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I beg to differ, he is one tough mother but not unkillable. Use fire augmented weapons of course, and any and all damage and debuff CAs you may have. Try to get a good % of deathblow so you can get his health down faster, if all your attacks/skills combined arent moving his health bar at all that is when you retreat (to level a bit and return later, just like chieftain). Dont be discouraged if he does his heal spell when he is almost dead, keep fighting him unless you arent doing anything damage wise to him.
I think all of the mini-bosses are worth killing, I get constant TG set items from the Pig, Forest Guardian, and Lord of Searing Flames. Out of the way true, but some may like a good challenge/change of pace. (griffin is a super easy kill and with the monolith and all good for farming, agreed.)
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Nice to see he's generally considered a tough cookie to break. I stumbled upon him unprepared while running around doing my class quest on my TG and had to run away after 10 minutes of combat since I couldn't put much of a dent on his health bar. ._.
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There is one thing he does, especially in Niob that sucks. Reflect Close Combat. It rarely kicks in, usually toward the end of the fight, but I do more than twice my HP in damage so if he reflects it one-shots me.
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