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The most important thing to understand about {{ZoneIcon|Into the Mist}} is the [[Affliction|Affliction]] debuff, which lowers your max hp by 1% for every stack and stacks up to 50 times.  Every time an attack hits you, while in this dungeon there is a 70% chance to gain a stack of [[Affliction|affliction]].  This means that in long fights your max hp will drop to 500 which puts your auto eat threshold at 200.  The only way to remove [[Affliction|affliction]] is to defeat the current monster or run.<br>
 
The most important thing to understand about {{ZoneIcon|Into the Mist}} is the [[Affliction|Affliction]] debuff, which lowers your max hp by 1% for every stack and stacks up to 50 times.  Every time an attack hits you, while in this dungeon there is a 70% chance to gain a stack of [[Affliction|affliction]].  This means that in long fights your max hp will drop to 500 which puts your auto eat threshold at 200.  The only way to remove [[Affliction|affliction]] is to defeat the current monster or run.<br>
 
  
 
===[[Into the Mist#Afflicted_Monsters|Afflicted Monsters]]===
 
===[[Into the Mist#Afflicted_Monsters|Afflicted Monsters]]===

Revision as of 07:26, 3 January 2022

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The major part of this guide is written by Username, mazunki, and @ERRORMONSTER#8764 on the Discord community. If you got any questions, or anything is wrong make sure to shout out to any one of us. Feel free to edit the guide, or add stuff to it too.

Thanks to everyone in #hardcore-mode-chat for making this possible. :)

Preface

Food is vital to a HCCO account and your first food source (and one that you will be relying on for quite a while) is plants. Starting out, you should fight plants for the potatoes they drop and to increase your combat levels. Note about Attack (skill).svg ATK vs Strength (skill).svg STR vs Defence (skill).svg DEF: All three combat skills are very useful to level in their own ways. ATK increases your chance to hit and unlocks new weapons to use, STR increases your maximum hit, and DEF increases your chance to not get hit (which saves you food). In general, they should all be leveled equally. DEF should be your first combat skill that you level, as it greatly reduces the amount of damage that you will take from plants (roughly by half). ATK should be second and STR should be last (since you have a low chance to hit, it’s more important to level ATK rather than STR). Weapons in this game have different attack speeds depending on their type. Daggers attack quickly, with an attack speed of 2.2 seconds, and Battleaxes attack slowly, with an attack speed of 3.1 seconds, for instance. Weapons that attack more slowly also deal more damage per hit and weapons that hit quickly usually do less damage per hit.

There are different styles in the game, depending on the weapon you’re wielding. Melee weapons, which will be our main focus for the first part, have Stab, Slash and Block. Each style gets a bonus to the accuracy rating depending on the specific weapon. Swords usually have a better stabbing accuracy, while scimitars are better at slashing, for instance. The style you choose will also give you experience towards the combat skill in question: Stabbing gives Attack experience, Slashing gives Strength experience, while Blocking is used to train Defence. During the beginning of HCCO, you’ll have to eat manually to ensure that you won’t die. Later on, you’ll be able to automatically eat food so eating will be less of a worry.

The ENTER key repeats the last action you preformed in the game, so to make sure you eat as fast as possible be sure to click the potato and hold ENTER.

Chapter 0: Your first gear

   Start: Naked
   End: 4 steel pieces

You should get to about 10 in all melee combat skills (usually expressed as 10/10/10) by fighting plants and then it’s time to start getting your first gear.

Chapter 0—I: Starting naked

After you have a decent stack of food, it’s time to get your first pieces of gear from the Golbin (monster).svg Golbin. You should have some levels in all skills (10/10/10 or so) and a couple hundred Potatoes (item).svg potatoes or so. You’re looking for a Bronze Battleaxe (item).svg Bronze Battleaxe (1 in 27 chance) and a Bronze Shield (item).svg Bronze Shield (1 in 27 chance). If you get unlucky, don’t worry. Just kill plants for food until you’re able to get both. Plant (monster).svg Plants have very low HP, so having a faster weapon allows you to kill them faster, as you don’t need more than 20 damage to kill a plant. So, your next goal after your Bronze Battleaxe (item).svg Bronze Battleaxe is an Iron Dagger (item).svg Iron Dagger. You should have about 15/15/15 stats and a few hundred potatoes. The Iron Dagger (item).svg Iron Dagger has a 1/33 drop rate from the Goo Monster (monster).svg Goo Monster. Your next gear upgrades will come from Zombie Hand. You’re looking for the Iron Platebody (item).svg Iron Platebody (1 in 4 chance) and Iron Platelegs (item).svg Iron Platelegs (1 in 4 chance). Some people might go for the Steel Knight (monster).svg Steel Knight first, but since the Zombie Hand (monster).svg Zombie Hand has a better chance for gear, it’s recommended to do it first. You should have about 20/20/20 stats for this and, once again, a large stack of Potatoes (item).svg taters. After you kill the Zombie Hand (monster).svg Zombie Hand, you should then move on to the regular Zombie (monster).svg Zombie for the Steel Platebody (item).svg Steel Platebody (1 in 5 chance). It also drops Steel Boots (item).svg Steel Boots (1 in 5 chance), but you shouldn’t grind for them since Steel Knight (monster).svg Steel Knights are easier to get them from the Steel Knight (monster).svg Steel Knight. (20/20/20 stats recommended) You’ll end the first part of your HCCO journey with Steel Knight (monster).svg Steel Knights. They drop the Steel Helmet (item).svg Steel Helmet (15 in 67 chance), Steel Shield (item).svg Steel Shield (10 in 67 chance), Steel Sword (item).svg Steel Sword (10 in 67 chance), and Steel Scimitar (item).svg Steel Scimitar (4 in 67 chance). You should be using the Steel Sword (item).svg Steel Sword on ATK and DEF and the Steel Scimitar (item).svg Scimitar on STR when killing most monsters, but again, daggers should be used on plants due to the fast attack rate. The Mirror Shield (item).svg Mirror Shield is a useful item to get around here, but if you decide not to get it, you can avoid ever getting tasks in the Strange Cave (combatArea).svg Strange Cave

Chapter II: Mithril armor

   Start: 5x Steel Armour, 10/10/10,  Steel Scimitar
   End: Amulet of Looting, AE1, 5x Mithril Armor, 40/40/40, Ice Sword, Adamant Dagger

The next Knight after Steel Knight (monster).svg Steel is Black Knight (monster).svg Black, but should skip it, as the drop chances are very low, and the next tier is not much harder anyway.

