I happened to do dailies at the Argent Tournament, when Wintergrasp Battle was about to start. I figured, I could just join up for the free honor and looked into Vault of Archavon to pass the time. Previously I wondered how hard the trash would be here now or if I could even take down a Boss. The Trash looked surprisingly doable and I thought, even with the upcoming battle, it would not hurt to at least see how hard the encounter would be like. Before thinking about it, I rushed in.
Archavon the Stonewatcher
- Rock Shards
Inflicts 472 to 528 physical damage in an area of 5 yard around the target 9 times a second, for 3 seconds.
- Crushing Leap
Inflicts 5,000 Physical damage to a random target and its allies within 10 yards outside melee range, and causes knockback in the area.
- Choking Cloud
Inflicts 2,000 damage every 1 second and reducing chance to hit by 50% to everyone standing in it. Cast immediately after Crushing Leap.
Inflicts 3,770 to 4,230 unmitigable damage to everyone and stuns them for 2 seconds. At the same time, he will Impale his highest aggro target.
Inflicts 28,275 to 31,725 Physical damage and stuns the target for 8 seconds.
There is a lot of incoming damage. Melee, Impale, etc … so use your cooldowns wisely, maybe place Searing ttoem a bit away to Archavon needs to turn and run to kill it (at times) which gives you the extra second to heal through this. You’ll play this very defensive, but then it is doable, was the hardest boss I tried so far.
He dropped 2 items and 177 gold, 37 Honor!
Edit: Here is the Video. As you can see, I always popped some pets before he grabbed me, this is to make sure he has something to punch instead of me.
[youtube width=“640″ height=“385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bG6eYKt9lQ[/embed]
Good luck trying!