Volk's Wrath Guide: Legend

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Volk's Wrath: Legend is a challenge quest centered on a boss battle with Volk, unlocked upon the completion of Volk's Wrath: Master, and meeting the minimum might requirement of 38,000.

  • Rewards from Legend difficulty include 201017034.png Rebellious Wolf's Gale, which can be used to unbind 6 Icon Rarity 6.png flame Agito weapons a second time, granting access to the 9th unbind. However, the stat gain from this is small - the actual prize is a special weapon skin featuring swirling flames.
  • Additionally, clearing Legend difficulty for the first time rewards the player with 30 201017034.png Rebellious Wolf's Gales, the amount needed to refine and unbind one weapon to the 9th unbind.
    • However, note that Legend only drops this one item and nothing else, while the aforementioned refine and unbind also require materials from lower difficulties of Volk's Wrath.
  • Weekly bonuses from clearing the Legend difficulty also provide 10 201017034.png Rebellious Wolf's Gales.

Stat and Equipment Requirements[edit | edit source]

HP[edit | edit source]

HP isn't too much of a concern if adventurers are properly built with ideal equipment and maxed-out augments, a dispel is available, and a healer is used, which is highly recommended.

  • It's strongly suggested to max out your TW02 102301 IMG 01 01.png Flame Tree at level 30 before attempting this quest.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

For Legend, at a minimum, adventurers should be equipped with at least a 6 Icon Rarity 6.png Agito weapon that's unbound 8 times. This includes even supportive role adventurers as the quest difficulty is extremely high.

  • A non-110337 03 r05.png Yukata Cassandra healer can get by with a 4UB Agito without issue as they do not provide significant personal DPS, but the reduced might may cause issues for them joining public co-op.
Weapon Category Icon Weapon Sword.pngSword Icon Weapon Blade.pngBlade Icon Weapon Dagger.pngDagger Icon Weapon Axe.pngAxe Icon Weapon Lance.pngLance Icon Weapon Bow.pngBow Icon Weapon Wand.pngWand Icon Weapon Staff.pngStaff Icon Weapon Manacaster.pngManacaster
Agito (at least 8 unbinds)
301138 01 60101.png Nothung

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png Nothung
HP: 270 Strength: 1720

Skills Abilities
302129 01 60101.png Tyrfing

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Tyrfing
HP: 239 Strength: 1822

Skills Abilities
303128 01 60101.png Hrotti

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Dagger.png Hrotti
HP: 273 Strength: 1686

Skills Abilities
304127 01 60101.png Mjölnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Axe.png Mjölnir
HP: 278 Strength: 1805

Skills Abilities
305135 01 60101.png Gungnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gungnir
HP: 276 Strength: 1754

Skills Abilities
306127 01 60101.png Ýdalir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Bow.png Ýdalir
HP: 265 Strength: 1653

Skills Abilities
307135 01 60101.png Brísingr

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Wand.png Brísingr
HP: 255 Strength: 1771

Skills Abilities
308128 01 60101.png Gjallarhorn

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Gjallarhorn
HP: 297 Strength: 1636

Skills Abilities
309026 01 60101.png Draupnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Manacaster.png Draupnir
HP: 262 Strength: 1737

Skills Abilities

Dragons[edit | edit source]

Everyone must be equipped with a max-unbound 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Flame-attuned dragon for Legend.

  • A non-110337 03 r05.png Yukata Cassandra healer, as well as 110260 01 r04.png Emma, may carry some weaker or offelement dragons which bring better utility, as their personal DPS is usually not too relevant.


Adventurers Dragons
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210082 01.png Konohana Sakuya

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Konohana Sakuya
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210136 01.png Gozu Tenno

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Gozu Tenno
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
Prime Overdrive DPS - The Prince, Marth, and Naveed play largely the same role - prime ODPS deliverers as swordsmen and a major source of DPS.
  • Gala Mars significantly improves all of their DPS. However, there are many other suitable dragons who still provide excellent damage output.
  • Gozu Tenno provides the second-highest Strength, as well as providing access to significant elemental damage up and resist down effects. However, adventurers are required to spend at least 3 seconds launching a force strike to activate the elemental damage up effect, which can be clunky with the general attack cadence of most adventurers, and will drop combo without chain co-ability Combo Time extenders - the Agito weapon's combo time extension is insufficient.
  • Marth can provide significant amounts of direct and indirect buffing to the entire team with his skills (Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up, Icon Buff 1020008.png Attack Rate Up, and even 100% Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Gauge Charge Up), and Gala Mars is hence a perfect fit for him.
  • Naveed prefer running Konohana Sakuya before any other dragon not Gala Mars, due to their very high skill slices.


