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Cairn the Indomitable

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the NPC. For the object, see Cairn (object).

Cairn the Indomitable is the first boss in the Bastion of the Penitent.

Location[edit]

Woodland Cascades

Combat abilities[edit]

For walkthrough, see: Bastion of the Penitent#Cairn the Indomitable
Behavior
  • Targets the player who is farthest away from itself.
Effects
  • Shared Agony.png Shared Agony - A pain so terrible, it chains increasing damage to nearby allies.
  • Unseen Burden.png Unseen Burden - Slows target 1% movement speed per stack. Stacks up to 99 times. Petrifies target at 99 stacks.
Skills
  • Cosmic Aura - Cairn pulses with malevolent cosmic energy.
  • Displacement - Cairn opens a rift into the skin of Tyria, displacing targets a fixed distance away.
    • Cairn places 3 red circles in close proximity. After a short duration, these circles will teleport players to a random edge of the fighting arena.
  • Energy Surge - Cairn the Indomitable surges forward, dealing damage and knocking back all targets in its path.
    • Cairn teleports to 5 different, set locations based on the percentage of its health. Standing between his teleport points - which can be detected by seeing a rift of disturbed air or by a directional arrow at his feet - will cause a moderate amount of damage and a long range Knockback.png Knockback.
  • Gravity Wave - A cascading wave of energy that pushes targets back.
    • Cairn creates a cascading wave of black energy that expands outward from it over a total of 3 waves. It will cause a long distance Knockback.png Knockback and a large amount of damage.
  • Impact - Cairn swings with its right hand, dealing damage in a two-part arc.
    • Part of Cairn's auto-attack, it deals a small-to-moderate amount of damage.
  • Meteor Swarm - Cairn swings its left hand back, creating an expanding fan of projectiles that drag targets back.
  • Orbital Sweep - A sweeping attack that knocks targets back.
    • Cairn the Indomitable slams a large blade down in one of the cardinal directions (depending on his HP), then spins counter-clockwise. This attack deals a large amount of damage and causes a large distance Launch.png Launch.
  • Shared Agony - Cairn causes agony so intense that it spreads to the target's nearby allies.
    • Cairn initially selects a target at maximum range to place the effect Shared Agony on. From that point on, every twenty seconds the furthest player will receive Shared Agony at a set interval up to a maximum of 3 players being afflicted at one time.
  • Spatial Manipulation - An unleashed wave of energy that damages, stuns, and applies Unseen Burden.
    • The damage and effects of this attack occur when a player is unable to get in a green circle that meets the required minimum number of people for the circle. The attack will cause Float.png Float, a large amount of damage, and add stacks of Unseen Burden.
Stolen skills

Rewards[edit]

Event Rewards

Related achievements[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Health of encounter relevant enemies[edit]

Enemy Health
Cairn 19,999,998

Notes[edit]

  • Cairn The Indomitable has 2597 armor (1374 toughness and 1223 defense).
  • Cairn has a 200 range diameter hitbox, which is considered large.

Trivia[edit]

  • "Cairn The (noun/adjective)" was already a common naming scheme for Jade Construct Bosses in the original Guild Wars probably in reference to Scottish cairns and the Jade's rocky appearance.
  • Cairn the Indomitable’s Orbital Sweep was shown as a large, blue stick in early testing. Testers called it the 'pool noodle' attack.[1]

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