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I did a Random Pug vCR-0 This Morning

ElderSmitter
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I was Lead and 1 of the Tanks. We had 1 other Tank 8 dps and 2 healers. It was Lots of fun and I encourage many who want to learn not to shy away from Trials. We did not use Discord . CP range was around 800 to 3,000+ We wiped Once only thru the first 3 Mini Bosses. Wiped about 5 times on Z'Maja. I fully explained all Mechanics very easily. The only spot we had difficulties was Portals. Once folks stopped being shy and understood how the Portal Mechanic worked and why we needed to be in groups the DPS got the hang of it and we defeated Z'Maja. You may ask why groups if you have only done Normal. on Vet CR you can only go in 1 Portal at a time. So you split into groups and then rotate Portals.

My Advice to all DPS any Level learning Cloudrest is to understand this is not a dps race. Look at it as more of a Mechanics Race in the Portals Only that is it.

When entering the Portal. Let the assigned Tank go First. (No tank needed in portals vs the mini bosses) The reason the Tank goes first is to get taunt on Portal Z'Maja so you don't get zapped and die right away if you're wondering.

Make sure you have a self-Heal as damage shields do not work in the portal as Oblivion Damage goes thru shields.

Next Break the crystals so the team upstairs can see the spears to send back down to you. Only carry one Synergy at a time to the spears so you do not get overwhelmed with Oblivion Damage. The more synergies you're carrying the more damage you take. You can Break all the crystals and leave the Synergies where they are until you see more Spears.

Lastly. You cannot survive the platform explosion Mechanic (Z'Maja fight only) on Vet. So once the room starts filling up with the big AOE run to a Synergy hop up on the platform then jump down after the explosion and continue Portal Mechanics.

Lastly if someone dies up top remember on Veteran to kill their Shade zombie that appears from their dead body before rezzing them. They do not have alot of health, but you will wipe if you don't kill them before rezzing.

Work together stay cool and calm and you can easily do this Trial at almost any level. Best of Luck!

Cheers!
Edited by ZOS_Hadeostry on December 22, 2023 4:21AM
  • nebula3832
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    Thank you for this guide ❤ I have only just started getting into trials normal so far but found using the group finder helpful barely anyone wants to start mic chat or explain mechanics, I have watched videos but not the same when you are there and learning head on ,
    id love to also know mechanics for cloud rest plus 3 wipe so many times ☹
  • ElderSmitter
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    nebula3832 wrote: »
    Thank you for this guide ❤ I have only just started getting into trials normal so far but found using the group finder helpful barely anyone wants to start mic chat or explain mechanics, I have watched videos but not the same when you are there and learning head on ,
    id love to also know mechanics for cloud rest plus 3 wipe so many times ☹

    Welcome! I can get into more detail on vCR 1-3 at a later date but will say this. First Master vCR-0 with no Mini Bosses. 2 Tanks is all that is needed. Once you're on vCR1+ You will need 3 tanks 7 dps and 2 healers. It will make Life so much Easier. 1 Tank will do Z'Maja, 1 Tank will do Portal and 1 Tank will do Mini Boss. Portal Tank comes up from Portal and will taunt Spider Monstrosity.

    Lastly on vCR ALWAYS kill Orbs from Afar to mitigate stunning the group and always Kill Tentacles as a Top Priority or they will Silence the group.

    Hope this Helps!

  • Kusto
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    nebula3832 wrote: »
    Thank you for this guide ❤ I have only just started getting into trials normal so far but found using the group finder helpful barely anyone wants to start mic chat or explain mechanics, I have watched videos but not the same when you are there and learning head on ,
    id love to also know mechanics for cloud rest plus 3 wipe so many times ☹

    Welcome! I can get into more detail on vCR 1-3 at a later date but will say this. First Master vCR-0 with no Mini Bosses. 2 Tanks is all that is needed. Once you're on vCR1+ You will need 3 tanks 7 dps and 2 healers. It will make Life so much Easier. 1 Tank will do Z'Maja, 1 Tank will do Portal and 1 Tank will do Mini Boss. Portal Tank comes up from Portal and will taunt Spider Monstrosity.

    Lastly on vCR ALWAYS kill Orbs from Afar to mitigate stunning the group and always Kill Tentacles as a Top Priority or they will Silence the group.

    Hope this Helps!

    Can't have 1 tank Zmaja and 1 portal. Both tanks need to go portal as there's 2 portal teams. 2 tanks alternate between Zmaja and portals. Unless group dps is high enough to only do 1 portal (never seen with pugs). If you go to portal back to back, you get 1 shot.
  • jtm1018
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    I was Lead and 1 of the Tanks. We had 1 other Tank 8 dps and 2 healers. It was Lots of fun and I encourage many who want to learn not to shy away from Trials. We did not use Discord . CP range was around 800 to 3,000+ We wiped Once only thru the first 3 Mini Bosses. Wiped about 5 times on Z'Maja. I fully explained all Mechanics very easily. The only spot we had difficulties was Portals. Once folks stopped being shy and understood how the Portal Mechanic worked and why we needed to be in groups the DPS got the hang of it and we defeated Z'Maja. You may ask why groups if you have only done Normal. on Vet CR you can only go in 1 Portal at a time. So you split into groups and then rotate Portals.

    My Advice to all DPS any Level learning Cloudrest is to understand this is not a dps race. Look at it as more of a Mechanics Race in the Portals Only that is it.

