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Hello Funcom Team.
At the moment we try to make the Klael’s Stronghold. The first Boss (Arena-Champion) is so overpowerd. He is killing me with 3 Hits (Level 60, legion armor, def skill, all elixir) my friend lvl 58 with heavy armor and def-skill, my level 12 Snowhunter (heavy armor) and a Berserker level 8 with heavy armor. It is normal? before the patch comes, we make the Klael’s Stronghold good. 30 Seconds to kill a snowhunter We all die in under a minute
I think I understand your question is, Why is it different now?
Here are the most recent update patch notes regarding changes to followers. The Arena Champion was not changed, She now demands that the player character be involved in the fight. I have only found 2 thralls so far that were able to defeat her solo and even that I would say was by chance as they were very low on health at the end of the fight.
*Re-balanced followers HP and damage across the board.
Reduced HP gain by an average 33%. Some high tier followers received an additional 16% reduction on their base values.
Reduced melee damage by an average 40%.
Reduced ranged damage by an average 30%.
Removed the penalties for thralls who use attacks outside of their specialization.
Reduced the HP for world bosses, dungeon bosses, and group content bosses by an average of 35-40%. *
Here is a link to the full patch notes should you wish to read them.
Yeah… that’s how hard that boss is supposed to be. You’re not expected to just let thralls do the fighting. They are meant to supplement your power, not BE your power. The late-game dungeons were designed for groups of several players who fight and behave like players (IE: Dodge rolling out of the way, avoiding attacks, trading aggro, and using various strategies). Your thralls simply face-tank everything, and this now has the same result against bosses as you trying to face-tank something. If you take thralls to these places now, you can expect them to die in most situations if you try to have them be the majority of the encounter.
Go in with several players, and if you do take thralls load up their entire inventory with 10hp/s food and bring several hundred healing arrows for them, and several dozen bandages each for yourselves along with plenty of aloe soup and cleansing brew. Then play smart and use the mechanics of the encounter as well as the game to defeat it.
The dungeon can also be completed without encountering the Arena Champion. There’s a shortcut through the wall just before the Arena so you can bypass her and go straight for the big boss. You miss out on her potential drops, but I don’t consider the risk-reward factor favorable enough to even try taking her out.
On the OP’s original topic, while it is nice having some actual challenges in the game, it’s pretty odd when there’s a singular mid-boss (not even an end boss) whose damage output feels like it’s an order of magnitude beyond everything else in the game.
The only other fight I can think of with a similar insta-lethality to a level 60 in proper gear is if one gets surrounded by Cimmerian Berserkers during that purge. But even that doesn’t hold the same guarantee of death for a thrall, and that’s mostly on the player for not minding their surroundings.
Just seems incongruous, esp when it’s so easy to bypass or win via cheese. Personally, I’d prefer if difficulty was achieved via clever tactics, hazards, etc. rather than a hidden “surprise, your favorite thrall is dead” trap.
On the bright side, at least we can see our follower’s health bars again, so we might have a chance to save them. Personally, I’m curious to see which of my thralls will finally be alive with me at the end of this fight. So far lost a lvl 8 Dal, and a level 11 Berserker whilst actively fighting alongside and healing them.
Thats way she is champion… also if u play in PVE go there with friends or some friendly players… we basically killed her with snowhunter level15 and Berzerker level 20… just use right armor on them and healing arrows… She is killed in 1 minute… by only thralls, but u can speed up if u want by helping them… but Use HP arrows and stay away…
After I crouch through the shortcut in the wall, I put down a bedroll at the T. If you die, you are very close to your corpse. I usually have a chest there as well so that I can empty my inventory before fighting her. When fighting her I lead her towards the exit.
Good points here. Why are there not more bosses that hit this hard? Most bosses you just slap whatever armor on your thrall give’m some gruel and a mace then stand back and wait. Maybe shoot a healing arrow.