Avalon the Archivist

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Avalon the Archivist

Avalon the Archivist is the boss of the Cursed Library.

Former head of the great atheneum, now a crazed paranoiac trying in vain to protect his collection. They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but in his case the pen IS the sword. - Original Description

The Realm Eye says:
Avalon served as the director of this library. His love of literature was second only to his passion for sharing those works with others.
He did not fall victim to the curse directly, but watching his life’s work be overrun and ruined was enough to break his resolve.
His enthusiasm for sharing intellect evolved into obsessive protection of his collection. Such a wise soul did not deserve this fate.

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Stats

HP: 30,000 (+20% [6,000 HP] per player in Dungeon)
DEF: 20
EXP: 2,000
Location: Cursed Library

Immune to Stasis
Immune to Stun
Immune to Paralyzed
Immune to Dazed

Counts toward God Kills
Quest Boss

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Combat

Attacks

Aesthetics
Damage
Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Comments
Centrifuge Cyclone
10
Red Down Arrow Slowed for 2s
0.5
2
Armor Piercing Ignores defense of target
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Literature Wave
140
Gold Five Pointed Star Stunned for 3s
6
33
Armor Piercing Ignores defense of target
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Candle Fireball
100
Gold Five Pointed Star Stunned for 4s
6.2
6.2
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Boomerang Shots boomerang
Candle Fireball
100
Gold Five Pointed Star Stunned for 4s
6.7
6.7
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Boomerang Shots boomerang
Candle Fireball
100
Gold Five Pointed Star Stunned for 4s
8.5
8.5
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Boomerang Shots boomerang

Behavior

Avalon the Archivist is found in a 3x3 “grid” of rooms, connected by corridors. He has three phases, transitioning to his next phase every time he loses about 1/3 of his max HP.

Phase 1

Taunt: “Stay back! You have no business here!”
Avalon initially stays dormant in the middle of the room. When approached, Avalon will start traversing the room, leaving behind a trail of stationary stars that deal low damage and inflict Slow. Whenever Avalon moves to one of the 9 squares, he leaves behind a Book Bomb that explodes after a short time, doing high AoE damage and inflicting Silenced, while sending out wall-like shockwaves through the hallways that ignore armor and inflict Dazed. The shockwaves will always have one hole where the player can dodge through.

Avalon will always turn 3 times before he returns to the center. His next 3 turns will always be the exact opposite of the 3 turns he took intially, and the movements repeat until enough damage is dealt.. (Eg. If Avalon’s initial 3 turns takes him to the top-left corner, his next 3 turns will take him to the bottom right corner).

Phase 2

Taunt: “Leave me be!”
Retreating into the center of the room, Avalon begins firing shockwaves of his own (visually identical to the ones fired by the Book Bombs, but they do more damage and Stun instead of Daze) down the adjacent four lanes. Every time he does this, he will also fire a radial burst of boomerang fireballs that deals heavy damage and Stuns. While this is happening, he will be throwing more Book Bombs to the outer rooms of the arena, sending shockwaves at himself from all directions.

Phase 3

Taunt: “I cast you off mongrels! Do not tamper with my collection!”
Avalon begins moving between the hallways, stopping every time he reaches a room. When he stops, Avalon will fire his shockwaves along the halls adjacent to him, along with a radial burst of Stunning fireballs. While he does this, he will spawn in Soulless Scribes, Soulless Scholars, and Soulless Students.

While moving, Avalon is Gold Four Pointed Star Armor Broken, but while stationary, he’ll be Wooden Shield Armored instead.

Reproduction

Spawns:

Book BombBook Bomb
Soulless ScholarSoulless Scholar
Soulless ScribeSoulless Scribe
Soulless StudentSoulless Student

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Drops

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Tips and Strategies

During the first phase, the boss will always move left or right, then up. He will then walk towards the middle, then back to the center of the room. He will then move down and opposite the first direction, moving in a figure 8-pattern. It is advised to move along the wall to avoid getting slowed. If you’re already affected, change course to meet up with the boss.

During the 2nd phase, stand in the middle of corridors to avoid the stunning lines from the exploding books and his explosive bursts while doing as much as you can to the boss.

At the start of the 3rd phase, he will remain in the center where he will shoot one burst down the hallways, where the gap is always in the middle. Afterwards, there is no obvious pattern. If you’re not in a large group, prioritize killing the Soulless Scholars first, as the slow makes it harder to avoid the shots from the book bombs. In addition, while Avalon is standing still, he is armored, but when moving, he is armor broken.

Trivia

Avalon is the first boss in the game to have unique sprites depending on what direction he’s facing.

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