group is advised to use their best judgment to move out of range before Lakhara yells “Face my wrath!” to avoid Divine Grasp and the subsequent Spinning Smash attacks.

 

Lakhara will also use Seal of Victory, which raises his Evasion rate making him harder to hit. This buff can be dispelled by a Spiritmaster’s Dispel Magic.

 

For the duration of the encounter it’s important that all heals are focused on the tank, and DPS goes all out on Captain Lakhara. Make sure to pour on extra heals when Lakhara uses Spinning Smash to ensure that the tank stays alive. 

 

When Captain Lakhara drops below 20% HP, he will start using Certain Doom. Before unleashing this attack, a system message will display “Captain Lakhara is preparing his final strike!”. This attack can kill a tank in one hit, therefore, once Captain Lakhara reaches 20% it’s important to finish him as fast as possible, and for the tank to help soak the damage with any skills at their disposal. 
 

Once Captain Lakhara is defeated, the gate behind him will open.

 

Captain Lakhara’s Skills

 

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The Oracular Chamber

The Oracular Chamber edit

Once Captain Lakhara is defeated, it is possible to fight the next 9 boss monsters in whichever order. However, The Soulcaller is located in the Oracular Chamber, which is adjacent to the Gate of Repose.


There is a Quest chain to access the true final boss of Beshmundir Temple, Stormwing, and one of the first steps of that Quest is associated with defeating The Soulcaller. In order to access the Oracular Chamber and The Soulcaller, players will need to be on the appropriate step of the Quest.


If players have not completed or acquired the Stormwing Quest chain, and thus cannot access The Soulcaller, Manadar in the Crypt of the Vanquished is a wise alternative.

Named Monster 1a: The Soulcaller

Named Monster 1a: The Soulcaller edit

The Soulcaller has two abilities that can cause instant death to those who do not pay close attention, but these fatal abilities are simple to counter. In addition, the Soulcaller on Hard Mode is almost identical to The Soulcaller on Normal Mode; Hard Mode Soulcaller just hits a bit harder.


The Soulcaller will begin the fight with an Earthly Retribution. This skill will inflict fatal damage to one player, but can be interrupted with silence, which almost necessitates the presence of a Ranger or Assassin.

 

The Soulcaller also uses Punishment; a shield which reflects 200% of the damage dealt back at the attacker, and lasts 5 seconds. When The Soulcaller begins casting Punishment, it’s essential that all damage stop until the buff wears off.


Throughout the encounter, The Soulcaller will fear players using Curse of the Legion, which lasts 2 seconds. Curse of the Legion may interrupt heals or tanking from time to time, but shouldn’t have a huge impact on the outcome of the encounter.

 

The Soulcaller’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

PunishmentPunishes those who have done wrong.magicalbuff

The Twisting Passage and the Crypt of the Vanquished

The Twisting Passage and the Crypt of the Vanquished edit

Once Captain Lakhara is defeated, players have access to Manadar and most of Beshmundir Temple’s Named Monsters. Manadar is located in the Crypt of the Vanquished, and is one of the easiest to reach from Captain Lakhara.


To reach Manadar, exit the Gate of Repose from the door that opened after Captain Lakhara was defeated, turn right, then take an immediate left and follow the stairs down. At the bottom of this area is the Acheron Mire, and to the right is the Crypt of the Vanquished. Bhemah stands watch in front of the corridor that leads to Manadar. Follow the corridor to its end to find Manadar himself.

Named Monster 2: Manadar

Named Monster 2: Manadar edit

Manadar is a standard “Ranger” class monster; he will use ranged attacks, drop traps, and attempt to slow the tank with Hobbling Slash and decrease their maximum HP with Hit Vital Spot.


In theory, Hard Mode Manadar isn’t all that different from Normal Mode Manadar. Hard Mode Manadar drops Shock Traps more often, and uses Hit Vital Spot, while Normal Mode Manadar drops Explosive Traps more often, and is not able to use Hit Vital Spot. However, in execution, the frequency and severity of the Shock Traps make Hard Mode Manadar a great deal more difficult. 


This encounter is less healing intensive on the tank than Captain Lakhara, but there is a potential for more area of effect damage to the Group.


Manadar will begin the fight with Auspicious Spur, which decreases the tank’s evasion rate (nothing too heinous). He will also start using Hit Vital Spot, which lowers the tank’s maximum HP. Throughout the fight Manadar will use Hobbling Slash on the tank to slow their movement speed. Since there’s no need to move Manadar around, Hobbling Slash doesn’t seem like a huge issue.


