died, he mentioned a "herald" bringing an end to Azeroth. Since Watcher Loken was tasked with protecting the planet and guarding the prison of
, his death alerted the Titans that Azeroth's defenses had failed.
In response, the Titans sent
Algalon the Observer
to analyze the corruption within Azeroth, and reply with status "Alpha" or "Omega." If status "Omega" is reported, the Titans will "re-originate" the planet, cleansing it of corruption— but also killing everything currently living on it.
Algalon is a hard mode-only boss in Ulduar, found in the Celestial Planetarium.
Players have a one-hour window to defeat him per lockout period.
Time limit removed in patch 4.0.
Unlocking the Celestial Planetarium
As of patch 4.2, you do not need the key to access Algalon. The original quest line was:
I Choose You, Steelbreaker
I Choose You, Runemaster Molgeim
, enabling one
Archivum Data Disc
to drop (it is not party loot; similar to
Key to the Focusing Iris
from the disc and bring it to the Archivum Console, located beyond the Assembly of Iron.
After listening to the Archivum Console speak, accept the quest
The Celestial Planetarium
. Locate the Celestial Planetarium and return to Prospector Loren.
This enables four quests to obtain the watchers' sigils, which may be performed in any order:
Knock, Knock, Knock on Wood
I Could Say That This Cache Was Rare
Lose Your Illusion
Complete all four quests to enable the quest
from Prospector Loren.
Simply speak to the Archivum Console to complete the quest, rewarding
Celestial Planetarium Key
Gift of the Observer
will spawn upon Algalon's defeat. Most notably, it contains one
, which begins the quest
All Is Well That Ends Well
: Ensidia, May 18, 2009
: Ensidia, June 3, 2009
Hard mode is hard. Some hard modes are harder than others. Then there's Algalon the Raid Destroyer. He feeds off of your tears.
to all Algalon quotes, if you don't feel like pasting the scripts ingame. Yes, they are pretty long~
Algalon sound files
"I've seen worlds bathed in The Makers flames. Their their denizens fading without so much as whimper. Entire planetary systems born and raised in the time it takes your mortal hearts to beat once. Yet all throughout, my own heart, devoid of emotion of empathy, I have felt.... NOTHING. A million, million lives wasted. Had they all held within them your tenacity, had they all loved life as you do..."
"Perhaps it is your imperfection, that which grants you free will, that allows you to percivere over all cosmically calculated odds. You prevailed where the Titan's own perfect creations have failed."
"I've re-arranged the reply code, your planet will be spared. I can't be certain about my own calculations any more."
btw some more:
"Translocation complete. Commencing planetary analysis of Azeroth."
"Stand back mortals. I am not here to fight you."
"It is in the universe's best interest to re-originate this planet, should my analysis find systemic corruption. Do not interfere."
"Your actions are illogical. All possible results for this encounter have been calculated. The pantheon will receive the observer's message regardless outcome."
"Loss of life unavoidable."
"I do what I must."
"Witness the fury of cosmos!"
"Behold the tools of creation!"
"See your world through my eyes. A universe so vast as to be immeasurable. Incomprehensible even to your greatest minds. "
"Analysis complete. There's a partial corruption in the planet's life support systems as well complete corruption in planet's defense mechanisms."
"Begin up link. Reply code: Omega. Planetary re-origination requested"
"Farewell mortals. Your bravery is admirable, for such flawed creatures."
"The stars come to my aid."
"I lack the strength to transmit this signal. You must hurry. Find a place of power, close to the skies."
Reply Code event sound files
Am I the only one who thinks this boss carries a striking resemblence to Klaatu from "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?
I was wondering... Are you actually killing the guy...? It says defeat... not dead
Ok after Algalon is defeated it appears that he backs off and says (correct me if I'm wrong, this is only an inference) :
* I have seen worlds bathed in the Makers' flames. Their denizens fading without so much as a whimper. Entire planetary systems born and raised in the time that it takes your mortal hearts to beat once. Yet all throughout, my own heart, devoid of emotion... of empathy. I... have... felt... NOTHING! A million, million lives wasted. Had they all held within them your tenacity? Had they all loved life as you do?
* Perhaps it is your imperfection that which grants you free will. That allows you to persevere against cosmically calculated odds. You prevailed where the Titans' own perfect creations had failed.
* I've rearranged the reply code. Your planet will be spared. I cannot be certain of my own calculations anymore.
So no, he does not die, but he does leave. However he will come back next week, and the week after, and forever more after hard modes to feed on your tears once more :). Good Luck!
In case you didint know, Algalon feeds on your tears! :'(
Anyone else notice the dead bodies around Algalon in the screenshot?
A kill movie of Algalon on 10 man is available
, courtesy of Underground Kosmonavts.
It appears that there are four main abilities. There's raid damage from the titan polyhedrons that appear to be untargetable. There are Collapsing Stars that must be killed so they turn into Black Holes. There's Cosmic Smash, which targets someone in the raid and launches a meteor at their position, which you must avoid due to its massive AOE damage. And there is Big Bang, upon the casting of which it seems that everyone must get in a Black Hole and go through the portal. There are adds called Dark Matter on the other side, so people need to be at least reasonably good on health.
Looks like a fun fight. Can't wait :)
EDIT: Okay, after watching the healer POV video from UK I noticed a few things I'd missed before.
