Horns of the Reach


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Location Jerall Cleft, Bloodroot Forge
Species Hagraven
Health Normal1,178,790Veteran(?) Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 3.png
Reaction Hostile
Other Information
Faction(s) Dreadhorn Clan
Bloodroot Flux

Caillaoife is a hagraven of the Dreadhorn Clan found in Bloodroot Forge. She initially summons Mathgamain to stop you, and then fights you herself at the entrance to the Sanguinary Veins, where she serves as the first boss of the dungeon.

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Skills and Abilities[edit]

As a boss type enemy, Caillaoife is immune to all crowd control effects.

Scorch of Summer
A basic ranged attack that deals minor flame damage and causes weakness to frost, causing you to take more damage from Chill of Winter. The boss usually alternates between using this and Chill of Winter as a basic attack.
Chill of Winter
The boss releases a wave of frost from itself dealing moderate frost damage and rooting players hit as indicated by a red circle. Getting hit by this also causes weakness to fire, causing you to take more damage from Scorch of Summer. Avoid the AOE if possible.
Wave of Earth
The boss shoots out a barrage of rocks from itself dealing moderate physical damage and stunning all players hit as indicated by a red cone.
Nature's Preservation
At 75, 50, and 25% health the boss shields herself with Nature's Preservation, bringing forth three trees from the ground. While inside, she cannot be damaged. Players inside the circle, or players who touch the circle, will be stunned and thrown outwards dealing moderate magical damage, so don't stand too near the boss when her health reaches that amount. Any adds inside the circle will also be invulnerable, so the tank should bring them away for the group to deal with them. Simply wait for the circle to disappear while dealing with the adds.
Summon Nirnblooded Animals
At the same time, Cailloaife summons Nirnblooded Bears, Guars, and Senches to attack you at around 75%, 50%, and 25% of her health. Each wave increases in number. Kill them quickly to simplify the fight. The bears and stranglers are priority targets.
Once Nature's Preservation ends, the boss teleports away and the fight repeats.


Cailloaife summons Mathgamain

Initially she is encountered when her projection appears to summon Mathgamain, chanting:

Caillaoife: "Come to pluck the juicy worms from our nest. Yes, they have. Yes, they have."
Caillaoife: "But the earth here's hungry. Yes, it is."

When you arrive at the entrance to the Forge, she will appear, annoyed at the trouble you have made.

Caillaoife: "Snatched the fat grubs from our hands. Yes, they have."
Caillaoife: "Never they mind, they're at the earth's hungry mouth. Yes, they are."

During combat:

"Pluck their eyes and watch them flail!"
"Ripe and plump!"

Summon Nirnblooded Animals:

"Hungry vines will knit your bones!!"
"Bare your throat for thirsty thorns!"
"Reap what they sow. Yes, they will."
"Bows they bend and bones they break, these branches of mine!"
"Hungry roots hear me crow! They do! They do!"

Crow Swarm:

"Fly away, fly away!"
Cailloaife arrives for battle

Wave of Earth:

"Earth has fangs. Yes it does!"
"Rumble rubble, crash and tumble!"
"Mashed and mauled in rocky teeth!"
"Stoney talons gouge them deep!"

Corrupted Grove:

"Land's my kin. Yes, it is. Holds me close. Yes, it does!"
"Safe in our nest, yes we are."
"Bows they bend and bones they break, these branches of mine!"

Upon defeat:

Caillaoife: "Roost the worms … yes, we will …."