Background picture
Picture of fractal boss M.A.M.A.
MAMA
Picture of fractal boss Siax
Siax
Picture of fractal boss Ensolyss
Ensolyss
Picture of fractal boss Skorvald
Skorvald
Picture of fractal boss Artsariiv
Artsariiv
Picture of fractal boss Arkk
Arkk
  • Please check the CC distribution to contribute your share of the necessary CC!
  • Please also read through the fractal pages for general encounter information!

MAMA 5,200,519 HP

Picture of fractal boss M.A.M.A.
by Delay [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    2x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Rock Gazelle.
  • Take
    .
  • In faster kills you want to run
    instead of
    on longbow.
  • Use
    when you return to MAMA in phase 2. The reason for this is because in phase 1, 3 and 4 you have the damage modifier from Exposed, so compensating with
    can help the team phase MAMA faster here.
  • If you are doing the delayed rotation you may find it worth swapping
    for
    on Longbow.
  • A PoV for the delayed rotation can be found here.
Skill usage
Precast
  • Make sure you have
    while precasting!
  • If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use
    .
  • Use
    to grant your team free extra boon duration.
  • Summon
    and use
    to blast Might.
  • Swap to longbow then pick up
    if there is one.
  • then take _Mistlock Singularity_ and run or portal to the boss.
  • As you run in cast
    (for the second time) and swap traits to
    .
  • Call
    to you using
    , and cast (
    followed by)
    as MAMA Spawns.
1st Phase
  • as soon as MAMA is vulnerable.
  • to proc
    .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ->
    .
1st Add
  • Help CCing with
    .
  • Autoattack as well as using
    and
    .
2nd Phase
  • When you go back back to MAMA, autoattack on sword/axe. You can use
    (or
    while facing backwards) to jump back to MAMA if you want.
  • when it is off cd.
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc
    .
  • .
  • to summon the frost spirit into the bubble.
  • You can start walking to the 2nd add spawn and longbow auto-attacking once the bubble attack has completed.
2nd Add
  • Help CCing with
    .
  • Precast
    to hit MAMA and the add.
  • Use a mix of
    and autoattacks to kill the add.
3rd Phase
  • .
  • to CC and proc
    .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ->
    .
  • Once MAMA hits 25% you can use
    for a free leap away from the poison field and get to the add faster.
3rd Add
  • Resummon your
    as it has probably died by now.
  • Swap weapons as soon as it is off cd (
    if you can before swapping).
  • Autoattack as well as using
    and
    .
4th Phase
  • If
    is off cooldown here use it.
  • Try to cast
    so it doesn't get interrupted by MAMA jumping.
  • Use
    and
    to CC and proc
    .
  • .
  • Use your DPS skills as soon as they come off cd and don't cry from having to auto-attack on longbow.
This rotation is designed to be used when playing double Soulbeast comps, it bursts into phases two and four covering the damage that a Soulbeast doing the standard rotation loses and covers the CC that a Weaver would normally do. You should also swap
for
. To see a PoV of this in action check the Videos page.
Precast
  • During the pre-event cast a
    where the first Knight will spawn.
  • Make sure you have
    while precasting!
  • If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use
    .
  • Use
    to grant your team free extra boon duration.
  • Use
    to blast Might and swap to Longbow.
  • then take _Mistlock Singularity_ and run or portal to the boss.
  • As you run in cast
    (for the second time) and swap traits to
    .
1st Phase
  • Use
    and
    to CC and proc
    .
  • Burst with
    ,
    and
    .
1st Add
  • Your precasted
    will help CC and deal enough damage in fast groups.
  • In slow groups you may need to help attack the Knight.
  • Precast
    on MAMA and weaponswap.
2nd Phase
  • As soon as MAMA becomes vulnerable cast
    and
  • Burst with
    and
    .
  • Use
    and Sword autoattacks until MAMA phases moving to the bubble if it spawns.
2nd Add
  • Help CC with
    .
  • Use autoattacks to help kill the add.
3rd Phase
  • and
    to CC and proc
    .
  • Burst with
    and
3rd Add
  • Help CC with
    .
  • Use auto attacks and
    if it is off cooldown to kill the add.
4th Phase
  • If
    is off cooldown here use it.
  • Try to cast
    so it doesn't get interrupted by MAMA jumping.
  • Cast
    and use
    to CC and proc
    .
  • Weaponswap and burst with
    ,
    and
    .
  • Use
    and Sword autoattacks until MAMA dies.

