Epic bosses

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Epic bosses
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Contents


Description


Epic bosses live in a private corner of each of the normal hunting locations and in each of the regularly-available portal locations (not the special event portals).

Regular hunting locations normally have three epic bosses each; the portal locations have one epic boss each.

FB-connect and FB-platforms

Epic bosses are so strong you need active help from your coven to defeat them.

ArmorGames platform

The ArmorGames platform has no assist-click requirement for epic bosses.

Kongregate platform

The Kongregate platform also has no assist-click requirement for epic bosses.

Index


The epic bosses include:

Boss Level Type Damage Summoning item Location
Ancient silverback bbaLevel 110 Bestial Physical Treasure map Dread jungle
Bheron, zombie overlord abaLevel 10 Undead Physical Desecrated earth Crows Hill Cemetery
Bionic ninja aeaLevel 40 Techno Electric Ancient shuriken Oldtown
Bogeyman aaaLevel *0 Undead Shadow Raven feather Western field of the dead special event portal
Bone giant aaaLevel *0 Undead Shadow Pile of bones Crows Hill crypt portal
Captain John Hawk bbaLevel 110 Corrupted Ballistic Treasure map Dread jungle
Coffincracker juggernaut ajaLevel 90 Techno Physical Threat matrix device Cyberlabs inc.
Coffincracker marauder ajaLevel 90 Techno Ballistic Threat matrix device Cyberlabs inc.
Coffincracker prototype drone afaLevel 50 Techno Ballistic Red sector card Abandoned industrial complex
Cow king aaaLevel *0 Bestial Physical Cow skull Red pastures
Cu sith aiaLevel 80 Bestial Toxic Urn McCloud Manor
Director Styles ajaLevel 90 Xeno Psychic Threat matrix device Cyberlabs inc.
Herald of Poseidon bcaLevel 120 Righteous Holy Piranha Underwater city
Hive overlord aaaLevel *0 Xeno Physical Alien skull Crashed spaceship
Ivan, alpha werewolf acaLevel 20 Lycanthrope Physical Werewolf whistle Dark forest
Khaem-Miamen, the desert wolf ahaLevel 70 Lycanthrope Physical Golden scarab Dust devil desert
King kraken bcaLevel 120 Abominable Physical Piranha Underwater city
Lady McCloud aiaLevel 80 Vampiric Shadow Urn McCloud Manor
Lifeform XC51 baaLevel 100 Xeno Toxic Frozen flame Mount messmer summit
Monster of the Loch aiaLevel 80 Abominable Mystic Urn McCloud Manor
Oblivion emperor aaaLevel *0 Psychic Psychic Demon skull Dark oblivion
Osdraconis bone wyrm abaLevel 10 Draconic Ice Desecrated earth Crows Hill Cemetery
Pjotr, lycan berserker acaLevel 20 Lycanthrope Physical Werewolf whistle Dark forest
Primordial dragon aaaLevel *0 Draconic Fire Dragon skull Lair of the dragons
Pumpkin monster aaaLevel *0 Abominable Physical Giant pumpkin Field of the dead special event portal
Ratling oger adaLevel 30 Abominable Physical Rotten cheese Underground sewers
Ratling plaguebringer adaLevel 30 Bestial Toxic Rotten cheese Underground sewers
Ratling warlock adaLevel 30 Bestial Shadow Rotten cheese Underground sewers
Reptilian supersoldier afaLevel 50 Abominable Physical Red sector card Abandoned industrial complex
Rim invader bcaLevel 120 Xeno Psychic Piranha Underwater city
Rimeclaw frostwyrm baaLevel 100 Draconic Ice Frozen flame Mount messmer summit
Rider of the freezing death baaLevel 100 Undead Ice Frozen flame Mount messmer summit
Rocketworm ahaLevel 70 Abominable Toxic Golden scarab Dust devil desert
Sandrine the sand-shifter ahaLevel 70 Ethereal Mystic Golden scarab Dust devil desert
Sister of damnation agaLevel 60 Demonic Fire Nether portal Infernal planes
Sister of despair agaLevel 60 Corrupted Shadow Nether portal Infernal planes
Sister of dread agaLevel 60 Undead Ice Nether portal Infernal planes
Spirit of temptation aaaLevel *0 Demonic Fire Green apple House of the 7 sins special event portal
T-Max bbaLevel 110 Abominable Toxic Treasure map Dread jungle
Tasha, lycan spiritualist acaLevel 20 Lycanthrope Holy Werewolf whistle Dark forest
The blobber afaLevel 50 Xeno Toxic Red sector card Abandoned industrial complex
Vampiric geisha aeaLevel 40 Vampiric Shadow Ancient shuriken Oldtown
Xonia the necromanceress abaLevel 10 Corrupted Shadow Desecrated earth Crows Hill Cemetery
Zombie samurai aeaLevel 40 Undead Physical Ancient shuriken Oldtown

