Raid Expedition: Nagafen the Ancient  

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Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Expedition
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Rain of Fear
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Aug 23 09:28:14 2013
Modified: Sun Jul 1 00:35:53 2018
This raid expedition begins with "a stoic imp" in the Level 100 revamp of Nagafen's Lair (located in the back of Lord Nagafen's lair, behind the fire giants area). This expedition is only available while the revamped version of the zone is active as part of Hardcore Heritage events.

There are no pre-requisites for requesting the raid (other than requiring at least six people).

You say, 'Hail, a stoic imp'

a stoic imp says 'I see another of your ilk comes to seek out your [fame] and riches from defeating my master. I should warn you, however, the great and powerful Lord Nagafen is not who he was in times gone by. No, he is MUCH more powerful. Though it makes no difference to me if you die, I do not wish to waste my time cleaning up the remnants of your flesh, the battered scraps of your armor, or wash away the drying pools of your blood.'

You say, 'Yes, I seek fame...'

a stoic imp says 'Very well then, it seems your kind are still not yet blessed by the weight of logic or reason. Annoy me further when you are [ready] to meet your gruesome, dismembered, charred, and bloody fate.'

You say, 'Ready!'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Nagafen's Lair.



Summary

- Engage Lord Nagafen in his lair (note: has a large aggro range and summons from 100% health).

- At 80%, spawns Aspect of Flame.
--- Aspect of Flame has a 500-point damage shield.
--- Drops "Talisman of Fire" and spawns a fire aura in the northeastern part of the lair.

- At 60%, spawns Aspect of Air.
--- Aspect of Air has a 40' range AE push + trigger for a knockback + nuke for 54,000.
--- Drops "Talisman of Air" and spawns an air aura in the northwestern part of the lair.

- At 40%, spawns Aspect of Earth.
--- Aspect of Earth has a 35' range AE feign death effect; slow spells have a reverse effect.
--- Drops "Talisman of Earth" and spawns an earth aura in the southwestern part of the lair.

- At 20%, spawns Aspect of Water.
--- Aspect of Water casts an AE pushback + 2-tick DOT (19,000/tick).
--- Drops "Talisman of Water" and spawns a water aura in the southeastern part of the lair.

- At 5%, spawns all four Aspects again and goes immune to all forms of damage.
--- To break Nagafen's immunity, the four players who looted the Aspects' Talismans must stand in their associated auras and right-click the talismans (clicks must be done within seconds of each other).

- Killing Lord Nagafen wins the event, issues a lockout, and spawns a loot chest; however, the Aspects do not despawn.



In Detail: Lord Nagafen

Lord Nagafen hits for a max ~35,000 and rarely single-target rampages (does not flurry or AE rampage) and has 245 million hp.

Lord Nagafen will pick a random target and inflict them with "Empowered Flames I". Every 20 seconds, this debuff grows in strength, up to "Empowered Flames IV":

Empowered Flames I: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 250 (5 ticks)

Empowered Flames II: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 500 (5 ticks)

Empowered Flames III: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 750 (5 ticks)

Empowered Flames IV: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 1000 (5 ticks)

After "Empowered Flames IV" wears off, it becomes "Uncontrolled Flames":

Uncontrolled Flames: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 35000 per tick (5 ticks)

After "Uncontrolled Flames" wears off, the target is inflicted with "Dragonfire Burst":

Dragonfire Burst: Single Target, Fire (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 3000000

You may be able to avoid the death touch effect by standing outside 200' range of Lord Nagafen at the time "Uncontrolled Flames" wears off. (This is not confirmed to work, but the range-to-target of "Dragonfire Burst" is 200' range, and Nagafen is the one who casts it.)

If the above spell cycle is broken at any time (or after a player is death touched), Nagafen will pick another target and go through the same process again.

In addition to the above effects, he casts "Wing Buffet" at random intervals (45-75 seconds). Note that this reportedly can hit for up to 82,500:

Wing Buffet: PB AE 100', (0)
1: Slow Push (300)
2: Decrease HP when cast by 34750 to 58200 (random)

He also has an emote-based AE:

Lord Nagafen shouts, 'All will be consumed by flames!'

When he does the above emote, he warps to the center of his lair, becomes rooted in place, and stops summoning. 12 seconds after the emote, he AEs "Pyrestorm", becomes unrooted, and begins summoning again:

Pyrestorm: PB AE 100', Fire (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 125000



Aspect Adds, Talismans, & Auras

At 80%, Lord Nagafen spawns a mini named: "Aspect of Flame". This mob hits for a max ~7,000 and is immune to all forms of crowd control. It buffs itself with "Fireskin":

Lord Nagafen calls forth a burning Aspect of Flame!

