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Keep Construct

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Enjoy my creation. It'll be the last you see.

Xera

Keep Construct is a magical construct made from ambient architecture pieces. It serves as the second boss of the Stronghold of the Faithful raid wing.

Location[edit]

Heart of Maguuma

Combat abilities[edit]

Abilities
  • From the Ruins of the Twisted Castle
Behavior
  • Summons Phantasms, Knockdown
Effects

DefianceDefiance bar teal.png

  • Vulnerable to crowd control when both stacks of Xera's Embrace are removed.
  • When the defiance bar breaks, players get access to the Keep Construct's core.
Skills
  • Swipe - Keep Construct swipes at the players.
  • Backhand - Keep Construct slams his right arm behind him.
  • Construct Aura - A passive aura which damages all players in the arena.
  • Phantasmal Blades - Keep Construct bunkers down and casts rotating area of effect attacks around him.
  • Tower Drop - Keep Construct leaps into the air and drops onto players Knockdown.png knocking down for 3 seconds.
  • Hail of Fury - Keep Construct leaps into the air and drops debris around the area. Players hit are Stun.png Stunned for 1 second.
  • Magic Blast - Keep Construct unleashes an explosion that scales with the number of stacks of Magic Blast Intensity.png Magic Blast Intensity once it comes out of invulnerability at 66% and 33%.
Special Mechanics
  • Xera's Energy - At both 66% and 33% health, Keep Construct will become invulnerable. At the same moment white and red orbs will begin moving from the statues to the Keep construct. Players may stand in the way of the orb of the same color they are attuned to and absorb the incoming orb.
    • Each orb that reaches the Keep Construct will give it a stack of Magic Blast Intensity.png Magic Blast Intensity, increasing the damage done by Magic Blast.
  • Construct Core - Keep Construct withdraws from the battle temporarily exposing three phantasms protecting its core. If the three phantasms are overcome, the Construct's Core becomes exposed and can be pushed (or pulled) through unstable rifts. Pulling the core through rifts will add a stack of Compromised.png Compromised, increasing the damage Keep Construct takes upon its return.
  • Insidious Phantasms - When two (white) projections merge, they will form an Insidious Phantasm.
  • Radiant and Crimson Phantasms - When radiant and crimson (white and red) phantasms spawn on the battlefield, each player will receive a random attunement. Players may only kill phantasms of the same attunement as themselves.
  • Xera's Fury - Large circles will spawn under each player and a red circle will slowly expand outward. Once the circle is fully filled, all players within the circle will be dealt a moderate amount of damage.
Stolen skills

Drops[edit]

Primary article: Keep Construct Chest

Related achievements[edit]

Deconstructed Spirit Vale (achievements).png Stronghold of the Faithful Heart of Thorns mastery point 15 AP.png
Destroy Xera's Keep Construct. 1 Objective Collected 15 AP.png
Down, Down, Downed Spirit Vale (achievements).png Stronghold of the Faithful Heart of Thorns mastery point 10 AP.png
Survive the fight against the Keep Construct with a reduced playable space.
Reward:Box of Raider's Supplies.png Box of Raider's Supplies
1 Objective Collected 10 AP.png

Stats of encounter relevant enemies[edit]

Enemy Health Defiance Bar
Keep Construct 55,053,600 3,500
Projection (Statues) 378,576
Phantasm (red/white) 14,512

Notes[edit]

  • Keep Construct has 1910 armor (687 toughness and 1223 defense). Compared to regular Raid bosses with 2597 armor, this translates to +36% power damage.
  • Keep Construct has a 200 range diameter hitbox, which is considered large.
  • This boss was first teased on June 7th, 2016 at the Stronghold of the Faithful teaser.

See also[edit]

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