Firstly: The polyhedrons are targetable. They're called Living Constellations. They were not DPS'd at any point in the video. However, when they collide with a Black Hole, they destroy both themselves and the Black Hole, so it is likely that one deliberately kites them into Black Holes to reduce the raid damage.
Secondly: Algalon Phase Punches on a 15 second cooldown. This is a massive attack that will phase out the tank after 45 seconds (4 punches). The tank comes back soon after being phased out, but Algalon is free until then, so an offtank is crucial.
Thirdly: At 20%, one Enraged Dark Matter add will spawn out of every Black Hole currently up. This will happen every thirty seconds from that point forward.
Fourthly: Collapsing Stars AOE upon being destroyed and turning into Black Holes. This damage hits the entire raid, which is why they must be killed - they do damage to themselves (hence the name "Collapsing") and without focused dps they will all explode at once and wipe the raid.
Fifthly: The fight ends not at zero percent, but at around 250k HP (on 10 man) - about two and a half percent.
If anyone saw anything I missed, please correct me.
Hunter and Resto Shammy
PoV from Underground Kosmonavts (Ravencrest-EU, #2)
perspectives from Apathy (Vek'nilash-EU, #3)
perspective from Gentlemens Club (Korgath-US, US#1)
afaik as of now Ensidia (#1), Method and Premonition have not released videos
if you only have time to watch 2 vids, I'd suggest that GC's DK + Apathy's SP give pretty good coverage
Edit: Moved the "More Insights" to my responses to Herbhaven's guide below.
I decided to compose a strategy for 10-man Algalon based solely off videos. If anyone feel that things need adding, feel free to reply to this.
Quantum Strike - Deals 15,675 to 17,325 Physical damage to the current tank. Algalon uses this all the time with roughly 3 second intervals so healers need to keep the tank topped up at all times.
Phase Punch - Deals 8,788 to 10,212 Arcane damage to the current tank. When the tank gets hit by this, he will receive a debuff that will cause him to 'phase out' and lasts 45 seconds. Once the tank gets 5 stacks of this debuff, he phases and Algalon will completely ignore him for the duration of the phase shift (which is roughly 10 seconds long). This seems to be cast once every 15 seconds and can not be avoided by any means.
Cosmic Smash - Algalon summons a red column (similar to the Shadow Fissures in the Kel'Thuzad fight) on a random player. After roughly 4 seconds, a meteor crashes down on the spot, dealing 41,438 to 43,562 Fire damage to anyone still standing in the red column. This also causes some splash damage which seems to be based off player distance from the fissure once the meteor hits.
Big Bang - Every 90 seconds, Algalon will begin casting this 8-second spell. Once cast, everyone takes 76,313 to 88,687 Physical damage. The method to avoid this will be described later.
Ascend to the Heavens - Deals an insane amount of damage to the entire raid. Algalon uses this after 8 minutes in combat as a form of 'Berserk', guaranteeing a wipe.
During the fight, there are also several kinds of adds that are summoned:
Collapsing Star - Algalon summons four of these 15 seconds after initial aggro and summons more throughout the fight. These are bright balls of light that don't do anything but wander around, but lose 1% of their maximum health every second. When they die, they explode dealing 16,088 to 16,912 Shadow damage to the entire raid and leaving a Black Hole behind.
Living Constellation - About every 50 seconds, Algalon summons three Living Constellations. These cast an Arcane Barrage-like spell that deals roughly 3-4,500 Arcane damage to a random player every few seconds. They have normal threat tables and can also be damaged, but they can be killed instantly by being kited into a Black Hole. They are also stunnable.
Dark Matter - These are located inside Black Holes. They only have a basic melee attack but hit quite hard (2,500 on a Hunter). They are merely a nuisance and should be avoided. These also spawn from Black Holes once Algalon hits 20%.
Anyway, onto the guide:
Algalon only has two phases, but a lot happens during these phases that the raid needs to keep alert for throughout the fight.
Algalon will transform the arena into space and immediately begin attacking whoever has highest threat. Algalon hits very hard and fast and will cast Quantum Strike very often on the tank so healers need to make sure he remains at full health at all times. All DPS merely attack the boss the best they can. Algalon can be positioned anywhere as he has no frontal cleave or cone attacks.
After 15 seconds, Algalon will use Phase Punch on the current tank every minute and summon four Collapsing Stars. Once the tank gets 5 stacks of the Phase Punch debuff, Algalon will switch to the second-highest on his threat table, so your off-tank should be ready to taunt and your healers should be ready to change targets as the off-tank will be taking a lot of damage very quickly. Algalon will be Phase Punching the tanks throughout the fight and need to keep switching.
For the stars, 1-2 DPS should be assigned to killing the stars one at a time. If they are left alone, they will all explode at the same time and wipe the raid. DPS need to make sure healers are ready before a Star is killed as the entire raid will take roughly 16k damage, and if the tank is too low on health when a Star explodes, he'll die and will very likely cause a wipe. After each star is killed, a Black Hole is left behind (explained later). Stars will keep spawning throughout the fight until Phase 3 and should always be killed.
Every 25 seconds, Algalon will begin casting Cosmic Smash on a random player. A red fissure will appear that everyone has to quickly move away from or they will die instantly. After the Cosmic Smash hits the spot, it will cause some splash Fire damage which seems to be based off the player distance with the impact point.
