Yes, yes, it appears we will be trying out Bastion of Twilight tonight. (blah, blah, blah...you know with all the "if I get picked to go" stuff goes here) And since I picked a feature boss last week I figured I'd do the same this week. However, this week, I went with the one I seem to be most afraid of.
Let me just say...."OMG, I'M SCARED OF HALFUS AND HIS DRAGONS!" Why, you may ask? Well it's like Omnitron Council on crack. Apparently, there are 5 dragons but only three will be active. Which dragons you get is random each week!
This is a total "If Then" fight. If this dragon is active, so this but if that dragon is active to that instead. You know, that sort of thing. Holy crap this is going to be confusing.
However, based on what I've studied, this is what I know.
The first dragon I'll talk about is the Slate Dragon. When he is up, Halfus will gain Malevolent Strikes. This applies a healing debuff, and will require the tanks to swap to drop the stacks. Releasing this dragon will cause the boss to periodically be stunned for 12 seconds.
Secondly lets talk about Storm Rider. Activating this dragon will cause Halfus to gains a shadow nova attack. It does roughly 30k shadow damage and knocks everyone back. The good thing about releasing this boss is it will allow you to interrupt the scary nova attack. The not so nice part, is it seems the first shadow nova will go off regardless and you're healers will have to deal with the damage before you're able to release the dragon and start interrupts.
Next is Nether Scion. If he's up Halfus’ attack speed will double. Releasing him will cast a debuff that will reduce his chance to hit, attack speed, and damage done by 25%.
Then there are the stupid Emerald Whelps! If they are up the dragon gains scorching breath and behaves much like the bost in Grim Bartol. You know the one that will engulf everything in front of him in a purple flame. Yep, nice repeat of the mechanic Bliz. If you release the whelps, then they case a stacking poision that reduces the dragon's damage done. But you know...don't be stupid...get out of the way! Your healer will loves you!
Lastly is the Time Warden. When active the dragon will spit random fireballs at people. *sigh* Thanks!
So that's how the adds go. From what I can find, the ideal way to handle them is to kill the 2 most annoying drakes first and then focus on the boss.
And if that's not enough, below 50% Halfus will periodically cast Furious Roar, which will deal somewhere around 10K dps to everyone in the party and knock them back.
Oh and did I mention he has a 6 minute enrage timer? Yep, fun times!
Happy Hunting everyone.
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