However, Manadar will drop traps, which the tank will want to avoid when possible. The Explosion Trap will deal moderate damage in its area of effect, while the Shock Trap will deal a similar amount of damage and cause knockdown. The Shock Traps will keep the tank on their back for most of the fight if not avoided, so it’s imperative to keep an eye on the ground. The Cleric should be able to heal the tank through the traps, but other melee damage dealers should avoid all traps when possible.


On Hard Mode, Manadar will use the Shock Trap often, dropping three to four at a time throughout the fight; Manadar will use Explosion Trap less frequently. Ranged classes and healers should bunch up and remain at max range from Manadar. Use area of effect spells and attacks to destroy traps that appear near the ranged and healers.


While Manadar’s damage is nothing compared to Captain Lakhara, it can be a lot to keep up with when paired with traps, so avoid and destroy them when possible.

 

Manadar’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Hit Vital SpotStumble + Damagephysicalattack

ExplosionA powerful explosion causes serious damage.magicaldebuff

The Acheron Mire and Macunbello’s Refuge

The Acheron Mire and Macunbello’s Refuge edit

To reach the Acheron Mire, head back to the Twisting Passage from the Crypt of the Vanquished, and turn right, then proceed to the dock where the Plegeton Boatman awaits.

 

To get to Macunbello, players will need to cross three islands. The Plegeton Boatmen will offer to ferry players across. On these islands are several Normal Monsters, as well as an Elite Brutal Soulwatcher. Killing the Brutal Soulwatcher releases the soul of a Plegeton Boatman, who will provide passage to the next island. Killing the normal monsters on the island weakens Macunbello.
 
To begin the Macunbello encounter, speak to the Plegeton Boatman on the dock near Calike. Be advised, falling in the water here is a bad thing, and tends to result in instant death. The boatman will provide passage to the first island. Players will have about 4 minutes 45 seconds to engage Temadaro, Macunbello’s Guardian, who patrols the shore leading to Macunbello’s Refuge.  Once Temadaro is engaged Macunbello will remain.
 

On each island it’s important to engage and defeat as many of the normal monsters as possible, in addition to the Brutal Soulwatcher. Area of effect skills come in handy to defeat the Normal Monsters. Remember, there’s a time limit, so balance defeating the Normal Monsters with reaching Macunbello in time.


Depending on the number of Normal Monsters defeated, Macunbello will be stronger or weaker. If none of the Normal Monsters are defeated, Macunbello will deal colossal damage with his Shockwave and Tide of Darkness abilities, and Tide of Darkness is an area of effect skill that can hit the entire Group. If all the monsters are defeated, Macunbello will deal less damage.

Named Monster 3: Macunbello

Named Monster 3: Macunbello edit

Macunbello will begin the fight with the Devour Soul buff, which makes him invincible for a short time. Because it will be hard for a tank to build threat while this is happening, try to limit healing while the buff is active


Once the Devour Soul debuff disappears, Macunbello can be engaged. Macunbello will cast Absorb Energy of Darkness on the tank, which will drain their MP. He will also use Tide of Darkness to deal area of effect damage to the Group, and Shockwave which will hit the tank.


On Hard Mode, it’s important that the Group hide behind the pillars and line of sight Macunbello’s Tide of Darkness skill while the tank is tanking Macunbello. 
 

 

 

Soon after the fight begins, Macunbello will start spawning additional monsters called Macunbello’s Right Hand. These monsters appear near the tombstones in the corner of the room, and begin casting Curse of Souls, which will turn the targeted player into a soul for 15 seconds and cause them to flee in terror. Curse of Souls has a long cast time, and Macunbello’s Right Hands don’t have much HP, so it’s best to kill them as fast as possible.


If a player becomes afflicted with Curse of Souls, Macunbello can use Devour Soul on them, which will inflict fatal damage and give Macunbello the Devour Soul buff which makes him invincible and increases his statistics for a short time. Devour Soul is a bad thing, so be sure to kill Macunbello’s Right Hands with all haste.

 

 

Macunbello’s Skills

 

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Macunbello’s Right Hand’s Skills

 

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The Vault of the Conquerors

The Vault of the Conquerors edit

 

Drop down from Macunbello’s Refuge and players will find themselves in the Vault of the Conquerors. There are two bosses in the Vault of the Conquerors, and the Plaguebearer is the first. To reach the Plaguebearer, hang a right down the corridor at the end of the room, and follow the trail of slime.

Named Monster 4: The Plaguebearer (drives a van with curtains)

Named Monster 4: The Plaguebearer (drives a van with curtains) edit

The Plaguebearer is a disgusting gelatinous blob that somehow managed to trap an innocent looking little girl inside of it.


