|Continent||Gate to the Future|
Corrupted by the Black Mage and her lust for greater power for her knights, Empress Cygnus was transformed into an evil force so powerful that not even Pink Bean can match her. Even Maple World's strongest warriors will find it difficult to defeat her.
The quest to stop her is open to players level 170 and above. It is also worth noting that Cygnus and her 5 Chief Knights were among the first bosses to receive voiceovers.
Drop Table (GMS)
Tornado: She sweeps you off you're feet by creating a tornado right over you. Once you are in the tornado 1000 damage will be done to you every second. She releases you after 10-15 seconds. If possible have the bishop stand close by to heal you. You can use potions inside the tornado.
Banishment: She sends you to a different room with small summons, they have minimal HP, no potion lock inside this room! If you are sent to this room, make good use of it and use your potions or whatever else you need to! (This is my favorite skill she has)
Summons: These include Shinshoo, Oz, Hawkeye, Mikhile, Irena, Eckhart, Advanced knight A-E
You must kill the summons in order to attack Empress.
Zombify: for 10 seconds with 100% probability at 800% range. If the party bishop uses heal in this mode the entire party dies (due to holy attribute). Potions used in this phase will only heal you half the effect.
Damage Reflect: physical and magic damage reflection for 15 seconds with 500-50,000 damage. Anyone in your party that attacks Empress will die. The attack reflects off Empress and hits your own party. Sure death, don't touch her when she has a purple shield over her head! Blue shield+wheel animation = physical DR, Red shield+wheel animation = magic DR. Both result in a purple silver shield over her head.
Recover HP: When her health suffers significant damage she will heal her HP 30%
Potential lock: with 100% probability blocks hidden potential for 60 seconds at 800% range. All %stat will be nullified, in otherwords for that whole minute you will be super weaksauce. If you are depending on %stat for secondary class stat to equip your weapon, your weapon will be disabled. If you require your %stat potential to equip gear that gives set bonus, the set bonus will be disabled if you are not equipping the item due to the nullified potential.
Transformation/Doom: the Empress equivalent of a bishop's Doom skill, she can transform you into a pig. In pig form you cannot attack or teleport, you can only walk (run away!) or jump away from her to prevent receiving damage. (Contributed by Moonlitbow)
Dark Genesis: Dark purple and white pillars come out from above and below Her casting time and skill animation time is much shorter than a Battle Mage's Dark Genesis.
Reverses controls: A green skull appears above the player for 12 seconds. Affected members will have reversed controls (walking left = walking right) Range: 800%.