Magmorax, the first boss in the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid, is a fearsome lava hydra raised by Neltharion to guard the passage into the deepest chambers of the crucible. This guide will provide you with essential strategies and tactics to defeat this formidable foe and progress further into the raid.
Abilities and Strategies
- Igniting Roar: This ability deals damage and applies a stacking debuff to all players. To counter it, players should avoid getting high stacks from soaking Magma Puddles until the cast is over.
- Magma Puddle: Magmorax creates these puddles that players must soak to shrink. Gaining 10 stacks of the debuff will make a player Overheated, preventing them from shrinking puddles for 20 seconds. Players should soak one puddle with three players to avoid gaining too many stacks.
- Catastrophic Eruption: When Magmorax reaches 100 energy, he deals increased physical damage, inflicts fire damage to all players, and increases fire damage taken. This is the enrage mechanic.
- Blazing Tantrum: If Magmorax is standing in a Magma Puddle, he gains energy and inflicts fire damage every second. Tanks should position the boss away from the puddles to prevent this.
- Overwhelming Stomp: A knock-back ability that can be negated by using Warlock Gateway or knock-back prevention abilities. Position yourself in range of the Warlock Gateway and use it right before the cast finishes to avoid the knock-back.
To defeat Magmorax, players must manage the positioning of the boss, place and soak Magma Puddles, and handle the knock-back from Overwhelming Stomp. The entire raid should stack behind the boss when his health is below 30% for extra healing. Players should help soak puddles and avoid getting too many stacks.
With the right strategies and teamwork, your raid can overcome Magmorax and delve deeper into the Shadowed Crucible. Remember to coordinate your team, manage debuffs, and maintain proper positioning. Good luck, and may the flames of Magmorax be extinguished by your victory!