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Telos with Ranged

Introduction

Ranged Telos is by far the most difficult, and quickest way to get kills. The margin of error is much smaller, and you will require far more food usage over both Melee and Magic. Mastering this style against Telos nets you the fastest killspeeds, so it's still worth learning overall.

This guide assumes you have absolute top-tier gear and preexisting knowledge of Telos. Without those two, using Ranged against Telos can only go so far for the average player. Therefore, should you want to learn Telos proper, Magic is still the best style to ease you in.

This guide also works for basically every single enrage, as rotations don't change drastically across any enrage milestones like it does for Melee or Magic.

An average kill at 2449% enrage is worth coins 9,964,225 in uniques alone. This assumes an estimated orb price of coins 68,183,547. Advanced players can get up to 18.9 kph, earning coins 188,323,851/hr.

Enrage checkpoints post 999%

1000%: P4 one rock will fall, P5 multiple rocks will fall, immortality no longer works P5, and Telos will freedom stuns and binds with a 16 tick cooldown.

2000%: "So you think you can guard?" Achievement, aka Silver Warden.

2700%: Tendrils damage required caps at 30,000.

3300%: The first prayer drain on P3 will smite you from full unless Telos touches the beam.

4000%: Hard enrage cap; "The True Warden" Achievement, aka Gold Warden

Presets and Relics

Inventory space is at a massive premium here, which this preset will reflect. You can choose to bank the Overload and simply drink it at the bank to replace it with another piece of food, but make sure you remember to do so every kill, otherwise you will be in a world of pain once it runs out.

Note: As you cannot sufficiently downgrade these setups to an acceptable degree without having an extremely rough time, nearly everything listed here will be required.

⬥ Mainhand Bladed Dive bd switch perked with Clear Headed 4 ch4

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• An armour switch with Clear Headed 4 ch4 is too much to bring.

⬥ Bolas bolas to bind golems on P4.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• As to bind a large group of enemies with Corruption Shot corruptshot

⬥ Two Essences of Finality eofor

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• One with Dark Bow dbow,

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• One with Seren Godbow sgb

⬥ A normal Seren Godbow sgb with Black Stone arrows blackstonearrow and Caroming 4 caroming4 to drain Telos's armour,

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Statius's warhammer swh eofspec is not viable due to the high adrenaline costs and the lossless nature of Black Stone arrows blackstonearrow for P1.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Can be downgraded to a Noxious Longbow noxbow

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Use Decimation decimation at your own risk.

⬥ Eldritch crossbow ecb is 100% needed for smooth P2, P3, and P4.

⬥ Elysian spirit shield elysianspiritshield with Turtling 4 turt4 for damage reduction on P4 and P5

⬥ Ruby bolts RubyBakri are helpful if you know how to switch bolts properly,

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you don't want to worry about that, you can simply camp Hydrix bolts HydrixBakri and do just fine.

⬥ Heightened Senses heightenedsenses, Fury of the Small furyofthesmall, and Death Ward deathward as relics

graspingpouchblack Bloodrune Astralrune Bodyrune Soulrune

bluepouch Rune Pouch Waterrune Deathrune Earthrune

(Runes for disrupt Veng)

Low-end

Balanced

Super top-end

Notes

⬥ You can even bring an Eldritch Crossbow ecb inside another Essence of Finality eofor for a smoother P2, P3, and P5, but this is extremely excessive so it will never be a hard requirement.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you own an Eldritch Crossbow ecb inside an Essence of Finality eofor, you can choose to simply use your Seren godbow sgb as your main 2H weapon

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Using an Eldritch Crossbow ecb is still superior to use for bolt procs on P1 and P4.

⬥ In addition, depending on you owning an Eldritch Crossbow ecb inside an Essence of Finality eofor, it depends on what type of thrown overrides (more details in #Ranged DPM Advice "Weapon Overrides" section) you cannot have on.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you do not have one, only use a Blowpipe override.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you do own one, only use dual wield overrides.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ This will make more sense during P1 and will be elaborated on there.

