Impending Darkness Event/Guide

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This writeup is intended to be mobile-friendly as the UI can make switching difficult. Thus, there will be a focus on limiting the amount of switching necessary, from gear to prayers. Using a web browser or PC will help, as you will be able to swap gear much faster, but is not required. Using a PC will allow you to switch prayers, gear, or spells to optimize DPS, but these will not be discussed in depth.

Event Mechanics

Event mechanics are explained on the Impending Darkness Event page. In summary, you will need to clear 4 Slayer areas a total of 5 times to complete the entire event. At the end of every area cleared, a harder Boss monster will spawn - it is simply a regular monster with extra combat modifiers. At the end of every round of 4 slayer areas cleared, Bane will spawn. You will have time to swap gear before starting the fight with Bane.

Equipment Sets

Unhallowed Wasteland, 100% Slayer Negation Sets

This is the most important set and is targeted for Unhallowed Wasteland. You can use this set for the remaining Slayer areas, but it will be helpful to swap to the other sets to optimize your damage output.

Slot Melee Ranged Magic
Head Slayer Helmet (Master) Slayer Cowl (Master) Slayer Wizard Hat (Master)
Body Slayer Platebody (Master) Slayer Leather Body (Master) Slayer Wizard Robes (Master)
Leggings Ragnar God Platelegs Aeris God Platelegs Glacia God Platelegs
Boots Ragnar God Boots Aeris God Boots Glacia God Boots
Hands Ragnar God Gloves Aeris God Gloves Glacia God Gloves
Cape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape
Passive Slayer Cowl (Master) Slayer Wizard Hat (Master) Slayer Helmet (Master)
Neck Fighter Amulet Deadeye Amulet Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs
Ring Hunter's Ring Hunter's Ring Hunter's Ring
Weapon Infernal Claw Shockwave Ocean Song
Offhand Dragonfire Shield Scaled Shield Earth Layered Shield

Dark Waters, 40% Slayer Negation Sets

This set is targeted for Dark Waters, Shrouded Badlands, and Perilous Peaks. If you choose the "Slayer Area Effects are 5% Stronger" Modifier, wear a Hunter's Ring in the Passive Slot for all 3 styles.

Slot Melee Ranged Magic
Head Slayer Helmet (Master) Slayer Cowl (Master) Slayer Wizard Hat (Master)
Body Ragnar God Platebody Aeris God Platebody Glacia God Platebody
Leggings Ragnar God Platelegs Aeris God Platelegs Glacia God Platelegs
Boots Ragnar God Boots Aeris God Boots Glacia God Boots
Hands Ragnar God Gloves Aeris God Gloves Glacia God Gloves
Cape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape
Passive Elder Crown Elder Crown Elder Crown
Neck Fighter Amulet Deadeye Amulet Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs
Ring Ring of Blade Echoes Deadeye Ring Warlock Ring
Weapon Infernal Claw Shockwave Ocean Song
Offhand Dragonfire Shield Scaled Shield Earth Layered Shield

Bane, 0% Slayer Negation Sets

This set is targeted for Bane, here we remove all extraneous Slayer Area negation as we want maximum damage reduction and damage output. Remember that the game pauses before you fight Bane, so you do not need multiple copies of FEZ.

Slot Melee Ranged Magic
Head Ragnar God Helmet Aeris God Helmet Glacia God Helmet
Body Ragnar God Platebody Aeris God Platebody Glacia God Platebody
Leggings Ragnar God Platelegs Aeris God Platelegs Glacia God Platelegs
Boots Ragnar God Boots Aeris God Boots Glacia God Boots
Hands Ragnar God Gloves Aeris God Gloves Glacia God Gloves
Cape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape Maximum Skillcape
Passive Elder Crown Deadeye Amulet Elder Crown
Neck Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs
Ring Ring of Blade Echoes Deadeye Ring Warlock Ring
Weapon Infernal Claw Shockwave Ocean Song
Offhand Dragonfire Shield Scaled Shield Earth Layered Shield

Equipment Choices

The Maximum Skillcape is non-negotiable, as fights take place in Slayer areas with an item requirement to enter. Taking the cape off in the middle of an area, for example during the pause before Bane, will cause all of your attacks to miss.

