Last week our raid team finally pulled it together and defeated Elegon (10). We had been struggling with him for the better part of two raid lockouts, and frankly, we were getting sick of wiping on him.
Elegon is without a doubt one of the toughest fights this tier and the first real stumbling block that most guilds will encounter. I did a little checking and I’ve put in 64 attempts on this boss, which is at least 20 more than any other boss I’ve faced. After defeating him we then two-shot Will of the Emperor and then three-shot Imperial Vizier Zor’lok.
The next night we got Blade Lord to 3% on our best attempt, so it won’t be long before we’re working on Garalon. If you’re struggling on Elegon, take heart, for once you clear him you may find a few easy victories to follow.
Defeating Elegon requires everything to go right, and everyone needs to do their job without exception. There just isn’t a lot of room for error and smallest mistake will cause a wipe. As far as Hunters are concerned it’s not a difficult fight to learn, but mastering it is another story. Here are a few things I recommend for this encounter.
- Take advantage of the sweet spot. There is an area right on edge of the platform where you can get the buff and clear your stacks just by jumping. It’s critical that you take advantage of this. It saves you from having to move, and when the floor drops you won’t fall down, which means you can get some buffed DPS time on your pillar.
- Use Fervor. Some guides recommend Thrill of the Hunt for the orb phase. Thrill of the Hunt is very effective, but so is Fervor. I like Fervor for the on-demand focus it provides. Having this control not only works in the orb phase, but is beneficial to you throughout the fight.
- Binding Shot. Okay so I forgot to spec this for our kill, but it was recommended by Rogerbrown from Method. Binding Shot is useful on the adds that spawn during the pillar phase. I plan to try it next time I raid.
- Deterrence and Glyph of Deterrence can help mitigate damage from the exploding orbs and Celestial Protectors.
Elegaon is tough fight, and I think it’s a fun fight, and it drops one of the coolest mounts in the game. I suspect folks will be defeating him for quite some time this expansion. I’m certainly wiling to defeat him once a week for that mount.
Finally, our guild is recruiting raiders for our two 10-man raid teams. Group one run raids four nights a week (Tue-Fri, 8-11 PM EST), and Group two raids two nights a week (Tue/Wed 8-11 PM EST). Alas we have plenty of hunters but could use some melee DPS (Rogue or Fury Warrior or Monk), and both groups could use a healer (Disc. priest, Monk or Pally). Those classes are just what we’d prefer, but we’ll gladly accept anyone willing to put in the time and effort to progress. Our goal is to clear normal modes and the move into heroics. If you’re interested please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk further.