Astranyx, the Dark Fae Guide

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Published On: December 12, 2021

ASTRANYX THE DARK FAE

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Astranyx, the Dark Fae appears only in Rotation 3 in the Doom Tower. She is the final boss of this rotation, and you will encounter her on levels 40, 80, and 120 on both Hard and Normal.

Let’s break it down!

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Ability Breakdown

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A1 Darklight Beams
Attacks all enemies. Has a 100% chance of placing a [Leech] debuff on each enemy for 2 turns.

A2 Dark Tendrils (Cooldown: 3 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Steals 1 random buff from each enemy according to the number of Magic Champions on the enemy team (1 buff for each Magic Champion). Steals Turn Meter from each enemy according to the number of Force Champions on the enemy team (10% Turn Meter for each Force Champion). Has a 25% chance of placing a [True Fear] debuff on each enemy for 1 turn. The chance increases by 25% for each Void Champion on the enemy team. Heals Astranyx by 10% of her MAX HP for each Spirit Champion on the enemy team.

A3 Faerie Storm (Cooldown: 3)
Attacks all enemies. All living allies will team up and join this attack. Damage increases by 25% for each living ally.

A4 Dark Abduction (Cooldown: 4)
Banishes 1 enemy Champion and spawns a Mirror Copy of them onto Astranyx’s team. Places a [Fear] debuff on all enemies for 1 turn. Increases Astranyx’s [Dark Energy] counter by 1.

Fae Mirror [Passive]
Places a [Perfect Veil] buff on Astranyx for 3 turns and spawns Mirror Copies of all enemies onto Astranyx’s team at the start of the battle. Summons Mirror Copies of all enemies onto Astranyx’s team every time her [Dark Energy] counter reaches 5. Also, places [Perfect Veil] buff on Astranyx for 3 turns every time her [Dark Energy] counter reaches 5. Astranyx’s [Dark Energy] counter resets after it reaches 5.

Almighty Immunity [Passive]
Immune to [Stun], [Freeze], [Sleep], [Provoke], [Block Active Skills], [Block Passive Skills], [Fear] and [True Fear] debuffs. Also imune to HP exchange effects, HP balancing effects, and cooldown increasing effects.

Almighty Strength [Passive]
Damage from skills that scale based on enemy MAX HP cannot exceed 10% of the Boss’s MAX HP when attacking the Boss.

Almighty Persistence [Passive]
All Turn Meter reduction effects are decreased by 50% when used against the Boss.

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How to beat the boss!

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One of the biggest things that you have to handle during the Astranyx encounter, is yourself – the copies that she spawns at the start of the fight, and periodically will be the biggest challenge for you to overcome, and there are a few ways of handling this.

  • AOE turn meter control, with a strong AOE Nuker to take them out instantly
  • AOE turn meter control, with an extra turn A1 Nuker (Like Septimus)
  • A Freeze Champion as fastest so that your mirrored copy will freeze your team, while utilizing Dark Elhain to trigger her passive and nuke the enemies.

Aside from handling these mirror copies, the best way to defeat Astranyx is to prevent her from taking a turn afterward, to do this you will want to run multiple Turn Meter controllers and utilize Decrease Speed to slow her down.

One of the key things to this fight is ensuring that you reach the boss with all of your Cooldowns available, so this may require you to manually play this encounter or to ensure that your team is tuned to have abilities ready at the start of the boss encounter, for example, Lyssandra’s A3 to instantly drop turn meter on all mirror copies.

Main things to Avoid:

  1. Incredibly tanky members of your team, as they will be hard to eliminate mirror copies of.
  2. Untuned Team, if your fastest Champion is not speed tuned to the rest of your team, the enemy mirrors will be able to cut in front of you, risking your entire run.

Beating Astranyx, the Dark Fae can be done in a few ways and we have some examples of team compositions below! First, let’s cover the minimum stats you should aim to hit.

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Required Stat Breakpoints

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For a full stat breakdown, use our handy Raid Stages Tool which displays enemy stats for every encounter in the game. If you are not already a member of the HellHades community, you can sign up for a Free Account to gain access to this tool. Below we will outline the minimum stats you should aim for:

The key stats you should consider are Accuracy and Speed on your team alongside good HP/Def to survive the damage. You can choose to add resistance to reduce the impact of some of Astranyx’s abilities, but it is not mandatory.

