Posted byon October 31, 2017.
Last updated byon February 14, 2018.
The Ghost of Jack-o-Lantern is received upon defeating the 40-player Open Raid boss Jack of the Lantern in the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch.
Upon destroying Jack of the Lantern, the raid mission The Ghost of Jack-o-Lantern is acquired provided the player does not have too many outstanding mission reports. Within seconds of receiving the mission, it completes.
Defeating Jack-o-Lantern grants the buff Anima Surge, which allows a player to open a Mysterious Jack-o-Lantern within 10 minutes of receiving it. Only one Mysterious Jack-o-Lantern can be opened per Surge, although multiple Lanterns can be opened in a day.
Agartha will expel players from the raid instance shortly after defeating Jack. Removal from the instance is staggered to reduce server lag, so some players will be teleported out first and others may have to wait a few seconds to leave the instance.
The Ghost of Jack-o-Lantern gives an Item Reward Bag and Bag of Tricks and Treats upon completion.
For more information on the contents of Mysterious Jack-o-Lanterns, Jack's Item Reward Bag, the Bag of Tricks and Treats, and Samhain in general, see our Samhain Event Guide!
Agartha has been invaded by Jack! The Immaculate Machine has quarantined the frightful fiend, but bees are needed to clean.
Jack of the Lantern is a 40-player Open Raid accessible in Agartha. Every 00:02 minutes past the hour, the portal to the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch becomes active for 10 minutes. While the boss encounter may last after that period of time, no more may enter to face Jack once those 10 minutes have passed.
There are no level requirements necessary to enter and fight the gruesome gourd. A player only needs to have met Jack Boone in Kingsmouth Town in order to participate.
The portal to the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch can be found between the Agartha Pad to the Training Grounds and the Transylvania region just outside of the Hollowed Halls (550,250).
Players within the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch are buffed with Equal Footing so that their stats are scaled evenly regardless of their level.
Running into the portal while it is inactive will cause a popup to appear displaying the time remaining until it next opens.
All players fighting Jack of the Lantern are buffed with Equal Footing upon entering The Forgotten Pumpkin Patch. Equal Footing scales all stats up, making level and gear largely irrelevant for the sake of the encounter.
Jack is permanently immune to Stuns, Knock Downs, Obstruction, Roots, and Snares.
Jack will occasionally cast Grasping Vines, which drags a player – typically DPS – close to the boss and Snares them, reducing their movement speed by 70% for 10 seconds. This also deals damage to the grasped player.
Every so often, Jack casts Springfingered Jack, buffing himself. Springfingered Jack causes all of Jack’s successful burst attacks to inflict an additional two hits. This lasts for ten seconds, but can be purged from Jack.
Jack likes to get the Last Laugh. His Last Laugh strikes as an GTAoE. All within the telegraph when the cast completes are Jacked Up and are impaired, unable to move for 5 seconds as they laugh and laugh. It's so funny, it hurts. A purple aura covers all afflicted by Jacked Up. Last Laugh frequently occurs right before Pumpocalypse.
Periodically, Jack begins to channel Hysterical Laughter. This is a massive PBAoE with a circular orange visual radiating out from Jack. It deals damage every second to anybody within Jack's Line of Sight and knocks them baack. Hide behind the tree to break his sight and avoid death from laughter.
Frequently, Jack lurches over and begins to cast Pumpocalypse, causing various pumpkins to sprout in AoE circles on the ground throughout his channel. Move out of them if at all possible, as they can cause massive damage and kill those inside when they burst into an orange mess.