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Valithria Dreamwalker Boss Strategy Guide Tactics

February 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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Valithria Dreamwalker boss strategy guide tacticsThe battle for Valithria Dreamwalker is truly unique because you’re actually not trying to kill her.  You want to save her, so heals are the key for this fight.  You’ve got Scourge armies attacking you as you try to save Valithria Dreamwalker, who starts at half health.  The goal here is to heal her to full health.

Valithria Dreamwalker Health Points: 12,000,000 (normal) – 30,000,000 (heroic) 

Valithria Dreamwalker Boss Abilities

Valithria

  • Summon Nightmare Portal: Gives you access to the Dream State
  • Emerald Vigor: Regenerates 200 mana every 3 seconds, increases damage done and healing done by 10 percent, stacks up to 100 times, cast every time you kill a Dream Cloud in Dream State
  • Dreamwalker’s Rage: 10,000,000 nature damage to nearby enemies, cast at full health

Blazing Skeleton

  • Fireball: 4,713 – 5,287 fire damage
  • Lay Waste: 3,770 – 5,287 fire damage every 2 seconds for 12 seconds, 50,000 yard radius

Blistering Zombie

  • Acid Burst: 9,425 – 13,218 nature damage instantly and 750 – 900 nature damage per second to enemies within 15 yards, lasts 20 seconds
  • Corrosion: 2,000 – 2,500 nature damage every 3 seconds, reduces armor by 10 percent, stacks up to 5 times, lasts 6 seconds, only procs when the zombie lands a melee swing

Risen Archmage

  • Column of Frost: 11,310 – 15,862 frost damage, 3 yard radius, knockback
  • Frostbolt Volley: 8,550 – 13,200 frost damage, reduces movement speed, 200 yard radius, lasts 4 seconds, instant cast
  • Mana Void: Burns 800 – 1000 mana per second, 6 yard radius, lasts 30 seconds

Glutonous Abomination

  • Gut Spray: 9,425 – 13,218 nature damage plus 2,000 – 2,500 nature damage per second, increases physical damage taken by 25 percent, lasts 12 seconds, instant cast, 8 yard radius

Rot Worm

  • Spawned by the Glutonous Abomination when it dies, 4,000 – 5,000 melee physical damage on one target

Supresser

  • Supression: Reduces healing received by 10 percent

Valithria Dreamwalker Boss Strategy Guide

  1. This battle is a very heal-intensive fight.  Healers must heal Valithria in addition to their own raid members.  Start by splitting your raid into three groups.  Two of the groups should include your heavy-hitting DPS, with one ranged tank in each of the two groups.  They must focus on keeping the adds from getting past them and hitting the third group, which is comprised of your healers. 
  2. Have all your healers focus on healing Valithria at first, but you should assign two to pick up raid members as the fight goes on.  The amount of damage the raid takes will increase as the battle drags on.
  3. DPS focuses on simply taking the adds down as quickly as possible. 
  4. Healers must run into the green portals as often as they are available.  Once inside the portal, the healer then floats through the air and collects as many green clouds as possible.  These clouds give the healers a valuable buff that regenerates mana and makes their healing more effective. 
  5. The two ranged tanks should focus on kiting the Blistering Zombies away from the rest of the raid.  When the Blistering Zombies are about to explode, run away if you want to live.  The two main tanks should focus on keeping aggro off the rest of the raid, especially the healers.  Main tanks should pick up any ads, especially the Risen Archmages and the Glutonous Abominations. 
  6.  Stay out of the blue portal-like areas that are cast by the Archmages.  These do a lot of damage and might kill you.

Lady Deathwhisper Boss Strategy Guide

December 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The second boss in the first wing of the Icecrown Citadel dungeon is Lady Deathwhisper. This is a bloody battle because she spawns more adds about once a minute. Tanks also won’t do much good against Lady Deathwhisper.

Lady Deathwhisper stats:

  • HP – 3,000,000 – 13,400,000
  • Mana – 3,300,000 – 14,000,000

Lady Deathwhisper Boss Abilities

Mana Barrier

  • Automatically replenishes Lady Deathwhisper’s health, taking from her mana to do so

Animate Dead

  • Reanimates cult adherent or cult fanatic
  • Usually raises three of each kind once per minute

Death and Decay

  • 4,500-6,000 damage per second
  • Shadow damage
  • Lasts 10 seconds
  • 8 yard radius
  • Instant cast

Dominate Mind

  • Cast in 25-player mode only
  • Increases damage by 200 percent
  • Increases healing by 500 percent
  • Instant cast

Dark Empowerment

  • Grants AoE damage abilities to cult adherents raised by Lady Deathwhisper.
  • Makes you unable to interrupt spellcasting by adherents

Dark Transformation

  • Transforms cult fanatic into a behemoth
  • Increases cult fanatic’s size and damage dealt

Shadow Bolt

  • 11,813 – 13,187 damage
  • Shadow damage
  • 100 yard range

Adherents

  • Adherent’s Determination: a buff which makes them almost impervious to magic damage
  • Curse of Torpor: Increases ability cooldowns by 15 seconds
  • Shroud of the Occult: Absorbs 100,000 damage
  • Deathchill Bolt: 8,788 – 13,437 shadowfrost damage
  • Frost Fever: Frost damage done every 3 seconds; reduces attack speed by 14 percent
  • Deathchill Blast: 11,563 – 13,437 shadowfrost damage
  • Dark Martyrdom: 12,000 shadowstorm damage