But before you visit the Mithril Knight (monster).svg Mithril Knight you'll want to take a detour to fight the Mummy (monster).svg Mummy for Amulet of Strength (item).svg Amulet of Strength and Gold Emerald Ring (item).svg Gold Emerald Ring to fill out your neck and ring slots. Your next step, therefore, is Mithril Knight (monster).svg Mithril Knights. Because they only drop gear a quarter of the time when killed (on average), it can take quite a while to get a full Mithril Platebody (item).svg mithril set. You will probably get Mithril Boots (item).svg boots (25 in 268) and Mithril Helmet (item).svg helmets (15 in 268) quite often, and the eventual Mithril Platelegs (item).svg platelegs (5 in 268). The Mithril Platebody (item).svg platebody has quite a low drop-chance (1 in 568). This is quite the trend on these knights. Before getting the Mithril Platebody (item).svg platebody you will probably get both a Mithril Scimitar (item).svg scimitar (1 in 67) and a Mithril Shield (item).svg shield (5/134), too, so equip these once dropped, for a decent upgrade. You may equip the Mithril Sword (item).svg sword, too, but I’d stick with the Mithril Scimitar (item).svg Scimitar for now, to efficiently level up your Strength (skill).svg Strength skill before practically perma-equipping the Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword for a long while. The last thing to consider before moving on to the Ice Monster (monster).svg Ice Monster is to potentially getting an Amulet of Calculated Promotion (item).svg Amulet of Calculated Promotion from Leech (monster).svg Leech while your name is set to "witwix", however this is only a 1% chance, so you might instead want to put it off until later. As mentioned, you will want to get the Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword after getting full Mithril Platebody (item).svg Mithril armor, or even before getting the Mithril Platebody (item).svg platebody, as it is a really good upgrade at this point. It is practically a cold Rune Sword (item).svg Rune Sword, in stats, except it is slightly better defensively than offensively. The drop rate is 10% at the Ice Monster (monster).svg Ice Monster over at the Icy Hills (combatArea).svg Icy Hills. Huge. Because of variance, you might get it on your first kill or your 20th, but don’t be discouraged. Also, the Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword is better at grinding Strength (skill).svg Strength than all weapons from a lower tier, meaning that the next best strength weapon after.

Now, before you go away from the computer, or to sleep, it’s time to upgrade your dagger. At the Purple Goo Monster (monster).svg Purple Goo Monster you can get a cheap Adamant Dagger (item).svg Adamant Dagger. More damage to plants? Good business.


Chapter II—A: Looting Amulet

The Amulet of Looting (item).svg Looting Amulet is a special amulet which automatically loots gear acquired from Combat Areas and Slayer Areas. You may get it from the Spider Chest (item).svg Spider Chest, with a 1/22 chance. Due to the nature of HCCO, you will spend a lot of potatoes in the early game (and beyond, too), so you might want to rush this item in order to ease the grind for food as soon as possible.

By using Mithril Platebody (item).svg Mithril Armor, and having around 40 melee stats, it will take you around 5000 healing from food per run of the Spider Forest (dungeon).svg Spider Forest. Before you start running the dungeon, you should have a buffer of at least a thousand potatoes, just because RNG might be on your bad side.

It is quite possible to beat the zone without having any form of Auto Eat, and just make sure you time your manual eating right, since the damage of the spiders in the area is not too high.

Don’t go for AE now

Otherwise, if you really don’t want to manual the dungeon, you should know the base max damage of the zone is 142, requiring 710 hp for AE1, 480 hp for AE2. This requires 6 million gold, which would require around 30 hours of active gameplay at Master Farmer, since you still don’t have auto looting. Bad idea.

Chapter II—B: Auto Eat 1

As soon as you have your hands on an Amulet of Looting, you can start to make money. A relevant point to make here, is that money making at this stage is a compromise between risk and reward. Consider the time it takes to farm up the food you need, and the time it takes to farm the gold you want.

Safe path

The safest way to make money, for now, is to kill Cow (monster).svg Cows, collecting their Leather (item).svg leather, and upgrading it into Green Dragonhide (item).svg Green Leather through the shop. The selling price for Leather (item).svg Leather is 50 GP, while the selling price for Green Dragonhide (item).svg Green Leather is 200 GP. By upgrading it, you effectively get 100 GP per piece of Leather (item).svg Leather.

Assuming you’ve got the Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword, the average gold yield per Cow (monster).svg cow is 203 GP.

This chapter ends when you’re 40/40/40. Use Adamant Dagger (item).svg Adamant Dagger for idling Plant (monster).svg plants, and Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword for tougher enemies.

Chapter III: Mithril to adamant (g) + rune boots (g) + rune gloves

   Start: Amulet of Looting, AE1, 5x Mithril Armor, 40/40/40, Ice Sword, Adamant Dagger
   End: 4x (G) Adamant Armor, 1x (G) Rune Boots, 1x Rune Gloves, 70/40/70

How does it feel to be able to get FREE FOOD overnight?

While your next target is necessarily Adamant Knight (monster).svg Adamant Knights, you should know that leveling attack and defense up to 50 from your 40 stats will effectively reduce your (raw, without AE efficiency loss) healing per knight from 1700 to 1200. additionally, if you decided not to get the Amulet of Calculated Promotion (item).svg Amulet of Calculated Promotion previously, you should definitely get it now, since you'll have extremely low accuracy on the next two knights.

Important note: DO NOT IDLE KNIGHTS. Make sure to always have more Hitpoints (skill).svg HP than the max hit of the enemy, and try to eat food right after your attack timer ends, so you don’t reset an attack in progress. Eat until full HP, or at least until you have enough HP to survive any attack. The 2.6s interval of the Adamant Knight (monster).svg Adamant Knight is not really a danger provided you’re PAYING ATTENTION and have enough food.

Your Ice Sword (item).svg Ice Sword is great for leveling Attack (skill).svg Attack, and your Adamant Dagger (item).svg dagger is fine for leveling defense. You may do this at Statue (monster).svg Statue, in preparation to gear upgrades, and thus your first Damage Reduction points!!

