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PostSubject: Karagga's Palace Karagga the Unyielding   Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:22 am

Group Composition:
    1 Tank
    2 Healers
    5 DPS


Attacks:
    Flame Fart / Missile Spit - Cone effect flames to the rear, missiles to the front
    Fire Drop
    Drill spike - Targets random person


Mechanics:
    Fire Drop is permanent through the whole encounter, once placed it never dissappears
    Mouse droids will spawn beneath Karagga, these explode if not killed in a timely fashion
    Random person targeted with blue sticky substance that attracts all nearby players and explodes when cleansed



Normal Mode Strategy

    Boss needs to be tanked facing the wall around the perimeter of the room. After trial and error we've found starting where the boss spawns and moving in a clockwise manner around the room works with best effect.
    NOTE: When I say facing the wall that is a general term, start by facing the wall and having the raid not directly behind him, then while the tank strafes around the wall Karagga will begin to move into more of a 45 degree facing the wall position. This is more ideal as it gives the rest of the raid somewhere to stand outside of the flame area and still keeps the 180 degree missile arc away from everyone else.

    Everyone needs to make sure they are not positioned directly in front or behind Karagga and avoid the Cone effects.

    Melee should stand on Karagga's middle leg on one side or the other. I've found this is the safest place and it is easy to make sure you're in the right area when he moves.

    The tank will need to reposition every time Karagga drops flames beneath him, everyone should take care to avoid the flames where possible. It isn't necessary to stack the flames as close as possible, but they should be touching (or close) to get the best use of the small arena.

    When the blue sticky stuff is launched everyone who is attracted needs to get out of the way, then someone needs to cleanse the affected person. Make sure everyone is out of the area before cleansing since the explosion has a wide radius.
    NOTE: You will know you are the one affected if you cannot move

    When the mouse droids spawn they need to be mass AOE'd as quickly as possible. Karagga has a predictable pattern, so by paying attention you should know when they are about to pop and can begin your AOE before they actually appear. The droids appear stop at the first point they take damage, so if melee can AOE them and get out of the way that will prevent their explosion damage from reaching other players.


Hard Mode Strategy:

    Same as above, more important to take care of the mouse droids quickly. Also keep Melee players topped up during the drill phase as it hits for a good amount of damage.


Nightmare Mode Strategy:

    DPS needs to be kept up as high as possible. The enrage timer seems quite short (we've hit it frequently), and any drop in DPS could cause you to hit it. Make sure you're keeping everyone topped off, the drill does high damage through this phase.

    Your positioning here is also critical, never stand behind/in front of the boss. Avoid the fire pools at all costs, the damage and DOT can be a huge problem.


16-man Changes:



    No observable difference. I didn`t notice more damage being done, nor did he seem more difficult. We killed him faster overall than usual with fewer problems.


Tank Tips:

    I've only briefly tanked this encounter when our MT died at one point, so I don't have a ton of tips. Positioning is really the key, but as long as you have him facing toward the wall you're doing your job, it's everyone else's responsibility to move out of the way.

    When moving clockwise instead of going all the way into the dip in the arena where you're going to LOS everyone, drag him directly across from one wall, pas the middle bottom wall and to the other side. This gives your raid tons of room to stand in the middle during the the whole process of dragging him across the room (which is about 5 or 6 firepits long).

    Before the fire pit appears you'll see a dust cloud at your feet, this is the signal that it's time to move.

    Once you see a few fire pits you'll be able to judge their radius more easily, try to position so that when the next pit appears at your feet the edges will touch (or closer) to maximize the space. The arena is small (which I'm sure is by design) and if you fill the whole place with fire it'll make it hard on everyone.



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ht-rfKFXmXc
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PostSubject: Re: Karagga's Palace Karagga the Unyielding   Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:22 am

Quick Recap:
    Don't stand in front or behind the boss in his cone area of effect
    Kill mouse droids as soon as they spawn
    Don't stand in fire
    Tank needs to position boss facing the wall and move him around the perimeter as fire pits appear
    When sucked in by blue sticky stuff get out of the way ASAP - cleans affected player when everyone is clear
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