On normal mode Storm Breaker Protocol is a fun place to be. Not very hard to complete and you also get to play with robots.
First let’s take a look at the Mech control bar.
When you get into a Mech suit your abilities display on your main action bar, like a Rogue going in stealth. If you customized your UI and removed the main ability bar completely you might have to enable it again.
First ability is a called Robo Rumble and it’s a melee ability. To use it at it’s full potential try and use it at least 3 times in a row.
Second ability is called Eradication Pulse and can be used at range. For this ability to work you press it once to charge your cannon, then press it again to deal damage.
Third ability is called Rocket Salvo and can also be used at range. It deals good aoe damage and you can also use other abilities while Rocket Salvo is active.
Fourth ability is called Inferno Cannon and it has 30 meters range. This is your best AOE ability, but it has 30 seconds cooldown.
The fifth ability is called Shield Matrix and it’s a shield. It has 40 seconds cooldown and it reduces the damage you take by 70% for 6 seconds.
The sixth ability is a ressurect called Overcharged Defibrilator. It has a 5 seconds cast and a 30 seconds cooldown, but can it can be used in combat to resurrect dead people.
The last ability allows you to leave your Mech suit. Be careful though, doing so while in the “Robot” part of the dungeon will teleport you to the start of the dungeon.
To make trash easier and avoid wipes you should kill mobs using this priority list.
- Sandstorm Hive
- Sandstorm Queensguard
- Sandstorm Landlauncher
- Sandstorm Drone
- Standstorm Progenitress
- Sandstorm Flyer
- Sandstorm Swarm
Abilities: run in and have fun with him ! There isn’t a lot that can go wrong in that fight, try to avoid the red stuff on the ground as much as possible and grab a green orb if you’re low on health.
Have fun !
Vellion the Pestilent
Left trunk: 444.000
Right trunk: 444.000
You fight Vellion while in your Mech suits. Here is what you need to know about him.
Damage: avoid the red markers and don’t stand in the purple circles.
Healing: if you are in need of Green Orbs kill the Pestilence Spewer (his arm).
Boss: to kill the boss first you need to make him vulnerable. To do so you need to destroy both his trunks. When both the left and the right trunks are dead you can jump on his back and nuke him for 15 seconds. Jumping on his back is going to be tricky if your character is called Byona. If not, then take a few steps back from the boss, press forward and jump and you will land on his back. Once there spam Robo Rumble.
If everyone gets on his back it will take 2 phases to kill him. If people fail to get up you might have to repeat this 3 times.
- Magma Torrent: 3 seconds cast, initial hit 2.000, leaves a 8 seconds dot that ticks for 1.000. Can be dispelled.
- Molten Ground: places a fire puddle at his feet. Deals 5.000 damage a second, the tank needs to move out of it.
- Chitin Weave: wraps a player in a cocoon. Another player will have to run to him, use his reactive ability on the cocoon and then run away to break it. You have 8 seconds to do so or the player dies. While this is happening the boss will cast Tectonic Rupture.
- Tectonic Rupture: 8 seconds cast, deals 7.000 damage at the end of the cast. This ability can only be interrupted after Chitin Weave has been dispelled, so don’t waste your interrupts before that, wait until the cast bar turns blue.
There are also wave of adds coming from the ramp. If they reach the boss they will give him a stacking buff which increases his outgoing damage by 10% per stack. To deal with these adds someone will have to go on top of the bridge and operate the cannons.
To get to the cannons you need to use one of the control panels under the bridge. They become active after the boss casts the first Magma Torrent.
This is your cannon control bar.
The first ability (South Flank Salvo) deals damage, the second ability (South Flank Static Field) snares and the 3rd ability (South Flank Concussion Blast) stuns. The 4th ability allows you to exit the cannons.
The cannons also deal friendly fire, so the remaining 4 players would wanna hide under the bridge.
Another thing to remember is that the second Magma Torrent cast might hit the person that went to operate the cannons and it’s not easily dispellable. So the person assigned should put on pvp or tank gear so he has enough health to survive the entire duration of the dot.
Before you can fight Baron Slagstorm you will have to Storm the Estate and fight your way through the plaza and then fend off waves of enemy troops.
To speed up this event, everyone should pick up a tactical objective. I would suggest picking up the landmines, they help a lot.
After everyone picked up one, start making your way through the plaza until you reach a barrier wall. Place your objectives there and wait for the mobs to spawn. The tank should pick them up and try and drag them through the landmines to kill them quicker. Repeat this 3 times until you reach the end platform.
There you will have to fight 2 waves of invaders. Again, place your objectives and try your best to kite the mobs into the landmines. After the event ends the boss spawns.
- Chain Lightning: 3 seconds cast, hits 4 people. Deals 2.500 on the initial hit and leave a 8 seconds dot that deals an additional 1.000 damage per second. Can be dispelled.
- Iron Surge: 20 seconds channel. Before the channel reaches the end you need to kill the Energy Crystal (41.134 HP). All the DPS should run to the crystal, while the tank and the healer can remain on the main platform.
This fight is pretty easy, as long as you have enough DPS to kill the Energy Crystal there shouldn’t be any other issues.