Each Adamantite Bar (item).svg Adamant piece has a 1/48 chance of dropping, which, mind you, is much better than the drop chances of Rune Knight (monster).svg Rune Knight. Good luck on that! While you don’t really care about the Adamant Boots (item).svg Green Boots nor the Obsidian Cape (item).svg Obsidian Cape, you may as well equip them once you get them. It will be a while until you replace the Obsidian Cape (item).svg Cape for anything else, but there’s no point wasting Silver Bar (item).svg Silver/Gold Bar (item).svg Gold bars on the Adamant Boots (item).svg Boots. You will get Rune Boots (item).svg Rune Boots quickly anyway.

Upgrade the Equipment you get to (G) Adamant as soon as you get them, since each piece gives you 4% damage reduction.

Now, grind up enough Slayer Coins for the Desert Hat (item).svg Desert Hat, and 50 Slayer (skill).svg Slayer levels, so you can gain access to the Arid Plains (combatArea).svg Arid Plains. You may as well kill Master Farmer (monster).svg Master Farmers, for Gold Coins; or hit some Statue (monster).svg Statues for some Gold Bar (item).svg Gold and Silver Bar (item).svg Silver Bars, which are both Easy Slayer Tasks, meaning they’re free to reroll.

Now, why would you want to unlock Arid Plains? Well, there’s a few reasons:

Also, you don’t even need to manual these two enemies! After getting these upgrades, you should keep on to your hat (literally!), because your next weapon upgrade comes from the Turkul Giant (monster).svg Turkul Giant at the same area. You could also sell the hat, and rebuy it a bit later. The Slayer Coin cost is not too huge. Farm up enough Gold to upgrade your Auto Eat to Tier II at Master Farmer. With Auto-Eat II you can idle Turkul Giant (monster).svg Turkul Giants, provided you have 23% dr and level Hitpoints (skill).svg 50 HP. With this, upgrade your weapon into the Dragon Scimitar (item).svg Dragon Scimitar or, even better, the Desert Sabre (item).svg Desert Sabre.


Farming at Master Farmer

The Master Farmer gives a total of 14 unique items. You want to prioritize your bank slots for the most rewarding items, taking the price and drop rate into account. This mainly comprises the Tree Seeds, requiring 5 slots. By reserving five slots for the Master Farmer grind, you get a total of 84% of the gold drops. That’s around 809 gp per kill.

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Oak Tree Seeds (item).svg Oak Tree Seeds > Willow Tree Seeds (item).svg Willow Tree Seeds > Maple Tree Seeds (item).svg Maple Tree Seeds > Yew Tree Seeds (item).svg Yew Tree Seeds > Magic Tree Seeds (item).svg Magic Tree Seeds > Compost (item).svg Compost > Sweetcorn Seeds (item).svg Sweetcorn Seeds > Tomato Seeds (item).svg Tomato Seeds > Strawberry Seeds (item).svg Strawberry Seeds.

And it was done.

Chapter IV: Adamant to full rune (g)

   Start: 4x (G) Adamant Armour, 1x (G) Rune Boots, 1x Rune Gloves, 70/40/70
   End: 5x (G) Rune Armour, 1x Paladin Gloves, Elite Amulet of Strength. 70/80/80, Sunset Rapier / Ancient Claw, AE3

The first thing you should do in this part of the story is to upgrade your Amulet of Strength (item).svg Amulet of Strength into an Elite Amulet of Strength (item).svg Elite one, simply by farming more Mummy (monster).svg Mummies. On average you need to kill around a thousand of them. You may wait to get the Paladin Gloves (item).svg Paladin Gloves until after getting Rune Platebody (item).svg Rune Armor, or you may get it already. At this point you will use around 65 potatoes per Paladin (monster).svg Paladin kill, and the chance to get them is 1/171. Not too hard.

The next step is to farm the feared shiny Rune Knight (monster).svg Rune Knights, and upgrade your four armor pieces into (G) Rune Platebody (item).svg (G) Rune pieces, for a total of 29% damage reduction with the Paladin Gloves (item).svg Paladin Gloves. You will need a bunch of Gold Bar (item).svg Gold and Silver Bar (item).svg Silver pieces, farmed at Statue (monster).svg Statue. You must get Auto Eat III now and should get a 2nd loadout slot, consider getting the 3rd and last loadout slot while at it too.

Assuming you already have 60 Slayer (skill).svg Slayer (and if you don't, then go get it; Giant Crab (monster).svg Giant Crab tasks are your friend here), the last thing to get before moving onto the next section is a better weapon. Deep Sea Ship (dungeon).svg Deep Sea Ship is your next stop for a Sunset Rapier (item).svg Sunset Rapier to speed up killing Pegasus (monster).svg Pegasus. You'll be killing around 3300 of them to get 100 Ancient Claw Fragment (item).svg Ancient Claw Fragment which can be upgraded into the Ancient Claw (item).svg Ancient Claw. This will be a great weapon until you upgrade it to the Infernal Claw (item).svg Infernal Claw, which is still well off. Don't bother getting any Dragon Claw Fragment (item).svg Dragon Claw Fragment from Griffin (monster).svg Griffin yet, as they will just take up space. If you're lucky enough to get an Ancient Sword (item).svg Ancient Sword before the Sunset Rapier (item).svg Sunset Rapier, then feel free to use it until you get to Volcanic Cave (dungeon).svg Volcanic Cave, as it will drastically reduce your food consumption and the associated food farming time. After that, you'll probably only want to use it outside dungeons due to the high monster damage reducing the benefits of the lifesteal.

Chapter V: Rune (g) to ancient (g)

Ancient storyline

   Start: 5x (G) Rune Armour, 1x Paladin Gloves, Elite Amulet of Strength. 70/80/80, Sunset Rapier / Ancient Claw, AE3
   End: 4x (G) Ancient Armour, 1x Paladin Gloves, Elite Amulet of Defence, 90/99/90, Dragonfire Shield, Sandstorm Ring

Elite Amulet of Defence (item).svg Elite Amulet of Defence from upgrading Amulet of Defence (item).svg Amulets of Defence, which are dropped by Purple Goo Monster (monster).svg Purple Goo Monsters, and Silver Diamond Ring (item).svg Silver Diamond Ring, dropped by Mummy (monster).svg Mummies, are our best friends for now; the limiting factor for the remaining dungeons is how much DR you have access to.

