How to Activate and Complete Operation: Mechagon's Hard Mode
Operation: Mechagon released with the start of Season 3 today, and players have found out how to activate and complete Operation: Mechagon's Hard Mode, named
. The Reward for completing the Hard Mode is the
mount and an item level 430 Azerite Helm which are awarded to random members of the group.
Find out more about Operation Mechagon in our guide!
Operation: Mechagon's Hard Mode Rewards
Each run, you'll get the following rewards:
You will earn the
achievement for completing Hard Mode.
If you complete the entire run deathless, you'll get
and Rank 4
One item level 430 Azerite Helm awarded to a random member of the party.
mount awarded to a random member of the party.
Operation: Mechagon Hard Mode
Step 1: Hard Mode First 3 Bosses
To activate this Hard Mode, the first thing you have to do is defeat the first three bosses while the
is hovering over them.
You do not need to defeat the Trash while the
You can clear the Trash (or summon
) before the HK-8 moves to make it a little easier.
What does the
do for the first 3 bosses?
It periodically summons 3
robots into each encounter that function the exact same as the ones from the HK-8 encounter.
You'll have to deal with the regular mechanics of the first three bosses, while having to deal with
We recommend using a Druid with
Step 2: Hard Mode
Once you defeat all three bosses on Hard Mode, you can head to the
. You'll know you activated the Hard Mode and on the right track because you'll see a
instead of a MK1.
This mob has similar mechanics to the MK1, but hits harder.
It also has replaced its
, a split damage mechanic that forces players to be stacked throughout this phase.
Phase 1 has also upgraded its
Individually, these are the exact same, but now, all three Walkie Shockies are connected by a
This deals very high damage to any who remains in the
and it ticks every 0.3 seconds.
Players can quickly walk through the
to only take 1 tick of damage, but space is now even more limited.
Stay away from the
The last change of Hard Mode is you only
to make the
wipes the party.
This greatly reduces the amount of mistakes you can make heading to the Overcharge Station.
Step 3: Hard Mode
Click here to find out more about K.U.-J.0.'s abilities!
After defeating Hard Mode
, you can head to
as per normal. However, once you get to
you'll get a pile of
on the ground.
This is located near where you walk in on the left side.
Click the Robo-Waste to send it flying into the fire and activate Hard Mode.
Click on the Robo-Waste to activate Hard Mode
Once you pull
, the Hard Mode mechanic starts kicking in.
will slowly stack on the party, reducing movement speed by 5% per stack.
This will cap at 16 stacks, slowing players by about 80%.
You'll have to defeat
while under this slow, so much sure to head to the Junk Cubes early when he casts
Hard Mode King Mechagon Abilities and Strategy
Click here to find out more about King Mechagon's abilities!
If you did all the steps above correctly, you'll see a pillar with a red button on it. Obviously, you should hit it and this activates the Hard Mode when you pull the boss.
Click the Red Button before the fight begins!
The Hard Mode involves the
, an untargetable NPC is primed to detonate once its countdown finishes.
has an energy bar that can be seen on the Boss Frames.
The Energy Bar drains at a rate of 20 energy every 9 seconds (2.22 energy per second).
When the Energy Bar hits 0 energy, the party will die after a few seconds.
However, when the
gets to 35 energy, a "Termination Sequence" will begin.
Then, one at a time, each
will flash a colour and picture until each
has flashed once.
The colour and picture is not relevant and the only thing that your group will need to remember is the activation order of the
s will all flash a Red Skull once again before all
s will reactivate with colours. This starts the "Input Phase", allowing players to click on the
Players must then input the correct Termination Sequence, by clicking the
in the same order that you saw earlier.
Inputting the correct Termination Sequence will reset the
's Energy back to 100.
Players will be able to click on the
s starting at 11 Energy on the
This means that there's only 5 seconds to input the entire Termination Sequence.
This is not enough time for players to move between
s, so you'll need one person stationed at each of the
Input Phase: When the
s reactivate, each player should click on their
when its their turn!
This Termination Sequence will occur
every 45 seconds throughout the ENTIRE
King Mechagon fight. Because of this, there are some bad overlaps with some of King Mechagon's mechanics occurring duration a Termination Sequence.
Players should not stand near the
s until the "Input Phase" as
might place a
in the way or at a bad time.
Players should not kill the
as the Termination Sequence is starting, as players may be stunned during the "Input Phase."
can line up with the Termination Sequence and you'll have to do your best to survive while paying attention to the combo.
Due to camera issues, we found it easiest for players to focus on one specific
and call when it activates. This is our recommended strategy.
Assign each player one
to pay attention to.
In Phase 1, we used 3 DPS and 1 Tank because the healer is very busy during this phase.
In Phase 2, we used 3 DPS and 1 Healer because the tank needs to stay in range of the boss.
flashes, you should call out which number your
is in the rotation.
The player who is watching the first
to activate should call "1!"
The player who is watching the second
to activate should call "2!", after already having heard someone else call "1!"
e.g. If a player sees their
activate and has heard other players already called "1!", "2!" and "3!", they would know that their
is 4th and should call "4!".
Once the Input Phase begins, each player should click on their
and call their number once again to signify they have clicked.
This is our first kill of Hard Mode King Mechagon, as we didn't use the number call outs recommended above. Number call outs worked better in future runs.
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