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Murkmire world boss Walks-Like-Thunder impossible to kill

IsharaMeradin
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For some reason the totems that appear have a lot more health than they did previously. It takes several players to take down one totem and in the mean time more totems appear. Walks-Like-Thunder by that point is pretty much invulnerable as any damage is healed away. This change was not mentioned in any patch notes that I have seen.
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  • Shadowshire
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    @IsharaMeradin

    On which of the two mega-servers on which you play TESO does the situation occur?

    Personally, I did not notice any change in battles with Walks-Like-Thunder after the Harrowstorm Update 25 patch on PC NA.

    However, during the recent Murkmire event, usually there were so many player-characters participating that it was next to impossible to recognize or identify anything in particular that occurs during the course of the battle. So, most players just keep attacking the Boss until he/she/it falls over, while the Healers keep most of the other player-characters alive regardless. .....

    No doubt it is a different battle when significantly fewer player-characters participate. :wink:

    Edited by Shadowshire on March 5, 2020 1:33AM
    --- Shadowshire .......... ESO Plus on PC NA

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  • IsharaMeradin
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    PC-NA specifically.

    I pretty much just get the daily login reward with my PC-EU character any more that I totally forgot about mentioning the specific server.

    To give an idea...
    Before the swarms of players during the murkmire event: my Khajiit NB could use Ambush once followed by one or two light attacks to take down a single totem. This was enough for a minimum of three random non-grouped players to take down Walks-Like-Thunder.

    As of today (I did not run the dailies yesterday after the v5.3.5 patch as I did not have time) the exact same combination of attacks barely put a dent in the totem's health bar.
    PC-NA / PC-EU
    ID @IsharaMeradin
    Characters NA
    Ishara Meradin - Nord Nightblade
    Vanessa Cromwell - Breton Sorcerer
    Midnight Rayne - Khajit Nightblade
    Verin Jenet Eshava - Dark Elf Warden
    Sasha al'Therin - Redguard Dragonknight
    Latash Gra-Ushaba - Orc Templar
    Nerissa Valin - Imperial Necromancer

    Characters EU
    Shallan Veil - Wood Elf Warden
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    Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    Processor: OEM AMD FX-6300 3.5GHZ
    Memory: 2 * GSKILL 4GB DDR3 1600 MHZ RIPJAWS-X MEMORY
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P AM3+ CROSSFIRE USB3.0 SATA 3
    Graphics Card: AMD RADEON R7 250 2GB GDDR3 PCI-E 3.0
    Soundcard: ONBOARD 7.1 SOUND
    Internet: DSL ISP only guarantees 3 Mbps / sometimes tethered to AT&T cell service
  • Saoirse_Siobhan
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    Same here on PC EU, it took over 15 minutes + 6 or more players to take him down.

    During the event of course the totems barely had time to show up but before the event it was fine, you could easily dispatch the totems.

    The totems are now 500k health each.
    Edited by Saoirse_Siobhan on March 5, 2020 11:34AM
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  • Raisin
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    Interesting that this is happening specifically in Murkmire, since it also happened with vBRP final boss. Someone dun goofed.
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  • Saoirse_Siobhan
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    Had this been done for the event it would have been interesting, to account for the number of players.

    But now that the event is over and your lucky if one other player shows up, it's impossible.

    EDIT : Now that I think about it maybe that's what happened and they just forgot to revert it back?
    Edited by Saoirse_Siobhan on March 5, 2020 11:37AM
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  • mague
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    For some reason the totems that appear have a lot more health than they did previously. It takes several players to take down one totem and in the mean time more totems appear. Walks-Like-Thunder by that point is pretty much invulnerable as any damage is healed away. This change was not mentioned in any patch notes that I have seen.

    Or just dont stand in the expanding red. This is triggering the one or other version of totem. Walks-Like-Thunder is a reverse boss. Solo is the easiest way to bring him down.
  • ArvenAldmeri
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    I just wanted to do the daily quests and cant. With multiple players its impossible. He keeps healing with the adds that have each half mil health and they keep spawning, u kill one, 10 other are there and then he starts healing.
    @ZOS_GinaBruno is this intended? Or is it a bug? Even when u kill all the adds he spawns another and heals, and the adds keep spawning even after u go away.
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  • Nestor
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    So i should just drop this daily then?
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  • ArvenAldmeri
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    mague wrote: »
    For some reason the totems that appear have a lot more health than they did previously. It takes several players to take down one totem and in the mean time more totems appear. Walks-Like-Thunder by that point is pretty much invulnerable as any damage is healed away. This change was not mentioned in any patch notes that I have seen.

