AQ40 Boss Guide – Prophet Skeram
AQ40 Boss Guides
Phrophet Skeram is the Gatekeeper and First boss of Ahn’Qiraj 40!
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Prophet Skeram Breakdown
There are many things to consider for this raid. However, first lets go over the ideal comp.
Melee Overview – Bring 6 – 9 Thiccc bois (Warriors) for AQ40 if possible. Note that DPS Thicc bois should be prepared to become off tanks on the fly. Next, try to bring 3 – 5 Sneaky bois (Rogues). Their spell disruption is uncanny and extremely valuable for Skeram.
Healer Overview – Ideally you will need 10 – 12 healers for AQ40. Distribute healing classes appropriately for full coverage of buffs.(I.E. 4 Priests, 4 Druids, 4 Pallys *Alliance* or 4 Shamans *Horde*)
Holy bois (Healers) have to step it up in this raid, otherwise PUTTEM IN A COFFIN!
Ranged DPS – Lastly, you’re going to want both 6 -7 Warlocks and 6 – 7 Mages. No need to explain why, just remember… “DATZ ALOTTA DMG!” – Flex Tape Guy™
You’ll only need 2-3 hunters for the rest of Vanilla, because well…. their damage is just out shined during this time. #FreeMyBowBois
Step 1: Everyone will follow the main tank up the main stairs.
Step 2: Main tank will tell Skeram that he looks like a bootleg Pink Ranger, thus agroing Skreram, against the back wall.
Step 3A: Thiccc Fury bois and Sneaky bois assigned to the middle platform will follow the main tank and begin their damage output.
Step 3B: At the same time, The remaining Thicc bois and Sneaky bois will split between both side platforms to get ready for Skerams cloning ability at 75% health. (Keep atleast 2 Thiccc bois on each side to compensate for mind control proqs.)
Step 4: Holy bois will be split between both high stair cases, covering a wide healing rage. (Range should cover Left/Right/Middle platforms, as well as back platform with ranged dps.)
Step 5: All Ranged classes should be behind Skerem above the high stair cases.
Step 6: Kick Skeram’s Ass
Quartile Split is Skerems cloning ability
that is used at 75% > 50% > and 25% HP. Keep in mind that the clones have
the exact same abilites that Skeram does.
Focus the clones and then Skeram after until 25%. After 25%, focus
Skeram and control the clones. (A neat trick to finding real Skeram is mana
draining. The clones will always have full mana, and the real Skeram does not)
Earth Shock is the ability used on Skerams target that is out of melee range. Due to the cock diesel damage this spell does (2500-3000 Nature dmg Per Second) it is recommended that all ranged DPS and Holy bois use “Greater Nature Protection Potion“. To absorb the incoming Nature damage.
Arcane Explosion is very similar to the mage ability. Except the range is multiplied to reach deep space. (Can be interuppted by Kick or Pummel) Every member of the raid should have used “Greater Aracane Protection Potions“.
True Fulfillment is when Skeram bribes one of your raid members with Big Boi Busted damage. (His mind control ability) Once mind controlled, that raid member MUST be CC’d IMMEDIATELY or they’ll start 1 tapping your entire raid group.
Blink is the last ability to look out for. Periodically Skeram will attempt to teleport around to kop a feel, call the police immediately if you’re touched. (Ranged DPS/Holy bois need to be on high alert because of this)
This boss requires patience, reaction time, and coordination. If done properly, you’ll be on your way to EZGAINZ.