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Guide The Ultimate Guide For Fighting The Eye

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  1. HIGHBREAD

    HIGHBREAD the earth thunder water man HERO

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    The Eye. Arguably the most challenging single enemy the player faces in Wynncraft, and the boss of Eldritch Outlook. The final dungeon unlocked in the game.

    and after beating the shit out of it like sixty times with a frying pan, i've finally collected enough patience to put together a guide on this thing hahaha

    It's a very unique boss in the fact that, for most of the fight (Phase 1 through Phase 3), it’s completely stationary. It stays at the very front of the arena, and has many unique mechanics that can make it more complex as well--the most notable being the Deathknell Wretch and the laser.

    Without further ado, let’s get started.


    Somewhat Brief Overview

    Summary:
    • The Eye has 3,500,000 health in total, the largest of all bosses in the game.
    • It has Earth, Thunder, and Water elemental damage.
    • In Phases 1-3, it has Water/Air elemental defense that progressively gets lower. In Phase 4, it has no elemental defense.
    • Although stationary, it casts many, many spells--most of which can be dangerous, obviously.
    • Most of the difficulty in this fight comes from its unique mechanics rather than The Eye itself.

    Phase 1 (Stationary) | 3,500,000 - 2,800,000
    Mechanics:
    • Retaliating Gazers
    • The Wretches
    • Purple Circle Explosions
    • Cascading Arteries
    Think of this as a preparation phase. If you aren't used to fighting The Eye, try experimenting in this one to find out what works and what doesn't work. Get used to the purple circles, and find a way to consistently deal with groups of Gazers. Unless you're confident in your ability to tank hits (or deal 400,000 damage in a few seconds), kill the arteries when they spawn before continuing to attack The Eye.


    Minigame 1
    Mechanics:
    • Falling Eyes
    Self-explanatory. Would be tricky for glassy builds, except for the fact that there's multiple safe spots (see tips and tricks for info).


    Phase 2 (Stationary) | 2,800,000 - 1,900,000
    Mechanics:
    • Retaliating Gazers
    • The Wretches
    • Purple Circle Explosions
    • Void Holes
    • Laser
    A step up from phase one. The only notable difference here is the laser, which is easy enough to dodge as long as you pay attention. As long as you keep track of what The Eye is up to and have a plan for the Gazers, it should be ok.


    Minigame 2
    Mechanics:
    • Laser
    A very simple minigame. Five rows, each can shoot lasers. They're easily slow enough to dodge however, and would be the easiest part of the fight if not for the first minigame being cheesable.


    Phase 3 (Stationary) | 1,900,000 - 400,000
    Mechanics:
    • Retaliating Gazers
    • The Wretches
    • Purple Circle Explosions
    • Void Holes
    • Laser
    • Deathknell Wretch
    • Eating Attack (VORE HAHAHA)
    The phase most people have trouble with. A large part of the difficulty in this part comes with the Deathknell Wretch, which can wipe out 90% of your current health if not properly managed. Additionally, it's accompanied by a group of Gazers. Keep calm, and don't panic. The Gazers tend to fall right on top of the Wretch as it travels along, so if able, you can simply wipe out all the Gazers at once while still attacking the Wretch. Another important thing is to make sure not to let the Gazers accumulate too much. Since they spawn passively in the back of the arena, you might be caught off guard while focusing on something else, resulting in death. Remember to keep an eye out for them so you don't take any unnecessary damage.


    Phase 4 (it's all fun and games until the eye starts chasing you) | 400,000 - End
    Mechanics:
    • Retaliating Gazers
    The last phase. It's kind of paradoxical, as it's definitely easier compared to the other phases in a sense, but it's also much more inconsistent. Watch out for when The Eye starts spamming spell particles, as its spell combos can actually deal a serious amount of damage. And once again, do not ignore the Gazers.


