Even with the new lower raid difficulty, it's good to go in with some knowledge. Reading your Dungeon Journal is a good start, but here are some quick tips on the first four bosses in the Siege of Wyrmrest Temple wing of the Dragon Soul raid.
Here are some quick facts to remember about the Raid Finder:
- No lockouts. Participating in the Raid Finder will not lock you out from doing the raid on 10- or 25-man with your guild or group.
- You only get to roll on loot once per boss per week. You can fight bosses multiple times but are only eligible for loot on the first kill.
- 250 valor points for completing the raid wing.
- Two tanks, six healers, 17 DPSers are needed for a Raid Finder raid.
- You can queue up in Raid Finder with your Real ID friends across servers.
Tank the boss on the road to Wyrmrest. Send seven players to touch the crystals that spawn. When Morchok pulls you toward him, run away and hide behind the spikes he creates. Do not stand in the blood. Tank swap when Crush Armor stacks too high, usually at three to four stacks.
Tank the boss in the center. A ball will form that you have to run into to bounce it to the boss. Move the boss into the path of the ball if you need to. When the boss gets hit, group up in the center and burn DPS, since he will take extra damage. Repeat until dead.
Tank the boss in the center of the room. When oozes appear, focus killing one ooze based on priorty order -- purple, then green, then yellow. Kill adds, kill mana voids, and if a green slime hits the boss, spread out. Repeat until dead.
Tank the boss in the center and back up from Focused Assault. If Hagara does Frozen Tempest, move to the outside ring, kill crystals, and run from the ice wall or you will die. If Hagara does Lightning Storm, kill the add near a totem and chain the lightning from one totem to the next by staggering your raid. Repeat until Hagara is dead.
Be polite, be patient, and have a fun time raiding in a more accessible raiding environment. We've already heard some wonderful success stories about the Raid Finder, with many players who once would have never seen raid content now getting to be part of it in a big way. Share your Raid Finder tips in the comments below.
Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!