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for the Normal version of this instance, see Mystic Altar.
This Instance may also be referred to as MAH, Shadows Over the Altar, or SOtA.
Mystic map

Map of Mystic Altar - Hard

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Zone Information
Zone ID#261
Continent Candara
Type Instanced Dungeon
Patch Patch 7.4.0.2997
Level Range 100(10) to 100(15)
Connecting Zones Ystra Highlands
Max Players 12
Progress Saved? No
Hard Mode Available
Quests Mobs Loot Objects

How do I get to Mystic Altar - Hard the first time?: Set your Instance Difficulty Level to Hard, then approach the Mystic Stone Table.

Please see Instance List for a table of all Instances, by the zone they are found in, and the quests that are involved with them.

Shadows Over the Altar[ | ]

Shadows Over the Altar

Shadows Over the Altar

This HARD version of Mystic Altar was launched on 4/25/2024 with patch 7.4.0.2997. After being swiftly disabled because of unforeseen issues, it was re-launched on 5/7/2024.

There’s a new challenge waiting for the mightiest of Taborea’s adventurers! Dark forces around the Mystic Altar are up to no good and have created a distorted version of this ancient shrine.
Only the bravest and most skillful heroes should rise to this challenge! Hence why a certain explorer who comes up short on both fronts is asking for your help: Loric has somewhat underestimated the dangers—and overestimated his abilities. Fortunately, there are sufficient treasures hidden in the depths of this parallel dimension to tempt a worthy champion.......

When someone posts a video of a complete run-through, rest assured we will link it here.

Instance Firsts[ | ]

Global and Server Firsts
Date Server Guild(s) Notes
International Servers
5/14/2024 Gaia Darklings, Dragonlords, Fairwind, and Glory Global Third
German Servers
5/14/2024 Aynara Burningeyes Global First!
5/14/2024 Kadmos Drachenstein Global Second
American Server
5/20/2024 Ayvenas Lyra

Although they (narrowly) missed the server-first, congratulations to Zeitlos on Kadmos, and Hoax on Gaia.

Quests[ | ]

Adventurer Loric

Adventurer Loric

Outside the entrance, at the foot of the steps to the northwest door, be sure to speak to Adventurer Loric and pick up his Daily Quest, [100][Daily] Cowardice at the Altar, which asks you to defeat the final boss, Dorlos.

Trash[ | ]

Trash mobs in this zone DO NOT have Monster Compendium Cards. They are Elite, and between levels 107 and 109.

Note: Attacking any mob in a room will pull the entire room. We assume that normal crowd-control skills will work.

Minotaurs Zurhidon
Beasts Fiends
Miscellaneous

Bosses[ | ]

Bosses in this version DO NOT have Monster Compendium Cards (except for Aukuda) but they do drop Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos.
# Boss Name Ancient Mementos
 Easy Normal Hard 
1Aukuda the Hero0092
2Evil Ice Spirit00104
3Flaming Nightmare00116
4Cursed Iron Golem00128
5Razeela00140
6Aukuda, the Cursed00150
7Dorlos00150
Totals 0 0 880

All of the bosses drop special Accessories:

Within each Pentet (Astute, Insight, Reflexes, Wrathful, and Perseverance), from the Rare to Epic Accessory Sets, the 2-piece bonuses improve while the 3-piece bonuses remain the same, then between Epic and Legendary the 2-piece bonuses stay the same but the 3-piece bonuses improve by 1%. Other than that, all 3 qualities (Dark, Sun, and Ancestral) of the same type (Ring, Earring, or Necklace) and Pentet are identical in all ways except the set bonuses.

There are 3 Spirit items dropped by the bosses:

With the addition of some Dust of the Altar Dust of the Altar (dropped by 4 specific Trash mobs), these Spirits can be used to craft a Mystical Taurus Shard Mystical Taurus Shard which can be "used" to improve any of the above boss-dropped Accessories.


Aukuda the Hero

Aukuda the Hero

Aukuda the Hero

Aukuda the Hero (109 Crown Elite)

Strategy:
Teleport with AoE at 90% / 70% / 50% / 30% / 10%

each Phase lasts 10% then it switches
Phase A: Meelee AoE every 25 seconds (160 Range)

Phase B:
  • Interruptible Charge to the furthest player
  • Aggro Reset every 12 seconds (only below 50%)
DifficultyEasyNormalHard
Hitpoints n/a n/a 656,459,669 HP
Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 92

Evil Ice Spirit

Evil Ice Spirit

Evil Ice Spirit

Evil Ice Spirit (109 Crown Elite)

Strategy:

Phase A:
  • Damage phase -> tank & spank
  • Phase B starts @80% or when boss lost 20% (depends on the HP at the end of Phase C) Phase B (at most 35 seconds): Add spawn (3 waves, 2 Adds), need to be killed spread out in the boss room. when all adds Phase C (33 seconds): Debuffs stack every 2 seconds, cleansed when moved over the corpse of an add. Phase D (16 seconds): slow debuff on the party, can only be cleansed with 3 fires in the boss room. you need to stand 5 seconds close to the fire to be cleansed. You get frozen for 1 minute if you're too slow. Phases occur in order A->B->C->D->A...
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 664,545,442 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 104

    Flaming Nightmare

    Flaming Nightmare

    Flaming Nightmare

    Flaming Nightmare (109 Crown Elite)

    Strategy:

    • Boss has a channeled meelee AoE (Range: 50)
    • players randomly get the debuff "Fire Chaos". they have to move out of the party before the debuff runs out
    • the furthest player sometimes places a volcano: this deals 10% damage on players or 21.474.836 damage to the boss. it is unclear if it is considered an exploit to use that on the boss.

    Event @80%/60%/40%/20%:

    • Crystals spawn and move counter clockwise around the boss. if the crystals are not killed within 45 seconds, they start moving to the boss and increase the damage of the boss by 10%/crystal.
    • Every few seconds there is a beam between the boss and the crystals. everyone hit by the beam takes a 200% hit.
    • Boss is not attackable during this event
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 664,545,442 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 116

    Cursed Iron Golem

    Cursed Iron Golem

    Cursed Iron Golem

    Cursed Iron Golem (109 Crown Elite)

    Strategy: strategy needed
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 680,716,988 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 128

    Razeela

    Razeela

    Razeela

    Razeela (109 Crown Elite)

    Related Quests:
    • [46][Daily] Reward - Razeela (RW/Ggl)

    Strategy: strategy needed
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 680,716,988 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 140

    Aukuda, the Cursed

    Aukuda, the Cursed

    Aukuda, the Cursed

    Aukuda, the Cursed (109 Crown Elite)

    Strategy: strategy needed
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 704,974,308 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 150

    Dorlos

    Dorlos

    Dorlos

    Dorlos (109 Crown Elite)

    Strategy: strategy needed
    DifficultyEasyNormalHard
    Hitpoints n/a n/a 696,888,535 HP
    Ancient Mementos Ancient Mementos n/a n/a 150

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