Now that you've got full (G) Rune Platebody (item).svg Rune (G) and Paladin Gloves (item).svg Paladin Gloves for 32% DR, 88 hitpoints will allow you to idle Volcanic Cave (dungeon).svg Volcanic Cave for your first useful cape, the Fire Cape (item).svg Fire Cape. At this point, you can expect to eat around 30,000 hp worth of food per kill without prayer.

You're probably noticing that Potatoes (item).svg potatoes just won't cut it for food anymore, so switching to Sweaty Monster (monster).svg Sweaty Monsters for Salmon (item).svg Salmon and Lobster (item).svg Lobster will reduce your overall time spent farming food. Expect to get food equivalent to 10.2 hp/kill in Salmon (item).svg Salmon, 6.25 hp/kill in Lobster (item).svg Lobster, and 2.3 hp/kill in Shark (item).svg Shark. Swapping food sources often means that saving all 3 types of fish might not be worth it for some players.

Hopefully you find the Volcanic Cave (dungeon).svg Volcanic Cave comfortable, as the goal is to get the Ancient Platebody (item).svg Ancient Platebody, Ancient Platelegs (item).svg Ancient Platelegs, Ancient Helmet (item).svg Ancient Helmet, and Ancient Shield (item).svg Ancient Shield. There are no Ancient Boots and Dragon Boots (item).svg Dragon Boots are unobtainable on HCCO (as is the Dragon Helmet (item).svg Dragon Helmet,) so you'll continue rocking your (G) Rune Boots (item).svg (G) Rune Boots for quite awhile. Getting the Dragon Platebody (item).svg Dragon Platebody and/or Dragon Platelegs (item).svg Dragon Platelegs is only useful if you plan to upgrade them to (G), as you still need the extra DR that comes from the (G) upgrade. Once you get your full Ancient Platebody (item).svg Ancient Armor, make another visit to Statue (monster).svg Statues to finish off gathering Gold Bar (item).svg Gold Bars and Silver Bar (item).svg Silver Bars and upgrade everything to (G). Luckily the Elite Chest (item).svg Elite Chests you've been opening also drop plenty of Silver Bar (item).svg Silver Bars and Gold Bar (item).svg Gold Bars. In total, you'll need 6000 Silver Bar (item).svg Silver Bars and 10,000 Gold Bar (item).svg Gold Bars for full (G) Ancient Platebody (item).svg (G) Ancient Armor. If you get all the Silver Bar (item).svg Silver Bars you need, move to Purple Goo Monster (monster).svg Purple Goo Monsters for faster Gold Bar (item).svg Gold Bars. You can also hold onto the Amulet of Fury (item).svg Amulets of Fury for the Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs grind later; you'll need 10 Amulet of Fury (item).svg furies in total.

After getting the (G) Ancient Shield (item).svg (G) Ancient Shield, there's nothing stopping you from immediately upgrading it again to the Dragonfire Shield (item).svg Dragonfire Shield, so head to the Green Dragon (monster).svg Green Dragons to get 7050 Dragon Bones (item).svg Dragon Bones. You can alternatively wait until getting some range levels, as Green Dragon (monster).svg Green Dragons are slightly weaker to mage and range than to melee, but at this level, you shouldn't have any trouble, and the 8% DR of the Dragonfire Shield (item).svg DFS will be very useful as a mage and range offhand for God dungeons.

Another grind that can be done around this time is the Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring from Sand Beast (monster).svg Sand Beasts, which will be your best-in-slot melee dps ring. (Note that as of v0.21, the Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring can no longer be used to cheese early range and mage training; the special attack is now melee only.)

Once you have full (G) Ancient Platebody (item).svg (G) Ancient Armor and Dragonfire Shield (item).svg DFS for 43% DR (or 40% with Amulet of Looting (item).svg looting and Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring, it's time to grind any remaining melee skills to ideally at least 90/99/90 while working your way towards 70 slayer for your next food upgrade - Trout (item).svg Trout from Raging Horned Elite (monster).svg Raging Horned Elites or RHE; you can also take advantage of the Gold Emerald Ring (item).svg Gold Emerald Ring from Mummy (monster).svg Mummies to speed up stat grinding. Once you get to this point, you can expect 447.8 hp in food for every kill! Once you start killing Raging Horned Elite (monster).svg RHE, hold onto the Ancient Arrows (item).svg Ancient Arrows they drop as they're your best arrows, even though they can't be equipped until level 70 Ranged (skill).svg Ranged. Additionally, the Large Horn (item).svg Large Horns that they drop will likely replace Master Farmer (monster).svg Master Farmers for GP farming, as the GP/hr is about the same (not to mention the food, arrows, and prayer points you're getting), with a much lower bank demand.

Ranged intro

Ranged (skill).svg Ranged is quite straightforward, but we’ve been putting it off for mainly two reasons: It doesn’t provide any real benefit until you start fighting wizards, or other magic monsters, and getting its gear without having the space in your bank or loadouts for the gear and weapon(s) will be annoying.

Get your first two bows (level 5 lets you use Oak Shortbow (item).svg Oak Shortbow) from the Ranged Golbin (monster).svg Ranged Golbin over at the Golbin Village (combatArea).svg Golbin Village, and use the Ice Arrows (item).svg Ice Arrows from the Frozen Archer (monster).svg Frozen Archer over at the Icy Hills (combatArea).svg Icy Hills. These are almost as strong as Rune Arrows (item).svg Rune Arrows, which you can start to use at level Ranged (skill).svg 40, but are much easier and cheaper to farm, and can be equipped from the very beginning. Literally all your next weapon upgrades, except if you go out of your way to get the Yew Longbow (item).svg Yew Longbow from the Holy Archer at level Ranged (skill).svg 40, will come from the Bandit Chest (item).svg Bandit Chest. At level Ranged (skill).svg 30 you can upgrade to the Maple Longbow (item).svg Maple Longbow, at level 50 you can use the Magic Longbow (item).svg Magic Longbow, and finally you will get to use the Redwood Longbow (item).svg Redwood Longbow and the Ancient Longbow (item).svg Ancient Longbow at levels 60 and 70.

