Defeating Hildebrandt Palace is one of the most challenging and rewarding Abyssal Dungeons currently available in Lost Ark, and it’s also a lot of fun to do so in.
In Lost Ark, Hildebrandt Palace is the final Dungeon of Phantom Palace as well as the final Tier 1 Abyssal Dungeon. It is one of the more mechanically dense Abyssal Dungeons currently available, and it is also a great deal of fun. It’s likely that, once players get used to running this minimum 460 Item Level Dungeon on a weekly basis, they’ll find that they enjoy re-running it because it strikes the perfect balance between mechanics and flair.
Players will face off against the Phantom Legion Queen at the conclusion of this modified version of the Rohendel Main Story Quest Dungeon, as well as two different encounters with Brelshaza, one of the more lore-important characters in the story. So, without further ado, let’s go over what players need to know in order to successfully complete the Hildebrandt Palace Abyssal Dungeon raid in Ark: Survival Evolved.
It is divided into four sections: the Phantom Legion Queen bossfight, a rather lengthy mob-clearing section, Brelshaza’s first phase encounter, and the second Brelshaza fight. The Phantom Legion Queen bossfight takes place in Hildebrandt Palace.
Only one mechanic needs to be remembered during Brelshaza’s first phase, which is the Rolling Boulders phase of the fight. Brelshaza tilts the stage at 14 and 6 remaining HP Bars, causing spinning blades on the lower end of the stage and infinitely spawning Boulders to fall from the higher end of the stage to get Lost Ark Gold, respectively. When the meteor hits both the player and Brelshaza, the phase is over. The player with the red indicator under their feet is the one who has to stay close to her at all times.
It is important to remember two mechanics during the second phase of the encounter with Brelshaza: the Stagger Check and the Flashlight mechanic. The Stagger Check is straightforward, and players only need to be aware of the HP bars during which it occurs, which are Brelshaza’s 34th and 26th HP bars, respectively. The Flashlight mechanic, on the other hand, occurs at her 16th and 8th HP bars, and it is a little more difficult to understand.
If a red X appears over a player’s head and there are three empty orbs above their head, that player is the one who must stand still while the rest of the party directs their character directly at them. It is imperative that they flee as quickly as possible once the red telegraph appears. Then, the second time this occurs, there will be one player with the red X and orbs and one player with a black spotlight that will trail behind him or her behind them. The player who has the black spotlight must remain still in order for the player who has the red X and orbs to be able to move into the black spotlight. When the red telegraph spawns, they should flee as quickly as possible once more.
In contrast to the format that many previous and future Abyssal Dungeons have followed, Hildebrandt Palace begins with a Boss encounter right away, rather than with a mob-clearing phase as is typical. Fighting the Phantom Legion Queen can be a time-consuming endeavor due to her numerous movement abilities and quick-cast attacks that knock players to the ground. Fortunately, she isn’t overly tanky, and players will most likely be able to take advantage of her one Wipe system, the Mirror & Energy Wave mechanic, before they know it.
Mirror and Energy Wave are two important mechanics
The Phantom Queen will teleport to the center of the arena and begin this phase of the battle at some point after she has consumed her eighth health bar. Players should not be concerned about damaging her while this mechanic is in effect, as the Queen is subjected to significantly less damage while this is taking place. Instead, players should concentrate on the red, blue, yellow, and purple mirrors that are spawning around the edge of the arena as they progress through the game.
Following the spawning of these mirrors, The Phantom Queen will unleash a lethal wave/line of purple energy that cannot be dodged and covers the entirety of either the horizontal or vertical area of the arena, depending on which direction it is facing. Once this wave has passed through the Queen in the middle of the arena, it will begin to move in the direction of the players. This is the time for each player to take note of which mirrors are on the other side of the wave and immediately move to the other mirror of the same color on the other side of the wave.
It is only necessary for players to interact with the mirror once the wave has passed its pair, and that is all there is to it! It should be noted though that there is little room for error, as any player who even slightly touches the purple Energy Wave will be killed immediately. Aside from that, there are two important considerations to keep in mind about this mechanic:
Do not come into contact with the purple mirrors at any time; doing so will teleport the player to the center of the arena, which is almost certain to result in death due to the way the waves of energy travel.
Players should avoid interacting with the mirror too early or leaving it too late because there is a brief animation of the player character lifting their hand up to touch it.
