Uldir Boss Guides » Taloc Guide

Taloc is a boss in the Uldir raid in World of Warcraft. Our strategy guide will help you to defeat the Taloc encounter and the loot listing below contains all of the loot he drops on each difficulty.



Overview

Taloc is the introductory boss to Uldir, and his encounter is designed to provide you entry to the rest of the raid. This a three phase fight, with the first phase taking place at the top of the elevator, then ending the fight at the bottom, presenting a path to the rest of the instance.

Heroic Changes

  • The only Heroic change is a general increase in difficulty. There are no Heroic specific mechanics and abilities.

Strategy and Positioning

  • Positioning of the boss and the raid will vary depending on which phase the boss is in. Below each of the phases and their corresponding strategies are outlined.

Phase 1 (100 - 60%):
  • When the boss casts Cudgel of Gore, the raid needs to move away from the affected tank, because it deals damage that decreases with distance.
  • Plasma Discharge should be neatly stacked near each other to make them easier to clear.

Intermission:
  • During this phase, the boss takes 99% reduced damage.
  • The raid should always position between the Uldir Defensive Beams, which are visible through the edges of the elevator.
  • The raid should stay stacked on the edge of the elevator, and move as needed when Blood Storms appear.
  • Players fixated by the Volatile Droplets should stand on the edge of the elevator, and ensure that the Droplet will either die before reaching anyone, or be intercepted by the second tank.

Phase 2 (60 - 0%):
  • This phase works the exact same as Phase 1, with the addition of Volatile Droplets spawning from time to time. These need to be intercepted by the second tank, or by players with defensive cooldowns.

Strategies by Role


All Roles

  • Players affected by Plasma Discharge should move to a designated side of the room to drop the four puddles the debuff causes. This is especially important in Phase 1, where space is limited.
  • Do not stand between the boss and his Cudgel when he casts Retrieve Cudgel. Any players hit will take damage and be knocked back.
  • Players targeted by Sanguine Static should move to the side of the raid to minimize the number of players hit by it.
  • Avoid being hit by the Uldir Defensive Beam during the Intermission.

DPS

  • Coalesced Bloods should be killed quickly to prevent the raid from being overwhelmed.

Healers

  • Players hit by Sanguine Static will take a large burst of damage and should be spot healed.
  • Cudgel of Gore will deal raidwide damage, which can be best covered by healing cooldowns.

Tanks

  • When the boss reaches 100 energy, he will cast Cudgel of Gore at the current tank, who needs to run it near patches of Blood Storm to clear them.
  • During the Intermission, a tank should grab aggro on the Coalesced Bloods, and slowly move them when they drop Blood Storm patches.
  • During the Intermission, the second tank should position himself between the middle of the room and the raid to intercept any Volatile Droplets that spawn.


Taloc Abilities

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
The titan keepers enacted countless systems to detect and contain any breach from the facility. Their most powerful construct, Taloc, kept watch for any signs of corruption in the region and ruthlessly excised any that he found. But as thousands of years passed, its internal defenses began to decay, making it vulnerable to corruption.

  • Overview - Taloc's blood-fueled magic will flood the room with Blood Storms. His powerful Cudgel of Gore will absorb nearby Blood Storms. At 35% health, Taloc's fuel spills into the arena causing him to Power Down and spawn Coalesced Blood and Volatile Droplets. Volatile Droplets will continue to spawn once Taloc reabsorbs his fuel, canceling Powered Down and engaging the raid once more.
  • Stage One: The Corrupted Construct -
    • Plasma Discharge - Taloc's blood magic causes his enemies' plasma to burst forth from within, inflicting 30 Shadow damage and creating a Blood Storm every 2 sec for 4 sec.
      • Blood Storm - A thundering storm of blood magic gathers, inflicting 12 Shadow damage every 1 sec to players within.
    • Cudgel of Gore - Taloc charges at his target and slams his mighty cudgel into the ground, inflicting 80 Shadow damage and knocking back targets within 30 yards. Damage decreases the further targets are from the point of impact.
      Additionally, the cudgel absorbs instances of Blood Storm within 0 yards.
      • Retrieve Cudgel - Taloc charges to retrieve his Cudgel of Gore, inflicting 40 Physical damage and knocking back enemies in his path.
    • Sanguine Static - Taloc unleashes bolts of charged blood magic that surge away from him, inflicting 40 Shadow damage and knocking back all players caught in their path.
    • Hardened Arteries - Taloc's blood magic hardens and clogs his enemy's arteries, slowing movement over 6 sec before exploding and inflicting 50 Shadow damage to players within 8 yards of each target.
    • Enlarged Heart - Taloc overwhelms the very heart of an enemy, splitting 500 Shadow damage among all players within 8 yards of the target.
  • Stage Two: Ruin's Descent -
    • Powered Down - Taloc powers down, spilling his blood fuel into the arena. While powered down he is deactivated and immobilized, and all damage taken is reduced by 99%.
    • Uldir Defensive Beam - Focused beams of energy project from the arena, inflicting 70 Arcane damage every 0.2 sec to players within.
    • Coalesced Blood -
      • Slough Off - The Coalesced Blood continuously leaves Blood Storms in its wake.
        • Blood Storm - A thundering storm of blood magic gathers, inflicting 12 Shadow damage every 1 sec to players within.
    • Volatile Droplet -
      • Combustible Fuel - Volatile Droplets detonate when they reach their target, inflicting 50 Fire damage and knocking back all enemies within 5 yards.



