Opulence Strategy Guide in Battle of Dazar'alor Raid
Welcome to our guide for Opulence, an Alliance-only encounter in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. Here, you will first find a quick breakdown by role following by a detailed strategy to defeat Opulence.
It is important to take the information on this page with future updates in mind. This has been based on PTR-only information and is likely to be retuned and reworked prior to the raid releasing. As we near the actual release date, we will put up a full guide for the raid, with strategies included.
2. Fight Overview
This fight is probably the most unique of the raid, with a split-gauntlet event happening, similar to the Spoils of Pandaria fight in Siege of Orgrimmar.
The raid will be split and will have to work their way through multiple trapped rooms, while also fighting against a mini-boss. After you manage to do so, the raid will pick up The Zandalari Crown Jewels prior to engaging the boss, which will give a variety of buffs, depending on your role and the gem you pick up.
The main boss will be in a large room of its own, so there is time (still in combat) before engaging it after the mini-boss dies.
3. The Zandalari Crown Jewels
This boss fight is based around the buffs granted by the Crown Jewel gems. There are different gems for each role and they each have difference effects. Currently, these are the potential gems you can pick up, sorted by role:
3.1. Tank Gems
3.1.1. Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector
This gem will absorb 50% of the incoming damage dealt to the tank, but only up to a maximum of 50% of the tank's maximum HP. Once this cap has been broken, the Diamond will become "depleted". It will need 1 minute to recharge before it can provide the absorb again.
3.2. Healer Gems
3.2.1. Tailwind Sapphire
Any heals and absorbs you cast will trigger the Tailwinds buff on the target. This buff increases the damage dealt by the target for 30 seconds, by 5% per stack.
3.2.2. Amethyst of the Shadow King
Whenever you heal or grant an absorb to a target, you will also grant them the Shadow-Touched buff, which reduces Shadow damage taken by 90% for 1 minute.
3.3. DPS Gems
3.3.1. Ruby of the Focused Animus
Any damage dealt will plsce the Focused Animus debuff on the target, which will increase damage taken by 1%, for 6 seconds. This will continue to stack, as long as the target is still attacked to maintain the debuff.
3.3.2. Topaz of Brilliant Sunlight
As long as there are no other players standing near you, you will gain stacks of Incandescence. If you reach 100 stacks, you will gain Brilliant Aura and grant yourself and nearby allies 100% additional Critical Strike chance.
3.3.3. Emerald of Earthen Roots
As long as you remain standing still, you will gain a stacking buff which grants 1% increased damage done per stack.
3.3.4. Opal of Unleashed Rage
For each new creature that you attack, you will gain a stack of Unleashed Rage, which grants 2% increased damage done per stack.
4. Phase One: Raiding The Vault
The first phase seems to require players to essentially stay alive through a variety of traps in order to defeat two lesser guardians that will then spawn the final Treasure Guardian. It is possible to engage the final Guardian with the Lesser Guardians still alive, but you will then give the boss a 100% damage done and HP bonus for each Guardian that is still alive.
4.1. Lesser Guardian: The Hand of In'zashi
The lesser guardian will smash the ground around it with one of its arms, stunning everyone on that side of the boss for 4 seconds and dealing a large amount of Physical damage to all players hit.
4.1.2. Volatile Charge
A debuff will be applied to a set of players (not yet clear if this is all players or only a select few) which, after 8 seconds, will deal Nature damage to players within a 6-yard radius of the charge.
4.2. Lesser Guardian: Yalat's Bulwark
This ability works in exactly the same manner as for the other lesser guardian.
4.2.2. Flames of Punishment
A set of flames will appear, dealing instant Fire damage to any players hit, followed by a DoT that deals Fire damage every 2 seconds, for 8 seconds.
The traps will be found throughout the vaults, but it is currently unclear if they will be hidden/stealthed or easily visible.
4.3.1. Flame Jet
A vault that contains this trap will send out a wave of fire that deals Fire damage every 2 seconds to players standing in the way.
4.3.2. Ruby Beam
If a vault is trapped with this, it will send a beam that follows a player, leaving behind pools of Scorching Ground, which deal Physical damage every 2 seconds while standing in them.
4.3.3. Pulse-Quickening Toxin
This toxin will deal increasing amounts of Nature damage, but can buff players under the right circumstances. If you take damage from the toxin while under 50% HP, you will gain increased secondary stats for 10 seconds.
4.3.4. Time Bomb
This will apply a Time Bomb to players (not clear if this is a single player, a set of players or all players), which will detonate when dispelled or after 10 seconds, whichever comes first. The detonation will deal damage to the raid, but it is not clear what type of damage is inflicted.
5. Phase Two: Toppling The Guardian
5.1. Draw Power
This ability is the reason why the other Guardians need to be dead before you engage the final one. Draw Power grants the boss a massive damage done and HP boost for each one that is still alive.
5.2. Liquid Gold
Players will be targeted and coated in Liquid Gold, which causes a DoT effect that deals Fire damage every 3 seconds, for 12 seconds. After it wears off, the player will create a pile of Molten Gold, which deals Fire damage to players every 3 seconds. It is not clear if this is only dealt if you stand in the pile or if it targets players regardless of their distance.
5.3. Spirit of Gold
5.4. Coin Shower
A player will be targeted by this attack and will receive a large amount of Physical damage after 10 seconds, within a 7-yard radius. The damage is split between all players within that radius, evenly.
5.5. Wall of Greed
All players will take Shadow damage every 2 seconds, for 10 seconds, while this is being channelled. The damage will ramp up gradually over the duration of the cast and, once finished, it will grant the boss a stack of Greed. This grants the boss a stacking buff that increases damage dealt by 25%.
5.6. Coin Sweep
This is a frontal-cone attack that deals Physical damage to all players in the cone. It also increases Physical damage received by 100% if a player is hit by it.
This section will be updated closer to the release of the raid.
- 23 Oct. 2018: Guide added.
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