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The Fifth Portent

The fifth world boss was called The Thrice Drowned and spawned in three locations in Thunder River:

  • south of the graveyard, north of the Palisades rez pad (1310, 1650);
  • in the Wilds (green circle on the map, in the south of the playfield) (1000, 570);
  • on one of the islands in the west of the playfield, a bit east of the outlaw camp (500, 1300).

Like in the previous months, a green (unattackable) mob appears for a few minutes before the boss itself spawns. This time the green mob is called Follower of the Deep and says various pleasantly bizarre fishy cultist phrases in /say:

Follower of the Deep: Gods of the sea; hear my prayer!
Follower of the Deep: Rise! Rise! Rise!
Follower of the Deep: Glory to the drowned ones!
Follower of the Deep: All hail the lords of the deep!
Follower of the Deep: The water will cleanse you and gift you with new life.
Follower of the Deep: What is dead may never die!
Follower of the Deep shouts: That woman drowned. Her lungs filled with water, and the fish ate the scales of her eyes. Now rise again and see clearly.

The last of these lines is when the boss actually spawns.


(Click to enlarge.)

The boss looks like a giant crab, similar to the ones in the Sodabeh fight in Ardashir Fort, although the mechanics of the fight are different. Its white hits are crushing damage. There is an attack called Curse of the Drowned God, which puts a wrack on players standing in front of the boss (Drowned God’s Wrack: -30% physical invulnerability for 30 sec; also two ticks of poison damage at the start). There’s also a channeled frontal cone attack called Reaper Beam, which stuns people affected by it (3-second stun, as well as two ticks of holy damage). The boss slowly turns while channeling it, so that the frontal cone hits more people. There’s a nice blue beam particle effect associated with this attack (see the screenshot below).

Interestingly, this boss has slightly less HP than the previous portent bosses — 19.55 million instead of 20.13 million.


The boss using its Reaper Beam ability. (Click to enlarge.)

In terms of loot, there are again blue (Hunter’s Trove of the Drowned God) and purple (Slayer’s Cache of the Drowned God) caches, with the same mechanics as on the previous months’ portent bosses. There is likewise a new purple mini-pet, [Mini-Pet: Drowned One]. Unfortunately I had no luck in getting this pet, despite much farming (which is also one of the reasons why I didn’t make a post about this boss earlier in the week — I was busy farming). From what I’ve heard, it has a curious ability, namely it knockbacks the player that spawned it.

Apart from the new mini-pet, I haven’t seen any new loot from this boss that hasn’t been dropping from earlier bosses. As we saw in the previous months, some of the portent loot is considered “global” and some is considered “regional”; since this boss spawned in Aquilonia, the corresponding regional loot is unsurprisingly the same as e.g. from the Black Dragon last December. So we had lots of Mitra’s Blessed Ointment (which I still think should really be the name of a herbal hemorrhoid remedy), the Sanctum Atlantis social armor set, Tarantian-style masks, Atlantean Spellbinder’s Tunic (social chest piece which looks the same as Alvazar’s Vest from Atzel’s Fortress), etc.

Although I had no luck in getting the new mini-pet, I got a prodigious amount of other pets, including four Black Cobras, three Field Mice (I feel cheated; there should have been a fourth mouse to provide balance with the cobras), 11 dancers (I finally completed my collection of 8 dancing pets — 4 races × 2 genders), and a Charcoal Firebird Chick:


(Click to enlarge.)

I was impressed by its ability to bury its head into the ground regardless of what the ground is made of 😛

One positive side of my bad luck in not getting the new minipet was that I kept on farming the boss intensively throughout the week, resulting in plenty of data for my drop tables. The following is a table of what dropped from blue caches on my guardian:

Count

Item
Social animations, particles etc.
6

Sticky Fresh Blood
12

Prayer Book
12

Mitra’s Blessed Ointment
16

Electric Boogie, Bottled Spirits, Void Essence, Ritual Knife, Cowardice Remedy, Fermented Brain Juices
Food, potions, buffs
7

Potent Daggamalt, Dire Sweetpressed Haste
10

Ta Neheh Leaf Elixir
5

Kingsmight Ale
9

Elixirs (4 Guile, 1 Invigorative Rejuvenation, 2 Physical Might, 2 Precision)
2

Philtres (2 Constitution)
1

Minor Elixir of Resurgence (self-rez)
Vendors of crappy social consumables
6

Traveller’s Merchant Contract
Social armor sets
13

Sanctum Atlantis set
5

Shattered Colossus set
5

Slayer’s set
0

other social armor sets
Other social armor
6

Crown of Summer
3

Tarantian-style masks (2 Amber, 1 Azure)
1

Atlantean Spellbinder’s Tunic

3

Tigerskin cloaks
Raid gear
26

T1 armor
17

T1 weapons (5 swords, 3 shields, 9 polearms)
8

T2 armor
2

T2 weapons (2 polearms)
AA urns
10

Flask of Completion (20000 Mastery XP)
5

Flask of Direction (50000 Mastery XP)
7

Coffer of Radiance (62500 Mastery XP)
Pets
8

animal pets (4 Black Cobras, 3 Field Mice, 1 Charcoal Firebird Chick)
10

dancing pets (2 Aquilonian male, 1 Aquilonian female, 1 Cimmerian male, 2 Cimmerian female, 1 Khitan male, 2 Khitan female, 1 Stygian male)
Purple caches
1

Slayer’s Cache of the Drowned God (purple cache)

And here’s a refreshed version of the table for purple caches, on all characters:

Boss Total
no. of
kills
# purple caches Drops from purple caches
from
blue
direct total Simple
Relics
Urns Rare
Relics
Pets

Gear
Dragon

185

6

2

8

7 (29)

0

0

1

0
Yeti

61

3

2

5

4 (15)

0

0

1

0
Basilisk

141

4

2

6

2 (7)

2

0

2

0
Serp. Man

78

3

6

9

7 (25)

0

0

1

0
Thrice Dr.

236

1

12

13

8 (31)

4

0

0

1

This month’s boss was the first one where I got a piece of gear from a purple cache; this turned out to be a pretty unimpressive BoP purple ring called Iron Band of Constitution (164 armor, 73 con, 52 crit rtg).

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  1. Ali
    April 12, 2014 at 04:41

    There is a Protection Polearm from the Palladin serie missing on the list of rare epic drops of weapon list from the world bosses. It has 145 DPS, close to 200 prot and some other stats.

  2. Oduda
    April 12, 2014 at 21:28

    My sin got the mini pet on her first kill. I was soooo excited as I did not have any of the mini pets on any of my toons.

    • April 13, 2014 at 10:41

      Gratz :}

      • Oduda
        April 23, 2014 at 01:37

        If you have the pet summoned up and stand around to long the pet constantly hits you with a knockback. Will knock you off of your horse even.

  3. Dearg
    April 13, 2014 at 22:21

    Actually, boss has a ranged attack called geyser (?). I`ve seen it once, I pulled aggro on my necro and I thought it would be a good idea to swim away where he/she cant hit me, but it killed me anyway most likely because all the tanks were waiting on rezz pad for instance switch :p

    • April 13, 2014 at 23:58

      Nice :} I don’t think I’ve seen that ranged attack myself.

  1. April 6, 2015 at 18:23

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