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Join Learning Parties - Balrog and Fire Dragon!

KupoNutKupoNut
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edited 4:40PM October 18, 2018 in Dungeons
For those of you who are new to Maple Story 2 and hard dungeons we are going to be holding regular learning parties on the unofficial NA-West Discord.
We will be teaching both Balrog and Fire Dragon Hard dungeons for free!

During the learning party we will teach you the fight itself and shortcut/tricks to help you survive, maximize dps, and help you get that A rank.

Please join us on the NA-West Discord every Sunday at 5:00pm PST.
We will start FD parties at 5:00pm
We will start Balrog parties at 6:30pm

Sign up by joining the NA-West Discord and pming OnlyIHasNose or post in the #learning-party channel

https://discord.gg/kwkF6AS

Note
-Please already have the required gear score to get into the dungeons, which is 2100
-Please be 15 minutes early
-Must be on the NA West server to participate
Mintylicious

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  • KupoNutKupoNut
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    Had some really solid FD learning tonight. Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who were willing to help!

    For those that didn't make it we'll be doing this again next week! So stay tuned!
    Mintylicious
  • ZyanidZyanid
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    Thanks for hosting these! Learned a lot today, despite having some experience with the fire dragon. Looking forward to learning Balrog mechanics and strategies soon, as well as for the other hard dungeons!
    KupoNut
  • LatakerniLatakerni
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    I don't want to be hostile, but do you really need a training for a boss that is basically about dodging one attack? Assuming you're running a priest.
  • DVoidbornDVoidborn
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    Tl/Dr below...

    Hard Dungeon: Fire Dragon ->
    The boss has some straight forward attacks he charges up before ramming his current target leaving a window open to walk out of the way. and since he is a fire dragon you will most likely burn a lot, go to one of the fairies on the side to "cool off".

    The dragon's attacks:
    0. Burning Debuff:
    Almost all his attacks will burn you exception being his uppercut(2). This debuff stacks, you don't want to have more than 2-3 stacks run to your local faerie to remove it. They are located on the bottom and lrft side of the main platform.

    1. Hit and run:
    The dragon is getting fired up and unleashing a series of fired up charges applying burning effect and knocking you back when hit.

    Activation:
    The dragon roars covering his entire body with fire then targetting whomever(tagrets will have red triangles encircle them)

    How to dodge:
    Just dodge up, down, left, right, just get out of the way.

    2. Uppercut:
    Dragon charges forward knocking up his target(or knockback from the side).

    Activation:
    Dragon roars before charging(curling up) his charge.

    How to dodge:
    Just dodge it(see 1st attack)

    3. Tail sweep:
    It covers half the platform and is able to oneshot you if you don't have good defense or knocks you up or back.

    Activation:
    He will have his back turned towards you while looking to the side of him and winds up his tail, this is when he will use his sweep.

    How to avoid:
    Jump into one of the holes in the platform, jump to one of the platforms on the side or run/dash/tele/etc to the otherside of the platform. Or just stand in/next to his face

    4. Tail slam:
    Covers a big cone area and smacks you down unless you're defense is nonexistent it won't completely kill you.

    Activation:
    He will have his back turned towards you while lifting his tail showing a wide cone like shape on the ground.

    How to dodge:
    Jluse your nobility towards the left or right side of the cone.
    Tip: after he slams once dash to the area that was hit(usually the middle) you don't have to for the other two slams.

    5. Fire breath:
    Covers the entire map in a linear cone dealing high dps.

    Activation:
    Dragon will say something like "Grr" or some other monster language before spitting hot fire dealing high dps.

    How to dodge:
    Dodge to the left or right, don't run straight the other way that's just dumb.

    6. Laser beam:
    Covers the entire platform and will oneshot you if it doesn't bug out and instead knocks you down.

    Activation:
    Dragon will say something like "Grr" again and stands up while looking to either the left or the right and starts firing his 280 degree laser beam(don't worry is not 280 in a instant more like a semi fast moving sweep).

    How to avoid:
    Jump into one of the holes in the platform or jump to one of the platforms on the side. You can also stand behind him and dash to the other side of his back before the laser reaches you.(Some chars can dash right through the laser like assassin and her dash though requiring good timing)

    Phase 2:
    The boss is damaged(below 18mil hp) and in panic he will run to the backside of the map and starts rampaging once you get close
    To get to him you will need to walk across a bridge of lava, if you don't want to die trying wait for the fairies to create their water shield -> grab it -> run across (you will have 12 secs).

    What changed:
    First of the laser beam is still deadly!
    Activation:
    His eyes will glow while standing and staring towards the fire.
    How to avoid: jump into the holes like you did before

    Tail sweep:
    you can either ignore that it can't kill you anymore(unless your defense is trash) or dodge it bcz you don'twant to be hit.

    Fire breath:
    Hits the entire place now beg your priest to keep you from dying(you're running with one right?)

    His new move:
    The dragon shoots meteors now,
    circles will appear on the ground you don't want to be in those circles(no jumping into the holes is not safe).

    Activation:
    The dragon will stand up and look down on you before launching his attack.

    How to avoid:
    Just get out of the circles, if you're in a hole you won't be able to see the circles!

    Tl/Dr:
    Read ability 0 at least.

    How to dodge his attacks:
    Phase 1 holes(unless he slaps his tail) and faries are your best friend.

    Phase 2: holes for laserbeam your priest and basic dash for the rest.
  • KupoNutKupoNut
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    Latakerni wrote: »
    I don't want to be hostile, but do you really need a training for a boss that is basically about dodging one attack? Assuming you're running a priest.

    You obviously have not been playing rando groups lately for Fire Dragon. lol.
  • LatakerniLatakerni
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    KupoNut wrote: »
    Latakerni wrote: »
    I don't want to be hostile, but do you really need a training for a boss that is basically about dodging one attack? Assuming you're running a priest.

    You obviously have not been playing rando groups lately for Fire Dragon. lol.

    I've been pugging FD this week, 20something runs. However it might be easier for me as I run priest so don't have much exposure to non-priest teams.
  • KupoNutKupoNut
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    This week we're adding the Balrog Hard Dungeon to the mix! If you are having trouble with Balrog or are new, please consider joining us and learning the fight!