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Antoran High Command Abilities

Last updated on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:06 by Furty 4 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all the abilities from the Antoran High Command encounter in Antorus, the Burning Throne. The idea is to give you a solid understanding of the encounter before you read the strategy.

If you are already familiar with the encounter, then you can skip to the strategy and tactics page or access any other page of the guide by using the table of contents on the right.

1. Overview

The Antoran High Command, comprised of Admiral Svirax, Chief Engineer Ishkar, and General Erodus (all of whom share a health pool), is a single-phase encounter with a unique twist. Only one of the High Command will engage the raid actively, while the other two will bombard the raid using pods that they reside in. After a period of time, the active boss will rotate out, climbing into a pod, while a new boss emerges to engage the raid.

Players can enter the Commanders' vacant pods when they are actively engaging the raid, using their own weapons against them. The pods can entered by simply interacting with them when they are vacant. Only one player may be inside a pod at a time.

Therefore, the fight is effectively split into three distinct pseudo-phases; one for each active boss.

2. In Pod

These abilities can only be cast by the Commanders while they are in their pods (and therefore when they are not the active boss).

2.1. Chaos Pulse

Chaos Pulse Icon Chaos Pulse can be used by all Commanders. It deals light Fire damage in 3-round bursts. Each hit also applies a debuff that causes the target to take 1% more damage from all sources for 6 seconds, stacking up to 15 times.

2.2. Admiral Svirax

Admiral Svirax will cast Fusillade Icon Fusillade while in her pod, causing a Legion cruiser to bombard the entire arena with heavy Fire damage. Each cast of Fusillade applies a stack of Zeroing In Icon Zeroing In to Svirax, increasing the damage of future Fusillades by 25% per stack.

2.3. Chief Engineer Ishkar

Chief Engineer Ishkar will lay Entropic Mine Icon Entropic Mines while in his pod. Each cast of Entropic Mine lays 5 mines near a random target. Mines take 3 seconds to arm themselves, after which time they will detonate if a player is detected within 6 yards, triggering an Entropic Blast Icon Entropic Blast. This inflicts heavy Fire damage to anyone within 6 yards as well as dealing raid-wide ticking damage for 4 seconds.

2.4. General Erodus

General Erodus summons Legion reinforcements while in his pod. Fanatical Pyromancers and Felblade Shocktroopers will join the fight periodically. Pyromancers cast Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast, which deals heavy Fire damage to a single target, but can be interrupted. Shocktroopers will periodically Demonic Charge Icon Demonic Charge to one of the three furthest enemies, knocking them back and slowing them by 30% for 6 seconds. They will then cast Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm as they return to the Tank(s), dealing moderate Physical damage every second for 6 seconds to all enemies within 5 yards.

3. Out of Pod

The Commanders have a shared set of abilities used when each one is out of their pod.

3.1. Exploit Weakness

Exploit Weakness Icon Exploit Weakness strikes enemies within a frontal 10 yard cone for heavy Physical damage. Affected targets have their Physical damage taken increased by 50% for 20 seconds.

3.2. Assume Command

Assume Command Icon Assume Command is cast when a new Commander exits their pod, and the current active boss returns to their pod. Anyone inside the active Commander's pod is ejected instantly.

4. Stealing Power

While a Commander is actively engaging the raid, their pod can be used by one of the raid members. During the period in which a player is in the pod, they will be psychically assaulted by the two Commanders that are currently inside their pods.

4.1. Psychic Assault

While a player is inside a Commander's pod, they suffer a Psychic Assault Icon Psychic Assault, taking moderate Shadow damage every 2 seconds. Each tick will do increasing damage, however the rate of damage increase is currently unknown. When the player exits the pod they will be debuffed with Psychic Scarring Icon Psychic Scarring, which prevents them from entering another Legion pod for a few minutes.

5. Vacant Pods/Player Abilities

Here we list the abilities players can use when they are within each Commander's vacant pod.

5.1. Chaos Pulse

Chaos Pulse Icon Chaos Pulse can be used by the player while in the pod. It is always assigned to the "1" button by default, and can be used in every pod. It deals light Fire damage in 3-round bursts. Each hit also applies a debuff that causes the target to take 1% more damage from all sources for 6 seconds, stacking up to 15 times.

5.2. Admiral Svirax's Pod

While in Admiral Svirax's pod the player can cast Withering Fire Icon Withering Fire, inflicting heavy Fire damage and increasing damage taken from all sources by 25% for 10 seconds. Withering Fire can only affect Fanatical Pyromancers and Felblade Shocktroopers.

5.3. Chief Engineer Ishkar's Pod

While in Chief Engineer Ishkar's pod the player can cast Felshield Emitter Icon Felshield Emitter, which creates a shield that protects allies within 12 yards. The Emitter prevents 50% of Fire damage taken for 10 seconds.

5.4. General Erodus' Pod

While in General Erodus' pod the player can cast Summon Disruptor Beacon Icon Summon Disruptor Beacon. The Disruptor Beacon lasts for 7 seconds, during which time it interrupts enemy spellcasts, slows their movement speed, and destroys Entropic Mine Icon Entropic Mines within 12 yards.

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