Aion's 48 man raid - Padmarashka's Cave Guide
Padmarashka’s Cave is split into three areas: Reian Foothold, Padmarashka’s Cave, and Padmarashka’s Nest. At the Reian Foothold, players can collect a few Quests from the Reians, and purchase basic supplies.
Continue from the Reian Foothold into Padmarashka’s Cave, where Padmarashka’s Balaur defenders roam. Clear through the area and proceed to Padmarashka’s Nest.
Padmarashka’s Nest is the final area of Padmarashka’s Cave, and upon entering, players will notice that Padmarashka is protected by a shield. This shield grants Padmarashka the Protective Slumber buff, rendering it invincible to all attacks and also causing all attacks to be reflected.
To dispel this shield, defeat the four Heroic monsters with the Padmarashka’s Protector title located in front of Padmarashka. These four monsters are Padmarashka’s Chief Medic, Padmarashka Sartip, Padmarashka’s Elite Captain, and Padmarashka’s Elite Commander. With these four defeated, Padmarashka can be engaged. The Dramata are horrific foes with powers that rival even the Dragon Lords, and Padmarashka is no exception. Wielding enormous teeth and claws with more than a dozen devastating skills at its disposal, Padmarashka could be the most fearsome encounter in all of Aion.
The Padmarashka encounter can be broken down into three phases, and the effects of the previous phase will carry over into the next phase. To succeed, the Alliance will need to manage the unique circumstances of each phase in addition to Padmarashka (which can be quite a handful in of itself).
Padmarashka begins the encounter with two main skills—Destructive Claw and Venomous Claw. Padmarashka alternates attacking with these two abilities, both of which inflict massive damage, and also apply a debuff. The Destructive Claw debuff will cause Venomous Claw to inflict additional damage, and the Venomous Claw debuff will cause Destructive Claw to inflict additional damage. To combat this, either have two tanks on Padmarashka bouncing enmity between the Destructive Claw and Venomous Claw attacks, or use a single tank with well timed cooldowns and several dedicated healers (however, depending on the tank’s experience and equipment, this might not be feasible).
Padmarashka will unleash more abilities as the encounter wears on, including Padmarashka’s Roar, an area of effect attack which inflicts massive damage, and Chilling Gaze, which paralyzes all targets in an area of effect for 10 seconds.
Padmarashka applies numerous debuffs, some of which can be dispelled, and others which cannot. The Padmarashka encounter is healing intensive on both the tanks and the Alliance, and thus it is important to bring several healers and ensure those healers know who to heal and remain in range of their healing targets.
In addition to Padmarashka itself, there are three different phases to the Padmarashka encounter that each present their own unique challenges.