Strategy: Heroic Shannox

Morynne —  October 4, 2011 — 2 Comments

ShannoxHeroic Shannox is a bit of a pushover.

  • Name: Shannox, Rageface, and Riplimb
  • Raid: Firelands
  • Tanks Needed: 2
  • Phases: Technically 2, really 1
  • Catch: Trap ALL THE DOGS!
  • This guide is for the heroic encounter. Normal strategy can be found here.

What I’m going to cover in this strategy are the specific differences between the normal and the heroic versions of the fight.

Heroic notes for the fight:

  • In Heroic Difficulty Riplimb cannot be permanently slain while his master lives. When his health reaches zero, he will collapse for 30 seconds, and then reanimate at full health to resume fighting.
  • HeroicFeeding Frenzy – Riplimb’s successful melee attacks increase his physical damage dealt by 5% for 20 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Rageface – Rageface cannot be controlled, and darts about from enemy to enemy, changing targets periodically.
    • HeroicFeeding Frenzy – Rageface’s successful melee attacks increase his physical damage dealt by 5% for 20 sec. This effect stacks.

So what does this mean?

Ultimately you’ll just DPS Shannox, and deal with the dogs as you’re able.  Crystal traps should be used to trap both dogs periodically through the fight.  So if you’re getting Face Raged, step near a Crystal prison trap, and trap the dog.

Now, knowing that this is a longer fight just from health on the boss, it’s worth talking about the ground being littered with Immolation traps.  There are many different ways a raid can get rid of them, mostly by using mitigation abilities and stepping on the traps.

What does a Hunter need to know?

Ultimately your job will be to burn the boss.  The dogs only matter so far as to need to get them trapped to drop the stacks of Feeding Frenzy off.  In order to help break Immolation Traps, pop deterrence and step into the trap — you wont’ be able to DPS for a few seconds, but you will help clean up the kiting zone a bit and make it less like a war zone.

Hunter Loot from Heroic Shannox

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.

2 responses to Strategy: Heroic Shannox

  1. Martin Clifford October 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I'm going to be attempting this fight for the first time with my guild tonight.  Seems pretty straightforward.  I thought I might even pop my Nitro Boost with deterrence to get even more traps, though I have a feeling I'd be moving too fast at that point to trip them.

    I want those heroic legs.I think we're also doing Alys, Bale and Domo.

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