Quick-Read Tactics for Dragon Soul Raid Finder / LFR difficulty – now with easy copy-paste to raid chat!

Girding your loins and heading into the Raid Finder? Want to put some tactics into chat for the, erm, less clued-up members of the LFR fraternity? We’ve got your back. Here are simplified scan-and-go strategies for every boss in Dragon Soul Looking for Raid difficulty – Morchok, Warlord Zon’ozz, Yor’sajh the Unsleeping, Hagara the Stormbinder, Ultraxion, Warmaster Blackhorn, Spine of Deathwing and Madness of Deathwing – complete with nice chat-length, easy-to-copy messages for pasting into raid chat!

All chat messages have been checked for length – they’re short enough to fit into raid chat without clipping. To paste the tactics for a boss, simply click the first Copy-Pasteable Tactics box, CTRL+C (or Cmd+C on Mac), alt-tab to WoW, open a Raid Chat message, and CTRL+V to paste the first line of tactics, then alt-tab back to these, get the next line of copy-pasteable tactics for that boss, and so on. Most bosses only have 2-3 lines of tactics.

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Morchok

Phase 1

  • Everyone stand close to him, but tanks closest.
  • Tanks swap on Crush Armor.
  • When he uses Resonating Crystal, three players go stand close to it until it explodes.

[copypasta] Phase 1: Everyone stand close to him, but tanks closest. Tanks swap on Crush Armor. When he uses Resonating Crystal, three players go stand close to it until it explodes.[/copypasta]

Phase 2

  • Hide behind spikes until Stomp.
  • Don’t stand in the Black Blood.

[copypasta] Phase 2: Hide behind spikes until Stomp. Don’t stand in the Black Blood. [/copypasta]

Zon’ozz

Phase 1

  • Ranged stand behind the tank. Melee stand behind the boss.
  • Bounce the ball between the tank and the ranged group.
  • When the ball has bounced between 5 and 10 times, tank move out of the way so that it hits the boss.
  • Healers dispel Disrupting Shadows.

[copypasta]Phase 1: Ranged stand behind the tank. Melee stand behind the boss. Bounce the ball between tank and ranged. When ball has bounced between 5 and 10 times, tank move out of the way so that it hits the boss. Healers dispel Disrupting Shadows.[/copypasta]

Phase 2

All stack up on the boss and pop DPS and healing cooldowns.

[copypasta]Phase 2: All stack up on the boss and pop dps and healing cooldowns. [/copypasta]

Yor’Sajh the Unsleeping

  • Tank and spank when oozes are not up.
  • Kill one ooze each time they appear. Priorities: purple > yellow > black > red

[copypasta]Tank and spank when oozes are not up. Kill one ooze each time they appear. Priorities: purple > yellow > black > red [/copypasta]

Oozes

  • If YELLOW is active, spread out unless BLACK is active, in which case stack and heal through damage.
  • If BLACK is active, stack and AOE down the adds.
  • If RED is active, stand as close as possible to the boss.
  • If BLUE is active, DPS down the Mana Void as fast as possible.

[copypasta]Oozes: If Yellow is active, spread out unless Black is active – then stack and heal through damage. If Black is active, stack and aoe down the adds. If Red is active, stand as close as possible to the boss. If Blue is active, dps down Mana Void fast. [/copypasta]

Hagara the Stormbinder

Fight will either be Main -> Ice -> Main -> Lightning -> Main -> Ice and so on, or Main -> Lightning -> Main -> Ice and so on.

[copypasta]Fight will either be Main -> Ice -> Main -> Lightning -> Main -> Ice and so on, or Main -> Lightning -> Main -> Ice and so on. [/copypasta]

Main Phase

  • Tank and spank. Offtank taunt and kite Hagara away from everyone on Focused Assault.
  • When a melee player is targetted by Ice Lance, healer or ranged DPS step in the way of the missiles.

[copypasta]Main Phase: Tank and spank. Offtank taunt and kite Hagara away from everyone on Focused Assault. When a melee player is targetted by Ice Lance, healer or ranged dps step in the way of the missiles. [/copypasta]

Ice Phase

  • Move clockwise with the waves. Attack Frozen Binding Crystals wherever possible.

[copypasta]Ice Phase: Move clockwise with the waves. Attack Frozen Binding Crystals wherever possible. [/copypasta]

Lightning Phase

  • Tank Bound Lightning Elemental next to Crystal Conductor and kill it.
  • Then form a chain of players to the next Crystal Conductor, which will charge it. Chain to the next again, and so on.

[copypasta]Tank Bound Lightning Elemental next to Crystal Conductor and kill it. Then form a chain of players to the next Crystal Conductor, which will charge it. Chain to the next again, and so on. [/copypasta]

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Ultraxion

  • Stack up throughout the fight.
  • When Hour of Twilight is cast, everyone use Heroic Will to leave the Twilight Realm.
  • Use Heroic Will in the last 5 seconds of Fading Light if it is cast on you. Tank-swap on Fading Light.
  • Healers should click the one of the healing buff crystals as they appear. Red does 100% healing increase, Green does huge AOE healing, Blue adds haste and reduces mana costs.

