Hello MapleRoyals i noticed that there isn't a guide to zerking the "impossible" bosses or any zerk guide at all really... so i've decided to make a guide (kinda, was on my to-do list for awhile now)! so, welcome to my guide on how to zerk the impossible bosses of MapleRoyals! (this thread is meant to serve as a reference point or something that players can learn from, there are absolutely other ways to zerk these bosses, these are just my methods) (the damage values listed below are rough estimates after factoring in drk's achilles) Content Bodyguard A Bodyguard B The Boss Anego Auf Haven Royal Guard Von Leon Castellan Toad Hardcore Mode BODYGUARD A @spring2941 @Doo thank you for carry and helping me with this Difficulty - ★★★★★ - 13k+ touch damage | 1 dmg + stun punch | 20k damage kick Potion set-up 45% autopot with barbarian potions Manual pot : ginseng pots How i zerk this boss : Basically, what i do is, i manual pot with ginseng RIGHT before getting hit, so the only moments where i zerk this boss is during the period when im in iframe. When i manual pot with ginseng before i tank his 13k touch damage, it would bring me up to 20k+ hp which would allow me to tank his kick and touch damage, and after tanking his touch damage, it would bring me back down to zerk range. In between the phase of waiting for my iframe to end, there's a good 1 ~ 2 seconds before i take damage again, and this is the period that i zerk mostly. There are other methods to zerking this, like using unagis for manual pot and ginseng for auto pot, and relying on tanking touch damage, but this imo isn't as reliable as the chances of getting one shot by kick damage (20k dmg) is still there. The reason for barbarian potions on auto pot, is so whenever you get hit by BGA's touch damage, if you timed your manual pot right, the auto pot would bring you back to above 13.5k hp and below 15k hp, which is ideal because it most likely gives you another cushion to tank one more touch damage if you mistimed your manual potting and it is within zerk range. (well if you get super unlucky and get a high dmg roll while being on the low ranges of 13.5k~15k hp, you'd still die!). If you do get hit before you managed to manual pot and survive, you would be very low HP, and you'd see your barbarian pots being auto potted to bring your hp above 13.5k hp, do NOT rely on this, there's not enough time, manual pot ginseng instead if this happens. Video demonstration Spoiler: BGA / BGB / THE BOSS Body guard B Difficulty - ★ - touch damage 10k~ Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : unagi - Not much to say about bodyguard B as it's easy to zerk. Does 8~9k range damage and 10~11k touch damage. You shouldn't get touched at all The Boss Difficulty - ★ - touch damage 16k~ Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : unagi - Not much to say about The Boss as well, easy to zerk. Spams 1-1 and skill locks. Keep your distance from it though as if you touch it while in zerk range, you'd die! Use maple pop as it has high avoid. Lady Boss "Anego" Difficulty - ★★★★ - shotgun damage that does 4k | Slaps for 15k | touch damage is 10k Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot with reindeer milk How i zerk this boss : - The trick to zerking anego, is to manual pot based off sound cues. There's two distinct sound that anego makes, one is a shotgun ( you don't have to worry about these as your auto pot will just heal you ) and one is the deadly slap. Whenever you hear the slap, you press your manual pot. Don't even think about anything else, just press it. The reason being, because you are using 35% auto pot with cheese, the minimum hp you will be at is 10.5k, so no matter what, after you press your milk, you'd have enough hp to tank the slap. Also, try not to tank the touch damage as it would most likely ruin your momentum and concentration by messing up your potting patterns. Video demonstration Spoiler: Lady boss zerk Auf Haven Difficulty - ★★★ -Touch dmg for 12~13k | range magic attacks 7~8k Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : unagi and cheese -Not much to say about Auf Haven, there's no trick, just focus on your hp and manual pot as well as you can to 14k and maintain it. Use hero's will to get out of sed if you get hit by auf haven's magic attack at the start of sed. If you get zombified, potions work at 