Honor of the Waves Path 1: Stop the Butcher

Level: 80.

Reward: 0.61 g + 100 tokens.

Average length: 14 minutes.

Difficulty: Medium.

Enemies: Icebrood and some Sons of Svanir.

Time: Day.

Use Potion of Ice Brood Slaying, Sigil of Force and Sigil of Frailty.

Video guide (Banter Bill).

Current record: 23.

Use Sigil of Icebrood Slaying instead of Frailty.

First run per day gives 61 silvers and 100 tokens, Symbols of Koda. Next runs give only 26 silvers and 20 tokens. Tokens can be Converted to gold.

Every run gives 23% experience towards your next level and 30 Empyreal Fragments.

There is a high chance to get Arctic Ring, Carving of Jormag, Svanir Talisman or Svanir Talisman (masterwork) from enemies and chests. All can be traded but aren't valuable.

There is a very low chance to get an account bound Recipe: Ring of Blood from the final chest. The recipe allows you to craft Ring of Blood which gives a much better gold return for your tokens.


Start

The first group has a Son of Svanir (Hammer), a Son of Svanir Berserker and 2 Icebrood Hunters. The second group has 2 Icebrood Seers and 2 Corrupted Ice Turrets. Destroy the turrets to open the door.

After the door you will face 3 Icebrood Hunters and an Ice Dragon Totem (PBAoE). Bottom route has a Svanir Ballista, 2 Icebrood Berserkers, an Icebrood Seer and an Icebrood Hunter. Top route has 3 Icebrood Wolves, an Icebrood Wolf (Rare) and an Ice Dragon Totem (Shooting).

Destroy a totem to complete an optional event.

Use stealth to path the first group of mobs, quickly burst down the turrets, re-stealth, and run straight to the troll using the lower route.


Icebrood Troll

The troll is very dangerous even at range because all of his attacks hit hard and cannot be blocked. You have to dodge a lot so try to boost your Endurance regeneration.

His normal ranged attack bounces, weakens and dazes so be ready to evade if you see something flying towards you. Sidestepping won't work as the projectile follows you. He occasionally roars to fear. It can't even be evaded so you should have a stun break with ~20 s cooldown.

When he looks up he is about to jump which can destroy whole team. He leaps towards his target with big AoE and shoots a projectile at every player upon landing. Be ready evade if he leaps towards you. If you get hit you have to stunbreak immediately so you can dodge the follow up projectile. If your Endurance is low you can also jump over the projectile but you need better timing. If you are at high range you can just sidestep to avoid it.

The troll is very dangerous even at range because all of his attacks hit hard and cannot be blocked. You have to dodge a lot so try to boost your Endurance regeneration.

Try to stay behind his back so you can see if he is going to attack you. Learn his basic attack animation to evade it properly. He occasionally roars to fear. It can't even be evaded so you should have a stun break with ~20 s cooldown.

When he looks up he is about to jump which can destroy whole team. He leaps towards his target with big AoE and shoots a projectile at every player upon landing. Be ready evade if he leaps towards you. If you get hit you have to stunbreak immediately so you can dodge the follow up projectile. If your Endurance is low you can also jump over the projectile but you need better timing.

Stack might and stack on him. Use group wide stability to prevent daze from his ranged attack and Fear from his roar. Dodge towards the wall when he jumps.

Kill any Wolves first. Stand on the bridge and aggro him with ranged attacks. Move back so he gets closer. Once he is below The bridge enter his line of sight so he stops and starts attacking. If at right position his attacks should hit the bridge above while you can safely range him down.


Aldus Stormbringer

Clear the area first. Aldus should be easy to kill as long as you focus the enemies he summons.

His ranged attack won't do much damage. Melee players need to dodge away when he places Frozen Ground at his feet.

Stack on Aldus and burst enemies down as they are summoned.

Use Smoke Screen to protect your team.


Way to the Butcher

Jump down (try land on platforms, falling hurts). Either clear enemies or skip.


Ginva the Butcher

There are 3 Totems on the area. One grants protection, one retaliation and one regeneration. They all respawn after a while so destroy only ones which are needed.

You should fight Ginva near the protection-Totem to cleave/AoE it. Destroy retaliation if you have problems with surviving.

All his attacks do high damage so try stay at least at max melee-range. Try to dodge his pull.

Occasional Whirling Defense makes him very dangerous to melee players. You can still keep hitting him at max melee-range but don't get too close! It also reflects projectiles so stop using those for a while.

Don't stand Icy Ground to avoid being inflicted with a long chill.

There is a very low chance to get an account bound Recipe: Ring of Blood from the final chest. The recipe allows you to craft Ring of Blood which gives a much better gold return for your tokens.

Use Basilisk Venom and Steal to interrupt his Whirling Defense (you can get half of them).