110346 01 r05.png Nobunaga

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Nobunaga
HP: 740 Strength: 520

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020002.png Strength +10% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020036.png (Flame) Combo Time VI (Chain Co-ab)
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210082 01.png Konohana Sakuya

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Konohana Sakuya
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210136 01.png Gozu Tenno

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Gozu Tenno
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
210124 01.png Horus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Horus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Standard DPS + Yukata Cassandra - These standard DPS units deal damage to the boss. For Yukata Cassandra, Strength-based dragons enhance her effective damage output from both her and everyone else due to her Fluorescent Fish buff from Icon Skill 148.png Goldfish of the HereafterLv. 1: Restores HP to all teammates with 58% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 20% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 2: Restores HP to all teammates with 72% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 30% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 3: Restores HP to all teammates with 87% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 40% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]
.
  • The dragons are mostly interchangeable, aside from Gala Mars being stronger than anyone else.
  • Gozu Tenno provides the second-highest Strength, as well as providing access to significant elemental damage up and resist down effects. However, adventurers are required to spend at least 3 seconds launching a force strike to activate the elemental damage up effect, which can be clunky with the general attack cadence of most adventurers, and will drop combo without chain co-ability Combo Time extenders - the Agito weapon's combo time extension is insufficient.
    • Seimei and Gala Leonidas will be able to activate Gozu Tenno's ability trivially due to the force-strike holding nature of their attacks.
  • Ezelith likes having Arctos to complement her very high critical rates if Gala Mars is unavailable.
    • Do not use Arctos on other adventurers.
  • Seimei and Gala Leonidas's enhanced force strike (of which you will be using 100% of the time, and of which the AI also does) scale significantly with Dreadking Rathalos's abilities which enhance force strike damage and also provide Striking Haste.
    • Do not use Dreadking Rathalos on other adventurers.
  • Nobunaga likes having Konohana Sakuya to boost her massive skill slice if Gala Mars is unavailable.
  • Yukata Cassandra has no skill damage and also scales off strength, and hence disfavors Konohana Sakuya. She also gains practically no benefit from Horus due to him not providing any Strength.
  • Incognito Nefaria appreciates Horus' massive boost to critical rate and attack speed due to very high critical damage and relatively slow attack animations, if Gala Mars is unavailable.
    • Do not use Horus on other DPS adventurers, doubly so in regards to Ezelith as she will cap out her critical rate.
  • Apollo may help with Affliction burn large icon.png burn uptime. Note that Gala Mym cannot burn with Apollo due to his skill being overwritten with Gala Brunhilda's, though the Icon Ability 1070002.png (Flame) Burning Punisher +20%If the user is attuned to Flame: increases damage to burning enemies by 20%. ability will still function.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210124 01.png Horus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Horus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210024 01.png Cerberus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Cerberus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Spooky Flamewyrm - Halloween Mym's contribution comes from both a relatively large standard attack slice, as well as the supportive effects on her skills, but she can also burst down very hard with her dragon form, which is the strongest among Flame dragons, even when compared with Gala Mars. Horus also makes a case for himself as he speeds up every action she takes, and axes tend to be slow without Attack Rate buffs.
  • Konohana Sakuya is not a good choice for Halloween Mym due to her very low skill damage slice.
  • Note that Halloween Mym cannot burn with Apollo due to his skill being overwritten with Halloween Brunhilda's, though the Icon Ability 1070002.png (Flame) Burning Punisher +20%If the user is attuned to Flame: increases damage to burning enemies by 20%. ability will still function.


