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Ebonroc Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on Feb 10, 2020 at 13:48 by Impakt 1 comment

Ebonroc is the fifth boss you will encounter in Blackwing Lair, and can be found in the room right after Broodlord Lashlayer, known as the three drakes' room. Ebonroc is also the second of the three drakes that you will kill leading up to the dragon himself, Nefarian.

1.

Ebonroc Summary by Role

1.1.

Tanks

  • You will need 3 tanks.
  • Positioning is key. Get in correct positions and do not move. You will want to bring the boss into the corner next to the ramp he comes into the room on, with the tanks making a triangle in front of the boss. Each tank should be spaced from each other, with each having their back against the wall. All three tanks will be taunt swapping frequently, and this is to ensure that the melee do not have to move and can always hit Ebonroc's back.
  • Your tanks should have a set taunt order, and they should swap every time the current tank gets cursed. If Ebonroc hits a cursed target, he will heal, meaning your tanks need to be very fast at their taunt swaps to limit boss healing.
  • It is highly recommended that your tanks use Onyxia Scale Cloak Icon Onyxia Scale Cloak. Wearing this cloak will remove the DoT and explosive damage that Ebonroc's curse Shadow of Ebonroc IconShadow of Ebonroc will do to your tanks, making it much easier to deal with.
1.2.

Healers

  • No special healing requirements, just make sure the tanks are kept alive. If the tanks die and lose threat, it will be hard to recover.
1.3.

DPS

  • Melee should be stacked in a single spot behind the boss and should never have to move. Ranged can be further out, but should also never need to move.
2.

General Tips for Ebonroc

  • Getting the boss positioned correctly is the most important part of the fight. Start with the entire raid sitting behind the ramp to LoS the boss to ensure that tanks can cleanly pull the boss into the corner next to the ramp. You will want to bring the boss into the corner next to the ramp he comes into the room on, with the tanks making a triangle in front of the boss. Each tank should be spaced from one and other, with each having their back against the wall.
  • The only mechanic of the fight is a taunt swap that requires 3 tanks. The tanks should have a set rotation, and should taunt the moment the current tank gets the Shadow of Ebonroc IconShadow of Ebonroc curse. This curse will heal Ebonroc if he attacks the afflicted target, so taunt swaps should be as fast as possible. If all three tanks have their Onyxia Scale Cloak Icon Onyxia Scale Cloaks, this should be a trivial fight.
3.

Strategy for Ebonroc

Ebonroc is a very easy fight if your tanks have their Onyxia Scale Cloak Icon Onyxia Scale Cloaks. This cloak greatly limits the damage that they take from Shadow of Ebonroc IconShadow of Ebonroc and Shadow Flame IconShadow Flame and will make it quite easy for the healers to keep them topped. The only mechanic of the fight involves taunt swapping, as discussed above. The tanks will want to swap every time one of them gets Shadow of Ebonroc IconShadow of Ebonroc to ensure that the boss does not heal. You will need 3 tanks for this to ensure that you always have a free tank to hold the boss. Besides the taunt swapping and positioning, everyone can just stand still and turret the boss.

3.1.

Important Abilities

  • Shadow of Ebonroc IconShadow of Ebonroc is a curse that will make Ebonroc heal if he attacks the afflicted target. Tanks should swap instantly once the current tank becomes cursed. If you have your Onyxia Scale Cloak Icon Onyxia Scale Cloak, then the curse will only do initial damage, but otherwise will also do a heavy DoT and will do more damage when it expires.
4.

Loot from Ebonroc

4.1.

Tier 2 Loot

Item Slot Class
Handguards of Transcendence Icon Handguards of Transcendence Hands Priest
Bloodfang Gloves Icon Bloodfang Gloves Hands Rogue
Gauntlets of Wrath Icon Gauntlets of Wrath Hands Warrior
Gauntlets of Ten Storms Icon Gauntlets of Ten Storms Hands Shaman
Dragonstalker's Gauntlets Icon Dragonstalker's Gauntlets Hands Hunter
Judgement Gauntlets Icon Judgement Gauntlets Hands Paladin
Nemesis Gloves Icon Nemesis Gloves Hands Warlock
Netherwind Gloves Icon Netherwind Gloves Hands Mage
Stormrage Handguards Icon Stormrage Handguards Hands Druid
4.2.

Shared Loot with 3 Drakes (Firemaw, Ebonroc, Flamegor)

Item Slot
Drake Talon Cleaver Icon Drake Talon Cleaver Two-Handed Axe
Drake Talon Pauldrons Icon Drake Talon Pauldrons Shoulder
Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem Trinket
Ring of Blackrock Icon Ring of Blackrock Finger
Taut Dragonhide Belt Icon Taut Dragonhide Belt Waist
Shadow Wing Focus Staff Icon Shadow Wing Focus Staff Staff
4.3.

Non-Tier Loot

Item Slot
Aegis of Preservation Icon Aegis of Preservation Trinket (Priest-only)
Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration Ring
Dragonbreath Hand Cannon Icon Dragonbreath Hand Cannon Gun
Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman Trinket
Ebony Flame Gloves Icon Ebony Flame Gloves Hands
Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Icon Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Chest
5.

Changelog

  • 10 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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