Dragon Soul: Tanking Trash

The first half of the Dragon Soul raid, Siege of Wyrmrest Temple, doesn’t have a lot of trash, and if you’re running it through Looking for Raid most of it is pretty easy to get through. Still, it never hurts to know the mechanics or what it is that’s dealing the most damage.

First up is an Earthen Destroyer and an Ancient Water Lord. The Water Lord should die first, not only does it cast Flood, but on dying it will leave behind Pure Water which negates the Destroyer’s Dust Storm as long as you’re inside it. The Destroyer also tosses out Boulder Smashes.

Next is an Earthen Destroyer flanked by two Earthen Soldiers. You’ll want to take on the Soldiers first here, since they’ll be casting Twilight Corruptions to stack Twilight Rage on themselves.

Then you’ve got an Ancient Water Lord and two Earthen Destroyers. Again, kill the Water Lord first.

And you’ve made it to Morchok. Once past him, just head on in to Wyrmrest Temple. Here, you can talking to the Green dragon Valeera, Assault on Warlord Zon’ozz on the west side to take you over to the Maw of Go’rath to fight Zon’ozz. There’ll be four stationary groups of tentacles to clear here.

  • One Eye of Go’rath with Shadow Gaze.
  • One Claw of Go’rath with Ooze Spit and Tentacle Toss. You’ll want to have at least two melee keeping the Claw busy so it doesn’t spit all over everyone.
  • Three Flails of Go’rath with Sludge Spew and Wild Flail. Killing at least one right away lessens the chance of all three Spewing over the same player and killing them instantly.

On the east side of the temple, talking to the Bronze dragon Eiendormi, Assault on Yor’sahj the Unsleeping sends you over to the Maw of Shu’ma for Yor’sahj. There you’ve got patrolling globules in groups of three. Depending on the combinations, the kill order will be different and that depends on your raid leader’s to make sure everyone’s on the same page. Purple should always be the priority regardless though, followed by either Red or Yellow.

Once both Zon’ozz and Yor’sahj are down, head back to the Temple and talk to the Red dragon Nethestrasz, Defender of Wyrmrest Summit to fly to the top. Once there, take the portal to the Eye of Eternity to reach Hagara.

There will be two Stormborn Myrmidons and two Twilight Frost Evokers to deal with first. The Myrmidons like Chain Lightning, and as long as you stay out of the Evokers’ Blizzard, it’s simpler to killed the Myrmidons first.

Once they’re down, two groups of a Stormbinder Adept and several Corrupted Fragments will appear, one on each side of the room. The Adept will cast Tornado while the Fragments can easily be AOEd down.

Then there are two groups each composed of a Stormborn Myrmidon, a Twilight Frost Evoker, and a Stormbinder Adept.

Then a final group of Corrupted Fragments to deal with before Lieutenant Shara comes in. Shara has a couple of Ice spells: Frozen Grasp, Frost Corruption, and Shatter, but nothing that should be a problem. Once she’s dead, you’re free to deal with Hagara the Stormbinder.

And when Hagara’s dead, return once again to Wyrmrest Temple for the second half of the Dragon Soul, Fall of Deathwing. Before you can fight Ultraxion, you’ll need to deal with several Twilight Assaulter, Twilight Dragonflight drakes. They’ll be staying at ranged and blanketing the area with lines of fire if you don’t do anything, so Taunt to stop them and they’ll fly down to melee range where you can kill them. Watch out for their Twilight Flames and Twilight Breath.

Once the Assaulters have been taken care of, you’ll be able to start the fight with Ultraxion. The rest of the bosses have no trash to deal with, so good luck with Deathwing!

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2 Responses to Dragon Soul: Tanking Trash

  1. bd says:

    wow these guides are great. found them now, little late =)

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