50 seconds after the initial pull, Algalon will summon three Living Constellations that will damage random players in the raid and have normal threat tables. When a Living Constellation enters a Black Hole, it dies instantly and the Black Hole disappears. A single DPS or probably a healer should get aggro on all three of these and run behind any Black Holes they find. The idea is to kite the Constellations into the Black Hole to kill them instantly. Death Knights are an ideal choice for this as they can stand behind Black Holes and use Death Grip so the Constellations land in the hole.
Every 90 seconds from the initial pull, Algalon will begin casting a 8-second cast spell called Big Bang that is almost guaranteed to kill anyone it hits. To dodge this, everyone needs to enter a Black Hole created by a killed Collapsing Star. Once inside the Black Hole, players will take roughly 1,500 Shadow damage per second and there will be elite adds called Dark Matter scattered everywhere. Players need to avoid getting hit by these the best they can until Algalon has finished casting Big Bang. Afterwards, everyone is teleported out of the Black Hole and the fight progresses as before. Not sure of this, but each Black Hole seems to have their own separate 'realm' so players need to make sure they enter the same one if possible. Entering a Black Hole also resets all threat of the player, so it is advised the currently Phase Punched tank to stay outside and eat the Big Bang. This way, the off-tank can taunt to gain all the threat he had and DPS don't have to worry about getting aggro.
This phase continues until Algalon reaches 20%.
Once Algalon reaches 20%, Collapsing Stars and Living Constellations will despawn and will no longer spawn anymore. Any currently open Black Holes will also dissapear. Algalon will continue to cast Quantum Strike, Phase Punch and Cosmic Smash however.
Algalon will then summon four Black Holes in a square pattern. Every 30 seconds, four Unleashed Dark Matters will spawn, one from each Black Hole. The off-tank needs to pick these up and tank them to the side for the rest of the fight and DPS need to burn down Algalon before these adds pile up and become too much to handle.
When this phase begins, swap tanks as the current tank will very likely have the Phase Punch debuff and the off-tank will have a hard time surviving if he has to tank the adds and Algalon together. If you swap once the Black Holes spawn, you'll be given about 45 seconds to defeat Algalon before a forced tank-swap which should be long enough. Players also need to keep alert about Cosmic Smashes as Algalon will still be using this.
Once Algalon reaches 1-2%, everything despawns and you win!
I believe the entire Algalon event to be what was foreshadowed in the Auberdine quest
"The Absent Minded Prospector"
. Upon conclusion of the quest, Aman,
who has the same model as Loken
, is summoned and says the following:
Aman says: Who hath summoned forth Aman?
Aman says: Ah, I see you toil with relics of the past.
Aman says: Be warned that even your creators are fallible.
Digging too deep into your past might bring an abrupt end to your future
Aman dissipates before your eyes.
You can see by his comment on that quest that Deluxe05 saw this coming way back in July 2007.
The reason why the MT is left behind to eat the
is because if he/she goes inside a black hole his/her agro will reset, and that will cause Algalon to randomly target someone in the raid after the Phase Effect.
, it appears to deal damage depending on the distance between the Player and the Red Fissure, as seen on the
Resto shammy video
, it normally hits him for 3000-4000 fire damage, but at 3:30 he didn't noticed the fissure and moved a bit late, and got hit for 12000 damage, so try to stay as far away from the fissure as you can.
Also they seem to had Fire Resist Aura all the time, so it looks like Fire Resistance helps reduce the damage caused by the Smash, So I'd recommend to try using buffs that increase fire resistance(
)so healers have easier time doing their job.
Im not 100% sure, but from what I've heard,
Ascend to heavens
seems to be used if the raid is fighting him and the 1-hour timer goes off, wiping the raid and then despawning.
Armor doesn't mitigate Big Bang.
There aught to be an astronomy epic mount whose joints are represented by stars. Just throwing that out there. Possibly obtained from Ulduar/Algalon achievements? Hmm?
Quotes from quest line.
"Calculating Chance of Omega Reply Code.........99.99% Repeating of course...."
LEEEEROY JENKINS Easter Egg FOR SURE
You guys... you do know beating this guy up would be equal to beating a valet in a house of Wrestlers ^^ I mean he is the Valet of the TITANS !
Imagine the ravages a TItan will do if their valet problems us ^^
Congratulations to <Premonition> (25) of Sen'jin, the first guild across all realms to defeat Algalon the Observer in Heroic difficulty! The characters who took part have each earned the title, "The Celestial Defender."
When you get the quest for the keeper's sigils, will it stay on you forever or does it disappear after server reset?
Does anyone know what skeleton his model might be based off of? Or does Algalon have a unique model?
See if Blizzard really wanted to take WOTLK to the next level, they should make this "omega reply code" kill the raid, and, as Algalon promises, actually kill everyone on Azeroth via massive world-consuming apocalyptic firestorm. I mean he really isn't exhaustively hard enough as it is, why not make every encounter with him a server-jeopardizing experience? There could even be a server-wide buff if he's defeated.
Just saying, he says he's going to exterminate all life of Azeroth, and it's kind of an anticlimactic letdown that all he does is feed on the tears of a 10-25man group. Besides, it could only happen after he was actually encountered, which is no small feat at all, and even then it would only be able to happen once a week per group that encounters him.
It'd give an edge to the battle that no other end-all raid boss could lay claim to.
