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Rogue’s Guide to Emalon the Storm Watcher

emalonThis might be premature.  I’ve only defeated him once and there may be parts I haven’t learned yet.  He is easy to find.  Go into VoA as usual, but turn right after the first adds instead of straight.

Emalon comes with four adds.  There is no point in killing them – Emalon will just summon replacements immediately.  They can all be off-tanked by a single tank.

The main tank grabs Emalon, and you TotT to give him threat and then get your dps cycle going. Save your burst abilities for now.

You need to watch for a couple of things while attacking…

  • Emalon casts a Chain Lightning, so you want to stay somewhat spread out from the other melee dps.
  • He also casts Lightning Nova, which is a big AoE very much like Loken in HoL.  Watch his cast bar to see it start.  It has a fairly long cast time, so you have a few seconds to turn and run out of range to avoid the damage.  If you’re late running out, you can Cloak to avoid the damage.  Its not instant death if you take the hit, but its a sizeable chunk of your health.

As you are dpsing the boss and running out to avoid Lightning Nova, watch for the raid warning that says that one of the adds is getting overcharged (I forget the exact wording).  When that happens, one of the adds being off-tanked gets bumped up to full health and starts to grow.  All dps needs to go take it down.  The longer it lives, the more damage it does, until eventually it will take out the off tank and wipe the raid.  Use any burst talents that you have to hit it hard and fast.

Its helpful here to have a macro for /assist your offtank so you can pick up his target quickly.  The adds are in a bunch and they all look the same, so if you tab-target you’ll be slow getting to the right one.

Once that add dies, Emalon summons a replacement, and the off-tank needs to grab it so it doesn’t go after healers.  Then you go back to dpsing Emalon and avoiding Lightning Novas.  Repeat this cycle until the boss dies.  Since you are switching targets periodically, threat should not be a huge issue.  If your tank has a big threat lead, use your TotT to buff another dps class.

Once we found the rhythm it was fairly easy.

He drops the T8 hands, legs, or chest.  He also drops several Season 6 Furious Gladiator pvp pieces, and two Emblems of Valor.  Good luck with your drops!

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5 Responses to “Rogue’s Guide to Emalon the Storm Watcher”


  1. 1 Darnie
    April 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    good explanation

  2. 2 JoeyG
    April 17, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Cheers man , im not a rogue but i was struggling on getting the right add when it Enrages , will be using a macro now :P

  3. 3 JoeyG
    April 17, 2009 at 7:26 am

    lol thats weird me and above post both done at 7:25 on different days

  4. April 28, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Don’t forget that you can also use feint to reduce the nova’s damage, using this may allow you to stay in melee range, though you should make sure your healers are okay with it first.

  5. April 28, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Concerning the adds:
    There are several ways to find the right add during an overload.
    1.) It grows in size, though it may take a few seconds to become noticable.
    2.) It should be the only add close to 100% hitpoints.
    3.) It gains a stacking buff that will most likely kill the raid on the tenth charge, so you can look for that as well.
    4.) DBM (or some other addon, don’t use them myself) will automatically mark the overloaded add with a skull raid symbol.


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