In an effort to bring you Drama-Free and EZ-Mode-Lewt ™ on behalf of Totally Raiding, Inc., I bring you one in a series of class-specific addenda for the boss fights you may encounter. Previous entries include Karathress and The Lurker Below.
By reading this strategy addendum, you accept that the tactics set out herein are by no means foolproof, depends very much on you not being said fool, as well as other exogenous factors including but not limited to getting swiped by the whirlwind, properly dealing with your inner demon, shaking your bon-bon and damn right, it’s better than yours.
Positioning: stay at max range, and mobile. It is imperative that you avoid getting swiped by the whirlwind – while the whirlwind damage (~3000) is mitigatable, the bleed DOT that comes with (~2500 a tick for 15 sec) will most likely kill you, or at the very least unnecessarily stress out your healers. Note that the whirldwind graphic is not accurate, and you may get swiped even if you think you’re far enough away. Pretending to be a corpse on the ground will not save you from getting swiped.
Leo will wipe aggro between belf and demon phase, so your job is to coordinate with the tanks to slap aggro on with a well-timed MD as soon as the transition happens. The transitions happen far enough apart to be able to have just two hunters on the case: one for belf-to-demon, the other for demon-to-belf. Leo will also wipe aggro after a whirlwind (forgetful fella, isn’t he?), but since the transitions are more important, it’s usually better to keep your MDs for those. Even if you have a third hunter handy, I’d keep that third MD for any OHSHI- situations.
The pet corner
Leo’s whirlwind bleed DOT will absolutely kill your pet, and you may need him for the inner demon phase. You’re better off keeping your pet by your side for Leo’s belf phase, and let it go to town on Leo during the demon phase.
One more thing
As a hunter, the inner demon phase should be cake. The demon is susceptible to all forms of CC – trap, wingclip and so on. Sic your pet on him, or do the hunter dance if you like. Try laying down a freeze trap when you hear that Demons are imminent, so if you get a demon you can quickly get to max range and start the pummeling without being touched. Then wing clip dance until he poofs.
Note that you need to have the killing blow on the demon, or you will still end up MCd. You’re best off putting your pet on passive at ~15% – your pet should still have enough residual aggro at that stage – and burn down your inner demon yourself.
**Belph’s posts are featured here every Thursday after Anna’s Resto Shaman vs. Boss posts, in an attempt to be both consistent and informative. Belphzooka (aka Belphegor) is the fearless hunter lead of Totally Raids, Incorporated, and together with Harvey the scorpid and Fang the bear, keeps us all on our toes and the bosses misdirected to the tanks. Or occasionally to Annorah. *shifty eyes*
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