Elegon Detailed Strategy Guide (Heroic Mode included)

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Boss Icon - Elegon
Introduction

This guide is intended to provide a comprehensive description of the encounter with Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults. It is targeted at anyone who desires to understand the fight mechanics.

This guide is updated for World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.

Elegon is the fifth boss in the Mogu'shan Vaults raid instance. This is an encounter of great complexity, which will test your raid in many different ways.

During the encounter, you will have to defeat several types of adds, overcome positional and movement challenges, and endure moments of heavy damage.

Moreover, in entry-level raiding gear, the encounter will also put a strain on your raid's DPS.

Despite these complexities, the encounter should not prove too difficult for you if you have overcome the previous bosses in the instance.

1. General Information↑top

Difficulty Health Values Enrage Timer Raid Composition
Tanks Healers DPS
10-man
  • Elegon: 294M
  • Celestial Protector: 4.2M
  • Energy Charge: 500k
  • Empyreal Focus: 1.4M
  • Cosmic Spark: 800K
9 min. 30 2 2 6
10-man Heroic
  • Elegon: 339M
  • Celestial Protector: 4.1M
  • Energy Charge: 738k
  • Empyreal Focus: 2M
  • Cosmic Spark: 800K
9 min. 30 2 2 6
25-man
  • Elegon: 883M
  • Celestial Protector: 12.6M
  • Energy Charge: 1.5M
  • Empyreal Focus: 4.3M
  • Cosmic Spark: 2.4M
9 min. 30 2 6-7 15-16
25-man Heroic
  • Elegon: 1.16B
  • Celestial Protector: 12.3M
  • Energy Charge: 2.2M
  • Empyreal Focus: 6.1M
  • Cosmic Spark: 3.5M
9 min. 30 3 6 16
LFR
  • Elegon: 306M
  • Celestial Protector: 8.4M
  • Energy Charge: 900k
  • Empyreal Focus: 3.2M
  • Cosmic Spark: 1M
9 min. 30 2 6 17

2. Loot↑top

2.1. Armor

Item Name Armor Slot Main Stats
Orbital Belt Icon Orbital Belt (LFR, Heroic) Cloth Waist Intellect
Galaxyfire Girdle Icon Galaxyfire Girdle (LFR, Heroic) Cloth Waist Intellect/Spirit
Phasewalker Striders Icon Phasewalker Striders (LFR, Heroic) Leather Legs Intellect/Spirit
Chestguard of Total Annihilation Icon Chestguard of Total Annihilation (LFR, Heroic) Leather Chest Agility
Shoulders of Empyreal Focus Icon Shoulders of Empyreal Focus (LFR, Heroic) Mail Shoulders Intellect/Spirit
Crown of Keening Stars Icon Crown of Keening Stars (LFR, Heroic) Plate Head Intellect
Starcrusher Gauntlets Icon Starcrusher Gauntlets (LFR, Heroic) Plate Hands Strength

2.2. Weapons

Item Name Type Main Stats
Elegion, the Fanged Crescent Icon Elegion, the Fanged Crescent (LFR, Heroic) One-Hand Axe Strength
Starshatter Icon Starshatter (LFR, Heroic) Two-Handed Sword Strength
Torch of the Celestial Spark Icon Torch of the Celestial Spark (LFR, Heroic) Wand Intellect

2.3. Rings and Trinkets

Item Name Type Main Stats
Band of Bursting Novas Icon Band of Bursting Novas (LFR, Heroic) Ring Strength/Dodge
Bottle of Infinite Stars Icon Bottle of Infinite Stars (LFR, Heroic) Trinket Agility
Light of the Cosmos Icon Light of the Cosmos (LFR, Heroic) Trinket Intellect
Vial of Dragon's Blood Icon Vial of Dragon's Blood (LFR, Heroic) Trinket Dodge

3. Overview of the Fight↑top

The encounter against Elegon is comprised of three phases, henceforth called stages. These three stages form a cycle, which repeats twice throughout the fight. We detail this cycle below.

