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This is a group mission that begins with "Eyska Va`Ker, the Broodmother" (map) in the Breeding Grounds, found at location 415, 500, 27 (end of the tunnel that extends from the zone's western-most cavern).
- Level 85
- Completed "A Chilling Rescue"
- Completed "Treading Lightly"
- Completed "Eggs As Bait"
- Completed "The Rise of the Ancients" (mission)
You say, 'Hail, Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother'
Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother says 'With Zalikor's undead army defeated, the [entrance] to his lair is now defenseless, though it rests too close to the crystal for me to enter. The fear that emanates from the cluster warps the minds and bodies of all dragons who linger near it, and I will not become a terror to my own kind as Zalikor has.'
You say, 'What about the entrance?'
Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother says 'Only the fire dragons have any resistance to the corruption of Fear, for fear has never had a place in their hearts. They took up a stout defense of the crystal to keep it from those that have been corrupted, at great expense. For they do suffer from that corruption, despite their fiery hearts, and they are forced to kill those of their own that grow too tainted. But with all of the damage your people have done to my lava kin, Zalikor has forced them out and made his lair in the heart of these caverns, close to the fear crystal. He's surrounded himself with dragon eggs to ensure that the when they hatch, the whelps will be born into terror. If your [group] or [raid] wish to aid the Va`Ker, I will show you the way.'
You say, 'I have a group'
Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother says 'Zalikor is aware of our presence, and is likely hiding deep within his lair, though I doubt he'll stay hidden long if we [slaughter] his unborn. His lair is littered with crystal eggs, each with a whelp growing inside that will soon be part of Zalikor's army and must be killed.'
You say, 'Slaughter?'
Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother says 'Although I cannot venture into the heart of the caverns, I will summon the Guardians of Va`Ker. Each holds an artifact that will summon the power of our kind, providing an enhancement to much of your magic, though you must defeat the guardians if you wish to wield their power. When you are ready to [go], I will show you the way to Zalikor's lair.'
You have been assigned the task 'Zalikor's Lair'.
You say, 'Let's go!'
Eyska Va`Ker, The Broodmother says 'May the strength of the Va`Ker flow through your veins.'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Breeding Grounds.
Obtain a Va`Ker artifact 0/1 (The Breeding Grounds)
Around the zone are six dragons. Each of these dragons hits for a max ~13,000 and has nothing special about their fights. They each drop an artifact. You need at least one of these to update the task, but you can loot all of them if you want for later use (not necessary, but you may find it helpful).
Each artifact, in the end fight, can be used to spawn an aura that increases your spell, DOT, and ranged DPS.
NOTE: Looting an artifact locks the task.
- Fesik (map -- in the dead-end tunnel west of the zone-in) drops "Fesik's Totem of Might" (aura: ranged attacks).
- Darlak (map -- in the lava cavern due north of the zone-in) drops "Darlak's Flame" (aura: fire).
- Nesifi (map -- in the fear area's treasure room, far north from the zone-in) drops "Nesifi's Bane" (aura: disease/poison).
- Veros (map -- on the ledge overlooking the treasure room) drops "Veros' Talisman" (aura: magic).
- Elsa`Ker (map -- in the basement ice area, south room) drops "Frozen Scale of Elsa`Ker" (aura: cold).
- Isia`Ker (map -- in the basement ice area, north room) drops "Charm of the Va`Ker" (aura: chromatic/prismatic).
Kill cursed whelps to lure Zalikor from hiding 0/1 (The Breeding Grounds)
Head to the magma cavern in the northeast part of the zone and kill the eggs there to spawn whelps. Upon killing a number of whelps (this may be random?), Zalikor (map) spawns.
Note that Zalikor spawns at the fear crystal. Since the whelps can be pulled out of the lair, you can set yourself up so that you kill them outside his aggro range. You will see this emote once he appears:
Provoked by the slaughter of his whelps, Zalikor appears to defend his lair!
Remaining crystal eggs do not despawn, and will hatch if you step over them.
Defeat Zalikor 0/1 (The Breeding Grounds)
Zalikor, Devourer of Dragons lowers his head while baring a mouthful of razor sharp teeth. His eyes lock onto yours as he extends his wings, ready for battle!
Zalikor hits for a max ~18,000 (possibly more) and casts "Terror Blast" (note: this AE has a knockback component and can knock you into eggs that spawn adds):
Terror Blast: PB AE 80', Magic (-960)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 38000
At certain intervals throughout this part of the fight, Zalikor will spawn a crystal egg on a random single target. This egg must be killed in order to free the player. If this isn't done in time, the inflicted player will be death touched:
Devour: Single Target, Unresistable (-1000)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 500000
At 70%, Zalikor flies above the area and the ground becomes covered in a damage aura. You will want to quickly make your way up to the platforms above the cavern.
Zalikor, who still casts his knockback (so be careful if you get knocked towards the ground), flies around the room and needs to be range DPS'd.
The artifact(s) you looted in the first part of the task can be helpful here. When clicked, they spawn an aura on the platform that boosts your spell damage, DOT damage, and ranged attacks.
For a map of aura locations, see this image.
Aura locations for your "breedinggrounds.txt" map file:
P 714.6077, -911.3725, -58.4100, 0, 0, 240, 1, cold
P 742.7405, -799.9087, -39.9400, 0, 0, 240, 1, chromatic/prismatic
P 576.6707, -625.3662, -29.5146, 0, 0, 240, 1, magic
P 302.2020, -939.6352, -62.1588, 0, 0, 240, 1, disease/poison
P 384.1714, -609.7662, -63.0402, 0, 0, 240, 1, ranged
P 565.9908, -1110.8364, -62.3940, 0, 0, 240, 1, fire
- Fesik's aura (ranged attacks) spawns on the southwestern platform (600, -385, -63).
- Darlak's aura (fire) spawns on the northeastern platform (1100, -565, -63).
- Nesifi's aura (disease/poison) spawns on the northwestern platform (940, -300, -63).
- Veros' aura (magic) spaws on the southeastern platform (625, -575, -29).
- Elsa`Ker's aura (cold) spawns on an east-central platform (910, -715, -58).
- Isia`Ker's aura (chromatic/prismatic) spawns on an east-central platform (800, -745, 39).
At 30%, the flying phase ends and Zalikor goes back to the ground. This is the same fight as from 100%-70% (including the crystal eggs).
Kill him to update this step.
Take your reward from the Dragonbone Chest 0/1 (The Breeding Grounds)
Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task)
Cursed Bow of Seros
Dragon Master's Lash
Red Eye of Gosik
Zalifur Scale Belt
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