Empyrean Core (Expert) – Guide

Dungeons posted by Qube

I’d like to thank WhiteLady from www.rift-mmorpg.com for giving me an extremely solid base to write these guides from. Credit for the basic strategy and overview easily belong to her :)

Loot:

Boss
Loot
Baird Waistguard Of The Forsaken
Waistguard Of The Forsaken
Bind On Pickup
Plate Armor
Belt
Dropped by: Baird in Empyrean Core
Armor +2004
Strength +48
Dexterity +43
Endurance +65
Dodge +34
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 25 76
   
Baird Spice Soaked Rag
Spice Soaked Rag
Bind On Pickup
Cloth
Belt
Dropped by: Baird in Empyrean Core
Armor +1354
Intelligence +62
Wisdom +52
Endurance +49
Spell Crit +52
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 25 76
   
Baird Baird's Wedding Band
Baird's Wedding Band
Bind On Pickup
Misc
Ring
Dropped by: Baird in Empyrean Core
Intelligence +39
Wisdom +44
Endurance +58
Dodge +30
Resist All +153
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
83 84
   
Baird
Kaliban’s Bodyguards Mercutial's Satin Handwraps
Mercutial's Satin Handwraps
Bind On Pickup
Cloth
Gloves
Dropped by: Kaliban\'s Bodyguards in Empyrean Core
Armor +1354
Intelligence +62
Wisdom +54
Endurance +46
Crit Power +41
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 46 73
   
Kaliban’s Bodyguards Invigorating Pendant
Invigorating Pendant
Bind On Pickup
Misc
Neck
Dropped by: Kaliban\'s Bodyguards in Empyrean Core
Intelligence +46
Wisdom +58
Endurance +68
Dodge +34
Resist All +153
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1
   
Kaliban’s Bodyguards Strauz's Rage
Strauz's Rage
Bind On Pickup
Misc
Neck
Dropped by: Kaliban\'s Bodyguards in Empyrean Core
Strength +70
Dexterity +54
Endurance +54
Crit Power +40
Resist All +153
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1
   
Kaliban’s Bodyguards Bodyguard's Crushers
Bodyguard's Crushers
Bind On Pickup
Chain
Gloves
Dropped by: Kaliban\'s Bodyguards in Empyrean Core
Armor +1705
Intelligence +49
Wisdom +62
Endurance +49
Spell Power +25
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 46 73
   
Kaliban’s Bodyguards Mercutial's Warpband
Mercutial's Warpband
Bind On Pickup
Misc
Neck
Dropped by: Kaliban\'s Bodyguards in Empyrean Core
Strength +53
Dexterity +53
Endurance +70
Dodge +28
Resist All +153
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1
   
Mad Doctor Deranged Quack's Amice
Deranged Quack's Amice
Bind On Pickup
Cloth
Shoulders
Dropped by: Doctor Perfidus in Empyrean Core
Armor +1896
Intelligence +78
Wisdom +56
Endurance +55
Spell Crit +61
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 67 69
   
Mad Doctor Treads Of Quickened Evolution
Treads Of Quickened Evolution
Bind On Pickup
Leather Armor
Feet
Dropped by: Doctor Perfidus in Empyrean Core
Armor +1835
Strength +49
Dexterity +60
Endurance +50
Attack Power +28
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric,Rogue
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 35 72
   
Mad Doctor Mantle Of The Malevolent
Mantle Of The Malevolent
Bind On Pickup
Chain
Shoulders
Dropped by: Doctor Perfidus in Empyrean Core
Armor +2388
Intelligence +54
Wisdom +77
Endurance +62
Spell Power +24
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 67 69
   
Mad Doctor Maniacal Warboots
Maniacal Warboots
Bind On Pickup
Plate Armor
Feet
Dropped by: Doctor Perfidus in Empyrean Core
Armor +2405
Strength +55
Dexterity +40
Endurance +64
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 46 73
   
Mad Doctor Footguards Of Insanity
Footguards Of Insanity
Bind On Pickup
Chain
Feet
Dropped by: Doctor Perfidus in Empyrean Core
Armor +2047
Intelligence +45
Wisdom +50
Endurance +68
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 46 73
   
Core Meltdown Crown Of The Toxic Reaver
Crown Of The Toxic Reaver
Bind On Pickup
Plate Armor
Helmet
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Armor +3207
Strength +74
Dexterity +63
Endurance +51
Crit Power +49
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 67 69
   
Core Meltdown Toxic Seed Sapling
Toxic Seed Sapling
Bind On Pickup
Death Wand
Ranged
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 243.80 Death
444-824 damage every 2.6 seconds
30 Meter Range
Intelligence +74
Wisdom +60
Endurance +56
Spell Power +28
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Cleric,Mage
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 53 63
   