An alternative (but less efficient) route for early ranged training is to kill Thief (monster).svg Thieves in the Runic Ruins (combatArea).svg Runic Ruins for throwing knives, which, due to their higher attack speed and inherent 15% ammunition saving, can help with early training.

Once you get into higher levels you may consider using the Adamant Arrows (item).svg Adamant (worse than Ice Arrows (item).svg Ice), Rune Arrows (item).svg Rune and Dragon Arrows (item).svg Dragon Arrows you’ve collected from the Bandit Chest (item).svg Bandit Chest. If you’re farming Raging Horned Elite (monster).svg Raging Horned Elite for food you may also use Ancient Arrows (item).svg Ancient Arrows in Ranged (skill).svg ranged combat after level 70.

Most of your ranged armor upgrades will come from the Spider Forest (dungeon).svg Spider Forest, moving through Green D-hide Body (item).svg Green D'hide at level 40, Blue D-hide Body (item).svg Blue D'hide at level 50, Red D-hide Body (item).svg Red D'hide at level 60, and finally into Black D-hide Body (item).svg Black D'hide at level 70. Upgrading ranged armor is much easier than for melee armor, as you can buy Leather (item).svg Leather from the shop, which can then be used to buy Green Dragonhide (item).svg Green, Blue Dragonhide (item).svg Blue, and Red Dragonhide (item).svg Red dragon leathers for upgrading their respective armor tiers. Alternatively, killing dragons in the Dragon Valley (combatArea).svg Dragon Valley can provide all chromatic dragonhide, including Black Dragonhide (item).svg Black. Ranger Hat (item).svg Ranger Hat and Ranger Boots (item).svg Ranger Boots are a nice bonus for saving ammunition while training, but after level 70, ammunition will be plentiful thanks to Raging Horned Elite (monster).svg Raging Horned Elites, so they aren't necessarily worth the time to grind out.

Magic Intro

Magic (skill).svg Magic in this gamemode will mainly consist of casting air spells, since you can remove one colour from the rune costs. All spells cost air runes, but water, earth and fire runes additionally cost their respective runes.

This is a bad thing, for us, since we have no real way to farm a lot of runes yet, but we can get started by farming some catalyst runes at the Vampire (monster).svg Vampire and the Master Wizard (monster).svg Master Wizard. The Vampire (monster).svg Vampire is probably best for now, since it is a ranged monster, meaning we can strike it with melee, even considering the drop chance and drop rates are lower than from the master wizard.

Catalyst Runes are the runes you use to power up your spells, while Elemental runes select which element you’re using. You can remove the cost for Elemental runes with staves, which we will abuse to completely nullify the air cost, and thus only use air spells.

The Staff of Air (item).svg Staff of Air reduces the cost by 1, allowing you to cast up to Wind Strike for free (20 dmg), the Air Battlestaff (item).svg Battlestaff reduces it by 3, allowing you to cast up to Wind Blast for free (130 dmg), while the Mystic Air Staff (item).svg Mystic Air Staff reduces it by 5, allowing you to cast up to Wind Wave for free (170 dmg).

Keep in mind you will also need the Catalyst runes for each tier. Once you get to level Magic (skill).svg 30 magic you can start wielding Air Battlestaff (item).svg battlestaves, and should therefore also cast Wind Bolts. No need for Mind Rune (item).svg Mind Runes anymore, so sell them all.

After you can cast Death Rune (item).svg Death spells, you might want to go back and forth between Chaos Rune (item).svg Chaos Runes and Death Rune (item).svg Death Runes, since they both deal decent damage, and are both farmed decently at the Master Wizard (monster).svg Master Wizard for a while. Eventually, as you get more magic evasion through leveling Magic (skill).svg magic, you will only use Death Rune (item).svg Death runes, as the Necromancer (monster).svg Necromancer stops hurting too much.

Ancient (g) to God gear and beyond (everything maxed, current end game)

Pre-Gods

It's about time to get your best-statted amulet, the Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs that has 1% more Damage Resistance compared to Elite Amulet of Defence (item).svg Elite Amulet of Defence in addition to offensive and defensive bonuses. Refer to the FEZ/Guide for getting all the materials to make it. The Leonardo (pet).svg Leonardo pet is good to have by this point as well, as it's a free 1% DR. Another useful item to get around this time if you don't already have it is the Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring, for its unavoidable special attack.

Aeris

Getting 99/99/99 melee stats is not a bad plan at this point, but before moving into the Air God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Air God Dungeon, you'll want to have at least 90/90/90 melee stats, full (G) Ancient Platebody (item).svg (G) Ancient melee armor, (G) Rune Boots (item).svg (G) Rune Boots, Paladin Gloves (item).svg Paladin Gloves, Dragonfire Shield (item).svg Dragonfire Shield, Fire Cape (item).svg Fire Cape, Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ or Elite Amulet of Defence (item).svg Elite Amulet of Defence, and level 85 Ranged (skill).svg Ranged. This combination of armor will allow you to reach 43% DR and idle the Air God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Air God Dungeon with as low as level 97 hp for 1000 total health, including the 30 hp bonus from the Dragonfire Shield (item).svg DFS. If your hp is at least level 95, then you can even use the (U) Ancient D-hide Vambraces (item).svg (U) Ancient D-hide Vambraces for 2% DR more than Paladin Gloves (item).svg Paladin Gloves.

Your goal is to get full Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris God Armor from the Scroll of Aeris (item).svg Scrolls of Aeris, with the Stormsnap (item).svg Stormsnap being optional. The Aeris Godsword (item).svg Aeris Godsword is wholly unnecessary, as you'll want to keep using the DR of the Dragonfire Shield (item).svg DFS awhile longer, though all of the godswords can be used for non-dungeon grinding.

You'll want to hold on to the Air Shard (item).svg Air Shards which can be upgraded into Air Chest (item).svg Air Chests, containing various crossbow bolts. These won't be enough to supply you for the Water God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Water God Dungeon but will at least save you some time grinding ammunition in the future. The Deadeye Amulet (item).svg Deadeye Amulet and the Deadeye Ring (item).svg Deadeye Ring are each pretty good DPS increases for Ranged, but DR is so tight in most god dungeons that you may not be able to use it over the Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ.