SIAX 6,138,797 HP

Picture of fractal boss Siax
by MkChan [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    2x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Rock Gazelle if you CC,
    Red Moa if you aren't breaking.
  • Take
    .
  • Remember to use
    for this encounter!
  • If you are running with double Soulbeasts, we recommend one Soulbeast runs skirmishing and follows the
    rotation below. It also works out well to replace Sword mainhand with Axe on fast kills, as it allows you to stay in the middle on the 1st split meaning you can fit more skills into Exposed on Phase 2.
  • A PoV for the
    rotation can be found here.
Skill usage
Precast
  • Precast
    and a
    entrance on the boss orb before the fight starts.
  • Run back to Mistlock Singularity
  • Use
    .
  • Use
    to blast Might, then swap to Longbow.
  • Pick up
    if there is one, then use
    and take the Mistlock Singularity.
1st Phase
  • Summon
    when you go through the portal.
  • Precast
    and then
    .
  • as soon as your first trap procs so you have both ticking at the same time.
  • as soon as Siax is targetable.
  • and
    before the breakbar.
  • followed by
    to CC.
  • When the bar breaks use
    then swap weapons and
    to land both attacks into Exposed.
  • You shouldn't use
    in phase 1.
1st Add
  • Use
    to get to the add quickly.
  • Kill it with
    and finish with autoattacks if that isn't enough.
2nd Phase
  • Use
    to get back to Siax.
  • Use
    in the middle to share it to your allies.
  • Autoattack and use
    ,
    and
    .
  • Swap to longbow at around 40% so weapon swap is back off cd for phase 3.
2nd Add
  • You want to stand at range to benefit from
    as well as you might want to use
    to make sure you have
    and
    as damage modifiers to kill the add.
  • Use longbow skills to kill your add:
    and
    .
  • The remaining damage should be dealt by the Guardian with a
    .
  • Once the add is dead precast
    on Siax for phase 3.
3rd Phase
  • and
    once Siax is vulnerable.
  • Swap weapons.
  • Use
    to make sure you have quickness,
    ->
    .
  • and
    if Siax still isn't dead.
When you play this rotation you will want to replace the Marksmanship traitline with the following traits on the Skirmishing traitline;
,
and
.
is optional and should be run if your group needs the precision to Crit cap, and
can be run if it will allow you to fit a
in on Phase 2 (Will only be worth taking if your group is slow!). To see a PoV of this in action check the Videos page.
  • Skirmishing
There are Two ways to handle the splits with this strat. With a double Dragonhunter comp you can solo your first add with the help of precasted traps and duo the second add with the other Soulbeast. If you run other comps you should duo both adds.
Precast
  • Precast
    and a
    entrance on the boss orb before the fight starts.
  • Run back to Mistlock Singularity
  • Use
    .
  • Use
    to blast Might, then swap to Longbow.
  • Use
    and take the Mistlock Singularity.
1st Phase
  • Precast
    and use
    as soon as your first trap procs so you have both ticking at the same time.
  • as soon as Siax is targetable and use
    to proc
    .
  • Weapon swap to proc
    and use
    .
  • and
    to CC. Alternatively if you plan to ignore the CC bar continue bursting with
    and
  • Auto attack to finish the phase.
1st Add
  • If you are playing Axe mainhand use
    and auto attacks from the center to help kill your add.
  • If you are playing Sword mainhand Use
    to get to the add quickly and finish it off with autoattacks. Use
    to get back to Siax quickly.
2nd Phase
  • If you are the slb sharing
    this phase use it.
  • Burst into exposed with
    (If you run Moa) and
    .
  • If your group has high DPS you will want to open a bundle during the cast of
    to proc
    so it is off cooldown for the 3rd phase.
  • Cast
    (if you play Axe mainhand), and then
    to refresh
    .
  • Weaponswap and use
    and Longbow auto attacks to finish the phase.
2nd Add
  • You want to stand at range to benefit from
    as well as you might want to use
    to make sure you have
    and
    as damage modifiers to kill the add.
  • Use longbow skills to kill your add precast
    on Siax for phase 3.
3rd Phase
  • If you are the slb sharing
    this phase use it.
  • and
    once Siax is vulnerable.
  • and swap weapons.
  • and then burst with
    .
  • To finish the fight cast
    ,
    and continue with your rotation until Siax is dead.

