A bit of gaming news concerning a sea jailer I have been planning to beat for ages now, ever since I heard it was possible to solo as COR. Jailer of Fortitude is one of the tier 1 sea jailers that is popped inside The Garden of Ru’Hmet. He drops 2 items 100%, and the 3rd item (the Fortitude Torque) is about a 20% drop apparently.
I was mainly waiting for Wimpy to be around before I killed this jailer since one of the 100% drops is a very nice Great Axe called the Fortitude Axe, and like all the jailer weapons gives an almost permanent double attack trait as long as you have Virtue Stones equiped (I have about 6 stacks of these stashed away which equates to 7128 stones). I can’t use the axe, and its rare/ex so I can’t trade it either. But alas Wimpy hasn’t been back in-game since before Christmas and I had a spare evening so I decided to give it a shot anyway.
Rok came along for support as RDM/BLM and I did a bit of testing with kiting the pots and spider/ball thingies and found that I could lose aggro after a short while thanks to my +12% movement speed feet. Typically the pop spawn position was in the last tower we checked (it doesn’t move around like the Faith one thank god), and I put up Dancer’s Roll and Ninja Roll.
I popped the Jailer and checked it was claimed to me, which is was, and proceeded to run back to the middle of map. The door to the pop room had closed behind me so I had to waste some time waiting for that to open again, which saw my 3 shadows disappear in no time. I ran around the corner where Rok had slept the first few Pots and Spiders, I thought to myself I was in the clear, then the next damn spider cast gravity on me. I couldn’t believe it, shadows were down and I was reduced to a crawl, so it didn’t take long for the NM + aggro to beat me down about 3 corridors away from the spawn.
I reraised up, put new shadows on and dancer’s roll and ran back to re-claim it. I managed to claim and get enough of the head start to avoid getting hit back and ran again for the middle of the map. However once I got to the middle I noticed the NM had de-aggroed (jesus) so I had to run back almost to the spawn point to re-claim it.
I was planning on running around the middle of map for a while to lose the NMs helpers, but found they had de-aggroed quite early on, so I headed for the nearest free tower (Elvaan) to get into the main kiting position. I arrived at the centre of the Elvaan tower and started my circling, I looked back and found 2 flowers, 2 spiders and 1 pot had joined the chase, but I was successfully kiting them all without getting hit. I did this until Rok caught up, she did a sleepga on the aggro and then attempted to log out, but one woke just before she could log and she died. Unfortunately she also tried to force DC which lost her reraise as well, so she had to home point and run all the way back to assist me.
By this time I had got the NM down to 80% with Ice Shots only. Riverwind came on and offered to help so I asked him to come SAM/THF for treasure hunter. Once he arrived he tried to do a weapon skill on Fortitude and found he hit for 1 dmg (lol), so that wasn’t going to help much (he is highly melee resistant). He resorted to using arrows for about 60 dmg per shot. However we did find if he transferred his TP to me, I was able to fire off Leaden Salute which was doing 500-600 dmg a shot. I managed to get about 3 of those off in total. With Wizards Roll on 11, all my m.att gear on and ice day I was hitting for 344 per Ice Shot, or 318 with a 5 roll. My top Leaden Salute was 594 dmg.
Rok was getting everything she was doing re-cast back onto her, which was fun. For the final 6% I asked her to Chainspell which worked well and the NM died. It took us exactly 1 hour from spawn to kill him, which was pretty damn good considering 22 mins of that were getting him into position before doing damage.
Of course the best part was when he finally died and this happened:
Here is a a screenshot of the log showing Leaden Salute and a few other things…
And the final few lines of log before Fortitude goes down…
[00:18:32]Rokada uses Chainspell.
[00:18:42]Rokada starts casting Fire III on the Jailer of Fortitude.
[00:18:43]The Jailer of Fortitude starts casting Fire III.
[00:18:45]Rokada casts Fire III.
[00:18:45]The Jailer of Fortitude takes 474 points of damage.
[00:18:45]The Jailer of Fortitude casts Fire III.
[00:18:45]Rokada takes 11 points of damage.
[00:18:47]Rokada starts casting Fire III on the Jailer of Fortitude.
[00:18:47]Rokada casts Fire III.
[00:18:47]The Jailer of Fortitude takes 474 points of damage.
[00:18:47]The Jailer of Fortitude starts casting Fire III.
[00:18:50]1 of Rokada’s shadows absorbs the damage and disappears.
[00:18:51]Rokada starts casting Fire III on the Jailer of Fortitude.
[00:18:53]Amarok uses Ice Shot.
[00:18:53]The Jailer of Fortitude takes 318 points of damage.
[00:18:53]Rokada casts Fire III.
[00:18:53]The Jailer of Fortitude takes 474 points of damage.
[00:18:55]Rokada defeats the Jailer of Fortitude.
Fortitude Torque 1/1 🙂