Achievements

Name Points
Adds? More Like Bads Defeat Illysanna Ravencrest without killing any of her allies in Black Rook Hold on Mythic difficulty.
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Black Rook Hold Defeat Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest in Black Rook Hold.
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Black Rook Moan Defeat Amalgam of Souls after killing a Frustrated Soul in Black Rook Hold on Mythic difficulty.
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Heroic: Black Rook Hold Defeat Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest in Black Rook Hold on Heroic difficulty or higher.
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Mythic: Black Rook Hold Defeat Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest in Black Rook Hold on Mythic difficulty.
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Mythic: Black Rook Hold Guild Run Defeat Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest in Black Rook Hold on Mythic difficulty while in a guild group.
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You Used to Scrawl Me In Your Fel Tome Find all entries of Illysanna Ravencrest's diary in Black Rook Hold.
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Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Black Rook Hold
Carved from the greatest mountain of Val'sharah by ancient elven masons, Black Rook Hold stood as a bulwark against the Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients. The nigh-impregnable fortress is also the ancestral home of Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest, one-time mentor of Illidan himself. But since the latest Legion attack, a strange dark energy emanates from the Hold, and restless dead plague the surrounding lands.

The Amalgam of Souls
Immense soul energy was released when Gul'dan conducted the ritual to sever Illidan's soul from his body at Black Rook Hold. This energy brought the souls of the Ravencrest clan back to their ancestral home - and residual soul energy has merged them into a massive monstrosity.

  • Overview - The Amalgam of Souls battles players until reaching 50% health, at which point it ruptures, splitting into the tortured souls of the Ravencrest ancestors.
    • Damage Dealers -
    • Healer -
    • Tank -
      • Move out of the way of Reap Soul to avoid heavy damage.
  • Stage One: The Amalgam of Souls -
    • Reap Soul - Cuts targets in front of the Amalgamation to their very soul, inflicting 1,700,000 Shadow damage and increasing damage taken by 100% for 30 sec.
    • Swirling Scythe - Throws a scythe towards a player, inflicting 420,420 Physical damage and knocking back any players it comes into contact with.
    • Soul Echoes - Fragments a player's soul, causing them to leave behind soul echoes. These echoes detonate inflicting 400,000 Shadow damage to nearby players.
  • Stage Two: The Call of Souls -
    • Call Souls - Lures the restless souls in the Ravencrest crypts towards the Amalgamation of Souls. If they reach him, they will grant him Soulgorge.
      • Soulgorge - The Amalgam absorbs a soul, destroying it and increasing the damage inflicted by Soul Burst by 25%.
    • Soul Burst - The Amalgam of Souls bursts, inflicting 900,000 Shadow damage to all players and releasing the most powerful spirits of Lord Ravencrest's ancestors.

Illysanna Ravencrest
The daughter of Lord Ravencrest, imprisoned for millennia in the Vault of the Wardens shortly after the War of Ancients, found herself free after Maiev released the demon hunters from their prison. Returning to her ancestral home, she has sacrificed everything - including her very soul - to defend what she could not during the War of the Ancients.

  • Overview - Illysanna fights players on the ground as her Fury bar builds. When it fills, she leaps into the air and unleashes deadly eye beams as she calls her risen guards to dispatch the party. Each eye beam partially depletes her Fury, and when she can no longer use eye beams to attack the party, she lands, re-engaging on the ground.
  • Stage One: Vengeance -
    • Vengeful Shear - A deadly attack shears the target, inflicting 1,722,000 Physical damage. Additionally, increases damage taken by 100% for 25 sec if the target is not protected with active mitigation.
      This effect stacks.
    • Dark Rush - Illysanna fixes her gaze on players. After a short time she dashes between them, inflicting 232,500 Physical damage and leaving a Blazing Trail in her wake.
    • Brutal Glaive - Inflicts 273,000 Physical damage immediately, and 127,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 30 sec to a targeted player, bouncing to any other nearby players.
  • Stage Two: Fury -
    • Eye Beams - Fires a beam of fel power that follows a player, leaving behind patches of Felblazed Ground.
      • Felblazed Ground - Inflicts 318,000 Fire damage every 1 sec. to any players inside Felblazed Ground.
    • Risen Vanguard -
      • Bonecrushing Strike - Inflicts 382,000 Physical damage and stuns all players in a cone in front of the Vanguard for 4 sec.
    • Risen Arcanist -
      • Arcane Blitz - Inflicts 364,000 Arcane damage and increases the caster's damage done by 50% for 10 sec.
        This effect stacks.

Smashspite the Hateful
A brutal, imposing Mo'arg Lieutenant, Smashspite the Hateful led the Legion's invasion of Black Rook Hold and commanded defense of the keep from the air via his colony of felbats.

