A guide for those venturing into the Black Ice Cave.
Other Dark and Light Guides:
- Meteorite Drops and Looting.
- Spawning in NPC's (Cheat Codes).
- How to Taming a Bargesh.
- Tameable Creatures.
- Towers Guide.
- Human Vendors.
All You Need to Know so Far...
The Cave is going to be a 4 man job. High level 3rd tier spells, Focus potions, Healing runes, warming runes, Brimstone armor, iron picks, ramps, pillars, foundations, re-spawn deck, reequip chests and so much more will be needed to raid this dungeon.
The Cold is a killer by itself. Without Brimstone and 2nd tier warming stones, it will be impossible to survive. Even with these, you will still be so cold you will lose health. That is where the food, elixirs, and 2nd tier healing runes come in. These will keep you alive against the cold.
The mobs are another story all together. Any Melee weapons or tools are useless against them. Within 10 to 12 hits with them, they break. Even max level Legendary spawned in tools and weapons do the same. So, Magic spells tier 3 and battle staffs are essential to your survival and success. Fire, and Lightening are the best. Also, the Morphing spells are useless. lower health and faster death. All players should have several spells on them and the retool boxes should also have the same. The new healing spells will also be very useful for those that are tanks.
The boss has 250k health or more. I was hitting him for 500 to 1k damage, and it still took 15 minutes to bring him down. He will spawn in minions to help him. These have 500 to 3500 health and break melee weapons. The boss however does not break them, and they can be used against him. But, spells are more effective and deal way more damage. I have not tested it yet, but if it is place-able, a house health flag would be an awesome thing to have down there.
There are 2 drop down cliffs on the way in that you cannot get back out of 1st is after the 1st room. The second is dropping into the bosses chamber. Both of these will require a structure build to get back out after you have killed the boss. Unless you use the Ice return rune that you get upon killing the boss.
Here are screens of what can be made on Bytorg's Bench.