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Skorpyron Mythic Strategy/Tactics

Last updated on Feb 07, 2017 at 09:30 by Furty 4 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, you will find a list of changes between Normal/Heroic modes and Mythic mode, as well as a working strategy to defeat Skorpyron in The Nighthold in Mythic mode.

The other pages of our Skorpyron guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Mythic Mode Abilities

Skorpyron presents a very similar encounter on Mythic difficulty, albeit with a few additions and augmentations. The Infused Exoskeleton Icon Infused Exoskeleton buff will now grant 20% (up from 10%) increased damage per stack, while the Boon of the Scorpid Icon Boon of the Scorpid buff is increased to 15% (up from 10%).

On this difficulty Skorpyron will change colors as the fight progresses due to the Chromatic Exoskeleton Icon Chromatic Exoskeleton. His current color will affect the properties of the Crystalline Fragments Icon Crystalline Fragments that spawn throughout the encounter. Each crystalline phase lasts 30 seconds, each volatile phase lasts 60 seconds, and each acidic phase lasts 30 seconds. The fragments during the crystalline phase become Crystalline Shards, which are identical to the shards spawned in the Normal and Heroic versions of the encounter. During the volatile phase, the fragments spawned become Volatile Shards, which pulse for Fire damage every 3 seconds to players within 3 yards. They will also erupt into a Volatile Resonance Icon Volatile Resonance 3 seconds after Shockwave Icon Shockwave is cast. During the acidic phase the fragments spawned become Acidic Shards, which deal raidwide damage upon landing and apply the Acidic Fragments Icon Acidic Fragments debuff to the raid group. This debuff stacks, and is applied each time an Acidic Shard is spawned.

Arcane Tether Icon Arcane Tethers persist at its location for 15 seconds after the tank breaks free. If the tank returns within 10 yards of the tether, it will reattach.

Finally, a new scorpid will spawn; the Acidmaw Scorpid. They will periodically drop pools of Toxic Chitin Icon Toxic Chitin at their location, which will deal moderate damage to anyone standing within them. The pools persist for slightly less than a minute before despawning.

2. Strategy

The strategy for Mythic is identical to the Normal and Heroic versions of the fight with regards to positioning. The tanks should drop the Arcane Tether Icon Arcane Tethers on alternating sides of where they are tanking the boss to avoid immediately reacquiring the debuff.

Healers should pay special attention to the raid during the acid (green) phase of the Chromatic Exoskeleton Icon Chromatic Exoskeleton. As the Acidic Fragments Icon Acidic Fragments debuff stacks higher the raid will begin to suffer heavy damage, encouraging the use of throughput cooldowns.

When Shockwave Icon Shockwave is approaching, the raid should prefer the Crystalline Shards as hiding spots, and avoid being near any Volatile Shards.

Per usual, Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust should be used when the Exoskeletal Vulnerability Icon Exoskeletal Vulnerability phase is about to be triggered.

3. ChangeLog

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  • 07 Feb. 2017: Added Mythic version.
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