Tequatl the Sunless

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Tequatl the Sunless


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Tequatl the Sunless is one of Zhaitan's champions. Tequatl, whose name means "the one in darkness" in the language of the hylek (thus, with hylek calling Risen "the Sunless" his name roughly translates into "risen one in the darkness"), has long plagued the Splintered Coast of Sparkfly Fen, opposed by the Vigil, the sylvari of Caer Brier, the asura of the United Arcanist Lab, the quaggans of Brooloonu, and the local hylek tribes.

Recently, Vigil tacticians have reported that Tequatl seems to have "evolved" and its attacks have become more elaborate, and it has become more difficult to fight. Warmaster Narru who was dispatched by General Almorra Soulkeeper to investigate the reports theorizes that it may be a response to the Pact offensive in Orr; though whether this is the case remains to be seen. At a similar time to Narru's assignment, Rytlock Brimstone had sent Rox to track and kill Tequatl the Sunless.


Maguuma Jungle


Danger at Fabled Djannor

Event schedule[edit]

Boss Spawn time
UTC (Local)
Countdown Zone Area Waypoint link
Tequatl 16:00 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast
Tequatl 19:00 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast
Tequatl 00:00 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast
Tequatl 03:00 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast
Tequatl 07:00 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast
Tequatl 11:30 UTC   Sparkfly Fen Splintered Coast

Living World[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

See also: Defeat Tequatl the Sunless

Each time Tequatl loses 25% of its maximum health, the event Defend the Megalaser and the batteries in the east, west, and north begins.

  • Hardened Scales.png Hardened Scales - Tequatl's scales harden over time. At 20 stacks he becomes invulnerable.

  • Poison Pool - Tequatl lifts its front-right foot and summons multiple area of effect fields that pulse every 1 second over 6 seconds, dealing damage and inflicting crippled for 10 seconds with each pulse. These circles are similar in appearance to the poison clouds created by Tequatl's Fingers, but have a blacker coloring and deal less direct damage. These fields are not cleansable by turrets.
  • Undead Breath - Frontal area effect that lasts for 5 seconds, dealing damage while causing poison and fear for 5 seconds every 1 second.
  • Shockwave - Tequatl stomps with each front foot, creating a wave that travels outward from the foot it used. Each wave deals damage 3 times and launches on collision but players can time their jumps to avoid them completely. This skill is used very frequently. Players standing too close to where Tequatl stomps will be hit by the wave 3 times from multiple directions, taking massive amounts of damage.
  • Dragon Barrage - Frontal area effect that fires slow moving projectiles toward randomly selected enemies, knocking back on collision.
  • Watery Grave - Creates multiple swirling area of effect fields that last for 3 seconds, pulling players beneath the ground into a special underwater area. While underwater, players are afflicted with Watery Grave, taking damage over time until they swim up to patches of light that lead to the surface. This skill is the only way players can enter the unique underwater area.
  • Dragon's Step - High-damage point-blank area effect that occurs where Tequatl places its feet while walking or adjusting its position. This skill deals lethal damage when it occurs during the transition between phase 1 and phase 2 and as the dragon is escaping after the event has failed. During the encounter, players that are too close to Tequatl's feet after the dragon uses other skills can also be hit by this attack, but it deals significantly less damage this way. The exact amount of damage this skill deals during the encounter appears to vary and it can also occasionally launch.
  • Tail Swipe - Cone area effect behind Tequatl that hits up to 1-6 times and launches. This only occurs when the dragon stomps, uses Undead Breath, or summons Fingers.
  • Tequatl buries its two front feet into the ground, summoning multiple Tequatl's Fingers all across the Splintered Coast. When they spawn, Fingers cause a point-blank area effect launch and always appear in the same locations.




  • The Nahuatl word "tecuani" means "biter", "wild beast", or "poisonous" according to how it is used; "coatl" means snake.
  • This creature has a miniature version.
  • This creature has many nicknames among the community. Common ones include "Teakettle," "Tequila" and "Taco".