Welcome to our Azimanak 13 Guide. This guide seeks to comprehensively cover the mechanics of the challenging Hunt that is Azimanak and includes team examples, alongside explanations of the best Heroes, Gear requirements, and more!
Azimanak Hunt drops the coveted Immunity set, a must for all players interested in PvP, alongside Rage set, the strongest damage multiplier set for PvE content. However, these sets do not provide stats and don’t provide as much value as other Hunts do for the early game player. This Hunt should only be farmed after other Hunts.
For end-game players, please see our Fast Azimanak (one-shot) guide!
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Azimanak 13 Mechanics
The first wave of the Hunt features two Striker Warlords and one Karax Charger.
Striker Warlords are relatively squishy, with 14653 HP and 1134 Def, but are a blistering 218 Speed. Their attack inflicts up to 3 poisons, and deal a decent amount of damage. As such, having cleanse is important to keep your DPS alive if they are hit. Immunity is another option, although out-speeding the Striker Warlords may be difficult.
The Karax Charger is much tankier, with 23805 HP and 1297 Def, but only has 176 speed. His ability casts an AoE provoke but is otherwise non-threatening.
Azimanak 13 has 134511 HP, 2832 Def, and 80% Effect Resistance. It has 208 Speed and begins it’s first turn at 25% CR. It alternates between a single target attack, and AoE attacks, Alongside these AoE attacks, Azimanak will summon Eggs, which must be defeated to remove the damage and mitigation buff Azimanak will gain.
The eggs have 9160 HP, and 600 Def, making them relatively resilient to the lower multiplier AoE attacks. Clearing the eggs every turn is critical to a successful clear. AoE heroes with high uptime, such as those with AoE S1s are necessary for this Hunt.
For every 4 attacks that Azimanak takes, he will gain one stack of Berserk, which increases his damage, defenses, and speed. As such, Dispel is core to successfully clearing Azimanak 13, and because of Azimanak’s 80% ER, your dispeller should have a minimum of 65% Effectiveness.
Explosive Force, Azimanak’s passive, and core mechanic. After being hit 4 times (not including Extra Attacks), Azimanak will be granted Berserk. Unbuffable will prevent Azimanak from gaining Berserk.
Berserk is a scaling buff, that starts at 20% Attack and Defense, and 10% Speed. Each additional stack grants an additional 20% Attack and Defense, and 5% Speed.
As this buff can quickly snowball out of control, actively dispelling it is critical to clearing this Hunt.
Azimanak also has an additional two effects which scale its damage, dealing additional damage to debuffed Heroes, and when your team has fewer Heroes.
Azimanak’s second passive, Tenacious Vigor grants it a full cleanse, increased Attack, and an extra turn, upon being attacked with 3 debuffs.
Azimanak also gains 80% mitigation from Single Attacks while the supporting eggs are alive.
Once below 30% Health, Azimanak reduces your team’s healing by 90%, making burst damage near the end of the fight crucial.
Every 2 turns, Azimanak will use Sharp Cut, dealing AoE damage, 70% chance to inflict 2 bleeds, and reviving the eggs. (Extinction does not work.)
Another AoE attack, Death Trap, deals high damage and can inflict Silence. In addition, Death Trap also detonates all Bleeds and Poisons, making it critical to cleanse these as often as possible.
Hellish Cut is Azimanak’s S1, and deals low single target damage while granting itself increased Critical Hit Chance.
General team compositions will feature AoE, dispel, and cleanse, as these are critical to addressing the mechanics of Azimanak. AoE is mandatory to constantly kill the eggs, allowing your team to dispel the 80% mitigation buff. Dispel addresses the scaling Berserk buff, and cleanse keeps your team alive through the multitude of Bleed effects.
Once these requirements are met, additional Single Target DPS can help supplement damage, or other supports can help with each of those requirements.
There are a wide variety of Heroes usable for Azimanak Hunt. Unlike the other Hunts, there is no element restriction, allowing for a more diverse cast of viable Heroes. This section covers the best units for each role and provides explanations for the strengths of each Hero.
C. Zerato: His strong AoE’s and Defense Break can be a helpful asset, however, his transfer of debuffs, and his own decreased Attack and Defense Break, can quickly hit the 3 debuff limit on Azimanak.
Daydream Joker: continues to be the artifact of choice for DPS units.
Iela Violin: The most reliable dispel, this artifact on any mage can reliably keep Berserk off of Azimanak.
Wondrous Potion Vial/Stella Harpa: These artifacts help keep your team clear of debuffs.
Time Matter/Wind Rider/Portrait: These artifacts can help your AoE DPS more reliably keep the eggs cleared.
Sashe Ithanes: As Azimanak constantly spawns adds, Sashe can provide an immense amount of CR increases for your team.
Gearing for Azimanak should not be a major hassle, as players who are seeking to run Azimanak should already have decent gear. Below are some general thresholds/breakpoints, but should be relatively easy to reach for most players ready for this Hunt. The only notable difficulty may come from a lack of damage, with lower stat values, artifacts like Portrait of the Saviors may be a better option.
Recommended Minimum Stat Values:
Critical Chance: 85% (Light) / 100% (non-Light)
Critical Damage: 280%
Effectiveness: 65% (For DPS with Debuffs)
Speed: 208 (To maintain Turn Parity with Azimanak)
These stats are typical DPS benchmarks. These offensive stats allow most AoE DPS to one-shot the eggs, greatly increasing clear speed. Notably, having 208 Speed allows your DPS to maintain the same amount of turns as Azimanak, but is not required.
- AoE DPS
In general, all teams will need to meet these requirements, as they’re essential to clearing. These requirements, however are loose enough to open up a variety of team compositions.
- Defense Breaker
- Increased Attack Buff
Both of these increase the amount of damage your team does, greatly increasing clear rates. As Azimanak tends to be a relatively long fight, these can greatly help the speed of the overall battle.
Choose a team composition that best fits your Hero roster. Below are some examples of viable teams, with explanations as to the members chosen:
- Tamarinne – Magahara’s Tome/Wondrous Potion Vial
- Iseria – Sashe Ithanes
- Vildred – Daydream Joker/Portrait of the Saviors
- A. Ras – Aurius
A very cookie-cutter setup, the Tamarinne + Iseria core easily solves most of Azimanak’s mechanics. This core is paired with Vildred, whose excellent AoE DPS allows him to reliably clear the eggs each turn, and A. Ras for additional dispel and mitigation.
- A. Montmorancy – Magahara’s Tome/Rod of Amaryllis
- C. Zerato – Iela Violin
- Bellona – Sashe Ithanes
- A. Ras – Aurius
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