XT-002 Deconstructor Encounter Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on May 02, 2023 at 12:00 by Abide 1 comment

XT-002 Deconstructor is the fourth boss of Ulduar. This boss' hard mode can be activated by attacking and killing the heart when it appears during the fight. Do not forget to be aware of the various Raid Buffs and Debuffs as you work to optimize your Raid Composition for this encounter's mechanics!


Overview of XT-002 Deconstructor in Wrath of the Lich King Classic

XT-002 Deconstructor is the fourth fight of the raid, but it can also be fought second if both Razorscale and Ignis are skipped. This fight has a hard mode available, having one of the highest DPS requirements in the raid. In the middle of the fight, XT-002 Deconstructor will expose his heart, allowing players to destroy it to activate his hard mode. In addition to the boss's massive raid-wide damage, players will also be attacked by dozens of robotic enemies throughout the encounter.


Role-Specific Tips for XT-002 Deconstructor


DPS Tips

  • Ranged DPS much make sure that the XE-321 Boombots are dealt with quickly to optimize damage and allow your tanks to grab things quickly.
  • Be ready with any available knockbacks, slows, or stuns if any robots get close as they will likely kill your healers.
  • Stack tightly in assigned positions and be aware of your debuffs at all times, quickly moving out of the group if you are targeted by Searing Light IconSearing Light.

Healer Tips

  • Tympanic Tantrum IconTympanic Tantrum is the main source of damage your raid will receive this fight; make sure you quickly top players up between the ticks of damage.
  • Searing Light IconSearing Light also does a high amount of damage over time to the target, be sure to keep them alive for the duration of the debuff.
  • Be mindful of any nearby bots you may have aggro on. You may need to adjust or move to avoid dying to loose adds.

Tank Tips

  • Be sure to quickly grab any XM-024 Pummellers and Life Sparks and drag them under the boss so they can be cleaved down.
  • Be aware of any loose adds coming in late as they will run straight towards your healers.

XT-002 Deconstructor Encounter Abilities


XT-002 Deconstructor Abilities