Korafax Event: Mindshear Avatar  

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Where:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:85
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Event
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Seeds of Destruction
Recommended:
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:18
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Dec 1 12:28:23 2008
Modified: Mon Nov 19 22:10:10 2012
This is one of three events in the "Korafax, Home of the Riders" raid expedition.

This event takes place in the lower Mindshear room. Do not enter the room until you're ready to go, as you'll aggro mobs upon entering.

Mindshear Acolyte says 'You will become our newest experiment!'



Summary

Around the perimeter of the room are 5x "Mindshear Acolyte". Attack the Acolyte that appears on top of a tracker's track list. Attack it until the Mindshear "distorts" the world and switches them around. Again, use tracking to determine where the top Acolyte is and attack it. Repeat until it's dead. Pick out the next highest Acolyte and repeat. Do this until all five are dead.

A chest spawns up by the Mindshear, but it's a trick. The Mindshear Avatar spawns shortly after. Kill the Avatar to win the event.

Note: If you take more than 45 minutes, you may be hit with a power-up penalty or a reset.



Mindshear Acolytes

The Acolytes each hit for a max ~11,000; single-target rampage; AE rampage (slightly mitigated); flurry; and enrage.

Begin by attacking the Acolyte that appears at the top of a tracker's track list. This is important, because as you fight them, the Mindshear will mix things up by despawning and respawning them in different places (happens every 80 seconds):

The Mindshear extends its power through its acolytes. The world distorts for a moment.

Their aggro resets when this happens, and they all appear to have 100% health. Use a tracker to determine where the top Acolyte is. Upon attacking the same Acolyte and damaging it to 95%, it'll revert to its damaged self:

Mindshear Acolyte's delusion of health and safety are shattered by the intrusion of harsh reality.

If you don't damage it more than 5% before the next distortion, it'll reset to 100% health (for real):

Mindshear Acolyte shouts 'Well, that was refreshing! I am mentally and physically restored!'



AEs

One Acolyte casts cold-based spells. One casts disease-based spells. One casts fire-based. One casts magic-based. One casts poison-based.

The "wave" spells listed below are emote-based. Randomly, someone in the raid will receive this emote:

You get the feeling that someone is watching you.

After five seconds, that person will be hit with a "Wave of _____ Terror" spell (targetted AE 80').

Cold:
Craven Cold: PB AE 200', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Cold Resist by 800
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
5: Limit: Resist(Cold allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Wave of Freezing Terror: Targeted AE 80', Cold (-500)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 3000 per tick
2: Decrease Attack Speed by 50%
3: Decrease HP when cast by 8000

Disease:
Dread of Disease: PB AE 200', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Disease Resist by 800
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
5: Limit: Resist(Disease allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Wave of Leprous Terror: Targeted AE 80', Disease (-500)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 2800 per tick
2: Decrease Movement by 70%
3: Decrease HP when cast by 8000

Fire:
Fright of Flame: PB AE 200', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Fire Resist by 800
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
5: Limit: Resist(Fire allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Wave of Flaming Terror: Targeted AE 80', Fire (-500)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 15000

Magic:
Terror of Thaumaturgy: PB AE 200', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Magic Resist by 800
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
5: Limit: Resist(Magic allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Wave of Magical Terror: Targeted AE 80', Magic (-500)
1: Decrease Mana by 1500 per tick
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 3000 per tick
3: Unknown #358 (100/-3500/0)

Poison:
Poison Phobia: PB AE 200', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 100%
2: Decrease Poison Resist by 800
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
5: Limit: Resist(Poison allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Wave of Noxious Terror: Targeted AE 80', Poison (-500)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 2500 per tick
2: Decrease HP when cast by 8000



Acolyte Emotes

1st Acolyte:
Mindshear Acolyte shouts 'My mind! The pain! Fine then, you wish to be free of me, go on. The Mindshear will give you form and you shall be glorious, for you are a part of me!'

Mindshear Acolyte's personality splits.

A Negativistic Acolyte spawns at this point. There can only be one of these up at a time, and only the first Acolyte you fight (and the Avatar himself) does this.

