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Lost Ark: From raids to solo towers – That’s what awaits you in the endgame of the MMO

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Lost Ark: From raids to solo towers - That's what awaits you in the endgame of the MMO

We have already reported that we can look forward to some content for the European release of Lost Ark that was not available at the time of the Korea or Russia launch. But what does that actually mean in concrete terms? What can we expect in the endgame of the Smilegate MMORPG when the EU servers go online for the first time on February 8th (only for Pioneer Pack owners) or February 11th, 2022? That’s exactly what this guide is supposed to be about. Get ready for dungeons and raids, monster hunts like in Monster Hunter, and tower challenges for soloists.

When is Lost Ark endgame?

In the level phase of Lost Ark, you first aim for the so-called soft cap, which is level 50. You can reach this milestone simply by completing the main scenario quests. The grind factor when leveling up to this point is zero, unlike in many other Free2Play MMOs. Experienced players will probably not need ten hours to reach the endgame. If you do side quests, visit optional dungeons, level up professions and so on, you can only reach level 50 after 25 or 30 hours.

The remaining level-ups up to level 60 take much longer, but this is of secondary importance for the endgame. It is more important that from level 50 you tackle the quest lines with which you unlock content such as the Chaos Dungeons or Guardian Raids. This content and its rewards then increase your average item level, giving you access to increasingly difficult challenges.

What are Chaos Dungeons?

The Chaos Dungeons should be the first unlock for most of you once you hit level 50. You can tackle the group instances solo or with up to three fellow combatants, whereby you need an average item level of 250 for the first dungeon from Nord-Vern. A total of 24 different chaos dungeons will be available at launch, spread over three-tier levels and five areas, and require you to have an increasingly higher item level. For example, you can only tackle the last chaos dungeon from the Punika region with an item level of 1,400 or higher.

Important: The number of daily runs is limited for chaos dungeons via the aura of resonance. Each dungeon visit costs you 50 aura points, you can have a maximum of 100. The aura refreshes completely every day at 03:00. As soon as you have reached a certain item level, you can enter some of the chaos dungeons even if you no longer have any aura points. In this case, weaker rewards beckon.

And what is the goal of the Chaos Dungeons? Very easily! You fight your way through hordes of enemies and bosses until a portal opens and you can reach the next level. However, you only have a certain amount of time to do so. If you are too slow, the run has failed. New villains await you on a new level, and you have to defeat them again. You repeat the procedure until you have brought the cleaning indicator to 100 percent.

What are Guardian Raids?

Guard raids work like monster hunts in Monster Hunter: you track down a beast (special beacons help you with this) and fight it until it is injured and changes areas. Track down, fight, track down, fight. Like the Chaos Dungeons, the Guardian Raids are designed for soloists and groups of up to four players. You have to complete the task in 20 minutes. The revives for your entire squad are limited to three and you are not allowed to use inexpensive healing potions (shortcut F1).

Also important: You can only collect a guardian soul, which contains all the rewards, twice a day. After that, you can still help friends, but you won’t get any more loot. Incidentally, you can only tackle the level 2 beasts once you have eliminated all level 1 beasts. The same goes for level 3, 4, and 5 creatures. The item level range at launch is between 302 and 1,385.

What are the towers (Shadow Spire / Tower of Destiny)?

Also from item level 302, you can venture to the top of the shadow for the first time. This is the first of two Tower Challenges that you must complete on your own. The second variant is called Tower of Doom and starts at an average item level of 802.

The structure is the same in both versions: you fight your way up 50 levels and are faced with increasingly difficult enemy groups and bosses (whereby the recommended item level also increases with every five levels). You are not allowed to use inexpensive healing potions (shortcut F1) in the tower. The change of equipment, for example, is also not permitted. But you can leave the tower after each mastered level without any problems. Then you’ll bag all the rewards you’ve earned so far, and you can pick up where you left off next time.

What are the Dice (Trial of Fate)?

With a bit of luck, you can get access tickets for the three dice challenges of Lost Ark via Chaos Dungeons. These are called Trials of Destiny and the normal version can be accessed for the first time with an item level of 302 (solo or in a group of up to four players). In the elite cube, you then go with item level 802. The dimension cube requires an item level of 1,302.