Pom-pom Powerup - Like most other adventurers, if possible, you give Emma adventurers Gala Mars. Horus also makes for a fine choice if opting for faster skill cycling in adventurer form.
  • Avoid equipping her with Konohana Sakuya, due to her lack of innate damaging skills.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210006 01.png Phoenix

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.png Phoenix
HP: 299 Strength: 97

Skills Abilities
210039 01.png High Brunhilda

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png High Brunhilda
HP: 350 Strength: 120

Skills Abilities
I'm a healer! - The on-element dragons provide differing benefits to standard healers.
  • Gala Mars lets them dish out some damage in dragon form, and also immediately reenables the use of all their skills upon exiting shapeshift.
  • Arctos can be used for timing Affliction stun large icon.png stun on Volk at critical points.
  • Phoenix can be used to increase their HP, which may make it harder for them to be defeated by taking too many hits, especially since she also grants a potent regen heal.
    • Higher amounts of HP will also improve Valentine Hildegarde's shields.
    • High Brunhilda may be used for slightly more damage output in exchange for less HP.


Wyrmprints[edit | edit source]

All adventurers should equip their standard wyrmprints in normal compositions.

In a speedclear composition, specific wyrmprints are used for 110011 01 r05.png Ezelith, 110260 01 r04.png Emma, and 110257 02 r04.png Halloween Lowen.

Adventurer Wyrmprints
FormA.png FormB.png
110011 01 r05.png Ezelith
Meteoric Levels of Buffs! - This speedclear setup utilizes strength doublebuffs, energy doublebuffs, and critical damage doublebuffs coupled with Frostbitten Punisher, supported by Emma and Halloween Lowen spamming SP Regen buff zones from Gaibhne & Creidhne to enable extremely high DPS - the aim is to defeat Volk before he ever enters Berserk.


Party Roles[edit | edit source]

DPS[edit | edit source]

These units will be doing the majority of the DPS, and sometimes provide support and/or additional utility.

  • Don't run more than 1 Halloween Mym in the entire team.
  • Don't run more than 1 Emma in the entire team.
Adventurer Notes
100001 01 r04.png The Prince

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png The Prince
HP: 716 Strength: 480

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +15% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +14% (Chain Co-ab)
Very high damage output, inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn and a dragon kit that can ramp up to ludicrous levels. Can also Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel while in dragon form.
Very high damage output, inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn and extremely large buffs that benefit the entire team (Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up, Icon Buff 1020008.png Attack Rate Up, and even 100% Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Gauge Charge Up).
Very high constant damage output. Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs enable greater survivability than other swordsmen.
Extremely high damage output, potential for inflicting Affliction stun large icon.png stun if running Arctos.
110346 01 r05.png Nobunaga

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Nobunaga
HP: 740 Strength: 520

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020002.png Strength +10% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020036.png (Flame) Combo Time VI (Chain Co-ab)
Very high damage output and Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel.
Extremely high damage output, especially during break state, minor Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down debuff, potential for inflicting Affliction stun large icon.png stun if running Arctos.
Extremely high damage output, dual-resist, and occasionally inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn. Able to capitalize massively off of 110337 03 r05.png Yukata Cassandra's Icon Skill 148.png Goldfish of the HereafterLv. 1: Restores HP to all teammates with 58% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 20% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 2: Restores HP to all teammates with 72% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 30% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 3: Restores HP to all teammates with 87% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 40% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]
due to her extremely high hit count.
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Extremely high damage output, absurdly high damage output while in dragon form.
Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up buffer and Icon Buff 1020020.png Shielder for chip damage.
High damage output, supportive Strength and Defense Up effects, dual-resist.
Very high damage output, extremely high break damage.
Very high damage output, and also shreds the overdrive gauge of Volk with ease with his rapid-firing force strike, Gauge Accelerator, and Overdrive Punisher effects.

Healer[edit | edit source]

The healer will be spending the majority of the match far away from Volk, keeping the wolves busy and providing healing and support where needed.

