Taloc Mythic Strategy/Tactics

Last updated on Oct 03, 2018 at 09:05 by Dhaubbs 6 comments

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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 Taloc in Uldir in Mythic mode.

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

1. Mythic Mode Abilities

1.1. Hardened Arteries

While Taloc is active, he will cast Hardened Arteries Icon Hardened Arteries once every minute. This will apply a 6-second debuff to 10 players that will reduce their movement speed by 20% per second, until they are rooted. When Hardened Arteries expires, it will deal a large amount of Shadow damage to anyone within 8 yards of the affected players.

1.2. Enlarged Heart

When Taloc applies Hardened Arteries Icon Hardened Arteries to the raid, he will also afflict the active tank with Enlarged Heart Icon Enlarged Heart. After 6 seconds, this debuff will deal a tremendous amount of Shadow damage, split between anyone within 8 yards.

2. Strategy

Taloc is an excellent warm-up boss for Mythic, almost to the point of perhaps being undertuned. The fight plays exactly the same as on Heroic, except every minute the boss will apply Hardened Arteries Icon Hardened Arteries and Enlarged Heart Icon Enlarged Heart to the raid. These mechanics are very simple to handle: players with Hardened Arteries spread out, and everyone else stacks on top of the tank with the Enlarged Heart debuff. Classes without hyper-mobile abilities such as Blink Icon Blink Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo or Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap should spread out a few seconds prior to the debuffs going out, to ensure they make enough room for the slower classes. Assuming all the "clean" players stack with the tank, and all the "dirty" players are spread from one another, the entire raid should take about the same amount of damage when the debuffs expire.

Healers can feel free to use raid cooldowns for the Enlarged Heart Icon Enlarged Heart and Hardened Arteries Icon Hardened Arteries since outside of the Cudgel of Gore Icon Cudgel of Gore, raid damage is nonexistent.

3. Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp

We advise you to use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism/Time Warp Icon Time Warp when the elevator reaches the bottom of the shaft. This will allow everyone's cooldowns to be ready to use after the extended intermission, and will help bring Taloc into execute range more quickly.

4. Changelog

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