Strategy: Occu’thar

Morynne —  July 6, 2011 — 6 Comments

This guy is a new loot vending machine.  Really.  He’s easy.  He will drop Season 10 and Tier 12 loot.

  • Name: Occu’thar
  • Raid: Baradin Hold
  • Tanks Needed: 2
  • Phases: 1
  • Catch: Collapse and AOE

Here’s what he does:

  • Focused Fire – Occu’thar sets his gaze on the location of a random player, then inflicts 34125 to 35875 Fire damage every 1 sec. to players within 12 yards of the targeted location.
  • Searing Shadows – Occu’thar inflicts 102375 to 107625 Shadow damage to players in a 60 degree cone in front of him, and increases Shadow damage taken by 100% for 30 sec.
  • Eyes of Occu’thar– Occu’thar forms an Eye of Occu’thar on every player for 10 sec. The eyes bore into their target hosts with the Gaze of Occu’thar.
    • Gaze of Occu’thar – The Eye of Occu’thar gazes at its target host, inflicting 5850 to 6150 Shadow damage every 1 sec. for 10 sec.
    • Occu’thar’s Destruction – After an Eye of Occu’thar remains attached to a player for 10 sec, it fully bores into the host and detonates with Occu’thar’s Destruction, inflicting 24375 to 25625 Shadow damage on all players.

You’ll need to tank swap after each Searing Shadows in order to avoid the one-shot.  The big parts to this fight are staying out of giant void zone things, and collapse to AOE the eyes.

What does a Hunter need to know?

Occu’thar tends to like to target ranged with his Focused Fire, so stay light on your feet. When the eyes come out, it’s worth noting that collapsing helps with AOE, but as a hunter, you’ll want to stay outside the group so you can AOE more effectively.  That’s what Multi-Shot is for.

Hunter Loot from Occu’thar



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Good luck!


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Morynne is an avid hunter, and prefers Marksmanship. She has co-hosted the Hunting Party Podcast, and appeared on the Twisted Nether Blogcast. For more information, click here.

6 responses to Strategy: Occu’thar

  1. I did this guy this morning on my ilvl 360 prot paladin and I am pretty sure he can't be single tanked unless you already have crazy gear. First shadowflame breath for 100K…no problem. If you are the only tank the second one will hit for 200K (increase in Shadow damage taken by 100% for 30 sec)…that one will be a problem with our current gear level. Can't wait to tag him on my hunter though…;-)

  2. what does "collapse to AOE the eyes" and "collapsing helps with AOE" mean? sorry if thats a mince question :)

    • It means group up. Positioning for the fight at the start is spread throughout the room, and when the eyes come out, you group up more toward melee and AOE (area of effect) damage the eyes down. (Snake trap, Explosive trap, multi-shot, etc.)

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