Oryx the Mad God 2

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Oryx the Mad God 2

Oryx the Mad God 2, referred ingame as Oryx the Mad God (same as his previous incarnation), or colloquially as Oryx 2 or O2, is the boss of the Wine Cellar and considered the “final boss” of the game.

The Realm Eye says:
The story of the Mad God is longer than most others. Are you certain this is the tale you would like me to discuss?
Very well. Though much of the written documentation of Oryx’s past has been erased out of resentment, my memory still serves.
Oryx began as a champion from the shattered kingdom, quickly gaining notoriety as a gladiator of unrivaled skill and might.
It was not long before his prowess as a warrior was known throughout the realm’s many kingdoms. He was granted immense fame and power by those who requested his service as a knight.
Oryx was satisfied for a time. Praise and adoration surrounded him from every corner of the realm, some even hailing him as a god among mortals.
This endless acclaim made him increasingly boastful. Coupled with his alcoholic tendencies, Oryx began to act irrationally, consumed by the fear of losing his status.
In his arrogance, he secretly turned to dark forces such as Shaitan and Lord Ruthven, the very adversaries he had become famous for defeating.
Together, they devised a wicked incantation which would forever change the realm and ensure Oryx’s sovereignty remain untouched.
Traditionally, due to forces beyond the understanding of even the gods, those who fight for just and righteous causes are able to return from the dead after falling in battle.
Oryx’s crowning achievement flipped this force on its head. Instead, any living being which fights against those who oppose Oryx’s authority are granted this power to cheat death.
Those who stand up to his reign, such as yourself, have consequently inherited the curse of permanent death.
All who attempt to kill your kind are shielded by this enchantment, even those who do not necessarily align themselves as a direct ally of Oryx.
Oryx has henceforth beared the mock title of Mad God by your people, a final act of spite against his insatiable ego which cost the realm its freedom.

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Stats

HP: 100,000 (+30% [30,000 HP] per player in Dungeon)
DEF: 60
EXP: 40,000
Location: Wine Cellar

Immune to Stasis
Level 1 Quest
Counts to God Kills
Counts to Oryx Kills


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Combat

Attacks

Aesthetics
Damage
Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Comments
Fire Bolt
135
7
17.5
Blue Star
160
Confused for 5s
10.5
12.6
Green Star
160
Slowed for 10s
7
17.5
Purple Star
160
Blind for 5s
5.5
16.5
Red Star
160
5.5
16.5
Pierces Armor
Grey Star
160
Quiet for 3s
4.5
13.5
Blade
240
10
4.5
Grey Star
140
Quiet for 3s
4.5
7.7985
Pierces Players
Red Star
120
3.5
7.798
Pierces Players
Pierces Armor
Sun Explosion
250
4
8
Pierces Players
Pierces Armor
Sun Bullet
100
6.5
13
Pierces Players
Pierces Armor
From Sun Explosions
White Star Stunner
90
Dazed for 4s
4
12
Piercing
White Superblast
250
4.8
14.4
Passes Cover
Piercing
Gray Spinner
180
8
6.4
Dark Gray Spinner
1
Quiet for 20s
9
16.2
Passes Cover
Piercing
Gray Spinner
1
Weak for 60s
9
16.2
Passes Cover
Piercing
Red Bomb
200
Radius: 3
Red Bomb
250
Radius: 2
Green AoE
0
Slowed for 3s
Radius: Extremely Large

Behavior

In any phase, Oryx will taunt every so often to tell players of the amount of HP he has left.

Phase 1

Initially, Oryx slowly wanders in the middle of the room, constantly firing his shotgun of status-inflicting stars and rings of fire bolts. He will also be spawning Henchmen of Oryx at a frequent rate (although he can only spawn up to 12 per fight). Oryx can be pushed by approaching players.

His now-infamous shotgun consists of 3-round bursts of various stars fired at a constant rate. There appears to be no particular order in how the stars are fired, and the shotgun is aimed directly at the nearest player. Every now and then he adds a 3-round close-ranged burst of blade projectiles that inflict immense damage. Note that some of his stars are faster than others.

After he is reduced to 80% of his HP, he will move to phase 2.

Phase 2

For Phase 2, Oryx will stop spawning his henchmen and randomly choose from one of four phases to perform - note that during all of these phases, he is immune to Stun and Daze. Note that their names are not official. As he prepares to attack, he will fire off several rings of fire bolts.

Exploding Suns Phase

Taunt: “Ignorant fools! I wield the power of exploding suns!”
Oryx moves to the center of the room, becomes stationary, and begins firing a 4-way, clockwise-rotating spiral of Sun Explosions which inflict massive armor-piercing damage. Upon reaching the ends of their ranges, Sun Explosions will detonate into rings of 6 armor-piercing Sun Bullets.
Note: If you are a rogue and you are soloing WC, the suns will not explode into the smaller 100 armor-piercing bullets if you are cloaked which makes this phase significantly easier.

Chasing Phase

Taunt: “There is no point in running, but you will anyway!”
Oryx armors himself and begins chasing players while firing wide, 7-round shotguns of giant white fireballs which inflict major damage. In addition, he will rapidly fire smaller white bullets at nearby players, and throw dangerous red bombs in spreads of 3. Every few seconds, he detonates a harmless but slowing green AoE with a huge radius, allowing him to permaslow anyone near him. He will go invulnerable periodically during this phase.