Fireskin: Self 10', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Damage Shield by 500

It drops a "Talisman of Fire" for later use.

At 60%, Lord Nagafen spawns a mini named: "Aspect of Air". This mob hits for a max ~7,000 and is immune to all forms of crowd control. It casts "Whirlwind", a lead-up to "Vortex Blast":

Lord Nagafen conjures a whispering Aspect of Air!

Whirlwind: PB AE 40', Magic (0)
1: Slow Push (-150)
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 18650 per tick (1 tick)
3: Trigger Effect: Vortex Blast on Fade

Vortex Blast: Single Target, Magic (0)
1: Knockback (15) and Toss Up (5)
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 54000

It drops a "Talisman of Air" for later use.

At 40%, Lord Nagafen spawns a mini named: "Aspect of Earth". This mob is immune to all forms of crowd control; hastes itself if slowed; and casts "":

Lord Nagafen digs up a massive Aspect of Earth!

Rockfall: PB AE 35', Magic (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 36750
2: Feign Death, 65% Success Rate

It drops a "Talisman of Earth" for later use.

At 20%, Lord Nagafen spawns a mini named: "Aspect of Water". This mob hits for a max ~7,000 and is immune to all forms of crowd control. It casts "Sea Swell":

Lord Nagafen summons a shimmering Aspect of Water!

Sea Swell: PB AE 40', Unresistable (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 19200 per tick
2: Slow Push (150)

It drops a "Talisman of Water" for later use.

At 5%, Lord Nagafen emotes the following...

In a last, desperate act, Lord Nagafen summons all four elemental aspects to his side.

...And spawns the four Aspects again (all with the same abilities and strength).

At this time, Nagafen also becomes immune to all forms of damage. In order to remove this immunity, those players who looted the talismans should stand in the corresponding auras around the room:

- Fire Aura: northeastern corner of the lair
- Air Aura: northwestern corner of the lair
- Earth Aura: southwestern corner of the lair.
- Water Aura: southeastern part of the lair.


While all four clickers are standing inside their auras, all four talismans should be clicked within a few seconds of each other. If done successfully, you'll see this:

The earth stone begins to vibrate.
The fire stone begins to glow.
The earth stone begins to vibrate.
The air stone begins to hum.

The four elemental powers converge upon Lord Nagafen, stripping him of his protective shield.

...And you can now kill Lord Nagafen.

Aspects do NOT despawn upon his death, so you'll need to kill them too. (They don't technically need to be killed in order to win the event, however, as the loot chest spawns upon Nagafen's death.)

NOTE: If you take too long to kill Nagafen, he'll spawn another set of four elementals:

Sensing weakness, Lord Nagafen again summons the four elemental aspects to try and finish you off!



Loot

Loot includes 4-6 random items from this drop table (duplicate drops possible):

Bladestopper
Blight, Hammer of the Scourge
Gauntlets of Fiery Might
Gold Plated Koshigatana
Hierophant`s Crook
Mighty Cloak of Flames
Prayers of Life
Red Dragon Scales
Selo`s Drums of the March
Treasure Hunter`s Satchel
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245 million hitpoints
# Jun 30 2018 at 7:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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is what I got while parsing this on a melee, but it could be off due to the knockback/wing buffet effect.
Incorrect text for water stone -- says earth instead
# Jul 05 2016 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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The write-up for this quest is correct when it lists "The earth stone begins to vibrate" twice -- that's precisely what you'll see in your log if everything is done correctly. The water stone gives the earth stone text when clicked.

It has always been like this. There has never been correct text for the water stone -- it has always shown up as an earth stone click.

So good luck if you're the water stone clicker on a raid where the earth stone clicker screws up. Everyone will think that you're the idiot who failed to click correctly because the earth stone text (from your water stone click) will show up in the log but there's no water stone text. So naturally the water stone clicker takes the blame. Instead of explaining it until you're blue in the face, just send them to read this post.
Aspect of Earth
# Sep 11 2014 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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At 40%, Lord Nagafen spawns a mini named: "Aspect of Earth". This mob hits very hard (possibly harder than Nagafen himself) and is immune to all forms of crowd control. It is not known to cast any spells, and it is recommended it be tanked with defensive discs.

Lord Nagafen digs up a massive Aspect of Earth!

It drops a "Talisman of Earth" for later use.