Players will fight The Plaguebearer inside of an enclosure that looks to be made of ooze. It’s essential to have ranged damage dealers for this encounter, as The Plaguebearer will spend about half of the fight hovering near the ceiling, and will be out of range of melee.


Many of The Plaguebearer’s abilities cause poisoning which cannot be removed. The tank can expect to have the effects of Plaguebearer’s Projectile Vomit and Plaguebearer’s Mucus on at all times. Each of these debuffs inflicts poison damage over time, and Plaguebearer’s Mucus will also decrease attack speed. The Plaguebearer will also use Plaguebearer’s Digestive Fluid attack, which is an area of effect attack that will hit the entire Group.

 

In addition to its numerous abilities, The Plaguebearer will summon Plaguebearer Fragments throughout the encounter. The Plaguebearer Fragments are Elite Rank 4 monsters. Plaguebearer Fragments will cast Acid Spray, which deals moderate damage and applies a debuff that inflicts damage over time.


The Plaguebearer will summon one to two Fragments at a time, and these can either be ignored in favor of beating down the Plaguebearer with all haste, or defeated before the little fiends overwhelm the Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Plaguebearer’s Skills 

 

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Plaguebearer Fragment’s Skills

 

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The Vault of the Conquerors Continued

The Vault of the Conquerors Continued edit
Vehala the Cursed can be found at the end of the corridor that runs through the Vault of the Conquerors, and is a stone’s throw from the Plaguebearer.

Named Monster 5 (Corporeal) Vehala the Cursed

Named Monster 5 (Corporeal) Vehala the Cursed edit

Vehala has a couple new abilities on Hard Mode, but none that will make the encounter much different from Normal Mode.

 

Vehala’s main skill is still Implosion. When he yells “We shall all be redeemed.”, it signals that he is about to cast Implosion. Implosion causes massive damage and stuns all targets in the area of effect for 7 seconds. Following Implosion, Vehala is affected by the Petrification debuff, which decreases his physical and magical defense. Once Petrification wears off, Vehala will use Powerful Strike on the tank, which causes massive damage (and a great deal more damage than on Normal Mode).


Vehala has two new abilities on Hard Mode: Crippling Wave and Force Cleave. Crippling Wave just deals extra damage, while Force Cleave will hit all targets in melee range. These new abilities will deal extra damage to the tank and the Group, but don’t change much about the encounter.


To overcome this encounter, it’s easiest to tank Vehala in the corner of the room, and have all players but the tank run out of range when Vehala starts casting Implosion. Following Implosion, damage dealers can move back in range and attack Vehala while his defenses are weakened, but it’s important to watch aggro as the tank will be stunned until Implosion wears off.

 

(Corporeal) Vehala the Cursed’s Skills

 


Image

Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Powerful StrikeDeals the target a very strong blow.physicalattack

Named Monster 5 (Spectral) Vehala the Cursed

Named Monster 5 (Spectral) Vehala the Cursed edit

There is a chance that Vehala the Cursed will appear as a specter, and will have a few different abilities.


Most of Spectral Vehala’s abilities are identical to Corporeal Vehala’s abilities, with a few exceptions. Spectral Vehala will use Vengeful Spirit’s Scream on the tank, causing them to flee in terror for a short time. Vehala will stop using this at about 75% HP.


When Vehala dips below 25% HP, he will start using two consecutive Powerful Strikes after each Implosion, as opposed to one. These are the sole differences between Corporeal and Spectral Vehala the Cursed.

 

(Spectral) Vehala the Cursed’s Skills

 

 

 


Image

Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Powerful StrikeDeals the target a very strong blow.physicalattack

The Crypt of the Vanquished and Vault of the Conquerors Revisited

The Crypt of the Vanquished and Vault of the Conquerors Revisited edit

Throughout the Crypt of the Vanquished and the Vault of the Conquerors are Warrior Monuments. Ahbana the Wicked will appear in the Watcher’s Nexus after a certain number of Warrior Monuments in the Crypt of the Vanquished and the Vault of the Conquerors are destroyed.


When a Warrior Monument is destroyed, the system message “Ahbana the Wicked is on alert” appears. When Ahbana has spawned, the system message “Ahbana the Wicked has appeared in the Watcher’s Nexus” appears.

The Watcher’s Nexus

The Watcher’s Nexus edit

 

To reach the Watcher’s Nexus, follow the Twisting Passage back to the Gate of Repose (where Captain Lakhara was previously). The Watcher’s Nexus will be on the right.

Named Monster 6: Ahbana the Wicked (now with 37% more wickedness!)

