[CONFIRMED!] Workaround for Act 3/Heimlock Boss Bug!

EDIT: It seems that not dealing any damage for about 2 seconds while and after his transformation into ascended form is enough to not let him glitch. Thanks @Schulle for the clarification!


I just made it after 10+ tries on that bugged boss.

Here's how to do it:
Bug seems to occur as soon as he enters his ascended form. DO NOT damage him while he is transforming!

First Phase is easy. Just bash him with everything you have.
If he bugs out while transitioning to the 2nd or 3rd Phase (because he starts Phase 2 while ascended) Bad Luck. Try again.
In 2nd Phase damage him in his ascended form until he turns normal again (first shield bar down).
Now damage him until he is about to get staggered (but don't actually stagger him!).
Now run around, kill adds and wait until he enters his ascended form again.
He will do it after a while.
After he transformed: DO NOT Damage him for another 2 seconds or so. Wait for him to start moving again.
Then you should be safe for that turn.
Rinse and repeat for Phase 2 and 3 until he's down.
Took me a while to get it right and yes this prolongs the fight for some time but anything is better than not getting it done at all.

Let me know if this works for you as well :).

Screenshot of proof:

https://i.postimg.cc/jj0hzxcb/Endgame-Unlocked.png

Replies: 27

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Category: Bugs & Issues

Confirmed this works just did it :) thanks for the help

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Confirmed this works just did it :) thanks for the help

Malthorion Original Comment

You're welcome :). See you in the endgame!

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I can see how this would work...however, playing a poison build unfortunately makes this incredibly hard, especially not being able to control the stacks and how hard they may hit... I will keep plugging away, but hopefully this is fixed soon.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I can see how this would work...however, playing a poison build unfortunately makes this incredibly hard, especially not being able to control the stacks and how hard they may hit... I will keep plugging away, but hopefully this is fixed soon.

connolps Original Comment

Aw crap. This is quite unfortunate. Maybe you can slightly reskill for the fight?

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

+1

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Confirmed! Just don't attack for 2 sec after he transformed, that's about it!

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I can see how this would work...however, playing a poison build unfortunately makes this incredibly hard, especially not being able to control the stacks and how hard they may hit... I will keep plugging away, but hopefully this is fixed soon.

connolps Original Comment

I can attest to this. Without having to respec by passive build in order just to get past this last boss, not much can be done except wait.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I can attest to this. Without having to respec by passive build in order just to get past this last boss, not much can be done except wait.

takodan Original Comment

That's understandable of course. But we don't know when they will fix that. Depending on your Level a reskill (and reversing back) should come in at around 20k Gold and 2k Primordials. That's about 1 hour max in endgame farming. It's up to you if that's worth the hassle.

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Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

ahh great that to complete the campaing i must do a specific pj and do that ritual cause they have broke the game, and not fix it in more than 8 hours

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

doesnt work for me i try to get him to transform 1 hit at a time to make sure i dont damage to much but he still freezes

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

After much MUCH trial and error. I found what was keeping me from completing was using the spell anomaly. Minions are okay. I thought that was a problem but was successful with Livor Mortis up. I kept pretty ranged so was never close enough for Bulwark of Dawn to bug out either. Just be aware.

GLHF
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Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

doesnt work for me i try to get him to transform 1 hit at a time to make sure i dont damage to much but he still freezes

PolygonPrime Original Comment

tested almost 10 times and he freezes even when im not firing anything at him and running around the circle. going to wait for the patch :'(

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Same, Ive tried the no damage thing, but even if 1 dot is on him it wont work.

i would have to farm more affinity, respec completely, then kill him. All to just respec again once I kill him.... thats not cool. All my skills fo dot damage.

This really needs to be fixed immediately.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Same, just transforming he freezes. Impossible kill without being able to do damage. It's a critical bug.

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Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

Hey guys,
i play a dot build too and it worked out for me even with little dmg on him. I think its more a problem when you do to much dmg before he transforms for the second time in phase two. This problem appears in other games as well, when a Boss has different phases or changes his attack behavior in the fight.

hope this will help u!

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Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I just killed him as DOT build after 5-10 tries. Phase 1 just kill him ASAP. Phase 2 dont damage him while he is transforming. Then just auto attack him and use bulwark of dawn, summon as well. No ananomy. Rinse and repeat, and I passed him.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

This does work for builds that revolve around poison damage.

Wolcen staff, get your shit together - this is a game breaking bug, get it fixed immediately.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I also have build that revolves around damage over time, so it took me 10+ tries to use this work around, a bit of an annoying anti climax for an otherwise vary fun story campaign.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

bugged as hell, did more than 30 tries, no one goes on,

fix it people

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

I was running Plague Burst, Anomoly, Consuming Embers and Bleeding Edge. After a dozen freezes I swapped out Plague Burst and Anomoly for Infinity Blades and Annihilation. I took care not to attack him until he started moving after each transformation and I got him first try. DOTs are obviously the issue so for now you can to swap those out for any other skills you have leveled up and make the best of it. It's crazy we have to find workarounds but this worked for me.

Created: 2 years, 9 months ago

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