More than one reader has asked for further Guild Battles 2?raid guides, along with who am I to be able to disappoint? I’ve been recently keeping back this kind of Gorseval raid boss guide for some time as I tried to find a very good time to publish it, but ArenaNet has been a fairly busy studio currently and I’ve definitely not had the words in order to spare for this unattractive duckling until now. Apologies for that gap between this ebook and the last: Hopefully my general thoughts of the encounter distributed way back when the raid mentoring opened kept you actually going while you continued to wait. In this edition of Flameseeker Chronicles, I’ll by means of the mechanics-heavy encounter intimately in much the same way when i did with the Vale Guardian fight, which will with any luck , help secure you a boss kill in the event that you’ve not been successful already.

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Preparation: A little different in comparison with Vale Guardian


I must start off simply by saying that the Vale Guard encounter is a early bit of a cake walk in comparison to Gorseval, so I strongly urge you to select characters who are fully designed with Ascended gear if at all possible, in lieu of following on with the greater lax recommendations I gave you with regard to Vale Guardian. Gorseval is one greatly hideous DPS check definitely, so you’ll give thanks me later when you’re spared the actual heartbreak of 1-2% wipes!

Every person will need to have unlocked Updraft Used in the Gliding Expertise chain and should end up being very competent in mid-air: My squad challenged more wipes than I care to disclose through incompetent sliding deaths. It’s also quite a hassle to fix if you haven’t earlier beaten the Vale Protector and unlocked your Rift Traveller mastery, therefore bear this in mind when selecting people. Since high DPS is indeed critically important, I again suggest that main figures should be used if possible to ensure that each person can give his or her very best to the encounter.

Your group composition from the past encounter will need some minor tweaking most likely: Stick with your Toughness-heavy aquarium and preferably Druid healbot as outlined prior to, then rework your own DPS as necessary to just be sure you have two sturdy condi DPSers (I’d recommend Players or Reapers here), a couple solid ranged DPSers intended for orb clearing (this job shouts Staff Tempest), and some wonderful power DPS to get the done, including at least one Herald.

Aside coming from that general malfunction, you’ll need to pre-assign several players to handle the Recharged Souls with various immobilising skills while the rest of the raid zergs each in succession, and you will also have your a pair of orb clearers agree who should certainly take it on as his or her?main priority along with who shall become backup. My previous advice regarding food along with consumable use nonetheless stands: Don’t forget about to bring along and use the required supplies as required as well as invest in some expensive Primers if you can afford to do it.

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Gorseval stats and stage one


Gorseval has a whopping 21 years old.6 million hitpoints and a seven-minute enrage cooking timer. The fight is split up into three distinct levels, the first of which requires him all the way down in order to 66% of his healthpool. Gorseval delivers a powerful punch together with his two basic episodes, a swipe and a hit, and the tank should turn the boss to prevent a raid-wide cleave. The demolish has an obvious graphic tell that should be saw for: Whenever Gorseval increases on of his or her arms, get ready for you to dodge or get rid of DPS to knockdown.

Ground Pound as well as Spirits

Adding to his fundamental arsenal is Ground Pound, an attack that is usually seen twice in this phase as well as to be met with crowd controlling to cover the breakbar. Again, Gorseval features a rather obvious notify and will run to this centre of the come across map, at which point this breakbar will appear. A wonderfully unhealthy ring of poisonous black goo will appear within the platform, so gamers should stack about Gorseval to avoid standing in this. Players who do get caught out by the goo growing market will be dealt a significant amount of damage and will get 25 stacks of vulnerability for the delight, and downed players are going to be defeated upon the particular goo explosion too.

Focus around the breakbar here to prevent Gorseval benefiting from retaliation while it’s productive, and ensure you’re prepared to burst heal right here if the bar isn’to going down as quickly as you’d like. If the breakbar isn’to broken in time, the entire platform fills using the deadly goo and you’ll have a definite clean on your hands.