Beware, as luring Oryx out of his boss chamber may cause him to quickly “snap back” into the room, which may potentially cause him to sit on players and instakill them.

Dance Phase

Taunt: “Do you still remember how to dance? Haha!”
Oryx moves to the center of the room, becomes stationary, and spawns a ring of Bomb Artifacts that orbit him some distance away while constantly detonating 180 damage red AoE blasts. Meanwhile, Oryx will be firing rings of grey Quieting stars while tossing bursts of 250-damage bombs all around him in groups of 3.

Note that his spinning ring of Bomb Artifacts has a gap in it, allowing players to enter and leave the ring at will if they’re able to time it right.

Missile Phase

Taunt: “You cannot withstand this power!”
Oryx moves to the center of the room, becomes stationary, and begins firing a 2-way shot-machinegun of Dazing white stars which rotates counterclockwise, all while firing rings of armor-piercing red stars. Meanwhile, he will fire a 2-way spiral of Bomb Artifacts rotating in the other direction, which will travel away from him in a straight line while constantly detonating 180-damage AoEs on themselves. After traveling some distance from Oryx, the Elements will self-terminate.

Phase 3

At 50% HP, Oryx selects another one of the four phases from Phase 2, although it cannot be the same as the one he already performed. As before, he will fire rings of fire bolts while preparing for his phase.

Phase 4

Taunt: “That’s ENOUGH!”
At 20% HP, Oryx temporarily goes invulnerable, ceasing all of his phase-based attacks and regaining his firing pattern from phase 1. However, as soon as he becomes vulnerable, Oryx will begin aggressively chasing the nearest player while firing his star-shotgun and rapidly throwing yellow grenades that spawn Monstrosity Scarabs. At the start of this phase, he will fire off an omnidirectional burst of Weakening white stars and Quieting black stars; the status effects inflicted by these stars will last a very long time if you are hit. He will continue firing his weakening nova until his death.

Death

Taunt: “You puny mortals! I…shall…return…!
Oryx perishes, leaving your loot in tow. In addition, he will announce the player that contributed the most damage to him in the chat, stating how much damage they dealt along with what percent of Oryx’s total health that equated to.

Reproduction

Spawns:

Henchman of OryxHenchman of Oryx (Maximum 12 per fight)
Monstrosity ScarabMonstrosity Scarab
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Drops

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Tips and Strategies

In his first and last phases, Oryx’s infamous “shotgun” of stars is extremely dangerous, causing multiple status effects and very high damage. The blue confuse star moves faster than the other projectiles, so be careful to avoid it or risk being confused into the remainder of the projectiles. This shotgun is powerful enough to kill 8/8 Knights as well as Armored-buffed Warriors.

Circling tips: Circle Oryx 2 clockwise if Oryx is directly in front of or behind your character. Circle Oryx 2 counter-clockwise if Oryx is to the left or right of your character. getting confused while circling in the wrong direction will send you charging into Oryx’s Shotgun. Remember that your “left” key will make you go “down” when confused, so press “left” to retreat (assuming Oryx is in front of you).

Note that for all phases besides his first and last, Oryx can’t be stunned. Knights are advised to stun him as much as possible during his vulnerable phases, but need not risk their lives for his immune ones.

For his Sun Phase, it is advised to circle Oryx and try to get in the spaces created by his shots. While this does not work all the time, due to the randomness of his Sun Explosions’ bullet rings, it somewhat minimizes the amount of bullets that will hit you. Under no circumstances should you allow yourself to get hit by one of the large suns before they explode; not only will you take a lot of damage from the large sun, you run the risk of the sun exploding on top of you and very likely killing you instantly.

His Dance phase is very similar to his first incarnation’s dance phases, except far more punishing. Short-to-mid range classes can stay within his ring of Bomb Artifacts and attack him (although be wary of his bombs and rings of stars) while long-ranged classes can stay outside and use attacks and/or abilities on him. Be very careful when crossing through the gap in his ring of exploding elements; you will take a lot of damage if you time it wrong.

For his Chase phase, it should go without saying, but tanking his shotgun deals immense damage and is liable to kill you instantly. Slows are useful for this phase to make sure Oryx doesn’t outspeed you. Be sure not to accidentally push Oryx out of his chamber - he could “snap back” toward the center of the room, which may result in players getting sat on and killed.

For his Missile Phase, you must resist your instinct to rotate with the daze stars at all costs. The daze stars inflict a miserable pittance compared to the exploding eye artifacts that are rotating in the opposite direction. What you must do instead is run into the streams of daze stars, there are gaps large enough for a character to slip through the stream without taking damage, the same cannot be said for the eye artifacts. If you do this, the only dangerous attack that even has a chance of hitting you is his small red stars that accompany this phase. Keep an eye out for those while following the above strategy and you’ll find that this phase is much easier than the hordes of leechers would suggest.

During his final phase, try not to get hit by his white and black star novas. They inflict incredibly long status effects, especially the white weakening stars, and it makes finishing Oryx off much harder.


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Trivia

Oryx is the only boss in the game to have 30% HP Scaling.

For Halloween 2016-2018, Oryx’s sprite was changed to the following:
Pumpkin Oryx

Rarely, Oryx could also spawn wearing a witch hat:
Pumpkin Oryx with Witch Hat

For Christmas 2016-2018, Oryx’s sprite was changed to the following:
Santa Oryx