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#10610806 Feb 02, 2015 at 06:29 AM · Edited 3 years ago
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Blackrock Foundry is upon us! There hasn't been much in the way of guides yet since the fights have only been available on the beta or ptr, but here are some previews of what to expect. Note that all of the videos I am posting are from the beta, so obviously some things may have changed but the fights should be mostly the same. I will update with the video guides for the live versions as they become available.

The Layout:
The raid is divided into four wings. I haven't been able to find much info about the order you can do them in but someone said you can pick from either of the first two fights in a wing to do first, but then you have to complete an entire wing before unlocking the next one. If this is true, as an example, you could do either Gruul or Oregorger first but have to do both of them and The Blast Furnace before moving on to Wing 2. I'll update once we figure this out.

Wing 1: The Slagworks

Gruul (that guy we killed already) Video Guide / Written Guide
Oregorger (rolly polly boss) Video Guide / Written Guide
The Blast Furnace (trash waves with better loot) Video Guide / Written Guide

Wing 2: The Black Forge

Hans'gar and Franzok (everyone loves conveyor belts) Video Guide / Written Guide
Flamebender Ka'graz (lots and lots of fire) Video Guide / Written Guide
Kromog (Kologarn from Ulduar, remastered collection) Video Guide / Written Guide

Wing 3: Iron Assembly

Beastlord Darmac (hunters can be raid bosses too) Video Guide / Written Guide
Operator Thogar (getting hit by trains, the boss) Video Guide / Written Guide
The Iron Maidens (the worst boss trio since those pandas in SoO) Video Guide / Written Guide (not yet available!)

Wing 4: Blackhand's Crucible

Blackhand (the compensating with a large mace guy) Video Guide (not yet available!) / Written Guide (not yet available!)

Filthy gnome sympathizer.
#10618980 Feb 03, 2015 at 06:51 PM
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Hopefully everyone has had a chance to look at these videos/write ups! These bosses look really awesome. I'm looking forward to some conveyor belts.
#10624175 Feb 04, 2015 at 07:26 PM
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So apparently the Blast Furnace is quite a bit of a step up in difficulty compared to some of the other fights we did last night. I've been reading up on what other people are saying and I have a bit of an idea of what I think we should go for on Sunday. I would like to skip over the Blast Furnace for the moment and try out the next four bosses. So please watch the videos and read the guides for:

Beastlord Darmac
Flamebender Ka'graz
Hans'gar and Franzok
Operator Thogar

From what I've seen other people saying, these fights might actually be even easier than Gruul and Oregorger were. And also, we apparently did Oregorger the hard way and there seems to actually be a way to control which way he rolls (assuming by breaking certain crates in a certain order).

Also, there is an addon for Operator Thogar (the train boss) that apparently tells you when and where the trains are coming in, basically making that fight a lot easier. If everyone can download it, that'd probably help a lot. It's called Thogar Helper.

Filthy gnome sympathizer.
#10625162 Feb 05, 2015 at 02:50 AM
31 Posts This whole channel is fucking amazing for a super easy explanation of the fights they have so far. Really love them as they show an awesome diagram.

#10627002 Feb 05, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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This is another thogar addon that I have seen in a few streams if you dont like the one that miri posted. I also agree with miri with skipping blast furnace for now and work on the bosses posted. Next week we can go ahead and clear the 6-7 "easy" bosses and save sunday for progression seems to be what most guilds are doing. Also if anyone has some free time go ahead and jump in a heroic trash farming group and try and pick up some boe's. The drops are crazy high and dont take much time although be prepared to die/wipe on some of the pulls as they are pretty rough. I can form a group if anyone is game just hit me up and we can get some nice easy 680's. I did it in a group of 10 and it was very doable and we would get about 3 boe's per clear up to gruul.
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