I must say -
is the funniest part of a boss description I've seen.
e: Sorry, link wasn't working the first time.
The two reply codes, Reply-Code Alpha and Reply-Code Omega are a possible reference to this Biblical quote, of Fallout 3 fame:
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
The Alpha, meaning the creator, and Omega, meaning the End.
We can say that the Titans are the creators of Azeroth, and potentially, the destroyers.
It probably just refers to "Omega" as in the "End", what with the goal essentially being the end of the world as we know it.
This might be a silly idea...but what if you had a hunter or warlock pet outside attacking him when he does the Big Bang - would he still wipe the raid or simply think he's getting to kill somebody as there would be a 'player' on him (somewhat) and just smash it into the oblivion of a resummon and target the first healer available before a tank taunts as the raid comes out from the black hole? :-)
His name refers to a star, Algol, in constellation Perseus. This bright and shiny star is,.due to its blinking, called Demon Star. And its name, Algol, in Arabic means The Ogres/Ghouls Head.
Just imagine what happenes when u fail in the defense of Azeroth. People from Outland come and say: "LOL WOOT wrong portal?" And hasn't he "corrected" Outland too? I guess those lvl 58-70 guys will be saved from the execution.
Your 10 man raid has to be pulling atleast around 24,000 raidwide dps in order to beat his beserk
Vanish bugging does not work on a
. Tried doing that and reestablishing myself on Algalon's aggro table quick enough. He didn't go for it and casted
Ascend to the Heavens
Just to conform some stuff
his main damage does not come from quantum strike. In our attempts, recounts shows that nearly 90% of overall raid damage is on the tank and among 80% of the tank damage is mellee. Our recount shows damage taken of over 1.1-.1.2m damage by the 1st big bang.
This should be what he says when he casts
Ascend to the Heavens
All your raid is belong to me.
Is algalon a vrykul constellation or something? Moves just like one.
Assuming you had a 25-man raid comp similar to
with two tanks, six healers, and seventeen DPS, the average raid DPS would have to be just over
, which translates to roughly
5945 DPS per DPSer
, in order to beat the six minute enrage timer.
The math for 25-man Algalon:
34,862,500 hit points (Total Algalon 25 health)
/ (Divided by)
345 seconds (Six minute enrage timer minus 15 seconds for three Big Bangs)
(Average 25-man raid DPS for entire fight)
/ (Divided by)
17 (Number of DPSers)
~5945 minimum DPS per DPSer
on Algalon 25-man to beat the enrage timer
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
For Algalon 10
, if you were to use a raid comp with two tanks, three healers, and five DPS, the average raid DPS would have to be
4850 DPS per DPSer
) in order to beat the enrage timer. This assumes the 345 seconds alloted for the six minute timer minus 15 seconds for three Big Bangs as well. The math is calculated the same way as above with relevant values inserted.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(Note: These calculations fail to account for the small percent of damage done by the tanks. I feel that it is alright to neglect them, however, as their damage likely makes up for the DPS lost when the few designated DPS take time to kill the collapsing stars. Furthermore, these numbers will obviously vary if you use a raid comp with different numbers of DPSers.)
In response to dieckmen or w/e the name was. He has the same animations as a vrykul soo...
Algalon is one of the possible memories that can be summoned by
Argent Confessor Paletress
Trial of the Champion
, released in patch 3.2.
Ironically, Chris Metzen voiced Algalon the Observer.
When you defeat Algalon, his speech consists of these lines: "Yet all throughout, my own heart, devoid of emotion... of empathy. I... have... felt... NOTHING!
A million, million lives wasted.
Had they all held within them your tenacity? Had they all loved life as you do?"
And there's the pseudo-apology he gives for the millions of lives wasted playing this game created by his hands.
If the only choice when fighting him is "hard mode" is it really considered hard mode at all? Or just a difficult boss?
My first thought was Dr.Manhattan AKA Jon from the movie watchmen..
Has anyone looked at the globe that Algalon stands by? Its a globe that displays islands where there shouldn't be and contents torn in half. It is a very different version of Azeroth from that which we all know; lastly, the Maelstrom is way bigger than maps we've seen before. Originally I thought that this was just a mistake by developers but.. After all the rumors of Cataclysm, could it be a future model of Azeroth in the next expansion?
Since he has 8million hp and 6 min bezerk timer... every1 in your raid needs at least twice the dps they would need to kill patchwerk, so somehting like 5k+.
Your actions are illogical. All possible results for this encounter have been calculated.
Someone explain to me how we go from fighting Algalon, an alien that could obliterate our entire solar system with a single go-ahead signal, to Jormungars and a Yeti.
Possible he was named for the Binary Star system Algol, in the constellation Perseus.
The Titans didn't create Azeroth, they came upon it when the Old Gods were running rampant. They basically made it better, yes, but did not create it.
1 thing he does is Ascend to the Heavens, idk what it looks like butit happens during his berserk, by the sound of it, he well... ascends to the heavens, so if it seems to have been about six minutes since you aggroed and he is strting to float into the air, you are dead, ascend to the heavens does 600,000-700,000 damage approximatley
comment if I got this wrong
Why do people over-analyse everything?
Alpha = First letter in the Greek alphabet
Omega = Last letter of the Greek alphabet
All of the knowledge of humanity is recorded in writting, writting is composed of letters of the alphabet, so everything we know is contained in the "Alpha-Omega"
So, when someone claims to be the Alpha and the Omega, he is simply saying he is more than what you can comprehend.
