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Engage Kralkatorrik

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Engage Kralkatorrik is a level 80 group event that occurs in Dragon's Snare and partially in Mosswood. It is the grand assault on Kralkatorrik, and the culmination of the meta for the Dragonfall map.

Objectives[edit]

  • Kralkatorrik
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  • Weak Point destroyed: x/12
  • Crystal pylons: x
  • Time limit: x:xx

  • Death-Branded Wrathbringer
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    Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Branded Hydra
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  • Branded Riftstalker Matriarch
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  • Crystal pylons: x
  • Time limit: x:xx

Rewards[edit]

  • In addition to the regular rewards, 9 Mistborn Coffers spawn at the northwest shrine, where all players are all relocated to after event completes successfully.
  • Furthermore, a large Bounty Chest will appear near the southeast shrine.
Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 26,670
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378 Karma.png 88 Copper coin
Silver 20,003
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284 Karma.png 66 Copper coin
Bronze 13,335
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189 Karma.png 44 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 80 player.

Walkthrough[edit]

Setup and Mechanics[edit]

  • Shrines — There are three shrines surrounding the event area indicated by
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    on the map, one to the northwest in the Burning Forest, one to the southwest in the Underworld, and another in the southeast in Melandru's Lost Domain. Players can use these shrines as free waypoints, however they can do so while in combat, and even while downed; downed players teleporting to the shrine will be instantly revived. Shrines are a critical mechanic of the event as it lets players traverse the large, enemy-filled area quickly, as well as restock on Dragonsblood Spears and Ember Charges.
  • Crystal Pylons — Throughout the duration of the event, Crystal Pylons will rise and hover at random locations. When 10 or more Crystal Pylons are active, the entire event area will be covered in Branded lightning for several minutes, killing every player character in the zone. The rate of Crystal Pylons forming increases with time. Players can disable them by flying near them on a Griffon or Skyscale, and hitting their Use Soul Binder special action skill, and then Release. It is absolutely important to have two to three players dealing with the Crystal Pylons throughout the event, using the shrines to exit combat or regain altitude when needed.
  • Ember ChargesEmber Charges can be obtained from Eternal Ember Stockpiles located near each shrine. They are used to destroy Branded structures. Destroying Crystal Assemblers (short Branded "flowers") prevents the structures from spawning more enemies, whereas destroying Branded Turrets (tall Branded spikes) stop them from dealing Burning to allies. Each structure takes 4 to 6 Ember Charges to destroy. Hence, proper use of Ember Charges will significantly reduce the difficulty of each localized fight.

Phase 1: Attack Kralkatorrik's Weak Points[edit]

Up to three Weak Points will be marked on the map with
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. Each Weak Point will have one Crystal Assembler and up to two Branded Turrets nearby. By default the Weak Point is protected by a layer of Branded crystal. Three or more players need to stand inside the small white circle to signal Aurene to expose the Weak Point, allowing for the opportunity to damage it. However, this also summons an Elite Branded Mender to come seal the wound. Left alone, the Mender will apply unremovable Conjured Barrier.png Retaliation and Nourishment (shield).png Protection to the Weak Point. After finishing their channel, the wound will be sealed, forcing players to seek out another Weak Point.

In order to succeed destroying a Weak Point, players will therefore need to kill the Menders before all else. Optionally, players with Ember Charges can reduce the risk of failure by destroying nearby Crystal Assemblers, thus preventing them from spawning high-threat enemies like Elite Branded Riftstalkers and Elite Branded Hydras.

When a Weak Point is destroyed, it will leak ley magic which players with the Ley Line Gliding Mastery can use to ascend. Otherwise, players can simply return to one of the shrines to safely reset their position.

Once 6 Weak Points have been destroyed, the second phase begins.

Phase 2: Kill the Legendary Branded[edit]

Three legendary Branded will appear near each shrine, each marked on the map with
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. In each of their vicinity will be one Crystal Assembler and up to two Branded Turrets. All three start with, and will periodically gain Branded Crystal Shield.png Crystal Shielded, an effect that prevents all incoming damage. Players need to use Dragonsblood Spears to dispel this effect. All three legendary Branded need to die within 30 seconds of each other, or they will regenerate with 55% health.