    When entering the Portal. Let the assigned Tank go First. (No tank needed in portals vs the mini bosses) The reason the Tank goes first is to get taunt on Portal Z'Maja so you don't get zapped and die right away if you're wondering.

    Make sure you have a self-Heal as damage shields do not work in the portal as Oblivion Damage goes thru shields.

    Next Break the crystals so the team upstairs can see the spears to send back down to you. Only carry one Synergy at a time to the spears so you do not get overwhelmed with Oblivion Damage. The more synergies you're carrying the more damage you take. You can Break all the crystals and leave the Synergies where they are until you see more Spears.

    Lastly. You cannot survive the platform explosion Mechanic (Z'Maja fight only) on Vet. So once the room starts filling up with the big AOE run to a Synergy hop up on the platform then jump down after the explosion and continue Portal Mechanics.

    Lastly if someone dies up top remember on Veteran to kill their Shade zombie that appears from their dead body before rezzing them. They do not have alot of health, but you will wipe if you don't kill them before rezzing.

    Work together stay cool and calm and you can easily do this Trial at almost any level. Best of Luck!

    Cheers!

    Can you run vcr 0 daily?
    I would like to run it daily.
    Full disclosure, I want to farm relequens.
    Oh wait,are you on ps?
  • TempPlayer
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    Good, now try a public vMol. It will be fun with people running into each other and exploding all over the place.
  • ArchMikem
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    Vet Trials really do require voice communication, even if it's just everyone listening to the Tank Lead explaining/directing everything.
    CP1,900+ Master Explorer - AvA One Star General - Console Peasant - The Clan
    Quest Objective: OMG Go Talk To That Kitty!
  • i11ionward
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    I was Lead and 1 of the Tanks. We had 1 other Tank 8 dps and 2 healers. It was Lots of fun and I encourage many who want to learn not to shy away from Trials. We did not use Discord . CP range was around 800 to 3,000+ We wiped Once only thru the first 3 Mini Bosses. Wiped about 5 times on Z'Maja. I fully explained all Mechanics very easily. The only spot we had difficulties was Portals. Once folks stopped being shy and understood how the Portal Mechanic worked and why we needed to be in groups the DPS got the hang of it and we defeated Z'Maja. You may ask why groups if you have only done Normal. on Vet CR you can only go in 1 Portal at a time. So you split into groups and then rotate Portals.

    My Advice to all DPS any Level learning Cloudrest is to understand this is not a dps race. Look at it as more of a Mechanics Race in the Portals Only that is it.

    When entering the Portal. Let the assigned Tank go First. (No tank needed in portals vs the mini bosses) The reason the Tank goes first is to get taunt on Portal Z'Maja so you don't get zapped and die right away if you're wondering.

    Make sure you have a self-Heal as damage shields do not work in the portal as Oblivion Damage goes thru shields.

    Next Break the crystals so the team upstairs can see the spears to send back down to you. Only carry one Synergy at a time to the spears so you do not get overwhelmed with Oblivion Damage. The more synergies you're carrying the more damage you take. You can Break all the crystals and leave the Synergies where they are until you see more Spears.

    Lastly. You cannot survive the platform explosion Mechanic (Z'Maja fight only) on Vet. So once the room starts filling up with the big AOE run to a Synergy hop up on the platform then jump down after the explosion and continue Portal Mechanics.

    Lastly if someone dies up top remember on Veteran to kill their Shade zombie that appears from their dead body before rezzing them. They do not have alot of health, but you will wipe if you don't kill them before rezzing.

    Work together stay cool and calm and you can easily do this Trial at almost any level. Best of Luck!

    Cheers!

    I still find it hard to believe, but I managed to perform vCR+1 with a group of pugs found in dungeon finder, moreover it was done 2 times, with Z'Maja dying on the second attempt each time. Yes, it was luck that the whole group knew the mechanics.

    Unfortunately there are sometimes players who think they can do nothing, don't try to play the mechanics, and think the group will do everything themselves. Maybe it's cruel, but I just kick such players who after explaining the mechanics a few times continue to ignore the raid leader.
  • ElderSmitter
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    Kusto wrote: »
    nebula3832 wrote: »
    Thank you for this guide ❤ I have only just started getting into trials normal so far but found using the group finder helpful barely anyone wants to start mic chat or explain mechanics, I have watched videos but not the same when you are there and learning head on ,
    id love to also know mechanics for cloud rest plus 3 wipe so many times ☹

    Welcome! I can get into more detail on vCR 1-3 at a later date but will say this. First Master vCR-0 with no Mini Bosses. 2 Tanks is all that is needed. Once you're on vCR1+ You will need 3 tanks 7 dps and 2 healers. It will make Life so much Easier. 1 Tank will do Z'Maja, 1 Tank will do Portal and 1 Tank will do Mini Boss. Portal Tank comes up from Portal and will taunt Spider Monstrosity.

    Lastly on vCR ALWAYS kill Orbs from Afar to mitigate stunning the group and always Kill Tentacles as a Top Priority or they will Silence the group.

    Hope this Helps!

    Can't have 1 tank Zmaja and 1 portal. Both tanks need to go portal as there's 2 portal teams. 2 tanks alternate between Zmaja and portals. Unless group dps is high enough to only do 1 portal (never seen with pugs). If you go to portal back to back, you get 1 shot.

    Maybe you should respectfully read someone's full post. I clearly stated and explained that.
  • ZOS_Hadeostry
    Greetings,

    After further review we have decided to move this thread to a category we think is more appropriate for this topic, as it's about Cloudrest.

    Thank you for your understanding
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