I am a VR16 templar healer and with the exception of ICP and WGT I have successfully finished all the vet dungeons, veteran DSA and the trials. I've also completed ICP and WGT in normal mode.
Today's vet pledge on PC NA is Imperial City Prison so I figured it's time to give it a try. Finding people for a group was hard because everyone told me ICP is too hard and a waste of time. Nevertheless, I managed to form 3 different groups throughout the day. All groups were composed of experienced players, VR16, with endgame gear, who like me have no problems in vet dungeons and other endgame content.
In all attempts we had no problem whatsoever with the first boss, so the DPS was high enough and people generally knew what they were doing. However, once we got to the second boss, Ibomez The Flesh Sculptor, we could not even get him down to 50%. This eventually caused each group to give up and disband.
In this boss fight, inmates go towards the pool in the center, and once 10 get there they spawn a flesh atronach. You can throw grenades at the inmates to kill them instantly, and you can throw grenades on the flesh atronach to make them more susceptible to damage so they die a lot quicker. The problem is that after a short time the flesh atronachs get enraged and start hitting for ~180k damage, one-shotting everyone. If you don't prevent them from spawning, or don't kill them quickly enough, once 3 of them are running around enraged there's no possible outcome except wiping.
My groups have tried many different strategies. We had only the healer, or the healer and one DPS, or the healer and 2 DPS, all throw bombs at the inmates and/or the flesh atronachs that spawn. We also tried to ignore them and just DPS the boss. Nothing seemed to work and we just kept wiping. As I said, this happened with 3 different groups.
I watched this video guide
, but unfortunately it didn't tell me anything new. Furthermore, in the video the fight appears much easier than what I've experienced. No one even bothers throwing the grenades on the flesh atronachs, and the flesh atronachs don't one-shot anyone. So either this dungeon is simply bugged now for some reason, or there's something important about this fight I'm missing.
I would love to hear any kind of advice from players who have managed to kill this boss in veteran mode. If someone (or an experienced group) is willing to show me the ropes by doing this dungeon with me, that would be even better. I'm @Higgs_Field
on the PC NA server, let me know if you wanna do it so I can log on. I've got TS.