Breaking Jin’rokh the Breaker
Yay for the Throne of Thunder raid!
While it’s sad that we didn’t get to finish up all the Tier 14 heroic bosses, it’s very refreshing to get into a new instance. So far this week we’ve managed to get Jin’rokh and Horridon down. We have our third raid night tonight, so with any luck we’ll get the Council of Elders down too.
What’s really exciting to me is that we managed to get the server first kill of Jin’rokh! Now, I know that getting the server first kill of the first raid boss on normal is not particularly special, and other guilds on our server have already blown way past us (one guild is at 11/12 and one’s at 6/12 already), but it’s my first ever server first, and I’m going to allow myself to be proud of it, dammit!
Jin’rokh the Breaker
- 2 tanks
- 3 healers
- 5 DPS
We had an average DPS of 106.4 k and killed him about 2 minutes before the enrage.
Our average HPS was about 55k. It would probably be possible to 2-heal the fight, but it’s not necessary since the DPS requirements are fairly low.
Chances are that you won’t need this guide because Jin’rokh is a pretty easy encounter. We only wiped twice before we killed him, and he died before summoning the 4th pool. But hey! Here’s a guide anyway.
I’m not going to go over the strategy in detail, as Icy Veins has a good explanation posted. There are only a few important points to remember:
- Always stand on the edge of the Conductive Water, moving outward with it as it expands. This will allow you to quickly run out of the pool and kite the Focused Lightning to a safe place before it touches you and drops a Lightning Fissure. If the orb touches you while you are standing in a pool it will cause a wipe.
- If someone drops a Lightning Fissure in the path of an expanding Conductive Water pool, you simply need to get out of the pool a couple of seconds before the pool reaches the Lightning Fissure and wait for the fissure to explode. As soon as the fissure has exploded you can move back into the Conductive Water again for the buff.
- There are slightly raised areas around the room that are not affected by Conductive/Electrified Waters. (You can see some of these areas in the video below.) If you manage to drop Lightning Fissures in those areas they will not be detonated by the pools and can be ignored. Alternatively, you can safely stand in these areas after the room is full of Electrified Waters if you are running up against the enrage timer.
- When Jin’rokh casts Lightning Storm the current Conductive Water pool turns into Electrified Waters. The combined damage from both Lightning Storm and Electrified Waters is quite deadly, so you should move out of the pool a couple of seconds before Lightning Storm and stack up about 5 yards behind Jin’rokh for AoE healing.
Here is the video from our first kill:
You can see how we move the Lightning Fissures off to the side and move in and out of the pools as they expand and hit the fissures. (Including how we moved out for one we thought was going to explode, but it didn’t because it was in a safe zone.)
Good luck, everyone!