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Abyssal Commander Sivara

Updated on 8/9/2020, 5:28:56

A master of both martial and magical arts, Abyssal Commander Sivara has ruthlessly led Azshara's vanguard to countless victories.

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    Fight Summary

    The main theme of this encounter is from the Frost Mark and Toxic Brand debuffs and how they interact with other mechanics.

    A common strategy for dealing with this encounter is to have the boss in the middle of the room and have clear halves of the room. One half is for Poison, the other for Frost.

    When the encounter begins all players will be given a Frost Mark or Toxic Brand, you will have some time to position yourselves without consequence. After this initital grace period, if you collide with a player of the opposite type, or a mechanic of the opposite type you will trigger Unstable Mixture which will deal a small amount of damage to the entire raid for 3 seconds.

    Frost Mechanics

    Frost Mark - This deals frost damage every second and slows movement speed by 5% per stack. You can reset your stacks by getting hit by a poison mechanic, or standing in Septic Ground however this will deal raid wide damage from Unstable Mixture.

    [Heroic] Frozen Blood - You will see an extra resource bar which will slowly fill over time. If this gets full you will become Frozen. You can lower the energy of this bar by moving.

    Frozen Ground - Throughout the fight players will be dropping puddles of Frozen Ground. If you are stood within it you will gain stacks of Frost Mark and take heavy Frost damage.

    Poison Mechanics

    Toxic Brand - This deals nature damage every 5 seconds and reduces healing received by 5% per stack. You can reset your stacks by getting hit by a frost mechanic, or standing in Frozen Ground however this will deal raid wide damage from Unstable Mixture.

    [Heroic] Venomous Blood - You will see an extra resource bar which will only fill up when you move. If this gets full you will become Delirious. You can lower the energy of this bar by standing still.

    Septic Ground - Throughout the fight players will be dropping puddles of Septic Ground. if you are stood within it you will gain stacks of Toxic Brand and take heavy Nature damage.

    Mixed Mechanics

    Frostvenom Tipped - This is the main tank mechanic of the encounter which will apply a stacking dot to the current tank which will match with the mark of the tank. This will be Septic Taint for the Toxic Branded tank, and Rimefrost for the Frost Marked tank.

    When this debuff expires the tank will leave a patch of Frozen Ground / Septic Ground. Ensure that you have moved to the edge of the room to maximise encounter space.

    Overwhelming Barrage - When the boss reaches 100 energy multiple frost and poison bolts will appear around the boss. It will clearly be indicated which side these are on. Avoid ones which do not match your polarity.

    The boss will swap which side is Frost + Toxic each cast. Position the boss in a way that it will always be on the "correct" side for your DPS/Healers. If your raid is positioned as noted in the image at the top of the page you will begin with the boss facing away from the enterance.

    Crushing Reverberation - This will deal a large amount of physical damage on the active tank that is split between all players in a 5 yard radius. You will ideally want your melee that match your mark to soak this with you. After the hit lands all players will be knocked back, so ensure that you do not get knocked into Frozen/Septic Ground.

    Frostshock Bolts - The boss will target non-tank members and throw an opposite spear (Frost Bolt / Toxic Bolt) at them. The non-active tank and melee can help to soak these if required. However if you soak one you will be pinned to the floor and need to be released by another player.

    The type of spear and where its going is clearly indicated by a large arrow from the boss.

    Inversion - When cast several players in the raid will have their marks swapped and be rooted and affected by Inversion Sickness. When the Invesion Sickness expires the marks of all players within 4 yards of them will be swapped.

    Overflow - The boss will cast this on 2 non-tank players and they will get a 7 second debuff applied to them which will deal heavy Frost/Nature damage (depending on their mark) split between all players in 5 yards. When the Overflow triggers its damage the debuffed player will spawn a patch of Frozen/Septic Ground. 

    [Heroic] This will deal more damage requiring you to split the damage with other players (at least 3).

    Mythic

    The boss will passively make the stacks of Frost Mark and Toxic Brand increase over time, requiring you to drop them in a staggered fashion.

    Tank Damage Profile

    35% Physical
    45% Frost
    20% Nature
    25% Auto Attack 
    Frost/Nature depending on debuff 
    Unstable Mixture 

    Tanking Notes

    Swap when your stacks of Septic Taint / Rimefrost are high (~5/6), you can time this with the Overwhelming Barrage casts and swap on each cast.

    Place your Frozen/Septic Ground in a good location for when the debuff expires

    Utilise defensives for Crushing Reverberation

    Avoid touching the other tank or players with the other mark to reduce raid damage from Unstable Mixture

    Position the boss so that Overwhelming Barrage hits the frost/toxic sides accordingly on the first cast. Each subsequent cast the boss will swap the sides around so rotate the boss 180 to ensure fewer people are accidentally hit by opposite bolts.

    Class Tips/Tricks

    You can solo soak the Crushing Reverberation with the Azeroth's Undying Gift essence

    [Alliance] The spears from Frostshock Bolts can be broken with the Human Racial ability - Every Man for Himself

    Brewmaster Monk

    You can solo soak the Crushing Reverberation with just Ironskin Brew

    Vengeance Demon Hunter

    Infernal Strike can be utilised to drop stacks in a safe location

    Protection Paladin

    You can solo soak the Crushing Reverberation with Shield of the Righteous or Ardent Defender

    Protection Warrior

    Heroic Leap can be utilised to drop stacks in a safe location

    The stacking of Frost Mark and Toxic Brand can be deflected with Spell Reflect

    Guardian Druid

    You can solo soak the Crushing Reverberation with multiple stacks of Ironfur or Survival Instincts

    Tiger Dash can be utilised to drop stacks in a safe location

    Blood Death Knight

    You can solo soak the Crushing Reverberation with Vampiric Blood, and if required Rune Tap

    Whilst Anti-Magic Shell is active you will not gain additonal stacks of Frost Mark / Toxic Brand

    utilise Anti-Magic Shell to drop your Septic Taint / Rimefrost stacks on top of an existing puddle to not gain extra stacks.

    The spears from Frostshock Bolts can be broken with Icebound Fortitude

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