Fate of Arun: Macellarius Catacombs
The Macellarius Catacombs (level 64) play host to the second instance in Northern Arun. After yesterday's peek at the underground Sabex Armory, today we'll be giving you a preview of an even more repulsive place.
Macellarius Catacombs is a five-player instance for players of level 64 and above. The entrance can be found in Arx Umbra, the northeastern region of Northern Arun. Monsters are gathered here under the aegis of three bosses who are conducting abominable experiments in a sinister laboratory.
1. Saccaria the Eviscerator
Soon after dealing with the first mobs you'll come up against Saccaria the Eviscerator. She will block your path, together with her accomplices Ossia the Bonecleaver and Erisia the Cruel.
Saccaria largely uses melee attacks, whilst Ossia and Erisia aid her using slowing and weakening spells, as well as ranged attacks. Nevertheless, a few well-targeted blows, arrows or damage spells should be enough to overcome these violent maidens.
2. Chimaerus the Mutilated
At first glance Chimaerus looks like an old friend from the Abscess, but the sinister being in the Macellarius Catacombs has a few extra tricks up his sleeve. For example, he can crouch down on all fours and bowl you over, beat you with his axe, or summon additional enemies. Using powerful blood magic Chimaerus can even rise into the air and cause massive damage to those around him. When you see him start to float, you'd best get as much air as you can between yourself and that great bag of meat.
Barundar is an ice giant capable of dishing out some serious damage. The majority of his attacks are dealt directly in front of him, which means tactically literate warriors should try to take up positions behind him. However, in keeping with his giant nature, he will occasionally become enraged and carry out violent sweeping attacks all around him, which can be lethal to careless attackers.
Barundar also has a special attack at his disposal. He heads to the center of the room and fires bullets in every direction. Do your best to dodge the barrage: taking multiple bullet wounds is not to be recommended.
In terms of looks and fighting stance, Demokraxus offers more than a passing resemblance to the fearsome Krakatox from the Abscess, but this guy has even more skills in his arsenal. Not only can he shoot lasers, draw bones from his chest and throw bombs, he can also summon monsters to support him. Some of them spin around the room with their weapons, whilst others gradually move towards Demokraxus, healing him. Kill them as quickly as possible, since Demokraxus' endurance is increased during this phase.
Truly amazing loot beckons once you've dealt with all of these enemies. Demokraxus is carrying a chest of Supreme Glyphs for the new skills (Vanguard's Glyph Crate). The defeat of all the other bosses is rewarded with Superior Glyphs for the present skills (Khirian Glyph Box).
Until next time!
The TERA Team
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