  1. Stage One lasts from 100% to 85% of Elegon's health.
  2. Stage Two starts at the end of Stage One, and lasts until the raid fails to kill certain adds that the boss repeatedly spawns, in a given amount of time. The time frame for killing each wave of adds is shorter each time, making it unavoidable that the Stage will end. Under normal circumstances, Stage Two should last around 40 seconds.
  3. Stage Three starts at the end of Stage Two, and lasts until the raid kills all of the objects that the boss spawns during Stage Three. The raid is forced to end this Stage in a timely manner, because there is increasing raid damage that will lead to a wipe. Under normal circumstances, Stage Three should last around 80 seconds.
  4. Stage One starts for a second time when Elegon reaches 50% health. From this point on, the other two stages follow in the same pattern that we described above.

Once the second cycle ends, Elegon will no longer re-enter any stage. He will simply damage the tank and raid until killed.

3.1. Videos by Inner Sanctum

25-man Normal kill

10-man Heroic kill

4. The Environment↑top

Elegon - Inner and Outer Rings The room where you will face Elegon plays an important role in the encounter.

You will fight Elegon in a circular room. The room has two areas, an Inner Ring and an Outer Ring.

4.1. The Inner Ring

The Inner Ring is covered by a floor made of energy. Any raid member that stands in this area receives two debuffs:

  • Touch of the Titans Icon Touch of the Titans is a beneficial debuff that increases damage done and healing received by 50%.
  • Overcharged Icon Overcharged is a stacking debuff that increases damage taken by 5% per stack, up to a maximum of 20 stacks. A new stack is applied every 5 seconds. Leaving the Inner Ring immediately removes the Overcharged debuff.

Note that in LFR, Overcharged does not exist.

The Inner Ring is where the raid will spend the majority of Stages One and Two.

At the end of Stage Two, the floor that makes up the Inner Ring will disappear, leaving a gaping hole in the room. Any players who are still in the Inner Ring at this time will fall to their deaths.

The floor is re-formed as soon as Stage Three ends.

4.2. The Outer Ring

Unlike the Inner Ring, the Outer Ring is made of stone and it does not interact with the raid in any way. This is where you will spend the entirety of Stage Three, and also where you will move for brief moments during Stage One, in order to allow the Overcharged Icon Overcharged debuff to expire.

The outside of the Outer Ring is walled, marking the limit of the fighting area.

5. Stage One↑top

As we mentioned above, Stage One starts at the beginning of the fight, and lasts until Elegon reaches 85% health.

During Stage One, Elegon is located in the center of the Inner Ring, and he is stationary. He can be turned, but he does not move from his position.

5.1. Abilities

During Stage One, Elegon makes use of several abilities.

  • Celestial Breath Icon Celestial Breath is a frontal cone AoE attack that Elegon will cast every 20 seconds. It deals a high amount of Arcane damage.
  • Every 35 seconds, Elegon will cast Materialize Protector Icon Materialize Protector. This summons a Celestial Protector, an add with a normal threat table who melees its main aggro target and has several abilities of its own.
    • The Celestial Protector regularly casts Arcing Energy Icon Arcing Energy, which deals high Arcane damage to random raid members and applies a debuff called Closed Circuit Icon Closed Circuit to them. This debuff reduces the healing taken by the target by 50% (25% in LFR) for 20 seconds, and can be dispelled.
    • Due to Phasing, when the Celestial Protector is outside the Inner Ring and has over 25% health, he takes 90% reduced damage.
    • When the Celestial Protector reaches 25% health, he begins casting Stability Flux Icon Stability Flux, which deals a small amount of Arcane damage to all raid members every second.
    • When the Celestial Protector is killed, he casts Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation, which deals a large amount of Arcane damage to all raid members. The Celestial Protector benefits from Touch of the Titans Icon Touch of the Titans, greatly buffing the damage of Total Annihilation if he dies while inside the Inner Ring.

Finally, if no targets are within Elegon's melee range, he will cast Grasping Energy Tendrils Icon Grasping Energy Tendrils, pulling all raid members to him and dealing a high amount of Arcane damage to them.

5.2. Strategy

First, we will summarise the strategy for Stage One. Then, we will detail each step further.

  • Have Elegon tanked facing away from the raid, so that he does not hit anyone except the tank with Celestial Breath Icon Celestial Breath.
  • Have the Celestial Protectors picked up by the off-tank, tanked within the Inner Ring, and killed outside the Inner Ring. Make sure that no one is low on health when the Celestial Protector dies.
  • Have everyone periodically leave the Inner Ring for a brief moment, in order to reset their stacks of Overcharged Icon Overcharged. The tanks will have to switch tanking Elegon regularly, so that the off-tank can reset their stacks.
  • Healers must be quick to dispel Closed Circuit Icon Closed Circuit from players, as well as healing the raid and tank damage.

