Act I Boss - Too Easy?

Did they nerf this guy or did I manage to bug him out? I've watched gameplay videos of this fight, and he never used any of his phase 3 abilities. I did manage to stun him right as he was running to the center of the room - did I just break his AI?

Also his health seemed way lower than the videos I've seen. the whole fight took about 2 minutes, and I've seen videos where phase 3 alone is over 5 minutes. I don't know what kind of damage he has been hitting other people for, but he only hit me for about 600, which allowed me to recover (1200 HP/500 Shield).

To clarify, I'm not some master player, and yes, I was playing on Normal.

So was he nerfed or did I get lucky? Or am I secretly a savant at this obscure thing?

Replies: 4

Created: 2 years, 7 months ago

Category: Feedback & Suggestions

he was probably stealth nerfed, he was WAY overtuned at launch for a first boss when you had barely any gear and barely any levels.. he was a VERY difficult encounter for many builds

Created: 2 years, 7 months ago

he was probably stealth nerfed, he was WAY overtuned at launch for a first boss when you had barely any gear and barely any levels.. he was a VERY difficult encounter for many builds

jdruffus Original Comment

If so, they nerfed him way too hard. I was expecting a challenge after all the hype!

Created: 2 years, 7 months ago

If so, they nerfed him way too hard. I was expecting a challenge after all the hype!

ApertureBear Original Comment

yep they nerfed him in the recent patch this is what happens when you have morons on this forum constantly over complaining that he was WAY to broken while he might of been overtuned a slight bit people were treating it like the end of the world and as a result they nerfed him although in the PN its only said they nerfed his jump speed and made the indicator for the leap more clear to see as far your thing with him not using any of his P3 abilities they either stealth nerfed him more than what was in the PN or your game just bugged

Created: 2 years, 7 months ago

If so, they nerfed him way too hard. I was expecting a challenge after all the hype!

ApertureBear Original Comment

Nah they didnt nerf him hard.

So what build are you using ?
I case you use an ailment build there is no hard fight in the campaign.

In case you use Ailments he was dead in seconds in any patch.
Stacking 2 different Ailments kills everything in the Campaign in a matter of 20-30 Seconds.

Things that made the boss hard were
1.) Many of the nodes such as spelldamage not working before 1.0.5
2.) Using ineffective skills (Some skills in this game are simply a lot better than others)

Things that will trivialise everything in the campaign no matter the patch
-> stacking 2 different ailments


When i first did fight the Boss i was using a 1handed weapon and this Anvil Hammer skill
My passive tree was mainly crit damage and %Life nodes
Fight was pretty hard but doable.

My hammer did ~ 1400 damage on hit but i was constantly trying to surive so i did only get in a few hits every now and then

2nd Playthrough i used a mage and stacked Fire and poison ailments using fireball.
Passive tree everything in ailments and in casting speed

Fight went like this
Phase 1: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dead
Phase 2 brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dead
Phase 3 brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr shield + fire invulnerable phase -> jump into fire circle brrrrrrrrrr -dead

fight did last about 1 minute....

I had 1900 damage ticks per 0,6 seconds from ailments.....while i could run away in circles without being in any danger.

When he is down to ~ 50% health in 3rd phase he will go in the middle of the arena and get invulnerable for a few seconds covering in shields.
after this phase ends he will throw a fire cirlce that 1hits you unless u heavily invested in toughness.
However you can just jump directly into it and it will do 0.zero damage

(Edited 2 years, 7 months ago)

Created: 2 years, 7 months ago

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