Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide: Nacrasena Level 2 Guardian Raid Boss. In this Lost Ark Boss Guide, I’m going to discuss the mechanics for Nacrasena, the sixth Guardian Raid boss you’ll encounter in the game after reaching Item Level 500. If you’re searching for ways to defeat this boss efficiently, then this guide is for you!
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide: Nacrasena Level 2 Guardian Raid Boss
After honing your gear sufficiently, you’ll reach Item Level 500, which will allow you to fight the second Level 2 Guardian Raid boss in Lost Ark. Defeating Nacrasena will reward you with Legendary Accessories, a Legendary Ability Stone, and honing materials, to name a few.
For these types of activities, it’s important to allocate the right Tripods for your Skills. Since this Guardian is weak against earth, you’ll want to select Tripods that ought to change the element of your damage if possible. Doing so will significantly improve the amount of harm you inflict. Unlike Chromanium, you’re not required to sever Nacrasena’s tail to progress in the succeeding phases of the encounter. But should you cut off his tail using Destruction and Corrosion Bombs as well as Skills that deal Weak Point damage, you’ll be able to stop him from executing other abilities. This makes the fight much more manageable because you can safely position yourself behind the Boss.
Next, you’re going to want to equip HP Potions or those that restore a percent of your HP back since they’re the only ones allowed in Guardian Raids. And finally, remember to bring Flares in order to immediately identify his location so you can save some time.
Compared to Chromanium, Nacrasena is much more difficult to handle even if there are no phases to take note of. This is due to his high agility where he rarely stays still throughout the fight together with the numerous mechanics involved. As such, it’s very important to counter his charge and stagger him along the way to immobilize him.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Basic Attack Patterns
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Charge
Similar to the other bosses except for Chromanium, Nacrasena will glow blue all of a sudden in preparation to charge at whoever is in front of him. Note that the period between changing colors and rushing forward happens in a split second so you have to be prepared to dash to the side to avoid the attack. Nacrasena is incredibly aggressive and if you get crushed, you’ll be knocked down. If you manage to combat this move with a Counter Skill, he will be staggered, which would allow you and your allies to hit him hard, albeit very briefly.
Additionally, this Guardian can also charge without glowing blue but it’s not as lethal. At which point, no one from your team can use a Counter Skill to stop him. He’ll simply walk two steps and then bang his left and right claw on the ground in the end. You’ll notice that Nacrasena will raise his left claw first as he glows white and then proceeds to move forward.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Claw Swipe
Nacrasena likes to make use of his claws frequently. One of the moves you have to be cautious about is claw swipe. What this Guardian will do is he’ll slightly bash both claws on the ground followed by two major swipes – one coming from the right and the other coming from the left as per the player’s perspective. If you’re fighting him face-to-face, you’ll have half a second to dodge to his side to avoid either attack, which can deal moderate damage and stagger you in the process.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Tail Slam and Swipe Combo
One of the things that makes this boss challenging is his ability to inflict damage regardless of the player’s position. For instance, if you often have to perform Back Attacks, then trying to only hit his tail will most likely harm you. This is because of the tail slam and swipe combo. Be on the lookout for when Nacrasena moves his head and upper torso inward as he’s about to slam his tail onto the ground. Soon after, he will then execute a tail swipe from right to left to deal low damage. You can be staggered as a result unless you have skills that grant Super Armor: Paralysis Immunity.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Front Slam
Nacrasena also has the ability to perform a front slam. To do this, he will do a backstep, followed by a mini charge and slam at the same time. But the skill doesn’t end there since he will then turn to his side and execute another front slam. For the latter, remember that Nacrasena will no longer do a backstep beforehand.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Black Breath
There are times when Nacrasena lifts his frontal torso and then lands quickly only to exhale and attack with his black breath, which is done twice and in quick succession. Thankfully it’s easy to avoid due to the ability’s narrow AoE and swift duration. However, should you get caught in the middle of this, you’ll suffer from a mana drain and your damage will decrease for a couple of seconds.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Stationary Jump
Now, it’ll be straightforward to see when this boss is about to jump. Nacrasena will stop moving and will raise both claws. Next, he’ll glow white and then leap into the air. The moment he does, make sure to dash away at all costs because there’s a chance for you to get electrocuted, which will stun you. This is possible if you get crushed or you receive the brunt of the aftermath or shockwave of said jump. Also note that this Guardian is able to leap twice, one after the other.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Pierce
