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Tera update – tough mobs

In WoW and other MMO’s, when we came across elite mobs there was usually a pause and decision on whether we should make that attack. Depending on your class, if you were the same level as the elite mob you knew that it was going to be a tough fight, but winnable with pots and every CD. Should you be two levels higher than the elite it’s going to be a tough fight but you should be able to do it with pots or CD. Usually if you were four levels higher than the elite you were nearly comparable as if they were non-elite and you were both the same level.

That being said, this morning when I was fighting a basilisk in the NE corner of Oblivion Woods I felt like none of what I mentioned above applies. As an archer I deal out big damage and can take down mobs as they are on their first charge. Not only did the fight with one basilisk take forever, I was doing the attack with a warrior (we were not partied up), and the two of us were bringing down the health of the basilisk ever so slowly. In a way it reminded me of the mini-boss fights in WoW dungeons. I’m guessing that in Tera when you do get with a group and go into a dungeon that monsters will be on par with the basilisk in terms of strength, armor and hit points. It should be very interesting.

In closing, I also want to reiterate how involved you are in these fights. With the basilisk I was constantly on the move to avoid its charges, acid spit (or whatever that was) and when it launches itself into the air while I’m also avoiding other wandering mobs that are all around you. So it there is a lot of tactics involved, even at level 20 out in the open.

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  1. 05/09/2012 at 3:51 pm

    I accidentally soloed a Kumas on my Priest the other day. I think it took me a full 20 minutes to kill it. I agree that it’s cool that we can take on elite mobs by ourselves, if we dodge and use the right abilities, but man does it take forever.

  2. 05/10/2012 at 12:08 pm

    The other day, the husband and I (Priest/Lancer pair) were questing through the mid-30s zone, Pora Elinu, and stumbled across a World Boss (Trunus). These are always our favorites and we jumped at the opportunity. Well, he did. I asked him to pause so I could toss up my buffs first, at least. Anyway, we’d only whittled down something like 15% of this thing’s health when I laughed and said, “Ha! Think we’ll get this fight done in 40 minutes?” Oh, of course! How could we not? Well, the whole fight took us over an HOUR. We were astonished.

    • 05/10/2012 at 12:13 pm

      Wow, that’s insane. I do love that a fight can expectantly become a marathon battle. Sounded like a lot of fun and I would’ve loved to have experienced that.

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