2nd Acolyte:
Mindshear Acolyte says 'You can feel it, can't you. The fear that hides inside you, it's growing. It's moving inside you. It's taking over. Soon you will no longer be able to resist it. Soon you will be like me.'

It casts the "Rising Terror" spell on random people.

Rising Terror: Single Target, Unresistable (-1000) (Hits multiple people at a time.)
1: Decrease STR by 100
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 200 per tick
3: Decrease AC by 60
5: Casting Level(-2)
6: Increase Curse Counter by 8

3rd Acolyte:
Mindshear Acolyte says 'You have no idea what weaknesses lie in us all! Illness, weariness and death are upon us at all times. You never know when such a thing will get you and you'll end up dead.'

(All of them may emote this; it signals the cast of one of their "Wave" spells.)

4th Acolyte:
Mindshear Acolyte says 'I don't know who you are, who any of you are. But you're not who you think you are! No one is as they seem. Nobody is what they claim. It takes great awarness to see the truth, and I have that awareness. I shall open your eyes too!'

It casts a charm at this point.

Delusional Misidentification: Single Target, Unresistable (-1000)
1: Charm up to level 0

5th Acolyte:
Mindshear Acolyte yawns. "So tired, but so much still to do."

It FDs at this point (and makes four raid members do so as well):

Narcolepsy: Single Target, Unresistable (-1000)
1: Stun(9.00 sec)
2: Feign Death



Adds

Every time the Mindshear "distorts" the world, a pair of girplans called "a mindshear maniac" spawn. They hit for a max ~5,000; cast "Shackleroot" on their target; and occasional AE a stun:

Shackleroot: Single Target, Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 500
2: Root

Surge of the Mindshear: PB AE 100', Poison (-600)
1: Stun (2.00 sec)

They are mezzable, charmable, and unkillable. If you charm them and it lasts 10 seconds, they'll kill themselves:

a mindshear maniac says 'What? Self allowed other to control mind? So embarrassed! Must take own life so can not endanger Mindshear again.'

Rarely there are girplan adds that are uncharmable or that appear as another race. The cause of this is unknown.

"Negativistic Acolyte" is spawned by the first Mindshear Acolyte and the Mindshear Avatar. Only one can be up at a time. It hits for a max ~9,000. It emotes:

Negativistic Acolyte says 'I don't see why we fight so much. Can't we just talk about this?' (goes inactive; can't be attacked; regens)

Negativistic Acolyte shouts 'I've had enough of your pity! It's time to teach you respect!' (resumes attacking)

"Acolyte of Granduer" can also spawn (it is not known what causes this, or whether it's avoidable - it may be related to damaging the wrong Acolyte more than 5%). It hits for a max ~9,000 and casts a single target mez:

Awe of the Grandiose: Single Target, Magic (-550)
1: Mesmerize(0)

"Acolyte Guardian" can also spawn (it is not known what causes this). It also hits for a max ~9,000.

And while it's not literally an add, The Mindshear casts the following illusion spells on random people through the event (it does so each time it despawns and respawns the Acolytes):

Discordant Aneuk Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Illusion: Aneuk
2: Increase Mana by 800 per tick

Discordant Girplan Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Illusion: Girplan
2: Decrease ATK by 300

Discordant Ikaav Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Decrease Spell Mana Cost by 20%
2: Illusion: Ikaav

Discordant Kyv Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Illusion: Kyv
2: Casting Level(-15)

Discordant Mastruq Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Illusion: Mastruq
2: Increase AC by 210
3: Increase STR by 400

Discordant Noc Form: Single Target, Unresistable (0)
1: Illusion: Noc

There does not appear to be anything else to these spells aside from what is listed above.



Mindshear Avatar

As the last Acolyte dies, a chest spawns on the Mindshear. This is a trick, as the Mindshear Avatar spawns shortly after:

Mindshear Avatar shouts 'Yes! Now we understand! The Mindshear was teaching us how to be many and yet remain one! Now we have joined all of our personalities and all of our powers. Only through our deaths could this have been achieved. So we owe you thanks, worthless beasts. Your reward shall be the same gift you have given us. Death!'

