We'll try to familiarize ourselves with the mechanics of the second encounter in Stronghold of the Faithful, Keep Construct. Since this is an introduction we cannot promise that we will clear the encounter, but we will at least be able to provide an overview of the mechanics and the opportunity to practice
You don't need any prior experience with Keep Construct to join. All mechanics will be explained during the raid. The introduction is primarily aimed at raiders, who have never tried this encounter before, but more experienced players are welcome as well
Raiders need to be very comfortable with their classes and rotations, as Keep Construct requires a considerably higher damage output than most encounters. Additionally there are some very punishing awareness mechanisms in the encounter. That is why I would not recommend this raid for first-time raiders!
Because the majority of damage to Keep Construct will be done in very short Burn Phases, power damage dealers are much more effective than condition damage dealers (this doesn't apply to Standard Bearer Warriors!). We might take condition damage dealers to this introduction, as the aim is to familiarize ourselves with the mechanics and not necessarily to clear the encounter. However, if we have a choice between the two, we will rather take a power based damage dealer.
Important! Keep Construct will follow the person with the highest toughness (the tank). The toughness of our tanks is usually around 1,400. If you have higher toughness than that and can absolutely not lower it, make sure to include that in your signup, so that our tank can prepare to increase their own toughness!
- Rift Forger is useful, but not required.
We will need:
- 2 Chronomancers for Quickness/Alacrity (1 Tank)
- 1 Standard Bearer Warrior for Banners/Empower Allies (condition based is fine!)
- 2 Healers (1 Harrier Druid for Might/Spirits/Spotter, the other pushing the Construct Core)
- 5 DPS (preferably power based)
The raid starts at 19:30 CET.
We only take experienced tanks to our introductions to ensure that the group will get to see and practice as many of the phases and mechanics as possible. If you are interested in learning to tank, please contact a member of the Raid Team and we will see what we can do, but this is unfortunately not the right place for it.
If you have any questions before the raid, you can send me a private message or contact me via Discord!