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Shannox Strategy Guide 1.0

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

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1. Quick Facts

The ferocious flamewakers of this Elemental Plane are terrifying enough, but Shannox has brought companions to his side in defense of the Firelands. This mighty hunter will require that you find a way to deal with his blazing pets before he burns you to a crisp.”

The Shannox encounter is a relatively simple fight, comparable to a tank and spank fight with 2 dogs, but involves a good bit of dodging traps. Two tanks are needed to take care of Shannox and Riplimb, Rageface has no aggro-table and will be loose within the spread out raid.

 

 

2. Abilities – Strategy

The key to killing Shannox is to clear all the thrash in sight to have a safe area and kill the npc’s in the encounter in the right order: Shannox down to 35% (without enraging him, as the dogs will then destroy the raid), then all adds to 5% and then kill all three of them off simultaneously.

 

1. During the fight, Shannox will use the following abilities:

Arcing Slash
Shannox inflicts 125% of normal melee damage in a 120 degree cone up to 10 yards in front of him, and inflicts Jagged Tear on his current target.

Jagged Tear
Shannox’s Arcing Slash leaves a Jagged Tear that inflicts Physical damage every 3 sec. for 30 sec. This effect stacks, which also means that MT and OT will be taunting the boss off eachother every 30 seconds while moving in and out of his frontal cone accordingly.

Hurl Spear
Shannox hurls his spear at a location near Riplimb. When the spear lands it inflicts a huge amount of physical damage to all enemies within 3 yards and a good bit of fire damage to all enemies within 50 yards. The spear strike also triggers a cascade of molten eruptions around the impact location, inflicting a very high amount of Fire damage to enemies caught in an eruption. As a reference for numbers: your tank will die if he stays within the impact zone. Everyone needs to move out of the impact zone qnd the fire lines. Riplimb will then break off from combat, fetch the spear, and return it to Shannox.

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2. The traps

Immolation Trap
Shannox launches a fiery trap at a random player’s location. The trap arms after 2 seconds, then detonates when either a player or one of Shannox’s pets steps over the trap. Immolation Trap inflicts ~75k Fire damage, ~20k Fire damage every 3 sec., and increases the target’s damage taken by 40% for 9 sec.

Remember that this trap also work on Rageface. So if your raid needs some extra DPS push, you can use the traps to ease up the weight of the pets in this encounter.

Crystal Prison Trap
Shannox launches a prison trap at a random player’s location. The trap arms after 2 seconds, then detonates when either a player or one of Shannox’s pets steps over the trap. The Crystal Prison trap encases the target in a block of magma crystal, preventing all movement and any other action. Destroying the crystal prison frees a trapped player.

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3. The Pets
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Riplimb

Riplimb will attack the target with the most threat. In Heroic Difficulty Riplimb cannot be permanently slain while his master lives. When his health reaches zero, he will collapse for 30 seconds, and then reanimate at full health to resume fighting.

  • Limb Rip: Riplimb savagely bites his current target, inflicting 130% of normal melee damage and inflicting Jagged Tear.
  • Jagged Tear – Riplimb’s Limb Rip eaves a Jagged Tear that inflicts 3000 Physical damage every 3 sec. for 30 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Frenzied Devotion – Riplimb enters an unstoppable rage if he witnesses Shannox’s health reach 30%. This effect increases Riplimb’s damage dealt by 400%, attack speed by 200% and movement speed by 100%.
  • Feeding Frenzy – Riplimb’s successful melee attacks increase his physical damage dealt by 5% for 20 sec. This effect stacks.
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Rageface

Rageface cannot be controlled, and darts about from enemy to enemy, changing targets periodically.

  • Face Rage – Rageface leaps at a random player, stunning and knocking them to the ground. Rageface begins to viciously maul the player, inflicting 8000 Physical damage every 0.5 sec. and the damage dealt increases over time. While Rageface mauls the player, he is 50% more susceptible to critical strikes. Rageface will continue the mauling until his target is dead, or he receives a single attack that deals at least 30000 damage.
  • Frenzied Devotion – Rageface enters an unstoppable rage if he witnesses Shannox’s health reach 30%. This effect increases Riplimb’s damage dealt by 400%, attack speed by 200% and movement speed by 100%.
  • Feeding Frenzy – Rageface’s successful melee attacks increase his physical damage dealt by 5% for 20 sec. This effect stacks.
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4. The enrage at 30%

When the players defeat Riplimb or Rageface, Shannox enters a frenzy. This increases his Physical damage by 30% and attack speed by 30%. This effects stacks twice.

Magma Rupture – Once Riplimb has been slain, Shannox drives his spear into the ground instead of hurling it. This attack inflicts 47500 to 52500 Fire damage and increases the Fire damage taken for all players by 40% for 1 min. The spear strike also triggers a cascade of molten eruptions around the impact location, inflicting 76000 to 84000 Fire damage to enemies caught in an eruption.

 

3. Visuals

Learn To Raid 25 man video, found on http://www.learntoraid.com

 

other video’s:

PTR: 25man kill by Reckoning (Lightninghoof)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iydW6NSvqzE

PTR: 10man Heroic Mode Kill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTJwF_uw3Yg

 

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