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    Glory of the cataclysm hero - How it's done


    Glory of the Cataclysm Hero

    Are you running around orgrimmar wondering where those badass drakes come from or are you scratching your head wondering how anyone was able to heal trough the headed south? Then you've come to the right place my friend. This is my simple walkthrough for the Glory of the cataclysm Hero. Worth noting is that all of these achievements need to be completed on heroic difficulty. I'll also give the achievement a mark from 1-5 which reflects the difficulty of the achievement and tell you what group composition we used to beat the encounter. Another thing you should know is that we completed all of these achievements in mostly 346 and faction/crafted 359 items.

    Remember that the in game achievement tracker is working very well and I recommend it for all of the achievements where you need to keep track of time or kill count. With that being said lets start the guide.

    The achievements are sorted under the dungeon where they take place. For easy navigation the dungeons appear in the following order.


    • Deadmines
    • Blackrock Caverns
    • Throne of Tides
    • The vortex Pinnacle
    • Lost City of the Tol'vir
    • Halls of Origination
    • Grim Batol
    • Shadowfang Keep
    • The Stonecore


    Cataclysm Dungeon Hero (1)
    First off you are required to complete all of the cataclysm dungeons on heroic difficulty, that shouldn't be too hard for anyone with a group attempting this meta achievement.


    Deadmines



    Ready for Raiding (1)
    "Do not get hit by Fire Wall in the Glubtok encounter in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock


    This is an individual achievement earned by dodging Glubtoks rotating firewall which is active during phase two of this encounter. This shouldn't be hard for anyone.

    Rat Pack (1)
    "Kill 20 Mine Rats during the Helix Gearbreaker encounter in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty."


    • Any setup will do for this achievement, you don't even have to kill the boss.


    These mine rats spawn right after the lumbering oaf has used his charge ability. Throw some aoe/tab target around the room and you’ll get about five rats per charge. This achievement can be completed during one run by stopping dps on the boss or over the course of several runs just like the iron dwarf medium rare achievement in ulduar.

    Prototype Prodigy (2)
    "Keep the Prototype Reaper from falling below 90% health during the Foe Reaper 5000 encounter in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock
    • Moonkin druid


    Another easy achievement, don't enter the Prototype reaper before you've killed all the trash downstairs. Once it's cleared have your reaper driver sneak around the edge and get as far away from the ramp as possible without pulling the boss then have your tank pull the boss up the ramp to the overlooking platform. Have your reaper deal with the adds downstairs whilst your group upstairs kill the boss, nothing hard at all really.

    It's Frost Damage (2)
    "Allow three Freezing Vapors to cast Coalesce during the Admiral Ripsnarl encounter in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty."


    • Any setup will do for this achievement, you don't even have to kill the boss.


    Quite a simple achievement as long as you know what to do, have your group stack up and let three vapors spawn then have your dps spread out of line of sight from the vapors. f.x behind the captains room and down the ramp/in the water below. It’s of major importance that you all go to different locations since vapors will keep spawning. Leave your tank and healer by the vapors, you will wipe but you'll have the achievement.

    I'm on a Diet (1)
    "Do not gain more than one stack of Nauseated during the Cookie encounter in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty."


    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Moonkin druid
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock
    • Destruction warlock



    Yet another easy achievement! Just don't eat any of the food plates on the floor, nuke down the boss and you're done. If you want to speed it up a little click the healthy food (the one who isn't swirling with green poison).

    Vigorous VanCleef Vindicator (4)
    "Engage Vanessa VanCleef within 5 minutes of being inflicted with the Nightmare Elixir."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Survival hunter
    • Fire mage
    • Fury warrior


    This is one of the harder achievements. Try to do this achievement on a daily basis since it can only be tried once a day. Everyone in your group really needs to be on their toes. Be sure everyone have done the gauntlet before and know their way around the electric frogger (it's right, right, middle, middle) and bringing bloodlust/potions really help. We chose to use our bloodlust as we approached the first 3 pack after the frogger.
    At the last pack of this gauntlet make sure your healer is on top of the boat ready to pull the boss.
    Useful abilities are stampeding roar and aspect of the pack, stacking up on swiftness potions also helps quite a bit.
    Everything counts we finished this with 10s to spare and lost it by 2s the try before.

    Blackrock Caverns




    Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls (2)
    "Defeat Rom'ogg Bonecrusher after using his Skullcracker ability to kill 10 Angered Earth elementals in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock
    • Moonkin druid


    In my opinion if you get this achievement you've killed the boss the correct way. Just let the adds spawn and wait till you get chained. Let your tank aoe taunt and then break the chains, everyone runs out except for the tank who pops a defensive cooldown and takes the hit killing the adds. Rinse repeat once more and you're done.