  • Select a healer depending on needs and team compositions; all are viable with different strengths and weaknesses.
Adventurer Notes
Halloween Lowen has low personal DPS, but is extremely invaluable for tight plague cleansing, and has Icon Buff 1020001.png HP Up and Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs for survival and triggering doublebuffs. If he equips 210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren, then he can also be a great source of buffs to prepare for break damage.
Yukata Cassandra's Fluorescent Fish buff from her Icon Skill 148.png Goldfish of the HereafterLv. 1: Restores HP to all teammates with 58% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 20% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 2: Restores HP to all teammates with 72% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 30% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 3: Restores HP to all teammates with 87% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 40% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]
skill can elevate teamwide DPS and especially the hit count (for activating combo-based abilities), and also carries a high amount of burst and regen healing that are more than sufficient to cover all unavoidable damage, especially if paired with outside sources of defensive buffs (be it from a different adventurer, or shared skills), though she cannot trigger doublebuff effects on her own. Compared to Halloween Lowen, she prefers Strength-based dragons.
Verica provides zero support, but is the only Flame staff that can perform stun relief, of which you will be seeing plenty of in this particular fight if playing in solo.
Valentine's Hildegarde has the worst healing output of the lot, but is the only Flame staff that can reduce enemies' strength and perform rapid dispels with her force strike, and her 40% HP shield works well against afflictions carried from chip damage. For best results, equip Valentine's Hildegarde with 210006 01.png Phoenix or 210039 01.png High Brunhilda to maximize her HP.

General Party Setup[edit | edit source]

The general setup includes 3 DPSes, and a healer. The two requirements are as follows:

  • One of the adventurers should have a differing resistance to the others, so that all affliction bombs may be detonated safely.
    • For example, a team with 3 Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurers should have the remaining adventurer be Icon Ability 1030010.png Sleep Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%..
    • For another example, a team with 3 Icon Ability 1030010.png Sleep Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%. adventurers should have the remaining adventurer be Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%..
    • 100029 02 r05.png Gala Sarisse, 100032 04 r05.png Gala Laxi, and 100013 04 r05.png Gala Leonidas can detonate any bomb due to being dual-resistance gala units covering both sleep and stun.
    • 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym and 100010 07 r05.png Halloween Mym should be considered as pure Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurers, as the Icon Ability 1030002.png Burn Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to burning by 100%.-equivalent abilities are not relevant for this quest. However, if they are shapeshifted (which they will be doing so frequently) they can detonate any bomb as dragons are immune to status aliments, but do note that your shapeshift will be undone immediately.
  • At least one adventurer should be able to dispel in any way, as if Volk's buffed Strength gets high enough, unavoidable damage may become lethal. 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal's level 4 Icon Skill 004.png Tornado BashLv. 1: Deals 4 hits of 468% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 2: Deals 4 hits of 520% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 3: Deals 4 hits of 578% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 4: Deals 4 hits of 722.8% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds, dispels one buff from each enemy, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds - dealing 58.2% damage every 2.9 seconds - with 120% chance. [2805 SP]
    is an easy fix if nobody brought a form of dispel.
Composition
100001 01 r04.png The Prince

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png The Prince
HP: 716 Strength: 480

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +15% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +14% (Chain Co-ab)
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Most 3DPS comps work fine, as long as everyone is properly equipped. The average clear for a non-speedrun composition is around 4–6 minutes.
If you want to go really fast, look no further.
  • Halloween Lowen should be stun-proofed in any way, as he'll need to take care of stun-afflicting bombs.

Attacks and Patterns[edit | edit source]

On Plague[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0017.png Plague is a special effect that will reduce an adventurer or Volk's resistance to afflictions.

  • On adventurers, plague will set the adventurer's resistance to all afflictions to -100%. This means that attacks with a 0% chance to inflict an affliction will have a 100% success rate (this describes several of Volk's attacks). When plague's effects wear off, it will spread to surrounding adventurers. Plague will wear off after 90 seconds on its own, or it can be removed more quickly if the adventurer receives any form of healing.
  • Plague can spread from an adventurer onto Volk himself if he hits them with an attack that has a Icon EnemyAbility 0018.png Life Drain component.
  • On Volk, resistance to all afflictions will be set to a fixed value for the duration of Plague, and the enemy cannot receive any form of healing (via Life Drain, for example). If the enemy gets afflicted while they are plagued, the fixed resistance value will not change, but their "true" resistance value will increment in the background accordingly. Once plague's effect ends, the enemy's true resistance value will be restored.
    • On human Volk, plague will set his resistance to 25% and wear off after 15 seconds.
    • On non-berserk therion Volk, plague will set his resistance to 50% and wear off after 10 seconds.
    • On berserk therion Volk, plague has no effect on his resistances.
    • For example: if therion Volk had 75% resistance to burn, and then got plagued, his resistance to burn would be fixed at 50% for the duration of plague. Let's say he was burned once during plague, which would increase resistance by 5%. He will still be at 50% during plague, but after plague ends he will have his true res value, 80% (75% + 5%).