Core Meltdown Braided Root Wraps
Braided Root Wraps
Bind On Pickup
Cloth
Legs
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Armor +2438
Intelligence +84
Wisdom +65
Endurance +55
Crit Power +69
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 9 61
   
Core Meltdown Cheater's Dueling Blunderbuss
Cheater's Dueling Blunderbuss
Bind On Pickup
Gun
Ranged
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 243.80
444-824 damage every 2.6 seconds
30 Meter Range
Strength +52
Dexterity +58
Endurance +79
Dodge +30
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Rogue
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 53 63
   
Cold Meltdown Irradiated Tower Shield
Irradiated Tower Shield
Bind On Pickup
Shield
Off Handed
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Armor +11456
Intelligence +56
Wisdom +57
Endurance +77
Dodge +31
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Cleric
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 78 99
   
Core Meltdown Coif Of The Coremender
Coif Of The Coremender
Bind On Pickup
Chain
Helmet
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Armor +2729
Intelligence +54
Wisdom +63
Endurance +74
Dodge +30
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 67 69
   
Core Meltdown Corroded Filtering Mask
Corroded Filtering Mask
Bind On Pickup
Leather Armor
Helmet
Dropped by: Core Meltdown in Empyrean Core
Armor +2447
Strength +56
Dexterity +77
Endurance +54
Attack Power +30
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric,Rogue
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
1 55 11
   
Kaliban Malice Of The Jungle Lord
Malice Of The Jungle Lord
Bind On Pickup
Two Handed Sword
Two Handed
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 257.60
613-1140 damage every 3.4 seconds
3 Meter Range
Strength +150
Dexterity +115
Endurance +115
Attack Power +54
Hit Bonus +106
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 99 74
   
Kaliban Triumphant Lord's Battleplate
Triumphant Lord's Battleplate
Bind On Pickup
Plate Armor
Chest
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Armor +4009
Strength +64
Dexterity +58
Endurance +88
Dodge +40
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 9 61
   
Kaliban Spellblade Of The Kinslayer
Spellblade Of The Kinslayer
Bind On Pickup
Dagger
One Handed
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 158.30
199-371 damage every 1.8 seconds
3 Meter Range
Intelligence +77
Wisdom +55
Endurance +58
Spell Crit +61
Spell Power +644
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 53 63
   
Kaliban Spent Heavy Omniparticle Emitter
Spent Heavy Omniparticle Emitter
Bind On Pickup
Trinket
Trinket
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Equip: Gives Your Healing And Absorb Abilities A Chance To Heal Up To 3 Nearby Allies For 1470 To 0.
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Rogue,Cleric,Mage,Warrior
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
3 21 26
   
Kaliban Scepter Of The Prince
Scepter Of The Prince
Bind On Pickup
One Handed Mace
One Handed
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 169.30
320-595 damage every 2.7 seconds
3 Meter Range
The Infinity Priest [0/2]

(2) Increases The Healing Of Your Set Weapon's Effects.

Intelligence +61
Wisdom +77
Endurance +54
Spell Power +721
Hit Bonus +53
Equip: Grants A Chance For Your Single Target Healing And Absorb Abilities, And Lifebound Veil Healing Done To The Mage's Synthesis Target, To Heal For An Additional 658.
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric,Rogue
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
3 88 72
   
Kaliban Bracers Of The Fallen Lord
Bracers Of The Fallen Lord
Bind On Pickup
Leather Armor
Gloves
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Armor +1660
Strength +46
Dexterity +52
Endurance +69
Block +69
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Warrior,Cleric,Rogue
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
2 8 1
   
Kaliban Irradiated Core Rod
Irradiated Core Rod
Bind On Pickup
Death Wand
Ranged
Dropped by: Kaliban in Empyrean Core
Damage per Second: 260.40 Death
474-881 damage every 2.6 seconds
30 Meter Range
The Infinity Shaman [0/2]

(2) Increases The Healing Of Your Set Weapon's Effects.

Intelligence +80
Wisdom +61
Endurance +54
Spell Power +36
Hit Bonus +53
Requires Level: 60
Calling: Cleric,Mage
Runebreakable (Runebreaking 376)
3 88 72
   
 

When you first enter the dungeon, you’ll need to clear three packs of very hard hitting trash. After the trash is cleared out you’ll want to only hit the middle lever – as if you use either the right or left, more trash will spawn. After using the middle leaver the first boss will spawn.

Baird

Health: 2,500,000

Abilities:

    • Manic Assault: 10 second channel on a player that deals 3.7k damage every second. Can and must be interrupted.
    • Red death zones: Shortly after Manic Assault, Baird will turn half of the room red. You have 3 seconds to get out of the red, or you die. During this portion it’s best to be in melee range of the boss as it comes out in a reverse cone style triangle. After the first half is put down, he’ll reverse the pattern and you’ll have to dodge it again. By being in melee, it makes it very easy to avoid.
    • Power Core Explosions: after the Red death zone he will do another Manic Assault then teleport to one of the Power Cores that are on the walls and make it detonate (red pulsing bubble). LOS the red bubble using the pillar that’s in the middle of the room. Sometimes the boss might teleport wrong and create confusion. Just remember, always LOS the red bubble and not the boss. He will make 3 cores explode and then resume his normal attacks.
    • Blight Aura: 5 seconds debuff on a random player, radiates 3.4k damage per second. The player that has the debuff can move out to prevent raid damage, but you can also just outheal it.

 

Kaliban’s Bodyguards

Mercutial

Health: 1,200,000

Abilities:

    • Stygian Dart: random player is targeted and hit with 3.5k damage over a 2.5second cast. This ability is interruptible however it isn’t worthwhile since it is spammed.
    • Enter the Warp: a channeled ability with a purple circle at the end lasting 7 seconds. Anyone not inside the purple circle will be dealt 25k damage.
    • Finger of Desiccation: channelled 10 second ability which requires a 3 second cast time. Random player is targeted and dealt 3.5k damage every second. You must LOS Mercutial behind Strauz in order to interrupt it.

Strauz

Health: 1,300,000

Abilities:

    • Draining Field: red circle will appear at his feet after a 1 second cast. 4.5k damage per second, which increases over time, is dealt to any player standing in it.
    • Siphoning Vortex:  interruptible 5 second channel which pulls everyone to him.

It is important to end up killing them at the same time, when one dies the other gains an enrage buff which increases damage by 200%.

Only Strauz needs to be tanked, outside of Draining Field, otherwise he gains a buff which increases his damage, don’t worry about Mercutial. Strauz should be positioned nearby Mercutial in order to make it easier to run in when Enter the Warp is channelled. While the purple circle is up Siphoning Vortex will be cast by Strauz; this needs to be range interrupted so it doesn’t pull you outside the purple circle.

After Enter the Warp she will cast Finger of Desiccation so be ready to line of sight her behind Strauz.

All of this repeats throughout the fight.

Mad Doctor

In the first stage of the 2 you must initially remove the Doctor’s shield called Impenetrable Barrier. It is impervious to everything except objects created by him ie. Unstable ExperimentsImpenetrable Barrier has 12 stacks which means you must guide 12 Unstable Experiments into him to make him attackable.

Health: 250,000

Abilities :

    • Gripping Goop: purple circle is placed on the ground after a 3 second cast which snares anything inside it.
    • Adds: 4 adds are spawned every 20 seconds: 1 Contaminated Mutant – 208k HP and 3 Dissolving Mutants – 313k HP. The 3 Dissolving Mutants will begin chasing whoever was injected with elixir when the adds were spawned. Kite the 3 adds, slowing them as much as you can and kill them.
    • Noxious Exhalation: rotating red beam is placed on the ground which moves very quickly and deals 7k damage per second. Due to it’s speed it’s difficult to simply just avoid it altogether so the best thing to do is run through it so that you only take 1 tick of damage.
    • Instability: 12 Unstable Experiments are summoned every 60 seconds which will pick and follow a target. These need to be guided into the boss in order to remove his Impenetrable Barrier and so they don’t reach you and deal 5.5k damage.
    • Lightning Crash: red circles on the ground, deal 4.2k damage per second when someone stands in them.

When his shield is removed stop doing everything else and burn the boss before the elementals reach you. Couple attempts may be required.

Kaliban

In order to reach Kaliban you first must complete the Core Meltdown event. You are given 4 minutes to defeat 3 Irradiated Monsters and some adds which spawn after they die, then you will take blue cores they drop and swim with them to the bottom of the pool under the core and repair the damaged cores.

Once the final trash is cleared you’ll get to Kaliban.

Health: 2,500,000

Abilities:

    • Growing Corruption: cast is 3 seconds, mushrooms are placed the top of the tank which deal 7.5k damage per second. Stay away.
    • 3 seconds cast, places mushrooms on top of the tank, deals 7.500 damage per second. Move away from them.
    • Wrath of the Beastlord: Frontal cone, 3 second cast which deals damage.
    • Vitality Leech: channelled for 10 seconds draining health from a random player and deals 2.8k damage per second. You are able to interrupt the channel.
    • Trample: knock back ability which is immediately followed by a 7 second channel at the end of which he charges forward. You must use the 7 seconds to get behind him before the charge. When a player is knocked back into the wall and they hit a core, it will explode and deal 950 AOE damage.
    • Pestilent Elixir: debuff placed on a player which lasts 7 seconds, must be dispelled. It radiates outwards from the afflicted player for 5.1k damage per second.

 

 

 

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