    Arrested Development (3)
    "Allow all three of Corla's zealots to evolve, then defeat Corla after slaying the evolved zealots in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Survival hunter
    • Fire mage


    The tactics are pretty straightforward we let our two range dps lockdown two of the zealots (interrupting the beam) and let the third one evolve right off the bat. We had our tank blow all of his defensive cooldowns and our paladin use hand of sacrifice as the tanks 12s cooldowns ran out.
    It might happen that a fear slips trough during the time you’re burning the zealot. If this hits one of your casters simply have your healer step up until your caster have lost his debuffs.
    We then waited for the defensive cooldowns to get back up again and let our healer regain full mana. Rinse and repeat.
    *note you don't need bloodlust for this achievement

    Too Hot to Handle (3)
    "Defeat Karsh Steelbender after he has reached 15 stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Moonkin druid
    • Affliction warlock
    • Fire mage



    This achievement can be a bit tricky since the boss pathing is a bit weird. Let your tank build up the stacks by 1-2 on each pass, nuke the boss as hard as possible and once he reached 5 stacks let the boss drop them. Focus down the adds and then start building up the stacks 1-2 every pass until you've reached 15 stacks. You'll have to have the boss low once he hits 15 so you'll be able to kill him fast. Everyone will need defensive cooldowns/pots, fire resistance aura+am is great.

    Ascendant Descending (2)
    "Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius without any party member reaching 4 stacks of Crepuscular Veil in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Shadow priest
    • Moonkin druid
    • Affliction warlock


    These adds are root able and slow able but not cc'able nor stun able. We had our Moonkin root one of the adds and kept him rooted far away from the group for the whole encounter. The shadow priest dotted up the two other adds and started kiting around the boss dotting the boss aswell. What really trivialize this achievement is the use of curse of exhaustion, we had our warlock apply this to both of the kited adds. Now just nuke down the boss and the achievement is yours.

    Throne of Tides



    Old Faithful (2)
    "Get Lady Naz'jar to kill one of her minions with her Geyser ability in Throne of the Tides on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Moonkin druid
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock


    Just like breaking bones and smashing skulls. Once in phase two kill the caster adds and bring down the melee add to sub 30%. Let her channel finish and then simply just tank the melee add in the geyser while having your tank pop cooldowns.

    You can also cc any add and then after the channel ends stack up on the add. This will spawn they geyser under it and kill it.
    *note don’t use sheep it will bring the add back to full hp


    Prince of Tides (2)
    "Defeat an Unyielding Behemoth while you have the Tidal Surge effect during the Ozumat encounter in Throne of the Tides on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Affliction warlock
    • Moonkin druid
    • Fire mage


    Another straightforward achievement just tank the Unyielding Behemoth until you're in phase 3 then burn him down. You don't even have to defeat the boss afterwards even though that shouldn't be much of a problem.

    The Vortex Pinnacle



    Extra Credit Bonus Stage (1)
    "Collect 5 Golden Orbs in a single visit to the Vortex Pinnacle on Heroic difficulty."


    • Group setup doesn't matter at all for this achievement, as long as you're able to clear the instance you'll be fine.


    Just collect the golden orbs hanging outside of the platforms. The orbs are marked by a white dot on my treasure map. I'm sure there are more orbs but as you see these are more than enough to complete the achievement.


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    No static at All (2)
    "Completely avoid the Static Cling effect during the Asaad encounter in the Vortex Pinnacle on Heroic Difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Shadow priest
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock


    This is an individual achievement meaning everyone in your group doesn't have to do it at the same time. It's easy enough Just jump halfway through his 1s cast called static cling. You can make this achievement super easy by letting your priest cast levitate on as many members as possible. Keep in mind that the Chain lightning does remove the buff though.

    Lost City of the Tol'vir



    Acrocalypse Now (4)
    "Defeat 20 Frenzied Crocolisks within 10 seconds during the Lockmaw encounter in the Lost City of the Tol'vir on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Destruction warlock
    • Frost mage
    • Survival hunter


    This achievement takes a lot of patience and quite some luck. We started off the encounter with all of the dps on their mounts and resetted if a non dps was chosen as the croc mark. Once a dps is chosen commence the kiting. Try to stay mounted for as long as possible. Use as much slows as possible traps, circle of frost and frostnova are all good abilities and bring. Once 20 crocs have spawned (5 waves) stack on top of the tank let him aoe taunt burn all defensive cd’s and bring them down. If you bring melee dps to this achievement make sure that they aren’t autohitting any crocs since you will want all of them dying at the same time.

