Boss Tactics: Opera Event – Wizard of Oz aka The Crone

As a side note, I realized that I forgot the loot section on a few of the previous posts; this has been corrected!

This is one of the more rare Opera events, for me at least. We get BBW most of the time, Galadria says they did too. Between the two of us we’ve probably seen this one 4 or 5 times! This one seems complicated on the surface, but if you get everyone coordinated and doing their job it will go smoothly. You actually fight 6 mini bosses in this one; Dorothee, Tito, Roar, Strawman, Tinhead, when those go down The Crone spawns.

Encounter Mechanics

Phase 1

When the curtain goes up, Dorothee, Roar, Strawman, and Tinhead will be standing there. They become active in that order in quick sucession. I can’t find hard data, but it seems like Dorothee spawns Tito sometime after Strawman enters the fight; if someone knows when she summons him please comment! 

We’ll start at the top with Dorothee. She has no aggro table and cannot be tanked. She will shoot Water Bolts (can’t be interrupted) at random raid members until she dies. You should kill her first.

Roar is next, he will has an AOE fear but is susceptible to fear himself. A Warlock or Hunter fear (the cooldown on Fear Beast will mean he’s going to be unfeared for about 10 seconds, have an OT hold him or the Hunter’s pet deal with it) is best for him. He will sometimes run out of the doors when he is feared and has been known to bug out, there doesn’t seem to be a way around it. He should be killed after Dorothee.

Strawman has a high chance to get a disorient debuff when hit with Fire damage. A Mage or Warlock can easily tank him, and sometimes kill Strawman by himself. If you don’t have a Mage or Warlock a Searing Totem and Fire Elemental from a Shaman can do the trick in a pinch or you can kill him first and heal through the Water Bolts from Dorothee. You can save him for last, there shouldn’t be much left when you get around to him.

Tinhead hits rather hard and needs to be tanked. He gains a rust debuff as the fight goes on and will walk progressively slower allowing the tank to kite him. This tank will need a healer early on but shouldn’t take many hits as rust debuff stacks up. Tinhead should be killed after Roar, have the tank continue to kite him as he is being killed; there’s no reason to use healer mana when the tank doesn’t have to take any hits.

Dorothee will summon Tito at some point. He silences casters and should be tanked. Have an OT pick him up when he spawns. Finish off whatever target you are killing when Tito spawns, kill him and return to the kill order. It doesn’t really matter when you kill Tito, just make sure Dorothee dies before he does or she will enrage.

Phase 2

After all of them are dead, The Crone will spawn in the middle of the room. A tank should be ready to pick her up. She has 2 abilities, a chain lightning and cyclones. The chain lightning is cast on random raid members and can chain up to 5 targets. It is unavoidable but easy to heal through. Her cyclones will move around the room and pick up raid members. They no longer cause damage but you do take falling damage. Also there is no stun so instant cast spells are still available. These can and should be avoided. You will need to assign one person to watch the tank and instruct him/her to move when necessary (tanks can’t always see their surroundings!)

Getting through Phase 1 is the hard part. Once you get to The Crone it’s all downhill from there!

Shadow Priest Specifics from Vladvin

The only thing I can think of for a Shadow Priest is to help the OT if he has trouble picking up Tito. Throw a MF to slow him so the OT doesn’t have to chase him quite as far. Of couse this meant Tito will be coming for you… but if the tank needs help with a pick up I consider the risk worth it.

Holy Priest Specifics from Galadria

This fight has a lot of raid damage. You should consider assigning one healer to heal the Water Bolts. Any healer can do this job. Set Dorothee to be your focus and make an assist macro (/assist focus). Then hit the macro throw that person a heal and hit the macro again. Rinse. Repeat. A Renew should be sufficient to heal up the damage unless they get double targeted.

Your Warlock or Mage shouldn’t take any damage from Strawman, but keep an eye on them just in case something goes wrong.

Priest Loot

Object of the Encounter

As I’ve said several times, the Opera events are easy but chaotic. A small test of coordination before moving on to Curator!

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