Strategy: Heroic Alysrazor

Morynne —  October 16, 2011 — 1 Comment

Shooting balls and playing LOS games.  The heroic mechanics on this fight are surprisingly easy to overcome, you just need to know what they do.

The overall concept of this fight doesn’t drastically change from the normal encounter, so I’m just going to cover the bits that are different.

Phase 1

Alysrazor still spawns small adds during phase 1 which need to be burned down, but on top of that, a Herald of the Burning Lord will cast Cataclysm, summoning a Molten Meteor that will roll around the room.  If the Meteor touches a side wall of the encounter area, it will break apart and start killing people in your raid.  There are two meteors that are summoned before she casts Firestorm.

The biggest key here is to DPS down that meteor so it ends up stopping as centrally as possible in the encounter area.  Why? Instead of doing a run through the middle of the encounter to drop more feathers, Alysrazor will do something called Firestorm, which must be LOS’d to avoid damage coming from her.  The further the meteor stops from the center, the more difficult it becomes for the opposite side to get to the meteor and hide behind it.

This cycle repeats itself 3 times, and the third set of meteors (after the second Firestorm) can be ignored, because instead of casting Firestorm again, she will transition to the tornado phase.

 Tornado Phase

Shockingly, this is identical to the normal mode version.  Just stay out of tornados.


Alysrazor will burn out again after Tornados and drop to the ground.  Just like in normal mode, you’ll stack up again and blow your DPS cool downs.  Exactly like normal mode.

After the burnout phase is complete, Alysrazor will return to phase 1 again, and the cycle will repeat itself.  In my experience, she will die soon after the second burnout phase begins.

What does a Hunter need to know?

Instead of focusing on killing a bird (the tanks can pretty much handle them on their own in heroic), your mobile DPS is going to be crucial to ensuring the caster adds drop as fast as possible, and that you burst down the meteors as soon as they land.  It’s worth noting that the meteors are slowed using a frost trap, and if your raid runs with multiple hunters, try to cover as long a distance as possible so your raid can stop them as close to the center as possible.  The slow effect of the traps just buys your raid a little more time.

Other than that, a hunter’s job on this fight remains the same.

Hunter Loot from Heroic Alysrazor

Still having trouble? Check out Learn to Raid’s video.

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.

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