Named Monster 6: Ahbana the Wicked (now with 37% more wickedness!) edit

Ahbana the Wicked is a challenging encounter that requires patience and attention to detail. The most difficult part of the encounter is dealing with the effects of Weeping Curtain. This ability affects the entire Group, and renders healing ineffective for 15 seconds. Ahbana will cast this ability frequently, but there will always be a small window between one Weeping Curtain and the next where healers can use healing spells.

 

The encounter begins with Ahbana the Wicked casting Weakness, which will decrease the Wind Resist of all in range, and lasts 60 seconds. The Group will be affected by this ability for most of the encounter. Later in the encounter, Ahbana the Wicked will start casting Current of Doubt, which will deal more damage to those affected by Weakness.


Soon after casting Weakness, Ahbana will cast the first Weeping Curtain, rendering healing ineffective for 15 seconds. Unlike Normal Mode, on Hard Mode Ahbana will not spawn Soulforms, thus making healing more challenging and decreasing damage that players can inflict. In addition, the amount of time between one Weeping Curtain and the next has been decreased.

 

Ahbana the Wicked’s Skills

 


Image

Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

WeaknessDecreases the HP slowly while in effect.magicalnone

The Twisting Passage and the Forgotten Storeroom

The Twisting Passage and the Forgotten Storeroom edit

 

When The Soulcaller has been defeated, players will receive the next part of the Quest sending them to the Forgotten Storeroom, which can be accessed by way of the Twisting Passage. The entrance to the Forgotten Storeroom is located in the Twisting Passage, just before the room where The Great Virhana resides, and just ahead of the ramp that leads to the Acheron Mire.


Inside the Forgotten Storeroom are two optional bosses related to the Stormwing Quest chain: Shadowshift and Thurzon the Undying. Shadowshift is the first.

Named Monster 1b: Shadowshift (a.k.a. a throbbing pain in the hind quarters)

Named Monster 1b: Shadowshift (a.k.a. a throbbing pain in the hind quarters) edit

Shadowshift might look simple on the surface, but this encounter is one of the most difficult in Beshmundir Temple. Shadowshift itself is dangerous, however, the additional monsters it summons will wreak the most havoc on the Group. On Hard Mode, Shadowshift summons two different monsters: Black Dregs, and Black Essence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Dregs will use Pungent Odor, which is an area of effect attack that will inflict moderate damage to those in melee range. Black Dregs will remain for a short while before disappearing, and can be slain with attacks. Shadowshift will spawn Black Dregs one at a time, but up to three can be up at the same time. 


 

The Black Essence will use Ethereal Hand, which will inflict damage, pull the target towards the Black Essence, and stun for 1 second. The Black Essence casts Ethereal Hand as soon as it appears, and disappears right after, making Black Essences impossible to kill.


It’s easiest to have a ranged class, like a Ranger, tank this encounter, and have melee damage dealers focus on defeating the Black Dregs.  The Black Essence will pull players all over the room, and serve as an annoyance more than a mechanic that requires an adjustment of tactics. 


Shadowshift has a handful of skills in addition to its normal attack. Shadowshift will use Electrocution and Discharge on all targets that are attacking it.

 

Players that are not inflicting damage to Shadowshift will not be hit by these attacks. Shadowshift will also use Grudge Slam, which inflicts moderate damage and pulls the target to Shadowshift.


At 75%, 50%, and 25% HP, Shadowshift will chant “Rebirth… Rebirth… Rebirth”, which signals that it is using Immortal Reverie. This buff lasts a short time, and heals Shadowshift for a huge amount.

 

Shadowshift’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

DischargeA strong electric current is discharging.magicalattack

 

Black Dregs’ Skills

 

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Black Essence’s Skills

 

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The Forgotten Storeroom Continued

The Forgotten Storeroom Continued edit
Continue down the path through the Forgotten Storeroom to find Thurzon the Undying; a welcome change of pace from Shadowshift.

Named Monster 1c: Thurzon the Undying (has a misleading name)

Named Monster 1c: Thurzon the Undying (has a misleading name) edit

For a menacing skeletal dragon with suffix like “the Undying” attached to its name, Thurzon dies like a frightened Drakie. However, there are still a few skills of which to be aware.


From the start of the encounter, Thurzon will be using Terrorizing Flame, which applies a debuff that drains MP, as well as Inevitable Flame, which inflicts moderate damage, decreases the target’s evasion rate, increases block, and cannot be avoided. 


Once the Thurzon is at 75% HP, the encounter will start to get a little more interesting. Thurzon will cast Mental Shock on all players. Prior to Mental Shock, it’s a good idea for all players to have their backs to a wall, as Mental Shock will slow all players, cause them to flee in terror, and drain their HP and MP.

