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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!
Guide

MAMA 5,200,519 HP

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

    force

  • berserker

    impact

  • Berserker

    Severance

  • Berserker

    paralyzation

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- Take Savage Instinct!
Skill usage
This fight gets very messy if the adds are not immediately CCed. Especially at this fight it is recommended to grab extra CC skills to make up for the lack of CC of your team mates.

This guide is a PuG friendly version without banner precast. Please remember that CCing all bars fast is the most important bit in this fight. You won't get a good kill - might even wipe your party - if you greed DPS without CC.

There is an invisible hitbox in the center of the arena allowing you to gain enough adrenaline for one Decapitate with only two critical hits!

1st Phase
  • While approaching MAMA cast Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.

  • Shortly before MAMA becomes vulnerable use Mending.

  • Precast Tremor for CC.

  • Use Head Butt to CC quickly.

  • Engage Berserk.

  • Swap.

  • Decapitate, continue as usual.
1st Add
  • CC with Wild Blow.
2nd Phase
  • Normal rotation according to the guide.

  • Don't break this bar.

2nd Add
  • Swap to Maces.

  • Skull Grinder.
  • Mending shortly before the add dies.
3rd Phase
  • Tremor, Wild Blow.
  • Swap to Axes as soon as possible.

  • Normal rotation according to the guide.

3rd Add
  • Head Butt.
  • Recast Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline while approaching the add.

  • Engage Berserk.

  • Mending shortly before the add dies.
4th Phase
  • CC with Wild Blow.

  • Use whatever CC is up at this point.

SIAX 6,138,797 HP

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

    force

  • berserker

    serpentslaying

  • Berserker

    force, serpentslaying

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- It is recommended to play Greatsword in PuGs so you can cleave down the exploding adds!
  • Play Smash Brawler!
Skill usage
1st Phase
  • While approaching Siax cast Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline

  • Shortly before you get in combat use Mending.

  • Use Whirling Axe to quickly gain adrenaline.

  • As soon as the cast of Whirling Axe is finished, pop Berserk and Decapitate

  • Use Head Butt and Outrage to CC quickly.

  • Decapitate, continue as usual.
1st and 2nd Add
  • Use Rush to approach your add quickly.

  • Kill your add with Arc Divider and Hundred Blades quickly.

  • When you killed the add use Mending and rush back to Siax.

2nd Phase
  • Throw Bladetrail against the vulnerable Siax.

  • Use Arc Divider to cleave down the incoming adds.

  • Normal rotation according to the guide.

  • Remember to use Head Butt and Outrage for Berserk extension.

  • Depending on your group you will drop out of Berserk. Engage Berserk as soon as you can again.

3rd Phase
  • Warrior business as usual.

ENSOLYSS 14,059,890 HP

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

    impact

  • berserker

    serpentslaying

  • Berserker

    severance

  • Berserker

    paralyzation

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- Take Savage Instinct!
  • In slow teams (PuGs) bring Smash Brawler and Outrage.

  • In fast teams bring Bull's Charge over Signet of Might.

Skill usage
1st Phase
  • Get adrenaline with Whirling Axe and open Berserk in the dome.

  • After the dome cast Head Butt and Outrage.

  • Smash Decapitate hard.

Pick up your banners - in case you did not precast them - after you phased Ensolyss!

66% and 33%

Swap to your off set (mace/torch) and cap the circle. After you meet in the middle, continue with:

  • Use Flames of War and blast 6 stacks of Might with Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.

  • Mending.
  • Berserk.
  • Pommel Bash.
  • Head Butt to trigger Superior Sigil of Severance.
  • Swap weapons.

  • Smash Decapitate hard.

SKORVALD 5,551,340 HP

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

    impact

  • berserker

    force

  • Berserker

    severance

  • Berserker

    paralyzation

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- In a more organized setup you can run an Axe with Superior Sigil of Elemental Slaying and an offhand Warhorn with Superior Sigil of Paralyzation to blast Might on 2nd and 4th island.
  • Play Savage Instinct!
Skill usage
100%-66%
  • Tremor and Pommel Bash, Head Butt.
  • Berserk.
  • Swap weapons.

