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Against the Chak Gerent

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Against the Chak Gerent

Location
Tangled Depths
(Heart of Maguuma)
Event type
Map meta event
Level
80
Against the Chak Gerent is a map meta event that occurs in Tangled Depths. All four outposts have been established and now the Order of Whispers is trying to fire a cannon into Dragon's Stand to bring the fight to Mordremoth, but they must protect the cannons from the most powerful kind of Chak, the Legendary Chak Gerent, to do so.

Meta event[edit]

King of the Jungle
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[Group Event] Destroy enough eggs to cause the chak gerent to emerge (80)
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[Group Event] Power the golems, forcing the chak gerent to emerge (80)
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[Group Event] Release fungal spores to lure out the gerent and control lesser chaks' minds (80)
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[Group Event] Defend the charr at the Megathumper until it builds up enough sonic energy to force the chak gerent to emerge (80)
Invasion (map icon).png
[Group Event] Stop the chak from reaching the cannon (80)
Destroy the chak gerent before it reaches the cannon
Map Meta Icons
  • Gerent NPC Locator (map icon).png- Indicates the location of an Order of Whispers Agent protecting their lane's cannon from the Chak Gerent.

Preparation[edit]

Players should make 4 separate squads/groups for each of the lanes. About 15 players per lane is ideal, to provide optimal health scaling for the boss.

Those joining a lane or respawning after dying should start from the waypoint at their respective lane's base, and then use the nearby Nuhoch Wallow to quickly get to the action. In later phases of the meta event, using the 'Ley-Line Confluence Waypoint' will be faster.

Food, utility and booster buffs, especially to player damage, will be a great help in taking out each boss as quickly as possible.

Attraction Phase

At the start of this phase, the Chak Gerent is burrowed and invulnerable to damage. Moving too close will still cause it to attack, so it should be avoided during this phase.

Each lane has its own unique method of drawing out the Gerent, with players interacting with the lane's environment in some way. Failure to complete this event will cause the entire meta event to fail. After reaching a base level required for success, subsequent interactions will help the players in the Attack Phase, either by weakening the Gerent or spawning NPCs to tank and deal additional damage.

Additionally, during each attraction phase a wave of chak (of regular and Veteran levels) will spawn, ignoring players and rushing towards the cannon. Each lane will need a smaller sub-group of players to respond as defense, ready to drop what they are doing and kill off the wave. Area of effect damage and crowd control will help this immensely.

Burn/Attack Phase

If the lane successfully completes their attraction event, the Chak Gerent will unburrow and actively attack players for 3 minutes. Since this only happens up to 3 times, each lane has a limited amount of times and tries to kill their Gerent, which requires each player to provide substantial damage.

The Chak Gerent has numerous knockbacks with its melee and charging attacks, so well-timed Stability usage is very welcome. Purple-colored Pheromone Clouds will also form on the ground (commonly referred to as a 'donut' due to its shape) which deal heavy damage to anyone inside.

Periodically the Gerent will stand still and use Cave In, slapping its tail on the ground and causing rocks to fall for heavy AoE damage and knockdown. During this time the Gerent's Defiance bar unlocks; ideally, crowd control skills will be avoided for as long as possible to keep the Gerent stationary, and used near the end of the attack to trigger the stun and damage bonuses. Note that the SCAR lane's Gerent will be quickly interrupted out of this attack.

If the Gerent is not yet dead after an attack phase ends, it will re-burrow and move further along the lane, closer to the cannon. The previous section of the lane becomes poisoned, dealing damage over time to players and forcing them to move alongside the Gerent. The Attraction Phase then begins again.

It may be wise for commanders of a lane to ask their team/squad to get moving just before the attack phase timer ends, so as to get players in position for the attraction phase events. This is especially crucial for the Nuhoch lane, where the Nodules are not easily accessible.

Once a lane's Gerent is defeated, no more chak rushes will occur in that area. This makes it safe to send any victorious lanes' members to assist another group.

Map Meta Rewards[edit]

Percentage Tier 1 Map meta chest blue closed.png Tier 2 Map meta chest green closed.png Tier 3 Map meta chest gold closed.png Tier 4 Map meta chest red closed.png Tier 5 Map meta chest purple closed.png
Tier Text

The chak gerent devastated the Order of Whispers and their allies, and their plans to blast into Dragon's Stand has failed.

The chak gerent devastated the Order of Whispers and their allies, and their plans to blast into Dragon's Stand has failed.

The Order of Whispers and their allies were able to slow the chak gerent, but it wasn't enough and the plan to blast into Dragon's Stand has failed.

The Order of Whispers and their allies fought valiantly against the chak gerent and were able to open a path into Dragon's Stand!

≤ 25%
18,669
Experience.png
26,670
Experience.png
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
80,010
Experience.png
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear (3)
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid (4)
50%
18,669
Experience.png
26,670
Experience.png
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
80,010
Experience.png
50 Ley Line Crystal.png
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear (3)
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid (4)
100% ≤
18,669
Experience.png
25 Ley Line Crystal.png
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear
26,670
Experience.png
25 Ley Line Crystal.png
Chak Egg.png Chak Egg
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear
Fallen Adventurer's Backpack.png Goop-Covered Satchel
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid (2)
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
75 Ley Line Crystal.png
Chak Egg.png Chak Egg
Bag of Rare Gear.png Bag of Rare Gear
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear (5)
Fallen Adventurer's Backpack.png Goop-Covered Satchel (5)
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid (4)
80,010
Experience.png
75 Ley Line Crystal.png
Chak Egg.png Chak Egg
Bag of Rare Gear.png Bag of Rare Gear
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear (5)
Fallen Adventurer's Backpack.png Goop-Covered Satchel (5)
Vial of Chak Acid.png Vial of Chak Acid (4)

Notes[edit]

When the Rata Novus gerent uses Cave In, the areas of falling ceiling do not deal damage or knockdown.