is the Amani lord of bears. He is one of the four animal bosses in the Zul'Aman instance. This instance is not yet in-game. Abilities
- Brutal Swipe: Do damage divided up evenly among all affected
targets. Seems to cap at 2 players. So have the tanks stack for this.
- No Crushing Blows
- Mangle: All bleed effects cause 100% additional damage.
- Surge: Charge-like ability (hits plate ~1500, hits cloth ~3-4k)
- Lacerating Slash: Bleeding for 1735 damage every 2 sec. (18 sec duration)
- Rend Flesh: Bleeding for 2335 damage every 1 sec. (5 sec duration)
- Deafening Roar: Deals 1235 to 1365 physical damage and silences enemies for 2 sec.
The first three (?) times you see Nalorakk, you will not actually
fight him. Rather, he lets his minions fight you and he himself runs
back to the next platform. The first time you fight a couple of trolls.
The second time you fight two trolls mounted on bears; when they get to
low health they dismount (and regain health?) and the bear starts
fighting independently. The third and final time there are two
unmounted trolls (in our case a medicine man and an axe thrower) and
two mounted trolls, who again dismount at low health. Unmounted trolls
can be sheeped or ice trapped. After the last group of trolls you fight
Nalorakk starts in Troll Form and alternates between it and
Bear Form. Have one tank chosen for each form. The tank for Troll Form
will eat the mangles. During this form, healers should not have to cast
as often and should be able to gain back a little mana and/or conserve
it. However, they must stay on their toes because of the large spike
damage from his cleave effect. Be very certain you have the off tank
stand in front of Nalorakk to take cleave damage, as it is spread among
every target it hits. The tank for Bear Form should not get mangled,
but instead will get both bleeds - Lacerating and Rend. During this
form, healers keep the tank topped off as much as possible. The tank
must also be ready to drink potions or eat healthstones or shield wall
if a silence hits the raid when he has both bleed effects on him. When
Nalorakk switches form, the appropriate tank for it should immediately
taunt to grab the aggro back.
The rest of the raid should stay spread out. This will lessen
the amount of damage the raid takes when Nalorakk charges and cleaves
anyone near the person he charged. Staying spread out will not stop his
AoE silence when in Bear Form from hitting the entire raid.
Healers need to be prepared for a long fight and ensure that
their mana will last the duration. This may include mana regen gear,
mana tide totem, shadowpriests, mana pots, etc.
Warrior tanks want plenty of hit rating to ensure their taunt
lands more often, or be ready to stance dance and use a secondary
taunt. A failed tank switch leads mostly to a wipe. A paladin tank has
an advantage here as long as he can maintain #2 on the threat list, as
he can simply use blessing of protection on the tank taking the debuffs
to guarantee Nalorakk targets him for long enough to surpass the first
tank in threat. The tank that grabs Nalorakk in Bear form is the most
critical. He needs to grab aggro before the bleed effects hit the other
tank that has the debuff on. If the tank for Troll form cannot grab
aggro at first, it may be survivable as the bleed effects may run most
the way down before Mangle is applied. If one tank dies it is generally
best to just run down the stairs and reset the fight. One tank cannot
stand up to him without burning the healers mana too fast to finish. Notes
"The first boss, a bear-Troll hybrid named Nalorakk, is visible
right from the entranceway. As soon as you approach him he'll start
sending out waves of troops to keep you busy. Once you eventually
engage him, you'll have to fend off a troop of bear-riding Trolls and
deal with the bear form he shapeshifts into. According to Blizzard,
Nalorakk will on rare occasions drop a bear mount for your own use."
"For example, when you meet Narolakk, the bear/troll boss, a
chase sequence will initiate, and he'll begin launching troll trash
mobs at you as you continue to pursue him towards the area where you'll
eventually do battle..." Quote []
Druid bear tanks have an advantage on this fight, due to the
type of damage nalorakk deals. in troll form, his regular attacks hit
very weakly, with a very strong spike damage move that will be the only
thing to kill you. It's also worth noting that Nalorakk is the only NPC as of now
that is left handed: he wields his cleaver in his left hand and buckler
in his right.