by Xerin @ tentonhammer
The new five man quests in patch 3.3 are confusing, but don’t worry. The following guide should explain things so you don’t have to embarrass yourself asking or have to figure things out as a group wants to run as fast as possible through the instances.
Essentially, there are three instances in Icecrown Citadel that are to be completed one after another with a series of attunement quests that allow you to move on to the next instance. The quests are very easy to do and the hardest thing in the series is picking the quests up. There is no special interaction with ANY bosses in order to get the quest done. The boss kills are simple kill tasks that are completed on the boss’s death. Furthermore, there is only one part where you have to interact with something. That something is the Alliance/Horde slaves and by interact I mean kill the guys standing around them.
WHERE IS SYLVANAS AND JAINA?
They are located inside the instance. The instances are located at Icecrown Citadel in, well, Icecrown. You fly in through one of the side entrances. The Forge of Souls will be on your right facing the three portals. There is a meeting stone there too. You have to be level 80 in order to do the quests.
The Forge of Souls
The first part of the quest starts in The Forge of Souls. Jaina or Sylvanas will be sitting at the entrance and will give you a quest to kill Bronjahm and the Devourer of Souls. This quest is straightforward.
To kill Bronjahm you’ll want to DPS him down. He’ll cast a spell to separate someone’s soul from their body which will create a soul shard. This shard will heal him if he’s nearby. You can kite him away and kill the shard, kill the shard with him nearby, or ignore it if you have enough DPS and feel especially lazy. At 30% he’ll cast a soulstorm spell. Step into it and you’ll take massive damage. He’ll fear you into it too. Just DPS him down.
The Devourer of Souls is rather easy as well, but can end up with your DPS dead if they’re not careful. He’ll put up a Well of Souls on the ground that does intense damage. He also will cast Mirror Soul which mirrors a percentage of your damage back at you. STOP DPS during that unless you have a super healer. He’ll do an “Unleashed Souls” attack that spawns tormented souls that do joke DPS but can get pretty tough if too many stack on you.
Wailing Souls is an attack that will either attack clockwise or counterclockwise in about a 90 degree arc. You can try to avoid it or just take the 5k~ damage and laugh it off.
When that is done Jaina or Sylvanas will open the portal to the Pit of Saron
The Pit of Saron
Here you’ll discover a ton of Alliance/Horde slaves are working in the pit. You need to free 15 slaves and Garfrost dead to advance.
Kill the enemies near the slaves to release them. You’ll get 15 in no time. Then head up to Garfrost for a fun battle.
Garfrost is a three phase battle where he doesn’t like you and it shows. He can throw boulders and comes with a room packed with baddies. Kill all of the baddies in his room and then focus on him. In the first phase he’ll throw rocks and beat on the tank. His attacks do apply Permafrost which increases frost damage done by 10%.
When phase 2 starts he’ll stomp the group and run off to a forge. Let any debuffs tick off and meet him again. This time he’ll do 50/100% more frost damage. Keep dodging boulders and avoid his Chilling Wave which is an AoE cone effect in front of him. In phase three he’ll boost his frost damage to 100/200% and cast Deep Freeze which snares a target.
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