    General Information

    Tips and Tricks:
    • The Eye has a Charge AI, meaning it will only turn to face the player every 1.5 seconds. You can take advantage of this, as Arrow Storm and Wave will only travel in the direct line of sight of The Eye.
    • When The Eye is casting spells, it's often safest to just back off. Since it doesn't have any health regen, there's no real "valuable time" being lost, and in reality, The Eye itself can't do much damage to you if you keep your distance.
    • Know what you need to do. Panicking makes it far harder to keep track of what's happening in an already chaotic fight. Having a plan for each scenario can prevent that, and help you play more effectively in general.
    • If you’re using a spell-focused build, don’t make killing the Wretch any more complex than it needs to be. One thing I personally find helpful is to have a spell combo specifically for killing the Wretch, so all I need to worry about is the Gazers that come with it.
    • Don’t get greedy for damage. Unless you’re using a relatively tanky build, and you’re absolutely sure you can take whatever punishment you’ll face, ignoring other factors of the fight just to deal some more damage is almost always a bad idea, and can put you into a worse situation than before.
    • For what phase four might lack in collective difficulty, it makes up for it in inconsistency. Don’t let your guard down just because it’s almost over, as it has many spell combos that can be unpredictable or just plain dangerous.
    • In the first minigame, there’s actually multiple safe spots in a few different locations. One of which is (when the player faces The Eye from the spawn area) diagonally forward and left, underneath a little arch-shaped structure.

    Fun fact--a lot of the spells The Eye casts comes in the form of a spell combo. Get to know these, and you can predict what spells it’ll cast based on the frequency of particles, or the first spell in the combo.
    Note: The very first spell The Eye casts at the beginning of the fight is ALWAYS Wave.

    Phase 1-3:
    Meteor -> Meteor -> Meteor: A simple damage combo. There’s about a one second delay between each meteor.
    Arrow Storm -> Meteor -> Arrow Storm: The arrow storms in this combo aren’t for damage--they’re just meant to hold you in place for meteor. This means that you should still dodge.
    Push -> Arrow Storm -> Heavy Arrow Storm -> Heavy Arrow Storm: Pushes you back, then spams arrow storm. Remember that a single push spell telegraphs arrow storm spam.
    Heavy Explosion -> Heavy Wave(s): There’s a few seconds of delay between the explosion and the wave spells, so if you get hit by the explosion, it’s unlikely to chain directly into wave. Depending on the phase, the amount of waves can vary (1-3). This mostly serves to just thicken the wave (harder to force yourself through by spamming spells).
    Heavy Explosion x3 -> Heavy Push: Potentially one of the most dangerous combos depending on the class. The explosions pop you up into the air for Heavy Push, which launches you all the way to the back of the room behind The Wretches. You can tell when The Eye is about to do this, as there’ll be a ton of spell particles.
    Push -> Push -> Heavy Push: A relatively simple combo.

    Phase 4:
    Teleport -> Heavy Teleport -> Explosion -> Teleport: Standard, mildly threatening spell combo.
    Pull -> Heavy Arrow Storm -> Teleport x5 -> Heavy Arrow Storm: The most dangerous out of all the combos in phase four, arguably. It does enough damage to spell death for many glass cannons, and unless you have a stun, there's not much you can actually do to avoid it.
    Heavy Teleport -> Teleport -> Heavy Wave -> Teleport > Heavy Wave: Another standard bread and butter combo.
    Push -> Teleport -> Meteor -> Teleport -> Meteor -> Teleport -> Meteor -> Teleport: Potentially dangerous, and would be far more dangerous if mob meteor didn't just do nothing so often. Still something to be careful of.
    Slow -> Teleport -> Heavy Wave -> Teleport -> Heavy Wave -> Teleport -> Heavy Wave -> Teleport: Like the other basic spell combos, but more. There's also a debuff, which you won't be able to remove unless you're a mage because this is the last phase and it'll kick you out of the dungeon if you do /class.
    Heavy Teleport -> Heavy Teleport -> Heavy Teleport -> Explosion x4 -> Heavy Explosion -> Teleport: Deals heavy damage. If you get hit by the explosions, be careful as The Eye will likely end up near you with Teleport due to the knockback.
    Heavy Pull -> Heavy Pull -> Explosion -> Explosion -> Heavy Explosion -> Heavy Push: It seems to be a sign among the phase four spell combos that getting pulled means something dangerous is about to happen. Like most of the other dangerous spell combos, don't tank it unless you're confident in your build.