The dice are a sequence of rooms in which you have to box around all enemies that appear in a very short time window. If you succeed, you feel a progress bar and it goes into the next room. When the bar is completely filled, you earn a chest with rewards, which you can now upgrade by filling the next bar. The goal is to master so many rooms that the most valuable chest jumps out at the end.

The trick with the dice: Every time you change rooms you get a random bonus or penalty. Sometimes you take double damage, sometimes your life points don’t regenerate or you catch a constantly ticking poison effect. On the other hand, if you deal twice as much damage as a result of the bonus or if you get 50,000 extra health points, the next level is much easier.

What is Boss Rush (Hall of Silence / Hall of the Sun)?

Only with item level 802 does the sanctuary of the warrior open for you (solo or with up to three other players). There you can expect two endgame content, the Hall of Silence and the Hall of the Sun (only from item level 1,302), which also go by the name “Boss Rush”.

A total of 15 waves of… you guessed it… bosses await you here. And not just one, but later several at the same time. The more waves you make, the better the reward. But here, too, you are not allowed to use inexpensive healing potions (hotkey F1) or adjust your clothes or skills in the middle.

What are Abyss Dungeons?

The abyss dungeons hide a total of eleven tough dungeon challenges for teams of 4 to 8 players, in which you have to defeat strong portal bosses and can earn valuable loot. The most difficult challenges even require you to have an item level of 1,370.

Various restrictions also apply to the abyss dungeons: Tier 1 and Tier 2 dungeons can only be entered three times a week, Tier 3 dungeons only once a week. In addition, inexpensive healing potions (hotkey F1) and adjustments to equipment and skills are not allowed.

What are Una’s tasks?

Una’s tasks are a quest journal for daily and weekly tasks. You can complete three dailies per day and three weekly tasks per week. You can choose from a colorful potpourri of tasks for the most diverse areas – including, of course, quests for chaos dungeons, guardian raids, and the like.

In other words, before you jump into end-game content, you should activate the corresponding quests from Una’s tasks in order to kill two birds with one stone (at least if you like the rewards of the tasks, which also vary greatly). You earn points for completing the quests, which in turn are rewarded with Una’s tokens. You can then use them to go to Jess in Nia village, for example, to get bags of gold. Tip: If you want to earn as much gold as possible, do the dailies and weeklies regularly with several characters.

Lost Ark World Events

By the way, not all of Lost Ark’s endgame content is instanced. Even with level 50 and higher, numerous quest lines await you on the various continents and small islands of Arkesia. In addition, there are the numerous world events that appear every ten to 20 minutes somewhere in the world – often in the middle of the high seas.

The world events include area bosses as well as chaos portals that take you to demon-infested areas, or ghost ships that make the sea unsafe. There are island events, sailing adventures, and a co-op scuffle for the Trial Arena. It’s a good thing that the interface keeps you up to date on all upcoming events.

What else is there to do in Lost Ark?

We had already published our own articles for the areas of housing and crafting, so it goes without saying that both areas will keep you on your toes even after level 50. But an important part of Lost Ark is also exploring the vast world of Arkesia, on foot, on the back of a mount, or with your own ship.

During your travels you not only discover new islands, areas and quest givers, you can also collect all kinds of stuff. Eight items fall under collectibles: Mokoko Seeds, Ignea Tokens, World Tree Leaves ( see Professions Guide ), Sea Loot, Island Tokens, Giant Hearts, Omnium Stars, and Masterpieces. Of course, all of these items are also linked to NPC dealers who sweeten your collection with nice rewards.

Adventure Tome and Relationships

In all your adventures, you should always keep an eye on the adventure tome. This documents virtually all your achievements on a continent, whereby you can always see at a glance what percentage of progress you have already made and what you still need to master the area completely. Every ten percent of progress there is a reward.

Everywhere in the world, you will meet residents of Arkesia who will leave a lasting impression on you, there are over 70 at launch. All of these NPCs allow you to farm reputation to improve your relationship and – you guessed it-bag rewards. You increase your reputation through quests, gifts, emotes, and playing an instrument. However, only a limited number of related actions are available to you each day.