Glacia

Hopefully you've gotten the Finn, the Cat (pet).png Finn, the Cat pet by now, because the 10 max health bonus makes DR and max hit calculations much easier, not to mention potentially saving you 1% DR here and there. That and the Leonardo (pet).svg Leonardo pet will be assumed from here out for the sake of example gear, just for simplicity, alongside level 99 Hitpoints (skill).svg Hitpoints.

Water God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Water God Dungeon will be done with Ranged (skill).svg Ranged. Your goal is 49% DR. While it's much easier to reach this threshold with the Ancient Crossbow (item).svg Ancient Crossbow from Dragons Den (dungeon).svg Dragons Den and a Dragonfire Shield (item).svg Dragonfire Shield, gathering bolts from either Air Chest (item).svg Air Chests or Slayer (skill).svg Slayer resupplies is pretty tedious (though autoslayer helps, and again, Giant Crab (monster).svg Giant Crab tasks are your friend. Use basic resupplies for the most ammo per SC,) so an alternative if you have level 88 Prayer (skill).svg Prayer is to use the Stone Skin prayer and the Ancient Longbow (item).svg Ancient Longbow, full Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris, Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Silver Diamond Ring (item).svg Silver Diamond Ring, and a Fire Cape (item).svg Fire Cape. Without level 88 prayer, you'll have to use a shield.

If you do go the Ancient Crossbow (item).svg Ancient Crossbow + Dragonfire Shield (item).svg DFS route, then Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris provides enough damage reduction for you to wear otherwise fully offensive gear, including the Deadeye Amulet (item).svg Deadeye Amulet, Deadeye Ring (item).svg Deadeye Ring, and the Cape of Prat (item).svg Cape of Prat or Ranged Skillcape (item).svg Ranged Skillcape.

Regardless of your gearing, the goal is full Glacia God Platebody (item).svg Glacia armor in 5 pieces from the Scroll of Glacia (item).svg Scrolls of Glacia, with the Warlock Ring (item).svg Warlock Ring from Water Chest (item).svg Water Chests being a neat bonus and the Warlock Amulet (item).svg Warlock Amulet not being very useful. The Glacia Godsword (item).svg Glacia Godsword is not worth grinding for, nor is the Cloudburst Staff (item).svg Cloudburst Staff. The cloudburst doesn't provide any air runes, which are required for all standard spells, so where you can use a 2h staff, you'll likely want to use your Mystic Air Staff (item).svg Mystic Air Staff to prevent needing to farm Wizard (monster).svg Wizards for air runes, but most of the late-game magic content requires a wand and shield anyway, so it's moot. Maybe you could use it for an ancient magicks setup with Icicle Volley, but Ancient Rune (item).svg Ancient Runes are also a pain to get in bulk. Water Chest (item).svg Water Chests are actually the best place to farm ancient runes due to the low drop rate and amount from Magic Chest (item).svg Magic Chests. Hold on to a Magic Wand (Elite) (item).svg Magic Wand (Elite) if you get one and have the bank space to spare, as it's the best one-handed wand you'll have access to for awhile.

Terran

With full Glacia God Platebody (item).svg Glacia, a Mystic Air Staff (item).svg Mystic Air Staff, and 45% DR, you can go do the Infernal Stronghold (dungeon).svg Infernal Stronghold to get your Infernal Cape (item).svg Infernal Cape and get 10 Infernal Core (item).png Infernal Cores to upgrade your Ancient Claw (item).svg Ancient Claw (and Dragon Claw (item).svg Dragon Claw if you don't have one yet) into the Infernal Claw (item).svg Infernal Claw for melee farming.

Terran must be done with mage and has a very tight window for gearing and Damage Reduction. Specifically, your attack speed needs to be faster than 3 seconds and you need 47% DR. In a worst case scenario, Terran (monster).svg Terran will increase your attack interval by 33% for 2 turns then stun you for 1 turn. If he hits you while you're stunned, you'll take an additional 30% damage, drastically increasing your necessary DR to safely idle.

As with the Water God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Water God Dungeon, there are two ways to do the Earth God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Earth God Dungeon: you can use a Mystic Air Staff (item).svg Mystic Air Staff, Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Skull Cape (item).svg Skull Cape, and Silver Diamond Ring (item).svg Silver Diamond Ring and use the Surge I Aurora to just barely make your attacks fast enough to avoid being smacked while stunned and slowed, or use a Magic Wand (Elite) (item).svg Magic Wand (Elite), Miolite Shield (item).svg Miolite Shield (or Dragonfire Shield (item).svg Dragonfire Shield if you're lazy), Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Skull Cape (item).svg Skull Cape, and the Warlock Ring (item).svg Warlock Ring, which is fast enough to not worry about needing surge.

There are also two reasonable choices for spells. Gathering Ancient Rune (item).svg Ancient Runes is a slow process, but it allows for the use of Wind Surge, which will shred through the dungeon at around 250 casts per kill for 3.7 kills per hour with the wand or 350 casts per kill for 2.3 kills per hour with a staff. On the other hand, Death Rune (item).svg Death Runes are much easier to gather in bulk from Necromancer (monster).svg Necromancers so you could instead use Wind Blast at around 350 casts per kill for 2.5 kills per hour with a wand or 800 casts per kill for 1.5 kills/hr with a staff. Using Ancient Magicks is not recommended, even with a Mystic Air Staff (item).svg Mystic Air Staff, as while you can get 5.5 kills per hour with this gear, it also costs almost 600 ancient runes per kill.

TL;DR - farm ancient/light runes and use wind surge for the staff setup, or farm death/air runes and use wind blast for the wand setup.

The goal is to get an Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield and least 4 pieces of Terran God Platebody (item).svg Terran armor from Scroll of Terran (item).svg Scrolls of Terran, though 5 is, of course, ideal. Make sure you finally put your (G) Rune Boots (item).svg (G) Rune Boots to rest; they've earned it. Terran isn't necessary to upgrade your melee gear further to Ragnar God Platebody (item).svg Ragnar armor, but you will need a few Terran pieces to reach the DR threshold for Into the Mist (dungeon).svg Into the Mist. Again, the Terran Godsword (item).svg Terran Godsword isn't worth grinding out due to the DR opportunity cost of not being able to wield a shield and not having access to Damage Reduction Potions. You'll also want to get both a Guardian Amulet (item).svg Guardian Amulet and a Guardian Ring (item).svg Guardian Ring from the Earth Chest (item).svg Earth Chests, which provide BIS DR in their respective slots (10% for a necklace when below 50% hp, 5% otherwise, and 2% for a ring.)

