Pick up Groups (PuG)
Organized

  • Please check the CC distribution to contribute your share of the necessary CC!
  • Please also read through the fractal pages for general encounter information!

LIGHTAI 15,000,000 HP

Weapons:
  • Shortbow

    Bursting
    Earth

  • Dagger

    Bursting

  • Torch

    Earth

Skills:
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Warthog
  • Take
    .
  • .
  • and
    are great movement abilities for following Ai when dashing and also to dodge suicidal teammates.
  • is a strong condi cleanse and will really help your group, especially if your party likes standing in every AoE at the sides.
  • Remember to dodge as often as you can to keep
    active.
Skill usage

Precast

Boons get removed upon entering combat here, so stacking them is pointless. Effects will stay though so take advantage of that and precast what you can.

  • Optionally before pre-stacking you can get into combat by jumping off the side of the map. This allows you to pre-stack on weapon swap sigils such as and . While in combat you can also precast
    by using a
    ability.
  • while merged with Bristleback then swap to your desired pet and enter
    (If you are staying with Bristleback you can cast
    a second time after taking the Mistlock Singularity)
  • With
    selected, use
    and dodge twice.
  • As you are dodging cast
    ,
    ,
    and
  • Cast
  • Take mistlock Mistlock Singularity and swap any skills back you have changed.
  • Cast
    again
  • As you walk into the arena make sure to stack
    for some extra initial damage.
  • Cast
    so it spawns towards the middle of the arena.

In pug groups it is recommended to cc Ai in the middle of the arena. This will give you the maximum amount of time to DPS Ai, which will allow most groups to skip most of the split phases. On SLB you don't want to delay your

as it will stop you from swapping to Dagger/Torch and dealing as much damage, but you should delay your
if you need to. Ideally Ai's CC bar should break as the Red Agony field spawns beneath her.

Air Phase

  • As you get into combat cast
    and
    . Use
    ,
    ,
    and follow Ai to the side.
  • As you reach the side call
    to you with
    .
  • Cast
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • Remember to dodge as often as you can to keep
    active and use
    and
    as they come off cool-down.
  • Swap back to Shortbow and follow Ai to the middle of the arena and as the expanding AoE's appear use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged,
  • After the split mechanic call
    mid with
    . As the CC bar comes up use
    and
    , then swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai phases (Hopefully before the air split phase happens).

Fire Phase

Ideally your group will use a Xera portal to get back to the middle to DPS Ai quickly. Make sure you communicate with your team before the fight to work out if you or someone else will drop one.

  • Start this phase on Dagger/Torch
  • As the split phase ends take a Xera portal back to the middle casting
    as you go through.
  • Once in the middle use
    ,
    and
    .
  • Use
    ,
    ,
    and swap to Shortbow.
  • Use
    ,
    and
    and your
    skills.Keep DPSing until you need to head to the safe spot by the Meteor. Once it is safe to leave follow Ai to the side, calling
    to you with
    .
  • As you reach the side use
    ,
    and
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and continue with your rotation.
  • Follow Ai to the middle of the arena and as the expanding AoE's appear swap to Shortbow and use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged,
  • After the split mechanic call
    mid with
    . As the CC bar comes up use
    and
    , then swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai phases (Hopefully before the meteors fall).

Water Phase

There is not much you can do in the split phase here, so just make sure to keep an eye on tethers and to give/take them if you or someone else is close to 9 stacks. If your

has died remember to summon it towards the end of the split phase. It is also beneficial to be in the middle of the arena her so you have less distance to walk when Ai dashes to the side again.

  • Summon
    if it has died shortly before ai becomes vulnerable,
  • Once vulnerable cast
    and
    . Use
    ,
    ,
    and follow Ai to the side.
  • As you reach the side call
    to you with
    .
  • Cast
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • Remember to dodge as often as you can to keep
    active and use
    and
    as they come off cool-down.
  • Swap back to Shortbow and follow Ai to the middle of the arena.
  • As the expanding AoE's appear use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged, and after the split mechanic call
    mid with
    .
  • As the CC bar comes up use
    and
    , then swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai phases (Hopefully before the water split phase happens).
  • If the water split happens, there is not much you can do since Ai will reflect all projectiles, so help your team by standing in the greens and taking tethers. Once the split phase finishes Ai should be on low health, so follow her if she dashes and continue with your rotation until she phases.