PS1 : the greek alphabet predates the bible
PS2 : the word "alphabet" is also from greek from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet "Alpha" and "Beta"
Has anyone drawn any compasrison with this guy and Zeromus from ffiv? He has many of his moves inclusding Big Bang, black hole (or use of them) he has two forms, he uses meteors. Blizz refernece?
it is a long shot I know, but would light of elune work on big bang?
I'm surprised this hasn't been said yet:
"My God! He's full of stars!"
Don't forget your
So... The Titans will coming to Azeroth to re-originate the planet regardless of the sending of the Alpha Code?
Have cleared toc10/25 already with (5) five alts,
havent cleared even ONCE ulduar10/25
How is that possible?
Algalon reminds me alot of Medivh for some reason. Anyone else have that feeling? :o
I just had to share this with you guys. This guy is legendary.
The two reply codes, Reply-Code Alpha and Reply-Code Omega are a possible reference to this Biblical quote, of Fallout 3 fame:
So you're saying a Bible quote is famous because of Fallout 3?
Edit: Referenced a now deleted post.
It's a shame that this guy - quite possibly the most epic boss ever fought in the game since Ragnaros - is obsolete. I ran with a group of people from another guild on my realm (US-Zul'jin) in my 10-man all through Ulduar (I only run 10-mans pretty much) and we conquered hard modes fast with the exception of Firefighter. We spent incredible amounts of time on Firefighter - something in the range of 100-150 wipes - and sadly never beat him before the late June nerfs.
When we got to this guy after finally beating Firefighter it was like euphoria. The art, actually the overall aesthetics of the fight, combined with his perfect voice-acting before, throughout, and after just completely blow any fight out of the water. I didn't even care that I, a Warrior tank, was getting torn to shreds by his pure damage output, it was just amazing to be there. I proudly wore my Starcaller title for several months, only finally replacing it in October when my guild got Herald of the Titans.
This guy is far and away the most epic experience you'll ever have in World of Warcraft, and I highly recommend everyone to go back and see him at least once before they quit the game - I promise you that you won't regret it, or else you can personally log on Zul'jin and find me and curse me out. Best boss ever, and I'm really sad that he's not worth much anymore with two tiers of gear beyond him released, outside of the fun and epicness factor.
Tips for anyone looking to fight him:
Have your tanks stock up on Indestructible Potions; his damage output is still no joke even rocking 10k+ more health than I had the first time we hit him.
Bring a Holy Paladin and a Discipline Priest; the bomb heals from the Paladin combined with the Shields from the Priest are the best cushion you can have on this fight. It's light years ahead of any other combination you can bring for tank healing.
Use your most trusted ranged DPSer for stars, regardless of class. Don't default to a hunter because other guilds do that; we use an Elemental Shaman, and it's more of a player art than a class art to kill them properly.
Have fun! Few people still have seen this boss, so you're still awesome for having seen him. Enjoy the fight and encourage your fellow raiders to see it too.
Haines <Affinity> of Zul'jin-US.
Imagine Algalon at a Daycare center.
Child: Billy hurt me!
Algalon: Your actions are illogical.
I only skimmed through the 86 Comments here and didn't catch one bringing this up, but...does this battle remind anyone of Zeromous, the final encounter in Final Fantasy IV?
(That would be Final Fantasy II, circa 1991, for you Super NES players out there.)
All-powerful being from beyond our world. Stars, planets. Dark Matter (an item which Edge could Steal from Zemus in his first form). And a big, flashy spell called Big Bang.
Just a thought. Gogo old-school gamers.
It's been speculated that Algalon will be the last boss in VoA. They are inserting an Algalon-looking mount, so it's likely that he'll be either returning or that he's getting a mount-drop in Ulduar. On Wow-Europe.com, the VoA page (Check additional source) Algalon the Observer is listed as the final boss. It could be a glitch, seeing as the raid instance Ulduar has no information at all.
i personaly love the fact wowhead has rote "feeds on your tears" in the little information box near the screen shot XD
I know the movie reference might seem lame but, the description sounds very similar to the "architect" at the end of third matrix movie.
Loken's death triggered a failsafe mechanism warning the titans that Azeroth had lost its foremost guardian. Algalon the Observer has been sent to examine the situation and, if necessary, transmit a reply-code that will restructure the entire world, wiping out all of its current inhabitants.
Both are failsafe mechanisms and will wipe out the world.
If you dislike the Matrix trilogy please don't downrate me :D
Just a possibility.....
But Marvel Comics killed off the Silver Surfer, the once Herald of Galactus and Destroyer of Worlds....
Might be a small tribute to a famous character in a way.
Life on Azeroth is a very over rated phenomenon
Time: 360 seconds
Total raid DPS Req: 22564.72
Individual dps: 4512.94
quick calc for those who cba to do it theirselves :)
Ask CDev #1
Q: What happened to Algalon after Ulduar? It didn't seem like he was just going to go back to business-as-usual.
A: As shown in the World of Warcraft Special #1 comic, Algalon is currently monitoring the activities of the mortal races of Azeroth. His outlook on life and the titans' plans has been called into question, so he seeks to understand what makes Azeroth so different from the countless worlds he has observed before.
he does indeed feed off your tears
Just wow. patch 4.0.1 made this all but impossible. Last week we got him to 6%, this week our best was 60%. He DESTROYS the tanks and his Cosmic Smash is on visible some of the time.