⬥ Notes:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• In order to follow these rotations you must Target Cycle on the first tick Telos is attackable. This causes Telos to flinch, delaying his first auto by 2 ticks.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• To do this consistently, use a defensive ability before the fight, preferably devo wait 2t surgedeathsswift → (tc) ...

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The video below shows the difference between doing this correctly and incorrectly.

Telos Target Cycle Comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveIsE9Y0C8

Phase 1

From 150% to 4000%, the P1 rotation will always remain the same. The big objectives are to apply black stone arrows blackstonearrow on Telos and to brute-force through tendrils with massive SGB sgb spec and Dark Bow dbow eofspec specs.

devo + surge → (wait 2t) → blackstonearrow sgb deathsswift + adrenrenewal + vulnbomb → (tc) + ingen + mdssnipefrag + walk → rapidcorruptshotsnipemdsHydrixBakri needleblackstonearrow sgb specdbow eofspecmds / res / limitless reflectdemoraliseneedleroutpiercing → basics until phased

⬥ If you forgot to IotH ingen Greater Dazing Shot mds or you missed the Target Cycle, simply skip Fragmentation Shot frag and do the rest of the rotation.

⬥ It's very important to use Needle Strike needle right before your specs spec eofspec.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you just used 2H abilities instead, you would not be able to spec twice in a row at all due to the way specs track autoattack cooldown.

⬥ If you have enough adrenaline, you can prephase damage with Bombardment bombard.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• That is important because AoE abilities like Bombardment bombard, Quake quake, and Chain chain calculate their damage late enough to be forced into the next phase if you use them on the same tick as phasing to the next phase.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Practically speaking, both Bombardment bombard and Ricochet ricochet / GRico grico can be used like this for prephasing.

Greater Ricochet grico rotation:

devo + surge → (wait 2t) → blackstonearrow sgb deathsswift + adrenrenewal + vulnbomb → (tc) + gricosnipesgb specrapidgricosnipecorruptshotHydrixBakri needle → stall snap with EnhancedExcalibur and click back on Telos one tick before GCD ends with non-overridden weapon → dbow eofspecgrico to phase + bd to drop-off point

⬥ This is where not having overrides come to play:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• You want a slow Snap Shot snap in order to stack both that and Dark Bow dbow eofspec on top of each other for tendrils, dealing a minimum of 28k damage and nearly guaranteeing a clear even at 2700% and above.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Having a faster Snapshot snap with overrides makes both the first Snap Shot snap not register for tendril clears and doesn't boost the Dark Bow dbow eofspec with Needle Strike needle.

⬥ This rotation does so much damage, you can instantly phase right as you use Greater Ricochet grico more often than not, and Greater Ricochet grico also counts as a prephase ability for massive damage going into the next phase.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you don't manage to instantly phase after tendrils, just use random basics to build adrenaline before the end to force him over the edge.

⬥ There is also an extremely slim chance of not being able to use dark bow dbow eofspec due to not getting any Impatient, Relentless, or hydrix procs.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If that happens, you can resort to Reflect reflect after Snap Shot snap.

Phase 2

The start of P2 depends on how many autoattacks Telos has before Onslaught and how much adrenaline you have going into P2. In this rotation, you absolutely want to at least get Rapid Fire rapid off and skip Snap Shot snap if you don't have enough adrenaline.

⬥ Both P2 and P3 can start to switch bolts depending on procs. You generally want to camp Ruby bolts RubyBakri, then once you get a proc you swap to Hydrix bolts HydrixBakri for 2-3 abilities, then swap back to Ruby bolts RubyBakri,

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Although it's easiest to do so in the middle of Rapid Fire.

⬥ Right before you go into the next phase though, at around 10k-20k before phasing, you'd want to camp Hydrix HydrixBakri so you can chance for that extra bit of adrenaline.

⬥ You also want to never use Ruby bolts RubyBakri with SGB spec sgb eofspec on P2 and P3, since they can do too much "true" damage and cause Telos to phase too quickly by going into the next phase while still being far above the normal phase-end LP, causing extremely undesirable situations in the worst of cases.

