Nikao the Azure Dragon

Nikao the Azure Dragon

Nikao the Azure Dragon is one of the five bosses of the Lair of Draconis.

The Realm Eye says:
In an effort to challenge Limon’s authority, Oryx captured an Ice Sprite and fused it with the body of a fabled dragon.
Oryx has personally bred the captive dragon to obey his commands so that he may establish control over the elements.
The sprite trapped inside yearns to reunite with its original body, now an aimless soul without a host.

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Stats

HP: 65,000 (+20% [13,000 HP] per player in Dungeon)
DEF: 40
EXP: 2,000
Location: Lair of Draconis

Counts towards God Kills
Immune to Stasis
Immune to Stun
Immune to Paralyze
Immune to Dazed
Level 1 Quest Boss

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Combat

Attacks

Aesthetics
Damage
Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Comments
LOD Blue Fireball
100
Slowed for 2s
7.5
15
Pierces Players
LOD Blue Blast
140
6.5
22.75
Pierces Players
LOD Blue Storm
100
6
15
LOD Black Bullet
140
Pet Stasis for 3s
6
19.5
Pierces Players
LOD Blue Blast
140
6.5
22.75
Pierces Players
Amplitude: 2
Frequency: 0.5
LOD Green Spine
90
Sick for 1s
7
22.75
Pierces Players
LOD Blue Bullet
180
5.5
16.5
Pierces Players
LOD Black Spin
110
Pet Stasis for 1s
6
18
Pierces Players
LOD Green Spin Ball
80
Sick for 1s
6
18
Pierces Players
LOD Red Orb
80
6
18
Pierces Players
Pierces Armor
LOD Blue Fireball
0
Slowed for 2s
20
22.5
Pierces Players
LOD Red Big Fireball
200
4
22
Pierces Players
LOD Red Spinning Fireball
90
Armor Broken for 1.5s
7
22.75
Pierces Players
LOD Black Bullet
140
Pet Stasis for 3s
6
15
Pierces Players
LOD Blue Bullet
120
Slowed for 1s
8
20
Pierces Players
LOD Green Spine
90
Sick for 1.5s
7
17.5
Pierces Players
LOD Red Big Fireball
120
6
15
Pierces Players
Pierces Armor
LOD Blue Fireball
75
Slowed for 1s
6
18
Pierces Players

Behavior

Nikao starts out dormant in the middle of the room while Armored. After taking a small amount of damage, he will awaken.
The water in the arena will have different properties, based on which dragon was faced first:
- If Limoz was killed first, the water will take a dark green colour, and slow players more drastically (similar to Pure Evil).
- If Pyyr was killed first, the water will take a light orange colour, and deal 20 damage per second while standing in it (similar to lava, albeit notably weaker).
- If Feargus was killed first, ice will spawn instead of water.

Phase 1: Nikao fires alternating shotguns of 2 and 4 shots of Blue Blasts towards the nearest player, radial bursts of Slowing Blue Fireballs, as well as a “directed” shotgun of 6 Blue Storms. Note that these spawn slightly to the sides of Nikao, and converge a few tiles ahead of him.
8 Azure Soul Shards will be spawned from the eggs. Killing these before Nikao takes enough damage will Armor Break him, as well as remove the Blue Fireballs from Nikao’s attack pattern.

Phase 2: Nikao wil flash white and become invulnerable, then give chase to the nearest player, shooting a 4-way shotgun of 2 shots each with 90 degrees between each shotgun, as well as a radial burst of Blue Fireballs. When close to a player, Nikao will attempt to circle them. After taking enough damage, Nikao will transition to the next phase.
If any minions are left alive, they will gain Invulnerable for some time while circling Nikao, then become vulnerable once again.

Phase 3: Nikao returns to the center of the room, then spawns 8 3-by-3 tile “puddles”. He will then dive down, and re-appear in a random puddle, then fire two rotating tentacles of Blue Fireballs, while shooting 3 wide, alternating shotguns of Blue Bullets towards the nearest player, before diving back down again.
Any minions left alive when the phase starts will be despawned.

Phase 4: Once Nikao has taken damage again, he will once again return to the center of the room, and despawn the puddles in the room except for the middle one. The middle puddle drastically increases in size, taking up most of the arena’s ground. Additionally, four larger, rectangular puddles will be formed in the cardinal directions of the room, leaving only a circle with four diagonal paths as unflooded tiles.
Four harmless, slow-inflicting Blue Fireballs will fly from the corners of the room towards the Nikao, who will then spawn 4 eggs around the room that spawn an Azure Soul Shard. When at half health, these eggs “hatch”, spawning another Azure Soul Shard.
Nikao will fire three barrages of Blue Blasts towards the diagonal corners of the room, alternating between top left/bottom right and vice-versa, as well as radial bursts of Blue Fireballs. He is invulnerable during this phase until all Azure Soul Shards are killed.

Phase 5: Nikao will quickly circle inside the large puddle in the middle, shooting a converging shotgun of Blue Bullets towards the nearest player, as well as radial bursts of Blue Fireballs. After performing a near-full circle, he will give chase to the nearest player, shooting a 4-way 3-shot shotgun at the nearest player, and still firing off radial bursts of Blue Fireballs. This phase lasts until Nikao’s “death”.

Reproduction

Spawns:
Azure Soul ShardAzure Soul Shard

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Drops

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Tips and Strategies

Nikao has the highest defense of all of the dragons, so Weapons like the Crystal Wand, Tezcacoatl’s Tail, and the Ancient Stone Sword are more effective than their counterparts.

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