Hello again heroes! Let us resume the hunt where we left off from yesterday.
The Pipe – Level 9
While hunting I came across an open pipe, and the explorer in me just had to know what was waiting on the other end of it. While not a monster, nor a living creature even, this is added to the list for one reason, a constrictive endurance challenge. All the Monsters on here are overcome with a large degree of strafing and dodging, but what happens in a situation when you cannot move around or retreat due to re-spawning enemies? You must stand your ground and move forward quickly.
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Lava Shaman – Level 8 (11)
More of an assassination then a battle. The Lava Shaman is in a fortified location surrounded by traps and large number of bodyguards. Fire is used in abundance by Flame Legion Charr, everything from their archers to traps will set you on fire from afar. The Shaman itself summons lava geysers from the ground that explode, watch out for those!
Captain Calhaan- Level 10 (11)
Caught me by surprise as the event and champion literally appeared from the ground itself in front of me! Take note of the archers nearby and get out of their line of sight by using the environment to your advantage. More importantly, don’t hit ghost shields in a block stance, it will only cause damage feedback on yourself.
Harpy Matriarch – Level 11 (12)
The greatest battle for last. Another surprise encounter while disposing of a Harpy Nest my activity must have antagonised the Matriarch into attacking. Similar to the Wasp Queen the Matriarch will fly out of combat range and summon younglings to itself in an attempt to overwhelm invaders. Because of it’s evasion and summoning abilities the fight may be long, be sure to watch out for spawning Harpy Warriors or packs joining the fray mid battle!
This concludes this edition of Tyria Monster Hunter, but will certainly not be the last as additional beta events happen in the not too distant future, and even after the game has launched. This is after all only a brief taste of the variety and challenge the monster of the Tyria have to offer. Farewell for now.