Guide: The Kaaz’Ra

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The Kaaz’Ra (“Kaaz’Ra”) is the last of the Weekly Open Raid Dendrome Bosses that most raid groups will attempt each reset week (the first: Senbora; second: Ahkane). The following is a guide on the Kaaz’Ra fight, part of the Guide: Dendrome Raid Weeklies.

Table of Contents:

  • Location
  • How to Summon
  • Mechanics
  • Strategy

Location

Dendrome Weekly Boss Map 1Kaaz’Ra is located all the way at the back of Hive Kaaz’Gfuu that is located at the very top of the Dendrome. Port to the Azcu’azg Oasis porticulum (or from Ahkane) in the top-left corner of the Dendrome and follow the path up.

Kaaz’Ra spawns at the very end of the Hive in the center Pillar location.

Note: Hive Kaaz’Gfuu is filled with a ton of Elite mobs and 3 Mini-bosses prior to summoning Kaaz’Ra. It is best to stick with the raid.

How to Summon

KaazRa Crystal

In order to summon Kaaz’Ra you will need to deactivate all 4 crystals in Hive Kaaz’Gfuu. Simply click on the crystal to deactivate it. A deactivated crystal will lose the spiraling green visual effects.

Three of the crystals are guarded by mini-bosses whilst the fourth is simply guarded by a few adds.

Note: After a while the crystals will begin to ‘respawn’ and become active again. All 4 crystals must be inactive in order for Kaaz’Ra to spawn. If you’ve clicked on all 4 crystals and he hasn’t spawned, it means that one of them has become active again.

KaazRa Internal Map

There’s two ways of getting to Kaaz’Ra.

  • If you are going to summon Kaaz’Ra, you follow the white path.
  • If you just want to get to where Kaaz’Ra spawns, you follow the pink path. Whilst mounted you jump off as far forward as possible on the ledge as indicated and it will teleport you to the central pillar where Kaaz’Ra spawns.
    Yes you will die, but you can always either soul-walk or wait for another player to resurrect you.

The Mini-Bosses

Each mini-boss has one or two of Kaaz’Ra’s abilities.

Overseer Kaaz’Icht

  • Radiate Power – Look-away mechanic. Interruptible.
  • Devour Energy – Multiple orbs that go back and forth from random players. Does a lot of damage.

Overseer Kaaz’Krrch

  • Summon Priest – Summons two priests that provide Kaaz’Krrch with both a shield and healing. Killing the Priests will make him attackable again.
  • Tower of Kaaz’Krrch – He summons a tower that spawns two adds every few seconds. Destroy the tower to stop the adds from spawning.

Overseer Kaaz’Ekt

  • Sandstorm – Summons a melee-based sandstorm. Anyone inside will be pulled into Kaaz’Ekt and they will be silenced. Deals a ton of damage.
  • Orbs – Orbs will spawn near Kaaz’Ekt. These provide you with immunity against damage from Sandstorm for a few seconds as well as stacking buff that increases incoming damage by 5% but also increases your outgoing damage by 15% per stack.

Don’t forget to deactivate the pillar behind each mini-boss!

Mechanics

Below are the mechanics of the Kaaz’Ra fight. Kaaz’Ra has 100m+ hp. The exact amount seems to depend on player population on the shard that he spawns in (may also be zone population-based).

Kaaz’Ra – Normal Phase

KaazRa Normal Phase

Auto-attack (Physical)

When he isn’t using any other ability and isn’t in his Winds of Destruction or The Swarm Phases, Kaaz’Ra will use auto-attack. This auto-attack hits like a brick. Averages 20-30 hits per fight.

Does approx 30-80k damage on the tanks. Make sure each tank has a 30% link + plenty of shielding/healing on them. Shielding and mitigation links are vital.

Radiate Power (Physical)

KaazRa Look At Me

Radiate Power is a ‘look-away’ mechanic. He emotes “Look upon me and despair!” and will then face a random player and cast a large cone of light. If you are within that cone and you are facing him, you will take anywhere from 8-15k damage per tick. 2 ticks every second.

Devour Energy (Life)

KaazRa Devour Energy

Kaaz’Ra emotes “We shall consume you!” and begins casting these large wisps that go out from him and to a random location where a player previously stood. That location will be marked with a pulsing red AoE. When the wisps reach the red AoE they will go back to where Kaaz’Ra is.

Anyone who touches the wisps will get hit for 5-12k damage per tick. Ticks go out at 2+ per second. You will die very quickly if you stay in the wisp. He casts a total of 6 of these.