What about PvP?

You unlock the Trial Arena automatically during the course of the main scenario. From then on, you can jump into different instanced PvP modes:

  • Team Deathmatch (3 versus 3)
  • Deathmatch (free for all, with 6 players)
  • Team Elimination (3 versus 3, but you fight duels)
  • Competitive matches (only during the season, 3 versus 3)
  • Co-op battle (6-player teams, three maps with different objectives)
  • Custom game (also with tournament mode)

You can also take part in Guild War Challenges with your guild. Some of these events are PvP focused and take place on special islands. If your community manages to claim the area, the best rewards beckon. But all other participating guilds get something too.

What endgame content is still missing?

The most difficult endgame content available on the review server requires an item level of 1,400. This is the already mentioned level 3 version of the Chaos Dungeon Sun from the Punika region. However, the various Legion raids, which represent the hardest content of Lost Ark so far in the other countries, are not available. For the first legion raid you need an item level of 1,415. In Korea, players can currently earn an average item level of a maximum of 1,575.

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Korisca

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Korisca

Hi-Fi Rush is full of action along with a taste of countless beats. Players will get to explore the different parts of Vandelay Island and encounter different enemies. As players progress through the main story of the game, they will get to fight the main heads of Vandelay Island as well which are the main bosses of the game. One of the bosses that players will get to fight is Zanzo who is the head of Security on Vandelay Island.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to defeat Korisca in Hi-Fi Rush.

Defeating Korisca

Korisca is the fourth main boss that players will get to face in Hi-Fi Rush. Players will fight her in the 6th stage of the game where Chai will break into her office to talk her out rather than fighting but you will end up getting fighting her. Korisca fight is different than the previous boss fights and at the start, you will get to parry and dodge her attacks.

At the start, you will get to parry attacks by pressing the parry button which is B at the perfect timing of her attacks. Before she gets to attack you, you will listen a beat to which she readies her attacks. You need to memorize that beat and press the Parry button in the same order and time to perfectly parry her attacks. After parrying her attacks three times, she will use Wind Attacks which are un-parryable.

You will have to use the dodge button which is RB to dodge the wind attack and use the parry to parry the rest of the attacks. Un-parryable attacks are shown with a wind symbol before she gets to attack you. As you deplete her HP one time, her health will regenerate and she will throw more fast-paced and longer combos at you.

Make sure to memorize all the hits of the combo and press the parry and dodge buttons accordingly. You will not get to land any combo or special attack because you want her to join your team in taking down SPECTRA.

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Zanzo

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Zanzo

Hi-Fi Rush is full of action along with a taste of countless beats. Players will get to explore the different parts of Vandelay Island and encounter different enemies. As players progress through the main story of the game, they will get to fight the main heads of Vandelay Island as well which are the main bosses of the game. One of the bosses that players will get to fight is Zanzo who is the head of the R&D Branch where all the AI Development of SPECTRA happens.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to defeat Zanzo in Hi-Fi Rush.

Defeating Zanzo

Zanzo is the third boss of the game which players will encounter in the fourth stage of the game. Defeating Zanzo takes a bit of an alternative way rather than fighting him in a 1v1 battle. Zanzo has created many machines and tools with his AI Development skills and players will have to go through all the waves of enemies that Zanzo has created. By doing this, players will be exhausting the Budgets of Zanzo.

Players will go through different choruses of Zanzo where he will bring out his different machines that you have to defeat in order to defund Zanzo. In the first chorus, you will get to fight the normal enemies. Defeat them to move on to the next chorus where you will get to fight the first major machine named “PGR-0101”. This machine has a variety of attacks as well as a shield. The best way to defeat it is to call Macaron who will destroy the shield of the machine and you will get the opening where you will be able to land the combos with your attack. Do the perfect timing combos to recharge your special attack. Do the Special Attack along with calling Peppermint to quickly defeat it.

