Maple Story was one of the biggest MMOs of the 2000s despite the fact that it lacked raids. Now, its direct sequel, Maplestory 2, has finally infused that much-needed element into the game. Hot off the dev’s studio is the Fire Dragon. The name pretty much speaks for itself, so without further ado, here are all the essential tips to help you take down this boss and earn yourself some major Maplestory 2 mesos.
Before the Big Fight
Before you take on the vehement Fire Dragon, there are a few things you should take care of. First would be the kind of pet you’ll bring along. For this fight, it’s recommended that you bring one that does auto potions for you just so that you won’t have to. Also, make sure that your settings are lag-free, as a single second or millisecond can spell absolute disaster. Finally, keep your priest’s positions in mind so you’ll know exactly where to go in case you find yourself in a tight spot.
All About Dodging
Now that you’re all prepped up for battle, it’s onto the raid proper. For the first part, there are ledges you can use in order to dodge some of Fire Dragon’s moves. This is especially true if he is after you. Other than being a good way to evade its attacks, you can also step on the blue parts in order to get your burn healed.
For the most part, the blazing bad guy will be using a dashing skill. To ensure you won’t get hit, just make sure that you keep the camera on him, and that you don’t stay in front of him.
Later on, he’ll use a tail strike. To dodge this nasty attack, you can use the ledge (yet again), run until he can no longer reach you, or even grab onto him. Eventually, he’ll use a large-radius attack thrice; it’s fairly easy to dodge, so it’s really nothing to worry about.
Taking a Deep Breath
Another attack you should be extra wary of is his rapid-fire breath. He’ll be doing it in quick succession, so be careful not to get hit. As always, you can always go to the ledge. Warning: Be careful when approaching him after the breath attack, as the leftover flames can really do damage.
Once his HP gets lower, he’ll be using these attacks in combination. Take note that they’re going to be harder to avoid since there won’t be a discernible pattern, but you’ve already seen them before so it wouldn’t be too much of a problem avoiding them. Do note, however, that he’ll add more skills to the mix as his HP goes even lower.
Onto the Next Part
Aside from the attack combo, you should also watch out for his AOE stun attack. Thankfully, he doesn’t attack right after, so in case you get hit you won’t have to worry about an immediate follow-up. If you want to make the most of your time while avoiding this move, you can jump off the ledge. Finally, for the last part of the first stage, he’ll be shooting a laser. It’s mostly one-shot if you’re not a tank, so you should dodge it by going to the box or, once again, jumping to the ledge.
Once you manage to deplete the Fire Dragon’s HP down to 20 million, the second part will commence. Other than the fire breath and fireballs you won’t be able to dodge (so we hope your priest has you covered), he’ll be using the same moves he did before—which should already be easy enough for you.
There you have it! Remember thesedo’s and don’ts when you take on the Fire Dragon. With them, it’s going to be much easier for you and your team to deal with this red-hot beast. So what are you waiting for? Challenge him with your friends!
The Fire Dragon is a formidable foe in MapleStory 2. With this essential guide, you can improve your chances when challenging it in a hot fight.
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