In LFR, the strategy is considerably simpler. All you need to do is tank Elegon facing away from the raid, and have the off-tank pick up the Celestial Protectors. There is no need for tank switching, the Overcharged debuff does not exist (and so, does not require resetting), and it is no problem if Celestial Defenders die in the Inner Ring.

5.2.1. Positioning

Elegon will be located in the center of the Inner Ring. There is no reason for the ranged DPS and healers not to stack up, so they should do so. Ideally, they will stack somewhere close to the edge of the Inner Ring, so that they can easily step out of it in order to reset their Overcharged Icon Overcharged debuff.

The melee DPS and any healers who prefer melee range will simply stack up behind Elegon.

There is no reason for the ranged DPS and healer group to move from their location.

5.2.2. Tanking Concerns

Your raid will be utilising two tanks: one for Elegon and one for the Celestial Protectors. Their tasks will constantly switch among them, so we will call the tank who is currently tanking Elegon the main tank, and the tank who is currently tanking the Celestial Protector the off-tank.

As we mentioned before, Elegon is stationary. Therefore, a tank must always be within Elegon's melee range, or he will melee the next player on the aggro table. Every 35 seconds, a new Celestial Protector is summoned, who must be tanked.

Finally, due to Overcharged Icon Overcharged, both tanks must regularly leave the Inner Ring in order to reset their stacks. Given that Stage One ends when Elegon reaches 85% health, it is probably only needed to reset your Overcharged debuff once.

The main tank must face Elegon away from the raid at all times, so that Celestial Breath Icon Celestial Breath does not damage anyone. Moreover, the main tank will have to watch their stacks of Overcharged, and be prepared to leave the Inner Ring to reset them when they reach about 10-12. The off-tank should taunt Elegon first, so that leaving his melee range is not a problem.

The off-tank must pick up the Celestial Protectors when they spawn (they spawn near to Elegon) and tank them in the Inner Ring, ideally close to its edge. This allows players to easily reset their Overcharged debuff, and allows the Celestial Protector be moved out of the Inner Ring swiftly before it dies.

When the Celestial Protector is about to die, the off-tank should momentarily leave the Inner Ring, bringing the Celestial Defender to the Outer Ring with them. Once their stacks of Overcharged are reset, and the Celestial Protector is dead, they can go to the main tank's location and taunt Elegon. At this time, the main tank should leave the Inner Ring to reset their Overcharged debuff, before picking up the new Celestial Protector.

5.2.3. Healing Concerns

During this part of the fight, the damage that must be healed is relatively low, with the exception of Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation casts. The main tank will be taking the brunt of the damage, espcially from Celestial Breath Icon Celestial Breath. Healers must watch out for the main tank's stacks of Overcharged Icon Overcharged, and use a healing cooldown on them if the stacks are high before a Celestial Breath.

In regards to raid damage, there will be random bursts of damage from Arcing Energy Icon Arcing Energy, cast by the Celestial Protectors. This must be healed through. Also, Arcing Energy applies the Closed Circuit Icon Closed Circuit healing debuff on raid members, which must be dispelled immediately.

There will be a small amount of raid damage when the Celestial Protectors are below 25% health, but this should not be problematic.

Finally, each time a Celestial Protector is killed, the raid will sustain around 200,000 in damage. Players must be topped off in preparation for this, and the healers must be ready to quickly heal those in need. Healing and defensive cooldowns can also be used here, since they will not be needed again for a while.

5.2.4. DPS Concerns

DPS players will find this stage of the fight very easy. They will have three simple tasks to perform:

  • DPS Elegon.
  • DPS the Celestial Protectors when they appear, and wait until it is outside the Inner Ring before killing it.
  • Move out of the Inner Ring when their Overcharged Icon Overcharged stacks are high (10+) in order to reset them.

5.2.5. Improving Raid DPS

Your goal in this stage is to transition Elegon to Stage Two (85% health) with as few Celestial Protector spawns as possible. In 25-man, you will have to transition him before the third Celestial Protector, and probably the same applies to 10-man.

In order to do this, you can make use of several tips to optimise DPS.

Firstly, melee DPS players can stay in, without resetting their stacks for the first Celestia Protector death (and ensuing Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation cast). Death Knights can easily survive the Total Annihilation damage, even with as much as 15 stacks of Overcharged Icon Overcharged, by using Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell. Other melee classes can use similar damage reduction abilities to survive.