 

 

 

 

Following Mental Shock, Thurzon will summon an Immortal Watcher. The Immortal Watcher will use Draw Essence on all players, which will drain a massive amount of MP. Thurzon will also cast Mana Tap, which lasts 30 seconds and will heal Thurzon’s HP for the duration. 


Once Mental Shock wears off, all players should move to stand near the Immortal Watcher, as it will start using Life Tap. Life Tap deals minor damage, but restores a significant amount of MP.


At 50% and 25%, Thurzon will cast Mental Shock and summon more Immortal Watchers, repeating the above process over again. Overall, this is an easy encounter, and all of the skills that drain MP can be offset by the Immortal Watcher’s Life Tap.

 

Thurzon the Undying’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Mental ShockYou experience such a severe mental shock that you cannot move well. Your HP and MP continue to decrease. You cannot remove this condition by any means.magicaldebuff

 

Immortal Watcher’s Skills

 

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The Hero’s Vault

The Hero’s Vault edit

 

The Great Virhana blocks access to the final 5 Named Monsters of Beshmundir Temple, and is located in the Hero’s Vault. To reach the Hero’s Vault, head back to the Twisting Passage, and follow it to it end.

Named Monster 7: The Great Virhana (has a well earned name)

Named Monster 7: The Great Virhana (has a well earned name) edit

The Great Virhana earns his name with incredible damage and one-hit kills. This encounter is an old fashioned damage race to the finish, and if players don’t win the race, Virhana will make them pay.

 

 Virhana will begin the battle with the Seal of Reflection buff, which lasts 70 seconds and reflects long range attacks. This means that the entire Group will need to be in melee range with Virhana. Virhana will also use Massive Strike in between attacking the tank, which will hit all targets in melee range for massive damage.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the first 70 seconds of the encounter, it’s important to use all buffs, skills, and abilities that increase damage, because when Seal of Reflection expires after 70 seconds, The Great Virhana will start using Virhana’s Curse.

 

Virhana’s Curse will deal fatal damage, and Virhana will target up to 3 players and cast the curse once every 10 seconds after Seal of Reflection expires. Virhana’s Curse has a 5 second cast time.


This means that, 70 seconds into the fight, Virhana’s Curse will be used on two to three random Group members, and Virhana will continue casting it every 10 seconds afterward. Keeping up with resurrections and healing becomes impossible if this lasts too long, so it’s important to do as much damage as possible as quick as possible, and defeat Virhana before he begins using Virhana’s Curse.


After casting Virhana’s Curse about a dozen times, Virhana will reapply the Seal of Reflection buff to himself and stop using Virhana’s Curse. If players lack the damage to defeat Virhana before the first Seal of Reflection wears off, it is possible to hold out until Virhana applies Seal of Reflection again.

 

The Great Virhana’s Skills

 

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The Garden of the Dead and the Garden of the Entombed

The Garden of the Dead and the Garden of the Entombed edit

 

When The Great Virhana is defeated, a passage opens up behind him that leads to the Garden of the Dead. Traversing this area can seem treacherous given the abundance of monsters, but large groups of monsters can be defeated with ease by utilizing the Explosive Roots.

 

Just gather up a bunch of monsters on top of an Explosive Root, take a swing at it, and it will explode killing the monsters.


To find the next boss, proceed straight ahead from the entrance to the Garden of the Dead and around the giant monolith. Climb the hill for a bit, and Shulacks from the Nightshade Clan will start to appear. This area is called the Garden of the Entombed.

Named Monster 8: Dorakiki the Bold, Chopper, Fixit, and Sorcerer Hakiki

Named Monster 8: Dorakiki the Bold, Chopper, Fixit, and Sorcerer Hakiki edit

 

In the Garden of the Entombed is Dorakiki the Bold, the leader of the Shulack grave robbers known as the Nightshade Clan.



Dorakiki the Bold is the most dangerous foe in this encounter, and will require a full time tank and a dedicated healer. Dorakiki doesn't hit too hard, but will apply about half a dozen debuffs to the tank that will deal damage over time, diminish statistics, and cannot be dispelled. Dorakiki's debuffing abilities include Sluggish Cloud, which slows the target, Exhausting Cloud, which decreases the target's attack speed, and Hazy Cloud, which decreases the target's evasion.


In addition to debuffs, Dorakiki's damage over time abilities include Violent Cloud, which causes poison but increases block, as well as Itching Cloud, Tickling Cloud, and Stinging Cloud which only cause poison. The tank can be inflicted with as many as 7 debuffs and damage over time abilities simultaneously, so it's important to stay on top of healing. Dorakiki will also apply the Yiyaaap! buff to himself, which increases his evasion rate, accuracy, and movement speed.


