Apophian's Challenge (M7T3)  

Realm:All
Start Zone: Heart of Volcanus
Start NPC:Mediator of the Apophians
Trials of Atlantis expansion Required
Class:All
Type:Master Level
Master Lev.:7 - 3
Related Quests:
  The Lava Bridge (M7T1)
  Know Your Opponent (M7T2)
  Volurgon's Challenge (M7T4)
  Shaitan's Challenge (M7T5)
  Hephaestian's Challenge (M7T6)
  Crossing the Chamber (M7T7)
  Pillars (M7T8)
  Facing Typhon (M7T9)
  Typhon's Rage (M7T10)
  Help Realmmates (M7T11)
Min Level:40
Max Level:50
Grants XP:No
Grants Coin:No
Rating:
*****
Related NPCs:
  Apophian Dissos
Last Updated:Tue Mar 11 23:14:05 2008
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

This is a Trial towards the seventh Master Level


Per patch 1.68:
Players who find themselves dead at the end of any of the four Mediator Challenge encounters will have their corpses ported back to the Mediator that they spoke with to begin the encounter. This will allow players a chance to be resurrected rather than having to /release to bindpoint.



Trial:

The Apophians wish to test your endurance. This is a group encounter.


Walkthrough:

Heart of Volcanus approx loc=29.4k, 18.4k

Have one person in your group speak with one of the Mediator of the Apophian's (a sphinx) in the Heart of Volcanus dungeon.

The Mediator of the Apophian will challenge you and your group to a battle of endurance. When the challenge is accepted your group will be ported into an enclosed room where a lvl 55 Apophian Dissos awaits you.

Your goal is to keep all your group members alive for the full 10 minutes of the challenge. Note that the Apophian Dissos will level up over the time of the fight, and when is he is killed he will respawn as two Apophian Dissos.

One technique for surviving this 10 minute endurance challenge is to have a tank in your group engage the Apophian Dissos and gain aggro, then mez the Apophian Dissos, then fight, mez, ect... until the Apophian Dissos con's grape, approx lvl 62-65, then be prepared for the mob to split into 2 lvl 55 Apophian Dissos. The trick is work the timing out on the splitting Apophian Dissos so you do not end up with too many of them before the end of the challenge.

At the end of the 10 minute challenge all those that survived the fight will receive credit for completing Trial 3 for Master Level 7. (Note: You can not rez the fallen durning the challenge, those that die during the fight will have to redo this trial.)

If you have a technique for this challenge you'd like to share please post it below, or feel free to drop me a line and I'll add it to this write up.

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