    Or just dont stand in the expanding red. This is triggering the one or other version of totem. Walks-Like-Thunder is a reverse boss. Solo is the easiest way to bring him down.

    Literally, record yourself trying to kill it. It does not work.
    Magicka sorcerer from start until the end. Always. Through the good times and the bad, even now when its probably saddest PvE dps it has ever been.
    Even as an owner of one radiant apex mounts I am against radiant apex mounts and anything thats not obtainable by direct purchase.
  • ArvenAldmeri
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    Nestor wrote: »
    So i should just drop this daily then?

    Unless u can have giant group of the size when the event was on, otherwise, you can forget killing it. Been on it for half hour now. Killed all the adds, they spawned again and healed him full.
    Magicka sorcerer from start until the end. Always. Through the good times and the bad, even now when its probably saddest PvE dps it has ever been.
    Even as an owner of one radiant apex mounts I am against radiant apex mounts and anything thats not obtainable by direct purchase.
  • StopDropAndBear
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    I noticed this about halfway through the Murkmire event, the totems went from having ~6k health to 600k
    Edited by StopDropAndBear on March 5, 2020 10:10PM
  • LadyDestiny
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    Ugh hope this is not intentional on a permanent basis. Can't stand that boss as it is. It's right up there with Ri-atarashi ninja cat on my list of bosses I hate to do for dailies. :D
    Edited by LadyDestiny on March 12, 2020 9:14AM
  • katanagirl1
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    Ugh hope this is not intentional on a permanent basis. Can't stand that boss as it is. It's right up there with Ri-atarashi ninja cat on my list of bosses I hate to do for dailies. :D

    Nothing is as bad as Ri’Atarashi, at least with Walks-Like-Thunder you don’t die instantly.
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  • depravity_influence
    I've also noticed this when the event ended. I do t even bother with this boss anymore.
  • jaws343
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    This appears to be the case on Xbox as well. Wasn't an issue at all during the event but after the update this boss is not functioning the way it was before.
  • scelesticscylla
    Still no word on this??? I used to be able to pretty much two hit totems, now I can do my whole rotation on one and it not make a single dent. Did the mechanics change? Since when did they get that much hp? @[email protected] why is there no word on this yet?
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  • jaws343
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    Managed to do this last night only once like 6+ players were there. The entire mechanic of killing the totems as they spawn is completely useless. Now you have to have enough damage being done to prevent the healing from going to 100% every time. But still, it is horribly broken, and even with like 6 players the thing still gains 20-30% health every time during that phase.
  • WhisperLFE
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    Yeah, I've given up on trying to kill the totems and now just try to damage through their heals.
  • Saoirse_Siobhan
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno is this intended? It wasn't in any of the patch notes as far as I recall.
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  • Ananoriel
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    I am trying to do the boss for the achievement, but it is undoable. I am trying it with a group of 6 people and even with trying to burn down the totems he heals completely full again. They pop in at a large amount in a small time with a lot of health.
  • Spacefish2323
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    I just attempted this boss today and am seeing the same thing. The totems have 600k HP and three of us max CP players could not kill them faster than they spawned and every time the boss got 50% it would heal back to full.
  • Saoirse_Siobhan
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    Can we please get an official confirmation on this?
    I'm not sure who to tag for them to take a look at this...
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  • joerginger
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    Indeed. This has been going on for months by now and no word if this is intended or about to be fixed.
  • RealLoveBVB
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    There is indeed some balancing needed. Give Baxilt-Gah's Skeletons 600k hp too, then we are on the same lvl again :D
  • WhisperLFE
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    Totems are of course still at high health. But we were able to burn him down; it seems the totems may be less effective if he's farther away from them..?
  • DarkSajuuk
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    Yeah it's still broken on XB1, just tried it myself and the totems very much still have 600k HP. Pretty much impossible unless you have a large enough group with enough DPS to just burn down the boss and ignore the totems.
  • ApostateHobo
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    Also still broken on ps4. How'd they even break it to begin with?
  • xyphrum
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    I agree that he was easier when the totems didn't have insane health. But I don't agree that he's impossible to kill.
    As long as you keep the number of spawning totems to the minimum, he'll never heal himself. Here is a solo parse to prove he's not broken:
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