Friday, May 1, 2009

Ulduar: Freya Boss Strategy Guide

Freya is the 9th boss encounter of Ulduar. She’s located in the center of the valley in Ulduar.

Freya Boss Abilities

  • Health Points: 4,200,000 (heroic), 1,400,000 (normal)
  • Sunbeam: Deals 10,638-12,362 nature damage to all enemies within an 8 yard radius of the target. 1.5 second cast time.
  • Nature’s Fury: Applied to an enemy target for 10 seconds. Deals 4,625-5,375 nature damage to all nearby players everyone 1 second.
  • Touch of Eonar: Heals Freya 24,000 health every 1 second
  • Attuned to Nature: Fight starts with 150 stacks of this buff. Each stack increases healing on Freya by 4%.

Freya Boss Strategy Dugi's Ultimate World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King PvP and Leveling Guide

Upon engaging Freya she will begin spawning adds. These adds heal Freya through a self buff system. At the beginning of the fight Freya will have 150 stacks of a buff, each stack increases healing done on her by 4% (600% total). Each time you kill an add one of these buffs is removed.

Phase 1

Adds spawn every minute.Dugi's Ultimate World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King PvP and Leveling Guide

  • Wave Type 1
    • Storm Lasher: Casts area effect lightning damage in a 15 yard radius. Also casts chain lightning that hits up to 4 targets.
    • Snaplasher: Stacking debuff upon dealing damage, increases damage by 1% and reduces speed by 1%, stacks up to 99 times. As this reaches a critical mass stack you’ll need to kite these.
    • Ancient Water Elemental: Frontal cone tidal burst, deals 8,000 damage. Face these away from the main raid body.
  • Wave Type 2
    • Detonating Lasher: Spawn around Freya in a circle in packs of 12. Reduces Freya’s healing buff by 2 stacks per mob.
  • Wave Type 3
    • Ancient Protector: 1,900,000 health points, removes 25 stacks of Freya’s buff.  Also cast conservator’s grip, which prevents attacking and casting spells.
    • Stand under the healthy mushrooms to remove conservator’s grip.

Phase 2

During phase 2 no more adds will spawn. At this point it’s essentially just a tank and spank fight. Freya has the same abilities as in phase one. In addition, she also had lifebinder’s gift…trees spawn around Freya every 30 seconds, kill all of these within 15 second duration or they will heal Freya for 15%.

Freya Hard Mode Strategy

To complete Freya on hard mode you must leave the Elders up. Each elder provides an additional buff, similar to the way Sartharion’s drakes worked.

  • Elder Brightleaf: increases magic damage dealt by Freya and her adds by 50%
  • Elder Stonebark: increases physical damage dealt by Freya by 50%
  • Elder Ironbranch: increases physical damage dealt by Freya’s adds by 50%

Phase 1

Phase 1 is basically the same in Hard mode as it’s in easy mode. With the difference that the Snaplasher has to be kited (it’s next to impossible to tank without tank getting 1-shot).

Phase 2

Phase two is similar. In Phase 2 the Freya needs to be kited too every time she drops heir seeds on the ground to avoid AoE damage. Besides that, it’s tank & spank against the enrage timer.

Freya 10 man Video

Freya 10 man Video (Hard Mode)

Freya 25 man Video

Freya 25 man Video (Hard mode)

Dugi's Ultimate World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King PvP and Leveling Guide

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