  • Continue as usual. In fast group you want to shorten your used skills to:

    • Decapitate.
    • Cyclone Axe, Dual Strike.
    • Decapitate.
  • If your party is not the fastest pick up your banners and redrop them on the main island. Put them slightly outside of the stack so you don't take a portal on accident.

Islands
  • Swap to your warhorn or torch if you have it and use the blasts in fire fields for Might at 2nd and 4th island.

  • Don't use heavy cooldowns after the 3rd island.

  • On the last island shortly before the add dies use Mending and open Berserk already.

66%-33%
  • Follow the standard fractal rotation.

  • If your party does not phase Skorvald without a dash, recast your banners.

  • Before you move to the 1st island pick your banners up and drop them on the main island. Put them slightly outside of the stack so you don't take a portal on accident.

The rest of the fight follows accordingly.

ARTSARIIV 5,962,266 HP

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

    force

  • berserker

    impact

  • Berserker

    severance

  • Berserker

    paralyzation

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
- Play Savage Instinct!
  • With Mistlock Instability: Afflicted you can bring a meme skill Berserker Stance.

  • If most of the damage done is in the center, take Signet of Fury.

Skill usage
100% in mid
  • Use Whirling Axe or Head Butt to gain adrenaline fast.

  • Depending on your team you wanna engage Berserk before you use your

    Icon Hypernovalaunch
    Hypernova Launch
    to get to Artsariiv.

  • Use Mending to regain eventually lost health and Peak Performance.

  • Swap to your mace, be ready to Tremor as soon as the breakbar appears.

Add Phases
  • Pick up your banners and place them in the middle of the arena.

  • Help your party to CC the adds, preferable by CCing the one in the middle since you are there anyway.

66% and 33%
  • After the mid burn replace your banners at the corner Artsariiv is going to jump to.

  • Depending on your team's DPS you either wanna engage Berserk in the middle or in the corner.

ARKK 9,942,250 HP

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

    force

  • berserker

    impact

  • Empty
  • Berserker

    severance

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Notes
It is not your job as Berserker to slay the Temporal Anomaly!
  • Play Smash Brawler!
Skill usage
1st Phase (100%-80%)
  • Don't move your camera or character model until the Eye is gone or you will get Fear.

  • Engage Berserk right away and start your normal rotation.

Bloom phases
  • Swap to offhand mace.

  • Dodge into the lightning.

  • Auto attack the bloom.

  • Use a Throw Axe against the bloom to push it to the tower.

  • Dodge out.

  • Use Mending to restore Superior Rune of the Scholar.

2nd Phase (80%-70%)
  • Save your Berserk for the 70%-50% burn.

  • Use Tremor to gain Superior Sigil of Severance.

  • Finish up the phase with Cyclone Axe and Dual Strike.

  • If there is time left use Whirling Axe.

Archdiviner
  • Blast a fire field that is provided by the Firebrand or Weaver with your banners to stack 6 stacks of Might.

  • Engage Berserk as soon as possible.

  • Don't stand inside of AoEs, that strip your boons.

  • Use Mending when the Archdiviner is dead.

3rd Phase (70%-50%)
  • Follow the warrior guide.

  • At 50% before you leave for your bloom, cast Battle Standard in the middle.

4th Phase (50%-40%)
  • Use Tremor to gain Superior Sigil of Severance.

  • Engage Berserk.

  • Finish the phase with business as usual.

  • Pick up Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline at the of the phase.

Gladiator Phase
  • Recast Banner of Strength, Banner of Discipline into a fire field for 6 Stacks of Might

  • Do what a Warrior does.

  • When the mob dies, precast Mending.

5th Phase (40%-30%)
  • Smash Decapitate for as long as your Berserk is still up.
6th Phase (30%-0%)
  • Use Tremor to gain Superior Sigil of Severance.

  • Engage Berserk.

  • Finish the phase with business as usual.