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    In response to taking damage, The Eye launches Retaliating Gazers, typically in large groups (the minimum being three). In phase three, instead of when taking damage, higher damaging variants also spawn at the back of the arena in phase three, as well as more normal ones when the Deathknell Wretch is attacked. They have 3,000 health, move at a speed faster than the player without any walk speed, and their attacks do rainbow damage (1-1 rainbow damage along with a large neutral range).

    Do not underestimate these. Despite their relatively low health, they can do a very large amount of damage, and can pose as one of the larger threats in the fight.

    The amount of players in the arena affects the amount of Gazers. More players = more Gazers.

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    Not to be confused with the Deathknell Wretch (which is also often referred to as just “the wretches”). Stationed at the back of the arena, getting too close will cause them to fling projectiles at you. They can do a surprising amount of damage, so take care not to let that happen. These are not in phase four.

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    Explosions telegraphed by a purple ring, and have a hitbox of 3 blocks in radius. Getting hit dead on will also cause you to pop up into the air.

    They’re one of the most inconsistent parts of The Eye. The explosion occurs about one second after the circle appears, and especially in phase one, they can show up quite randomly in terms of location. In phase two and three, they tend to appear closer to the edges of the arena (the redder parts).

    These attacks will do 3825 damage, which is affected by defense and agility. There's no consistent way to avoid them unless you have high WS, you just have to react fast enough and hope you can get out of the way. These are not in phase four.

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    At 3,200,000 health, The Eye will push the player back and spawn two Cascading Arteries, one on its left and one on its right. These enemies have 100,000 health each, and no health regeneration.

    The Cascading Artery on the left has a Rapid Ranged AI, meaning it shoots five projectiles in quick succession. The Cascading Artery on the right has a Burst Ranged AI, meaning it shoots ten projectiles in a shotgun-like manner.

    Although neither does a considerable amount of damage per second, it's definitely not an amount to be ignored, especially in the case of the right artery. These are only in phase one.

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    Only in the first minigame. Eyes fall from the sky, and land with a slight AoE. These deal 3636 damage, which is affected by defense and agility.

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    A beam made up of three Magma Cubes, and is used in phase two, the second minigame, and phase three.

    The laser travels across the arena, originating from The Eye, and moves in a straight line. It can deal 3,000 damage up to three times for a total of 9,000 (this is unaffected by defense and agility). It’s indicated beforehand by a green line of particles, and fires after about three seconds. The radius is about 3.5 blocks. Since the charge time is relatively long, it's more or less trivial to dodge. The main issue that laser is responsible for is that it makes it difficult to approach The Eye.

    It has a cooldown ranging from 10 to 45 seconds--longer cooldowns seem to be rarer, however.

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    A large hole, telegraphed by an equally large ring of particles. Falling into it drops you directly in front of The Eye. It opens up around four seconds after the particles appear, and remains for a similar amount of time. However, as long as nothing is currently putting you in danger, they can actually be a convenient way to approach The Eye. It’s honestly not much of a threat, and isn’t something you need to actively worry about. These are in phase two and phase three.

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    A 50,000 health enemy named “Deathknell Wretch”, and is exclusive to phase three.

    The Wretches will appear at the back of the arena, directly opposite to The Eye, and slowly approach the other side over a time span of 10 seconds. If you don’t kill the Wretch before time runs out, it will trigger an arena-wide attack after five seconds, removing 90% of your current health. Although it’s realistically impossible for this attack to instantly kill the player, it will leave them at a very low amount of health, making them vulnerable to any form of damage.

