Dragon Liche - Lord of the Undead is an optional boss that does not impact the main story line. He is encountered shortly after the City of Chang'an, at the Shrine of Zhong Kui in Quinba Bamboo Forest, but only on Epic and Legendary difficulty. He is considered to be the most powerful Undead creature in the game.
- Pierce Resistance: 30%
- Fire Resistance: 30%
- Cold Resistance: 30%
- Lightning Resistance: 20%
- Vitality Damage Resistance: 100%
Despite being Undead, the Dragon Liche does not have the resistances and immunity immanent to Undead creatures.
Dragon Liche has a variety of attacks, most of them deal Cold Damage. His most common attack is a normal bite, which actually can miss quite often and does not do a lot of damage.
- Buffeting Wings. Deals massive amount of Cold Damage in front of him, slows and disrupts hero's skills for 9 seconds.
- Decomposition. Dragon Liche opens his chest and releases a huge amount of Poison Damage in a large area around him which also converts pets.
- Freezing Breath. Freezes and deals some Frostburn Damage for 7 seconds.
This boss is Undead, so any reduction to damage from Undead will surely help. His Decomposition will surely kill anyone in a matter of seconds, but the attack can take up to 6 seconds to finish the animation, so there is enough of time to get out of the way. His Wing Flap is much more dangerous, because it covers a huge area. However, it is another very slow attack, and only fires forward. So dodging this will not be hard. It is preferable to disband any pets, and to not summon the Outsider when fighting this enemy!
Another excellent way of taking down Dragon Liche is having the Spirit Mastery as one of chosen masteries, especially when combined with a melee mastery, like Warfare Mastery. Spirit Mastery has the Spirit Ward spell and its synergy Spirit Bane, the single most amazing spells against Undead monsters. Just one point alone in Spirit Ward gives +15% less damage from Undead, up to a maximum of +39% less, and its synergy with Spirit Bane gives +33% extra damage to Undead with just one point in it, up to a maximum of +55% when maxed out. When fighting Dragon Liche, redistributing hero's skill points and putting even just one point in each makes a phenomenal difference when fighting this boss, especially for weaker characters who are struggling to survive.