On Life Drain[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0018.png Life Drain in Legend difficulty is much stronger; Volk will heal significant chunks of his health if he successfully hits a non-plagued adventurer.

Mitigate as much of his life drain as possible by avoiding damage, taking advantage of Plague, dragon form, and defensive buffs, and also dispel his Strength Up buffs ASAP.

On Automatic Bracing[edit | edit source]

Bracing (air recovery) grants iframes, but these iframes end as soon as you land. Not bracing will cause your adventurer to fall to the ground if they were hit by Snapping Squalls, which grant extended iframes that last until a few moments after they pick themselves back up.

Automatic Bracing is an option that can be configured in the Game Settings tab of the game's Option menu. Make sure that this option is turned off if you are playing a Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurer, as if automatic bracing is turned on, it's very likely that the unit will take damage twice - once from the initial hit, and another from getting hit again after landing from the same Snapping Squall. This usually ends poorly for the unit, as it is unlikely for most units to survive getting hit twice in a row without defensive buffs.

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

Pestilent Wind[edit | edit source]

Unavoidable opening blast that deals low damage, but inflicts plague on entire team. The entire team should roll towards Volk here, after using any skills that may benefit them later (e.g. Agito buff skills), if they have Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Prep +100%Fills 100% of skill gauges at the start of quests..

Volk will disappear temporarily after this attack.

Spin Attack[edit | edit source]

At this point, everyone should be in the middle of the arena. All DPS units should spread out, preferably all in different directions.

Volk will reappear soon, and will look as if he's about to attack. The healer should stay put in the middle, and use their healing skill (preferably, a burst heal) just before he performs a spin attack. All other DPS units should try to prevent their plague rings from overlapping other units as the healer cleans it off.

  • Lances and ranged units will have enough reach to attack Volk with standard attacks without getting into harm's way.
  • If it fails to clean off plague, do not panic, and use other available healing skills once other DPSes aren't overlapping again. 100004 01 r04.png Cleo's shared skill, Icon Skill 029.png Elder CureLv. 1: Restores HP to all allies with 72% Recovery Potency, and increases the entire team's strength by 8% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]

    Lv. 2: Restores HP to all allies with 90% Recovery Potency, removes paralysis, and increases the entire team's strength by 10% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]

    Lv. 3: Restores HP to all allies with 108% Recovery Potency, removes paralysis, and increases the entire team's strength by 15% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]

    Lv. 4: Restores HP to all allies with 130% Recovery Potency, removes paralysis, and increases the entire team's strength by 15% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]
    , helps a lot with this by granting a healer another burst heal. In a pinch, even regen skills will work, though they take a bit longer.

Underdog's Scheme and Ravenous Claws[edit | edit source]

In solo mode, Volk will spawn four affliction bombs that do not deal damage in a cross pattern.

In co-op mode, Volk will spawn six affliction bombs that do not deal damage in a hexagonal pattern.

In either case, Volk will then move to the center of the arena, then spawn 8 shurikens in an octagonal pattern.

These bombs can be safely detonated if you're not plagued (your healer should have cleaned it off by now) and you match resistance with the bomb's type.

  • Red bombs with stars inflict Affliction stun large icon.png stun, and hence a Stun Res unit should walk into them to detonate them.
  • Green bombs with bubbles inflict Affliction sleep large icon.png sleep, and hence a Sleep Res unit should walk into them to detonate them.
  • As 100032 04 r05.png Gala Laxi and 100013 04 r05.png Gala Leonidas are dual-resistance units, they can detonate any bomb.
  • If you have shapeshift ready by this point (usually happens with speedrun compositions with 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym), dragon form may be used to safely detonate a bomb regardless of affliction resistances - keeping in mind that your shapeshift will be instantly undone, so you can only detonate an off-resist bomb once per shift.
  • Be mindful of spacing; as the bombs alternate afflictions, getting too close to someone else's bombs may cause you or the other unit to get afflicted by the off-resistance.
  • Blade units may attempt to detonate bombs by clipping the edges of them with a force strike, even if they're off-resist. This is risky, though, since slipping up means a locked unit.