He feeds on your tears. And he's a bit of a ghost. And he makes raids crawl under the desk (or whatever) they play on and cry.
Algalon IS the first physical manifestation of Ghostcrawler.
Does the Algalon fight remind anyone else of Tenga Toppa Gurenn Lagann?
did they remove the 1 hour time to kill him? now is there for ever?
As of 4.0.3a he no longer has a one hour timer.
Just did this today, None of us knew what we were doing, we killed him our 3rd try lol. Only went through one big bang. If you can master that you will be all set. In other words, id get this done before they take it away and make it a Feat Of Strength.
I honestly feel i did not deserve the title, but hell its nice. I always heard this guy's mechanic's were the hardest to comprehend. Back in the days of ulduar i could only imgaine how hard it was. But at level 85, in 352 Item Level gear, it was easy.
Good Luck all,
Bheta, Stonemaul (Horde)
Just did Algalon this morning. His HP and damage output were both scaled to 85, though going into the encounter we did not know this. With a total pug, 8 DPS, 1 Healer, 1 Tank we were able to one-shot him no problem with nothing but a straight zerg. On 10 man Big-Bang is definately eatable, as 3/4 of our raid stayed outside. If you're looking to get this title and avoiding the mechanics of the fight, very easily 1 healable.
Today our guild visited him yet again.
As far as i remember, at ICC25h gear he was still pretty hard and absolutely not zergable.
But now we were 85 346-359 and in 10p mode.
Well, he never had a chance to cast Big Bang. He died so quickly, that there even was no need for a second tank.
3 manned him today.
1 Healer priest
1 Prot palla
average ilvl around 365
fairly easy if you dont mess up on the tacs and you must rotate CDs like pain suppression,sacrifise,barrier,dispersion on the spriest if you get phased out as tank.
overall easy easy
Just curious. It says he's neutral to alliance and friendly to horde. Does anyone know why this is?
I haven't been able to find the answer to this anywhere.
I want to preface this by saying that I have NO idea how people defeated Algalon in the appropriate level gear, and my hat's off to them for doing it.
If, like me and my guild, who hadn't finished Ulduar and left it for first TOC, then ICC, you haven't done this fight, then by god
do it now.
We finally decided tonight to clear Ulduar, and of course that included Algalon. And while yes, a group of level 85s can easily do it (we actually had no one that knew the fight mechanics, so we just hoped for the best), it still remains the most epic, visually stunning fight in WoW. Blizzard got a lot of things right in Ulduar, and Algalon is the perfect capper for what I consider the game's best raid. It's now easily accessible and it deserves to be seen if you haven't seen it already. You won't regret it.
Is it still available?
To think if you failed to kill Algalon in one hour, it'd mean the end of whole Azeroth.. Or if that damn lucky paladin in your group chose to put his Reply-code Alpha into his bank as a trophy, and titans never got the message.
With the release of 4.2 Patch you no longer need a key to open Algalon chamber and start the encounter.
We popped Heroism and unloaded all cooldowns.
"Algalon the Observer down after 1 minute and 47 seconds!"
Only 9K total HPS needed, so the damage isn't a thing. Only burning him down before the mechanics become a thing is a problem.
Just duo'd this fight in 10 player mode with a prot pally and enhancement shaman combination. We used a taunt swap rotation for Phase Punch which required the shaman to take a few hits so that neither one of us would become completely phased out. The fight required quite a bit of healing and since there were only two of us we had to follow all of the mechanics.
All in all it was a much more fun time than bringing in 10 level 85s and killing him in under a minute.
Three manned this on 10 man with a Survival Hunter(383), Resto Shaman(381), and Prot Paladin(386).
We just ignored all the mechanics except for cosmic crash, and focused on the boss. Stayed up during Big Bang, as it only took us to 50% health, if that even with CDs. Used a hunter pet to taunt or just spam healing on the hunter while I was forced into the other realm.
I think of all the bosses in the game, by this time, most players have defeated everyone, this is by far the most stunning of all the fights. I think whoever designed Algalon the Observer really deserves a drink and I'm buying. The sheer pleasure you feel when engaged on this boss really is euphoric. Beautiful boss and a fantastic end of a meaningful and significant raid. I want to say after this, everything is downhill but that would be too trite, as I do think meaningful lessons are learned in Icecrown Citadel. But I think this boss and raid might serve as an example of how to design an epic boss fight in the future (and I hate the liberal use of the word epic).
apparently he feeds on your tears. just look at his stats :O
Soloed a 10-man version of Boss as an Affli Warlock with Voidlord.
Dark Regeneration, Mortal Coil, Dark Bargain, Burning Rush, Grimoire of Supremacy, Kil'jaeden's Cunning
Demon Training, Siphon Life, Soul Shards
Boss should be tanked by a Voidlord, due to Phase Punch (slowly fades the target to another plane of existence). Stay at a distance of more than 5 yards, otherwise you will receive damage from Quantum Strike. You have to ignore all the adds and avoid Cosmic Smash and Black Holes for the whole fight. Summon the Doomguard in Phase 2 (at 20% of Boss' HP), because you'll get more and more damage. You have 6 minutes to complete the encounter. Good Luck and Have Fun!
