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Picture of fractal boss Light Ai
LightAi
Picture of fractal boss Dark Ai
DarkAi
  • 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

Picture of fractal boss Light Ai
by BlackHawk [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Viper

    1x
  • Viper
    1x
  • Viper
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Bristleback for dps.
    Warthog if your group needs the CC.
  • Take
    .
  • .
  • can be replaced with
    this allows your Renegade to lower their boon duration and deal substantially more DPS! Alternatively if you have more than one Soulbeast, one can drop
    . Just remember to sync up
    with
    so Alacrity doesn't drop.
  • and
    are great movement abilities for following Ai when dashing and also to dodge suicidal teammates.
  • There is an invisible hitbox in the center of the arena so use
    there for a big DPS.
  • For this encounter swapping shortbow for Axe/Dagger can work well in high DPS groups due to Ai getting phased at the side and not dashing much.
Skill usage
The following guide assumes your group will CC Ai at the side of the arena; and will phase at the side or shortly after, Your comp and pet choice will change the amount of CC required and skill usage, so be prepared to adjust your rotation.
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.
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
    and CC with
    .
  • Swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • As they come off cool-down use
    and
    .
  • Swap back to Shortbow and follow Ai to the middle of the arena calling
    to you as soon as you can. Use your Shortbow and
    skills until the boss phases, ideally before the expanding AoE's fill.
  • If Ai hasn't phased use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged, and continue with your rotation swapping back to Dagger/Torch after you get back to the middle.
Fire Phase
Ideally your group will use a Xera portal to get back to the middle to DPS Ai quickly. If you are running
make sure someone else uses their portal as the trait will proc when you open portal which isn't ideal.
  • 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
    to CC and call
    to you with
    .
  • Use
    and
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and continue with your rotation until Ai phases.
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.
  • As Ai becomes vulnerable use
    and
    . Use
    ,
    ,
    and follow Ai to the side.
  • As you reach the side call
    to you with
    and CC with
    , and cast
    .
  • Swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • As they come off cool-down use
    and
    .
  • Swap back to Shortbow and follow Ai to the middle of the arena calling
    to you as soon as you can. Use your Shortbow and
    skills until the boss phases, ideally before the expanding AoE's fill.
  • If Ai doesn't phase use
    to dodge back so you don't get demerged, and continue with your rotation swapping back to Dagger/Torch after you get back to the middle.
Dark Ai, Keeper of the Peak

DARKAI 15,000,000 HP

Picture of fractal boss Dark Ai
by BlackHawk [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Viper

    1x
  • Viper
    1x
  • Viper
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Bristleback for dps.
    Warthog if your group needs the CC.
  • Take
    .
  • .
  • can be replaced with
    this allows your Renegade to lower their boon duration and deal substantially more DPS! Alternatively if you have more than one Soulbeast, one can drop
    . Just remember to sync up
    with
    so Alacrity doesn't drop.
  • and
    are great movement abilities for following Ai when dashing and also to dodge suicidal teammates.
  • Using
    when multiple targets are around is a big DPS increase so make sure you have it available to use as the Fears close in.
Skill usage
The following guide assumes your group will CC Ai at the side of the arena; There is a fair amount of RNG on this encounter so don't blindly follow the guide. Your comp and pet choice will change the amount of CC required and skill usage, so be prepared to adjust your rotation.
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.
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
    and CC with
    .
  • Swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • Keep attacking until Ai dashes away, so use
    to follow and call
    to you with
    .
  • Use
    and
    , then swap to Shortbow using your Shortbow and
    skills until the boss phases.
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
(If you run Warthog) to keep up
.
66% - 33%
  • 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.
  • Swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • As they come off cool-down use
    and
    .
  • At this point Ai will either stay in the middle or dash to the side. If Ai dashes be prepared to follow.
  • Quickly swap to Shortbow and use
    to dodge back as Fears will be closing in, and camp Shortbow until Ai reaches 33%.
  • Help to CC Ai if you can, but don't waste cool-downs you will need to CC the Sorrows at 33%. Be prepared to split if you don't reach 33% before the agony field appears in the middle.
33% - 0%
  • Summon
    if it has died.
  • Use
    and
    if you are merged with Warthog to CC a Sorrow.
  • Cast
    and swap to Dagger/Torch and use
    ,
    ,
    and your
    skills.
  • As they come off cool-down use
    and
    .
  • Quickly swap to Shortbow and use
    to dodge back as Fears will be closing in and once they are gone move back in continuing with your normal rotation until Ai is dead. If Ai dashes to the side follow and help to CC if you can.