The Vessel of the Vaals


1. Introduction
2. Boss Fight
3. Tips and Tricks
4. Modifiers
5. Abilities
6. Rewards

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Introduction

The Vessel of the Vaals are the first boss encounter in The Apex of Sacrifice and The Alluring Abyss.

Boss Fight

This boss encounter is the same as The Vaal Oversoul located at the end of Act 2. Once the player enters the arena, there will be 2 separate vessel on the ground. When close enough, each vessel will open and summon a boss after a short animation. When one of the Oversouls dies, the other will become enraged, granting more attack speed and damage.

Tips and Tricks

This is a compiled list of some precautions one should consider before facing this challenge.

Fire Damage Mitigation:

  • Purity of Fire – Increases the Maximum Fire Resistance and grants Fire Resistances
  • Ruby Flask – Reduces Fire damage taken by 20% during flask effect.
  • Arctic Armour – Grants 8-13% less Physical Damage when hit and 8%-12% less Fire Damage taken when hit
  • “of Dousing” – Flask mod that removes Burning and grants Ignite immunity during flask effect.
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Soul of Abberath – Grants 5% reduced Fire Damage taken while moving and 50% reduced ignite duration.

Cold Damage Mitigation:

  • Purity of Ice – Grants an additional 4% Maximum Cold Resistance.
  • Sapphire Flask – Reduces Cold damage taken by 20% during flask effect.
  • Aquamarine Flask – Grants a 20% chance to avoid ALL Cold Damage during flask effect.
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Soul of Yugul – Grants 25% chance to Reflect Enemy Chills and Freezes and 5% reduced Cold Damage taken
    if you’ve been Hit Recently.

Lightning Damage Mitigation:

  • Purity of Lightning – Grants an additional 4% Maximum Lightning Resistance.
  • Topaz Flask – Reduces Lightning damage taken by 20%
    during flask effect.
  • “of Grounding” Flask mod that removes Shocks and grants Shock immunity during flask effect.
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Soul of Solaris – Grants 6% Physical Damage Reduction if there is one nearby enemy, 20% chance to take
    50% less area damage from hits and 6% reduced physical damage taken if there is only 1 nearby enemy

Modifiers

Here are all of the modifiers that affect this boss.

  • Cannot be fully slowed
  • 30% Fire, Cold and Lightning Resistance
  • 15% Chaos Resistance

Abilities

These are all of the attacks that this boss uses. With the use of these gifs, you are able to see the animation of each attack to better familiarize yourself with the boss mechanics.


The Oversoul charges up one of his arms over his head and slams down on the ground dealing very heavy Physical Damage and Fire Damage.


The Oversoul charges up one of his arms and fires a strong laser beam that deals very heavy Lightning Damage. This attack is followed up by 2 more lasers. This attack is very deadly because it always Shocks.


The Oversoul fires several projectiles at the ground creating a Chilled Ground that lasts 5 seconds. This effect slows the player by chilling and even freezing the player.


The Oversoul casts a barrage of Ball Lightning. These can be quite deadly as each ball can hit multiple times. These balls deal Lightning Damage and last for a total of 8 seconds.


The Oversoul shoots our projectiles that spawn up to 8 minions and then hides underground. He will reappear after a short period of time.

Rewards

 

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