If you are doing this, your healers must be made aware and they must be prepared to top these players off right before Total Annihilation occurs.

By doing this, you gain valuable DPS time on the boss, that these players would otherwise waste by running to reset their stacks. For the second Celestial Protector, however, all melee DPS will have to reset their stacks.

Secondly, casters can find a sweet spot at the edge of the border between the Inner and Outer Rings, where they are benefiting from the Touch of the Titans Icon Touch of the Titans (and stacking Overcharged Icon Overcharged), but where jumping will simply reset the stacks of Overcharged. This makes the resetting of stacks much easier, and requires little movement overall. Such sweet spots are located everywhere around the Inner Ring, and you can try to find one even before the fight starts. Simply stand as close to the Outer Ring as you can, while still benefiting from Touch of the Titans, and see if jumping in that location resets your stacks of Overcharged.

Finally, note that you should be able to push Elegon to Stage Two without the use of major cooldowns, such as Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Time Warp Icon Time Warp.

6. Stage Two↑top

When Elegon reaches 85% health, he enters Stage Two. This stage ends when one or more Energy Charges reach their destination (we describe this in detail below).

6.1. Abilities

This is mainly a DPS burn phase, but there is some raid damage to consider.

  1. When Elegon reaches 85% health, he begins channeling Draw Power Icon Draw Power for 15 seconds. During this time, nothing at all happens.
  2. When Draw Power is over, the boss will spawn 6 Energy Charge adds in a tight circle around his location. A second after spawning, these adds will begin moving towards 6 fixed points at the edge of the Inner Ring over 16 seconds (indicated by Focus Power Icon Focus Power, a spell Elegon channels during this time). The Energy Charges do not have aggro tables and do not deal any damage. They are not susceptible to slows or any other forms of crowd control. They are killable.
    • If all the Energy Charges are killed before they reach their destination (before Elegon finishes channeling Focus Power), then he will begin a new cast of Draw Power Icon Draw Power (lasting only 3 seconds), at the end of which he will spawn another set of 6 Energy Charges. These Charges will behave exactly like the previous ones, except that they will move faster (taking 13.33 seconds to reach their destination).
    • If this second set of Energy Charges is killed before any of them reaches their destination, Elegon will cast a new Draw Power Icon Draw Power (still 3 seconds) and spawn 6 more Energy Charges. These ones will travel to their destination over the course of 11.43 seconds.
    • This process continues, with the casts of Focus Power being shorter and shorter, until one or more Energy Charges reach their destination.
  3. When at least one Energy Charge reaches its destination, the boss will enter Stage Three. Your raid will have about 25 seconds before the floor of the Inner Ring disappears.

When an Energy Charge is killed, it deals a small amount of raid-wide Arcane damage.

It is important to note, finally, that each time Elegon finishes a cast of Draw Power, he gains a stack of a debuff that increases the damage he takes by 10% per stack (5% in LFR). This debuff persists until the end of the fight.

6.2. Strategy

The strategy for Stage Two is rather simple. Your raid has two goals:

  • Kill as many waves of Energy Charges as possible. Each successfully killed wave causes Elegon to take additional damage for the remainder of the fight, which will make beating the enrage timer possible.
  • Deal as much damage as possible to Elegon. Particularly, your raid will be able to deal a large amount of damage to Elegon while he first channels Draw Power Icon Draw Power (a full 15 seconds).

For the brief time that the Energy Charges are stacked together, it is possible to AoE them, or spread DoTs to them. This will only be the case for the first one or two global cooldowns. After this time, your raid should spread out in order to make sure that all the Charges are killed in time. It is best to assign specific groups of DPS players for each Charge.

Realistically, your raid will only manage to prevent a few waves of Energy Charges from reaching their destination. It is ideal to completely ignore the wave you cannot stop, and use this time to deal more DPS to Elegon himself.

The number of waves will depend on your raid's DPS, but we estimate that you will probably ignore the fourth or fifth waves.

Since the raid takes considerable damage in this stage, each time Energy Charges die and explode (even though these explosions do little damage on their own, they usually happen almost at the same time, and their combined damage is quite high), resetting the stacks of Overcharged Icon Overcharged remains a priority. For ranged DPS and healers, this is easy, since they can spend their time at the outer edge of the Inner Ring and simply side-step or jump to reset their debuff.

