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Lost Ark: How to Defeat Velganos Guide

Defeating Velganos might look difficult at first sight, but this guide will help you clear him up in minutes.

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Velganos is the last level 5 guardian raid that also happens to be the most challenging guardian in the game. Let’s find out how you and your raid members can take him down.

Velganos Guide in Lost Ark

Before you even attempt the raid, you have to make sure you get at least 1385 Item Level on your gear. Also, it’s very important that everyone in the raid group knows about the boss mechanics to increase your chances of defeating it.

Now, let’s start with the basic mechanics.

On the entirety of the fight, Velganos will spawn light spots which will provide significant buffs as long as you stand on top of them. The buffs can stack up to five times, with the first stack giving you a regular damage increase, the second and third stacks giving you a major damage increase, and the fourth to fifth stacks giving you significant damage reduction.

The problem is that Velganos will only spawn three of these light spots at a given time. As such, you have to divide them accordingly with your teammates so that each of you can have at least three stacks throughout the battle. This can add a bit of tedious micromanagement, which is why some players would rather solo the boss so they can keep the stacks to themselves.

First Phase

During the first encounter, Velganos will transition into its dark phase where it takes reduced damage from all attacks. At this point, it’s very crucial to maintain your light stacks and avoid getting hit by the boss’ dark attacks so you can deal consistent damage. Every time you get hit by its dark attack, you’ll get a dark debuff that removes one light stack from you.

Also, each debuff stack will increase the damage you take from its attacks.

Eventually, you’ll notice the boss starts glowing and walking around in circles. This is basically the indicator for the stagger check. I highly recommend using Whirlwind Bomb during this stage to stagger the boss, during which it will drop multiple light spots around him, giving you a few seconds of opportunity to gather your light stacks.

Second Phase

Once the boss enters its second phase, it will create a large orb in front of him. At the same time, light indicators will appear on top of the players’ heads. At this point, everyone should move close to the light orb and pay attention to the indicator on top of their heads.

Shortly, one of the indicators will turn black, and that player should enter the light orb immediately for the boss’ bite attack to connect. After the bite attack, the boss will be incapacitated which will give you a lot of opportunities to unleash your attacks.

This is a very crucial mechanic as not entering the orb or having the wrong player enter it will prompt the boss to unleash an AOE attack that will one-shot all players.

Third Phase

Velganos will enter phase 3 once he only has 30% of HP left. This will cause him to get enraged which is indicated by his red glowing body. He also stops summoning light spots at this point. The only way to get light stacks is to properly perform the Pizza pattern.

Also, Velganos will roar in intervals which will remove 1 light stack from all players. As it’s very hard to avoid, it forces everyone to perform the Pizza pattern properly so they can maintain their light stacks.

The boss will do a very long animation that signals the time to do the Pizza pattern. To properly perform it, you have to pay attention to the direction where the swirls spin. If it’s spinning clockwise, then the boss will rotate in a clockwise direction, and vice versa.

Always keep in mind that the pizza will start at the back of the boss. You want to stay behind the boss so you can maintain your light stack. Also, standing on any other tile will cause you to get a dark debuff and suffer high damage as well. If you find yourself falling behind due to low movement speed, you can use a Marching Flag to catch up.

Basically, the boss will require a lot of practice with all the mechanics it involves. But as long as you memorize the pattern and play patiently, you and your group should be able to defeat it.

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