|Level||80 - 80|
|Expansion||Rise of Kunark|
Lair of The Leviathan
The strategy for this fight is actually very simple, yet astoundingly hard to execute the first time. For this raid, you must have at least one player (preferably one with Feign Death, but this is NOT required) who possesses The Greenmist Orb (drops from Imzok's Revenge in The Protector's Realm).
A few mechanics to the boss fight that we should discuss now:
There are 3 stages to this fight.
You must kill the Yha-lei disciples to obtain Fishman Skins. These will allow the player using them to become a Yha-lei (important later). Give one to each of your less squishy top DPSers (codeword: Farmers), as how fast they kill will become important later. A few of the suits should go to players with the fastest cast-times (Codeword: Killers), regardless of squishyness. Hammer or Pet pulling is recommended for all of these mobs to insure single pulls, and be sure you are in one of the tunnels when the last one dies and The Leviathan rises from his pool.
Next is not really a stage, per se, but is an important test. Gather on the circle closest to the water directly in front of either tunnel. Charge into the "water" and simply survive for at least 8 minutes. 10 is better. If you cannot do this just go home now.
Now comes the ouch. You must farm at least 50 Volatile Fluids from the gullet devourers in Leviathans stomach. If you run out of Fishman Skins before you get at least 50 you have little to no chance to kill him. Go home and save the fluids for next week.
To do this, one player at a time must don a Fishman Skin and swim around until Leviathan eats him. Once inside the stomach there will be 2-3 gullet devourers, and your suit will vanish freeing you to fight/cast. Kill one as fast as you can and loot the Volatile Fluids, then kill another. After 15-17 seconds Leviathan will realize you are NOT a yummy fishman snack and spit you out.
When a player is swallowed the next player in line should put on their suit and get ready to make delicious noises (note: you cannot actually make delicious noises, or any noises, as you will be stifled). Continue to repeat this process until the raid wipes (probable) or the 15 minutes expire and the raid wipes. Revive and repeat until the farmers have exhausted all the charges on their skins.
Remember, the 2-3 players with skins that are going to be the focus in Stage Three (Killers) should NOT do any of the farming in Stage Two. They will need all the charges on the skins to complete the job!
If you have made it this far, take a minute to pat yourselves on the back. It is probable, at this point, that you are going to succeed. Take an AFK, bio, stretch, have a smoke and get a drink. You have ONE shot at this final stage (unless you actually got more than 100 fluids). Divide your fluids evenly among 2 "killers" with Fishman Skins, and any extras to a reserve killer. Mages and Scouts make good choices for killers. Anyone that has significant casting time reduction modifiers can do this.
If you have someone with FD who has The Greenmist Orb, have them run along the wall to the right and FD at the base of the eye-globe to wait for the proper moment. He must stay on the edge of the wall or the tentacles will get him. If he does not have FD he will have to join the main fight, then run to the globe when the time is right while avoiding the tentacles waving around the room.
Everybody back in the pool. The process is the same as the farming, but this time the 2 primary killers will don a suit (one at a time, of course), get swallowed, then detonate as many of the fluids as they can before they are spit out. Each fluid will do approx. 2% (unmodified) of damage to Leviathan. This amount can be modified by various abilities but can probably not get above 3% per potion. This means that each killer needs to have (at minimum) 25 Volatile Fluids. If you have enough, give them each 30 and the rest to your reserve, 3rd killer.
When Leviathan reaches 10%, the orb holder must run to the globe (or jump up from FD) and click on the globe. It does not matter if he is killed a second later. The application of the orb is instantaneous, beginning a short countdown until the invulnerability is removed.
Now, finish the job. Back in the skin and burn those fluids! With any luck, this last phase will not take long and Leviathan will get a case of terminal indigestion.
Congratulations! You are now keyed to enter Veeshan's Peak!
|ZAM would like to thank The Relentless of Lucan D'Lere for some of the information in this article.|
|Rise of Kunark Raid Quest Series|
|1||The Fate of Norrath||Tairiza the Widow Mistress - Pawbuster - Imzok's Revenge|
|2||The Amulet of Drolakis||Emperor Venril - Overking Selrach|
|3||Into the Bowels of the Beast||The Leviathan|
|4||The Secret of the Stone|
Sub-quest:Taking on Trakanon
|Kluzen the Protector - Elder Ekron - Nexona - Druushk - Taskmaster Nichok - Milyex Vioren - Qunard Ashenclaw - Xygoz - Hoshkar - Travenro the Skygazer - Silverwing - Phara Dar|