ENSOLYSS 14,059,890 HP

Picture of fractal boss Ensolyss
by Jetrell [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    2x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Rock Gazelle.
  • Take
    and
    .
  • Remember to use
    and
    for this encounter!
  • If you find that you end up back on longbow because the phases are very long then you can swap
    for
    in your longbow.
  • Remember to swap
    for
    if your Firebrand is playing Dragonhunter or Guardian.
Skill usage
Precast
  • Precast a
    on the boss orb then gg and precast at the Mistlock Singularity.
  • Use
    to grant your team free extra boon duration.
  • If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use
    .
  • to blast Might,
    then take _Mistlock Singularity_ and
    again.
  • Swap to Longbow and take the portal the the platform.
  • As you are about to spawn Ensolyss summon
    .
1st Phase
  • When the red circle appears around the arena cast
    .
  • .
  • ,
    for instant CC. Start casting
    just before Ensolyss becomes vulnerable so you can hit both CC skills.
  • as soon as Ensolyss becomes vulnerable.
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ->
    .
  • .
  • Autoattack until your
    is off cd.
Orb Phases
  • At the beginning of the orb phase make sure to give
    to your Renegade so they can share Alacrity.
  • You want to leave
    so that it is back off cd and you can blast Might after the orb phase.
  • Use
    and
    to top up Alacrity on yourself if possible.
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver (this will only happen during one of the orb phases).
66% and 33%
  • Use
    and
    as your team is gathering in the middle to give boons.
  • Enter
    to blast Might thanks to
    .
  • Precast
  • ,
    and
    .
  • and
    to CC.
  • then
    .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ->
    .
  • Autoattack until your
    is off cd.

SKORVALD 5,551,340 HP

Picture of fractal boss Skorvald
by Jetrell [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    2x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Rock Gazelle.
  • Take
    .
  • With good instabilities, use
    as Utility food.
  • You can swap
    for
    in your longbow if you want.
  • Warhorn can be a replacement for Longbow here,
    is a blast finisher allowing you to stack Might on the islands. You simply use
    before you start attacking in each phase.
  • 4 Way Split assumes you will solo the second island with Longbow on the 33% split phase.
  • A PoV for the second Soulbeast can be found here.
Skill usage
Spirit Management:
  • You should spawn your spirit at the entrance to the fractal and let it tick down to around 70% before starting to precast. This means the spirit will die after the first phase and you can resummon it before phase 2, where it will survive for the rest of the fight.
Pre-casting
  • When you are activating the Boss Challenge Mote run down to the boss platform and precast
    on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. Then /gg and wait up by the Mote until you are ready to precast.
  • When you are ready to precast summon your
    next to the Mote then run down and begin precasting with your party. Remember to share
    and blast Might with
    .
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver, then share
    and finally take the Mistlock Singularity.
  • Use
    (Fiery Greatsword skill 3) to get down to the platform, teleport your
    down to the platform then precast
    ,
    and swap to sword/axe.
100%-66%
  • When your first
    procs cast it again and use
    .
  • then when Skorvald is targetable, use
    and
    (to CC).
  • into Exposed.
  • Use
    to get to the first island once it is phased.
Islands
  • Call
    to the 1st island using
    and use
    and Longbow autoattacks to kill the add.
  • On the second island use
    to refresh boons and use
    to kill the Anomaly. After the add dies cast
    for the second split.
  • Swap to Sword/Axe and kill the 3rd add with
    and
    .
  • On the last Island target Skorvald and use
    and refresh boons with
    . Resummon
    and kill the add with
    skills. Take the portal and teleport
    using
    to you.
66%-33%
  • Don't use
    in phase 2 unless you don't think you'll make the dps check.
  • ->
    .
  • Autoattack and use your
    abilities as they come off of cooldown.
  • As you phase swap to Longbow and refresh your boons with
    .
Islands
  • Instantly use
    to stack Vulnerability.
  • As the Anomaly goes invulnerable cast
    .
  • Finish the Anomaly with
    and autoattacks.
  • Once the Anomaly dies use
    to reach Skorvald quickly and weaponswap to Sword/Axe.
33%-0%
  • Cast
    once everyone is back to the main island.
  • as soon as it is off cooldown.
  • Use
    and
    .
  • Finish with
    and
    .
Spirit Management:
  • This depends on how your Renegade plays, if they precast
    before Skorvald spawns then you can summon your
    down on the boss platform after the precast and the Kalla heal skill will sustain it until the second phase. In this scenario you don't teleport it at all you just leave it behind.
  • If they don't do this then you will want to summon the spirit next to the Boss Challenge Mote and let it tick down in health for a couple of ticks and then pull it firstly down to Skorvald after the precast and then to the first island using
    in order to kill it so it is back up for island 4 to be resummoned. This is the method described in the guide below.
Pre-casting
  • When you are activating the Boss Challenge Mote run down to the boss platform and precast
    on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. Then /gg and wait up by the Mote until you are ready to precast.
  • When you are ready to precast summon your
    next to the Mote then run down and begin precasting with your party. Remember to share
    and blast Might with
    .
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver, then share
    and finally take the Mistlock Singularity.
  • Use
    (Fiery Greatsword skill 3) to get down to the platform, teleport your
    down to the platform then precast
    ,
    and swap to sword/axe.
100%-66%
  • When your first
    procs cast it again and use
    .
  • then when Skorvald is targetable, use
    and
    (to CC).
  • into Exposed.
  • Use
    to get to the first island once it is phased.
Islands
  • Call
    to the 1st island using
    and use
    and autoattacks to kill the add.
  • You can use
    on the 2nd one after it jumps.
  • Swap to longbow and kill the 3rd add with
    and
    .
  • Resummon
    on the last island. Take the portal early to teleport
    using
    to you and to precast
    before Skorvald becomes vulnerable.
66%-33%
  • ,
    .
  • Don't use
    in phase 2 unless you don't think you'll make the dps check.
  • Do use
    in phase 3.
  • ->
    .
33%-0%
  • Follow the standard fractal rotation.

