Joined: 15 Aug 2008
|Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:16 pm Post subject: Black Temple: Illidari Council
|AbilitiesAll four bosses share a common health pool of initially 7,000,000 HP. Damage done to any boss is deducted from this pool, they automatically all die when the pool is depleted. The enrage timer is 15 minutes.
Lady MalandeEmpowered Smite: 2 sec cast, 5,463 to 6,037 holy damage, not reflectable
Divine Wrath: random target, 5k initial holy damage plus 8 second DoT for 2,5k fire damage per tick
Reflective Shield: 20 sec self shield, absorbs up to 25k physical and/or magical damage, half the absorbed damage is reflected to the attacker, does not protect against physical interrupts (like kick or pummel)
Circle of Healing: 2.5 sec cast, fills the common health pool for 100k, 20 sec CD, interruptible
High Nethermancer ZerevorArcane Bolt: 2 sec cast, ~15 k Arcane Damage, interruptible
Flamestrike: 10 yard fire AoE, random location, 5k initial damage plus 3k per tick over 12 seconds
Blizzard: 10 frost AoE, random location, 6k frost damage per tick over 12 seconds
Dampen Magic: self buff which reduces magic damage taken by 75% and healing taken by 500
Arcane Explosion: 10 yard AoE cantered around him for 9k Arcane Damage, used only if any target is within 10 yards, resistible
Gathios the ShattererMelee: cannot crush
Hammer of Justice: Stuns a random target within 10-40 yards for 6 seconds
Consecration: 21 seconds 10 yard AoE around Gathios for 2,250 every 3 seconds, 30 sec cooldown
Seal of Command: 30 sec self buff increasing melee damage dealt by 70% (holy), shared CD with Seal of Blood
Seal of Blood: 30 sec self buff for +800 holy melee damage, shared CD with Seal of Command
Judgement: Both seals can be judged (Command for 7k holy damage, Blood for 11k holy damage over 9 sec), Judging Command can be spell reflected, Judging Blood cannot
Blessing of Spell Warding: 15 sec buff granting immunity to magic damage, cast on one of the other bosses (usually Malande), shared CD with Blessing of Protection
Blessing of Protection: 15 sec buff granting immunity to physical damage, cast on one of the other bosses (usually Malande), shared CD with Blessing of Spell Warding
Chromatic Resistance Aura: 30 sec buff on all three other bosses, increasing their resistance to all by 250, 1 min CD shared with Devotion Aura
Devotion Aura: 30 sec buff on all three other bosses, increasing their armor by 20%, 1 minute CD shared with Chromatic Resistance Aura
Veras DarkshadowDeadly Poison: debuff for 1000 Nature damage per second over 4 sec, cannot be removed
Envenom: attack on a Deadly Poisoned target, removes the debuff and deals ~6k poison damage
Vanish: Same as the rogue ability Vanish, 30 sec duration
Preparation 1 main tank (Gathios)
2 off-tanks (Malande and Veras)
1 mage tank (Zerevor)
12-13 damage dealers
All raid members must have at least 11k HP buffed. A rogue wearing Gladiator's Leather Gloves is extremely useful (for the ranged physical spell interrupt).
The Pull Similar to High King Maulgar, a correct pull is difficult to set up, but extremely important. In order of precedence, the mobs should be assigned as follows:
A mage buffed with Blessing of Protection, a full stack of HoTs and a Power Word: Shield starts the fight by pulling Zerevor (the mage) from 35 yards away, towards the left side of the platform
Gathios (the Paladin) should be immediately misdirected to the main tank, and tanked on the opposite (right) side of the platform
Veras and Malande can both be tanked by one off-tank each near the middle of the stairs, about 15 yards apart. Additional misdirections facilitate this pulling
Gnomes can experience line of sight issues when attempting the pull. They need to either go to the top of the platform or change their character model (e.g. with [Noggenfogger Elixir] or [Savory Deviate Delight]).
Pet Pull The critical element is the mage, who may easily die if one of the other bosses attacks him. It's possible to start the fight with an Imp (or other pet), which then takes the first Arcane Bolt. This gives the raid a second or so to get the mobs under control. Of course, the mage tank must give the pet just a split second head start, and gain Aggro on Zerevor (and spellsteal) as quickly as possible.
Tanking Lady Malandes heals must be interrupted under all circumstances, and all her other spells should be interrupted as much as possible. Since she's the preferred target of Gathios' blessings, she's invulnerable to one type of damage (physical or magic) most of the time. Therefore a total of four interrupters should stay on her - two physical and two magical. Curse of Tongues and Mind Numbing Poison are highly recommended. If there's some AoE on her spot and she's blessed vs. magic, a last resort is to have a Rogue wearing the PvP gloves interrupt her by throwing. The group tanking/interrupting her must call out the target if a Divine Wrath gets through, so that the raid healers can adjust.
High Nethermancer Zerevors Dampen Magic must be spellstolen as frequently as possible. Everybody must keep at least 10 yards away from him to avoid arcane explosion.
Gathios the Shatterer is the main DPS target. The main tank should use spell reflect when the Seal of Command is Judged (this happens in regular intervals). The melee damage dealers must be extra careful never to attack him from the front, since an increase of his attack speed (after a parry) can mean near-instant death for the MT. This is particularly difficult, because if there's some AoE taking place, the tank has to move. The best practice is to stop melee until Gathios stands still in his new location.
Aggro (on Gathios) is not an issue, because the spell reflects create a lot of hate (which is not captured by threat meters). After the second reflected Judgement, all damage dealers can safely ignore their threat meters and go all-out.
After a Vanish, Veras temporarily ignores his aggro list, until he's hit again by the tank. A druid or paladin tank is therefore better suited for this task than a warrior. If a warrior must tank him, it's highly advisable to set up an macro which follows an Intercept or Intervene directly with an Autoattack.
Healing Two healers on the main tank, one on each of the three other tanks, remaining healers on raid heal. The whole raid has to watch out for a lot of different AoE effects. There's about six different types of AoE and debuffs which can occur, and there is nothing predictable. Raid members must be very quick to run out of AoEs, and healers must be extremely alert to heal through some poison debuff or other damage, while evading AoEs themselves.
Quotes Lady Malande Gathios the Shatterer High Nethermancer Zerevor Veras Darkshadow
Aggro - Flee, or die.
Kill - My work is done.
Kill Comment - As it should be.
Special - No. Second. Chances.
Special - I'm full of surprises...!
Enrage - FOR QUEL'THALAS! FOR THE SUNWELL!
Death - Destiny... awaits...
Aggro - I have better things to do.
Kill Comment - Well done.
Special - Enjoy your final moments.
Special - You are mine.
Enrage - Enough games!
Death - Lord Illidan... I...
Intro - Common. Such a crude language. Ban'dal!
((remainder of quotes in Thalassian))
Aggro - You wish to test me?
Kill - Valiant effort.
Kill Comment - A glorious kill.
Special - You're not cut out for this!
Enrage - You wish to kill me?! *cackle* You first!
Death - You got lucky