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The Way Dreadtooth works

So, while talking to Bloodguts about the Amulet with the mask over just the mask itself (as CKN was awesome enough to try it and sadly nothing with it alone), we got into the discussion about the mask and Dreadtooth.

First of all, the mask’s buff looks like the necklace. This is a HUGE flag to me and makes the necklace even more suspicious considering the item is both “unique” and can apparently be “used”. However, nobody has actually seen the necklace yet. The mask, however, does have a 100% drop rate.

Dreadtooth has a buff that starts at 1. When he is defeated, he drops an item called “Dreadful Essence”. Using that item causes the buff to rise by 1 and him being defeated causes it to rise… it also ups when he respawns (although, I am not sure what his respawn rate is). The more he has, the harder he is. You can apparently take him down with 8 people when he has 1-2… 3-4, you need about 16 people. Any higher is much harder. Due to the fact that the ops group caps at 24, I’m not sure if that will always be enough or if you actually will need several groups (which can be an issue in itself). Regardless, eventually when he has enough stacks, he changes “forms” into either Corrupted, Nightmarish, or Frenzied and so on and so forth. I’m not sure how the buff resets, I do know there is some kind of order (although, I am unsure what…it’s normal then Form 1 then Form 2 then FOrm 3) if you chain those Dreadful essences on him.

On the otherhand, it’s possible that you need to save the ones he drops and use them before fighting him to trigger a form which could take a while. I’m sure more information will be out when he is officially out.

However, considering the forms each have a different codex, it makes me wonder if the loot is also different and thus, the Amulet will not drop except on a specific form (if it drops from Dreadtooth at all), hopefully also had a 100% drop rate.

Obviously, this is all just speculating, but it’s interesting to think about. And heck, we dont’ even know how much Dreadful Essence he needs to hit each form either. Regardless, it’s fun to think about.

(also, note to people in my guild reading this blog for some reason: WHY? T~T)

Edit: He only has a 30 minute respawn timer so yay. Codex-wise:
Normal (1 and 2 stacks) -> Corrupted (3 and 4) -> Frenzied (5 and 6) -> Nightmarish (7+)
At least now I know what to look for.

The Cave Mystery Delves Deeper

I woke up this morning to an e-mail from an anonymous tipper about another item that maybe when paired with the previously mentioned mask could cause something to do with the cave.

What item, you ask? The Dreadful Amulet. Just the descriptions about instilling fear and the whole chilling presence… suspicious. And from what our Anonymous Tipper said along with the descriptions, I do think the idea of a boss spawning is more likely. I just hope, whatever the boss may drop (if it is a boss of course), that if there is another pet…100% drop rate please. or very high. please. As with most bosses though, I’m sure there will be some codex attached at the least.

Looking through Torhead’s Database, some other “Dread” and “Dreadful” Results that piqued my interest are (Minus the Dread Guard gear + and some lower level Sith stuff obviously obviously) were a title (though, since I’m sure there will be a fight against the Dread Masters in a operation already, that could possibly be later…), this purple stuff which I believe is how you get Dreadtooth into his other phases so probably not what we’re looking for unless someone wants to try and use it in the cave, and this guy who is apparently categorized as a raid boss. Obviously, again, since I’m sure we’ll fight the Dread Masters in an operation eventually, it could just be an early implemented data thing or something… but for now, it is marked highly suspicious.

To our Anonymous Tipper: Thank you for your lovely tip! I just wish you included your e-mail so I could respond to you personally T~T <3 SO, to all our friends on the test server, if you have the mask and have gotten this amulet (To be honest, I don't even know if it drops from Dreadtooth? We can hope?), please try entering the cave and using the amulet while having the mask on and see if anything happens!

I shall be updating the Cave post with my ideas shortly.

Dread Guard Mask may hold clues to the Cave

Recently on the forums, a topic was posted by a user including various bits of feedback.

When talking about the new world boss, Dreadtooth (who I will probably be stalking for a while after getting HK due to the fact that he apparently has several codexes attached to him based off his form), this was mentioned:

I have no definitive feedback, information, or strategies on Dreadtooth. All I can really say is that he drops the Dread Guard’s Corrupted Mask which is Adaptive Armor in nature and is initially given with no stats and a buff which has no tooltip (probably a bug). There is speculation that the mask itself may house a special ability or trigger for other areas. The description reads, “This ancient mask is the most striking component of the ceremonial armor worn by the Dread Guard. The helm’s frightful, etched visage is designed to strike fear into the hearts of enemies.” Here’s a picture.

This could possibly be what the real “Don’t worry about it” could be referencing due to this not being out until the next patch. Also, considering it comes out the same time as NM EC which is supposed to have the rest of the Dread Guard gear, it is fairly interesting.

I’d just like to say this is not definite–there is a chance this could just be a neat item (like Karagga’s own bell hat). But there’s nothing wrong with speculating, right?

For now, I’m more curious about how Dreadtooth will be anyway. I’m hoping he won’t be another boss like Nightmare Pilgrim (though, his forms (Corrupted, Frenzied, and Nightmarish on top of his normal self) make me think of Tatooine’s own world boss being infected during the World Event) and be more like Primeval Destroyer and Gargath, although, I’d expect him to be harder than those… Still, a group of 24 just all charging at a boss can be a bit more fun than very strict mechanic ones (as much as I do like mechanics and puzzles, I like to play with my friends and I hate feeling restricted by how much I can do so).

And in the meantime, I should probably work on getting more companion gifts to prepare for HK:
Favorite: Weapon
Likes: Trophy, Military Gear, Technology

He does have a companion story so I want him maxed ASAP.

Edit: Mask tested and nothing 🙁 There’s always the chance it could be an all 16 thing…but bleh T~T THE SEARCH CONTINUES.