Shield of Melee Power, Shield of Ranged Power, and Shield of Magic Power should be equipped as soon as they are obtained.

Buffs

Agility

# Obstacle Reason
1 X
2 X
3 Pipe Climb No particular reason beyond being the only obstacle that grants any combat benefits.
4 Coal Stones No negative modifiers, technically saves some food.
5 Cliff Balance +20 HP.
6 Lake Swim +3% damage, +1% DR. Rocky Waters can be used instead.
7 Boulder Trap No negative combat modifiers.
8 Pipe Crawl +8% Damage
9 Ice Jump +20 HP
10 Ocean Rafting Free damage!
P Pillar of Combat Lots of beneficial combat bonuses


Potions

Diamond Luck Potions or Damage Reduction Potion IV for the entire event.

Astrology

Maximize combat-focused Astrology bonuses. However, the difference is relatively small, so don't focus on getting optimal bonuses.

Modifier Tier List

Listed from best (choose it) to worse (avoid it). All modifiers apply to the enemies, not the player. You can start and stop the event when beginning to fish for a decent first modifier. If you receive choices of modifiers or a series of modifiers after a few rounds that are completely awful, you can always restart the event for better RNG.

  1. +100% chance to ignore Stuns and Freezes and Immune to Sleep
  2. +20% Maximum Hit and -10% Maximum Hitpoints
  3. +20% Maximum Hit and +20% Accuracy Rating
  4. +2000 Maximum Hitpoints and -10% Maximum Hit
  5. +50% chance to apply poison when hitting with an attack and +10% Maximum Hitpoints
  6. +15% Damage Reduction and +15% Global Evasion
  7. +50% Chance to apply burn when attacking and +50% chance to apply frostburn when attacking
  8. +100% chance to ignore Slow effects and -5% Attack Interval
  9. +10% Maximum Hit, -10% Attack Interval, and -10% Global Evasion
  10. +15% chance to apply affliction when attacking and +15% Lifesteal
  11. Slayer Area Effects are 5% Stronger
  12. Heal 4% of current hitpoints every 2 turns and +40% of Maximum Hit added to Minimum Hit

Area Order

The recommended order of areas to clear is as follows:

1. Unhallowed Wasteland:

  • Wear the Slayer Negation sets outlined above, this is mandatory, as the area effect is extremely detrimental to your ability to kill anything.

2. Dark Waters:

  • Wear the Dark Waters 40% negation sets outlined above, if you choose the "Slayer Area Effects are 5% Stronger" Modifier, wear a Hunter's Ring in the Passive Slot.

3. Shrouded Badlands:

  • No additional Area Negation is required anymore, Maximum Skillcape is enough to mostly cover the accuracy loss and the enemies aren't difficult enough to warrant.

4. Perilous Peaks:

  • Same as above, no Area Negation is required. When fighting Bane you use Protect from depending on which Combat Style Bane is using, so the Area effect (-Evasion) does not matter since the prayer sets the boss' chance to hit to 20% regardless.

You can clear in any order you wish, but the recommended order minimizes gear swaps and optimizes Bane fight locations. It is strongly recommended to never clear Unhallowed Wasteland and Dark Waters last.

Fight Details

Prayers

Prayer choice is different for each Slayer area. Prayers are listed in priority order and are recommended this way to reduce the need to change them on mobile as it can be difficult given the UI.

Prayers for Bane fights will be Protect from combat style and Battleheart.