If 3 autos before Onslaught (No Greater Ricochet):

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipefrag + run to southwest corner → corruptshotrapidsnapHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedomneedleressnipedemoraliseneedlerout → basics until 300k

If 2 autos before Onslaught (No Greater Ricochet):

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipefrag + run to southwest corner → corruptshotsnaprapidHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedomneedleressnipedemoraliseneedlerout → basics until 300k

If 1 auto before Onslaught (No Greater Ricochet):

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipecorruptshotfrag + run to southwest corner → rapidsnapHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedomressnipedemoraliseneedlerout → basics until 300k

If 0 autos before Onslaught (No Greater Ricochet):

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipefrag + run to southwest corner → rapidsnapHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedomressnipedemoraliseneedlerout → basics until 300k

⬥ These all require different rotations because it depends on Telos moving for Fragmentation Shot frag and/or perfectly popping his Freedom with Rapid Fire rapid to have the most damage possible.

⬥ For all of these rotations, you can afford to cancel Rapid Fire rapid a tick early to fit Snapshot snap inside ECB ecb spec easily without taking heavy damage.

⬥ In addition, it's extremely recommended to use the Powerburst of Vitality vitality right after Onslaught to tank hits more easily.

Note: You can afford to prephase with a Bombardment bombard here to make P3 a bit better, but it's not super needed.

Greater Ricochet grico rotation:

ecb spec + vulnbombgricosnipe / sgb eofspec if over 59% → frag + run to southwest corner → corruptshotrapidsnapgrico → basics until 300k

Phase 3

Fast rotation:

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipefrag + walk under → corruptshot + surge to beam → rapid (cancel one tick earlier) → snapHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedom → basics until 150k

Safer rotation:

ecb spec + vulnbombmdssnipefrag + walk under → corruptshot + surge to beam → wait a tick + devorapidHydrixBakri bbc bbcoh sgb eofspecfreedom → basics until 150k

Note: Prephasing at the end with a Bombardment bombard is extremely difficult at high enrage due to adrenaline drains

Greater Ricochet grico rotation:

ecb spec + vulnbombgricosnipe / dbow eofspec if high adrenaline → frag + walk under → corruptshot + surge to beam → rapidsnap → basics and/or grico until 150k

Note: You can also throw in an Devotion devo for safety, but it's not as needed here.

Phase 4

The goal here is to do as much damage as possible to Telos before he can fire off any special attacks, so rocks are completely skipped. Permanently switch to Hydrix bolts HydrixBakri for the entire phase, as Ruby bolts RubyBakri start to become far less effective.

If above ~40% adrenaline:

ecb spec + vulnbomblimitless rapiddemoralise right before next autoattack → routsnap / piercing / grico

If only around 25% adrenaline:

ecb spec + vulnbombdemoralisefrag + walk → limitless routpiercing / snap / grico

If only around 9% adrenaline:

frag OR gricolimitless rapiddemoralise right before next autoattack → routsnap / piercing

If prephased with Greater Ricochet grico:

dbow eofspecgricolimitless snap

If no prephase:

gricolimitless rapiddemoralise right before next autoattack → rout

Font 1

⬥ Resonance res + Reflect reflect and build to 100% adrenaline.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Wait for the chatbox message “Telos: You dare to defy me?” and make your way to run under Telos with golems.

⬥ Equip your chinchompas mechchin and SGB spec sgb eofspec right as the message for Telos firing the anima bomb appears.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The earlier the better, although the most ideal time for fitting in the most damage as possible is a tick after that message appears.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Your chin SGB mechchin sgb eofspec should immediately delete his LP and phase him into the next font

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ If it doesn't work out, use Demoralise demoralise and Rout rout and phase him before he can use any autoattacks at all.

Font 2

⬥ Drop target on Telos by targeting him before he gets to the font, then once he kneels on the ground you will lose target.

⬥ Get inside the font and spam your solid food and prayer restore.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• You cannot use either Devotion devo or Reflect reflect as you will need it for Font 3.

⬥ Use Resonance res to help tank some of the damage.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Once the font is at least 4/5 of the way dead, target a nearby golem and use Corruption Shot corruptshot with Bolas bolas.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ It's also very important to use Ingenuity of the Humans ingen with that Corruption Shot corruptshot. This will spread the bind to the entire group of golems, which will let you run away from them to DPS Telos.