    They have a unique spawning pattern. The first Wretch seems to be able to appear after 20 seconds, 40 seconds, or 1 minute after phase three starts. After the first Wretch, subsequent Wretches spawn every 25 seconds. However, if a Wretch gets by, the next Wretch will be delayed by an additional five seconds for an overall cooldown of 30 seconds.

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    An attack that entraps players within The Eye. Any damage dealt to The Eye is also dealt to the trapped players. This damage is affected by defense and agility.

    At 1,150,000 health, 850,000 health, and 550,000 health, The Eye will perform the Eating Attack, where it moves forward straight towards the center of the arena. This is telegraphed with a slight change in appearance and a roar. Additionally, players close to The Eye when the attack is about to occur will be launched backwards a minor distance.

    This is a relatively minor attack due to the predictable timing of the move and the fact that it even pushes the player back when it’s about to happen. Lag however, can make it difficult to avoid this attack, not to mention that the attack itself tends to be fairly laggy.

    That's about it. I hope this guide comes in handy for whoever uses it.
     
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    F1ora1 How. HERO

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    I'm not gonna lie I didn't know the eating attack happened at certain HP thresholds. Good stuff to know, hgbrd
     
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    dam, nice guide. never knew about some of these names.
     
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    Yraw Water Fountain

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    Yraw Water Fountain

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    Derecho Drifter Surfing winds and chasing windfalls VIP+

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    Just a fair warning, but do not stand in the spot where the eye would normally be while he is doing this. It traps you in a block, and I can tell you from personal experience that it is a very slow, painful, and pretty much guaranteed death.
     
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    HIGHBREAD the earth thunder water man HERO

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    update: i have been granted knowledge. all phase 4 spell combos are updated
     
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    Crokee Regularly stabs The Eye HERO

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    Protips:
    • The green areas are the "safe" zones, where only the Gazers can come and kill you. If you ever need to regroup/heal, head to these areas while killing the Gazers.
      • DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ARROW SHIELD! Shield easily picks off Gazers! For Shaman, place down a totem and spam auras/uproots. Mage, teleport between both spots. Assassin use spin. Warrior use bash.
      • Void holes spawn here, but they sometimes help make Gazers fall into them, making killing Gazers a little bit easier.
    • The middle X's represent the lazer.
    • The brown at the bottom represent The Wrenches. Don't go too far back like highbread stated.
    • The red corner things (the red blocks you see on the arena floor) represent where the purple circles spawn. Meteors sometimes land here too.
     
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    HIGHBREAD the earth thunder water man HERO

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    just some little extra methods on dealing with gazers:
    in the case of a hybrid build, shaman's melee is also insanely effective when it comes to wiping out gazers due to it's large area. if you do this, you also don't have to replace your totem.
    war scream covers a very large area on all sides around the player, and if it happens to be paired with poison, can consistently kill gazers. since this doesn't require any aiming, it can be very convenient if your build allows this option.
    both chain lightning and quake are also very good when it comes to dealing with gazers, and if you're using a spell-steal build or heavy hybrid, can sometimes be the ideal option due to the potential of life steal and mana steal against large numbers of enemies
     
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    If you're trying to deal with the deathknell wretch as a mage, try to stand next to him; the gazers will follow you, allowing you to kill them with a meteor AoE while also dealing damage to the wretch. Don't do this if the eye is firing a magma cube train though.
     
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    Also, even when you're dealing with wretches and gazers, make sure to check the Eye. Or be in 3rd person view all the time.

    For too many times I was killing gazers and got killed by sudden wave spell as an archer. If that happens, don't panic, you have about 1 second, cast escape spell.
     
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    Eye is not a raid boss. Any endgame build can easily solo the eye (as highbread has shown with his 69420 eye solos).
     
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    Tip: Shaman's totem can block projectiles, when the eye shoots arrowstorm just place a totem and stand behind it
     
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    In fact, on release, I'd argue the Eye actually discouraged group play due to bad attack scaling resulting in a constant laser.
     
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