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The Eater of Souls

I've tried over a dozen times to beat this boss on my Guardian and even using a ranged weapon I can't even get this guy down to half health much less all the way. I've tried with friends and those whisps are useless. I'm very frustrated that a quest objective is so geared toward the Necromancer and the Hunter which I have now seen both those classes beat him the first time.
I initially went in with a Hunter as her whisp and we beat the Eater of Souls and I got DC'd and had to start all over again. Now I'm stuck. I shouldn't have to change who my main is just because I can't for the life of me beat one encounter. This FIGHT is BADLY tuned and very much impossible for me to do on my Guardian.

I've done my research I've tried getting him stuck and can't seem to get him stuck in the ways that have been discribed. I use my staff so I'm ranged which does hardly any damage if any at all. I've tried having friends help me but nothing works with my Guardian.

I'm feeling very defeated and depressed and frustrated by this fight.

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2019

    Battling back from death is a hard fight.

    You can do it, but stubbornly sticking to one strategy will not help you. ("Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?") Observe what's going on. Learn its movements and patterns, and adapt your strategy to exploit them. Sometimes that means bringing different skills or weapons. You have templates now, so you can save your main build while you experiment.

    All else fails, try asking for help. (Not calling your friends "useless" is a good start.)

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  • Nephalem.8921Nephalem.8921 Member ✭✭✭

    I could show you killing it in 15sec on guard. Dh is incredible faceroll. What build are you using? Have you tried using cc on him when the defiance bar appears?

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The boss has a simple mechanic - it will jump to you, gain a break bar, then begin inhaling about a second later. When you see it jump or the break bar appear, simply run away from it. If you weren't quick enough, double dodging away is enough to outrange it. This is the attack that can easily kill you while healing it if you're hit, but it has a short/mid range.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ksparhawk.8395 said:
    I've tried over a dozen times to beat this boss on my Guardian and even using a ranged weapon I can't even get this guy down to half health much less all the way. I've tried with friends and those whisps are useless. I'm very frustrated that a quest objective is so geared toward the Necromancer and the Hunter which I have now seen both those classes beat him the first time.
    I initially went in with a Hunter as her whisp and we beat the Eater of Souls and I got DC'd and had to start all over again. Now I'm stuck. I shouldn't have to change who my main is just because I can't for the life of me beat one encounter. This FIGHT is BADLY tuned and very much impossible for me to do on my Guardian.

    I've done my research I've tried getting him stuck and can't seem to get him stuck in the ways that have been discribed. I use my staff so I'm ranged which does hardly any damage if any at all. I've tried having friends help me but nothing works with my Guardian.

    I'm feeling very defeated and depressed and frustrated by this fight.

    Yea, they nerfed this boss pretty badly, it was straight out impossible for certain classes, thankfully no longer the case

    What gear are you running? Are you using any CC Skills when his second bar turns blue(Knockbacks, stuns, immobs, chills, cripple, launches?) Guardian has decent access to CC and Damage. When i ran through it on my guard i did it in full zerk, greatsword and sword shield. used a medi guard build, which allowed me to heal all the damage i took, be invuln and do damage in short order.

    You dont need to change your main, you might need to change your build.

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  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Trise.2865 said:
    All else fails, try asking for help. (Not calling your friends "useless" is a good start.)

    Well, the wisps all the other players get transformed into in this instance are pretty much useless.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ??? DH is one of the easiest class to kill it, pretty much any class that have access to 1200 range weapon it's an easy kill just kiting it around the place

    lay down traps and use longbow to kite it around and to trip the traps, when it does the suck use F2 to leap backwards to break away from it

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ksparhawk.8395 said:
    I've tried over a dozen times to beat this boss on my Guardian and even using a ranged weapon I can't even get this guy down to half health much less all the way.

    Just stop hugging it when it's sucking the life out of you. Quite simple, actually, on any profession. Takes less than two minutes to finish that thing.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    By the way:

    @crepuscular.9047 said:
    ??? DH is one of the easiest class to kill it, pretty much any class that have access to 1200 range weapon it's an easy kill just kiting it around the place

    lay down traps and use longbow to kite it around and to trip the traps, when it does the suck use F2 to leap backwards to break away from it

    You can melee it just as easily, it actually works faster than ranged attacks. You just have to back off when it uses its special skill (as mentioned in my previous post).

  • mbhalo.1547mbhalo.1547 Member ✭✭✭

    Guardian is probably one of the easiest classes for that boss. I think it instantly died after eating up full burst combo of my DH. Try out this build - https://snowcrows.com/raids/builds/guardian/dragonhunter/power/. Remember to CC the boss when breakbar appears. Use Shield of Courage and Shield of Wrath to block damage.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Staff is a utility weapon, if you want range use a scepter or longbow (with Dragonhunter)
    Eater of Souls is probably the easiest when fought with a Guardian due to the amount of CC they have to break the bar and the insane burst damage that can kill it in seconds. Your chosen build must be rather bad (especially if you are using Staff)

  • Vinceman.4572Vinceman.4572 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Long-range with guard is faceroll. Wth am I reading. Next level complaints. Holy moly.

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