    Kill It With Fire! (3)
    "Defeat 3 Burning Souls during the High Prophet Barim encounter in Lost City of the Tol'vir on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Fire mage
    • Destruction warlock


    We tanked the boss on the patch of land closes to water on your right hand as you engage the boss.
    In phase one of this encounter a burning phoenix will spawn he’ll leaves a fire trail behind himself. If you want to make this achievement even easier you can kite this phoenix making sure that you organize the fire spawns f.x a thick wall.

    During phase two souls will spawn from players and start following the Dark Hatchling. Your tank will have to kite the souls trough a fire patch. This applies a burning soul debuff to the soul after that you can either just kill the soul before the debuff runs out or have your paladin/warlock stun the soul in the fire if your dps aint pulling their weight.

    Do this three times and the achievement is yours ( you don't have to kill the boss )

    Headed South (5)
    "Defeat Siamat, Lord of the South Wind, with 3 stacks of Lightning Charge in Lost City of the Tol'vir on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Elemental shaman
    • Fury warrior
    • Survival hunter

    Short version and easy
    Bring as many range dps as possible. Kill minions of siamat on sight. As soon as three servants have spawned pull them on top of the boss and kill the last that spawned. Keep having minions as your number one priority. Now kill off a servant every 20s and nuke the boss.

    Long version and complex
    This is by far the hardest achievement in the meta. It requires one hell of a healer and group members who knows how to dodge damage. All kind of defensive cooldowns help f.x engineering belt, enraged regeneration, divine protection (glyphed) and so forth.

    First off you need to lay down a hard nuke on the boss before he applies his shield. I recommend casting your biggest spell and popping all cooldowns, he applies his shield about 5s after engaging.
    Now two sort of adds will start spawning, minions and servants of siamat. The servants needs to be picked up and marked by your tank. The tank should then proceed by getting out of the way and taking down the adds to roughly 100k hp.

    Your shaman will be on minion duty it's of major importance that the minions get interrupted and kited to the same edge and killed as close to the edge as possible. Your other dps should be nuking away at the boss.

    After the three servants have spawned and your tank have worked them down to about 100k hp the boss should be around 60-70% hp.
    Now is the time! kill your last minion and stack up on the servants who should be tanked on the opposite side of the platform (as far away from the dead minions as possible). Kill the LAST servant that spawned and make sure that you get the DEBUFF. This will remove siamats shield and stop minions from spawning. When Siamat removes his shield he'll start tossing your group around. To survive this we had our paladin use his bubble and heal everyone trough the damage *NOTE this means that your paladin will NOT gain this achievement. Now clear up any minion that spawned (there shouldn't be any but hey!) and nuke away at the boss. When there is 10s left on your debuff stack on top of your tank again and kill another servant your paladin should have no problem healing trough this one with df+aw+hr then nuke the boss for another 20s before killing the last servant. After the third servant is killed you'll want to use hp pots/healthstones ( a warlock is superb for this achievement ). Kill the boss and enjoy the hardest 5man achievement.

    Halls of Origination




    Straw That Broke the Camel's Back (1)
    "Defeat Earthrager Ptah while mounted on a camel in the Halls of Origination on Heroic difficulty."

    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Affliction warlock
    • Fire mage


    A really easy achievement even though it's known to bug, just get a camel and don't stand in any shit on the ground.
    *note you can cast while moving on a camel.

    Faster Than the Speed of Light (4)
    "Complete the Vault of Lights within 5 minutes of entering in the Halls of Origination on Heroic difficulty."
    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Arcane mage
    • Destruction warlock


    What might be comforting to know is that the timer will stop once the boss enters the room. You'll need about 15-20s after killing the final mini boss for the roleplay before the boss enters.
    Pretty straightforward just be on the move most of the time and dodge as many trogg packs as possible. You can dodge the ones standing in the middle of the platforms by hugging the wall. Stampeding roar helps quite a bit and aspect of the pack could help but could also slow down your group if used incorrectly. As always I recommend using swiftness potions.

    Earth boss
    Targets a random party member with spikes try to dodge them and spread out so not more than one member gets hit.

    Water boss
    Casts bubbles on random party members. Make sure to nuke them down fast. Entrapped players can't do anything.
    *note you can bubble/iceblock out of the debuff.

    Fire boss
    He casts a hellfire like spell, all of the melee NEEDS to move out during this cast.

