Raid Guide – Gorefiend (Normal / Heroic)

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Falling into the heart of the mausoleum Auchindoun, the Shadow Council lieutenant Teron’gor gorged upon hundreds of draenei souls, becoming a bloated abomination in the process. More than just an orc now, Teron’gor gave up his old name and has taken a new one: Gorefiend.

Gorefiend devours the spirits of players who otherwise would have suffered fatal damage. When consumed, players enter Gorefiend’s stomach, which is full of hostile Trapped Souls that attempt to escape into the outside world to attack the raid. While inside Gorefiend’s stomach, players can damage these Souls to weaken or defeat them before they escape. Each Soul that is released or slain reduces Gorefiend’s energy. When Gorefiend reaches zero energy he begins a Feast of Souls, which recharges him to begin his assault anew.

Tank Mechanics

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Overview:

Tanks:

  • Shadow of Death targets random players. When slain, tank the Enraged Spirit within Gorefiend’s stomach.
  • Avoid the Enraged Spirit’s Fel Fury.
  • At 70% life, the Enraged Spirit escapes from the stomach and becomes a powerful Gorebound Spirit that must be tanked.
  • When Gorefiend reaches 0 energy he begins a Feast of Souls.

Damage Dealers:

  • Shadow of Death targets random players. When slain, use the opportunity to damage Trapped Souls within Gorefiend’s stomach.
  • If afflicted with Touch of Doom, move as far away from other players as possible.
  • Move quickly towards the immobilized target if afflicted with Shared Fate.
  • Run into an Unstable Soul when Gorefiend performs Feast of Souls.

Healers:

  • Shadow of Death targets random players. When slain, fully heal Tortured Essences to free them from Gorefiend’s power.
  • If afflicted with Touch of Doom, move as far away from other players as possible.
  • Move quickly towards the immobilized target if afflicted with Shared Fate.

Gorefiend

  • Devourer of Souls: Players who are killed are not slain outright. Instead, Gorefiend devours their souls, placing them in his stomach where they will be Digested. Players who have recently been consumed are afflicted with Gorefiend’s Corruption and if they die again their soul is lost.
    • Digest: Gorefiend consumes anyone who spends 40 sec inside his stomach, inflicting Shadow damage.
    • Gorefiend’s Corruption: Exposure to Gorefiend has taxed the soul of the player and they can no longer be consumed upon death.

  • Shadow of Death: The shadow of death looms. Kills the target after 5 sec.
  • Touch of Doom: Inflicts Shadow damage to all allies after 8 sec. Allies farther from the detonation take less damage. The explosion also forms a Doom Well at the feet of the afflicted player.
    • Doom Well: Inflicts Shadow damage every 1.5 sec while standing within the zone.
  • Shared Fate: Gorefiend twists the soul of a player, rooting that target and binding them to 2 other players.
    This effect inflicts Shadow damage to all targets every 2 sec until all afflicted players are within 6 yards of the rooted player.
    All afflicted players take Shadow damage if the effect is not canceled within 10 sec.
  • Surging Shadows: Causes each player to emit a pulse of shadowy magic that inflicts Shadow damage to all allies within 5 yards.
  • Crushing Darkness: Creates a series of explosions that inflict Shadow damage to all enemies within 4 yds of the impact.
  • Feast of Souls: Gorefiend regenerates energy over 1 min., inflicting Shadow damage every 2 sec.
    In addition, Unstable Souls are pulled towards Gorefiend. Each soul that reaches Gorefiend increases his energy by 10.
    While consuming souls Gorefiend’s defenses are lowered, increasing damage taken by 100%.
    Upon reaching 100 energy, Gorefiend begins his assault once more.
    • Unstable Soul: Touching an Unstable Soul causes it to collapse inflicting Shadow damage to all players and additional Shadow damage to players within 10 yds. of the detonation.

Trapped Souls

  • Shadowy Construct: The twisted remains of a soul walk towards the center of Gorefiend’s stomach before being released and empowered.
    • Gorefiend’s Command: The caster’s movement speed increases by 25% and becomes immune to crowd control effects.
  • Tortured Essence: A draenei spirit bound to Gorefiend’s will. The spirit moves towards the center of the stomach where it will be fully corrupted and released. Healing the spirit to full releases it from Gorefiend’s grasp.
    • Gorefiend’s Command: The caster’s movement speed increases by 25% and becomes immune to crowd control effects.
    • Bellowing Shout: Increases Physical damage done by 300% for 10 sec.
    • Fel Fury: Inflicts Fire damage to all enemies within 5 yards of the impact, leaving a pool of felfire that inflicts  Fire damage every 1.5 sec. for 12 sec.
    • Slam: At 70% life the Enraged Spirit slams the ground inflicting Physical damage and knocking back all players within 10 yards of the caster before running to exit Gorefiend’s stomach.
    • Gorebound Fortitude: Reduces damage taken by 90%.

Unleashed Souls

    • Hunger for Life: The Gorebound Construct fixates upon a random player and hungrily moves towards them, increasing in speed over time. Upon reaching the target the construct inflicts Shadow damage to all enemies within 10 yds. before crumpling into dust.
    • Spirit Volley: Inflicts Shadow damage to all players reducing their movement speed by 50% for 2 sec.
      Each cast increases the damage of Spirit Volley by 20%.
    • Fel Flames: Each melee attack wraps the target in flames inflicting Fire damage every 1 sec. for 4 sec. This ability stacks.
    • Bellowing Shout: Increases Physical damage done by 300% for 10 sec.
    • Raging Charge: The caster charges towards their primary target inflicting Physical damage.

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