How to resist the cleansing flames? in Pillars of Eternity: Characters Builds, Strategies & the Unity Engine (Spoiler Warning!) Posted April 12 · Edited April 12 by Baraz I gotta admit, during my Frozen Crown playthrough not too long ago, I almost got wiped in the Thaos fight as I wen in not thinking to much of it - after all, it's a 12 level challenge for 16th level characters, so it shouldn't be much of a challenge - I figured. Man was I wrong, Aloth was killed permanently (an idea I liked story-wise), and it was close call overall. To be fair, Thaos got assistance from a bug: While Aloth was casting Gaze of the Adragan (he was just buffed enough to do so), Thaos moved to a statue, which left the Spell unfinished, and it could not be cast again ("That ability is already active"). [...] I can so relate to that ! I came in overconfident, with a full level 16 party that I played for over 300 hours! (did everything in the game). Thaos of course targeted my main, who happened to be my Wizard, who normally never gets targeted (i.e. I make sure Eder is the target). All my attempts to save her were in vain as I cast my saving spells too late (Spell reflect level 6 and below; Suppress Affliction 5-6 sec.; even Beetle Shell too late). Plus I was too close to the giant vessel AOE smash attack. Thaos knocked out my Watcher twice! So it was really my party who won the fight... Durance raised me just in time to beat Thaos' endurance a second time.* In comparison, Sagani was also hit by the same deadly attacks, but I built her with much higher damage reductions (so Suppress Affliction, even late, protected her fine). * It also took me a while to understand why I could no longer target Thaos for a really long time... After about 8 rounds of trying AOE (which at least hit the vessel also) and spreading away, I finally realized we had to target the last vessel left. I succeeded on my first attempt... but only because my party was overpowered. Thaos certainly died with a glorious and impressive fight! Eder, as usual, took pretty much zero damage (!).