OMG! The icon is damn cool!
If eating you enemy's heart really DOES give you their strength or whatever, make sure you have fire-proof innards, because this seems to be Ragnaros's own heart. after all, it is a legendary item. Just don't go mad with power. Please.
The heart has
100% drop rate for anyone on the quest once you have obtained the 250 smoldering shards
, regardless of raid size or difficulty
If Ragnaros not keeping his heart in the chest, it must drop on heroic. (Ragnaros not dying on normal, just fleeing, leaving a chest with loots)
I have yet to find anyone that has looted it yet... this includes people who have killed heroic Rag just to dispel theories... My guess is at this point that you need the 250 essences siphoned first before it will appear... I am thinking it should be similar to the staff or like the heart from the malygos quest back in wrath. We won't know for sure until someone gets to 250 essences... (which shouldn't be until Aug 16th reset... assuming numbers on essences per boss are accurate)
Feel free to correct me if anyone has obtained this for the quest already.
Only drops once you have all 250.
I read the post by Blizz on the hot-fix.
And I was doing some speculation.
Rage of Ragnaros will only be given on normal difficulty if someone on the legendary quest line has 250 shards. Heart of Flame should always be given on Heroic difficulty, even if a player doesn’t have Rage of Ragnaros, but does have 250 shards.
On normal, maybe the person on the quest who will have the debuff needs to be alive when Rag goes down.
Because, based on the quote i posted above,
on normal difficulty, the person on the quest needs that debuff on him for Rag to drop Heart of flame.
In other words, if the person on the quest dies, the debuff also disappears, thus when Rag goes down with none of the poeple having the debuff, might mean it would not drop.
I don't know how hard it is to stay alive with that 58500 to 61500 damage thing,
but wonder if this is the case for normal modes.
While this might seem obvious I haven't seen it written here. You don't get the heart if you die X_X So make sure you are super super careful.
Hadn't seen this posted yet and it seemed fairly important:
To loot the item from normal mode Ragnaros, you must survive the entire encounter with Rage of Ragnaros and, when Rag submerges, the item Heart of Flame will spawn in the center of the lava. I died getting it, but I'm sure it's possible to cooldown through it.
Again, the Heart of Flame will spawn in the center of the lava pool Rag emerges from if the person with 250 souls survives the fight with Rage of Ragnaros.
I would imagine once Raggy has been defeated that the buff
could be used in order to walk through the lava to get to the Heart of Flame, although can't confirm that as still on an earlier part of the chain at the moment.
Given the amount of time required to gather al the item for this chain I would say a nominal three to six month period (depending on your rate of progress) of boss farming is quite acceptable in order to get a legendary item. Should really be fairly uncommon to see them equipped around the time 4.3 comes out.
For those working on earning this staff in heroic Ragnaros kill groups, I confirmed the following information:
1. You do not need to have the staff equipped during the kill for the heart to drop.
2. The heart does in fact drop on heroic difficulty, and you do
have to deal with
Rage of Ragnaros
or any additional mechanics.
3. The heart is a bit tricky to find since the lava area is solidified on heroic. It can be extra difficult to loot if Ragnaros is killed on top of it. Ideally, have the tank move Ragnaros away before he is killed, otherwise you'll have to move your mouse around until you find the cogwheel to loot it.
fyi, if your inventory is full... you'll be debuffed and wondering what happened. Just check your mail :)
Just finished this (FINALLY!) today, quick word of advice for anyone like me who was fruitlessly right-clicking on Raggy's corpse and wondering why no loot icon came up.
Give it 30 secs-1min after the kill and his corpse will disappear leaving you the heart there (this was on heroic-no pool) which gives the interact/cog icon when you mouse over it. I was so close to leaving the instance and putting a ticket in...
I just did FL on 25hc and the heart did not drop or spawn anywhere, the mount dropped, but no heart :/ Anyone else got this problem?
You -can- get this on the same week you finish the 250 essences i got my last essences on majordomo and it dropped. HOWEVER, A -FAIR WARNING- if you have someone running with you and they click the heart unknowingly YOU WILL HAVE TO KILL RAG ALL OVER AGAIN.
Because it seems to be hinted at in the other posts, but not spelled out:
buff before killing him, or the Heart will not spawn after he dies.
The Rage of Ragnaros buff is
required for the Heart to spawn (and, in fact, the buff doesn't exist on Heroic).
Haven't seen this posted yet so I gotta say if you are blind like me and your inventory is full the heart is mailed to you. Had a little bit of a heart attack (no pun intented) when the container dissapeared without giving me the loot.
If you did like me and think that the Heart will just be on the loot window or jump to your inventory, then thought that maybe it bugged out, then dont worry, it will spawn in the middle of the lava pool, you just click it and that's it.
If by any chance you left the raid, I left the raid, went to ICC and than came back to firelands and found the heart sits there waiting for me.
Hope that helped someone
As a FYI, it doesn't "drop" from Rag (at least in heroic) but appears in the middle of his former lava pool as a clickable object. It's very obvious is you're looking for it.
Just finished getting all 250 essences this week, and then tried to kill Ragnaros for the Heart of Flame.
I was running normal, but did NOT get the (de)buff everyone is talking about - at least not that I noticed. The heart did not spawn under him, or anywhere for that matter.
Not sure if this means that you can no longer get the last of the essences AND the heart in the same week anymore, or if perhaps I had phased him too quickly, before he had the chance to give the debuff.
Can anyone else speak on this as of recently?
The item will appear even if you already killed Ragnaros that week (Heroic)
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