For Melee, either get out during this ability or fight him in a location where the returning wisps won’t touch you.

  • Devour Energy (Buff) – Right after he spawns a wisp, he will receive a buff of the same name, Devour Energy. This increases the damage he takes by 10% per stack, but also increases his out-going damage by 7% per stack.

Devouring Energy (Earth)

The first damage tick of Devour Energy wisps when they spawn is called Devouring Energy and deals a single tick of 12-18k damage. Usually hits the tank.

Sandstorm (Earth)

KaazRa Sandstorm

He casts a sandstorm and emotes “The raging sands will rend the flesh from your bones!”. Lasts approx 20 seconds.

Anyone inside the Sandstorm will be pulled into him and take 5-10k damage per tick. Ticks are 2 seconds apart. You will also be silenced.

Surging Energy (Earth)

Kaaz’Ra will cast “Energy Well” and a bunch of Surging Energy orbs will appear. Surging Energy are the green-glowing orbs that spawn around Kaaz’Ra when he has Sandstorm up. Running over an orb will give you and those in close vicinity two buffs: Surging Energy and Ionized Field. Each Surging Energy orb also damages the person who picks it up for approx 5k damage.

  • Surging Energy – Increases all damage taken by 5% but increases your out-going damage by 15% per stack. Immune to Sandstorm’s silence effect. Lasts approx. 30secs.
  • Ionized Field – You are immune to damage caused by Sandstorm. Lasts approx. 10secs.

Heirophant of Kaaz’Ra

KaazRa Tower and Priest

Kaaz’Ra will emote “Arise my priests!” and both the Heirophant of Kaaz’Ra and Priest of Kaaz’Ra will spawn in a random location in the general area. This add heals Kaaz’Ra. The Heirophant of Kaaz’Ra has a ‘ghost’ skin so has a purple-ish, transparent skin.

  • Heirophant’s Sacrifice – Heals Kaaz’Ra for 324,550hp every 5 seconds.

Priest of Kaaz’Ra

Spawns at the same time as Heirophant of Kaaz’Ra when Kaaz’Ra emotes “Arise my priests!”. Whilst the Priest is up, Kaaz’Ra will not take any damage. The Priest of Kaaz’Ra has a ‘ghost’ skin so has a purple-ish, transparent skin.

Tower of Kaaz’Ra

Kaaz’Ra will emote “Our armies are without end!” and spawn an Earth Foothold called ‘Tower of Kaaz’Ra’. This foothold will continuously spawn 2 Soldiers of Kaaz’Ra adds every few seconds until it is destroyed.

Soldier of Kaaz’Ra

The Soldier of Kaaz’Ra adds spawn from the Tower of Kaaz’Ra. Their abilities are nothing special – Warrior Warlord abilities.

  • Killing Field (Physical)
  • Empowering Strike (Physical)
  • Decisive Strike (Physical)
  • Breaking Blow (Physical)

Kaaz’Ra – Winds of Destruction Phase

KaazRa Winds of Destruction

Kaaz’Ra will emote “Your destruction is inevitable!” and cast Winds of Destruction at some point, turning himself into a whirlwind with a moving version of Sandstorm called Raging Sandstorm. He is still attackable in this phase.

This phase lasts approximately 1min 30secs and ends when his Winds of Destruction channel ends.

Winds of Destruction (Earth)

Kaaz’Ra’s Winds of Destruction generates a Raging Sandstorm. Unlike the normal Sandstorm in his Normal Phase, this one moves around with Kaaz’Ra.

  • Raging Sandstorm (Earth) – Does approximately 15-20k damage per tick. Ticks are 2 seconds apart. Silences you. Awful for tanks, but you still want the tanks to maintain threat on him so he doesn’t go all over the place.

Sphere of Destruction

Kaaz’Ra will spawn several Spheres of Destruction throughout his Winds of Destruction Phase. These are red orbs that slowly moves around in the encounter area that also use the Raging Sandstorm ability.

  • Raging Sandstorm (Earth) – Does approximately 5-8k damage per tick. Ticks are 2 seconds apart.

Kaaz’Ra – The Swarm Phase

KaazRa The Swarm

Kaaz’Ra will emote “Resistance is futile” and encase himself in a protective egg-shaped ball of energy. Countless adds will spawn and respawn. Kaaz’Ra becomes immune to damage during this phase.

Kaaz’Ra will follow whoever has the highest threat on him. However – because he cannot be damaged, if the tanks die, he’ll likely move all over the place annihilating swathes of players.

This phase lasts 2mins. It ends when his “The Swarm” channel ends.