Fanatics

  • Fanatic’s Determination: a buff which makes them almost impervious to physical damage
  • Vampiric Might: Increases damage dealt by 25 percent and heals 300 percent of his damage dealt
  • Necrotic Strike: 70 percent weapon damage; negates the next 14,000 – 20,000 healing received
  • Shadow Cleave: 15,913 – 21,000 shadow damage
  • Dark Martyrdom: 12,000 shadowstorm damage

Frostbolt

  • 50,700 – 61,000 damage
  • Frost damage
  • Cuts movement speed in half
  • 2 second cast

Frostbolt Volley

  • 14,400 – 17,600 damage
  • Frost damage
  • Reduces movement speed
  • Instant cast

Summon Vengeful Shade

  • Creates an add that chases a party member and casts Vengeful Blast on them
  • Vengeful Blast: 23,160 – 24.840 frost damage

Touch of Insignificance

  • Reduces threat by 20 percent
  • Stacks up to 5 times

Lady Deathwhisper Boss Strategy Guide

  1. Your tanks automatically become extra DPS players for this encounter due to Mana Shield.  Split your party into two groups: ranged DPS and melee DPS.  Ranged DPS should focus on Lady Deathwhisper, while melee DPS will run around the room and take care of the many adds she spawns constantly.
  2. Lady Deathwhisper spawns a new round of adds every 60 seconds, on alternating sides of the room, so melee DPS should clean up one side before heading over to the other side to work on the next set.  All physical damage melee DPS should focus on the adherents, while magic damage melee takes out the fanatics.  Watch out for the adds to explode from time to time, dealing a lot of damage.
  3. Lady Deathwhisper periodically casts Death and Decay on a party member.  It shows up as a huge green circle on the floor.  Make sure you run out of it as soon as it’s cast to avoid the damage from it.
  4. If you’re playing in the 25-player mode, Lady Deathwhisper will take over control of one (or three in heroic mode) of your party members at any given time.  Use your crowd control tactics on any players under the spell of Dominate Mind.
  5. Phase two of the battle against Lady Deathwhisper begins after you’ve knocked down her Mana Shield.  Tanks head back into a traditional tanking role.  They’ll need to use all powers to hold aggro on Lady Deathwhisper at this point because of her ability Touch of Insignificance.
  6. Party members who can interrupt spellcasting should keep interrupting her Frostbolts because they do a lot of damage.
  7. Lady Deathwhisper’s adds during phase two are ghosts which chase party members and kill them, so avoid them completely.  Just run away when one gets near you.

Lord Marrowgar Boss Strategy Guide

December 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The first boss you’ll face in the Icecrown Citadel dungeon is Lord Marrowgar.  He guards the Frozen Throne in the Lower Spire.  There are two main things to remember when battling this boss.  First, don’t stand in the fire he shoots across the floor.  Second, when he starts to spin, run as far away from him as you can.

Lord Marrowgar Boss Abilities

Lord Marrogar: 7,000,000 – 23,700,000 hit points

Bone Storm

  • 8,000-800 damage, depending on how far away you are from Lord Marrowgar.  The closer you are, the more damage you’ll take.
  • Physical damage
  • 3 second cast time
  • Heroic mode adds a bleed effect

Bone Spike Graveyard

  • Damages 10 percent of your health per second
  • Physical damage
  • Impales any player it hits
  • Lasts 5 minutes
  • 3 second cast time

Coldflame

  • 6,000-11,000 damage per second
  • Frost damage
  • Instant cast
  • 8 yard radius

Saber Lash

  • 200 percent weapon damage
  • Damage is split between two of your party members.
  • Hits those within melee range.

Lord Marrowgar Boss Strategy Guide

  1. You’ll need three tanks for the 10-man fight against Lord Marrowgar and maybe even one secondary tank to help soak up some of the damage from Saber Lash.  Tanks and Melee DPS should stand as far away as they can while still remaining in his strike zone, which is larger than you might think.
  2. Lord Marrowgar shoots Coldflame across the floor almost non-stop, so you’ll have to keep moving and stay out of the flames.
  3. Periodically, Lord Marrowgar will go into a whirlwind and cast Bone Storm.  Run away so you don’t get hit by him. Healers should watch their tanks even more closely during Bone Storm.  He gives ample warning before he casts Bone Storm, so you can brace for it.  Don’t forget to keep dodging Coldflame in the meantime.
  4. Ranged DPS should switch to the bone spikes whenever Lord Marrowgar casts Bone Spike Graveyard.  This will free any party members who become impaled by them.  If ranged DPS don’t pick up the bone spikes, whoever’s impaled will die.

Icecrown Citadel Instance Guide & Boss Strategies

December 11, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

icecrown citadel instance strategy guideIcecrown Citadel is located in Icecrown, sitting on top of the vast Icecrown Glacier. Here, at the world’s end, awaits the Lich King, better known as Ner’zhul. This final show down of the Wrath of the Lich King features 3 new 5 man dungeons and one new 10 / 25 man dungeon. Below you will find a comprehensive list of all boss strategy guides, including all 5, 10, and 25 man strategy guides for Icecrown Citadel.

Icecrown Citadel 5-Man Instance Strategy Guides

Icecrown Citadel 10 / 25-man Instance Strategy Guides

Lower Spire

The Plagueworks

The Crimson Halls

Frostwing Halls

The Frozen Throne

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