When transitioning into this phase, players should return and spread out to each of the three shrines. This allows everybody to restock on Dragonsblood Spears and Ember Charges, while giving everybody a safer route to the bosses. Then, players should spread out as evenly as possible, making sure to coordinate their respective kills with each other. For a smoother encounter, players can use Ember Charges to destroy nearby Crystal Assemblers and Branded Turrets.

Once all three bosses have died, the third and final phase begins.

Phase 3: Attack Kralkatorrik's Weak Points[edit]

Phase 3 is identical to Phase 1, except that the rate Crystal Pylons appearing would have increased. Attack each Weak Point as in the earlier phase. The event succeeds once all 12 Weak Points have been destroyed.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Charr
Devourers
Dragon
Ghosts
Humans
Norn
Sylvari
Various

Foes[edit]

Branded

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

At northwest shrine
Caithe: We've got all these ember charges stockpiled. Would be a shame not to use them.
Spearmarshal Zaiem:Well, why don't we? Don't hold back! Use every last on of them against the Branded!
At southwest shrine
Bottica: The Branded are gathering.
Rox: Good!
Bottica: Good?
Rox: We've got a whole bunch of ember charges piled up. We get a bunch of Branded together, and boom!
At southeast shrine
Logan Thackeray: Guess we shouldn't be surprised the Branded are thickest around Kralkatorrik.
Rytlock Brimstone: I like it when enemies crowd up. Makes it more fun to blow 'em to bits. And Branded make nice shiny bits.
Logan Thackeray: Ember charges, right! Let's clear out our stockpile!
Gwen Thackeray: Good. We've finally gained a foothold here.
When Aurene exposes a weak point
Gorrik: A weak point's been opened! Hurry, before it Brands over! Attack!
When a Mender appears
Destroy the Mender! A Branded Mender has begun sealing Kralkatorrik's wounds.
When a weak spot gets healed
Logan Thackeray: It's no good. The wound's already healed.
Rytlock Brimstone: Then we'll make more! As many as it takes!
When 7 Crystal Pylons are active
Gorrik: Our scouts tell me that Kralkatorrik is generating a field of Brand conduits over his body. Not ideal.
Upon defeating Kralkatorrik, during the ending cutscene
Gorrik: Energy readings are fluctuating. Looks like Kralkatorrik's had enough. He's constructing a carapace.
Gorrik: Still detecting numerous seismic readings from within. He's alive. But contained. For the moment.
Event success, at Virulent's Wastes
Rox: Boticca, do you...?
Boticca: Yes. I can feel it. Not natural. Something else.
Rox: Kralkatorrik. He's planning something.
Boticca: You're right. The others will sense it, too. We're running out of time.
Caithe: I don't like it.
Spearmarshal Zaeim: Neither do I.
Caithe: Magical energy doesn't just redirect itself.
Spearmarshal Zaeim: I'll send the order to evacuate.
Caithe: No. Not yet. But get ready.
Logan Thackeray: We're almost out of time.
Rytlock Brimstone: But we're not finished!
Gwen Thackeray: The Crystal Dragon was never going to fall after a single charge.
Rytlock Brimstone: Just another reason to keep going.
Logan Thackeray: We can't win this fight if we're all Branded. You know what's coming next.
Rytlock Brimstone: You said we're ALMOST out of time. Lose the "almost," and I'll lead the evacuation myself.
Gwen Thackeray: Logan, you're out of time.
Logan Thackeray: Rytlock—
Rytlock Brimstone: Everyone, drop what you're doing! Kralkatorrik's gonna Brand the island!
Logan Thackeray: We're evacuating to the Pact camp. Gwen?
Gwen Thackeray: He can't Brand us. We'll hold this ground until you return.
Logan Thackeray: We promise not to keep you waiting long. Let's go!

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