10man Mimiron Tips, phase 4 – the clusterf…

Now that you’ve managed to get past the massive hits and fires of phase 1, survived the unbelievable raid damage and rocket strikes of phase 2 and kept all the adds at bay on phase 3 while tanking bombs and heads, you probably deserve a bit of a break.

Blizzard disagrees.  Blizzard thinks you should simply do all 3 phases at once now! YAY!  /wrists

There are a few changes, thankfully, to make this possible.  By few I mean two changes from phase one.  The massive plasma blasts are no longer active and the napalm strikes are gone.  Everything else… is still there.  And you know what, since rocket strikes in phase 2 were so much fun, we are now given twice as many rockets!  Ok, that just means 2 instead of 1… but still.

The toughest part of this encounter is that all of Mimiron’s 3 separate parts must die within 12 seconds of each other.

The Ideal Phase 4

In a perfect world, you will have killed all the adds from phase 3 and assumed your phase 1 positions.  Melee will be hitting the base, since that’s natural, while ranged will hit the head.  At some point, laser barrage will hit, you will all be very spry and move away from it, then go back to your phase 1 positions and continue the assault.  DPS will switch from whatever they’ve got lowest to the other bit while melee keeps running away from the aoe and avoiding mines.  People will keep giving updates over vent as to the status of each individual part.  We go by 5% updates until we get below 10%, then we go by singles and doubles, as we’re able to broadcast.  Finally, sometime around 3-5%, we will call for the quick death of all parts.  Melee destroys the base while ranged takes out head, then all quickly switches to the middle, then we all collect loot while merrily singing the Ballad of Mimiron.

mimiphase4

Perfect phase 4 - everyone in their original p1 and p2 positions.

The Real Phase 4

In truth, at least the first few times you will do this boss and down him, none of the previous paragraph will reflect what is really going on in your raid.  People will be scrambling to assume their positions, someone will die in a rocket strike, melee will hit mines as they scramble in a panic.  Whoever was tanking the head in phase 3 will still have aggro and take massive damage that the healers don’t expect, so they will die.  Laser barrage will wipe out the few remaining living members.  Healers will say this is impossible.  Tanks will scratch their heads at how they’re supposed to live without 100k health at a bare minimum, and DPS will want to know what kind of drugs Blizzard developers were on when they came up with this encounter.

mimiphase4real

The real Phase 4.

Although, to be fair, I’ve illustrated this better by adding a few Mnnnrmmmlmmmmrnmmmlll adds to it, which is what it really, really feels like.

oh noes murlocs!!!

oh noes murlocs!!!

There is unfortunately no advice to get here other than a few tips you would otherwise learn painfully:

  • the head tank from phase 3 will still have aggro from the head unless someone takes over.. or he dies.  I usually die during a laser barrage because of this as healers on the move just can’t keep me up with the 9-10k damage / sec.
  • 2 rocket strikes.  Call them!
  • the tank can no longer accidentally flip the base around during a laser barrage.  This is “ez mode” because it will be locked in place and be exactly like phase 2.
  • mines still spawn, watch for them.
  • the aoe still happens, melee plan your escape and entry routes accordingly.
  • healers will pop a blood vessel or two trying to heal over the raid damage in this phase.  Help them out.  Lock cookies, health pots… do whatever you must to ease their load.
  • ss’ing a healer, if you’re a warlock, just before phase 4 is a good idea.  Go for the Priest, Paladin, Druid, Shaman in that order.
  • if you’re about to go for the kill, and laser barrage is coming up, destroy the middle to shut down the laser barrage and then clean up.
  • if you fail to kill them all at once, don’t despair, the three parts will come back alive at only 50% of their original health.  All is not lost!*

Good luck!  And if you have questions, ask away!

*if they pop back at 50% health, shoot yourself in the face.

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6 Responses to “10man Mimiron Tips, phase 4 – the clusterf…”


  1. 1 Kelsey June 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    “and DPS will want to know what kind of drugs Blizzard developers were on when they came up with this encounter.”

    I ask myself this a lot, and not just on Mimiron.

  2. 2 Shaggir June 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    “if you fail to kill them all at once, don’t despair, the three parts will come back alive at only 50% of their original health. All is not lost!”

    You’re on fucking crack. 🙂

    I suppose if one heals to 50% you can burn it down, but that would be mana hell on the healers, as if this fight already isnt 🙂

  3. 3 latusthegoat June 12, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Hey, I’m just pretending I’m hopeful! If anyone has ever had them heal up and still downed Mimiron, they have my respects… 😀

    I saw the head heal up to full last night, I’m confused now.

  4. 4 Anthony June 13, 2009 at 6:28 am

    One slight correction: I was able to hit both the bottom and middle sections as a melee on phase 4.

    We had a relatively melee heavy group when we downed him last night – 4 melee (one being a respecced OT) and 2 ranged – so we had two on each part, plus me contributing my tank DPS to bottom or middle depending on which needed more at the time.

  5. 5 Sehk June 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    For melee on the torso:
    The base has the annoying tendency to stand right on top of the tank, so you’re situated deep within the hitbox, thus the torso is more accessible. Those melee who are on the outside so they can see rocket strikes (as a tank, I can barely see myself, with this base standing practically on top of me, thus seeing rocket strikes on me was a concern) may have difficulty reaching the torso unless they’re almost standing under it, buried as deep within the boss as the tank.


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