Two-manned the 10-man version of this on a Blood Death Knight and Mistweaver Monk, approximately itemlevel 460. Initially tried with Windwalker instead, but there was simply too much healing needed and we could not survive to the end.
The Monk needed to be able to taunt the boss away from the Death Knight and survive for long enough for the debuff to fall off of the Death Knight. Be very careful about getting thrown up into the air -- we don't really know what was causing that, because I'm not seeing any mention of that kind of effect on any of the comments here. The fall damage from that is immense, and it's where most of the damage was coming from.
Big Bang only does about 60k damage, which is completely ignorable at level 90 health levels.
If one of you dies, the other can continue for a while, but Algalon will Ascend to the Heavens and wipe the fight as soon as the remaining person gets phased.
Took us four or five attempts, on the last one I ended up saving an Alchemist's Rejuvenation Potion for the end where I got thrown up in the air again, so that the fall damage wouldn't kill me outright. I ended up tanking the boss on my Monk for the last 7 percent or so due to the Death Knight tank getting phased from too many hits.
EDIT: Did this again today,
is what is causing him to knock you up into the air, despite not being mentioned anywhere in the boss article or ability description. Rolling away when he's about to cast that stopped me from being thrown up into the air, and this fight was
easier with just one tank swap to clear the stacks off of the Death Knight.
Solo'd 10 man as a 492 BM Hunter.
This fight is a pretty challenging solo as you have to watch out for a lot of different things while keeping your pet alive while Algalon keeps smashing it with his rapid damage; It took me a couple of attempts to beat him myself. You have 6 minutes to beat this boss and burn over 8 million health, which isn't too much, but you can't slack on your DPS. Make sure you have the Sprit Bond talent as well as glyph of animal bond, and glyph of Misdirect. I'd also recommend glyph of mending and revive pet as well.
In P1 you need to watch out for cosmic smash (red firey circle that spawns under your feet) and not stand in it or you'll be thrown high up into the air. If you are an engineer you can goblin glide/parachute down, but as a hunter, you can also just disengage right before you hit the ground or even a bit earlier to negate the fall damage. You should try to ignore the adds as much as possible, but if one of the collapsing stars dies and leaves a black hole, whatever you do, DO NOT go into one, or there will be no one fighting Algalon and he will one-shot you with Ascend to the Heavens. He will also cast Big Bang after a little bit, but just deterrence this off as it's not that much damage. (With 30% deterrence I got hit for ~57K) When living constellations come out, if they agro you just feign death and let your pet tank them.
The hardest part of the solo is when he gets to about 20-30% (I'm not exactly sure when this happens as this is the first time I've ever seen him use this mechanic, but it only happens towards the very end of the fight.) he will have a bunch of dark matter adds come out of any black holes you have up. Don't let this part confuse you, as it kind of looks like your inside the black hole area except Algalon is with you, but you are still outside. (I got confused on the first few attempts by this myself) Try to just feign death here and then AoE them down when they get to your pet as they have really low HP, then get back to Algalon. This is the hardest part of the fight due to there being so many things that can damage you and you should use as many DPS CDs as possible to finish this phase quickly.
TIP: If your pet dies at any point during this fight, (which can very easily happen) pop deterrence if it's up and immediately cast revive pet to minimize the amount of damage you take while rezzing. Then feign death and let your pet continue doing it's valiant job tanking the boss.
The fight ends at about 1% of his health, so good luck to all of you soloers out there! :)
Did this today. Group of 90s. Me (frost dk) holy pally, and boomkin. He still hits HARD? With me tanking, we burned him before big bang, but I got phased once... Then proceeded to hear the Druid scream when she got nearly insta one shotted, and laughed very hard. :D
I would like to add that he is possible to solo as a Death Knight on 10man. I am an engineer which I recommend highly to solo this fight. Put parachute on cape and rocket boost on belt. Took quite a few tries- used banquet and strength flask as buffs, my Item level is 494
I tried several times to do it as Blood spec and could only get to 25% before final phase punch.
I went Unholy spec and talented for
This is a must as he just does to much damage to you without its heals. Fight is very close, I was maybe ~5sec before the 5th stack of phase punch. Start out by engaging and popping Army as he talks so your cast finishes when he is attack able. Pop all cooldowns and just make sure you never reach 0 runic power so conversion never drops. Basically dps like crazy, slow fall when he knocks you in the air and AMS on cooldown. At 20% he goes hard damage so pop icebound fortitude and keep conversion up.
Just before the 5th stack of Phase punch I refreshed dots/soul reaper and rocket boost around the room and hit him at range with death coil. You can time this because Phase punch has a 45sec debuff and he reapplies it approx when the debuff is at 28-30secs left. Just make sure you don't enter a black hole and when he reaches you spam whatever damage you can to get him to 1%.
Is a fun encounter to solo and good luck.
Soloed as an enhancement shaman in ilvl 488 gear, by far the hardest solo i have done. he hits like a truck but you still have to maintain a high damage on him to kill him before he gets 5 stacks of
on you, which ends the fight. To kill him I used
as buffs. Talent choices:
|Nuk. Move out of the red things on the floor and just nuke him down. I started the fight with all my offensive cooldowns and popped
, wolves will provide healing in the beginning, when they expire use
should be used whenever it's off cooldown. My gear is not by far the best you could have, so I would imagine if you have higher ilvl it will be easier. Took me 6 tries to kill him, good luck!