Slayer Area Required Prayer Optional Prayer Reasoning
Shrouded Badlands Battleheart There are no difficult base monsters. Battleheart for damage plus your choice of any desired DPS prayer.
Perilous Peaks Battleheart There are no difficult base monsters. Battleheart for damage plus your choice of any desired DPS prayer.
Dark Waters Protect from Ranged Battleheart
Stone Skin
Rokken can be scary, so Protect from Ranged is recommended for the entire area. Battleheart for damage or Stone Skin for extra DR safety for Rokken.
Unhallowed Wasteland Protect from Melee Protect from Magic
Stone Skin
Battleheart
Protect from Melee is required for any Greater Skeletal Dragons. Protect from Magic is recommended to reduce Cursed Lich lifesteal but is not required. Stone Skin will help with Spiked Red Claws. If you feel comfortable, your second Prayer can be Battleheart.

Eating Patterns

Impending Darkness Event takes more attention than Into the Mist. High healing food such as Whale (Perfect) is highly recommended. Pay attention to all attacks throughout the event, and eat to full whenever in doubt. Listed below are the high priority monsters and attacks to watch out for.

Monster Attack Notes
Rokken/Rokken Boss Shockwave Modifiers can make Rokken hurt, and a boss Rokken will be very fast. Eat to full.
Ku-tul Curse of the Deep If you don't switch to god armor, modifiers + affliction can make this hit hard, since Ranged has no DR amulet. Eat to full.
Greater Skeletal Dragon Bone Crush Being stunned by a Bone Crush, the -10% DR debuff from Spiked Tail Whip, affliction stacks, plus any additional modifiers makes this pretty dangerous. If you have full debuffs (stun, -10% DR), Eat to full.
Spiked Red Claw Savage Spike If you're bleeding, Eat to full.
Bane, Bane, Instrument of Fear Suffocate Eat at around 60% HP or earlier. You want to avoid the sleep completely.
Bane, Bane, Instrument of Fear Fragile Mind If you are debuffed by Fragile Mind, Eat to full.
Bane, Instrument of Fear Overwhelming Power Spam eat.

Area Fights

These notes are strictly for the monsters in each area. Fire Surge is the recommended spell. Anguish III and Surge II are not required but do provide better DPS; however, they will have to be selected every time you swap to your Magic set.

Slayer Area Notes
Unhallowed Wasteland Swap each set for Combat Triangle advantage. Incinerate can be used to quickly proc Dragon burns against each melee UW monster if you wish, though Ocean Song and normal magic should be used when the enemy has roughly 50% of its health remaining.
Dark Waters Swap each set for Combat Triangle advantage.
Perilous Peaks Swap each set for Combat Triangle advantage.
Shrouded Badlands You can use Magic and Ocean Song the entire area.

Bane Fights

Bane's attack style randomly rolls when he spawns. Similar to Into the Mist, you must fight him with the same combat style he is using, as he is immune to all attacks from other combat styles. If you don't want to fight with a particular style, you can run - do not stop the event as this will reset all progress - and re-clear the last slayer area to roll a new Bane spawn. Bane has the same abilities no matter his combat style.

Melee Bane

Probably the hardest style as the modifiers stack up. Just let the Tidal Edge do the work as you pay attention to its attacks.

In some of the modifier variations, the final Bane will require a lot of manual eating.

Remember that you can re-roll his attack style by re-clearing the area, if he proves to be too much of a challenge. With good sense for eating and appropriate gear, this fight is not so much more difficult that it requires a re-roll.

Ranged Bane

Decent fight due to the Dragon + Centaur synergy adding a lot of extra damage. Nothing special, as Shockwave is a strong weapon.

Magic Bane

Generally the easiest style as you can use Incinerate for the duration of the fight for guaranteed burn and damage. You may wish to switch to any normal spell and start relying on Ocean Song once Bane reaches less than half HP, as the burn damage will drop off around half HP, however this is not really necessary. Alternatively, normal Magic and Ocean Song can be used for the entire fight too. Using Incinerate for the entire fight allows you to use Damage Reduction Potions instead of Diamond Luck as your hits are already guaranteed at 20k+ Accuracy Rating. Due to the extremely high chance for Incinerate to proc the Burn from Dragon tablets, the Dragon and Unicorn synergy ("You now heal for all BURNING damage you or the Dragon Familiar applies") can make this fight even simpler.