First off, please listen to this first.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GopzpFJm4LQ
Now, with your spirit steeled with epic music, GO FORTH AND DEFEAT THAT STUPID NERD!
Step 1. Getting There
You've got mobs to fight through. TOUGH mobs. They can and WILL overwhelm you if you aren't careful.
- If you are a tank, GET IN THERE and fight! Mop up the aggro and let the DPS finish it off.
- DPS... even if you are survivable DPS, you need to stay behind the tanks. These processes don't mess around. Be careful.
- Support, please heal anyone who needs healing, ESPECIALLY THE TANK.
If there are no defined roles/everyone is the same role, fight one group at a time and make sure all of your teammates are there to join in.
Step 2. The Firewalls
Focus fire on the first one that turns red. Do not
bother attacking the others. Kill the adds so they don't overwhelm you. When it rounds about to the vulnerable wall, continue attacking it, even if it has healed itself. It should go down in two or three passes.
Step 3. Cybermind Himself
First off, please don't go in without the rest of your teammates following you, or else you'll lock them out if you accidentally engage Cybermind. If you wipe, you will be able to try again, but please try to avoid dying! Dying leads to frustration, which leads to more ragequits, which leads to less people understanding what to do.
The tankiest teammate should get into Cybermind's melee range and grab his aggro and never let go. This makes him use his sword attack more often, and that means less knockbacks. When he prepares to attack with Virus Storm, three panels will change color: Red, yellow or blue. Everyone should stay around the central area of the room so they don't have TOO far to run to grab the color buffs from the pillars and return to the correctly colored square.
Got that? When the tiles change, pick which one you're going to stand on (two will be one color, Cybermind's will be a different color, and the other six squares will remain blank), touch the color pillar, and get to that square as fast as you can. Don't bother attacking on the way. Just go
. When he uses his Virus Storm attack, provided you're in the right place, you won't be pretty-much-one-shotted by the storm.
o o [COLOR="Red"]o[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Red"]R[/COLOR][COLOR="red"] o[/COLOR] [COLOR="Yellow"]C [/COLOR]o [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"]B[/COLOR]
o o o
o = square
C = Cybermind
R = Red Pillar
Y = Yellow Pillar
B = Blue Pillar
Now, if you see this, you should:
Touch the red pillar and stand on the red square to the left of Cybermind or to the upper-right of Cybermind.
Touch the yellow square and stand in Cybermind's square.
You should NOT stand in the pillars since they offer no protection.
You should NOT just dawdle around.
You should NOT attack on the way to and from the pillars.
Once the virus storm hits and you're standing in a safe spot, resume attacking. Rinse and repeat.
When he loses one third of his health, he'll summon drones, which will start attacking you. The drones are colored, one for each color. Take the blue one out with the blue pillar's energy, take the red one out with the red pillar's energy, and take the yellow one out with the yellow one's energy. Then go back to step one, because he's going back to using his virus storm. Note that he will be immune during the drone phase until his drones are dead, and he might resummon them later depending on how long you take.WARNING
Color buffs do NOT overwrite or refresh each other! Having a color buff on for too long after killing the drones WILL screw you over if he doesn't change a tile to your color buff! It's always smart to pack a self-res device just in case this happens.
After 2/3rds of his HP has been dropped, his final phase begins! He'll transform into a giant version of himself that does more damage, but he becomes colored while he does this.
Grab the same color he has and you'll be protected from his heavy hitting attacks, and he'll shrink back down to repeat the transformation with a different color.
Other helpful notes:
If you're caught in the virus storm, don't bother blocking. The attack cuts through ALL defense, even dodges, so if you're caught out there you are deader than dead.
Do not self-res during his virus storm unless you want to IMMEDIATELY die again. Wait until the storm's over, then self-res.
It's possible to solo Cybermind, but please be considerate of the teammates who might have messed up and gracefully suicide so that they can get back inside...
... UNLESS THEY GO IN WITHOUT YOU, THEN DON'T LET THEM BACK IN, EVER. >_>
Congratulations, you now know how to beat Cybermind!
Triumphant Recovery: It pays to have insurance in case you die! You can often find these in the AH for 10-20G.
Teleport to Ren-Cen: In case you need to leave a bad PUG that just can't get it together.
Teleport to Teammate: Just as good as a Triumphant Recovery since it bypasses the lockout.
Healing items: Stimpaks are great to have, especially for ATs, since he tends to randomly shoot people unless someone with aggro is in melee with him.
Supernatural Possession (Bloodmoon Device): Crittable AoE-and-self-healing will pull you through the hard parts of any fight. This one is no exception.
Nimbus of Force (Bloodmoon Device): PARTY FORCE FIELDS, WOO!
You can also pick up Zombie Powder which is a self-res device, but it works different, actually having you go through a getting up animation while you slowly recover health... he can easily one shot you in this state, so if you use this device, make sure a tank's on Cybermind so he won't shoot you while you're down.