ARTSARIIV 5,962,266 HP

Picture of fractal boss Artsariiv
by Jetrell [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Rock Gazelle for CC.
  • Take
    .
  • If good instabilities, use
    as Utility food.
  • is an incredibly strong heal if you are doing side strat.
  • If you are doing side strat, replace
    with
  • Middle strategy assumes you each phase before Artsariiv reaches the corner, or shortly after.
  • A PoV for the second Soulbeast can be found here.
Skill usage
If you are going to triple mid burn you may want to run the replace Marksmanship with the following traits which will allow you to use
each phase.
  • Skirmishing
Since there is no Exposed in mid strat, it is worth swapping
for
on your off-hand Axe.
Precast
  • Precast
    between two Artsariiv clones in the northwest from her and go back to Mistlock Singularity.
  • Remember to share
    and blast Might with
    .
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver, then share
    and finally take the Mistlock Singularity and go through the
    portal.
100%-66% in mid
  • Summon
    when you're done go through the portal.
  • As soon as someone catches an orb, use
    and
    . Cast
    while channeling
    .
  • Use
    (make sure to finish
    cast, because if you cancel it even by a little, it does no damage!), then swap to axes and use
    , start walking behind the boss, cast
    while walking and
    .
  • Finish
    cast, then
    , start following the boss to avoid getting knocked down by an orb,
    and
    as she jumps to the side.
  • If she reaches the corner, dodge or use Hypernova Launch to avoid the slam wave and auto-attack until she phases.
Add Phases
  • Stay on longbow for the next phase.
66%-33%
  • Precast
    before Artsariiv becomes vulnerable,
    as soon as it's off cooldown,
    ,
    to proc
    , then
    . Cancel
    around mid cast and swap to axes.
  • ,
    , dodge the slam and
    .
  • Autoattack with axes before Artsariiv reaches corner. Make sure to look away when she actually fires the laser so you don't get Feared.
  • Wait in the middle for your team to stack Might, then use Hypernova Launch to the corner to avoid the slam wave.
  • Use
    , and
    , followed by
    and
    until she phases.
Add CC Phase
  • Stay on longbow for the next phase.
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver.
33%
  • Precast
    and
    before Artsariiv becomes vulnerable.
  • Use
    and
    once she becomes vulnerable
  • Once she starts her slam animation use
    to proc
    .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ,
    and
    .
  • and
    if she isn't phased yet. If Artsariiv moves to corner finish her with autoattacks
Precast
  • Remember to share
    and blast Might with
    .
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver, then share
    and finally take the Mistlock Singularity and run and Hypernova Launch over to the boss platform.
100% in mid
  • Summon
    in middle before someone starts the encounter.
  • As soon as someone catches an orb, use
    and
    .
  • Use
    to proc
    .
  • Use
    , turn around not to get feared, then Hypernova Launch to the corner.
  • Use
    to call your spirit to the corner.
  • When she reaches the side use
    ,
    and
    .
  • to help CC.
  • to reflect for omega DPS.
  • Use
    skills,
    and autoattack if she isn't phased yet.
Add Phases
  • On the first split you can CC your add with
    ,
    and
  • On the second split you can CC your first add with
    and
    , and the second add with
    and
  • Make sure you are on longbow for the next phase.
  • Pick up the
    if your Weaver places one for you.
66% and 33%
  • Precast
    if available and
    .
  • to call your spirit to the middle.
  • Once she becomes vulnerable use
    (do not use
    here)
    .
  • Once she starts her slam animation use
    to proc
    .
  • skills then
    .
  • Hypernova Launch to the corner.
  • when you can to call your spirit to the side.
  • and
    .
  • to proc
    again.
  • .
  • ->
    to reflect again.
  • If she isn't dead yet, use
    skills,
    and autoattack.

