Arx Outskirts is a sub-area of The Arx in Divinity Original Sin: 2. Please see Walkthrough and/or Locations for other areas.
- Location: The Arx
- Recommended Level: 18 ~ 20
- Elven Pilgrim
- Human Traveller
- Dwarf Traveller
- Wealthy Pilgrim
- Paladin Trefor
- Abyssal Void Flayer
- Lord Dread
- Loic the Immaculate
Notes & Tips
- There are multiple NPCs in the area, but the most notable NPC would be Dallis.
- The main quest Hammerfall is related to this sub-area as well as Battle at the Gates
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For the Loic fight, I had my one Undead team member sneak/teleport his way into the back corner of little cottage (containing the construct).
Then I had him kill one enemy, then use his racial Playing Dead skill. Then heal up and repeat for a while. One by one.
Teleport enemies to you and try to keep yourself in that back corner, requiring Loic to spend his first turn on movement (most of the time).
If some of the Volatile bugs stay too far away, do the same tactic but from the entrance to the area.
Eventually, you should only have Loic and one of flying voidwoken to deal with, close together.
This is how Fane soloed this encounter at level 19 without Lone Wolf.
the kraken doesn't give xp. what a gyp. i blew out his armor with an arrow spray from beast in sneak mode, then i snuck up with my main character and dealt 10,461 damage in one hit. he died, but i guess he was scripted to flee, so even though i beat him, no xp. lame, i know he summons little buddies to help him, i'm going to see how many he'll summon that award xp.
I noticed that, during the Loic the Immaculate fight, If Loic is hurt, the necro-wing voidwoken tend to focus on healing him instead of burning you to death, which means that keeping loic incapacitated is an effective way to stay alive. I did the fight successfully on DE classic difficulty as soon as I got to act 4 using mass breathing bubbles and having a couple characters focus on keeping Loic down while I picked off the other enemies.
The Loic the Immaculate is much easier if you use mass breathing bubbles. You can apply it the turn it runs out, but you do need to make sure to delay turn on anyone who is before the breathing bubbles caster during the last round of the effect. Alternatively, you can nab all the deathfog barrels before the fight and use tornado to get rid of the deathfog.
You can place some chests on the edge of the deathfog to prevent Sir Lora from suiciding into it randomly during the battle.
Easiest way i found to beat this fight was use mask of the shapeshifter on all of my party members turning them undead. Fight was easy peasy at that point.
On Loic and his nonsense - I snuck one character across the dock near him and teleported him down the hillside to my waiting 3, then jumped down to them. Was able to isolate him away from his deathfog he likes to drop you into and just gangtackle him, then took care of his voidwoken separately. If you sneak all the way to the edge of the dock there you can pick him up and there is a visible patch down below the cliff to drop him down to. Makes the encounter trivial, and I don't even feel like it's too much of a cheese bc he does the same to your characters throwing them in deathfog.
I dealt with Loic as a Lone Wolf party using a level 20 well-rounded elemental and summoner(22)/polymorph(6)/necro(10) character - not saying that build necessarily makes sense, but it was my first time playing & was just havin fun. I didn't realize Loic was even there till level 20, so maybe the lvl is the only reason the damage he dealt wasn't too bad. I just made sure the elemental fortified himself continuously (avoiding the insta-death from Loic teleporting characters into the fog). My elf summoner initially cast apoptheoisis so I could cast a blessed water infusion bone widow, and the rest of the time the summoner mainly kept using adrenaline, chameleon cloak (to avoid teleports), skin graft, skin flay, skin graft, dominate mind/control voidwoken (during periods when my cloak was on cooldown), etc (you get the gist). I stopped bothering with trying to clear the deathfog before/during battle since Loic could no longer teleport us, and we stayed on the first right-hand ledge you see when approaching the area (so never had any deathfog barrel concerns). Not the easiest way to do it, maybe, but Loic was basically harmless the whole time and the voidwoken aren't very strong. Took me getting thrown into the deathfog 3x before the above method finally worked for me lmao
For the battle with Loic you need to get your dmg dealer to 40+ initiative. Teleport him out and CC him ASAP. The void creatures are easy to deal with if you chug on your Fire Resist potions (you should have 3 to 4 huge potions by now) they can't deal any notable dmg to you this way. Beware of your surrounding as you may accident hit these deathfog barrels laying around. Clean he deathfog with Tornado or Dust blast if necessary.
very cool fight, with hermit, have to prep the field for battle first to achieve victory reliably... with 5 something telekinesis u can just sneak up and suck up all the death fog barrels from the podium that is initially accessible ... then once the fight starts goal is to either be death/deathfog immune (death resist/airbubble) or have fortify on so that u do not get teleported.
I found no quest related to the hermit but the task is manageable albeit tedious (XP and some good loot on the Hermit). These are the steps that worked for me: 1) Sneak up to the small voidlings (sneak shows you the sight cones). The small ones appear to be blind so just ensure you cannot be spotted when you use tornado to clear up as much deathfog as possible. Destroy any deathfog barrels in sight (more deathfog pours out). As there are fog barrels out of reach use a summoning to trigger a fight as Loic (the Hermit) will teleport them onto your pet. If you stay back far enough the figh will end with the death of your summoned pet and you can clear up the fog. Rinse and repeat as required. 2) Initiate the figh and kill all voidwoken as they heal Loic. Mine were weak against poison but check this (square button - examine) as this might be randomised. Note, make sure all non-undead characters are fortified throughout the fight as this prevents teleportation! 3) Once all minions are dead trash Loic. He is undead so healing spells provide extra damage (fire and poison heal him so keep him away from any fire he throws at you). Enjoy the loot! He has a powerful cursed firewand he will bequeath to you at his demise. :P Side note, I used Fane to scour the area for loot after the fight as he is immune to any lingering shreds of deathfog.
Any idea if there is any quest related to the Hermit's Hideaway area? You can see it on the map, near the Lady Vengeance shipwreck. I teleported there, there's a nice chest, but then it has a deathfog lake, packed with nasty voidwoken and a boss who's very skilled at regenerating health and armor all the time and - ouch - teleporting players into the deathfog for insta-death. The mobs are good xp, but all my teamates died from the death fog (what was not covered by deathfog was covered by necrofire...) and there was no way to kill all the nasties alone with my UD main and rez the whole party... sniff