Hey guys, in this post I want to share with you a unique strategy for passing L6 or LVI Sky Trail Water Boss, where the biggest challenge is coming from the boss casting a 50% reflect shield which is not possible to scatter. There may be other strategies for this boss, but this is the one I created for myself and share with you to help anyone else who might be struggling and bear in mind that a lot of the strategy videos out there on Sky Trail are from a lot more powerful characters, so i think this is a great strategy for this boss.
Boss damage was not an issue
The first thing to observe or to note is that the damage done by the boss was not an issue. I just had one Advanced Water Dimension and level 8 resistance crystals resulting in a Water resistance of 872 and I feel this was enough. I also didn’t spin the Blessing Wheel yet that day and I didn’t have any potion or scroll or milk power ups. And on the screenshot at the bottom you can see I could survive like this up to +30 additional boss buff or 1500% damage increase of the boss.
So the major issue with this boss is the 50% damage reflection shield that he casts after he has 2 lives left, which basically makes you kill yourself.
Archers, and then Knights have the hardest time
UPDATE: I updated this part from “Knights having the hard time” to archers based on good feedback that I received that archers lack a lot of neutral skills to avoid damage.
This boss is the hardest for archers since they do not have many neutral attacks that buff themselves or that don’t deal damage, so they end up killing themselves rather fast. Next in difficulty are knights and, lastly, it is the easiest for mages. Mages can easily spend the time during the reflection shield to heal themselves – for them this boss would be a walk in the park.
The Strategy and the Video showing it
In the video, you will see the following strategy:
Troops and Eudaemon
These don’t matter much unless you are very strong, but mine died within few turns so I just gave my Eudaemon some healing to bring me to 100% before it dies.
I use my Hercules 2 times to take off the first 2 lives of the boss and that’s it. You must not use (damage) sylph after as the reflect could kill you in one shot, so the aim is to use Delphic damage right before his 2nd life to get as deep inside it as possible and then revert to human form.
The key part of this strategy is my choice of skills:
I actually failed one time without intercept (I had the slasher there) so with this set of skills I can buy the maximum possible time for the strategy to work. The aim of them all is to avoid hitting the boss as much as possible until his shield wears off. The Blood rune is also not for damage, but is chosen due to the fact that I can use it 3 times and this is important for when your rage is down, in order to be able to continue buying time.
The 50% Reflect Damage shield duration
So the whole purpose of the strategy is to survive the 50% damage shield duration in this unique way – not with a water sylph healing or other ways. It will take 50 turns for the shield to wear off and that’s the time you must survive until you can make the killing blow.
the VIDEO: Guide Cosmos’s Unique Strategy for Sky Trail L6 Water Boss
Unpredictable Boss Behavior
I feel also the behavior of the boss is somewhat unpredictable. In the screenshot below, from an earlier test run, you can see him buffing up to +30 additional damage, which is 1500% increase of damage on top of the 1st buff, but he did not do this behavior in my success video above. That said, you might have to try fighting him several times to achieve success.