 

Dorakiki the Bold's Skills

 


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Name
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Type

Sub Type

Yiyaaap!It is a sharp shout. Your evasion rate, accuracy and movement speed have increased.magicalbuff

The Garden of the Dead and the Blue Flame Incinerator

The Garden of the Dead and the Blue Flame Incinerator edit

 

The next Named Monster is Flarestorm, which resides at the Blue Flame Incinerator connected to the Garden of the Dead. To reach the Blue Flame Incinerator, head up the path towards the Temple of Eternity. In the middle of the path and to the right is a stone arch. Pass through it to find Flarestorm.


To access Flarestorm, players will need to be on the correct step of the corresponding Quest. Otherwise, players will not have the key needed to unlock the Blue Flame Incinerator.

Named Monster 1d: Flarestorm

Named Monster 1d: Flarestorm edit

While Flarestorm is a simple encounter on Normal Mode, on Hard Mode it is much more difficult. The additional mobs that Flarestorm summons at 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%, in particular, become a problem.


Like in Normal Mode, Flarestorm will begin the encounter with Pressure Wave, and follow Pressure Wave with Shroud of Ash. However, in Hard Mode, Shroud of Ash is instant cast, while in Normal Mode it has a short cast time. Shroud of Ash applies a debuff that inflicts periodic damage, but increases Darkness Defense.  The Shroud of Ash debuff will prevent players from receiving colossal damage from Orb of Annihilation, which Flarestorm will cast before the next Pressure Wave.


Pressure Wave deals massive damage, and can be avoided by moving out of melee range. However, it’s important to move back in range as soon as Pressure Wave is cast, otherwise players will miss Shroud of Ash. If the Cleric is confident in their Group healing skills, it’s possible for the Group to remain in range for Pressure Wave, and thus ensure that the entire Group receives Shroud of Ash.

 

At 80%, Flarestorm will summon additional Monsters called Calamities. These are Rank 4 Normal Monsters, and don’t have much health. However, if the Calamities are left alive for too long, the little devils will sacrifice themselves with Reckless Abandon, and deal massive damage to all targets in melee range.


The best strategy for dealing with the Calamities is to use area of effect spells and attacks, and kill them as soon as possible. Multiple Reckless Abandon attacks will kill the Group fast, so it’s important that all damage switches to the Calamities.


Flarestorm will summon Calamities again at 60%, 40%, and 20%, and the number of Calamities summoned will increase each time. It’s a good idea to time reaching these HP milestones to follow Pressure Wave, as dealing with Pressure Wave and Calamities at the same time can spell disaster.

 

Flarestorm’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Pressure WaveThe shock by heavy pressure shakes the earth.physicalattack

 

Calamity’s Skills

 

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The Garden of the Dead and the Temple of Eternity Entrance

The Garden of the Dead and the Temple of Eternity Entrance edit

 

Taros Lifebane is the next Named Monster, and is located near the Temple of Eternity Entrance.  To reach Taros, follow the path that leads out of the Garden of the Dead, and climb the path that parallels the cliff face.

Named Monster 9: Taros Lifebane

Named Monster 9: Taros Lifebane edit

Taros Lifebane guards the entrance to the Temple of Eternity, and also carries the Temple of Eternity Key. Despite a foreboding appearance, Taros Lifebane is one of the easiest Named Monsters in Beshmundir Temple, even on Hard Mode.


Taros only has one unique attack: Wrathful Strike. This attack inflicts massive damage, decreases the target’s evasion, and increases their block. While the damage of this attack is significant, it’s nothing that a Cleric shouldn’t be able to heal through. Wrathful Strike is a frontal cone attack, so melee, ranged, and healers should not stand in front of the boss.


When Taros is at about 75% HP, he will start using the Frantic buff, which increases his attack speed, and the Explosion of Wrath buff, which significantly increases his attack speed and attack power. A Spiritmaster can dispel the Frantic buff, but Explosion of Wrath cannot be dispelled.


When Taros has both buffs active, healing can be a little intense, but the Cleric should be able to keep the tank alive with both buffs active. 


Heal the tank, stand to the side, and Taros will fall over.

 

Taros Lifebane’s Skills

 


Image

Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Explosion of WrathA small explosion skill used by Dragons. There is a chance of being struck with Fear, and it also casts shield as penalty skill.magicaldebuff

FranticYou are now really aggressive!magicalbuff

 

The Temple of Eternity

The Temple of Eternity edit

 

The Temple of Eternity boasts some impressive architecture and is protected by several dozen Balaur. In order to access the Ritual Chamber where Isbariya the Resolute resides, players will need to defeat a series of Gatekeepers and Protectors in search of the Ritual Chamber Key.