Purple lines signifying shurikens' path, centering on one of the closest units to Volk, will appear after the octagonal burst has fired; be mindful of their paths, and don't get hit by them. These shurikens will inflict Sleep on units that do not resist Sleep.

Imminent Illness[edit | edit source]

Four unavoidable purple chaser attacks appear on every unit. Avoid overlapping each other.

  • In solo mode, only one chaser appears on the controlled adventurer.
  • The chaser hits a bit earlier than in Expert difficulty, so attempt to dodge roll towards a safe zone as soon as possible since your adventurer will be hitstunned for a bit.
  • If anyone is still plagued at this point, the healer should cleanse it off ASAP, as if this attack hits plagued units, it will inflict poison which will cause HP to drain to 1 HP, as well as disabling shapeshifting, making survivability very poor.
  • The previous attack will also show up for one last time, so be careful not to get clipped by someone else's chaser and the shurikens.
  • A HP co-ability makes overlap between two melee units survivable.

Drill Attacks[edit | edit source]

Volk will pick the two closest units and drill towards them. Check the minimap - if Volk's pointing at your general direction, roll perpendicularly! Using skills or dodgetanking are acceptable, too.

  • On high-speed runs, 100001 01 r04.png The Prince's and 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym's first shapeshift opportunity is just before Volk starts his first drill attack. Feel free to go ham on Volk if it happens.
    • If playing as 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym, get damaged by Volk as soon as possible, so you're able to gain Dragon Gauge again.
  • The attack's hitbox lingers on, and can likely prove fatal if you're hit early on and Volk doesn't push you aside.

Pestilent Wind[edit | edit source]

Volk will inflict plague on all units again. All units should spread out to 4 corners, right to the edge of the arena; there's more than enough time to do so. Heal the plague off, once everyone is apart.

All 4 units should then roll inwards, towards the center, once. Units with directional movement force strikes, such as swords, blades, daggers, and lances, should start charging their force strikes towards the center of the arena.

  • Make sure adventurers are facing towards the center of the arena, as the next attack will have Volk appear behind the adventurer, dependent on the adventurer's facing.
  • On medium-speed runs, 100001 01 r04.png The Prince's and 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym's first shapeshift opportunity is around here.
  • If Volk's shadow appears, or Volk himself drops down from the top, you can use your distance to him as a gauge on who he'll attack first. He attacks in distance order, starting from the closest adventurer to him.

Spin Attack x4[edit | edit source]

Volk will teleport behind adventurers and attempt a spin attack, which is unavoidable within the marker.

  • On high-speed runs, 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym's second shapeshift opportunity is around here.
  • If the unit has a directional movement force strike, they should unleash their force strike, then dodge roll towards the center.
  • Otherwise, just dodge roll towards the center.

Volk will reappear at the center of the arena and promptly dispel any afflictions on him. Use any skills you have, preferably starting with a skill that inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn, or a skill that boosts the Dragon Gauge now.

  • Volk will buff his strength by 10%. Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispelling it will improve survivability later on.

Resentment[edit | edit source]

Volk will create a black fog that covers a significant area of the arena, and walk towards the bottom-left corner. This black fog inflicts plague on anyone caught in it.

The designated baiter (usually the healer) should be at the upper-right corner, right at the edge of the fog.

  • Most adventurers should have gained enough Dragon Gauge to be able to shapeshift. This is a good time for them to shapeshift, as an unavoidable attack is incoming. 110257 02 r04.png Halloween Lowen may also wish to shapeshift now to access the dragon form.

Imminent Illness[edit | edit source]

Deal with this as the previous instance of Imminent Illness, but keep in mind that there are now also red markers representing wolves that charge, that track the ranged baiter, usually a healer that strike them. The baiter should make sure that they aren't caught between two attacks at the same time.

  • On medium-speed runs, 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym's second shapeshift opportunity is around here.

Red Wolf Charges & Purple Shurikens[edit | edit source]

Volk will keep attacking the ranged baiter with shurikens and wolves. For red markers, the baiter may dodge roll them, but for purple markers, they should make sure that they are not overlapping any purple markers, then dodge or skill the red markers, if they're on them. Other DPSes should continue DPSing.

