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Icecrown Gunship Battle Strategy Guide Tactics

December 16, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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The third encounter in the first wing of the Icecrown Citadel dungeon is the Icecrown Gunship Battle.  This is a unique encounter which involves gunship battles between the Horde and Alliance.  Muradin Bronzebeard commands the gunship Skybreaker for the Alliance, and High Overlord Saurfang commands the gunship Orgrim’s Hammer for the Horde.  The abilities are the same for both sides.

Icecrown Gunship Battle Abilities

  1. Cannon Blast: 1,000 siege damage
  2. Incinerating Blast: 1,000 siege damage plus damage per point of heat used to launch
  3. Muradin Bronzebeard/High Overlord Saurfang
  4. Battle Fury: Adds 5 percent damage
  5. Cleave: 120 weapon damage

Skybreaker Sergeant/ Kor’kron Sergeant

  • Bladestorm: Instant whirlwind which hits up to four targets
  • Wounding Strike: 200 percent weapon damage; reduces effectiveness of healing on target by 25 – 40 percent
  • Experienced: Increases damage by 30 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 20 percent
  • Veteran: Increases damage by 60 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 40 percent
  • Elite: Increases damage by 120 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 80 percent
  • Desperate Resolve: Increases armor and attack speed 60 – 120 percent

Skybreaker Mortar Soldier/ Kor’kron Rocketeer

  • Rocket Artillery: Fire damage to party members and siege damage to gunships
  • Explosion: 6,300 – 7,700 fire damage to party members and siege damage to gunships
  • Experienced: Increases damage by 30 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 20 percent
  • Veteran: Increases damage by 60 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 40 percent
  • Elite: Increases damage by 120 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 80 percent

Skybreaker Marine/ Kor’kron Reaver

  • Experienced: Increases damage by 30 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 20 percent
  • Veteran: Increases damage by 60 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 40 percent
  • Elite: Increases damage by 120 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 80 percent
  • Desperate Resolve: Increases armor and attack speed 60 – 120 percent

Skybreaker Sorcerer/ Kor’kron Battle-Mage

  • Below Zero: Freezes a party member

Skybreaker Rifleman/ Kor’kron Axethrower

  • Hurl Axe: 3,800 – 4,200 physical damage
  • Experienced: Increases damage by 30 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 20 percent
  • Veteran: Increases damage by 60 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 40 percent
  • Elite: Increases damage by 120 percent; increases attack and casting speeds 80 percent
  • Desperate Resolve: Increases armor and attack speed 60 – 120 percent

Icecrown Gunship Battle Strategy Guide

  1. Divide your party into three groups.  The gunners should be DPS party members, and their job is to damage the other gunship as much as possible.  They can also target enemies on the other ship.  Sometimes a mage will pop up to freeze your guns, and when this happens, the gunners will switch over to defending the ship.
  2. Defenders stay on the gun ship and destroy the enemy boarding party.  Assign one tank and one healer to the defender party.
  3. The third group is your boarding party, and they will jump over to the enemy ship using rocket packs.  Assign your main tank and one healer to this group.  The healer doesn’t necessarily need to jump back and forth with the group, but he can if you want to do it that way.  If the healer is not jumping over, then he needs to stand on the edge of the ship, closest to the enemy ship.  All members of the boarding party must remember to grab a rocket pack from the engineer and equip it before the battle begins.
  4. The boarding party’s tank takes on the enemy commander after they jump over to the other ship.  All members of the boarding party must keep an eye on the mage and kill him as quickly as possible so the guns thaw out and become useable again.
  5. Kill all the enemies as quickly as possible.  The longer they stay alive, the higher in the ranks they rise.  For example, the rifleman or axethrower will move from experienced to veteran and then elite if you don’t kill him quickly.
  6. As you’re killing the enemies, make sure you’re dealing damage to the enemy’s siege ship.  The whole point of this battle is to do more damage to their gunship than what they do to yours.
  7. Avoid enemy fire from the other ship by paying attention to the white patterned circles which appear on the floor.  You’ve got time to move out of the way, so it’s fairly easy to dodge their fire.

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