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Field bosses (also known as world bosses) are bosses that spawn at regular intervals in the open world. A field boss will either drop an essence that can be used to spin their corresponding Wheel of Fate, or a chest with items. The field bosses are:
- Stalker Jiangshi at Foshi Pyres.
- Golden Deva, at the Scorching Sands.
- Pinchy, just outside Yehara's Mirage.
- Lycan the Mighty, north of the Lilystalk Trading Post.
- Profane Jiangshi, inside the Orchard of Souls.
Red Area of Effect Damage Indicator
Like dungeon bosses, field bosses have two indicators that signal an incoming special attack. One is gold and while more damaging than regular attacks, it's not especially dangerous and can be blocked. The other is red and has the potential to be lethal and cannot be blocked. Both can be invulnerability framed but note that some attacks hit more than once.
What's interesting about Blade and Soul bosses is that they're not completely immune to crowd control but are instead shielded from it. Below their HP bar, is their CC shield. This shield functions as described and protects the boss from crowd control attacks. To break the shield, two consecutive and similar type of crowd control must be applied in a very short window. For example, using a stun on a boss and then either you or another party member used another ability that also stuns, it will break the shield and cause the boss to be stunned. On the other hand, if you were to use a stun, and in the short window available, another party member were to use a knockdown, the shield gets reinforced and the boss will not get affected.
To help newer players and to simplify the concept, the game displays "Joint Attack" notices when someone initiates a cc attempt and picks an ability that's available, off cooldown, and is the same type of cc as the initial cc. Note that this notice window is not available in Expert Mode dungeons (4-man).
Crowd Control Types
|Red||Daze||Dazes an enemy in place. Allows for air combo.|
|Knocks down a standing enemy.|
|Blue||Stun||Stuns a standing enemy.|
|Yellow||Knockback||Knocks an enemy back for a certain distance.||
- Crowd control on a boss is extremely important and allows the party to gain additional DPS as well as stopping lethal attacks. The latter point is more important since the crowd control should be prioritized and saved for the lethal attacks, especially the red AoE.
- Avoid knocking up a boss because the only melee player that's executing an air combo will be dealing damage. While the ranged classes can still hit an airborne target, there are many skills, and often more powerful ones, that will only hit a grounded target. Repeatedly knocking up a boss in a dungeon is the best way to become hated and have the party disband.
- While there are no designated roles, some classes are more suited to tank or heal. Blade Masters and Kung Fu Masters are generally expected to tank due to their wide array of defensive options.