Dragon Arena

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Dragon Arena

Type
Instance
Within
Lake Mourn

Dragon Ball Arena loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Dragon Arena is an instanced combat arena accessibly during Dragon Bash where players face off against waves of Holographic Dragon Minions. The waves alternate between a horde of weaker minions, and a champion. In the open world, a Holo Mordrem Vinetooth fights Revelers and other NPCs.

There are two types of instances for the Dragon Arena: Dragon Bash Arena and Dragon Arena Survival.

  • Dragon Bash Arena is an open instance that anyone can join, accessed via Halstein.
  • Dragon Arena Survival is a 5-man dungeon instance accessed via a portal northeast of Halstein.

Objectives[edit]

  • Talk to Halstein to begin the event.
  • Event swords (tango icon).png
    Defeat the holographic minions!
    • Holographic minions defeated: x
    • Bonus round ends in: 1:00
    • Defeat holograms to earn inspiration.
  • Event star (tango icon).png
    Defeat the Ice Beast
    • Holo Ice Beast
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Simulation ends in: 5:00
  • Enter the arena. The battle begins in: 0:10
  • Event swords (tango icon).png
    Defeat the holographic minions!
    • Holographic minions defeated: x
    • Bonus round ends in: 1:00
    • Defeat holograms to earn inspiration.
  • Defeat the Megadestroyer
    • Holo Megadestroyer
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Simulation ends in: 5:00
  • Event swords (tango icon).png
    Defeat the holographic minions!
    • Holographic minions defeated: x
    • Bonus round ends in: 1:00
    • Defeat holograms to earn inspiration.
  • Defeat the Branded Hydra
    • Holo Branded Hydra
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Simulation ends in: 5:00
  • Event swords (tango icon).png
    Defeat the holographic minions!
    • Holographic minions defeated: x
    • Bonus round ends in: 1:00
    • Defeat holograms to earn inspiration.
  • Defeat the Mordrem Vinetooth
    • Holo Mordrem Vinetooth
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Simulation ends in: 5:00
  • Event swords (tango icon).png
    Defeat the holographic minions!
    • Holographic minions defeated: x
    • Bonus round ends in: 1:00
    • Defeat holograms to earn inspiration.
  • Defeat the Eye of Zhaitan
    • Holo Eye of Zhaitan
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Simulation ends in: 5:00
  • Event star (tango icon).png
    Intermission
    • Take a short rest.
    • Time remaining: 1:00

Rewards[edit]

  • Each Champion Hologram defeated rewards  Dragon Coffer.png Dragon Coffer (1), up to 25 per account per day.

Dragon Arena Survival[edit]

Dragon Arena Survival is an alternate version of the instance, with the following differences in rules:

  • Player characters not standing inside the ice rink will suffer from Residual Affliction.png Out of Bounds Penalty (10s) every 6 seconds.
  • Each Champion Hologram beginning from the first will gain an additional stack of Light Aura.png Energized Hologram. Each stack increases health and damage output.
  • At 6 stacks of Energized Hologram and above, Champion Holograms also gain Charging Energies (attack effect).png Holographic Strain, an effect that pulses unavoidable damage to all foes every 3 seconds. The damage scales with Energized Hologram stacks, up to around 1,000 per tick at 10 stacks.

Walkthrough[edit]

Each Champion Hologram is preceded by a bonus round of endlessly respawning waves of holographic minions. Each five minions defeated grants the entire party 1 stack of Champion's Mad King (effect).png Bonus Inspiration. Players should work together to kill enemies efficiently with area of effect attacks, along with means of grouping enemies, such as Spectral Grasp.

Holo Ice Beast

The Holo Ice Beast will occasionally target a random player character and charge towards them. Getting hit by this attack will cause the character to be flung over the Hologram, while also taking tremendous amounts of damage. However, if the Hologram charges into a wall, or the side of the ice rink, its defiance will be instantly broken. As such, players should all position themselves with their characters' back near a wall, and dodging away just as the Beast is getting ready to charge.

Holo Megadestroyer

The Megadestroyer has two main attacks to worry about. The first is a massive punch with a long windup. Getting hit will result in large loss of health, and a knockback. The second is telegraphed by the Megadestroyer standing still, and lava geysers spawning under each player character. The geysers will launch player characters high into the air when it spawns, and deal pulsing damage for a short duration. This second attack can be cut short by breaking the Megadestroyer's defiance.