Rotation 3 – Normal

You will face Astranyx on Floor 40, 80 and 120 Normal and is Void Affinity. To be successful, aim for:

  • Speed: 190+
  • Accuracy: 125+
  • Resistance: 225+

Depending on which strategy you choose, you should ensure you have enough HP and Defence to survive this encounter. Generally we advise at least 30k HP and 2800 Defence for Normal.

Rotation 3 – Hard

You will face Astranyx on Floor 40, 80 and 120 Hard and is Void Affinity. To be successful, aim for:

  • Speed: 250+
  • Accuracy: 355+
  • Resistance: 375+

Depending on which strategy you choose, you should ensure you have enough HP and Defence to survive this encounter. Generally we advise at least 50k HP and 3500 Defence for Hard.

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Team Compositions

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Strategy 1: Turn meter terrors!

The idea of this strategy as mentioned above is to be able to nuke the first round of mirrors, then simply prevent Astranyx from ever taking another turn by bringing multiple turn meter controllers.

MVP’s for this Strategy

Alure: Alure is undoubtedly one of, if not THE best single-target turn meter controller in the game, and bringing her will significantly help you be able to prevent this boss taking turns

Lyssandra: Not only does Lyssandra bring Turn Meter control for Astranyx, if she is the fastest Champion in your team she is able to instantly drop the turn meter of the mirrors, allowing your team to take their turn and nuke them quickly.

Deacon Armstrong: Much like Lyssandra, Deacon is able to instantly interrupt the enemy mirrors, however without the added benefit of being able to help with strong single-target turn meter control, but he does bring AOE Def Down for your team which is very helpful!

Hurndig: Hurndig is absolutely great for this fight, as he is able to aid the turn meter control, but also he can tear through the mirrors very quickly, he also provides you with lots of important debuffs on this fight.

Royal Guard: Royal Guard, built with accuracy and damage on this fight is phenomenal, although MAX HP is capped, his Takedown skill will still hit for 10% of the bosses HP and annihilate mirror images, his A3 will decrease speed while also dropping the bosses turn meter.

Champion Alternatives

Not every player will have this exact team, but there are very good options to some of these champions. Below we detail viable alternatives:

Alure: Armiger, Visix , Blind Seer,
Deacon Armstrong: Lyssandra, Psylar, Shatterbones, Vlad the Nightborn
Hurndig: Septimus, Rhazin Scarhide, Gomlok Skyhide
Royal Guard: Coldheart, Grohak the Bloodied, Geomancer, Jintoro, Maneater, Soulbond Bowyer, Warlord, Nethril, Yakarl, Roric Wyrmbane

Strategy 2: Just Chill

The idea behind this team, is much like the team above where you want to control the bosses turn meter, the key difference however is making sure that you run a champion who can place a Freeze, as the mirror images will used this on your team, and then your Dark Elhain is able to remove that and nuke the enemies, which will always make them a non-issue.

While the core mechanics of this is the same as the team listed above, it’s another alternative method for you to handle the Mirrors.

MVP’s for this Strategy

Alure: Alure is undoubtedly one of, if not THE best single-target turn meter controller in the game, and bringing her will significantly help you be able to prevent this boss taking turns

Dark Elhain: By utilizing an AOE Freeze Champion going first in your team, the enemy mirrors will freeze your team, allowing Dark Elhain to instantly break out and nuke all the mirrors.

Champion Alternatives

Not every player will have this exact team, but there are very good options to some of these champions. Below we detail viable alternatives:
AlureArmigerVisix , Blind Seer. – We would not recommend dropping both Alure’s for the higher levels of Hard DT however.
Dark Elhain: Cannot be replaced.
Stag Knight: Lydia, Deacon Armstrong, Any other AOE Speed booster/Decrease Speed Champion can work here
Aleksandr the Sharpshooter: There are many alternatives here, you just need a Champion who is able to place freeze.

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Best team to farm for Forge Materials

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Farming Astranyx Rewards forge materials to make the Lethal set. You can read about all the artifact sets you can earn from Doom Tower in our Doom Tower Artifacts Guide.

If you want to Farm Astranyx, we recommend the turn meter terror team. However please bare in mind, until we get control over different wave AI’s, this can be tricky to tune due to needing to have Cooldowns back for the boss, but in the future with that addition it will become significantly easier.

