Crystallos Event: Vyskudra  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Event
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Secrets of Faydwer
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:7
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Apr 3 16:55:30 2008
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
This is an event in the Crystallos raid expedition. You must have completed the "Aerius Windfury" event before you're able to engage this one.

The Trigger

At the end of the air wing you will find a giant golem named Hish`Itar the Stormwave. He will knock back anyone who tries to pass the archway, so you'll have to fight him from the front. He hits for a max ~10,000; enrages; and casts the spells "Stormwind Lightning" and "Slam". He has relatively low hps.

Stormwind Lightning: Single Target, Magic (-500)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 5000
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 1000 per tick
3: Increase corruption counter by 8

Slam: Single Target, Magic (0)
1: Stun(4.00 sec)

On knockback: You are buffeted by a powerful icy wind and struck by a bolt of lightning. (You also lose levitate.)

Hish`Itar the Stormwave has been slain by _____!
Hish`Itar the Stormwave shouts 'You have defeated me, and so you have unleashed your doom. The storm shall come for you now.'
Your faction standing with Loyalists of Kerafyrm got worse.
Your faction standing with Disciples of Kerafyrm got worse.
Your faction standing with Claws of Veeshan got better.
Your faction standing with Yelinak got better.
Your faction standing with Crusaders of Veeshan got better.

Hish`Itar's death begins a five minute timer. At the end of five minutes, Vyskudra (along with the Tempest of Vyskudra) spawns on the platform.

Stormrider Drakes, Vyskudra and the Tempest

Beginning at Hish`Itar's death, stormrider drakes spawn in waves of three. In total, 18 will spawn. (Waves may be timed - you'll have to deal with 1 or 2 waves after Vyskudra has already spawned.) These drakes hit for a max ~9,000; flurry; and enrage. They occasionally cast "Pulse of Storm Static":

Pulse of Storm Static: Targeted AE 50', Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 8000

Vyskudra spawns at the end of the five minute timer regardless of how many drakes you have left to kill:

Vyskudra shouts 'So, you have come at last! I have felt the disturbance despite the unimaginable distances between us. You should consider leaving while you can, mortals. You have power, no doubt, but I am the mistress of storms. I am storm incarnate! I am the first of my kind, and while my daughter is strong, I am ancient compared to her.'

Vyskudra hits for a max ~12,000; AE rampages; and enrages (does NOT flurry or single-rampage).

IMPORTANT: Along with Vyskudra is a large tornado called "Tempest of Vyskudra". This tornado moves around Vyskudra in a circular pattern and acts like a reverse aura. You must be within close proximity of it at all times, otherwise you will be chain nuked with the spell "Wrath of the Storm":

Wrath of the Storm: Single Target, Magic (-1000)
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 8000
3: Stun(1.00 sec)


Add Emote: The storm gathers into distinct units, forming storm entities at the temporary expense of its own power.

This indicates an add wave is about to spawn. A wave of adds can consist of one of the following:

- 1x "a willful tornado"
- 1x "a tornado"
- 4x "a squall"

Adds hit for ~4,000 and are not mezzable.

AE Spells

Vyskudra has two emote-based AE attacks - one frontal, one rear:

Vyskudra raises her head in preparation for an attack. (every 60 seconds; directional "Vyskudra's Cone of Lightning" about to be cast)

Vyskudra's Cone of Lightning: Directional 500', Magic (-1000)
1: Increase Incoming Spell Damage by 150%
2: Decrease HP when cast by 15000
3: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)
4: Limit: Resist(Magic allowed)
5: Increase corruption counter by 36

Vyskudra extends her tail in preparation for an attack. (every 55 seconds; directional "Tail Sweep" about to be cast)

Tail Sweep: Directional 300', Magic (-1000)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 15000
2: Unknown #380 (100/2/0) (a knockback)

Additionally, Vyskudra casts "Wing Flap" (hits 3-5 people at a time):

Wing Flap: Single Target, Magic (-1000)
1: Unknown #380 (100/3/0) (this is a knockback of some sort)

...As well as "Unstable Charge" (hits 3-5 people at a time):

Unstable Charge: Single Target, Magic (-1000)
1: Increase corruption counter by 24
2: Unknown #377 (100/13259/0)

IMPORTANT: If this is not cured before it fades, "Unstable Charge Trigger" is AE'd on everyone around the target:

Unstable Charge Trigger: Targeted AE 50', Unresistable (0)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 12000

Note: You may be warned about an "Unstable Charge" cast by this emote:

You feel a the hairs on your body start to rise and smell a charge flow from the turbulent air into your body. (sic)

This emote can and does appear for certain people, but its purpose (if it has any) is not confirmed.


Get through all of the above and kill Vyskudra for the win.

Vyskudra has been slain by _____!
Vyskudra's corpse collapses, her massive corpse shaking the structure as she falls.
Your faction standing with Loyalists of Kerafyrm got worse.
Your faction standing with Disciples of Kerafyrm got worse.
Your faction standing with Claws of Veeshan got better.
Your faction standing with Yelinak got better.
Your faction standing with Crusaders of Veeshan got better.

A chest spawns with loot: 2 Glowing Prismatic Runes + 0-1 Prismatic Faycite + 2 Prismaridescent Essences (slot: ARMS) + 0-1 Nyseng the Deep-Born (evolving) + 2 items from this list:

Crystal-Linked Cloak
Fingerloop of Prismatic Rage
Granite Shoulderpads of Zealotry
Highblade of the Wyvern Lord
Jagged Astral Ring
Luminescent Ring of Benevolence
Massive Crystal-Flecked Faceplate
Purified Silverstone of Warding
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# Oct 27 2009 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
715 posts
Adds hit for ~4,000 and may or may not be mezzable (??).

Adds are not mezzable.
# Apr 30 2020 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Really late response but this isn't entirely true, the drakes that come before Vyskudra spawns (and shortly in to) are mezzable. However, the rest of the adds are not, but a good portion of them are stunnable! The drakes, a willful tornado and a squall are all stunnable, however a tornado is NOT stunnable. I recommend having your Enchanters mezz the drakes and handle them 1 by 1, rotate Enchanter AE Stun on squalls until they're dead and have Paladins rotate stuns on a willful tornado until it's dead. That's how our guild on Ragefire has been handling them, hope this helps if anyone has trouble down the line with this fool! :)

Edited, Apr 30th 2020 10:37pm by Holyhops

Edited, Apr 30th 2020 10:39pm by Holyhops
hardest event in crystallos
# Jun 12 2009 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
hardest event in Crystallos hands down.
# Jan 19 2009 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
any strategies on this plz!
# Feb 15 2009 at 8:56 PM Rating: Default
Make his HP zero before your raid dies =D
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# Sep 11 2008 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
Massive Crystal-Flecked Faceplate off Vys too. Seems rare, at least for us.
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