Immediately after the Terrain Pound, expect Gorseval in order to summon four nature adds to meddle with the squad. These can be sometimes of the Enraged or perhaps Angered variety: Enraged Spirits are proof against physical damage till boon stripped?even though Angry Spirits can easily cripple squad users. Stack these pests centrally where possible to permit cleaving and to prevent any individual from being launched the platform in the fray. It’s really important to have these guys down before Gorseval uses the World Eater assault that I’ll explain soon?lest he consumes his minions in addition to increase his deterioration with a nasty 10% powerful per consumed character.

World Eater and Spectral Wall

World Eater is a roomwide fatal blast that will get rid of anyone standing on the system, which is where updraft sliding comes in. The visual queue you must take note here is the glow that consumes the platform as Gorseval channels: This grows to the end of the platform prior to a explosion, so utilize this signal to time period your jump efficiently. To handle your advances cleanly, drag Gorseval in your chosen updraft, remembering that every can only be used once, and use cleaves and AOE to fight both the boss along with the Spectral Wall as much as possible. Don’t jump too soon to prevent your group from losing a significant amount of DPS, but equally don’t dawdle and get caught out in the fun time. Once you jump, float to the updraft and hang presently there to build some level before returning to the woking platform to ensure that you make the voyage safely. Many wipes happen here, therefore be very careful!

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Phase transition: Incurred Souls


At 66% and 33% of Gorseval’utes healthpool, four Charged Coffee drinkers appear at the 4 corners of the software and will gravitate for the now-invulnerable boss. If virtually any manage to reach them, Gorseval will once again throw World Eater, resulting in a wipe. I prefer to zerg these people down one at a time whilst the pre-assigned players slow these down, but when We playtested with ArenaNet we split into roughly equal organizations and then rejoined with sluggish groups as needed. Observe here that knockback in addition to daze won’t work on the Charged Spirits, so instead utilize cripple, immobilise, and cool.

Phase two

Between both bouts regarding Charged Souls can be found phase two, which often sees Gorseval add a single new tool to help his bag associated with tricks that we met in phase one particular. Spectral Darkness orbs spawn at random , across the platform who have a growing AoE that will simultaneously reduce an afflicted player’s damage and can increase incoming injury by 10%. This is where your own ranged DPS come in: Your own orb burners will remove the orb field rather than risk your melee DPSers getting way too close and getting in which pesky debuff. Should a farmer gain the debuff, they need to run to the tiny gold orbs that spawn after destroying the Darkness orbs to remove stacks.

Remembering which DPS on Gorseval is each of our priority, you’ll find it makes sense to designate one strong orb sharper to the task and also have other ranged DPS focus more on Gorseval to prevent an excessive amount DPS being lost with orbs. Equally, you’ll desire to only focus on orbs which can be in your way with your route to the next Earth Breaker/Spectral Wall attack as well as those that lie about the Charged Souls’ paths simply by around the 40% HP tag to prevent tangling up your melee of their AoE. Efficiency and common feeling are the keys to good results here.

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Phase three


The final 3 rd of Gorseval’s healthpool allows out of him a final trick in his carrier and a modification regarding his Ground Lb pattern. Ghostly Traps usually are orange telegraphs that create under each player’s feet over 20 or so seconds, causing players to get enclosed throughout capsules should they don’t dodge or strafe over time. These capsules work as a significant way to strain DPS from an ineffective squad, so do your very best to avoid getting caught in your telegraph (or my personal favourite, avoiding straight into someone else’ersus!) and spread out prior to the traps are cast to avoid creating just one massive danger zoom.

Pay attention to the goo style in this phase’s Soil Pound: Where the middle was once safe in the first two pattern shifts, it isn’t below, and you’ll inevitably be dodging into the middle on the third alter. That roughly helps to make the pattern icky central engagement ring, icky middle ring, and also icky outer ring. Aside from watching your feet, you’lmost all need to avoid all of the known dangers as you burn out the boss for just a kill, so it’azines best to burn rapidly to prevent unnecessary accidents. Good luck!

Over to you!

Have an individual downed Gorseval yet? Did you do just about anything differently, and if so, what? What did you think the encounter? As ever, tell me in the comments below.