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    Default OFFICIAL: Bastion of Steel - Commander Isiel

    The first Tier 2 raid, Bastion of Steel is now open for testing on PTS. Please put any feedback you have for the second boss, Commander Isiel, in this thread.

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    Mech comes out at the beginning and gives 5 stacks of increased dmg. We were able to survive so no tank swap needed.

    Commander came out, one tank gets to 3 stacks of hp reduction and can survive the next big cast with a CD.

    When Commander is low, Mech comes back out and I'm guessing each tank takes one and you DPS down commander. Unless something needs to be done with the Mech after 65% I don't see a point in dpsing the mech at all once the commander is out. The second tank can just hold it and afk.


    Marko said alot of HP and things have been tweaked already and we are waiting on a new hotfix.
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    New changes/fixes for Commander Isiel in today's PTS update of 10/6/2017:

    1) The add waves before the Vindicator MK1 spawns have been moved. The Vindicator MK1 now spawns at the beginning, and has a wave of adds that spawn at 90%/80%/70% health.
    2) NPCs in the add waves have had their hp drastically reduced. Somve waves the number of npcs have been lowered as well.
    3) Driller Round now stacks up to 10 times and will also reduce a tank's Armor and Guard.

    Incidentally, there were issues with the PTS orbs that allow you to spawn a specific boss. Hopefully those issues have been fixed.

    Entrance trash mobs have had their hp drastically reduced as well.

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    Tank swap till 60% of Vindicator now needed and works properly.

    Adds, now much easier to kill and balanced better to get adds down before next one comes.

    We weren't able to kill the boss, because we still looked after the mechanik. Looked too easy just to tank the Vindicator with one tank and outheal it.

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    New changes for Commander Isiel in the 10/10/2017 PTS update:

    - The hitbox for the Vindicator MK1 is now larger. Disregard the target VFX, that's not going to scale well. But you should be able to melee attack roughly 10m from its center point.

    - The hp of all add waves has been reduced (Standard mobs have 42 million, lieutenants 84 million, which is half of what they previously were).

    - The debuff of "Timed Charge" has been increased to 5 seconds (previously 3 seconds).

    - Add waves now randomly spawn from one of four spots.

    - VFX for Salvo should hopefully now be fixed. Please report this ASAP if it is not. The art team is working as quickly as they can to fix the various VFX woes all bosses are currently experiencing.
    Last edited by Icarus; 10-10-2017 at 02:49 PM. Reason: Standard mob value was incorrect.

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    New changes for Commander Isiel in the 10/11/2017 PTS update:

    Lowered the radius of Demolishing Blast from 10m to 5m

    As a heads up, some upcoming changes to this encounter:

    - A new VFX for Salvo which should be more easily visible
    - Damage for almost all boss abilities will be increased
    - Damage from Seeker Mines has been reduced to no longer one shot

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    It'd be a much smoother fight if the adds had a max range of ~8m.

    Commander Isiel's HP Reduction Debuff was disappearing at 3 stacks a few days ago, tonight it was remaining forever without a timer.
    Last edited by Yarrellii; 10-23-2017 at 12:16 AM.

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    Currently fight is just meh.

    Could be killable by the 1% however 2 tanks 2 heals 1 heal support and 1 dps support. Just isnt a viable set up for a 10 man. And most people wont kill this, even with that setup enrage is most likely.

    Fight would be ok if the tank damage was lowered.
    The health pool was increased to removed spike damage to tanks. Currently that isnt the case and tank takes so much spike damage it is crazy.

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