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Argos Phase 3 – Lost Ark Abyss Raid Guide

Lost Ark Argos Abyss Raid Guide (Phase 3)

Congratulations, the final Phase of Argos is upon you!

If you somehow ended up here without clearing Phase 1 or Phase 2, please head to those guides.

Argos has a lot of similar basic moves across all 3 phases, so you should be used to him by now.

Once you’ve beaten Argos, be sure to check out our Valtan Phase 1 guide after!

Phase 3 Overview

  • Required Gear Score: 1400
  • Required battle items:
    • Healing potions
    • Panacea
    • Dark Bomb
    • Sacred Charm and Camp Fire are optional
  • Recommended Card Set (same as Phase 1 and 2)
    • We’ll Meet Again & Forest of Giants: Provide universal defense bonuses
    • Guardian of Chaos & Oreha’s Well: Provide defense specifically vs Abyss raid bosses

Phase 3 Rewards

argos phase 3 rewards

Note that the above rewards are in addition to the Phase 1 and 2 rewards.

Phase 3 Fight Stage Summary

  • Phase 3 is one long continuous stage with 3 distinct states the boss will cycle through. Each phase has its own unique set of mechanics that need to be dealt with, on top of Argos’s entire basic attack patterns you have seen in P1 and P2.
  • Each state has a specific buff/debuff mechanic and also a wipe mechanic that needs to be learned. The three states Argos will cycle through are:
    • Morning/Sunny
    • Dawn/Rainy
    • Night/Dark
  • The timing of state changes is pretty consistent but note that Staggering Argos delays his state change.
  • Argos does not always cycle through states in the same order either.

Let’s dive right in!

Morning/Sunny State

This phase is high visibility with a clear sunny arena. You will always start this phase with a Slow debuff above your mana bar.

slow debuff

This phase is also the easiest to understand mechanically.

Buff/Debuff Mechanic

Aside from dealing with Argos’s regular move set, you will see 2 types of circles on the floor. Standing in them will trigger an event that can buff/debuff you.

Remember that more than one person can stand in a circle and receive the effect.

Red Buff: explodes and deals fire damage in an area.

argos red buff

Green Buff: Removes the slow debuff you have.

argos green buff

It’s pretty clear what you have to do. Clear your slow by standing in the green once, and avoid the red. You can walk through a red, but be quick about getting out!

Wipe Mechanic #1

Two random players will have the sun mark on their heads like this

argos wipe mechanic 1

After 4 seconds, a circle (safe spot) will be created under those 2 players. Each spot holds up to 6 players. Two seconds later Argos will perform a jump that kills everyone who is outside of the safe spot

To avoid getting wiped, the 2 players with the sun mark should stand still and ping their spots for the team to re-group and stand in the safe spots.
Remember: one spot can hold up to 6 players.

Wipe Mechanic #2

This one is simple. Argos teleports to the center of the area and will start charging. A yellow dot will appear on the mini-map. Everyone who is alive needs to go stand in that spot.

yellow dot minimap

If everyone is there, it will grant a buff for everyone and prevent a wipe.

red buff wipe mechanic 2

If only one guy is a few steps away or isn’t on the spot with the team, this will wipe everyone. Once you get the buff, feel free to move and continue dealing damage.

Night/Dark State

After performing a wipe mechanic in each phase, a few seconds later Argos will change state.

In the Night phase, you will start with the darkness debuff above your mana bar obscuring your vision of the battlefield, similar to other fights you may have encountered it in.

Buff/Debuff Mechanic

Again there will be 2 buffs on the floor.

Red buff: removes the darkness debuff.

argos red buff

Blue buff: creates a poisoned area that debuffs the player with poison debuff (DoT).

night dark state blue buff

Wipe Mechanic #1

This is exactly the same as Day Wipe Mechanic#1 except that two random players will have the moon mark on their heads like this.

moon mark wipe

Quick Recap: After 4 seconds, a circle (safe spot) will be created under those 2 players. Each spot holds up to 6 players, and 2 seconds later Argos will perform a jump that kills everyone who is outside of the safe spot

Wipe Mechanic #2

Argos will teleport to the center and gather energy. On the minimap, you will notice 9 purple dots have been created.

You and your team shall spread around and collect those dots by running above each before Argos finishes his charge up. You have 10 seconds to collect all the dots.

Dawn/Rainy State

This state is marked by lots of rain, which will continually damage you throughout the fight.

Buff/Debuff Mechanic

In this phase, you will start with no debuffs on you and you will notice 2 buffs on the floor

Green Buff: imprisons the player for a few seconds. Avoid this.

dawn green buff

Blue Buff: creates a shield for a few seconds that protects you from the rain (needed to prevent wipe mechanic).

dawn blue buff

Wipe Mechanic

There is only one wipe mechanic in this state, unlike the Night and Day where the safe spots exist. Argos will teleport to the center and charge up.

The whole team needs to find the blue buffs and trigger them to avoid getting hit with Argos’s explosion. You have 5 seconds to find a blue buff and step on its shield, so ping and help your teammates out.


Congratulations – you beat the first Abyss Raid in the Western version of Lost Ark.

If you thought it was fun or challenging, from what we have heard, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Get ready for some exciting stuff, and check back for more Lost Ark guides here!

If you need help with the previous phases, check out our guides on Argos Phase 1 and Argos Phase 2.