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Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby aggixx » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:34 pm

Please use this thread to discuss the Socrethar the Eternal encounter in Hellfire Citadel. As always, please specify raid difficulty when discussing strats - a Heroic tactic may be completely unfeasible in Mythic.
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Re: Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby TheLOOGE » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:08 pm

Lord this fight was a joke and a half. The popular Heroic strat for this seems to be:

Burn Mecha-idiot really fast in p1. Should die ~1 min into the fight. At that point, we had one of our tanks hop in and become the new Mecha-idiot for all of p2. If done properly, you'll never have to go through phase 1 again as you'll stay in p2 until you win.

Keys to success for p2:

Keep ranged burning the ghost adds when they spawn from their portal. They can be slowed, knocked back, etc. Blow them up fast. Drop a hunter trap for ez dispatch.

Caster add spams an AOE volley which does next to zero damage. They also cast a magic debuff on a random player that can easily be dispelled.

THE ONLY THING that will screw you (not really, but will put a damper on this specific strat) on this fight is the Dominator add. That's really where we come into play. He spawns periodically from red portals. He is the highest priority add and it's important that he gets blown up immediately. He will cast a shield on Socrethar that will grant him immunity from interrupts. The idea is that you want as few casts of Exert Dominance to get off and if Socrethar gets a shield, that's bad mmkay.

Reserve cds for Dominator spawns, blow up all of the adds and establish a safe interrupt rotation for Socrethar for p2 and you'll blow through p2 easily. Do it right and you'll never see p1 again.

This fight is without question the easiest encounter in HFC. On heroic, that is.

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Re: Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby aggixx » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:02 am

I don't agree with saving CDs for the Dominator, its good to have a TF but it dies too fast for us to be very useful. The name of the game here is basically just tunnel the boss, hit the Dominator a bit when it spawns, and then return to tunneling the boss to the ground. Make sure to be standing in the correct place at all times so that the ghosts move through the fire trail, and that's it. Fight is a snoozefest.
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Re: Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby Kraineth » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:49 am

Super easy boss on mythic after gorefiend.

Only real tips that come to mind is to try to interrupt Socrethar's Soul during the last half of his casts, forces apocalypse to line up perfectly with the second dominator.

No reason to not save CDs on the pull, P1 is easy regardless, should only get 2 of the dogs, and while feral may not be great for dominator damage, every little bit counts when trying to catch an interrupt right as the dominator dies.

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Re: Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby illizit » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:12 pm

quick question.
on mythic, is Voracious Soulstalker random where it spawns?

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Re: Hellfire Citadel - Socrethar the Eternal

Postby Tinderhoof » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:49 am

It will spawn on someone, but there isn't a way to bait it that I know of if that is what you are asking.

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