ARKK 9,942,250 HP

Picture of fractal boss Arkk
by Jetrell [dT]
DPS Statistics by gw2wingman
Weapons
  • Berserker

    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
  • Berserker
    1x
Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
  • Pet:
    Red Moa.
  • Take
    .
  • Swap to
    !
  • If you are good at tagging multiple targets then you can even run
    .
  • Resummon your
    whenever you have downtime when you can't attack (i.e. whilst you are waiting for Arkk, the Archdiviner or Gladiator to spawn on the platform or during an orb phase if you have the time).
  • Wherever possible you should try to hit multiple targets with your
    . (This can mean hitting an anomaly to help your Renegade kill it.)
  • You can also pull the adds from the Archdiviner and Gladiator phase since your Firebrand can only pull two at a time.
  • Pulling the adds is also great since they can hurt your teams
    uptime.
  • If you drop on quickness for some reason, make sure to use
    before bursting to get yourself some.
  • A PoV for the second Soulbeast can be found here.
Skill usage
Precast
  • Place a portal next to the Mistlock Singularity and use Hypernova Launch over to the boss platform, precast
    on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. After that wait for your Banner Berserker to start casting their last banner, summon your
    and open the portal.
  • Remember to share
    and blast Might with
    .
  • Pick up the
    from your Weaver, then share
    and finally take the Mistlock Singularity and go through the
    portal.
  • Precast
    and
    before the boss is activated.
1st Phase (100%-80%)
  • as soon as your first trap procs so you have both ticking at the same time.
  • as soon as Arkk is targetable.
  • to proc
    .
  • then walk through Arkk so you avoid the Fear.
  • Swap weapons and
    .
  • ->
    .
  • and autoattack with sword if phase is not over.
Bloom phases
  • Cast
    then run into the lightning AoE, autoattack the orb once and then use
    to finish pushing.
2nd Phase (80%-70%)
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc
    .
  • ,
    and
    until Arkk is phased.
Archdiviner
The Weaver should give you a
in the Archdiviner phase.
  • You can use
    or
    if it's off cooldown to damage the Archdiviner.
  • When the Archdiviner gets a CC bar use
    in combination with Hypernova Launch to get all hits on the Archdiviner as well as CCing. Dodge backwards through the boss after using it as there will be a laser beam which fears.
  • When the Archdiviner dies, precast
    ->
    ->
    .
3rd Phase (70%-50%)
  • ->
    .
  • to proc
    .
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • Use
    while walking out of pizza attack AoE then
    ->
    .
  • Continue with
    and sword autoattacks to finish the phase.
Bloom phases
  • Swap to longbow and auto-attack to push the orb.
4th Phase (50%-40%)
  • to proc
    .
  • ,
    ,
    until Arkk is phased.
  • Precast
    for the Gladiator.
Gladiator Phase
  • .
  • Pull one add with
    .
  • Use
    (on the gladiator!) and
    to kill him fast.
5th Phase (40%-30%)
  • Auto-attack until
    is off cd, then use it to pull a second add.
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc
    .
  • followed by
    and
    if it's off cooldown until Arkk is phased.
  • You want to swap weapons late so that you don't get stuck longbow auto-attacking.
Bloom phases
  • Stay on longbow and auto-attack to push the orb.
  • Precast
    .
6th Phase (30%-0%)
  • as soon as the boss is vulnerable ->
    .
  • and
    to proc
    .
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • ->
    .
  • Continue with filler skills like
    ,
    until Arkk is dead.