Holo Branded Hydra

The main threat of this fight are the lingering area of effect fields left behind by the Hydra's attacks. Its charging attack — which will always be its opening attack — leaves a trail of purple flame, while the Branded meteors it summons will also leave behind purple rings. Both of these fields deal significant damage each second, as well as apply conditions. At 75% and 25%, a Veteran Holo Branded Hydra Head will spawn. While mostly harmless, these heads can also create lingering area of effect damage fields.

Holo Mordrem Vinetooth

At the beginning of the fight, and every 60s thereafter, the Vinetooth will knock down one player character, while activating its defiance bar. If its defiance is not broken in time, the Vinetooth will gain a stack of Vengeance (Mordrem).png Soul Consumption, increasing its damage output.. Hence, it is paramount to have on some crowd control for this fight (approximately 600 points worth). Beyond this, the Vinetooth has some well-telegraphed attacks that should be avoided, where possible.

Holo Eye of Zhaitan

One of the Eye's main attacks is projectile-based, meaning that groups that can equip some projectile reflecting skills, such as Wall of Reflection will fare much better than those that don't. Further, the Eye will occasionally channel a long block (indicated by a bright blue glow in front of it). Each attack blocked grants it stacking Protection.png Protection, Might.png Might, and Retaliation.png Retaliation. This combination of boons will likely be the downfall of most groups, as the Retaliation damage — amplified by its Might stacks — take out players who are unaware. Either stop attacking during its blocks, or use boon strips, such as Corrupt Boon.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Norn
Bear
Ambient creature

Services[edit]

Repairs (map icon).png
Blacksmith

Foes[edit]

Holograms

Round One:

Round Two:

Round Three:

Round Four:

Round Five:

Dialogue[edit]

Start the arena event (one of the following)
Halstein: Get ready to fight!
Halstein: Let the battle commence!
Halstein: Look out Hoelbrak! I think we have another legend in the making!
When the Holo Ice Beast spawns (one of the following)
Halstein: It has a heart cold enough to shatter your spine. Try to survive the blizzard of the Ice Beast!
Halstein: Pulled from the iciest depths of the Shiverpeaks, it'll freeze you in your tracks. Beware the infamous Ice Beast!
When the Holo Megadestroyer spawns (one of the following)
Halstein: It hits like a mountain and burns like a volcano. Steel yourself for the Megadestroyer!
Halstein: Ready yourself for the mountain of molten metal, the Megadestroyer!
When the Holo Branded Hydra spawns (one of the following)
Halstein: Just when you think it's dead, it fights back three times harder. Can you destroy the Branded Hydra?
Halstein: It's got more heads than you've got hands. Try not to get swallowed by the Branded Hydra!
When the Holo Mordrem Vinetooth spawns (one of the following)
Halstein: Replicated from the jungle's most fearsome specimens, here comes the stuff of nightmares. The Vinetooth!
Halstein: This hulking plant monster is made out of light but has a heart of pure darkness. Look out for the Vinetooth!
When the Holo Eye of Zhaitan spawns (one of the following)
Halstein: It's got its eye on you, but don't take that as a compliment. Look out for the evil gaze of the Eye of Zhaitan!
Halstein: This dragon minion is a sight to behold, but don't get distracted, or you'll lose the fight. Beware the Eye of Zhaitan!
When a champion boss is killed (one of the following)
Halstein: An excellent victory!
Halstein: The skaalds will sing of your victory!
Halstein: Let your victory ring throughout the Shiverpeaks!
Halstein: I almost felt sorry for the monster.
Halstein: Yes! Yes!
Halstein: Do holograms feel pain? I think that one did.
Halstein: You gave that hologram a proper thrashing!
Halstein: That was a bout for the ages!
When Intermission event begins
Halstein: Take a moment to reflect. Do you fight on? Or does your legend end here?
Halstein: Use your time wisely.
When Intermission ends
Halstein: Fun time's over. Ready your weapons.
OR
Halstein: Finish up your business. We're about to begin.
Halstein: Need to burn off that zhaitaffy? Go for a few rounds with a hologram!

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