I mean, I just passed a new char lvl 100, and, without any real optimization, and with 2 or 3 changes during the fight, I was able to remove 70% of her HPs, which means that I would have been able to kill her if I was more patient (Well my lack of OA made the fight pretty time-lasting)
Anyway, my non-optimized char is able to kill her, so I think Callagadra is overrated. I’m ofc talking about ultimate Callagadra since my char is already able to facetank epic one for most of the fight.
Btw I’d like to share my gameplay for people who want to kill her. They may be more successful than me
Warlord using a shield (Well two shields but one is counted as a mace :p) and hitting with Righteous Fervor and lots of ennemy’s res debuff (Empyrion guardians, ring 1 skill, ring 2 skill, Markovian’s Advantage, and OF COURSE, Break Morale).
So, of course, my experience is linked to a shield + mace on warlord gameplay. I think casters and dual wield builds may have a harder time :x
Take a low cd mobility skill with no targeting needed !
Glyphs & Runes offer access to a wide variety of mobility skills. I’d suggest, for this fight, having a low-cd (3 sec or less) rush skill with no targeting needed. It will make you flee easier when needed, and dodge Callagadra’s summons (Sandstorms and… Sand things) which will most of the time deal no damages but can suddenly eat your health pool like crazy.
Gameplay style : Hit & run
Since Callagadra hits pretty light at first but gives you tons of debuffs, you can basically warcry and then facetank for some seconds and leave when she starts making tons of damages.
It can be useful to have some support skills like Menhir’s Will, to let you survive if you’re too late on escaping.
Once she starts dealing more damages, escape, wait for the debuffs to go away, wait for warcry’s and potions’ CD to finish and then go again.
Yes, the fight will be long, but if your char is not optimized you should already be happy to be able to win by being patient.
At 50% HP you might need even more defense.
Callagadra unleashes her true powers at 50% hp. While you may have been like “Well it’s gonna be easy”, here the nightmare begins.
I personnally use the Fortress relic, so in this phase I decided to go only when the Living Fortress skill was up. I would go on, Battle Cry, Living Fortress, hit for some seconds and resume running.
Since I’m not the patient type of guy, I also took my whole reserve of Aether Clusters, and decided to go with either Living Fortress or a Cluster up.
Losing patience, I decided to also go with Break Morale alone and I think that’s what killed me :3
The stats you should focus on
Definitely go for all physical things. You need Pierce overcapped at 50% I think because she basically can stack debuffs of around 25%. She also hits with fire and vitality but I really didn’t feel like these attacks were threatening.
What is definitely threatening tho is her physical attacks and debuffs. She not only reduces elemental res, but also physical res too; from 43% physical res I went all the way to 0 (trust me I had time to wonder and then check that)
So, here are the stats you should focus on :
- Physical res (Well you still need some of this to make her first attacks feel like wind)
- Armor (Obviously)
- %Target reduced damages (Less obvious but still pretty useful)
- %Damage absorption (Also less obvious but it will replace physical resist well)
- Shield %block chance, recovery time, damages blocked
Also please note that I don’t feel like I am legit as a teacher. Many people may know Callagadra better than me; I exposed these points to have them discussed more than to give indications even tho I think they can help some. So please don’t hesitate to comment on those as I am eager to understand this boss 100% and, who knows, to learn more about the game in general.