It randomly casts a spell on whomever is tanking it, which makes them feign death. You have to use 3rd person when tanking him or really pay attention to your damage to him to know when to stand up. I had my logs on, so I will see if I can find the spell name.
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18th Sept Changes to Revamped Nagafen Raid Encounter
# Sep 19 2013 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
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The Beginning of the Random Single Target DoT Chain (5 Stages) starts with "Empowered Flames I" and ends with "Uncontrolled Flames". It appears in your Song window instead of your buff window.

Get everyone in the raid to set up audio triggers for the text "Your skin begins to glow". As we have only done the updated raid once, it is not yet confirmed if the dot/song can cured or removed. We have attempted random cures/heals but do not have confirmed results.

Each stage of the Empowered Flames I to IV DoT Chain lasts 20 seconds. The first 4 stages of it appear to do nothing... but upon reaching the final stage it triggers a 22,750 Damage DoT "Uncontrolled Flames" that lasts 5 ticks.

What we do at this point is spam heals on the affected player until the DoT has run it's course. Also, if you remain within casting range of Nagafen he seems to be able to trigger a powerful 195k nuke (Dragonfire Explosion). My recommendation is to have 1 healer remain at the back wall behind the door (out of range of nagafen) and prepared to spam heal the player who is affected.

Only 1 player may be afflicted by this DoT chain at any point. The instant that player dies, Nagafen will cast a new one on another random player within range who is on it's aggro list.


Data from Actual Log where Parser is the target.

Empowered Flames I
[Thu Sep 19 12:28:47 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:28:47 2013] Your skin begins to glow as flames dance across your body.
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:07 2013] Your skin cools.

Empowered Flames II
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:07 2013] The flames upon your skin grow stronger.
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:27 2013] Your skin cools.

Empowered Flames III
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:27 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:27 2013] Your skin begins to sizzle as the flames grow ever stronger.
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:47 2013] Your skin cools.

Empowered Flames IV
[Thu Sep 19 12:29:47 2013] Your skin is ablaze with furious flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:07 2013] Your skin cools.

Uncontrolled Flames
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:07 2013] Your whole body ignites with dragonfire!
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:11 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:17 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:23 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:27 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:27 2013] Your body explodes with dragonfire! You have taken 1926026 points of damage.
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:27 2013] You have been knocked unconscious!
[Thu Sep 19 12:30:27 2013] You have been slain by Lord Nagafen!

How it looks like when someone else is targeted.

[Thu Sep 19 12:41:47 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:41:47 2013] Shihan is dead
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:07 2013] Shihan is dead
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:27 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:27 2013] Shihan is dead
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:30 2013] Shihan has taken 22750 damage from Lord Nagafen by Uncontrolled Flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:36 2013] Shihan has taken 22750 damage from Lord Nagafen by Uncontrolled Flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:42 2013] Shihan has taken 22750 damage from Lord Nagafen by Uncontrolled Flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:47 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:47 2013] Shihan bursts into flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:42:47 2013] Shihan has been slain by Lord Nagafen!

This is how it looks when you survive the entire Dot Chain.

[Thu Sep 19 12:53:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:53:07 2013] Your skin begins to glow as flames dance across your body.
[Thu Sep 19 12:53:27 2013] Your skin cools.
[Thu Sep 19 12:53:27 2013] The flames upon your skin grow stronger.
[Thu Sep 19 12:53:47 2013] Your skin cools.
[Thu Sep 19 12:53:47 2013] Your skin begins to sizzle as the flames grow ever stronger.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:07 2013] Your skin cools.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:07 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:07 2013] Your skin is ablaze with furious flames.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:27 2013] Your skin cools.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:27 2013] Your whole body ignites with dragonfire!
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:36 2013] You have been knocked unconscious!
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:37 2013] You are bathed in a holy light. You have been healed for 20864 points.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:37 2013] You are conscious again!
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:37 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:43 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:45 2013] You are bathed in a reverent light. You have been healed for 69945 points.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:49 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:49 2013] You are healed by the remnants of Blezon's spirit. You have been healed for 8938 points.
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:55 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:54:55 2013] You have been healed for 74031 points.
[Thu Sep 19 12:55:01 2013] You have taken 22750 damage from Uncontrolled Flames by Lord Nagafen
[Thu Sep 19 12:55:01 2013] Your skin cools.

The Lord Nagafen AOE Wing Buffet has also been changed to do 81250 Damage, the range is fairly short on this and the bridge is a pretty safe place to park your casters and healers. The AOE Triggers exactly 11 seconds after the red text is shown on screen by Lord Nagafen. If you are Melee class, Set your audio triggers for "All will be consumed by flames!" also set a timer countdown of 13 seconds so your melee players will know exactly when it is safe to charge back into the fight!