  • Overview - Smashspite engages players on the ground with heavy physical attacks, periodically calling in felbats to cover the ground in deadly Fel Vomit.
    • Tank -
      • Minimize damage taken by Smashspite's melee attacks to slow the rate at which his Brutality bar fills.
      • When Smashspite's Brutality bar fills, he will use Brutal Haymaker, inflicting heavy damage and increasing damage taken for a short time.
      • Stand between Smashspite and his target to intercept Hateful Charge if they have the debuff from intercepting an earlier charge and you don't.
    • Healer -
      • Earthshaking Stomp inflicts heavy damage to the party.
      • When Smashspite's Brutality bar fills, he will use Brutal Haymaker on the tank, inflicting heavy damage and increasing damage taken for a short time.
      • Stand between Smashspite and his target to intercept Hateful Charge if they have the debuff from intercepting an earlier charge and you don't.
    • Damage Dealers -
      • Stand between Smashspite and his target to intercept Hateful Charge if they have the debuff from intercepting an earlier charge and you don't.
  • Earthshaking Stomp - Stomps the ground, inflicting 495,125 Physical damage to all players and knocking them back.
  • Hateful Gaze - Smashspite the Hateful focuses his gaze on a target.
    Smashspite performs a Hateful Charge in the direction of the affected player when Hateful Gaze expires.
    • Hateful Charge - Impacts the first player he comes into contact with, inflicting 1,022,000 Physical damage, knocking them back, and increasing their damage taken from Hateful Charges by 300% for 60 sec.
  • Brutality - Smashspite's damaging melee attacks grant him Brutality in proportion to the damage done.
    When he reaches 100 Brutality, he will unleash a Brutal Haymaker at his current target.
    • Brutal Haymaker - Smashspite punches his current target, inflicting 1,892,000 Physical damage and increasing damage taken by 50% for 10 sec.
  • Call of the Felbat - Smashspite calls down a Felbat. The frequency of this ability increases as the encounter continues.
    • Fel Vomit - A nearby felbat marks a target and then, after a brief interval, vomit fel bile in their direction, creating pools of Fel Vomitus.
      • Fel Vomitus - Inflicts 501,000 Fire damage to any players who come into contact with a pool of Fel Vomitus.

Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest
Kur'talos Ravencrest, Lord of Black Rook Hold, was the commander of the Kal'dorei Resistance during the War of the Ancients until he was assassinated by Varo'then under the orders of Queen Aszhara. Millennia later, Gul'dan's foul soul magic has awoken Ravencrest's soul, and those of his ancestors, from their eternal repose. The Legion, seeking revenge, gleefully forced his soul into his body and mesmerized him, forcing him to eternally relive the horrors of the War of Ancients.

  • Overview - Ravencrest engages the player while his advisor, Latosius, teleports around the area, attacking with dark magic. Once Ravencrest reaches 20% health, Latosius reveals his true form as the dreadlord Dantalionax. Ravencrest, his vision no longer clouded, now calls on the souls of his ancestors to empower the party to defeat Dantalionax and cleanse the Legion from Black Rook Hold.
  • Stage One: Lord of the Keep -
    • Unerring Shear - A deadly attack shears the target, inflicting 1,218,240 Physical damage and causing them to bleed for 42,000 damage every 2 sec.
    • Whirling Blade - Throws a glaive at a targeted player, traveling back and forth from the position it was thrown. The glaive inflicts 682,500 Physical damage and knocks back any targets it touches.
    • Latosius -
      • Dark Blast - Inflicts 1,550,000 Shadow damage to all enemies in a line in front of the caster and knocks them back.
      • Shadow Bolt - Inflicts 227,500 Shadow damage.
  • Stage Two: Vengeance of the Ancients -
    • Legacy of the Ravencrest - Lord Ravencrest calls on the power of his ancestors to grant the party strength, increasing damage done, healing done, and health by 300%.
    • Dantalionax -
      • Stinging Swarm - Envelops the target in a swarm of stinging insects, inflicting 509,600 Physical damage every 1 sec.
        Has a chance to also stun the target for 0.5 sec when dealing damage.
        Players can attack the swarm and must kill it to remove the effect.
      • Cloud of Hypnosis - Creates a cloud of hypnotic gas, causing anyone who enters it to be put to sleep. Taking damage or leaving the cloud will remove the effect.
      • Dreadlord's Guile - Splits into several images, who each cast Dark Obliteration in sequence.
        • Dark Obliteration - Inflicts 5,100,000 Shadow damage to all enemies in a line in front of the caster and knocks them back.
      • Shadow Bolt Volley - Launches a volley of shadow energy towards all players, inflicting 1,108,000 Shadow damage.

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