|50 - 80
|The Shadow Odyssey
On the first 2 floors, when you clear the side rooms you will find a Knowledge Shard that looks like a large crystal made of ice. Move it (the same way you move house items) to one of the pedestals in the main room. When placed correctly you get a message that "The Knowledge Shard locks into place", and when both are placed it unlocks the way to the next floor.
The main chamber on the first floor does not seem to have a name. See the picture in the info box. There is a dais in the center, a wall of ice blocking the way forward, and a pedestal on either side of the room. Find a movable ice gem in the next two rooms on this floor, after you kill a certain mob there, and place them on the pedestals to summon Aimedaca and 2 academic novices. Kill Aimedaca to melt the wall of ice.
Main chamber on the second floor. In a Reflection of Arrogance and a Reflection of Exploration you will find 2 more ice gems ince you have defeated the Sub-Boss there. Move them to the 2 pedestals in Halls of Ascension and a spiral staircase will rise form the floor to give you access to the third floor... a Reflection of Mastery.
Small triangular anteroom with 3 doors, 2 of which access the arena. In the arena you will face the second most challenging encounter in this zone. Along the walkway in front of you are 3 platforms, each glowing a different color: Yellow, Red and Blue. Below, in the arena, are three Masters: Master Delar (wearing yellow), Master Velihan (in red), and Master Rayne (in blue).
This encounter almost requires an enchanter. You will need to hold 2 of the masters while beating the third down to 50% (at which time he becomes invulnerable) and dragging him to his color. He will then become chained to the disc. Repeat for the other 2. When all three are chained The Master will appear where they originally stood, kill all 3 of them and await your pitiful attempt on him.
He is a necromancer. He will summon a tank pet and, from time to time, a pack of dogs. Some reports say that he spell reflects most of the time, except when he summons, but that was not what we saw. We did see some spell reflection, but it was not really a problem.
On a table at the back, below a wall sculpture that looks kind of like a keyhole, are 4 moveable items: An Amygdalan doll, a tree, a cloud, and a fish made of water.
Stand in the center of the room and look through the four "windows" to see into another plane. Move the items to the pedestals in front of the matching portal.
At the top of the stairs you will find some assassins. The Unseen Hand assassins are Vampires... Master Strike as the spirit moves you.
Open the doors and enter the inner sanctum of Miragul's Phylactery.
When the mob gets to 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20% health he will say something like "fire, fire, which one to burn" and cast a spell that will spawn a scroll, a page and two books on the ground in the center of the room. Two people then have 5 seconds to use the two Runed Torches found on the wall in the room to "burn" these 4 items by double clicking on the items (you do not have to equip or click on the torch, just have it in your inventory). If you succeed you will get 2-3 "adds" that can be easily killed. If you fail you will get a massive AE that will kill the party. You will have to succeed in "burning" the items a total of 4 times, once at each 20% health mark.
Note that YOU get to control when the spawn happens by controlling the damage you do to the mob. This is key. Get the mob to each 20% damage mark when YOU are ready for his "script". Now there are three ways to deal with the script.
Fortunately, the torches are not NO-TRADE, so you can give the torches to appropriate members. The torches are, however, NO-ZONE, so if anyone leaves or needs to zone out for any reason, they must give their torch to someone staying in the zone. If you are trying approach #1 to this fight, and you lose a torch, you are screwed. Just go home. The torches do not respawn, so you get only two.
|Allakhazam credits this post by (Age of Loki on Guk) and Trinity at the SOE Official Forums for Codexicon Strategy.