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17 Comments

  1. Selonair December 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I used Lysandra to reduce initial turnmeter, then used Royal Guard, Candraphon and Kael to nuke the mirror team. After that it was easy.

  2. capeterson6007 December 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Lua is actually really good for this fight. Perfect for nuking the mirrors and has a coldheart-esk full turn meter reducing slam. My team – Lyssandra, Deacon, Alure, Lua, Tuhak

  3. calicoshadow March 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Translation: Unless you have a couple of thousand to dump into getting shards and hopefully getting these rare, legendary, or never seen champions instead of the same garbage champs you keep getting, you will have no luck getting past this champ. How about a budget guide for those of us not on a pay-to-win strategy?

    • alas5877 March 7, 2022 at 9:38 pm

      Yep, me too. Love it that I not only don’t have any of the champions needed in this guide. I only have one of the alternatives mentioned! lol I guess I’m bringing coldheart and a bunch of uncommons. pray for the best. BAHAHA

      • alas5877 March 8, 2022 at 4:21 pm

        After working on this all day yesterday, I beat her. I made sure I had ninja as my speed lead. he doesn’t prioritize the freeze on the first attack, but I was able to freeze the entire team on my first attack and nuke them down with CH. speed fighting with deacon and scyl got the job done.

    • turbomummo May 11, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      This is very hard boss on any difficulty to do auto. Thats why you need very specific champions. Another way is tune your team like in areena so everyone gets turn before mirror. That means you need to have someone speedboosting from the start and nuke afterwards. Anything like high khatun should enable this strategy. However if running on auto you have to turn off those specific abilities on waves so they are ready for mirror team fight. Good luck on this!

    • TheTodmeister June 3, 2022 at 5:54 am

      Diabolist is an absolutely free champion that can be your spead leader with both TM up and TM down in one ability. Why she wasn’t listed in this guide is beyond me, because you will literally get 4947229575 of her to build and use as books for herself in the course of leveling your food in 12-7.

      And she’s actually pretty good at what she does, Put her at fastest speed (only just faster than the others) and you’ll have the TM manipulation part of it handled, without a Deacon, et al.

    • ShivaMoon78 June 5, 2022 at 9:20 am

      You can try with free turn meter controller, like high katun, Diabolist as as it was nicely advertise as well, executioner is an other rare you could try and get quiet easily. Rhazin is an amaising aoe turn metter beast, try nuke and lower defense using alexender if you got him from dayli login was free during beginning of the year, many opportunities was as well there
      Never dispair :)) we are here
      Have some fun, hard to try new strategies loool haha
      See ya broooo don’t hesitate and have it nicely optimistic about HellH, they are really grinding lots for players around the brutally unfair inhumane RaidShadow Legend univers. Lmao
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  4. JohnVanillla March 8, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    I was able to beat this boss for the first time on Normal using Battlesage, Riho, Warlord, Kael & Vlad. Took a few team comp mix-ups to get it done, just keep trying!

  5. beatmebashme March 18, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Does having a lead with an aura mean that the mirror team will also give the boss the permanent aura boost too?

    • alas5877 June 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      The mirrors do not have an aura. as long as you have a speed aura, you’ll go first.

  6. GreyishKnight June 3, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Deacon, 2 coldheart, chaagur and ninja works on auto too.

  7. iSeekerz June 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Gaius helped me a lot to get through this boss

  8. AzathothUK June 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    For those of you wanting “less than premier team” solutions… On level 40 just now, I used High Khatun (for speed and a slow debuff), Doompriest (healing, remove debuffs), Aleksandr (the freebie we got recently for damage and lower defence), Scyl (all round), Coldheart (turn meter control and damage). All L60, not all fully booked. It doesn’t fully work on auto because I find that I have to direct the team to kill shadow Scyl as she’ll keep bringing team members back otherwise.

    • charley800 June 4, 2022 at 10:48 am

      Yeah just beat 40 with High Khatun, Kael, Runekeeper Dazdurk, Ninja, Sepulcher Sentinel. This isn’t even a focussed team for Dark Fae, most of these are just 60s I happen to have (SS is built for clan boss, lol).

  9. Xena June 8, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Stage 40 Ninja was key, had to manual the waves though to save his cyan slash.

  10. Jhereg228 June 10, 2022 at 5:46 am

    I just beat this with High Khatun, Ninja, Miscreated Monster, Demytha, and Warmaiden, just have to manual it and kill that first set of mirrors quick as possible.

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