Ragnar

Ragnar is completely optional for game progression, as Ragnar God Platebody (item).svg Ragnar God Armor actually has LESS damage reduction than Terran God Platebody (item).svg Terran God Armor, though it has much higher strength and melee attack bonuses.

Wasteful Ring (item).svg Wasteful Ring is required to do Fire God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Fire God Dungeon as a CO, so grab some Climbing Boots (item).svg Climbing Boots, head over to the Perilous Peaks (combatArea).svg Perilous Peaks and kill some Wicked Greater Dragon (monster).png Wicked Greater Dragons. While you're there, you might as well stock up on Jadestone Bolts (item).svg Jadestone Bolts from Hunting Greater Dragon (monster).png Hunting Greater Dragons, if you have the food to spare. While they're the best bolts in the game, the food necessary to grind them out in any notable amount may dissuade you from changing away from Topaz Bolts (item).svg Topaz Bolts or Sapphire Bolts (item).svg Sapphire Bolts from slayer resupplies.

Range is your best option for the Fire God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Fire God Dungeon due to the 1300 magic max hit of the final boss, Ragnar (monster).svg Ragnar. Even once you have your Wasteful Ring (item).svg Wasteful Ring equipped, you'll need 63% DR to idle Fire God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Fire God Dungeon, which at this point, can only be done with the Guardian Amulet (item).svg Guardian Amulet or the Erran (pet).svg Erran pet from Earth God Dungeon (dungeon).svg Earth God Dungeon plus Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ and otherwise full tank gear. We only have access to 66% total DR from ranged (with wasteful) until after Into the Mist (dungeon).svg Into the Mist. Full Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris, Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield, Infernal Cape (item).svg Infernal Cape, and Stone Skin will only get you to 60% DR.

If you aren't after full collection log completion and just want to speed your way to Into the Mist (dungeon).svg Into the Mist and T90 weapon farming, then pick up 2 pieces of Ragnar God Platebody (item).svg Ragnar Armor. The helm and platebody provide the best offensive bonuses, and all pieces have the same DR, so these will be the best bang for your buck.

Unfortunately, the Ragnar Godsword (item).svg Ragnar Godsword isn't of any use to us without Damage Reduction Potions to make up for the lack of a shield, nor is the Big ol Ron (item).svg Big ol Ron. The strength of the Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring means that the Fighter Ring (item).svg Fighter Ring isn't any good for endgame monsters, and the stun effect of the Fighter Amulet (item).svg Fighter Amulet is overshadowed by any other end-game amulet due to its lack of actual stats (specifically DR.) If you can afford to give up the DR of a necklace, you're better off using more Ragnar God Platebody (item).svg Ragnar Armor and a Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ or just toss on your Amulet of Looting (item).svg Amulet of Looting. This means that the Fire Chest (item).svg Fire Chests are more or less useless for progression.

Into the Mist

Dungeon Equipment Swapping (upgrade).svg Dungeon Equipment Swapping upgrade is required to complete Into the Mist (dungeon).svg Into the Mist. The minimum recommended gear is full Terran God Platebody (item).svg Terran, Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris and Glacia God Platebody (item).svg Glacia god armor but it can be completed pre-Terran just with more active strategies (swap Terran God Platebody (item).svg Terran Gear for Ancient Platebody (item).svg Ancient Gear and swap Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield for Dragonfire Shield (item).svg Dragonfire Shield.) Recommended skill levels are Attack (skill).svg Attack, Strength (skill).svg Strength, Defence (skill).svg Defence, and Ranged (skill).svg Ranged at least level 90, Magic (skill).svg Magic at least level 95, Hitpoints (skill).svg Hitpoints at level 99 and Prayer (skill).svg Prayer at least level 76. Each of the 3 phases of the boss can only be damaged by an attack type that matches their own. Melee vs melee, ranged vs ranged, magic vs magic. The DR numbers provided assume a max hp of 1000 from level 99 Hitpoints (skill).svg Hitpoints and Finn, the Cat (pet).png Finn, the Cat. (500hp max hp after affliction.)

The two eating strategies used in this guide are Auto Eat and Hold Enter/Spam Eat. Auto Eat is what it sounds like, letting the attack get healed by Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat which keeps our attacks uninterrupted. Hold Enter means that after you click on your food to eat manually once, which will target your equipped food. (You can see a bold grey box around your food to indicate it's selected.) Then you hold the Enter key on your keyboard, which will automatically try to eat each tick, and automatically eat when damaged. Do not let go until the attack is completed. This technique only works in browser versions of the game and is not required to complete the dungeon; it just makes it easier. Spam clicking your food can work as well.

The most important thing to understand about Into the Mist (dungeon).svg Into the Mist is the Affliction debuff, which lowers your max hp by 1% for every stack and stacks up to 50 times. Every time an attack hits you, while in this dungeon there is a 70% chance to gain a stack of affliction. This means that in long fights your max hp will drop to 500 which puts your auto eat threshold at 200. The only way to remove affliction is to defeat the current monster or run.

Afflicted Monsters

For the afflicted monsters you will want to be using your strongest melee, ranged and magic sets. Swap sets according to the attack style of the monster to gain combat triangle advantage. Due to the variability of the monsters you face this phase can either be very easy or very hard. Keep your eye on your current Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat threshold (which will drop from 400 to 200 as the fight continues) and the max hit of the monster you are currently facing (keeping in mind status effects like sleep, stun and freeze.) You will likely need to eat manually in this section. Alternatively you could hold enter to eat either some or all of the time. This phase is not a race against time like phase 1 and phase 3 so there is no need to rush.

Mysterious Figure - Phase 1 (monster).svg Mysterious Figure - Phase 1

Recommended Gear: Terran God Platebody (item).svg Terran or Ragnar God Platebody (item).svg Ragnar Armor, Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring, Darksteel Dagger (item).svg Darksteel Dagger, Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield, Infernal Cape (item).svg Infernal Cape
Recommended Prayers: Protect from Melee (prayer).svg Protect from Melee, Chivalry (prayer).svg Chivalry
Combat Style: Stab

Attacks

Mark of Death (50%) (Auto Eat req 34DR)
-An unavoidable attack that deals 300 damage, and applies +1 stack of Mark of Death to you (Maximum 3 stacks). Mark of Death gives 50% decreased damage reduction regardless of number of stacks. One stack is removed after each of your turns.

