Legion Boss Guide: Xavius

Background

Once a powerful mage, and a councilor to Queen Azshara, Xavius forged a pact with Sargeras to enable the Legion's first invasion of Azeroth. Cursed and tormented in the wake of that defeat, Xavius plots vengeance against the world from within the Rift of Aln. Those who venture into the Nightmare will face the full extent of his power, and his true form - a grotesque and distended monstrosity.

Overview

This fight is taking place on a circle platform surrounded by a mist.
It is divided in 3 phases in which each phase has its own certain mechanics that does dmg and gives you corruption.

During the fight you will get corruption on you (A bar from 0-100).
After certain amount of corruption, you see things that will harm you (no one else will see it).
After 100 corruption, your dps/heal will be increased by 150% for 20 seconds, then you will get Mind Controlled and others have to kill you.

During the fight you will also enter a Dream phase in which you will be on the same platform and attacking boss/mobs.

You are in the dream world for a reason. Handle mechanics that gives corruption and burst out all healing and dps that you can since it resets when you come out from the dream phase.

The fight is about balancing your corruption by avoiding most things in the real world and handle them in the dream world because your corruption will be reset when you come out from the dream world.

In the last phase, no one can enter the Dream World which means that you will get more corruption on you since it will not reset. This phase is all about nuking the boss as fast as possible and some players will get 100% corruption which means that they will also get 150% increased dmg/heal for 20 sec. But also means that they need to be killed when mind controlled.

This fight is divided in:
- 3 phases (Phase 1: 100%, Phase 2: 65%, Phase 3: 30%)
- 2 Dreams (Dream 1: 95%, Dream 2: 60%)
- Your Corruption Bar (0-100 Corruption)
- Xavius Energy bar (add spawns at every 100 energy)

Detailed mechanics and Positioning

CORRUPTION

Many of Xavius abilities does Corruption on the players.
You will have a corruption bar (0-100) during the fight.
Only you can see and take dmg from following, when you reach certain amount of corruption: 

33< Corruption
An add (Dread Abomination) will spawn from the mist and smash his limbs on the encounter platform (Big circles will spawn on the ground before impact).

66< Corruption
Shadow balls will land on random locations on the platform (small circles will spawn on the ground before impact). Getting hit does damage and adds 5 extra corruption.

100 Corruption
You will get 150% extra damage and healing boost for 20 seconds.
Then you will mind controlled and attack allies until killed.

This will most likely happen to some players at the end of the fight.
Nuke the boss with all you got during these 20 seconds before you get mind controlled.

Other players need to kill Mind controlled players.


 

PHASE 1 – THE DESCENT INTO MADNESS

Positioning phase 1

Tank boss on the upper side of the platform.
Melee behind.
Ranged in middle and spread at least 6 yd. from each other.

Abilities

Darkening Soul

Xavius puts a debuff on tank
Does Shadow damage every 1 sec until dispelled
When dispelled, it does high damage to all players within 15 yd. radius.
The dispeller gets 25 Corruption and Shadow dmg.

Tactic: Darkening Soul

Tanks
Tank swap at 3 debuffs.

When having 3 debuffs, move away from raid (to the side) and wait for a dispel, then move back again.

Healer inside Dream
Dispel the Debuff when a tank has 3 stacks and standing on the side, away from raid.

Healer in real world
Do NOT dispel the tank.

Nightmare Blades

A wall of blades erupts from the ground, doing high physical dmg to anyone in the area and does knockback. This damage ignores armor.

Tactic: Nightmare Blades

Two players will be marked with an arrow on their head.
This blade will shoot through 2 these two players.

Both players run to the left side of the platform in a line towards north so the blade hits vertically not horizontal.

 

Adds in Phase 1

When Xavius reaches 100 Energy, adds will spawn.
Xavius reach 100 energy every 20 seconds in phase 1 and summons 1 of 2 types off adds.

Manifest Corruption

Xavius creates a Corruption Horror (add)
The creation of the add does Shadow damage to all players in 150 yd. radius.

Corruption Horror add
Has two abilities
- Corruption Nova
Does Shadow dmg and 5 Corruption to nearby players.
- Tormenting Swipe
Frontal cone (high shadow dmg) and 10 corrption.

Tactic: Corruption Horror add

Raid
Move away when the add spawns.

Tanks
One tank on boss
The other tank: Pick up the Horror add and position the add next to boss facing away from raid.
At 2 stacks of Darkening Soul, swap boss/add.

DPS
Focus on corruption add and kill before moving on to boss again.

Lurking Eruption

An add (Lurking Terror) is created under a random player´s location.
Does Shadow dmg to all players in a 6 yd. radius.

Lurking Terror
Has two abilities:
- Tormenting Fixation
Selects a random player to fixate
- Tormenting Infection
Does high shadow dmg and 20 Corruption when reaching ANY player.

Tactic: Lurking Terror add

These adds are immune to dmg.

Ranged
Stand spread from each other atleast 6 yd.

Targeted ranged in real world: Run away to the side and kite.
Targeted ranged in Dream: Get hit by it.

Raid in Real world
Stay away from the Lurking add.

Raid in Dream world
Any player in dream world touch the add fast.

Dream 1

At 95% Health, half of the raid will be put into a Dream state with the help of Ysera.
Players in the Dream will still fight the boss as usual with some changes:

  • When you die or get 100 Corrruption you will come back to the real world.
  • Your Corruption will reset to the level you had before entering the Dream.
  • Your cooldowns will reset when you come out
  • Your health and mana will reset.
  • The Dream phase lasts for 3 min

Tactic: Dream 1

Players in the Dream have important roles:

Healers in Dream World in Phase 1
Dispel the Debuff when a tank has 2 stacks and standing on the side, away from raid.