Portal bosses

Five of the epic bosses named above are located in the portal locations. You must be in the correct portal location to battle any of the following bosses:

Special event epic bosses

Three of the epic bosses listed in the table above can only be battled during a special event such as Blood moon arising or All hallows week:

PvB is different


Bosses are neither PvE nor PvP — fighting epic bosses (PvB) works slightly differently from PvE, PvP, or even PvCB forms of gameplay.

Epic boss loot is decided based on different criteria than are other loot decisions.

Bloodlust costs for epic boss battles are also based on a different set of criteria than other creatures.

Rewards


Because they take so much effort to defeat, epic bosses give much more XP and credit rewards than normal creatures do.

However, if you are more than 10 levels above a boss's level, the amount of XP you receive will be reduced.

XP adjustments

The XP you receive for defeating a boss is adjusted as follows:

  • If the level difference between you and the boss is less than 10, your XP is calculated based on the full XP range for that boss;
  • If the level difference between you and the boss is greater than 10 but less than or equal to 20, your XP is calculated based on half of the xp range for that boss;
  • If the level difference between you and the boss is greater than 20 but less than or equal to 30, your XP is calculated based on 1/4 of the xp range for that boss;
  • If the level difference between you and the boss is greater than 30 but less than or equal to 40, your XP is calculated based on 1/8 of the xp range for that boss; and
  • If the level difference between you and the boss is greater than 40, you get 100 xp.

Summoning epic bosses


Epic bosses are not located in the primary part of each location where you meet the normal creatures of that location.

Summoning items

Each location has a special summoning item, dropped by regular creatures, that summons an epic boss. Summoning items work differently depending on your location.

You can be in any location to summon most epic bosses; you do not have to be in the location where you find the summoning item.

However, if the epic boss you summon is in a portal location, you will only be able to fight that boss while you are actually in the portal location itself (the portal is open). However, when the portal closes (for those with portal keys) the boss remains active and you can come back to the portal and continue fighting them after the portal cool-down period if the expiration time of the boss haven't been reached.

Invocation of the old ones

Unless you have put talent points into the invocation of the old ones talent in the champion talent tree, each time you use a summoning item, you destroy it. Each new epic boss requires a new summoning item.

The invocation of the old ones talent gives a chance, depending on the number of talent points you have assigned to it, that a summoning item is not destroyed when used.

When you use and destroy a summoning item an epic boss will appear:

  • For a normal location's summoning item, one of the epic bosses that are native to that item's territory will appear. You cannot control which one of the three bosses will appear.
  • For a portal location's summoning item, that location's epic boss will appear.

GUI

Hunting grounds Blue arrow right.png Epic boss and coven bosses in the GUI opens the boss page.

Fighting bosses


You can only fight one epic boss fight at a time.

Bosses have a lot of life, meaning a fight takes many combat rounds.

Time limits for regular locations

You have three days to defeat an epic boss in regular locations. You can also choose to surrender to an epic boss and end that battle. If you cannot defeat that boss within 72 hours, you lose.

Time limits for portal locations

You have ten (10) calendar days to defeat an epic boss in one of the portal locations. However, you can only fight that epic boss while you are in the portal location. (Remember that each portal location has a cooldown: During its cooldown period, you cannot fight the epic boss in that location.)