Make sure to tank Nagafen in the middle of the room with his back facing the bridge so that Casters and Healers can park themselves on the bridge and ignore the AOE mechanic completely.

[Thu Sep 19 12:36:07 2013] Lord Nagafen shouts, 'All will be consumed by flames!'
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Lord Nagafen begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Kaen`s pet is engulfed in flames
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Kaen`s pet has been slain by Lord Nagafen!
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Jabab is engulfed in flames
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Your body is engulfed in flames. You have taken 81250 points of damage.
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] You have been knocked unconscious!
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] You have been slain by Lord Nagafen!
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Wahldodar is engulfed in flames
[Thu Sep 19 12:36:18 2013] Tukang is engulfed in flames

Aspect of Earth has been toned down significantly and is not a huge deal anymore. The Aspect of Air seems to be slightly buffed up and his AOE and knockback can be annoying. Lastly, we think they bugged out the Aspect of Earth again at the end 5% where all 4 aspects are summoned, we are unable to get the talisman to work on the Aspect of Earth. Could be a new bug, could be a player error. Please update this thread if your guild attempts this raid.

Update: Verified with a guildie that we did indeed use the talismans correctly. Talismans were sync'clicked. All 4 Auras were up and active and Lord Nagafen still refused to go below 4% health on a full burn.

Regards,

Kaen, Necromancer of the 100th Circle on Vox




Edited, Sep 21st 2013 3:09am by KA3N
Aspect of Earth
# Sep 14 2013 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Do not slow the Earth guy unless you want to wipe your raid. He goes berserk if you do.
the 100k AE
# Sep 05 2013 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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the 100k AE is emote based "Lord Nagafen shouts, All will be consumed by flames!" also when he does this he warps to the center of the room
it is fun
# Sep 01 2013 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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it is fun raid.

thanks CCTV, thanks NCMTV.
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# Sep 01 2013 at 2:09 AM Rating: Good
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Hi, so noticed no one really saying the strat for this, guess they were just too uber and it seemed so easy that it wasn't really necessary, but for some of us it was a real pain, finally downed it w/ a raid of about 36 (which includes like 6 boxes).

Nagafen hits like a sissy, his ramp hits for 124 damage or so, he does do some kind of building up DT on the main tank though. Was something of flames I, II, III, IV, etceteras. We got around this by having our 3 weakest tanks rotate out around III or IV on the DS he was putting on us. He does a big AE every minute, which you must move away from (is a few spots in room that are safe) or take a hit for 100k or so. It didn't prove to kill anyone w/ good gear, but could prove fatal if you are tanking an aspect at this time.

Nagafen at 80 % Aspect of Fire spawns, we just used a strong knight tank for this, he then looted the talisman of fire. An aura of fire then appeared at roughly -1321 -908

Nagafen at 60 % Aspect of Air spawns, again another knight tanked, he then looted the talisman of air. An aura of Air then appeared at roughly -1320, -740

Nagafen at 40 % Aspect of Earth spawns, this guy proved to be a super *** beater, like no delay hits, only beatable via riposte discs and such, until............ A monk using 2hb tanked him fine, we cannot confirm why, but it is possible wielding a 2her against earth is mandatory. Will repost/edit post when I have better information on this. We had a warrior loot the talisman of earth. An aura of Earth then appeared at roughly -1404, -682

Nagafen at 20 % Aspect of Water spawns, I tanked this as an SK with absolutely no problems, just basic defensive, some taps, really just trash raid add level dps. Looted talisman of Water. An aura of Water(the laggiest aura ever I might add) then appeared at roughly -1404 -966

Nagafen at ~4 % Aspect of Fire, Air, Earth, and Water spawns. All tanks who looted talismans stood at the auras that appeared where the aspects spawned, targeted their appropriate aspect, clicked, then suddenly it showed nagafen as Vulnerable. As an example, I looted water talisman, and stood in aura of water and clicked on aspect of water at 4 %. BURN Nagafen down, ignoring the 4 aspects, then killed Aspect of Earth next, then the other 3 Aspects.

Open Chest and win, that's the strat all, good luck on those augs! Strat courtesy of NCM of Erollisi Marr.



Edited, Sep 1st 2013 4:23am by Kuray
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# Aug 25 2013 at 5:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Item(81795): Gauntlets of Fiery Might [Gauntlets of Fiery Might] http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=112969
Item(81801): Gold Plated Koshigatana [Gold Plated Koshigatana] http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=112998
Item(81802): Hierophant`s Crook [Hierophant`s Crook] http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=112999

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