Forsaken Baron: Araskes, the Trickster Boss
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Don’t Forget: Like, Subscribe (ring the bell) Is the master of bombs blowing up you face? At least the arena is pretty big for everything he throws at you.
Short Boss Guide:
Clearly insane the Mad Hatter er, I mean Bomber is a formidable opponent. The first thing I have to let you know about this boss fight is that you can not rush his health down. Several mechanics come into play throughout and relentlessly attacking him will just push these phases faster.
All the phases in this fight involve bombs with timers. You will have to stand in each area designated by a white circle until the timer runs out and then move on to the next damage phase. While defusing bombs the Mad Bomber will spawn waves and waves of Screeb. These crawly creatures will run and jump towards your location even climbing cliffs and then explode similar to curse thralls.
It is very important to note that just two of these bugs will likely kill you if the blue energy aoe attacks stack.
Most of the fight Kaniks will throw very powerful void bombs at your location. He is deadly accurate if you stand still so it best to keep moving throughout the entire fight. There are a couple brief respites where you can catch your breath for a second, thankfully.
Besides Screeb you will also have to contend with his many Raiders which will snipe you from the other side of the arena. These assassin scorn have rifles that do critical damage and will likely wipe out your shield. So focus them quickly.
He will also spawn Lurkers with shields, Wraiths with their axes as and Ravagers with burning cauldrons. All of this will be coming at you while you are forced to defuse the mines he sets up.
If that wasn’t enough he also has the room completely littered in bombs. You will have to be extra careful near these as many of the enemies you will face in your fight against Kaniks the Mad Bomber have explosive deaths.
This battle is very fun and unique in that it is pretty much a full on battle of attrition. He has a pretty decent health pool and very strong attacks but agile guardians will be able to avoid most of his attacks while maintaining their distance from Kaniks and the rest of his legion.
“Fight. Kill. Survive.” Guardian.
—Kaniks, the Mad Bomber
Kaniks, the Mad Bomber is a Baron of the Scorn. Responsible for a vast minefield throughout the Reef which regularly claims Awoken lives, Kaniks is a crazed lunatic who lives only to chase the adrenaline high of yet another fiery explosion. He was captured alongside his fellow barons and locked deep within the Prison of Elders. A year after the events of the Red War, Kaniks was freed by Uldren Sov, and was later present at the murder of Cayde-6 at Sov’s hand.
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