Tank in Dream World
You will still tank boss/add

DPS
Nuke the adds asap.

Run into a lurking add when you see one to soak it.  

Raid
Pop your personal cooldowns since they will reset when you come out.


 

PHASE 2 – FROM THE SHADOWS

This phase starts when Xavius has 65% health.

Positioning Phase 2

Tank boss in the middle.
Melee behind boss.
Ranged spread around the boss.

Abilities

Blackening Soul

Puts a debuff on tank that does shadow dmg every 1 sec until dispelled.
When dispelled it increase physical dmg taken by 150% on the tank (Blackened).
The dispeller gets 25 Corruption and shadow dmg (Blackened Tainting).

Tactic: Blackening Soul

Tanks
Tank swap after 6 stacks of Blackening Soul.

Run away from raid and wait until you get dispelled, a pool will spawn under you, run back to boss.

DPS in Dream
The pool that is spawned under tank when dispelled needs to be soaked or a Horror add will spawn.

Healer in Dream World
Dispel the debuff on tank when they have 6 stacks

Corruption Meteor

A meteor lands on a random player.
Does overkill dmg and 40 Corruption.
The dmg and corruption is split between players inside the impact.

Tactic: Meteor

Targeted player and everyone else in the Dream World stack on the right side of boss.
Optional: Stack on boss

Nightmare Infusion

Melee attacks that Xavius does is empowered that spreads 5 corruption on the tank for 30 sec.

Inconceivable Horror (Add)

Xavius reach 100 energy every 40 seconds in phase 2 and summons a specific add in which the amount of that add is based on amount of players.

Has two abilities
- Dark Ruination
Xavius will draw the add to him (Call of Nightmare)
When the add reaches Xavius, it will buff him with energy so he does Shadow dmg and 1 Corruption to all players every 5 sec.
- Tainted Discharge
When the add dies, he leaves a pool of corruption that does Shadow dmg and 2 Corruption ever 1 sec if a player is standing on the pool.
The pool is removed when players are standing on the pool.
If no players are standing on the pool, it will reform to an Inconceivable Horror add after 15 seconds.

Tactic: Inconceivable Horror Add

The number of Horrors is based on raid size.

DPS
Focus target the add(s) and kill them fast.
Slow, stun, root etc the add so it doesn’t reach the boss

Raid in Dream World
One player in Dream world stands on the pool after the add dies and stays on the pool until it is gone. It goes fast to remove it.

 

Dream 2

At 60% Health, the other half of the raid will be put into a Dream state with the help of Ysera.
Players in the Dream will still fight the boss as usual with some changes:

  • When you die or get 100 Corruption you will come back to the real world.
  • Your Corruption will reset to the level you had before entering the Dream.
  • Your cooldowns will reset when you come out
  • Your health and mana will reset.
  • The Dream phase lasts for 3 min

Tactic: Dream 2

Players in the Dream have important roles:

Healers in Dream World in Phase 2
Dispel the Blackening Soul on tank after 6 stacks and tank has moved away from raid.

Tank in Dream World
Taunt the boss when Tank in Real world has 6 stacks of Blackening Soul.

DPS in Dream World
Stack on the Meteor fast to share the damage and Corruption.
Nuke the Horror add asap, stun, slow etc so it doesn’t reach boss.  
Stand on the Pool that is created after the Corruption add dies. Stand there until the pool is gone.


 

PHASE 3 – WORLD OF DARKNESS

This phase starts when Xavius reaches 30% health.
Bloodlust/Timewarp on this phase

Blackening Soul

Puts a debuff on tank that does shadow dmg every 1 sec until dispelled.
When dispelled it increase physical dmg taken by 150% on the tank (Blackened).
The dispeller gets 25 Corruption and shadow dmg (Blackened Tainting).,

Tactic: Blackening Soul (Phase 3)

Tanks
Tank swap after 6 stacks of Blackening Soul

Run away from raid and wait until you get dispelled, a pool will spawn under you, run back to boss.

DPS
The pool that is spawned under tank when dispelled needs to be soaked or a Horror add will spawn.

Healer
No Dream World anymore.
Dispel the debuff on tank after 6 stacks.
Preferably healer with lowest corruption dispels.

Nightmare Blades

A wall of blades erupts from the ground, doing high physical dmg to anyone in the area and does knockback. This damage ignores armor.

Tactic: Nightmare Blades (Phase 3)

Two players will be marked with an arrow on their head.
This blade will shoot through 2 these two players.

Both players run to the left side of the platform in a line towards north so the blade hits vertically not horizontal.

Nightmare Infusion

Without the help of an add, Xavius now buff himself and does 5 corruption on the player with his melee attacks for 30 sec.

Corruption Meteor

A meteor lands on a random player.
Does overkill dmg and 40 Corruption.
The dmg and corruption is split between players inside the impact.

Tactic: Corruption Meteor (Phase 3)

Raid
No Dream world anymore

Everyone stack behind boss (especially player targeted with Meteor)

Writhing Deep

Xavius reach 100 energy every 20 seconds in phase 3 and summons tentacles.
Xavius summons tentacles around the area.
The tentacles throw energy bolts on random players that does shadow dmg and 3 Corruption.

Tactic: Tentacles

Tank
Move boss to tentacles for cleave dmg.

DPS
Focus on boss only
Cleave dmg on tentacles while nuking boss

9 Oct 2016

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