Melee DPS players have a harder task. For the most part, they are best off quickly stepping outside the Inner Ring whenever they finish killing an Energy Charge (since these generally die close to the Outer Ring anyway). In some cases, however, they can choose to skip resetting their stacks for a wave of Energy Charges, and be prepared to use defensive or self-healing cooldowns to survive the next wave of explosions.

7. Stage Three↑top

Elegon - Pylons When one or more Energy Charges reach their destination, Stage Three begins.

7.1. Collapse of the Inner Ring

As we have mentioned above several times already, when Stage Two comes to a close, the floor of the Inner Ring will disappear. All players must leave this area, or else they will fall to their deaths.

About 20 seconds into Stage Three, 6 pylons will appear around the inner edge of the Outer Ring, called Empyreal Focuses. Empyreal Focuses are stationary, killable adds that deal no damage and perform no actions. Stage Three ends when all 6 Focuses are killed.

Three Energy Conduit Icon Energy Conduits run from one side of the arena to the other, each of them linking two Empyreal Focuses. The Energy Conduits extend beyond the Focuses, all the way to the edges of the Outer Ring. Crossing the Energy Conduits deals massive damage to players. The Energy Conduits, therefore, effectively split the Outer Ring into 6 compartments, between which players cannot move freely.

An Energy Conduit disappears when both the Empyreal Focuses that it links have been destroyed.

In LFR, there are 6 Energy Conduits, each being linked to a single Empyreal Focus. While the room remains divided in 6 compartments, breaking an Energy Conduit is done simply by destroying its Empyreal Focus.

For ease of understanding, we have numbered the Empyreal Focuses from 1 to 6, starting from the control panel located at the entrance to the room, and going in a clockwise fashion. The image provided above illustrates the positions of the Empyreal Focuses and the Energy Conduits.

The Empyreal Focuses heavily influence your raid's positioning. Your raid will have to be split into two (or more) groups. As the Inner Ring collapses (so, before the actual start of Stage Three), these groups should be positioned around the Outer Ring, in the spaces between the Empyreal Focuses.

7.2. Abilities

Stage Three ramps-up slowly, so for the first 20 or so seconds there is no damage done to the raid. Many different things happen during this stage.

  • Elegon periodically deals Arcane damage to the raid with Unstable Energy Icon Unstable Energy.
  • Elegon also periodically targets the locations of random players with Energy Cascade Icon Energy Cascade. This deals a large amount of Arcane damage in a 5-yard radius of the point of impact, and spawns a small add called Cosmic Spark.
    • Cosmic Sparks have no abilities, and they simply melee their main aggro target. They are killable.
  • For each Empyreal Focus that your raid kills, Elegon gains a stack of Overloaded Icon Overloaded, increasing his damage and casting speed. This buff wears off when Stage Three ends.

7.3. Strategy

During this stage, your raid will have to:

  • Move around the Outer Ring, killing the Empyreal Focuses.
  • Tank and kill the Cosmic Sparks. Killing them can be delayed until all the Focuses are dead.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Energy Cascade Icon Energy Cascade.
  • Heal the raid and tank damage.

7.3.1. Positioning at the Start of the Stage, and Killing Empyreal Focuses

Your raid should split up into two groups, one going clockwise, and one going counter-clockwise, with an even split of tanks, healers, and DPS.

When the stage begins, and the Empyreal Focuses and their Energy Conduits go up, your raid members should already be in position in the compartments created by the Conduits. For example, one group can be located between Focuses 1 and 6, and the other between Focuses 2 and 3. One group can kill Focus 6, while the other kills Focus 3. This will destroy the Conduit linking these two Focuses, granting your raid access to Focuses 4 and 5. From here, it's a simple matter of killing the Focuses as you wish.

This is just an example, and you can distribute your raid in any number of ways.

Ranged DPS players who stand next to Focuses 2 and 5 can reach both Focuses 1 and 3, and 4 and 6 respectively. This is of particular interest for multi-dotting classes, who can benefit greatly.

In LFR, the phase is very straightforward. DPS players should just kill any Empyreal Focuses they can reach, and move to new ones as Energy Conduits disappear. No organization or coordination is required.

7.3.2. Other Concerns of Stage Three

Players must be careful not to cross the Energy Conduit Icon Energy Conduit, since this is very damaging.