 

Gatekeeper monsters will spawn on the first floor of the Temple in predetermined locations. The Gatekeepers are: Gatekeeper Darfall, Gatekeeper Kutarrun, Gatekeeper Rhapsharr, and Gatekeeper Samarrn. Each Gatekeeper carries a key to one of the four chambers surrounding the Ritual Chamber.  The four chambers are: Meditation Chamber, Contemplation Chamber, Petition Chamber, and Supplication Chamber. Inside each chamber is a Protector monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defeat the Protector, and another Gatekeeper will spawn. However, beside each Protector, there is a chance that the Mystery Box will spawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mystery Box contains the Ritual Chamber Key leading to Isbariya the Resolute.

 

Players might defeat one Gatekeeper and find the Mystery Box in the corresponding Chamber, or might have to defeat all four Gatekeepers and Protectors to acquire the Ritual Chamber Key; it’s just a matter of luck.

Named Monster 10: Isbariya the Resolute (lol no stormwing 4 u)

Named Monster 10: Isbariya the Resolute (lol no stormwing 4 u) edit

Stormwing might be the final boss of Beshmundir Temple, but in some respects, Isbariya the Resolute is just as difficult.


Isbariya the Resolute is one of the more complex encounters in Beshmundir Temple, and is even more challenging on Hard Mode. The encounter can be broken down into four phases, and in each phase players will often have to perform tasks outside of their standard class roles.


This encounter is about as anti-tank and spank as it gets in Aion.

 

Phase 1

 

Before engaging Isbariya, note the location of the two artifacts in front of him.


The blue artifact on the left side is the Divine Artifact. Striking this artifact with an auto-attack provides the player and any surrounding allies with the Foul Shroud buff, which reduces the damage from Seething Explosion for a short time.

 

The red artifact on the right side is the Magic Artifact. Striking this artifact with an auto-attack provides the player and any surrounding allies with the Abjurant Mantle buff, which reduces the damage from Arcane Combustion for a short time.

 

Once Isbariya the Resolute is engaged, he will begin casting Seething Explosion and Arcane Combustion. These abilities will deal fatal damage, and must be avoided to survive. To mitigate the effects of Seething Explosion and Arcane Combustion, players must receive the corresponding artifact’s buff.


Attacking an artifact will provide the attacker and any allies in close range with a buff that will mitigate the damage from Seething Explosion or Arcane Combustion.

 

Phase 2

 

When Isbariya is at 75% HP, Phase 2 will begin. In this phase, Isbariya begins transforming Group members into spirits and summoning Sacrifical Souls. The Sacrificial Souls will spawn behind Isbariya the Resolute, and begin walking towards him. Should a Sacrificial Soul reach Isbariya, he will unleash a powerful attack that can devastate the Group.


On Hard Mode, Isbariya will continue Phase 1 and Phase 2 at the same time, so players will still need to continue to bunch up and attack the artifacts to mitigate the damage from Seething Explosion and Arcane Combustion.


Isbariya will spawn about 7-14 Sacrifical Souls behind him at a time, and will transform 1-2 players into spirits. Note that the tank, or the target that has enmity, cannot be affected by the transformation, but all others can. Players who have been transformed into spirits will only have access to auto-attack, and cannot use other abilities.


Defeat the souls as soon as possible, and push Isbariya to 50% HP.

 

Phase 3

 

At 50% HP, Isbariya the Resolute will begin summoning Apocalyptic Energy. The Apocalyptic Energy are small spheres of energy that float around the room, and aggro and de-aggro on random Group members.


On Hard Mode, Isbariya will continue Phase 1 and Phase 3 at the same time, so players will still need to continue to bunch up and attack the artifacts to mitigate the damage from Seething Explosion and Arcane Combustion.


The best strategy for dealing with the Apocalyptic Energy spheres is to kite them around the room until their aggro switches to another target. The Apocalyptic Energy can do a lot of damage with Murderous Intent, and having to heal that target and the tank can strain the Cleric or Chanter. The Apocalyptic Energy also make bunching up for artifact buffs more of a challenge, and it may be necessary to take some extra damage in favor of receiving the artifact buff.

 

Phase 4

 

At 25% HP, the final phase begins. Isbariya will begin summoning Holy Servants, which will drain HP and MP if not destroyed. It’s important that all damage dealers switch to these Holy Servants and destroy them as quickly as possible, then switch back to Isbariya the Resolute.


On Hard Mode, Isbariya will continue Phase 1 and Phase 4 at the same time, so players will still need to continue to bunch up and attack the artifacts to mitigate the damage from Seething Explosion and Arcane Combustion.