[copypasta]General: Stack up throughout the fight. When Hour of Twilight is cast, everyone use Heroic Will to leave the Twilight Realm. Use Heroic Will in the last 5 seconds of Fading Light if it is cast on you. Tank-swap on Fading Light. [/copypasta]

[copypasta]Healers: Healers should click the one of the healing buff crystals as they appear. Red does 100% healing increase, Green does huge aoe healing, Blue adds haste and reduces mana costs. [/copypasta]

Warmaster Blackhorn

Phase 1

  • Tanks pick up Twilight Elite Dreadblades and the Twilight Elite Slayers. Alternate which add you pick up in each phase.
  • A few melee DPS use the Harpoon Guns to drag the Twilight Assault Drakes closer to the ship.
  • DPS Twilight Assault Drakes before other mobs.
  • 2 players soak Twilight Barrage by standing in it.
  • When Twilight Assault hits, all the raid stand in it.

[copypasta]Tanks: Tanks pick up Twilight Elite Dreadblades and the Twilight Elite Slayers. Alternate which add you pick up in each phase. [/copypasta]

[copypasta]A few melee dps use Harpoon Guns to drag Twilight Assault Drakes closer to the ship. Dps Twilight Assault Drakes first. 2 players soak Twilight Barrage by standing in it. When Twilight Assault hits, all the raid stand in it. [/copypasta]

Phase 2

  • Tank Blackthorn. Ranged focus on bringing Goriona down, while melee focus on Blackthorn.
  • Get out of the fire and spread out to avoid Shockwave.
  • Tank-swap on 2 stacks of Devastate.
  • Ranged stand at least 10 yards from Blackthorn.

[copypasta]Phase 2: Tank Blackthorn. Ranged focus on bringing Goriona down, while melee focus on Blackthorn. Get out of the fire and spread out to avoid Shockwave. Tank-swap on 2 stacks of Devastate. Ranged stand at least 10 yards from Blackthorn. [/copypasta]

Spine of Deathwing

  • Kill one Corruption.
  • Tank 1 take the Hideous Amalgamation and 2 Corrupted Blood. Tank 2 take the rest of the Blood.
  • Raid stacks next to the Armor Plate, and DPS the Hideous Amalgamation down to 15% or so.
  • Kill Corrupted Bloods with AOE damage.
  • When the Hideous Amalgamation hits 9 stacks of Absorbed Blood, kill it. Everyone move 10 yards away.
  • Quickly then kill the Burning Tendon.
  • Kill the next Corruption.

[copypasta]Kill one Corruption. Tank 1 take the Hideous Amalgamation and 2 Corrupted Blood. Tank 2 take the rest of the Blood. Raid stacks next to the Armor Plate, and dps the Hideous Amalgamation down to 15% or so. [/copypasta]

[copypasta]Kill Corrupted Bloods with aoe damage. When the Hideous Amalgamation hits 9 stacks of Absorbed Blood, kill it. Everyone move 10 yards away. Quickly then kill the Burning Tendon. Kill next Corruption. [/copypasta]

Madness of Deathwing

Phase 1

Clear the platforms in the order: Ysera’s Platform, Alexstrasza’s Platform, Nozdormu’s Platform, Kalecgos’ Platform.

[copypasta]Phase 1 Platform Order: Ysera’s Platform, Alexstrasza’s Platform, Nozdormu’s Platform, Kalecgos’ Platform.[/copypasta]

For each platform:

  • DPS priority: Elementium Bolt, Mutated Corruption, Regenerative Blood (AOE), Tentacle.
  • Tanks pick up Mutated Corruption and face them away from the raid. Blow cooldowns on Impale, incl. the encounter cooldown Dream.
  • Get away from the golden swirl where Elementium Bolt lands.

[copypasta]For each platform: kill Elementium Bolt > Mutated Corruption > Regenerative Blood with aoe > Tentacle. Avoid the golden swirly thing.[/copypasta]

[copypasta]For each platform – tanks: pick up Mutated Corruption and face them away from the raid. Blow cooldowns on Impale, incl. the encounter cooldown “dream”. [/copypasta]

On the third and fourth platform:

  • Don’t bring the Tentacle to 75%, 50% or 25% until both the Mutated Corruption and Elementium Bolt are dealt with.

On the fourth platform:

  • Healers blow CDs on Elementium Bolt, which will now do massive damage.

[copypasta]3rd + 4th platform: Don’t bring the Tentacle to 75%, 50% or 25% until both the Mutated Corruption and Elementium Bolt are dealt with. 4th platform – healers blow cooldowns on Elementium Bolt, which will now do massive damage.[/copypasta]

Phase 2

  • Dps Priority: Elementium Fragments, Elementium Terrors, Deathwing’s Head.
  • Tank the Elementium Terrors.
  • Blow CDs to kill Deathwing before the stacking damage becomes overwhelming.

[copypasta] Phase 2: dps Priority: Elementium Fragments, Elementium Terrors, Deathwing’s Head. Tank the Elementium Terrors. Blow all damage cooldownss at this point. [/copypasta]

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