The achievement reads “defeat Plague Concocter Mortieu in Veteran Scalecaller Peak with four living group members all suffering from two of Mortieu’s infections simultaneously.” Previously I thought to myself, well that’s easy we just burn the boss after we get poisoned without curing ourselves but it’s a little bit more detailed than that.
So a few things to keep in mind for the first phase of the fight
1) No one can die, if someone dies, you have to reset the fight for the achievement.
2) You have to kill the imps that spawn to make Jorvuld, the friendly NPC, create a cure.
3) Not a single person can touch the cure AOE Jorvuld puts down for you or you have to reset the fight. We had to reset
the fight many times because of accidentally touching the cure so I would highly recommend just staying away from the middle of the room.
Otherwise, keep pushing the boss’s health so you can kill him immediately once the second phase of the fight starts.
Once you get to the 2nd add phase, you need to prioritize killing the stranglers before any other add as you taked increased
damage in your poisoned state, then you keep your healing up and be very careful to not get hit by the boss’s fire lines.
Once Jorvuld finally finishes his second cure, you can kill the boss and that’s how you get the Doctor’s Order achievement.
Basically to break this achievement down, no one can die to one of the three poison cones that emanate from the statue of Peyrite during the fight.
If someone dies to a cone, you have to reset the fight in order to retry for the achievement.
Next, we need to take note that this achievement can only be achieved on hard mode as we do need to trigger hard mode by
reading Zaan’s Ritual Scroll, so the difficulty of the fight definitely ramps up so for those of you who have gone through nightmarish runs for pledges in Scalecaller Peak with pug groups, I highly recommend going in with three others who can coordinate with you for this achievement.
Okay so do hard mode, don’t die to poison cone, but the tricky part with the Daedric Deflector achievement is this juggling of
the avoidance methods.
At certain points throughout the fight based on Zaan’s health, a wipe mechanic occurs which is all three poison comes coming out from the Peyrite statue, to avoid getitng killed by this mechanic, each of the four people in the group needs to take a different avoidance method every time.
The moment you get stoned twice or you take ice or the geyser or shield avoidance method twice, you need to reset the fight.
Now some people say that this achievement is easier with just 3 people rather than 4 but in this video we did it with four people.
And while high group DPS is always preferred, it’s best to note regardless of your DPS, you need to focus the adds first and then during this focus on staying closer to the statue to avoid getting the larger end of a poison cone while you take care of mechanics.
This achievement can be quite challenging and will test your situational awareness but it’s very rewarding once you get it.
Just to show you guys how we did it, we basically assigned a rotation per person in the group as to which avoidance method
to use for every wipe phase. You guys can write or type this down if you’d like and simply use it as a template to help your group get this achievement.