Our 10-man raid team is working on Sindragosa. The other night, I ran into some trouble with the Icy Grip/Blistering Cold mechanic. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was, especially since my issues began on the latter attempts.
Icy Grip/Blistering Cold is an annoying mechanic that needs to be handled consistently. Hunter’s have some good options at their disposal that not only help themselves, but can aid the raid (ooh, this could be my new mantra).
Icy Grip / Blistering Cold
Icy Grip – Extend tendrils of frigid wind to pull all nearby enemies to the caster (think Cyanigosa from Violet Hold).
Blistering Cold – Deals 30000 Frost damage to enemies within 25 yards (this is for 10-man normal, it only gets worse from here).
Every so often she’ll pull the raid to her using Icy Grip. You then have five seconds to get 25 yards away before she casts Blistering Cold and effectively one-shots you. There are a couple of ways that hunters can handle this.
Method One – Just Run Out
- This option requires that you simply not suck. You get pulled in, you turn around, and you run out. This worked just fine for me on many an attempt, but somewhere along the line it became less effective so I began to look for other options. Behold, method two.
Method Two – Disengage/Aspect of the Pack
- Believe it or not Sindragosa’s Frost Aura does not trigger the daze effect of our movement Aspects. Ka-Ching! When I get pulled in, I jump disengage to get some distance, and then pop Aspect of the Pack and run. Just remember to turn Aspect off as soon as she’s done casting. Obviously Cheetah will work, but why not help raid, eh?
- I’ve read that you if you disengage while she’s pulling you in you’ll drop to the ground, and may not have to run out as far. I’ve been too scared to risk a death, so I haven’t tried it yet.
Sadly, Deterrence does not work against Blistering Cold. I tried it and got crushed.
What sort of things do you like to do that make this mechanic and/or this encounter easier? I’d love to know.