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Lord Rhyolith Strategy Guide 1.0

By admin in : Cataclysm, Mechanism // Jun 17 2011


1. Quick Facts

“Heroes face a difficult challenge: attack this massive magma giant’s bulk while forcing him to move against his will among volcanic eruptions that ultimately spell his doom… or yours.

Lord Rhyolith awakens encrusted in a thick coat of Obsidian Armor, which reduces all damage he takes by 80%. Lord Rhyolith’s Obsidian Armor is reduced by 10% every time he steps on an active volcano. The key to this fight is to move Rhyolith over an active valcano, to get rid of the stacks, by either dpsing his right or left leg – and by avoiding the lava, which will wipe the raid. By controlling the adds and avoiding the high raid damage Rhyolith throws and stomps around.



2. Abilities – Strategy

Lord Rhyolith ignores players while his armor is intact, but they can attack his feet to control his movement. He cannot be tanked, runs automatically and needs to be guided around in circles in the middle without reaching the sides. The tanks need to be ready to pick up all the adds that continuously spawn  and tank the AOE’ing spark away from the raid. The ranged and the healers stick together in the middle, dodging volcanoes whenever necessary.


1. During the first phase of the fight, Rhyolith will use the following abilities:

Obsidian Armor
Thick armor with damage reduction, that will reduce everytime the boss is guided over an active volcano on the floor.

Concussive Stomp
Lord Rhyolith smashes the ground, inflicting 32375 to 37625 Fire damage to all players and knocking away targets within 20 yards. Each stomp creates two to three volcanoes.
Damage from this stomp can be avoided by jumping up at the time of impact.

Lord Rhyolith ignites a Volcano, causing it to inflict 12000 Fire damage to 6 players every 2 sec. When struck, the player takes 10% additional Fire damage for 14 sec. This effect stacks up to 20 times. Damage from volcanoes and erupting volcanoes needs to be dodged as much as possible.

Lord Rhyolith creates a crater when he steps on an active volcano. Occasionally, this causes streams of lava to flow from a crater. The moving stream of lava inflicts 75000 Fire damage to any player in its path. After 10 sec. the stream of lava erupts, inflicting 150000 Fire damage to any player standing within a lava stream.

Thermal Ignition
Lord Rhyolith releases a jet of cinders, inflicting Fire damage to players in close proximity and creates either 5 Fragments of Rhyolith or 1 Spark of Rhyolith.

Drink Magma
If Lord Rhyolith reaches the edge of his plateau, he drinks from the liquid magma and inflicts 35000 Fire damage every second on all players for 4 sec.


2.  The adds


Liquid Obsidian

The Liquid Obsidian moves towards Lord Rhyolith, and casts Fuse when it reaches him.

  • Fuse – The Liquid Obsidian fuses with Lord Rhyolith, increasing his damage reduction by 1%.
Fragment of Rhyolith

Fragments of Rhyolith have low health. If not slain within 30 sec, they inflict damage equal to half their current health to a random player.

Spark of Rhyolith

Sparks of Rhyolith inflicts a lot of Fire damage to all players within 12 yards every 2 seconds. It is important to get it out of the raid and killed by the ranged dps as fast as possible, as this will wipe the raid pretty quickly.

  • Infernal Rage – Sparks of Rhyolith increase their damage dealt by 10% and damage taken by 10% every 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times.


rhyolith-golem3. Stage Two: Now you will BURN!

When Lord Rhyolith reaches 30% remaining health, his Obsidian armor shatters. He becomes attackable and no longer ignores players, turning into a fire golem, doing quite a lot of AOE damage.

Lord Rhyolith’s fiery presence inflicts 7000 to 9000 Fire damage to all players every second.

Unleashed Flame
Lord Rhyolith unleashes beams of fire which pursue random players, inflicting 10000 Fire damage to all players within 5 yards of the beam’s impact location.

TIP: Whenever Lord Rhyolith walks into an active volcano, he will also gain a temporary debuff called Molten Armor. It is crucial to wait to push him into phase 2 until AFTER the Molten Armor has run off, it will wipe your raid.


3. Visuals

Learn To Raid 10 man video, found on



other video’s:

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