All party members that plan on entering this mission must have this Campaign Op active.
It is not possible to enter the BC once the Beastmen have regained control of the Icelands, even if the Campaign Op is active. When clicking on the door to the Throne Room (S), you will get the message: "The door is sealed shut with an evil curse."
There is a 30 minute time limit for the battle.
Buffs including TP do not wear off upon entry.
Holy Water is strongly recommended as the Shadow Lord has a Doom job ability called Doom Arc.
Holy Water macro recommended: /item "Holy water" <me>
Most of the Shadow Lord's weapon skills and job abilities can be absorbed by shadows, therefore Blink tanking is highly recommended.
Uses weapon skills that can hit for 400~1700 damage to a Paladin with no shadows.
Shadow Lord Uses certain abilities/weapon skills based on whether he is using a single great sword or dual wielding swords.
When Sword Mode changes, hate is reset to 0 on all party members. Suggest that melee watch for this and use a job ability or weaponskill to regain hate.
Note: While switching from 1 sword to 2 and vice versa, he becomes invincible for about 10 seconds.
With 1 sword uses:
possibly a conal AoE.
AoE magic damage, goes through shadows but does not remove them, around 300~ Damage.
With 2 swords uses:
Aoe Physical damage, blocked by 2-3 shadows, causes Bind + Amnesia if it connects.
Single target damage, blinked by 2 shadows, causes Defense Down.
Deals extreme physical damage.
Absorbed by 4 Shadows.
Ability: Soma Wall absorbs physical damage and restores HP equivalent to the damage taken. This ability lasts 30 ~ 45 seconds, and melees should disengage/face away while it is in effect. Duration of the ability can be seen with the orbs in his armor. Normally they are purple, but during this ability, they will glow red. Once they return to purple, continue your attack.
Ability: Spell Wall absorbs magical damage and restores HP equivalent to the damage taken. This ability lasts 30 ~ 45 seconds, and magical damage should be avoided while in effect. Duration of the ability can be seen with the orbs in his armor. Normally they are purple, but during this ability, they will glow blue. Once they return to purple, continue your attack.
"Cross Smash" Cone damage with additional effect "Defense Down".
"Vicious Kick" Single target damage with additional effect "Paralyze".
Spawn Shadow summons 2 clones of the the Shadow Lord; followed by a quick dialogue and an Utsusemi-like animation. Clones have very low HP and defense, but very high attack power.
Appears to only use in 2 sword mode.
Stunnable with Stun, weaponskills with Stun effect and Bashes.
Clones can be de-spawned by sac method or killed quickly by melee jobs.
The phrase fiat lux is a reference to Genesis 1:3 ("And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.") In Latin, the full passage is dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux. The phrase fiat lux has become something of a vulgate, understood to translate as "let there be light" (although, "let light be made" would be more accurate). Given the nature of this Campaign Op- that is, overthrowing the Shadow Lord- the vulgate definition (let there be light) makes sense.
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