Cursed Edge (35%) (Hold Enter/Spam Eat)
-An avoidable attack that slices at you 2 times, dealing 600 damage each.

Reap and Return (15%) (Auto Eat req 56DR)
-An avoidable attack that hits 7 times, plus an extra time per Mark of Death stack applied to you. Deals 450 damage each and heals the enemy for 100% of damage dealt. Removes all Mark of Death stacks from you after attack.

Strategy

For this fight it is very helpful to use a weapon with attack speed lower than 2.6. This means that you can avoid getting hit while you have a stack of the Mark of Death debuff. Mark of Death is survivable with Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat at max affliction provided you have at least 34DR. Cursed Edge can kill you through Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat at high affliction stacks so hold enter to eat for this attack once its max hit is higher than your Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat threshold. With 56 DR you can survive Reap and Return using just Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat even at maximum affliction stacks. This fight is a race due to the healing the boss receives from Reap and Return. For this reason we use Protect from Melee (prayer).svg Protect from Melee to limit the amount of healing the boss can do. Sandstorm Ring (item).svg Sandstorm Ring and Chivalry (prayer).svg Chivalry will help to land hits against this high evasion boss. Darksteel Dagger (item).svg Darksteel Dagger is very strong here due to how the bleed scales with monster max hp.

Mysterious Figure - Phase 2 (monster).svg Mysterious Figure - Phase 2

Recommended Gear: Aeris God Platebody (item).svg Aeris Armor, Deadeye Amulet (item).svg Deadeye Amulet or Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Deadeye Ring (item).svg Deadeye Ring or Guardian Ring (item).svg Guardian Ring, Ancient Throwing Knife (item).svg Ancient Throwing Knives, Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield, Infernal Cape (item).svg Infernal Cape or Cape of Prat (item).svg Cape of Prat.
Recommended Prayers: Eagle Eye (prayer).svg Eagle Eye, Sharp Vision (prayer).svg Sharp Vision
Combat Style: Rapid

Attacks

Mark of Death (50%) (Auto Eat req 34DR)
-An unavoidable attack that deals 300 damage, and applies +1 stack of Mark of Death to you (Maximum 3 stacks). Mark of Death gives 50% decreased damage reduction regardless of number of stacks. One stack is removed after each of your turns.

Concealed Danger (35%) (Auto Eat req 56DR)
-An avoidable attack that hits 1 time(s), plus an extra time per Mark of Death stack applied to you. Deals 450 damage each. Removes all Mark of Death stacks from you after attack.

Shadowstep (15%) (-)
-The enemy is surrounded with mist, gives the enemy +20% Global Evasion,+40% Damage Reduction and -20% Attack Interval for 1 of the enemy's turn. If buff is already active, perform a Normal Attack instead.

Normal Attack (Instead of repeating Shadowstep while the effect is already active) (Hold Enter/Spam Eat)
-772 Ranged Damage

Strategy

For this phase we are once again avoiding the Mark of Death debuff by using a fast attack speed weapon. In this case our attack must be faster than 1.75 which Ancient Throwing Knife (item).svg Ancient Throwing Knives with the rapid attack style allows us to do. Mark of Death is survivable with Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat at max affliction provided you have at least 34DR. With 56 DR you can survive Concealed Danger even with maximum affliction. The attack which you must watch out for is the normal attack which happens instead of Shadowstep if the boss already has the buff (the attack bar of the boss will be blue rather than yellow.) This attack can kill you through Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat at high [Affliction|affliction]] stacks so hold enter to eat for this attack once its max hit is higher than your Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat threshold. This phase is not a race against time so slow and steady will work for this phase.

Ahrenia (monster).svg Ahrenia

Recommended Gear: Glacia God Platebody (item).svg Glacia Armor, Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs (item).svg FEZ, Warlock Ring (item).svg Warlock Ring or Guardian Ring (item).svg Guardian Ring, Magic Wand (Elite) (item).svg Magic Wand (Elite), Miolite Shield (item).svg Miolite Shield or Earth Layered Shield (item).svg Earth Layered Shield, Skull Cape (item).svg Skull Cape or Infernal Cape (item).svg Infernal Cape
Recommended Prayers: Mystic Might (prayer).svg Mystic Might, Augury (prayer).svg Augury
Spell: Gust (spell).svg Gust or Slicing Winds (spell).svg Slicing Winds

Attacks

Shadow Burst (70%) (Hold Enter/Spam Eat)
-Fire off 3 large, avoidable, dark explosions that deal 800 damage each. Gives you -1% Global Accuracy that stacks up to 40 times.

Into the Mist (15%) (-)
-The enemy disappears into the Mist. Gives the enemy +10% Damage Reduction each time they are hit for the duration of this attack (Stacks up to 10 times) and gives Regen that heals 10% of the enemy's max hitpoints over 10s.

Fallen Light (15%) (Auto Eat req. 50DR) -The Mist breaks away and the sky opens up to an unavoidable, falling ray of Darkness, dealing 400x15 damage over 2.8s.

Strategy

For this fight you will first and foremost need to achieve accuracy higher than 33,334. This allows us to stay above the 20k accuracy requirement for Ancient Magicks while accounting for max stacks of the Shadow Burst debuff. Once you achieve the required accuracy you should then try to get at least 50 DR. How you achieve this combination of stats will depend or your exact Magic (skill).svg Magic level and which pets and gear you have currently collected. It isn't possible to reach the DR needed to survive Shadow Burst even at low affliction stacks so you will need to hold enter to eat whenever you see Shadowburst (this will be most attacks.) Into the Mist healing the boss means this fight is a race against time. This is why we're going to use 100% accuracy Ancient Magicks. Gust (spell).svg Gust is a good choice but Slicing Winds (spell).svg Slicing Winds will also get the job done. Fallen Light can be survived with Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat at max affliction as long as you have at least 50 DR. It is important to use Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat for Fallen Light since that will allow you to attack without being interrupted by manual eating.

Ocean stuff

TBD