DARKAI 15,000,000 HP

Weapons:
  • Shortbow

    Bursting
    Earth

  • Dagger

    Bursting

  • Torch

    Earth

Skills:
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Warthog
  • Take
    .
  • .
  • and
    are great movement abilities for following Ai when dashing and also to dodge suicidal teammates.
  • is a strong condi cleanse and will really help your group, especially if your party likes standing in every AoE at the sides.
  • Remember to dodge as often as you can to keep
    active.
Skill usage

Precast

Boons get removed upon entering combat here, so stacking them is pointless. Effects will stay though so take advantage of that and precast what you can.

  • Optionally before pre-stacking you can get into combat by jumping off the side of the map. This allows you to pre-stack on weapon swap sigils such as and . While in combat you can also precast
    by using a
    ability.
  • while merged with Bristleback then swap to your desired pet and enter
    (If you are staying with Bristleback you can cast
    a second time after taking the Mistlock Singularity)
  • With
    selected, use
    and dodge twice.
  • As you are dodging cast
    ,
    ,
    and
  • Cast
  • Take mistlock Mistlock Singularity and swap any skills back you have changed.
  • Cast
    again
  • As you walk into the arena make sure to stack
    for some extra initial damage.
  • Cast
    so it spawns towards the middle of the arena.

In pug groups it is recommended to cc Ai after she dashes from the side on the 100%-66% phase. This will give you the maximum amount of time to DPS Ai to 66% stopping some mechanics from overlapping as you go to CC the first Sorrow. On SLB you don't want to delay your

as it will stop you from swapping to Dagger/Torch and dealing as much damage, but you should delay your
if you need to. Ideally Ai's CC bar should break as the Red Agony field spawns beneath her. After 66% you should CC Ai if you can, but it is more important to make sure you have enough CC to break the Sorrows so you don't wipe.

100% - 66%

  • As you get into combat cast
    and
    . Use
    ,
    ,
    and follow Ai to the side.
  • As you reach the side call
    to you with
    .
  • Cast
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • Remember to dodge as often as you can to keep
    active and use
    and
    as they come off cool-down.
  • Swap back to Shortbow and follow Ai to her next location.
  • as the expanding AoE's appear use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged,
  • After the split mechanic call
    to you with
    . As the CC bar comes up use
    and
    , then swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai phases.

66% - 33%

Your rotation from here will depend on your groups DPS and Ai's RNG. In general remember to dodge as much as you can to keep

active and use your mobility skills to keep attacking Ai as much as you can.
will probably die a couple of times so make sure you re-summon it as soon as you can, and call it to you when you move. Finally CC Ai when you can, but also remember to use
and
to keep up
.

  • Follow Ai to the middle of the arena summoning
    as soon as you can and camp Shortbow until the first Sorrow spawns. Use
    to CC.
  • Use
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • At this point Ai will either stay in the middle or dash to the side. If Ai dashes be prepared to follow calling
    when you can.
  • Quickly swap to Shortbow and use
    to dodge back as Fears will be closing in, and continue with your rotation camping Shortbow until the Split mechanic happens.
  • After the split mechanic re-summon
    if it has died and swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai phases at 33%.

33% - 0%

  • At this point aim to be on Shortbow so you can CC a Sorrow with
    and if you need
    .
  • Use
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • At this point Ai will either stay in the middle or dash to the side. If Ai dashes be prepared to follow calling
    when you can.
  • Quickly swap to Shortbow and use
    to dodge back as Fears will be closing in, and continue with your rotation camping Shortbow until the Split mechanic happens.
  • After the split mechanic re-summon
    if it has died and swap to Dagger/Torch continuing with your rotation until Ai dies.