50% efficiency, so manual pot with cheese instead of unagis to get back to 14k hp, overpot if you have to. Video demonstration Spoiler: Auf haven Royal Guard Difficulty - ★ - touch dmg ~14+k | range magic attacks 6k Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : unagi - It's all about positioning. When you are doin this boss, you should try to position yourself as far away as possible, but still able to land hits on it. This is because royal guard has a skill that surges him forward, but when you are in that position (the one described above), royal guard will simply "phase" past you, so you won't take any touch damage. Maintain 14k hp and bring maple pops. Yeah, that's about it. Video demonstration Spoiler: Royal Guard Von Leon @Donn1e @autismax @Barte Ty for letting me join finland runs and carrying me Difficulty - ★★ - no touch damage | lightning does 8~9k | claw does 13~k dmg + adds slow debuff | double swipe does 13~k dmg + adds poison 2k dmg/s debuff | bird and laser does 1-1 - summons (gargoyles) does 8k ranged damage and 2~3k touch damage Potion set-up 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : unagi + cheese How i zerk this boss : For this boss, the challenging part would be dealing with the summons VL spawns while zerking and not dying to VL attacks. So with this pot set-up, you'd be at 10,5k hp minimum. -When there are no summons, make sure to manual pot unagi your way back to 14k hp to avoid dying to any of VL attacks. -When there are summons, you can zerk them as you would normally, but keep an eye out for VL attacks because if you are below 14k hp, VL can one-shot you. The best way to overcome this, is to manual pot a cheese right before VL lands an attack on you. This would ensure safety no matter what, as you'd either be above 14k hp or in iframe if a mob has just hit you, thus nullifying VL's attack. -Do not dragon roar carelessly to get back into zerk range, instead, wait for rocks, get into a safe spot and roar. Also, you can use sacrifice. Video demonstration Spoiler: von leon Castellan Toad B1 Difficulty - ★★ - does 9~10k magic dmg Potion set-up A 10% autopot with ginseng Manual pot : cheese - For potion set-up A, basically if you see that your autopot did not proc, you manual pot cheese 2x til you get above 10k hp. The pros to set-up A is that you don't need to change autopot settings for B2. Difficulty - ★ Potion set-up B 35% autopot with cheese Manual pot : none - For potion set-up B, you do not need to manual pot at all. However, the cons of potion set-up B is you'd have to change your potion set-up for body 2. If you are doing this boss in a party, make sure to inform your party members to stop attacking once body 1 is dead so you'd have time to change your pot set-up. (B2 does not get activated unless it gets attacked) B2 Difficulty - ★★ - does 11~12+ magic dmg | summons little minions that does 1.5~2k dmg Potion set-up 10% autopot with ginseng Manual pot : cheese + unagi How i zerk this boss : For B2 toad, you'd want to keep your hp above 13k. Usually your auto-pot would kick in whenever you get hit by toad's magic attacks, allowing you to skip manual potting. However, sometimes auto-pot does not proc when your hp didn't go below 3k, so you'd have to manual pot. A good rule of thumb to follow is to just instinctively manual pot 2x cheese and 2x unagi whenever you see your hp not going back up. It is also ideal to anticipate when you'd need to manual pot, you can do this by paying attention to your hp pool. The higher your hp pool is, the more likely you'd need to manual pot after the next attack. For instance, if you see you have 14.7k hp, chances are you might need to manual pot for the next toad's attack as it might deal 11.5k, leaving you with 3.2k hp, hence why auto pot wouldn't proc. Be sure to keep track of your hp and maintain above 13k by using unagis when you are dealing with summons, as they might hit you and bring you below 13k hp without you knowing. Video demonstration (using potion set-up A for B1) Spoiler: castellan toad Hardcore Mode Challenge yourself to zerk mastery without relying on pet autopots. Petless Von Leon Spoiler: Video demonstration Petless Anego Spoiler: Video demonstration feel free to ask any questions or comment or discuss ! Really interested to see other different set ups and strategies to deal with these bosses !