    Air boss
    He casts random silences around the party. Be safe with the paladins am+conc aura.

    Sun of a... (4)
    “Defeat Rajh before he completes an entire recharging phase in the Halls of Origination on Heroic difficulty.”


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Retribution paladin
    • Fury warrior
    • Destruction warlock
    • Fire mage


    To beat this achievement you need interrupts and massive dps. The spells you want to interrupt is Inferno Leap and Fire orb.
    As you may have noticed we ran with four dps and a feral tank pulling 16k dps. We had the retribution paladin heal when needed.
    With that kind of setup this achievement is a walk in the park. If you decide to go with one healer you might need flasks and speed pots.

    Grim Batol



    Umbrage for Umbriss (3)
    "Defeat General Umbriss while he is affected with Modgud's Malice in Grim Batol on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Affliction warlock
    • Fire mage
    • Moonkin druid


    For this achievement you need to kill a Malignant trogg right beside Umbriss and then kill him while the debuff is still active (the debuff will be active 20s).
    Worth knowing is that the troggs stop spawning after 30%.
    Have your mage sheep a malignant trogg and keep him sheeped until about 10% on the boss. Now you want your tank to break the sheep and kill the trogg. Burn down the boss and you're done.
    *Note when Umbriss have the debuff he will hit for an additional 50%

    Don't Need to Break Eggs to Make an Omelet (3)
    "Defeat Erudax without letting a Faceless Corruptor begin to cast Twilight Corruption on any of Alexstraza's Eggs in Grim Batol on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Affliction warlock
    • Fury warrior
    • Fire mage


    Erudax uses two abilities you need to watch out, for Binding shadows and shadow gale. When he starts casting binding shadows start running it is possible to avoid the damage, lockdown and healing Erudax. When he starts casting shadow gale be fast to stack up on the dot on the ground and when it's 3s left on the channel start running towards the entrance where the faceless corruptors will spawn.

    When doing this achievement a warlock using curse of exhaustion will help loads. Assign one dps to each corruptor and have your lock dot up both of them. If needed you can have your healer and tank doing some dps on them.

    Shadowfang Keep



    Pardon Denied (3)
    "Defeat Baron Ashbury without letting him heal with Stay of Execution in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fire mage
    • Affliction warlock
    • Destruction warlock


    Really straightforward interrupt his Stay of execution. This is quite an easy achievement if you have a proper healer. Just top off the tank and heal your group up to 50%, be sure to dispell the disease as soon as possible.

    To the Ground (2)
    "Defeat Commander Springvale without allowing him to receive Unholy Empowerment in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic difficulty."


    • Feral druid (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Fury warrior
    • Survival hunter
    • Shadow priest


    Quite straightforward at the pull cc one add and burn the other make sure that he doesn't cast unholy empowerment. Kill the cc'ed add and then position your shadowpriest (cc’er) at one of the entrances and tank the boss by the other. Have the shadowpriest shackle the one from his corner and then nuke down the other spawn, then the shackled and remember to keep interrupting. Rinse repeat and you win.

    Bullet Time (3)
    "Defeat 12 Bloodthirsty Ghouls with Pistol Barrage and then defeat Lord Godfrey in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Moonkin druid
    • Affliction warlock
    • Fire mage


    To do this we had our moonkin using typhoon to push the mobs into his Bullet Barrage. There's nothing more to it. If you don't have a pushback spell just have your tank pick them up and pop a cooldown, it's not hard to heal trough.

    The Stonecore



    Rotten to the core (3)
    "Defeat 60 Disciples within 10 seconds during the High Priestess Azil encounter in the Stonecore on Heroic Difficulty."


    • Prot warrior (tank)
    • Holy paladin (healer)
    • Frost mage
    • Destruction warlock
    • Unholy deathknight


    This achievement could be tricky but is mostly frustrating since you're only able to attempt this once a day.
    When you approach the boss you'll see a lot of adds, sixty to be exact. These are the ones we're going to use for the achievement.
    Have your tank pull the both side packs this will pull all of them. At the same time have one of your casters pull the boss and drop your nuke on the adds. It's important that your tank/melee are only using aoe spells and aren't auto hitting due to the nature of the achivement (10s after you've killed the first).
    Spells who're superb for this one are f.x circle of frost and shadowfury.





    Last words

    If any further inquiries may a rise you can reach me on genjuros/frostwhisper or over the forums.
    Lok’tar ogar and best of luck on your achievement.
    Last edited by solf; 2010-12-29 at 09:05 AM.


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