As a sort of palate cleanser before facing the ferocious Brelshaza battle, players will need to complete a brief mob clearing section that will provide them with a breath of fresh air. To defeat these stone enemies, players must simply wait for them to become targetable (which they do in groups over time), while also focusing their attention on the Elite near the end of the arena, the Phantom Legion Pawn.
Brelshaza Phase 1 is the subject of the third section
The first multi-phase Boss battle, one of the best aspects of Lost Ark’s endgame, has finally arrived, complete with Battle Workshop sections in between where players can repair Gear, swap out consumables, and review mechanics before the battle. Brelshaza’s first phase contains a large number of different attacks that are beneficial to memorize, but there is only one key mechanic that players should be aware of in order for things to run smoothly during the phase. The Rolling Boulders phase of the battle is, of course, the focus of this section.
Rolling Boulders are an Important Mechanic
Brelshaza will begin this phase when he has 14 and 6 HP Bars remaining, respectively. Brelshaza begins by teleporting to the center of the arena, as is the case with all of the other Boss mechanics. Using her magic, she will then tilt the entire stage diagonally, with the southern side (the side from which the party entered) being the lowest point and the northern side being the highest point, as shown in the illustration.
Then, from the northern side of the arena, an endless series of Boulders will begin rolling down towards players in an attempt to knock them into the spinning blades on the southern side of the arena. The spinning blades will not instantly kill players, but the damage they deal is not to be taken lightly.
The player must keep an eye on their character’s feet until a reddish aura appears beneath one of them in order to end this mechanic. As soon as this occurs, the player who is assigned to it must remain as close to Brelshaza as possible until the situation is resolved. After a few seconds, a meteor falls from the sky and hits an area around the player’s red aura, damaging it.
Brelshaza’s Final Phase is the fourth and final section
After a brief intermission, it’s time to head into the final confrontation with Brelshaza, who is significantly more mechanically complex than the version encountered during the Main Story Quest. Brelshaza’s basic attack is largely the same as it was in Phase 1, with a few new tricks and upgraded moves thrown in for good measure. In this phase, the real danger lies in the fact that Brelshaza has four wipe mechanics to clear, as well as two Stagger Checks and two Flashlight & Giant Meteor sections to contend with.
Stagger checks are an extremely important mechanic
Ephernia, the Ancient Flame Elemental, is clearly enraged at Brelshaza and shows up to slam its tail and claw down on her during these Stagger Checks, as described above. As a result, the party is attempting to deplete her Stagger Bar in order to cause her barrier against Ephernia’s attack to break, resulting in her being staggered by the flaming creature. Check out more details on the guide of Lost Ark Tire 3 Abyssal Dungeon.
Unless the party is able to stagger her in time, Brelshaza repels Ephernia’s attack while simultaneously unleashing a wave of energy that instantly wipes out the entire party. It’s also worth noting that Brelshaza will always teleport to the center of the stage for the Stagger Check when he has 26 HP Bars left on his health bar.
This is the major mechanic that many players find difficult to master during Brelshaza’s battle, and it’s easy to understand why. When Brelshaza has 16 and 8 health bars, this mechanic triggers. It also happens without any sort of build-up or lead-up, such as Brelshaza teleporting to the center of the stage.
Once this mechanic is activated, one player will notice that a bright red X has been drawn across their entire character model (friendly particle effects should be turned off to make this more visible). Due to this, they are the most important player during this phase. As soon as the red X player has been identified, the other three members of the party should be aware that they are not the red X player, which means they are the Flashlights.
This requires the red X player to move away from Brelshaza and maintain complete stillness throughout the game. Taking a few steps away from the red X player and then turning directly at them will allow the other three party members to see their beam of light shining on them will be required in response. Players can use basic attacks to fine-tune their aiming if they feel it is necessary.
The red X player will appear in the center of the screen if enough light is shined on him or her at the right time. A massive red telegraph will appear beneath the red X player and slowly fill with water. This is a massive meteor, and there is only a short amount of time for players to get out of the telegraph, so they should begin moving as soon as the meteor appears. Once the meteor strikes, the mechanic is terminated, and players can return to their previous activities on Brelshaza. Unless the procedure is followed correctly, everyone is trapped in magical orbs until they are struck by a meteor instead.