Xhul'horac Strategy Summary

The key to defeating Xhul'horac is properly prioritizing DPS. The kill order should be:
  1. Wild Pyromaniacs
  2. Unstable Voidfiends
  3. Vanguard Akkelion
  4. Omnus
  5. Xhul'horac
Killing the adds quickly prevents additional patches of Chaotic Felblaze and Creeping Void from spawning, and reduces the chance of triggering accidental Shadowfel Annihilations.

The raid must also use the encounter area wisely, as even with excellent execution the available space will fill up quickly with Chaotic Felblaze and Creeping Void patches.
  • During Phase 1, tank Xhul'horac on the left side of the room near the Fel Portal; the raid should stack closely behind the boss
  • Players affected by Fel Surge should run out to the edge of the platform to drop the Chaotic Felblaze, then return to the stack
  • This should cause Wild Pyromaniacs to spawn clumped near the raid, where they can be easily stunned and quickly killed
  • During Phase 2, tank Xhul'horac on the right side of the room near the Void Portal; the raid should stack loosely behind the boss
  • Ranged DPS should finish off the existing Wild Pyromaniacs while the raid moves
  • Players affected by Void Surge should run out to the edge of the platform to drop the Creeping Void, then return to the stack
  • Players targeted by Volatile Voidstep should move slightly out of the spell effect, and kite the Unstable Voidfiend closer to other adds for cleave damage
  • Players with strong damage-reduction cooldowns should trigger Singularity alone to remove the Black Hole
  • As Phase 3 approaches, players should clear fire out of the center of the room by triggering Shadowfel Annihilations
  • In Phase 3, pull Xhul'horac to the center of the room and stack loosely
  • Run Fel Surge right and Void Surge left
  • Move Xhul'horac slowly around the center circle as fire spawns nearby
  • Players should carefully trigger Shadowfel Annihilation to clear space before the raid moves into it
  • As Phase 4 begins, kill the remaining Wild Pyromaniacs and Unstable Voidfiends; no more of these adds will spawn
  • Continue running Fel Surge and Void Surge in opposite directions
  • Use Bloodlust/ Heroism/ Time Warp to kill the boss quickly, before Overwhelming Chaos becomes too powerful

Tank Responsibilities

  • During Phases 1 and 2, one tank should take the large add while the other tank tanks Xhul'horac
  • The add tank should use cooldowns during Felblaze Flurry and Withering Gaze
  • The boss tank should use cooldowns for impending Fel Strike and Void Strike casts
  • During Phases 3 and 4, tanks must taunt Xhul'horac frequently, so that one tank takes every Fel Strike, and the other takes every Void Strike
  • Assist in stunning and interrupting Wild Pyromaniacs when possible
  • At all times, move Xhul'horac away from nearby Chaotic Felblaze or Creeping Void patches

Damage-Dealer Responsibilities

  • At all times, the DPS priority should be Wild Pyromaniac > Unstable Voidfiend > Vanguard Akkelion or Omnus > Xhul'horac
  • Stun or interrupt the Wild Pyromaniacs to prevent Fel Orb casts from going off
  • Run out of the raid with Fel Surge or Void Surge
  • If affected by Chains of Fel, run away from the other affected players
  • If targeted by Volatile Voidstep, move out of the purple indicator before the Unstable Voidfiend teleports to you
  • Use Voidtouched or Feltouched to trigger Shadowfel Annihilation and clear space in the center of the room when you have high health and/or a personal cooldown available

Healer Responsibilities

  • During Phases 1 and 2, the boss tank will require heavy healing to recover from Fel Strike or Void Strike
  • During Phase 1, players with Chains of Fel, Ablaze, or Felsinged will require additional single-target healing
  • During Phase 2, players with Void Surge or Wasting Void, or players who have taken Singularity damage, will require additional single-target healing
  • During Phase 3, tanks will be taunting frequently, and taking heavy damage from Fel Strike and Void Strike
  • During Phase 4, the raid will also take heavy damage from each Overwhelming Chaos cast
  • Use raid CDs to recover from mistakes with Shadowfel Annihilation, when many members of the raid are debuffed by the abilities mentioned above, during Black Hole, and during the final phase
  • Run out of the raid with Fel Surge or Void Surge
  • If affected by Chains of Fel, run away from the other affected players
  • If targeted by Volatile Voidstep, move out of the purple indicator before the Unstable Voidfiend teleports to you
  • Use Voidtouched or Feltouched to trigger Shadowfel Annihilation and clear space in the center of the room when you have high health and/or a personal cooldown available

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