It hits for a max ~13,000; AE rampages (slightly mitigated); flurries; and enrages (does NOT single-target rampage). It cycles through the same abilities and emotes as the Acolytes. It is also reported to be pretty resistant to spells.

Mindshear Avatar has been slain by _____!
Mindshear Avatar's corpse's chains fall silent as he falls to the ground.

Your faction standing with Discordant Armies got worse.
Your faction standing with Dragorn Forces got better.
Your faction standing with Herald of Druzzil Ro got better.

Upon the death of the Mindshear Avatar, A Golden Treasure Chest spawns with loot.



Timer

The event itself appears to be on a timer. This emote is reported 45 minutes after the time of engaging:

The Mindshear's massive body pulses. Every mind in the area senses frustration and annoyance from the beast. One cogent thought forces it's way into every mind, 'This is tiresome. Your time is done here.' And with that you sense the power of the Mindwave building at a much faster rate.



Loot (Normal: 54-player version)

Chest loot consists of 2 Tower Keys (Discord Tower key) + 2 Runes (first list) + 2 Armor Pieces (second list) + 2 other items (third list):

Glowing Entropic Rune
Whirring Archaen Rune

Distorted Primeval Incandessence (arms/legs)
Distorted Primeval Luminessence (arms/legs)
Phased Primeval Incandessence (chest)
Phased Primeval Luminessence (chest) (See this armor guide for essence use)

Acolyte's Mentation Cloak
Acolyte's Mind-Sight Eye
Attendant's Collar
Blessed Blood Ash Spear
Cloak of the Thrice-Born
Flesh Scourge
Mindtaker
Ring of Forbearance
Transcendent Boneleaf Earring
Worn Mentation Focus Idol



Loot (Hard: 36-player version)

In the hard version, the chest contains 2 Runes + 1 armor piece + 1 other item:

Glowing Entropic Rune
Whirring Archaen Rune

Distorted Coeval Incandessence
Distorted Coeval Luminessence
Fractured Coeval Incandessence
Fractured Coeval Luminessence
Phased Coeval Incandessence
Phased Coeval Luminessence
Warped Coeval Incandessence
Warped Coeval Luminessence (See this armor guide for essence use)

Ageless Lantern
Bazu Bone Collar
Corruptor's Mask
Discordling War Mask
Fireflight Charm
Googem
Guardian Skull Cap
Knen Worry Stone
Mantle of Strategy
Mask of Pixtt
Rustic Divine Shoulders
Tenndxx's Charm
Ukun Skin Shawl
Umkas Counting Necklace
Rewards:
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Time Penalty
# Nov 19 2012 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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There appears to be a penalty for taking too long. This is within a few seconds of when we started the event:

[Mon Nov 19 21:13:57 2012] Mindshear Acolyte begins to cast a spell. <Wave of Flaming Terror>

and this is when the penalty hit us:

[Mon Nov 19 21:58:26 2012] The Mindshear's massive body pulses. Every mind in the area senses frustration and annoyance from the beast. One cogent thought forces it's way into every mind, 'This is tiresome. Your time is done here.' And with that you sense the power of the Mindwave building at a much faster rate.

Looks to be 45 minutes.
charm questions...
# Aug 25 2009 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that "a mindshear maniac" CAN INDEED be charmed by bards song "Voice of the Mindshear" and they will suicide in a few seconds so it isn't required that you have an enchanter.

Hoffwin 85 Rogue - <Cats in Hats>
Drinal
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charm questions...
# Sep 01 2009 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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lol hoffwin, you know this cause i told xor it could be and you all didnt believe it till you tryed it
charm questions...
# Oct 16 2009 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
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umm I never said it couldn't be done, show me some logs...and anyways I'm pretty sure Xor never said anything to us about that. Sorry we couldn't get your cleric his 2.5 drop, makes me cringe just to know we stayed up that late and it didn't drop for ya; what a shame =(

I was glad to see our bards charming those mobs, makes the event a lot easier.
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hard way
# Jul 27 2009 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
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Perhaps if you would seperate the write ups for this event and the other "hard way" events it would make things easier when attempting to look up loot.
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Loots
# Feb 03 2009 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
Flesh Scourge and Mindtaker off this also.
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