Taloc Achievements


NamePoints
Elevator MusicDefeat Taloc in Uldir after activating all Orbs of Harmony on Normal Difficulty or higher.
10
Mythic: TalocDefeat Taloc in Uldir on Mythic difficulty.
10


Taloc Loot List

Taloc drops item level 340 (LFR), 355 (Normal), 370 (Heroic), 385 (Mythic) loot. Loot can have higher item levels if it becomes Titanforged or Warforged.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
340TrinketTrinketConstruct Overcharger
340TrinketTrinketVigilant's Bloodshaper
340ClothFeetVolatile Walkers
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340LeatherWaistBloodstorm Buckle
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340LeatherHandsGloves of Descending Madness
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340MailLegsLegguards of Coalescing Plasma
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340MailWristsRubywrought Sparkguards
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340PlateLegsGreaves of Unending Vigil
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340PlateWristsCrimson Colossus Armguards
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340Two-handed MaceTwo HandKhor, Hammer of the Corrupted
 Modelviewer
340WandRangedTitanspark Animator
 Modelviewer
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
355TrinketTrinketConstruct Overcharger
355TrinketTrinketVigilant's Bloodshaper
355ClothFeetVolatile Walkers
 Modelviewer
355LeatherWaistBloodstorm Buckle
 Modelviewer
355LeatherHandsGloves of Descending Madness
 Modelviewer
355MailLegsLegguards of Coalescing Plasma
 Modelviewer
355MailWristsRubywrought Sparkguards
 Modelviewer
355PlateLegsGreaves of Unending Vigil
 Modelviewer
355PlateWristsCrimson Colossus Armguards
 Modelviewer
355Two-handed MaceTwo HandKhor, Hammer of the Corrupted
 Modelviewer
355WandRangedTitanspark Animator
 Modelviewer
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
370TrinketTrinketConstruct Overcharger
370TrinketTrinketVigilant's Bloodshaper
370ClothFeetVolatile Walkers
 Modelviewer
370LeatherWaistBloodstorm Buckle
 Modelviewer
370LeatherHandsGloves of Descending Madness
 Modelviewer
370MailLegsLegguards of Coalescing Plasma
 Modelviewer
370MailWristsRubywrought Sparkguards
 Modelviewer
370PlateLegsGreaves of Unending Vigil
 Modelviewer
370PlateWristsCrimson Colossus Armguards
 Modelviewer
370Two-handed MaceTwo HandKhor, Hammer of the Corrupted
 Modelviewer
370WandRangedTitanspark Animator
 Modelviewer
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
385TrinketTrinketConstruct Overcharger
385TrinketTrinketVigilant's Bloodshaper
385ClothFeetVolatile Walkers
 Modelviewer
385LeatherWaistBloodstorm Buckle
 Modelviewer
385LeatherHandsGloves of Descending Madness
 Modelviewer
385MailLegsLegguards of Coalescing Plasma
 Modelviewer
385MailWristsRubywrought Sparkguards
 Modelviewer
385PlateLegsGreaves of Unending Vigil
 Modelviewer
385PlateWristsCrimson Colossus Armguards
 Modelviewer
385Two-handed MaceTwo HandKhor, Hammer of the Corrupted
 Modelviewer
385WandRangedTitanspark Animator
 Modelviewer

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