⬥ Around 2.4 seconds after Corruption Shot corruptshot, use Demoralise demoralise on Telos to pop his Freedom.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Look out for his message "You dare to defy me?"

⬥ Four ticks after that message appears, use Snipe snipe → Snapshot snap → Rout rout → Dark Bow dbow eofspec to phase him into the next font immediately.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Use an Adrenaline renewal adrenrenewal immediately after to generate more adrenaline more quickly.

⬥ If you are a bit late on Demoralise demoralise to not allow Snipe snipe, there's a backup rotation.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Stall Snapshot snap on Telos, then release it a bit after the instant-kill message, then use Greater Dazing Shot mds immediately after releasing.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Then use Rout rout to Dark Bow spec dbow eofspec and use an Adrenaline renewal adrenrenewal.

Optional, quick Greater Ricochet rotation

⬥ Stall Dark Bow dbow eofspec,

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Wait two ticks after the message "Telos is preparing to fire an anima bomb!"

⬥ Click back on Telos and use Greater Ricochet grico,

⬥ Then either another Dark Bow dbow eofspec or just use Snapshot snap to instantly clear him or at least come close to it.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you need safety, you can stun him with Demoralise demoralise instead of Greater Ricochet grico to pop Freedom, then Rout rout for a longer stun, then either Greater Ricochet grico, Snapshot snap, or Dark Bow dbow eofspec to instantly phase him to font 3.

Font 3

⬥ Resonance res → Reflect reflect again, and use Anticipation anti with Clear Headed 4 ch4.

⬥ Right as the font dies, use Devotion devo and make your way to under Telos again.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Using Surge surge immediately as you get hit by the final font hit can help immensely to getting into position quickly.

⬥ Use Corruption Shot corruptshot with bolas bolas on a golem and wait to chin SGB mechchin sgb eofspec again.

Phase 5

Note: for more information on timing & moving efficiently throughout P5, read: #P5 Movement & Timing

Make sure you have Disruption Shield disrupt active. At high enrage, you can get comboed out somewhat easily, so try to play it a bit safe until you get inside the green beam. The bulk of your DPS isn't going to come until then anyway.

Note: For all enrages, use ruby bolts RubyBakri up until 80k LP, then switch to hydrix bolts HydrixBakri for the rest of the phase.

Below 1000%:

(tc) + corruptshot / grico + vulnbombmds / corruptshotnatsnapdeathsswiftdbow eofspec spam → sgb eofspec when you can → debil / reflect + vitality rock → dbow eofspec spam → cade if spooky → dbow eofspec spam

⬥ You deliberately use no defensive abilities as you aim to ignore every single mechanic to kill Telos as quickly as possible with dark bow spam. This is quite risky as you climb higher and higher, so feel free to use the 1000%+ rotation instead of this hurts too much.

⬥ If you get Volcanics, you'll need to use Anticipation anti with Clear Headed 4 ch4 after you see a volcanic do two autoattacks. Use Freedom freedom right when Anticipation anti wears off, then finish off Telos.

1000%+:

(tc) + corruptshot / grico + vulnbombmds / corruptshotresreflectnatrevengedeathsswiftsnapdbow eofspec / cadesgb eofspecdbow eofspec spam

⬥ You may also use this for sub-1000% if the sub-1000% rotation starts hurting too much. It's slower, but exponentially safer.

⬥ If Telos isn't dead when Barricade cade is about to run out, just Surge surge to the virus beam and kite the minions as you do more damage.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Build to dark bow specs dbow eofspec and finish off Telos.

⬥ If you get Volcanics, you'll need to use Anticipation anti with Clear Headed 4 ch4 in place of Revenge revenge, and replace Snapshot snap with Revenge revenge.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Use Freedom freedom right when Anticipation anti wears off, then finish off Telos.

⬥ In terms of getting inside the beam, always make an immediate bee-line for the left beam.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you get the right beam, just Surge surge to it immediately.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If you get the back beam, keep going and step into the left beam.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Face Telos by using an ability to stop your movement, then Surge surge through him to get to the back beam quickly that way.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• With this, there's not much of an effective difference between any beam placements.