Tanks will have to pick up and tank the Cosmic Sparks, while healers must heal the damage from Unstable Energy Icon Unstable Energy and the melee attacks of the Cosmic Sparks.

Everyone has to be very careful to dodge the Energy Cascade Icon Energy Cascades.

When the Stage is over, your raid can AoE the Cosmic Sparks.

8. Second Cycle↑top

When Stage Three ends, Stage One will restart. Everything will continue as described above. The only difference is that Stage One ends when Elegon reaches 50% health, instead of 85%.

When the second cycle is over (after the second Stage Three ends), Elegon gains a buff called Radiating Energies Icon Radiating Energies, which periodically deals raid-wide Arcane damage to all players, in both the Inner and Outer Rings. The damage in the Outer Ring is considerably higher than that in the Inner Ring. Aside from this, Elegon will simply melee the tank and cast Celestial Breath Icon Celestial Breath.

This is a burn phase, when the boss will be taking increased damage from all the stacks of Draw Power Icon Draw Power that he should have by now. Your raid will have a limited amount of time before Elegon enrages, so during this phase you must be prepared to maximise your raid's DPS.

Everyone should stack on Elegon, and simply heal through the damage. We do not recommend wasting any time resetting stacks of Overcharged Icon Overcharged, instead simply using healing and defensive cooldowns to survive until the boss dies.

9. DPS Race↑top

In entry-level raid gear, the Elegon encounter is a rather serious DPS check for your raid. Currently, in 10-man, you must utilise only 2 healers if you wish to succeed, and in 25-man you must use 5.

Therefore, you should be prepared for this aspect, and make sure that your raid's DPS is optimised.

10. When to Use Heroism/Bloodlust/Time Warp↑top

Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Time Warp Icon Time Warp is best used after the second cycle is over. This is when Elegon is taking the most increased damage.

11. Learning the Fight↑top

The encounter against Elegon is complex and long. There is no simple and easy way of teaching your raid to execute it. However, we feel that there are a few key points that you must emphasise.

  • DPS players must be properly assigned to Energy Charges.
  • Everyone must leave the Inner Ring at the end of Stage Two before the floor disappears.
  • Everyone must avoid the impact zones from Energy Cascade Icon Energy Cascade.

12. Heroic Mode↑top

The Heroic mode of Elegon is a rather accessible Heroic mode, when compared to Gara'jal and The Spirit Kings. The fight is quite similar to its Normal mode version, but a few key differences exist.

12.1. Differences from Normal Mode

First of all, all damage done by Elegon and the adds is increased, and the health of Elegon and of all the adds is also increased.

Secondly, there is one difference from Normal mode that affects all stages of the encounter: there is a line of sight obstruction between the Inner Ring and the Outer Ring, meaning that players inside the Inner Ring cannot heal or deal damage to targets in the Outer Ring, and vice versa.

Finally, there are several changes in mechanics, all of which only affect Stage One. We detail them in the following section.

12.1.1. Stage One Changes

There are several notable changes to Stage One, in addition to the line of sight change between the Inner and Outer Ring, which we mentioned above.

  • The Celestial Protectors now cast Closed Circuit Icon Closed Circuit on 3 players, up from 2, in 10-man. In 25-man, the number of targeted players appears to be unchanged.
  • Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation, the damaging attack that Celestial Protectors cast when they die, now works differently. The ability no longer hits the entire raid, but instead only hits players in the ring where the add dies. Since the Celestial Protectors should always be killed in the Outer Ring, we will assume that this is the case. Total Annihilation deals 500,000 Arcane damage (550,000 in 25-man), and it requires that a minimum number of players take damage from it each time (in 10-man, it is enough for one player to take damage from Total Annihilation, while in 25-man, 3 players must be hit). If the minimum number of players is not hit, then Catastrophic Anomaly Icon Catastrophic Anomaly will instantly wipe the raid. Players who soak Total Annihilation are affected by two debuffs.
    • Destabilizing Energies Icon Destabilizing Energies is a debuff that stuns players who are hit by Total Annihilation, and deals a moderate amount of Arcane damage to them every 2 seconds. The debuff (both the stun and the damage) lasts until the player is healed to 80% health. If Total Annihilation does not cause the player to drop below 80% health, then the debuff is not applied.
    • Destabilized Icon Destabilized is a debuff that affects all players who are hit by Total Annihilation. It lasts for 2 minutes, and causes these players to instantly die if they are hit by Total Annihilation again while the debuff is active.