Isbariya will also use Tiamat’s Chaos, which is an area of effect fear attack that applies a debuff which inflicts damage over time. Tiamat’s Chaos will wreak havoc on the Group, so it’s important that Isbariya dies as fast as possible in this phase.

 

Control the chaos, and the fight will be over soon.

 

Isbariya the Resolute’s Skills

 

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Divine Artifact’s Skills

 

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Magic Artifact’s Skills

 

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Apocalyptic Energy’s Skills

 


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Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Murderous IntentThe strong power of Balaur presses down your body.magicalattack

The Prison of Ice

The Prison of Ice edit

 

Players will be able to access Stormwing once Isbariya the Resolute has been defeated. Stormwing resides in the Prison of Ice, which can be accessed via the orb on the pedestal behind Isbariya the Resolute.

Named Monster 1e: Stormwing

Named Monster 1e: Stormwing edit

If Beshmundir Temple: Hard Mode were a sandwich, Isbariya the Resolute would be a gluttonous dollop of hot mustard, Shadowshift would be an oversized pickle, and Stormwing would be a barbequed semi truck tire tucked between two slices of toasted artisan bread. The point of this metaphor? The Hard Mode Stormwing encounter is difficult to swallow.


Hard Mode Stormwing makes all the other encounters in Beshmundir Temple: Hard Mode seem like dress recitals. This encounter was designed not to be beaten, but for those bold enough to make an attempt, here is how best to do it.


Stormwing will begin the encounter with several heinous skills, all of which will become more heinous as the encounter wears on. Stormwing’s core abilities include Midnight Wind, Distant Wind, and Threshing Wind.


Midnight Wind inflicts massive damage in a frontal cone, and applies a debuff that decreases physical and magical defense for 10 seconds. Distant Wind inflicts massive damage to a single target. Threshing Wind inflicts massive damage to all targets in melee range, and stuns for 1 second.


To avoid Midnight Wind, it’s advised that only the tank stand in front of Stormwing, and all others stand at his flanks. When Stormwing starts casting Threshwing Wind, all players should move out of melee range to avoid it. When the tank moves out of melee range, Stormwing will often pursue the tank and use Savage Teeth, which inflicts colossal damage and causes knockdown for 1 second. Stormwing will also use Savage Teeth at random from time to time.


The Group will need to spend much of the Stormwing encounter in motion. Stormwing will begin summoning Sharp Twisters and Root Twisters soon after he is engaged. These twisters tend to start inside of Stormwing and move outward in random directions. However, Stormwing will also spawn Twisters at the four corners of his hit box. It’s in the Groups best interest to avoid Twisters when possible.


If a Sharp Twister hits a player, it will use Blade Cyclone, which inflicts massive damage and applies a debuff that inflicts damage over time and decreases movement speed. If a Root Twister hits a player, it will use Restraining Gust, which inflicts moderate damage and immobilizes the player mid-air for 4 seconds.


From 100% HP to 50% HP, Stormwing will spawn Twisters based on the amount of damage per second he receives; more damage per second means more Twisters. It’s in the Groups best interest to do slow damage per second from 100% to 50%. 

 

When Stormwing hits 50% HP, he will begin summoning a great deal more Twisters, and will also start summoning Twisters on top of the players. Evading the Twisters after 50% is much more difficult, but at this point it’s also important to start piling on the damage, as attrition from Twisters and the sheer amount of damage that Stormwing inflicts is almost inevitable.


Stormwing will also start using Dragon’s Quake at 50%, which inflicts colossal area of effect damage, and stuns all targets for 1 second. Dragon’s Quake has the same attack animation as Threshing Wind, but has double or triple the range. It is possible to get out of range of Dragon’s Quake, but it can be difficult as it has a short cast time.

 


Once Stormwing reaches 35% HP, he applies the Voltaic Storm buff to himself, which makes the encounter even more hectic. Voltaic Storm increases Stormwing’s attack and defenses, makes all of his abilities hit harder, and cannot be dispelled. This is the time for players to deal as much damage as possible as fast as possible, as the damage from Stormwing’s abilities and rampant Twisters will wear down the healers and make the encounter a nightmare.


While Voltaic Storm is active, Stormwing will also discharge a Shocking Bolt from time to time, which inflicts massive damage to all targets in melee range. More or less, Shocking Bolt is just another area of effect to deal with from Stormwing with love.

 

Stormwing has no more surprises after 35%, but this part of the encounter is by far the most challenging.

 

Stormwing’s Skills

 

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Sharp Twister’s Skills

 


Image

Name
Description

Type

Sub Type

Blade CycloneBleeds the target and decreases its movement speed.magicaldebuff

 

Root Twister’s Skills

 

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