Strike Mission Guides

Strikes are 10-player instanced content where squads face individual bosses. While these fights are generally considered to be easier than Raids in difficulty, Challenge Modes aim to approach Raid difficulty. This makes Strike Missions a perfect introduction for new players into the world of instanced encounters.

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Guide to 10-Player Content
What are Raids and Strikes? How do I get started? How do I prepare - do I even need to prepare? If you have any questions about Raids and Strikes this guide will aim to answer all of them!

Icebrood Saga

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Shiverpeaks Pass
The Icebrood Construct is the first and easiest strike boss released in the game. It has non-punishing mechanics and almost no DPS checks.
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Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen
Players face a pair of linked bosses. This encounter is straightforward and has no hard requirements, but can benefit from cleave damage, stability, and projectile mitigation.
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Fraenir of Jormag
This encounter is straightforward and does not require any special mechanics. However, squads can benefit from stability, condition cleanse, long range cleave, and pulls.
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Boneskinner
The most punishing of the Icebrood Saga Strike Missions. This encounter is commonly brute-forced, ignoring all but a few mechanics. Squads benefit from aegis, stunbreaks, high healing, and projectile mitigation.
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Whisper of Jormag
This strike has a number of mechanics that can trip up newer players. While the encounter has no hard requirements, one mechanic is commonly avoided by using a Necromancer or Mechanist.

End of Dragons

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Aetherblade Hideout
Face a familiar Revenant, channelling a powerful foe from the Mists. Split phases require high amounts of crowd control.
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Aetherblade Hideout (CM)
Do-or-die mechanics that engage the whole squad, an enrage timer, and a stacking debuff that punishes being unaware of the environment; the Aetherblade Hideout Challenge Mode is an entertaining and interesting strike mission.
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Xunlai Jade Junkyard
Face a mischievous Harbinger and their hallucinations in a 3-phase fight. Protect yourself from poisonous attacks and vacuum mechanics. An overall easy fight that can be made even simpler with some extra condition cleanses and good source of swiftness or superspeed.
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Xunlai Jade Junkyard (CM)
One of the most chaotic Challenge Modes introduced to the game. This encounter requires very good spatial awareness, mobility, and condition cleanse. Deadly area attacks will force healers to break a sweat and pick off unwary team members one by one.
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Kaineng Overlook
Fight treacherous MinSec officers up on the rooftops of New Kaineng City. This encounter has a more targeted focus on proper player positioning over other mechanics.
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Kaineng Overlook (CM)
The most mechanically complex Challenge Mode in the game. High group coordination and a fair amount of planning are required to succeed. This fight will test your reflexes and knowledge of the mechanics like no other encounter.
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Harvest Temple
Face the mysterious corruption force on top of Harvest Temple and save Tyria. An encounter packed with mechanics that requires a high amount of spatial awareness, good crowd control, and nice-to-have stability. This is the hardest normal mode strike mission released with End of Dragons.

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