Hello everyone and welcome to my guide for:
Nex: Angel of Death
Here in this guide, we will show you the gear, combat styles, phases, and strategies for our newest Ataraxia boss!
As always, my guides are always in need of improvement, and please, if you have any additional information to add, please let me know!
There are two different setups to use, Range and Mage. I prefer Range, but you are more than welcome to use Mage, it is just as effective. I do not recommend doing this boss with less than 4 people, as every member will have a chance at loot and will make kills easier.
Head - Sirenic Helm/Superior Morrigan's Coif/Pernix Coif
Body - Sirenic Hauberk/Superior Morrigan's Body/Pernix Body
Legs - Sirenic Chaps/Superior Morrigan's Chaps/Pernix Chaps
Boots - Flarefrost/Glaiven/Pernix Boots
Weapon (1h) - Either Ascension w/ t70-90 repriser or Ascension w/ Vengeful Kite. I do not recommend dual asc.
Weapon (2h) - Noxious Longbow/Decimation w/ Araxxi/Dark Arrows.
Amulet - Farsight Blood Necklace/Blood Fury/Amulet of Souls/Farsight Necklace
Ring - Ring of Death (c)/Ring of Death/Archer Ring (i)
Cape - Completionist cape (t or reg)Enhanced Fire Cape/Max Cape/Ranged Kiln Cape
Bolts - Ascendri/Ascension/Ruby (e) w/ Diamond (e)
Gloves - Swift Gloves/Tracking Gloves/Pernix Gloves
Aura - Vampyrism Aura/Sharpshooter Aura
Inventory - Titan Pouch (w/ scrolls), 5 sara brew flasks, 2 restore flasks, 1 supreme/holy/overload, rest rocktails
Head - Tectonic Mask/Superior Zuriel Hood/Virtus Mask
Body - Tectonic Robe Top/Superior Zuriel Robe TopVirtus Robe Top
Legs - Tectonic Robe Bottom/Superior Zuriel Robe Legs/Virtus Robe Bottom
Boots - Hailfire/Ragefire/Virtus Boots
Weapon (1h) - Praesul Wand w/ Imperium Core/Seismic Wand w/ Orb/Wand of the Cywir Elders w/ Orb. You can also swap the orbs with the t70-90 Rebounder or Merciless Kiteshield if you want to be more tanky.
Weapon (2h) - Noxious Staff/Superior Zuriel's Staff (I haven't specifically tried this out yet)
Amulet - Arcane Blood Necklace/Amulet of Souls/Reaper Necklace
Ring - Ring of Death (c)/Ring of Death/Seers Ring (i)
Cape - Completionist cape (t or reg)/Enhanced Fire Cape/Max Cape/Magic Kiln Cape
Runes - Max Spell you can carry (recommend blood spells for Healing)
Gloves - Deathtouch Bracelet/Celestial Handwraps/Spellcaster Gloves/Virtus Gloves
Aura - Vampyrism Aura/Runic Accuracy Aura
Inventory - Titan Pouch (w/ scrolls), 5 sara brew flasks, 2 restore flasks, 1 supreme/holy/overload, Runes, rest rocktails
Where is Nex: Angel of Death Found?
Outside of the normal Nex area, and there is a hidden door in the lobby. This is an instance-only boss, so only one person should make an instance, and the rest can join in. It does not cost anything to make this instance. You can also easily get here as a Diamond Donor with ;;bp command. Before joining, make sure you are bonfired as well to the maximum. This is essential. Also you can pray mage if you are new, soulsplit if you have experience.
Alright we're in, now what?
PLEASE spread out so that at least one person is in each corner of the arena. This will help mitigate damage from reavers at the beginning as well as avoid the icicles that come in the middle of each quadrant.
Kill the reavers that spawn while keeping away from the middle of any of the quadrants, the reavers that spawn can heal Nex, and also deal 300 damage per reaver that gets through to Nex, you must kill these to move on to the next phase.
Next, after the reavers are killed, continue to DPS Nex until she says:
At this point you want to keep moving. Nex will drop three shadow orbs that will deal constant 300-400 damage per game tick, and you must avoid these at all cost.
At about 80k health, Nex will spawn 4 amalgamation stones, kill these quickly for their respective minions to be spawned: Smoke - Fumus, Shadow - Umbra, Ice - Glacies, Blood - Cruor. The order of these minions killed will determine in what order to take out pillars later. Please take note.
Please dispatch minions in this order: Fumus, Umbra, Glacies, Cruor. This will make it easier for you in the fight ahead.
After the minions are dispatched, Nex gains 3 abilities:
Vindicta Fire - Run to an adjacent wall opposite the direction of the smoke. Standing in the smoke will deal 150-200 damage per game tick.
Smoke Pool - Ignore this mechanic, it deals minimal damage, 150 at most.
Ice Prison - Spread out, free trapped players to mitigate bleed damage, DPS nex down as much as possible - please communicate if frozen, otherwise you will be hit constant 200-300s over 5 seconds if you are not freed in time.
After Nex hits 25k Health:
Start killing the 4 corner pillars in the same order you killed the minions (Smoke, Shadow, Ice, Blood). The previous abilities are discarded and replaced with a few deadly mechanics:
Elements InstaKill - The BIG one I see everyone mess up. Nex will say in chat to one targeted player: "Nex has marked you to take the full force of the elements!" and a blue bar will appear above your head. You MUST run to the middle of the arena and stay within the blue circle or else you will be INSTAKILLED. Once the blue bar fills up, it will be replaced by a second bar. Run out of the blue circle and go to an already defeated pillar to drop an element bomb, which will hit 300s if you stand in it. DO NOT by any means leave this in the middle during the kill.
Virus Crystal (Smoke Pillar) - This virus after 10-15 seconds will disable your overloads and drain prayer. Please watch out for this mechanic, as this can seriously impact DPS.
Shadow Traps (Shadow Crystal) - Nex will spawn shadow traps very similar to regular mode Nex, but usually 3-4 at a time rather than an individual one. Please run from these as they will deal constant 300-400s if you stand still.
Freeze (Ice Crystal) - Similar to Ice Prison, communicate if frozen, and have players free you.
Blood Heal (Blood Crystal) - Allows Nex to heal. That's pretty much it.
After all 4 pillars are destroyed, DPS Nex down to 0, and get your loot from the middle of the arena. Everyone will at least get one drop!
That's it! You made it through an AOD kill. Usually kills will take 5-7 minutes with a good team, sometimes less. Please let us know if you have any questions, and I'll work on adding more images and gifs to the guide 🙂