The Budget of Zanzo greatly decreases after surviving the second chorus in the simulator. Later in the chorus, you will get to fight the enemies with the shield that you can break by calling Peppermint as well as Macaron. Use Macaron to break the shield of some enemies and for the rest of the enemies call peppermint. Take out the enemies one by one to encounter the next technology of Zanzo. You will get to fight the Drones for which you will have to parry their attacks. Parrying their attacks will give you the opportunity to hit them again and you will be able to take them out in no time. Call Peppermint as well while fighting the drones.

In the third and last chorus, you will make your way to the lava area where you will have to dodge the falling lava balls. Dodge the green marks on the ground to dodge the lava balls and use the zipline to move to other areas. You will make your way to the Gift Basket where the last fight takes place. You will get to fight the same enemies as before where you will have to call Macaron to take their shields down and then attack them with your combo attacks and special attacks. However, the main thing that you want to focus on during the fight is falling lava balls.

Make sure to dodge the green areas on the ground to dodge the lava. Fight the enemies by calling Peppermint and Macaron to take them out. Once you have defeated the enemies, you will see the lens from earlier in the fight. You need to attack the lens which will start a sequence. Complete the sequence by pressing the buttons on the screen to start a cutscene. Zanzo will get defunded in the cutscene which leads Chai to defeat Zanzo and retrieve the USB which contains the Data about SPECTRA.

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Rekka

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Hi-Fi Rush: How to Defeat Rekka

Hi-Fi Rush is full of action along with a taste of countless beats. Players will get to explore the city of Vandelay where they will get to uncover cool technologies as well as fight different enemies. As players progress through the game, they will get to fight different bosses that have only one purpose, to recall (Kill) the defected which is Chai, our main character. One of the main bosses that players will get to fight is Rekka.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to defeat Rekka in Hi-Fi Rush.

Defeating Rekka

Rekka’s both arms are robotic and she will be doing a lot of punching attacks as well as dashing attack combos with them. The Punching attacks are easier to dodge but if you get hit by one of the dashing combo attacks, you will be hit by the rest of the combo as well so, try to dodge it by looking at the ground. There will be a range meter and the direction of where Rekka will be dashing. Stay away from the range and the direction and let her complete her combo so, you don’t get in her way while she is doing the combo.

To deal damage to Rekka, hit her with your attack combos and try to sync them with the beat to deal extra damage and charge your special attack quickly. Once the special attack is charged, use it to deal a decent amount of damage to her. You can also call Peppermint during the fight to deal more damage to her. Once you have lowered her first bar, she will get stunned and you will get to deplete her first bar of HP. After that, she will remove the cover of the floor to absorb the electric current on her robotic arms.

Now, she will be able to land the punches with electric current. Punches can be dodged easily but she can trick you with the moves. She will also be doing the ground slam with the electric current that has a bit of range. If you are inside the ground slam range then you will get electrocuted which will take a lot of your HP. Try to maintain a distance from her and don’t go to remove the cover of the arena because it will give you damage as well. She will also do the slam attack on the electric wires which will generate shock waves in the arena and in order to dodge that, you will have to double jump and grab one of the magnets in the air.

She will create an energy shield around her which can be easily broken by calling peppermint. Other than dodging her moves, you can easily damage her by hitting her with the combo and calling Peppermint. Once you have depleted the second bar of her HP, you will get to complete a sequence of dodging the pipes that are thrown by Rekka. Dodge the Pipes by moving left and right and after the sequence, you can just use your special attack on her and call peppermint at the same time to deal great damage to her. She will be using pipes to do the slam attacks which can be dodged easily. She will also use her arms to grab you so, try to avoid it by doing a double jump until she stops trying to grab you. Other than that, just keep doing your combo attacks and calling peppermint to deal damage to her.

After depleting the third bar of her HP, the arena will turn red and she will begin to do the dashing combo with electric arms. You can just keep your distance until she has done the combo. After that, use your special attack if charged and call peppermint to deal damage. She will also be using the rest of her attacks so, just dodge them and keep calling peppermint to deplete her HP gradually. Once you get close to her, do the combo and land the perfect sync to stun her and do the special attack to defeat her.

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