The Northrend Beasts Encounter

Here’s a video of the fight courtesy of WoWRaid (and Irae). Check out the different abilities and the loot table.

European players get a treat as they got to check out an encounter on the EU PTR (unannounced I might add).

This appears to be one of the first encounters you’ll find entering raid aspect of the coliseum. The sequence here is that it’s 3 sets of mobs that come in one after the other. A Hunter provides the video perspective here (and wow, I’ve never seen those kinds of numbers before but then again, I’ve never played a Hunter). It looks to be an encounter that’ll take a little under 9 minutes or so give or take.


Seems like a straightforward tank and spank. I noticed the Hunter had to switch fire periodically. Looked like he was targeting members of the raid and trying to shoot something off. That’s some serious precision right there.

Acidmaw and Dreadscale

These damned Storm Peaks snakes again. I thought I had seen the last of them in the cavern when I was getting all the Oil and stuff out of there. Figures they’d be back again.


The first thing I noticed about his abilities is that he does a ~70000 damage headbutt followed by a stun. Oi vey.

Looks like you’ll be engaging all of these bosses one after the other with little to no reprieve. I can’t wait!

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  1. Fluffywumpki of Kilrogg says:

    I imagine the things being shot off of people are the Snobolds from the Achievement (that would also explain where the random grenades are coming from)

  2. “Icehowl

    The first thing I noticed about his abilities is that he does a ~70000 damage headbutt followed by a stun. Oi vey. ”

    And here I thought we were getting away from the Use Your Cooldown or DIE encounters. Guess not. I couldn’t tell from the Video, but I wonder how often he casts it.
    .-= Honorshammer´s last blog ..[Patch 3.2] Avoidance Nerf =-.

  3. Hierakles says:

    Hey, I know its a bit off topic, but does anyone know the name of the band for the music in the first part of the video?
    Thanks in advance for any replies.

  4. hey,

    i was wondering whats the addon the hunter uses that makes his “spells” cycle below his char?

  5. the cycling is showing when the spells can be used again.


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