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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
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.

Curse Weekly Roundup
Pico is back again with the latest news on Pocket Edition Minecraft, WoW, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III, Halo 4 and Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

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. Lil's Avatar
    I love pico. That leather jacket looks awsome on her!
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azivalla View Post
    You mean it is weird to find Mogu architecture in a Mogu instance? I thought Mogu had multiple styles of architecture.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulstrike View Post
    um..... they are made by mogu so um i guess they are pretty same right???

    No, I don't mean the style, I'm not stupid. I mean the layout in some areas is identical, almost every stairway section, a lot of the rooms and the general intended direction of movement feels very similar.
  1. Ragezero's Avatar
    Celestial dragon? He looks more like an infinite lung dragon than a celestial to me.
  1. evilgnomey's Avatar
    the middle left creature in the elegon picture looks like a "derper" lol don't know why, it's just got a silly look to it's "face" and I hope it doesn't go live like that otherwise there will be a new meme in the WoW community :P

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-23 at 03:19 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragezero View Post
    Celestial dragon? He looks more like an infinite lung dragon than a celestial to me.
    most likely a placeholder model just using one of the serpent dragons already in the beta.
  1. Nørf's Avatar
    The fan art is brilliant.
  1. Nadev's Avatar
    The fan arts remind me of the mosaic platforms you start on in Kingdom Hearts games.

    Lich King one is my new background!
  1. llcjay1's Avatar
    Did I miss something about the Nerubians being in Pandaria?
  1. karsyno's Avatar
    Getting the difference between GW2 pre order & pre purchase right would be a start.
    Presentations are dull & awkward.
    No like button love here
  1. Gukdak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by karsyno View Post
    Getting the difference between GW2 pre order & pre purchase right would be a start.
    Presentations are dull & awkward.
    No like button love here
    Im with this guy, PRE PURCHASE PICO!
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laylriana View Post
    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.
    No this one ya spanner lol i reccomend sir goes to specsavers pronto!

  1. bbr's Avatar
    I'm amazed at all the Hate Pico is getting. I really don't see why there's so much dislike for her.
    She's not "amazingly good", but still a dozen times better than that slutty blonde that curse tried out a few weeks back.

    Pico is here to stay,. but I really hope she's not reading any of the comments... they'd put off any person in less than a day from ever wanting to continue doing the reports.
  1. Jayeos's Avatar
    The mosaic fan arts are amazing. The troll one is my new background.

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