Skorpyron Abilities

Last updated on Jan 07, 2017 at 08:06 by Furty 4 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all the abilities from the Skorpyron encounter in The Nighthold. The idea is to give you a solid understanding of the encounter before you read the strategy.

If you are already familiar with the encounter, then you can skip to the strategy and tactics page or access any other page of the guide by using the table of contents on the right.



Skorpyron is a simple two phase fight that features many adds and a short intermission. Most of his abilities are large and telegraphed casts, giving the group plenty of time to react and adjust.



Call of the Scorpid Icon Call of the Scorpid occurs periodically and summons a host of scorpids to attack the group. The Volatile Scorpid will buff the other scorpids with Scorpid Swarm Icon Scorpid Swarm and explode upon death, while the Crystalline Scorpids will stack a magic debuff on the tank. All scorpids will grow in power recurrently from Boon of the Scorpid Icon Boon of the Scorpid and will remain Shrouded Icon Shrouded until actively engaged in combat.

Arcanoslash Icon Arcanoslash will happen frequently, hitting all targets within an 18-yard hemisphere in front of the boss. Tanks will be afflicted with Arcane Tether Icon Arcane Tethers, which deal Arcane damage every second (stacking every tick) until they are broken. Running 10 yards away from the tether will cause it to break.

Skorpyron will face a random direction and cast Focused Blast Icon Focused Blast, which deals very high Arcane damage in a large cone and stuns anyone hit by 6 seconds, which increases in duration for any subsequent hits. This ability has a short charge up time, which allows it to be easily dodged by the raid.

Skorpyron has a Chitinous Exoskeleton Icon Chitinous Exoskeleton, which reduces damage taken. The exoskeleton continuously reduces in effectiveness as the boss takes damage, and will eventually break apart entirely, causing a Exoskeletal Vulnerability Icon Exoskeletal Vulnerability. The vulnerable period lasts 15 seconds and causes Skorpyron to take 45% increased damage. After 15 seconds, the exoskeleton is fully restored and this process repeats and grows an Infused Exoskeleton Icon Infused Exoskeleton, which increases damage done by 10% in Normal Mode and 15% in Heroic Mode and stacks with each regrowth. Skorpyron's exoskeleton is fully shattered every 25% of his health pool.

While Skorpyron's Chitinous Exoskeleton Icon Chitinous Exoskeleton is being destroyed, pieces will periodically break off into Crystalline Fragments Icon Crystalline Fragments that deal low Arcane damage if they connect with players. The fragments create Broken Shard Icon Broken Shards.

Skorpyron will occasionally cast Shockwave Icon Shockwave, a cast that deals moderate Physical damage and knocks everyone back. Anyone hit by this will be knocked into the walls and spawn additional scorpids from Shrouded Icon Shrouded. This ability can be avoided entirely by hiding behind the Broken Shard Icon Broken Shards. After Shockwave Icon Shockwave finishes, all remaining Broken Shard Icon Broken Shards will be destroyed.