Combat rounds

Once an epic boss has appeared, you click on "Attack“ to start the battle.

Unmodified, an attack costs 12 bloodlust (the dark templar servant, one or more gems, the fulfilling destiny talent or other items in your setup can reduce the bloodlust required to start an epic boss battle).

You can then choose "Single attack“ or "Speed attack“, just as in fighting normal creatures. A speed attack immediately deals 5 attacks. After that combat round, you have to attack the epic boss again (using another round of bloodlust) and all the things that normally happen at the beginning of combat will happen again, so, your mount will charge, your servant can attack again, you gain banes and wards and other procs.

If an epic boss reduces your health to 0 (if you are deathblowed, in other words), you immediately lose 60 bloodlust. If you have less than 60 bloodlust left, then your available bloodlust is also reduced to 0.

You can either surrender a fight or just leave it and do other things in CoB, and then come back later to the epic boss fight.

Loot

Epic bosses drop unique loot. That loot can include special armor, crafting materials, and weapons, scrolls, and words of command.

Specific details for Kongregate and ArmorGames servers and portal location epic bosses


These epic bosses have no shield to shatter, so the information in the next section does not apply to them.

Specific details for normal locations on FB or FB-connect servers


Before the combat begins

Before the combat begins, you want to receive help from friends, to:

  • Shatter the boss's shield (only your friends can do this for you);
  • Fight from the shadows (deliver a single large burst of energy against the epic boss); and
  • Grow stronger (receive the heroism proc as a buff).

Shields

Epic bosses have shields. Shields reduce the damage an epic boss receives by 100%. To defeat an epic boss, you must first destroy its shield.

Helping and getting help

You need help from others to successfully battle an epic boss. Gaining help from others also implies that you should actively help others as well.

You have a chance to receive loot (some only obtainable through assisting) just by helping out. For example, on the FB-connect platform and on [Facebook itself you can only obtain the vampiric power megalomania by helping your friends.

On the FB-connect platform and on [Facebook itself there are three stages in helping another. Each is begun by the person battling the epic boss.

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Shatter shield

To bring the shield down (and be able to eventually defeat the epic boss), you click on "Shatter shield“ and start a wallpost asking your friends for help. Each click from a friend reduces the amount of damage the shield absorbs by 10% of the base, meaning the shield will be eliminated when you receive 10 clicks from 10 different friends.

Hardest shield to shatter

The exception to the 10 assist clicks rule, is the coffincracker juggernaut, which has a shield that is so strong it requires the help of 20 friends to eliminate it.

It's best to wait until the shield is totally shattered before you begin attacking the epic boss directly.

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Gain a buff

Once the shield is down, you can ask your friends (by clicking on the "Help from the shadows" button and starting another wallpost) to help you deal a large amount of damage to the boss.

When you receive another 10 clicks on the wallpost link, your next attack on the boss deals a huge amount of damage to the boss. Friends who helped shatter the boss's shield can also help you gain this buff.

This large amount of damage can only happen once per boss fight.

Strategy hint

On stronger bosses, generally you want to wait until this buff is completed before you begin attacking the epic boss.

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Unholy blessing

After your friends help inflict a large amount of damage, you can ask your friends to help once more, to make you stronger against the boss, by clicking on the "Unholy blessing" button and making a third wallpost.

When you receive the 10 clicks on this wallpost link, you gain the proc heroism at level 2, which lets you deal 10% more damage in each attack against the boss than you would normally.

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Livefeed

On the Hunting grounds Blue arrow right.png Epic boss and coven bosses page you will see a link to your Livefeed. The livefeed tells you which of your friends are fighting bosses and could use some help. You also have the option to repost a friend's boss fight to your wall, so that he or she gets even more help.

Quests


There is a quest associated with each set of epic bossess in the regular locations.

History


  • 11 August 2010: Epic bosses were added to Chronicles of Blood.
  • 3 May 2011: The number of clicks required for each stage of epic boss help was reduced from 20 to 10.
  • 4 September 2012: Portals gain epic bosses, too.
  • 18 April 2013: Special event portals each gain an epic boss of their own.

See also


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