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Ancient Mogu Crypt Scenario Preview
Important - As usual, this is WORK IN PROGRESS. The screenshots and video do not reflect the final version of the scenario.








Encounter Journal Update
The latest beta patch also brought us two new encounters, Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults and Wing Leader Ner'onok in Siege of Niuzao Temple.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Elegon
Celestial dragon encounter. [PH]

Energy Vortex - When active, the Energy Vortex transforms any player or creature who stands in it, granting a small taste of the Titan's true power.
  • Touch of the Titans - Contact with the Energy Vortex transforms the target into celestial form, increasing all damage done by 50% and healing done by 50%.
  • Overcharged - The Energy Vortex periodically causes the players to take 5% additional damage. This effect stacks.
Phase 1: Protecting the Controller! - Elegon activates the Energy Vortex, attacking with Celestial Breath and calling for Celestial Protectors to help defend The Engine of Nalak'sha. Phase ends at 90% and 50% health.
  • Celestial Breath - Elegon's dragon breath inflicts 50000 Arcane damage to players within a X yard long 60 degree cone.
  • Materialize Protector - Elegon summons a Celestial Protector to attack the players. Only used when above 50% health.
    • Celestial Protector
      • Phasing PH - The Celestial Protector is in a state of flux, held together by the Energy Vortex. The Celestial Protector takes 90% less damage when outside of the Energy Vortex with over 25% health. PH
      • Arcing Energy - The Celestial Protector inflicts 33250 Arcane damage to two random players and applies Closed Circuit to each target.
        • Closed Circuit - After being hit by the Arcing Energy, healing taken is reduced by 50% for 20 sec.
      • Stability Flux - Upon reaching 25% health, the Celestial Protector begins to pulse energy, periodically inflicting ? Arcane damage to the entire raid.
      • Total Annihilation - When near death, the Celestial Protector explodes, inflicting 73125 Arcane damage to the entire raid.
  • Radiating Energies - Elegon becomes dangerously unstable, periodically inflicting 50000 Arcane damage to all players not in the Energy Vortex. Only used when under 50% health.
Phase 2: Restarting the Machine PH - Elegon attempts to reactivate The Engine of Nalak'sha by creating Energy Charges to energize the Empyreal Focuses. Once all Energy Charges are destroyed in a wave, Elegon will continually create more Energy Charges, permanently weakening his physical form. Phase ends once an Energy Charge leaves the Energy Vortex.
  • Draw Power - Elegon attempts to restart the Engine of Nalak'sha by constructing six Energy Charges from his own body, permanently increasing all damage taken by 10%. This effect stacks.
    • Energy Charge
      • High Energy - With each successive cast of Draw Power, the created Energy Charge gains an additional 20% movement speed. This effect stacks.
      • Discharge - Upon reaching zero health, the Energy Charge explodes, inflicting 75000 Arcane damage to the entire raid.
Phase 3: Shut Down the Engine! PH - Elegon has reactivated The Engine of Nalak'sha, disabling the Energy Vortex and activating all Empyreal Focuses. Elegon is shielded from all damage. Phase ends once all Empyreal Focuses have been destroyed.
  • Empyreal Focus
    • Energy Conduit - The Empyreal Focus vents excess energy, dealing 142500 arcane damage to all players touching the energy conduit every 0.5.
    • Overloaded - Upon reaching zero health, the Empyreal Focus deactivates and vents excess energy back to Elegon, increasing damage inflicted by 20% and casting speed by 20%. This effect stacks.
  • Unstable Energy - Elegon periodically inflicts 7500 Arcane damage to the entire raid.
  • Energy Cascade - Elegon fires a ball of Titan plasma at a random player, inflicting 42750 Arcane damage on impact and creating a Cosmic Spark.
    • Cosmic Spark




Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Wing Leader Ner'onok
Ner'onok fights players using Caustic Pitch and Quick-Dry Resin. Twice during the fight he will lift off and fly to the other end of the bridge where he alternates between channeling Blowing Winds and Gusting Winds until interrupted.

  • Caustic Pitch - Throws a glob of pitch at an random location. Enemies touching the pitch suffer 20000 Nature damage every sec and have their movement speed reduced by 50%.
  • Quick-Dry Resin - Sprays a target with heated resin. As the resin hardens it inflicts 5000 Fire damage every 1 sec. If this process completes the target becomes encased in resin and cannot move or act for 6 sec. Performing actions counteracts this effect and if the target breaks free they become Invigorated, increasing casting and movement speeds by 15% for 30 sec.
  • Blowing Winds - Ner'onok beats his wings, creating wind that slowly pushes enemies away from him.
  • Gusting Winds - Ner'onok beats his wings fiercely, creating a powerful gale that pushes enemies away from him at high speed.




Fan Art Update
Breathing2004 has had fan art added to the Blizzard art galleries many times in the past, and has some pieces here with a unique style.






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This article was originally published in forum thread: Ancient Mogu Crypt Preview, Encounter Journal Update, Fan Art Update, Weekly Roundup started by chaud View original post
Comments 52 Comments
  1. Herecius's Avatar
    That artist's fan art is so incredible, always has been. Dearly hope he continues to make it. I'm not lying when I say I fully plan on purchasing a rather large framed canvas print of one of at least one of them...
  1. Ganaza's Avatar
    Music is beautiful, hope we see more pieces like this.
  1. Chickadee's Avatar
    I love the stained glass look of the fan art. Wish I could do that but I might as well as be limited to stick figures.
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    That fanart is beyond amazing much respect to that person for sure.
  1. Tooldealer's Avatar
    I need one of those artwork's as a mosaic window.
  1. Zombina's Avatar
    Fan art is never usually my cup of tea, but ome those ones ara immensely good.
  1. samaron's Avatar
    would be sick if blizz bring the fan art into the game and display it in temples or cathedrels in wow.
  1. Spazzeh's Avatar
    Amazing fan-art.
  1. Mear's Avatar
    Just love the stile of that art <3
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Gorgeous art work with incredible detail.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Lovely artwork!
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Does anyone else get the distinct feeling there's been a lot of copy paste between all these Mogu instances? This one has some areas that look almost identical to the raid previewed earlier.
  1. Soulstrike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    Does anyone else get the distinct feeling there's been a lot of copy paste between all these Mogu instances? This one has some areas that look almost identical to the raid previewed earlier.
    um..... they are made by mogu so um i guess they are pretty same right???
  1. Azivalla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    Does anyone else get the distinct feeling there's been a lot of copy paste between all these Mogu instances? This one has some areas that look almost identical to the raid previewed earlier.
    You mean it is weird to find Mogu architecture in a Mogu instance? I thought Mogu had multiple styles of architecture.
  1. hiragana's Avatar
    if i won the lottery id make a conservatory full of those windows
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Never before have I wanted to save fan art.
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    1) I hate pico shes so akward and minging,dam gingers!

    2) The art is nice and all but the first one is incorrect because im pretty sure King Varians swords got fused together and now he only has one no??
  1. lilbuddhaman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    Does anyone else get the distinct feeling there's been a lot of copy paste between all these Raid instances? This one has some areas that look almost identical to the last two expansion's instances.
    Fix'd that for you.
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    1) I hate pico shes so akward and minging,dam gingers!

    2) The art is nice and all but the first one is incorrect because im pretty sure King Varians swords got fused together and now he only has one no??
    If you are referring to the Lich King art panel, I believe that is Arthas instead of King Varian. I didn't see Varian on any of the panels.
  1. Zstr's Avatar
    those arts are awesome
    nice mosaic, lots of lore

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