  • In solo mode, you might find it preferable to manually move in AI teammates that are lingering in the fog to prevent plague from constantly re-applying on them.
  • On high-speed runs, 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym's third shapeshift opportunity is around here.
  • On medium-speed runs, 100001 01 r04.png The Prince's second shapeshift opportunity is around here.
  • Ranged DPSes should stay close to Volk. If they get too far away, they could accidentally steal bait, placing the entire DPS group in danger, or cause a DPS loss from taking avoidance actions.

Volk should have his HP empty out by this point, if not much earlier. Phase 2 will begin once this happens.

  • Units at low HP should shapeshift before the phase changes if healing is not received, as the phase change inflicts damage, which may prove fatal to units at low HP.
  • Aim to enter Phase 2 before the fog disappears - if you're unable to do so, DPS might be marginal enough to make clearing the quest a difficult proposition.

Phase 2 (Pre-Berserk)[edit | edit source]

Opening Blast[edit | edit source]

Overwhelming Hunger[edit | edit source]

Map-wide avoidable attack that deals little damage, and inflicts Plague, or HP to 1 Affliction poison large icon.png Poison if the target is already plagued.

Adventurers that are plagued should iframe or dodge roll the attack. In slower runs, the actions should be as follows.

  • Adventurers that are not plagued should intentionally get hit, and avoid using skills or dodge rolling.
  • Healers should avoid using healing skills to prevent the plague from being cleansed inadvertently
  • If HP regen healing is present, all four adventurers should stay close together so that plague reinflicts on themselves when the timer expires.

Charge + Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Volk will charge towards the furthest adventurer. The targeted adventurer should get out of harm's way in any way, and DPS units that don't have any skills should roll towards Volk's destination.

Volk will then follow up with two or three claw swipes, targeted at the closest unit. Skill, dodge, or get to the blind zone.

  • The blind zone varies with each swipe.
  • The third swipe is indicated by a "!!" on his head and the lack of an attack marker. If DPS is very high, this final swipe may be skipped.
    • The blind zone in this case is the front area of him.

Steal Vitality[edit | edit source]

This move tends to show up on slower runs.

Volk will cause massive unavoidable damage and heals based on the amount of damage dealt.

  • There are ways to mitigate this HP recovery.
    • Volk cannot recover HP from a plagued unit.
    • Volk cannot recover HP from dragons, as they do not take HP damage.
    • Volk cannot recover HP if Volk himself is plagued.
    • It is also possible to inflict Affliction stun large icon.png Stun or Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze on a plagued Volk, even if he has been stunned before.

Summon Wolves[edit | edit source]

This move is seen once Volk's remaining HP has reached below 90%.

Volk will summon wolves that charge at adventurers, as well as buffing his own strength by 30% (two stacks of 15%).

If the wolves were all defeated, Volk will respawn them automatically at certain points in the fight.

  • Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispelling the buffs is strongly recommended for non-speedrun compositions.

Overwhelming Hunger[edit | edit source]

Here, the action varies depending on the adventurer is plagued or not.

  • Adventurers that are not plagued should intentionally get hit, and avoid using skills or dodge rolling.
  • Adventurers that are plagued should iframe or dodge roll the attack.
  • Healers should avoid using healing skills to prevent the plague from being cleansed inadvertently
  • If HP regen healing is present, all four adventurers should stay close together so that plague reinflicts on themselves when the timer expires.

Underdog's Scheme (Variant 1)[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in very fast runs.

In solo mode, Volk will spawn two black affliction bombs directly to the left and right of him.

In co-op mode, Volk will spawn four black affliction bombs in a cross pattern next to him.

These black bombs inflict Icon EnemyAbility 0017.png Plague, or HP to 1 Affliction poison large icon.png Poison if the target is already plagued.

  • These bombs may be left alone in preparation for Lunatic Judgement.

Volk will also buff his own strength by 30% (two stacks of 15%) shortly after the bombs spawn.

Unavoidable Purple[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in fast runs.

Map-wide unavoidable attack which inflicts Affliction stun large icon.png Stun on plagued adventurers.

Charge x4[edit | edit source]

This move tends to show up in slower runs.

Volk charges four times, targetting one adventurer each. This can be iframed or dodge rolled.

Lunatic Judgement[edit | edit source]

This move is seen once Volk's remaining HP has reached below 75%.