Those who get paralyzed due to the stationary jump become susceptible to being grabbed and pierced by Nacrasena’s tail, which is deadly for Classes with low HP. Not only will they receive electric damage, but they’ll also be forcefully slammed from side to side a couple of times. Before getting slammed, their allies ought to continue hitting this boss with skills that make use of the stagger effect to try to free the player who’s being flung. If done unsuccessfully, the banging will also become detrimental to those on the ground should they get hit, due to the high damage they’ll receive.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Thrash and Emerge
When Nacrasena starts to thrash the ground using his claws, he’s preparing to dig and travel underneath it to surprise a player. If you’re the target, you’ll notice smokes of dust trailing behind you. To prepare for this, be sure that your dash is readily available, meaning it isn’t on cooldown, so you can avoid taking huge damage and being knocked down once he emerges and lands, respectively. This move is lethal against squishy Advanced Classes like the Sorceress and Gunslinger especially if their HP has been depleted beforehand.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Mini Scorpions
Next, Nacrasena can even summon mini scorpions when he’s stationary. He’ll flail around and then conjure these scorpions from the ground to fight on his behalf while he digs a hole for himself. Given how relatively lengthy this stage is, you’ll want to bombard him with potent skills to maximize the time in which he stays in one place.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Special Attack Patterns
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Electric Charge
Another instance when Nacrasena stops in his tracks is when he’s about to save energy for his succeeding attacks. Here, he burrows both claws into the ground while his tail moves aggressively in several directions. During this period, I suggest blasting him with a series of powerful skills since he’ll continue to be stationary. Once the electric charge is full, that is, when his stinger resembles a lightning rod, a number of abilities will become available to this Guardian.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Huge Lightning Pools
When Nacrasena sits still with his claws draped over his head while vigorously shaking, he’s starting to conjure three huge lightning pools within the area. These are telegraphed as blue circles on the ground, which you must dash away from especially the third one, otherwise, you’ll take high damage and get electrocuted by lightning strikes as a result.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Lightning Bombardment
The next skill is lightning bombardment, which features a similar movement set as the thrash and emerge ability such that Nacrasena will beat the ground with his claws and bury his tail. But rather than digging away, he’ll stay in place and continue to thrash. This summons multiple and tinier pools of lighting that will go off one after the other intermittently. Rather than dashing, it’s better to simply run around to prevent the risk of accidentally stepping into one of these lightning projections and getting thrown up in the air.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Stinger Zap
As Nacrasena is trying to fend away your attacks, there will come a time when he’ll briefly raise his front legs and claws and then suddenly zap the player in front of him with his stinger. Remember that this zap is narrow and travels in a straight line. Additionally, he can opt to activate the skill in a row so you ought to run in the opposite direction to avoid it entirely. If you do get hit, you not only take high damage but also get paralyzed in the process, making you extremely vulnerable to the combos this boss has up his sleeve. For instance, he can then grab, pierce, and slam you all over the place the moment you become stunned.
Nacrasena Lost Ark Boss Guide – Enhanced Tail Slam
Once fully charged, Nacrasena can slam his tail to the sides for a total of three times. You’ll notice how uneasy he becomes such that he continues to skitter in place. This Guardian will then rear his body backward and violently slam his tail on both sides. If you don’t dash towards Nacrasena’s claws, you’ll get knocked down.
Nacrasena is a very annoying Guardian Raid boss to go up against because of his aggressiveness and excellent mobility. This encounter becomes more difficult right after he charges his tail, which will unlock a slew of lethal and dangerous abilities. Because of this, you’d want to try to sever his tail by repeatedly staggering him. Every time he’s down, you and your allies ought to take advantage of this brief state by using your most powerful skills, regardless of whether or not they’re Holding or Casting Skills.
Once an aqua crosshair becomes noticeable on Nacrasena’s tail, you’ll have a small window to it cut off. To do this successfully, you and your teammates need to focus your efforts on inflicting Weak Point damage using Destruction Bombs and similar skills. When the tail has been detached, the fight will be much more manageable. Note that it’s important to avoid pushing this Guardian to a wall when he’s about to get staggered, otherwise, you won’t have enough space to rush to the tail to deal sufficient damage.
Lastly, it’s good practice to keep moving around the area while you’re attacking him even if you’re playing a melee or ranged character. Given how mobile Nacrasena is, you’ll want to be equally quick by reserving your movement skills for critical situations, especially in cases when he utilizes lightning or electrically charged abilities, so as to avoid his attacks and survive the fight. Alternatively, you can also position yourself between one of his hind legs and tail since you won’t get hit by any of this Guardian’s back attacks.
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