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The Twelfth Portent

This month’s world boss was called Risen Inferno Lord; after I heard of this pompous name, I was a bit underwhelmed by the boss’s appearance — it’s the fat floating devil guy that we already saw years ago in the Oasis of Zaara halloween quest. The boss spawns in Kheshatta in several locations: near the Caravan Raiders’ Hideout (1130, 435), in the East Ruins near the snake boss (1120, 855), in the bat camps (265, 680) and in the oasis near the Ghanatan camps (700, 175). I was surprised by how many people were confused by the terms ‘bat camps’ and ‘oasis’, and were instead using the terms from the in-game map (‘Black Ring Explorers’ and ‘Ghanatan Camps’). I guess this means they weren’t around in the days of epic Kheshatta farming :S It was even more depressing to see questions in global along the lines of ‘bat camps? where are there bats in Kheshatta?’, which suggests that some people haven’t even played through the entire playfield properly 😦

This boss is preceded by a single green mob called Flame Oracle. This oracle is labelled as a raid trashmob and gets oneshotted by an impressively big hit as soon as the boss appears (“Flame Oracle’s Risen Inferno Lord hits Flame Oracle for 5078321 fire damage.”).


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All damage done by this boss is fire damage. His primary single-target attack on the aggro holder is called Inferno Bolt. There is also a 360 degree self-centered AoE attack called Spiraling Inferno, during which the boss flies up into the air, spins around his own axis and does a knockback and a hit of fire damage on the players around him. Blazing Inferno targets a random player (the spell is cast 3 times in a row on that player); this player gets a 10-second debuff of the same name (and a burning particle on himself). This player, and other players near him, takes hits of fire damage every 3 seconds until the debuff expires; there seem to be more hits of damage if there are more people standing nearby, but I didn’t find out the exact mechanics of it. The boss also has an attack called Incendiary, which targets a random player and puts a 6-second debuff of the same name on him; when this debuff expires, that player and anyone else within a 5 meter radius takes a hit of fire damage. There’s also a single-target fire attack called Flame Strike, which seems to be ranged and is used as an anti-kiting mechanism.

In terms of loot, there’s nothing new this month either. The boss drops Stygian regional items, e.g. social armor (Pharaoh Honor Helm, the Harlot set, Khemi Guard set and Vizier’s set) and consumables (Eighth Plague of Stygia, Stygian Special Mushroom). There is of course also a new mini-pet, Inferno Lord.

I had pretty bad luck with the drops this month; I only got the first purple box after 125 blue boxes. By my calculations, if the drop rate of purple boxes is 5% (as seems likely to be the case), then the probability that you’ll have to wait that long (or longer) for your next purple box is about 0.16%, or 1 in 609 — very bad luck indeed. I had a bit more luck in the last few days and in the end I had 150 blue boxes and 4 purple ones. Unfortunately, I got nothing but relics from the purple ones. However, I haven’t opened any of the blue boxes yet, so there’s a small chance that some of them will drop a purple box and I might get the pet that way.

Recently I was transferring some of my characters to the testlive server multiple times so I could take screenshots of all the legendary cloaks, and it occurred to me that I could also use this to get more statistics about the world boss loot drops. I have about 150 unopened blue boxes on my guardian, so if I transfer her to testlive once a day, I can eventually open several thousand blue boxes and thus get a much bigger sample than I could if I just opened the boxes once on the live server. The table below shows the results after opening 697 blue boxes on the testlive server and 150 on the live server, for a total of 847 blue boxes.

While opening boxes on the testlive server, I also got the pet there so I can include some screenshots of it anyway:


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I find this pet very annoying — they gave it the sound recordings from the Oracle of Derketo in the Pyramid of the Ancients. This includes lots of maniacal laughter (which he does while pointing at you! :P) and the following lines of text:

Inferno Lord: I will wait for you in hell, wanderer.
Inferno Lord: You believe that you can stop me? You believe you have the right? Come, mortal. There are other worlds than these.
Inferno Lord: Your soul will scream for an eternity!

For comparison, here’s the Soul Devourer, the pet from the Oasis of Zaara halloween quest, which has a couple of advantages over the world boss pet: the Soul Devourer is bigger and, most importantly, quiet. On the other hand, the world boss pet has a fiery particle effect and a spinning animation, both of which the Soul Devourer seems to lack.


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Count

Item
Social animations, particles etc.
12

Bottled Spirits
33

Cool Runnings
14

Cowardice Remedy
27

Eighth Plague of Stygia
14

Electric Boogie
19

Fermented Brain Juices
16

Ritual Knife
23

Sticky Fresh Blood
25

Stygian Special Mushroom
7

Void Essence
Food, potions, buffs
15

Potent Daggamalt (8), Dire Sweetpressed Haste (7)
47

Ta Neheh Leaf Elixir
22

Kingsmight Ale
32

Elixirs (11 Guile, 5 Invigorative Rejuvenation, 5 Physical Might, 11 Precision)
20

Philtres (8 Constitution, 12 Strength)
6

Minor Elixir of Resurgence (self-rez)
Vendors of crappy social consumables
8

Traveller’s Merchant Contract
Social armor sets
13

Harlot’s set
34

Khemi Guard set
29

Shattered Colossus set
23

Slayer’s set
9

Vizier’s set of State
0

other social armor sets
Other social armor
4

Pharaoh’s Honor Helm
9

Crown of Autumn
22

Tigerskin cloaks (7 Emberskin, 3 Ivory, 5 Shadowskin, 7 Snowskin)
Raid gear
90

T1 armor
70

T1 weapons (32 swords, 16 shields, 22 polearms)
37

T2 armor
15

T2 weapons (5 swords, 4 shields, 6 polearms)
AA urns
43

Flask of Completion (20000 Mastery XP)
34

Flask of Direction (50000 Mastery XP)
17

Coffer of Radiance (62500 Mastery XP)
Pets
29

animal pets (1 Barachan Gull, 6 Black Cobras, 3 Charcoal Firebird Chicks, 5 Fat Harries, 2 Field Mice, 1 Fire Salamander, 1 Frost Salamander, 4 Hippo Calves, 1 Topaz Komodo, 3 War Piglets, 2 Wolverine Kits)
18

dancing pets (1 Aquilonian male, 1 Aquilonian female, 1 Cimmerian male, 2 Cimmerian females, 4 Khitan males, 3 Khitan females, 2 Stygian male, 4 Stygian females)
Purple caches
11

Slayer’s Cache of the Inferno Lord (purple cache)

And an overview of purple caches from all bosses so far, on all of my 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
Ice Worm

191

1

9

10

8 (33)

0

0

1

1
Nergal

91

0

4

4

2 (7)

1

0

1

0
Leviathus

161

1

5

6

5 (20)

1

0

0

0
Execut.

122

0

6

6

4 (15)

0

0

2

0
Lurker

151

4

5

9

6 (29)

1

0

1

1
B. Queen

220

3

5

8

4 (15)

3

1

0

0
Inf. Lord

154

2

4

6

5 (19)

0

0

0

1

This month’s I got a Runic Band of Inherent Hatred (ring with 78 con, 30 crit rtg, 30 hate inc rtg, 133 protection) from one of the purple caches; this is the fourth piece of purple gear I got so far (from all the world bosses together).


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