The Swarm (Earth)

The Swarm refers to his egg-shaped ball of energy. You do not want to be anywhere near this ball. If it touches you, you take between 25-40k damage per tick. Ticks are 2 seconds apart.

Warlord of the Kaaz’Ra

KaazRa Warlord Scarab

During The Swarm Phase, a Warlord of the Kaaz’Ra will spawn. He has 3.7m hp and only does a physical auto-attack that deals approx 20k damage each. During the course of the phase, he may respawn/new one summoned.

Crystal Scarab

Approx 12 Crystal Scarabs will spawn when The Swarm Phase begins. These have 1.1m hp each.

  • Deadly Blow (Physical) – The Crystal Scarabs’ only ability, it does approx 2k damage to tanks.

You probably don’t want to tank the adds and Kaaz’Ra at the same time. Kaaz’Ra during this phase hurts like crazy and you simply won’t survive even with a ton of heals on you if you take both Kaaz’Ra and the adds on.

If the tank that Kaaz’Ra is on dies, he’ll likely start moving all over the raid targeting random players. Anyone non-tank who touches him during this phase is almost guaranteed to die.

Strategy

Tanks

  • Use the [Mysterious Talisman] quest item you received from Lady Nessie whilst you are in the encounter to get a +200 HIT and +200 TOUGHNESS buff for 15min.
  • Have at least 2 tanks tanking Kaaz’Ra at the same time to share damage from one of his mechanics and a 3rd on stand-by.
  • Have at least 1 tank to pick up adds during non-The Swarm Phase. All the tanks should pick-up adds during The Swarm phase. 1 for Warlord of the Kaaz’Ra, 1-2 for Crystal Scarabs and at least one for Kaaz’Ra himself.
  • During Sandstorm, run over a Surging Energy orb to become immune to Sandstorm. Don’t take more than one though because you receive 5% more incoming damage.
  • The best time to use Cooldowns is usually just before an ability ends. Example:
    • Right after he casts his 6th Devour Energy wisp (you’ll see his Devour Energy buff stacks increase to 6), he’ll auto-attack. Oftentimes the tank will die.
    • When he is channeling abilities like Sandstorm or Radiate Power he won’t auto-attack or do anything else; but right after he’ll likely auto-attack until he decides to cast his next ability.

DPS

  • Use the [Mysterious Talisman] quest item you received from Lady Nessie whilst you are in the encounter to get a +200 HIT and +200 TOUGHNESS buff for 15min.
  • Look away when Kaaz’Ra emotes “Look upon me and despair!”
  • Get well away from wisps.
  • DPS Tower of Kaaz’Ra, Heirophant of Kaaz’Ra and Priest of Kaaz’Ra when they spawn with the emotes “Arise my priests!” and “Our armies are without end!”.
  • DPS Spheres of Destruction during Winds of Destruction Phase.
  • Stay away from Sandstorms unless you have Surging Energy buff on from picking up a Surging Energy orb (green glowing orb that spawns around Kaaz’Ra).
  • During The Swarm Phase – stay well away from the egg, DPS the adds.

Warning: You may need to hold or slow down DPS significantly if your multi-raid is doing too much DPS because Kaaz’Ra is prone to bugging out (disappearing) if he loses HP too fast.

Heals/Necro

  • Use the [Mysterious Talisman] quest item you received from Lady Nessie whilst you are in the encounter to get a +200 HIT and +200 TOUGHNESS buff for 15min.
  • Ensure each tank has a 30% mitigation link on them. Coordinate with other Necros/Defilers if you need to.
  • Ensure that the main tanks are in raid filled with healers.
  • Ensure there’s an ample amount of healers.
  • You want to drop cool-downs like large shields and damage reduction buffs just before one of his abilities ends because that’s usually when he does an auto-attack (which happens to be one of his hardest-hitting attacks for a tank to deal with). For example:
    • Right after he casts his 6th Devour Energy wisp (you’ll see his Devour Energy buff stacks increase to 6), he’ll auto-attack. Oftentimes the tank will die.
    • When he is channeling abilities like Sandstorm or Radiate Power he won’t auto-attack or do anything else; but right after he’ll likely auto-attack until he decides to cast his next ability.
  • Look away when Kaaz’Ra emotes “Look upon me and despair!”
  • Get well away from wisps.
  • Stay away from Sandstorm.
  • Stay away from the egg during The Swarm Phase.

 

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One Comment on “Guide: The Kaaz’Ra”

  1. reece
    June 12, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    You want at least 2 tanks on Kaaz’Ra. He has a cleave that does massive damage, but it can be shared (Similar to Gelidra).

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