12.2. Strategy

The only strategy changes occur during Stage One. Stages Two and Three remain relatively unchanged, but the increased damage dealt by the boss and the adds may alter your execution slightly.

Elegon should be tanked in the same way as in Normal mode, and everyone should reset their Overcharged Icon Overcharged stacks in the same way too.

The Celestial Protectors should always die in the Outer Ring, and you should always ensure that the subsequent Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation casts are properly soaked. We cover this below.

In 25-man, we advise the use of 3 tanks. This is because the rate at which your raid will be killing Celestial Protectors means that there will always be one up. Therefore, you will need to have two tanks for Elegon, so that they can taunt off of each other and reset their stacks of Overcharged.

Finally, you will have to get used to the line of sight obstruction between the Inner and Outer Rings, but this should not cause too many problems.

12.2.1. Soaking Total Annihilation

The most problematic part of Stage One will be soaking the casts of Total Annihilation Icon Total Annihilation. Any players who can reliably survive the large amounts of Arcane damage are suited for this task. For example, Priests using Dispersion Icon Dispersion, Hunters using Deterrence Icon Deterrence, Rogues using Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, are all good choices. Tanks can also survive this damage with a defensive cooldown.

You must keep in mind that, due to the Destabilized Icon Destabilized debuff, you will have to implement a rotation of soakers.

Finally, healers should be aware that players who have just been hit by Total Annihilation need to be quickly healed up to above 80% health, and that to do so, the healers themselves must be in the Outer Ring (due to the line of sight issue). Healers must be sure not to exit the Inner Ring until after Total Annihilation has been cast.

13. Achievement: Straight Six↑top

The Straight Six Icon Straight Six achievement is part of the Glory of the Pandaria Raider Icon Glory of the Pandaria Raider meta-achievement, which rewards you with the Reins of the Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent Icon Reins of the Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent mount. The achievement is somewhat tricky, but it should not prove very difficult.

The requirement is that you kill all 6 Empyreal Focuses within 10 seconds, during Stage Three. More specifically, you have 10 seconds after killing the first Focus to kill the remaining 5.

While the goal of the achievement is simple (bring all the Focuses to low health before killing them), executing it is more difficult, because players cannot freely move around, due to the Energy Conduit Icon Energy Conduits.

We believe that the best way to complete the achievement is to split the raid up into multiple groups of DPS players. In 10-man, you should have 3 groups of 2 DPS players. In 25-man, you can use 4 groups of 4 DPS players, but other configurations may also work.

These groups of players should be spread out around the Outer Ring, as soon as Stage Two ends. Their goal is to be in the spaces between various Empyreal Focuses as soon as Stage Three begins.

For example, in 10-man, you will want to have one group between Focuses 1 and 6, one group between focuses 2 and 3, and the last group between focuses 4 and 5. This way, your DPS players will have access to all the pillars, making it easy to DPS them all down evenly.

Your healers should be located in such a way as to be in range of as many DPS players as possible (and where your healers cannot reach, your should have hybrid DPS players who can heal if needed). Your tanks should also try to be in range of as many DPS players as possible, in order to taunt the inevitable Cosmic Sparks.

Should your raid members find it useful to bypass Energy Conduits, there are many useful abilities for this, such as:

14. Achievement: And... It's Good↑top

The And... It's Good! Icon And... It's Good! achievement is completed on the trash the precedes Elegon. The achievement does not count towards any meta-achievement, and does not appear to have any special purpose.

In order to complete the achievement, you must fly through the discs above Elegon's platform (still a hole in the ground at this stage, before the trash has been killed). The only way to do so is by being knocked back by the Mogu'shan Wardens that are part of the trash before Elegon. These adds do a frontal cone attack, called Forceful Swing Icon Forceful Swing, which knocks targets in front of them back a long distance. If you set your back to the discs above Elegon's platform, and jump just as the Forceful Swing cast ends, you should be thrown through the discs, granting you the achievement.

Note that this achievement is individual, meaning that each raid member must fly through the discs for them to get the achievement. Also note that you will not normally die when doing this, as you will simply land on the other side of the large hole, relatively unscathed.

15. Concluding Remarks↑top

This concludes our Elegon guide. If you have read us this far, then you should have an excellent understanding of the encounter, and defeating it should only be a matter of execution. If you want to help us improve our guide, you can always post on our forums or contact us by e-mail.