Volk will summon a Blood Moon which unlike in lower difficulties, is untargetable. This Blood Moon still constantly deals small amount of damage, and life steal fills up a red bar located to the bottom right of the HP bar. When this bar completely fills, the Blood Moon will fall and deal 99999 damage to all adventurers, ending the run.

  • There are ways to mitigate this HP recovery.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP from a plagued unit.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP from dragons, as they do not take HP damage.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP if the Blood Moon itself is plagued.

The Blood Moon lasts until Volk enters Berserk mode.

Resentment[edit | edit source]

  • Aim to break Volk during this phase.

Red Wolf Charges & Claw Swipes (Purple)[edit | edit source]

During Resentment, Volk's claw swipes now cannot be iframed or dodge rolled, so moving into the blind area is now the only method of dodging this attack.

Overwhelming Hunger[edit | edit source]

Red Wolf Charges & Claw Swipes (Purple)[edit | edit source]

Unavoidable Purple[edit | edit source]

Snapping Squalls x4[edit | edit source]

Volk will move towards the center of the arena and then summon four purple chasers that track units. All four units should fan out to the edge of the arena, and then rotate in a clockwise direction.

  • In solo mode, only the controlled adventurer will receive the chaser, though it may still damage AI adventurers caught in the attack.
  • This move can be cancelled by Affliction stun large icon.png stunning or Affliction freeze large icon.png freezing him as he walks toward the center. If Volk makes it to the center however, Stun and Freeze won't cancel the attack.

At or after this point, once Volk has reached less than 30% of his HP remaining (a good rule of thumb is that his HP is lower than the start of the overdrive gauge), he will enter the final phase - Berserk Mode. In fast runs, Berserk Mode can be entered when Volk is at much lower than 30% of his remaining HP, and in very fast runs, Volk can even be defeated before Berserk Mode can be activated.

Overwhelming Hunger[edit | edit source]

Underdog's Scheme (Variant 2)[edit | edit source]

In solo mode, Volk will spawn four affliction bombs in a cross pattern.

  • Two black bombs inflicting Icon EnemyAbility 0017.png Plague, or HP to 1 Affliction poison large icon.png Poison if the target is already plagued
  • One red bomb with stars inflicting Affliction stun large icon.png Stun
  • One green bomb with bubbles inflicting Affliction sleep large icon.png Sleep

In co-op mode, Volk will spawn eight affliction bombs in an octagonal pattern.

  • Four black bombs inflicting Icon EnemyAbility 0017.png Plague, or HP to 1 Affliction poison large icon.png Poison if the target is already plagued
  • Two red bombs with stars inflicting Affliction stun large icon.png Stun
  • Two green bombs with bubbles inflicting Affliction sleep large icon.png Sleep

Snapping Squalls x4[edit | edit source]

  • In solo mode, only the controlled adventurer will receive the chaser, though it may still damage AI adventurers caught in the attack.

Cross Tornadoes[edit | edit source]

Volk summons four tornadoes in a cross pattern which bounce off the edges of the arena.

Steal Vitality[edit | edit source]

Unavoidable Purple[edit | edit source]

Phase 3 (Berserk)[edit | edit source]

On Berserk[edit | edit source]

Once Volk enters Icon EnemyAbility 0034.png Berserk mode, all of his attacks will be significantly powered up, and his affliction resistances will be set to 999% - making it impossible to inflict further afflictions.

  • In solo mode, Volk will likely instantly defeat a damaged adventurer, and being at full health tends to leave you in the red should you be struck - and that's only if there are sufficient amounts of HP and defense buffs.
    • 110266 01 r05.png Naveed's elevated defenses due to his skills and abilities may make this phase easier should it happen.
  • In co-op mode, nearly all of Volk's attacks will one-shot you, making attack avoidance an utmost priority.

Volk's defenses will also massively increase. However, force strikes will deal extra damage to the overdrive gauge - 5 times more in co-op, and a whopping 10 times more in solo. Try to deal damage to the overdrive gauge as much as you can by spamming force strikes wherever possible, and take advantage of break state damage as much as possible (where his defenses will significantly reduce). Once break ends, Volk will immediately reenter overdrive.

The Blood Moon will disappear, and hence you won't need to worry about it anymore. Keep calm, and avoid getting hit. All unmarked attacks in this phase are iframable, so dodge or skill as necessary.

Resentment[edit | edit source]

From now on, Volk's moves have an element of randomness.