Tequatl Rising

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It has been gathering power in the depths.

It is faster, stronger, deadlier.

It has returned to devour and destroy.

It is called Tequatl the Sunless… and it has evolved.

— Official website

Tequatl Rising is a release launched on September 17, 2013. The release was announced during the Anniversary Bash event at PAX 2013 and gameplay was streamed live to viewers.[1] The release features a reworking of the Defeat Tequatl the Sunless portion of Danger at Fabled Djannor where players battle Tequatl the Sunless. The changes require players to coordinate better to complete the event. The release also included the improved LFG tool.

Features[edit]

Gemstore[edit]

Tequatl Rising[edit]

Primary article: Defeat Tequatl the Sunless
  • The event has a 15:00 minute time limit.
  • Tequatl has new combat mechanics
    • A Scales effect that summons a Bone Wall and makes Tequatl invulnerable until the wall is destroyed. Turrets have skills to remove stacks of the Scales effect.
    • Stomps the ground, sending out a tidal wave that knocks players back and can hit multiple times. Players can jump over and dodge through the wave, similar to the fight with King Toad.
    • Tequatl's Fingers will continuously be summoned on the field, requiring players to take them out to avoid being constantly knocked around.
    • Spews poison fields across the area. These pulse every second, inflicting damage and poison. Turrets can be used to remove the poison fields.
    • Summons vines that pull players under the bog if they get too close. They will take continuous damage and must swim to the surface to get back to the fight.
  • Tequatl changes combat phase at every 25% health to a secondary phase. On a secondary phase, an event starts where players must defend three batteries arranged around a cannon.
    • If any of the four areas falls, the event fails.
    • If the event succeeds, Tequatl gets shot by a laser and the players can damage him while he is stunned.
    • The batteries and cannon will be attacked by waves of Risen, including champion Risen. The enemies are scaled up to 69 and in large numbers.
  • If the event fails, Tequatl will send a giant tidal wave that will wipe out players unless they use the launch pads to avoid it. Risen Rotmouths will appear in the area until Tequatl returns.
  • Launch pads reminiscent of Lightning Pull move players to and between the cannon and batteries.
  • New reward system
    • Intermediate foes during the event will not drop any loot.
    • Completing the event will give a reward, potentially including unique ascended weapon skins
    • Like Scarlet's Minions Invade!, Tequatl will provide rewards every 25% health (every phase) in addition to a Bonus Chest for defeating him.[4]

Looking for group[edit]

Primary article: Looking For Group
  • Categories for different in-game activities, including: Living World objectives, dungeons, fractals at different levels, and WvW maps.
  • Each category will show a list of parties looking for more players from the whole region.
  • Only parties of a size compatible with your own will display (e.g. if your party size is two, you will only see parties with 3 or fewer players)

World versus World[edit]

Primary article: World versus World

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2/b/454437568
  2. ^ Event messages and overflow mechanics, official forums
  3. ^ Boss event scaling and rewards, official forums
  4. ^ Event rewards, official forums