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    Heroic Stratholme Drake Run

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    Please note: You do not need to kill Mal'ganis to continue to the optional boss.
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    Quick Question. On Normal Warrior are able to spell reflect the Carrion Swarm. Is that still possible on Heroic, or is it useless to use reflect during that encounter

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    You do not need to kill Mal'ganis to engage the optional boss. You can run to and engage him as soon as you clear the final gauntlet, before you talk to Arthas the final time of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsosietank View Post
    Quick Question. On Normal Warrior are able to spell reflect the Carrion Swarm. Is that still possible on Heroic, or is it useless to use reflect during that encounter
    Excuse me . . this is on Mal' Ganis

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    any alternate format for players with filefront problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsosietank View Post
    Quick Question. On Normal Warrior are able to spell reflect the Carrion Swarm. Is that still possible on Heroic, or is it useless to use reflect during that encounter
    Spell Reflection does work on heroic, just like normal. Tested it last night.

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    Yeah, i am excited to get into heroics, i have the gear. However, on my server (as large as it is) most fo the geared healers are in the top guilds and dont Pug, so i am still waiting on my guilds healers to get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dygrav View Post
    You do not need to kill Mal'ganis to engage the optional boss. You can run to and engage him as soon as you clear the final gauntlet, before you talk to Arthas the final time of course.
    This. I was rather surprised when you headed over to kill Mal'ganis...you definitely don't need to kill him before you engage the optional guy.

    I mean, they both drop in about a minute, so it's not really a big deal, but if a group is tight on time you can go right to the guy who drops the drake to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ion View Post
    This. I was rather surprised when you headed over to kill Mal'ganis...you definitely don't need to kill him before you engage the optional guy.

    I mean, they both drop in about a minute, so it's not really a big deal, but if a group is tight on time you can go right to the guy who drops the drake to be sure.
    That was our first clear. We were unaware that you could run directly to the boss before Mal'ganis, but as said in the movie, we were very comfortable w/ the timer anyway.

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    For anyone interested I'll be editing together a similar guide from a Paladin perspective soon (hopefully later today).

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    Filefront is awfully slow for Europeans. Or at least Germans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciderhelm View Post
    That was our first clear. We were unaware that you could run directly to the boss before Mal'ganis, but as said in the movie, we were very comfortable w/ the timer anyway.
    We did the same thing the first time...except we had no idea that he didn't just spawn in on top of us (gg not reading up on it), so we stood there for 5 minutes wondering where he was.

    Someone checked after and we all wept for our lost drake.

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    It's a pretty reasonable timer. We usually get their with around 2-4 minutes left on it, and our group doesn't even have the best dps.

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    Cider great guide, I wrote a full one as well before searching (D'oh) I'll post it here after this too I guess, since i went through the trouble of writing it up.. sigh.

    But as stated. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KILL MAL'GANIS FOR THE DRAKE. You can directly engage the chrono for the drake right after the gauntlet.


    Shoulda searched sooner, Anyway I guess I'll post the bit of it here for text version =/

    So we tried it out 2 days ago, friend had a beta key so he's done it a few times. I don't know if anyone have posted about this or done it really yet but I haven't seen any so I figured I'd make one for you guys.

    Group makeup was prot warrior, holy paladin, mutilate rogue, BM hunter, ret paladin.
    Couple of Naxx 25 loots, sath, 10 man etc.. Heroic gear, Normal gear, T6 .. k.

    Well basically the run is all about moving fast, obviously. Start the event by initiating arthas' long talk with urthar and jaina. Arthas will then enter town and "dispose" of the sick townspeople.
    >>>OMG ZOMBIEZ.
    Kill them. Soon there will be a red emote and more importantly, an arrow on your mini-map. The arrow leads to a group of elites which need to be killed asap to engage the next wave. As you run there simply take any adds with you, use any aoe's along the way -- tclap consecrate etc. The waves are not very hard, and the first few are a joke but it does get progressively harder... i guess. Similar to hyjal there will be ghouls, necromancers, good ole Aboms (Bile golems), SPIDERZ (Crypt fiends // Tomb Stalkers) and I believe there are some acolytes. Generally the kill order is not a big deal, I prefer -->aboms, crypt fiends, tomb stalkers , necros, etc.
    Not sure if I read the tooltip correctly, but I believe the aboms have some sort of healing debuff they put on the tank so logically, get rid of them if your dps can support it.

    So after each wave, a new arrow will appear on the minimap. Follow it. Move fast, same show. We had a hunter so after clearing the zombies on a certain path we were able to throw Aspect of the Pack up, but make sure its off before engaging. Similarly, if you have a LW bring some drums of speed for the long runs. When you are undergeared every second does count at first. We generally moved towards the middle after each wave in order to be in a better position for the next wave.

    After Wave 5: First boss. Meathook. He does hit kinda hard, but its just a basic tank and spank. I had to blow a last stand and trinket after a few big hits.

    After each boss fight there is a ton of time to mana up,and again move a little toward the middle as well to prepare for the next wave.

    After Wave 10: Second boss. Salramm the Fleshcrafter. He is a caster. He spawns some ghouls so pick them up, but overall they are pretty negligible. I'm forgetting this off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure he cannot be interrupted.


    For my warrior kin, as stated in this post. SPELL REFLECT. Throughout the waves necromancers shadow bolts can and should be reflected for upwards of 6k damage which is very decent. Salramm's shadowbolts can be reflected as well.

    AFTER THE WAVES: Follow arthas to townhall. AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE-- TALK TO HIM. Enter the building, there will be 3 people who transform into those chrono-dragonthings from durneholde//BM(sorry i suck at lore) The girl is a caster. Kill them and go up the stairs to the top. 4 adds will come out of a portal. Don't blow a tclap or anything as soon as they spawn because it takes a few seconds before you can actually hit them. Keep moving, this is all scripted now until the boss so you are stuck waiting for spawns because Arthas is slow..

    Run through the hallway and some will spawn both in front and behind you so make sure to pick them all up with any aoe abilities.

    Few more mobs and boss time.

    For Chrono-Lord Epoch its mostly tank and spank again, bosses in this instance are very simple. He does do some kind of wounding strike I believe its called, which the tooltip read a healing debuff. Anyway, just burn through him heal up and you'll be fine.

    Talk to arthas again, and head through the bookshelf. From this point on its a sprint to the end. As the tank it is your job to know how much you can pull, make sure not to get too many. Going a little slower is much better then a wipe. Our ret pally got carried away at one point and ended up dying so be careful. Once you see the small corridor from which you entered you are almost there. Take a left and engage the chrono-guy.

    Burn him down and pickup your drake. We had 6 minutes left on our timer after a flawless run. With more gear this place will be cake. Its also probably one of the fastest instance runs as well for badge farming purposes.

    After that you can kill Mal'ganis who is the last boss.

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    im alittle confused is the drake a 100% drop off the extra boss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoki View Post
    im alittle confused is the drake a 100% drop off the extra boss?
    Yep!

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    What is the Charge macro you use?

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    Got my Bronze Drake on our first Timed try today, wish I would have seen the disclaimer about not having to kill Mal'ganis! Regardless, we still got him down with no more than a few seconds to spare. 3 cheers for ProjectMarmot!!

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    If the timer runs out while you are fighting it, the boss will start walking towards the portal. You still have some seconds to burn him.
    Yesterday the stupid scaped at around 30k HP, but well, it was an awful run

    In summary, TBC raiding is easy. 9/10 encounters can be summarized with 1 phrase. Stay out of the fucking fire.
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