- Whirlwind: Leotheras will spin around the room in a fashion similar to the Battleguard Sartura encounter in Ahn’Qiraj. This ability deals direct damage and leaves a bleed dot. Leotheras resets all aggro after the whirlwind.
- Insidious Whisper: Debuff that summons an Inner Demon from up to five raid members. Each Inner Demon can be attacked only by the person it spawned from. If you do not kill your Inner Demon before Leotheras gets back into humanoid form you will become Mind Controlled for 10 minutes and can’t get out of it unless killed. Inner Demons take increased damage from arcane, nature, and holy spells.
- Chaos Blast: Chaos Blast is Leotheras’ only form of attacking while in demon form. It is a single target nuke that deals AoE damage around the target. Chaos Blast also leaves a stacking debuff that increases fire damage taken.
1 Main Tank (Warrior/Druid/Paladin)
1 Off Tank (SL/SL Warlock with Fire Resistance Gear)
7 Healers (at least one paladin or shaman for his Fire Resistance buff)
16 DPS classes (2 DPS Warriors/Cat Druids help with the 3 adds in the begining of the fight).
You start the fight with aggroing the 3 mobs that banish Leotheras. Each of them must be tanked by the Main Tank and the DPS Warriors and Feral Druids. Their abilities must not worry your raid. 3,000 mind blast on random ppl with a 10yard range AoE effect. They also banish one raid member.
When the adds are dead, Leotheras must be misdirected to the Main Tank. This phase lasts 40 seconds. After 15 seconds since the phase started, Leotheras will do a 10 second whirlwind wiping the aggro. Watch your aggro on this time, the tank must aggro him asap when the whirlwind ends. He must also try to follow him during the whirlwind.
This phase lasts for 1 minute. The offtank warlock needs to be placed 15 yards away from the raid so the chaos blast doesn’t affect the melee classes. Leotheras stays stable on this phase. During the phase 5 inner demons are summoned and can be attacked only by the person who spawned from.
Suggestions for each class:
- Holy Priest: Simply spamming Smite will effectively kill the Inner Demon with an incredible amount of time left over, almost one of the fastest classes able to kill their demon. Due to the demon taking increased damage from holy, any shadow spells are probably a waste of time. Fearing often causes the demon to run out of DPS range. Any form of healing should not be used except Healthstones, as your priority is to kill your Inner Demon as soon as possible–other healers not Demon’d will take care of you, but feel free to PW:S or Renew before he uses the spell in case you receive it, just waste no time NOT killing your demon. No spell damage gear should be needed.
- Holy Paladin: Start by use Avenging Wrath and Seal of Righteousness, then continue with Consecration, Exorcism, Holy Shock and Judgement of Righteousness. Clean up with Hammer of Wrath.
- Retribution Paladin: Easy target, just pop Seal of Blood or Seal of Command, use Exorcism and Crusader Strike to crush it and turn back on the boss.
- Restoration Druid: Start with Moonfire, break Tree of Life, then continue with Barkskin, followed by spamming Wrath. Barkskin lasts 12 seconds during that time cast about five Wraths. After that start spamming Moonfire since Wrath gets pushback. Also use Insect Swarm if possible.
- Restoration Shaman: Keep Lightning Shield active. Do not try to melee DPS the Demon, instead use Chain Lightning and Lightning Bolt. Keep a Searing Totem up. Use Earth Shock to interrupt Shadow Bolts.
- Protection Warriors: Warriors should try to be at 100% rage before they can get the demon. This is acheived by simply attacking Leotheras in battle stance in his demon form, using Devastate and Heroic Strike, economize on rage as much as possible. When the inner demon is there, shield reflect the demon’s shadow bolt. Wear a mix of DPS and tanking gear for this fight.
- Hunters: Pets can be used, but that’s a little dangerous (lest the pet gets the kill). It’s safe to use the pet until about 20%, then put it on passive. If the pet had growl on auto-cast before, it should still hold aggro until the demon is dead. Hunters who can’t use their pet (or prefer to leave it on the boss) can use the hunter dance and should be fine too.
- Combat Rogues: These have a particularly easy time with inner demons, they can stay on the boss and simply kill the Demon with Blade Flurry.
At 15%, his demonoid form will split from his humanoid form, leaving you with 2 bosses to fight. His demon form needs to be tanked again by the offtank warlock, with nobody in a 15 yeard range of the warlock. His demon form will be the same as in Phase 2, except he won’t do Inner Demon anymore. His humanoid form needs to be tanked by the main tank warrior again and it will act the same way as in Phase 1, opening with a Whirlwind and repeating it every 15 seconds just like in Phase 1. However, you won’t really have enough time/survivability to see more than 2-3 Whirlwinds no matter what you do. You need to nuke down his humanoid form as fast as you can, as he will be near his enrage point now. As soon as his humanoid form dies, the fight is over and the demon form vanishes.
- Aim for 12k hp and 250 fire resistance unbuffed.
- Make sure you still got enough Dmg / Hit (/ Crit) in that gear
- Respec to: SL/SL
(This gives you 75 additional resistance, soullink, 15% stamina, 3% health, 15% crit to searing pain, ruin and 70% chance that your searing pain wont be interupted.
- Place your felhunter relatively far away so he wont take any whirlwind dots (and doesnt take the AOE from the fire blast ofc.)
- Make sure you’re soulstoned, if you got the above gear and spec you should have over 365 Fire Resistance (with pally aura) and resist *most* of his fire balls. However, in a rare case you wont resist and as it stacks you might end up with quite some stacks and sometimes your raid enters phase3 before your debuff ran out (preferably make sure your raid doesn’t get him in phase3 before your debuff ran out). In that case you might end up taking 17k (and up) hits. Dont worry, just soulstone, instant summon (0,5sec) another felhunter, soullink, and get aggro on the demon asap.
- For those who want an idea of what gear they should aim for, I used: Flameheart gloves/bracers/chest, Infernoweave boots, the Fire Resistance necklace from Cipher quest, the Fire Resistance ring from The Eye attunement quest, the ring from exalted Cenarion Expedition (lots of stamina, dmg and +hit, thats exactly the stuff youre looking for), 2x Goblin rocket launcher (you can also use the arcane resistance trinket, which also has +36 stamina, or the netherwing revered trinket, or the argussian compass from underbog, just try to fill your trinket slots with as much stamina/fire res possible), rest was Gladiator gear (and PVP cloak), which is really good as it gives loads of stamina/dmg/crit.
- You should also always check the auction house for ‘Fire Protection’ because a lvl 70 ‘Fire protection’ item is nearly as good as the epic badges Infernoweave set.
Gloves of the Vanquished Champion
Gloves of the Vanquished Defender
Gloves of the Vanquished Hero
Fang of the Leviathan
Girdle of the Invulnerable
True-Aim Stalker Bands
Tags: , fire resistance, leotheras, ssc, t5 gloves, warlock offtank
Filed under: Serpentshrine Cavern on June 5th, 2008