Last updated: Exalt Version 126.96.36.199 (Jun 2021)
The Mysterious Crystal is a rare enemy that spawns once per realm in the mountains.
Immune to Stasis
Counts towards God Kills
Counts towards Structure Kills
Silenced for 8s
The Mysterious Crystal spawns randomly in the Mountains, usually a short while after the Realm is created. It has no quest marker, requiring players to manually find it. The crystal will announce “Sweet treasure awaits for powerful adventurers!” to everyone in the Realm once initially attacked.
The crystal itself has 75,000 HP, and possesses a healing effect that fully heals it every 5 seconds or so.
It will occasionally fire an omnidirectinal nova of slow shots that inflict high damage and Silence players. This usually comes after the crystal taunts “I think you need more people…” but it can also occur without warning, so beware!
Once 75,000 damage has been dealt fast enough, the Crystal will turn invulnerable and shrink slowly before exploding into a nova of white bullets, leaving the Crystal Prisoner in its wake.
“Perhaps you need a bigger group. Ask others to join you!”
“Fire upon this crystal with all your might for 5 seconds”
“Gather a large group to smash it open”
“Yes! Smash my prison for great rewards!”
“I think you need more people…”
“Call your friends to help you break the crystal!”
“If your attacks are weak, the crystal magically heals”
“If you are not very strong, this could kill you”
“Break the crystal for great rewards…”
“If you are not yet powerful, stay away from the Crystal”
“New adventurers should stay away”
“That’s the spirit. Lay your fire upon me.”
“You cracked the crystal! Soon we shall emerge!”
“Come closer, let us feast upon your life force!”
“This is your reward! Imagine what evil even Oryx needs to keep locked up!”
“We are swelling with energy!”
“Come closer my children, and we will show you the meaning of our existence!”
“Yes, yes! I’m free! Absorb my energy to achieve ascension!”
An extremely large amount of DPS (over 15,000 DPS) is required to break the crystal, so calling it out in chat is highly recommended. Warriors and Wizards are considered to be the best classes for this due to their enormous damage output. Warriors and Paladins are essential, since they provide groups with DPS boosting abilities.
The crystal’s quiet nova can catch players off guard, so stand a fair distance from it. Similarly, be prepared to back off when the Crystal Prisoner appears.
Staff Classes can utilise the Staff of Extreme Prejudice to inflict massive damage to the crystal, usually allowing the group to kill it extremely quickly. However, the Crystal’s shotgun can possibly happen without warning and will heavily cripple if not instantly kill any robe class; attempt this tactic at your own risk.
Historically, a crystal could spawn spawn on rocks or pillars; these are often referred to as “Rock Crystals.” When this happens, it will be extremely hard to crack, because your bullets will hit the rock instead of the crystal. It is still possible to crack it with single shot weapons combined with perfect positioning. Alternatively, a large group of players using object piercing damage, such as quivers and shields, can break a rock crystal. As of update 27.7.X14, the crystal will now spawn with its own tile to prevent this occurrence. This tile looks like a lightly colored gray circle that is slightly whiter on the edges.
BUG NOTICE: It is possible for the Mysterious Crystal to become blocked by the Jade & Garnet Statue Setpiece, making it impossible to break. This occurs because the dojo that comes with the setpiece can generate over the crystal, causing it to become untouchable because no player projectile would be able to pierce the setpiece’s walls. This bug has a very low chance of occuring but it can happen.
Prior to Exalt Version 188.8.131.52, the Mysterious Crystal’s sprite was as shown below: