Wednesday, 26 December 2012 07:48

Nest of the Empress: Alternative Spiking Mercs

Spear Main + Hwarang + Champion.

Hwarang is a good substitute if you don't have a Tarkan as long as you bring a DEF debuffer here. In this run I used Ody as debuffer and Hwarang and Spear Main as damage dealers.

For less stress I'd suggest having double feast (NC+Unity) buffs and Chaotic Ruler title when running this.

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The plan is to go straight to killing the Boss and skip having to destroy all 3 beehives (summon gates).

For this you'll want 1 melee tank, 1 damage dealer and at least 1 DEF debuffer. Ody would be great with his best in-game DEF debuff, Shield Bash.

Nest of the Empress

Tips for Nest of the Empress
  • Avoid getting spotted by patrolling Beetle Guards.

    These fat mobs tend to summon more mobs after they spot you during their turn, or if they survive after getting hit.

  • Lure the Boss away from the beehive behind it.

    This is to lessen mobs around the Boss in case you fail to kill it fast enough and have to resurrect and start from base again.

  • Boss has AOE.

    While luring the Boss, spread out and let it cast it's AOE on your best tank before starting to kill it, unless you have similar or better merc stats than the ones shown at the bottom of this page.

  • If you fail to kill Boss at first encounter.

    Let 2 mercs die and resurrect them at base while keeping 1 alive moving towards base to regroup and try again.

Stuff used in this run

This info is provided for whatever help they may be to you. They are not by any means the required setup or anything.

Merc Stats (Normal)

Spear Main 21964 - 25600 154955 1618 228171
Hwarang 13721 - 20400 61182 1507 58082
Champion 88647 - 9616 86217 1496 88647


Type Particulars
Feast NC, Unity
Title Chaotic Ruler
Proc Minotaur & Rudolph Statue, Garuda, Storm Board, Deep Blue Sea Accessories
Others Spelltower, Guild Lvl120
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  • Comment Link Agalma Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:52 posted by Agalma

    Looking at the video again, the boss AOE did 140K+ dmg on my main with 1618 MDEF so you'll want at least 1 merc with at least 150K HP for this method. You might want to go around and destroy the 3 hives instead.

    As for other Zulu TBSs, Forbidden Land is one of the easier missions. Check out the guide to it using Flame Traps.

  • Comment Link Darkguardian Wednesday, 24 April 2013 22:40 posted by Darkguardian

    hey thx for all the zulu videos they help a lot. but my mercs tend to die of 1 hit from aoe. how much HP meele merc need to survive this?. i am running with sheriff, Attila and main but planing to change sheriff for druid for zulu because sheriff is to squishy for this mobs. only mission i have not try are nest, sunless and forbidden land .

    land i am to lazy other two look hard to do with my current equips.

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