Solo'd him on 10 man as a 476 iLvl Survival Hunter on my first try. It isn't a braindead easy sit there and DPS solo, but it's definitely not super hard (and I am clearly not in amazing gear or anything).
Use a turtle specced into Tenacity as a pet. For Glyphs you want Mending, Animal Bond, and Misdirection. Spirit Bond is the healing talent I would recommend because you need heal over time, not burst healing, in this fight.
Keep Mend Pet up whenever your pet approaches 50% health and be ready to pop shell shield and/or cower if its health drops too low (also Last Stand is available, although I never had to use this). If the adds have beaten the %^&* out of you, use Deterrence through Big Bang; I just ate it (~90k damage) and did okay in the fight because of Spirit Bond.
Misdirect frequently to keep Algalon off of you while you DPS. You can more or less ignore the adds by just running about (be careful not to go into a black hole, because this will end the fight) and feigning death occasionally. Save your big cooldowns (Rapid Fire, Stampede, and long cooldown racials) for sub 20% so you can burn him before he gets to 5 stacks of phase punch; if you save cooldowns for this phase he will drop extremely quickly. I ignored the adds in this phase and just burned him. You can feign if it becomes a big problem, but blowing all your cooldowns causes him to drop pretty quickly.
That's about it. Good luck and have fun!
How to: Solo Algalon the Observer from a Paladin perspective:
Two manned this guy in 25 man last night as double ret.
-Swapped tanking boss after 3 stacks of Phase Punch
-Then, once one of our stacks fell off, the other would take him back
-We used Righteous Fury, Reckoning (paladin taunt), and a /cancelaura Righteous Fury macro
-We ate the Big Bang casts because they only hit for about 80k
-When tanking we switched to Seal of Insight
-We never entered Black Holes
-Occasionally we killed the constellations, but not the stars
-After he casts Cosmic Smash we just strafed away from the red circle on the ground
All in all, the fight wasn't as hard as most would expect. We did it as double ret, but anything with taunts or some sort of self heal should be fine.
For comparison, both our ilvls were about 510.
NOW DROPS FRAGMENTS!
Solo'd 10-man as a blood DK in 508 DPS gear. As long as you can make the DPS check (I was doing 97k and took 1 minute 43 seconds), the actual fight is pretty easy. Don't stand in Cosmic Smash, you can basically ignore the other mechanics. If you do get phased, pop IBF and you can survive the wipe if your health isn't too low (it hit me for ~320k), so at least you can save on repairs.
Just soloed this 10 man as a lvl85 ilvl 426 MM hunter.
Buffs: 250 agi food and flask of spring blossoms
The fight is pretty tough as Algalon can essentially 4-5 shot your pet and requires you to manage your pet cooldowns, threat, health bars, rotations while at the same time maximizing dps.
Phase Punch mechanic shouldn't be a problem as your pet will be tanking and the maximum amount of stacks will only reach 4 before you are required to dismiss and summon a second for defensive cooldowns.
Ignore the stars and burn Algalon as fast as possible, pop CDs at the beginning as they should be up again when Algalon reachers around 20%. Run away from cosmic smashes asap, the fall damage will kill you.
At around 50k hp and when all pet defensive cooldowns are down is when you want to summon your second pet and then your third. Algalon should be at around 20-30% when you summon your third pet defending on RNG crits and dodges. When he casts Big Bang, use deter to reduce damage taken. Remember to keep MD up at all times or you will lose a huge chunk of your health.
Good luck, definitely a extremely fun and enjoyable fight to solo and really satisfying when completed.
Sadly just like Thorim he is impossible to solo, Dammit Blizzard.
We recently duo'd this fight on 25-man with an ilvl 503 BrM Monk and an ilvl 525 Elemental Shaman.
Full video on YouTube (with commentary)
Pretty straightforward at 90, watch our for the Cosmic Smash, and make sure your non-tank person has defensive CD's/self heals for when you get phased (he still hits pretty hard at 90). We just blew everything and burned him as fast as we could, cleaving the adds as they came up. He has almost 35 million health on 25-man so give it all you've got!
Soloed 25 man easily as a 543 SV hunter. Get glyph of mending and glyph of misdirection, and then use misdirection on CD and try your best to avoid black holes. GG
Added in patch 3.1.1
Berserk: 6 minutes
Feeds on your tears
Health (Heroic): 34,862,500
Even wowhead couldn't refrain from it.
Soloed 10M as frost DK 524 just barely. He hits fast and hard. Avoid cosmic smash (red cloud) or you will be thrown to the air and die. 100k DPS is a minimum due to phase punch after 1 min 15 sec.
Soloed the 25 heroic version as a Enhancement Shaman lvl 90, 572 ilvl, with Patch 6.0.2 that went live today.
Soloed as a 567 Feral Druid in cat form, used flask, agility potion and drums of rage to burn him down.
Huge dps race to solo. Got him on my fury warrior after 6 resets.
555 ilvl. After I switched out BloodBath for Avatar I was able to burn him down with a couple seconds to spare.
Other talents were Storm Bolt and Unquenchable Thirst.
Just managed to solo on my 90 ilvl 532 arcane mage. I popped Mirror Image, then Arcane Power and I blinked behind him, letting my mirror images take the hits. This kept the stacks off me and I managed to hit him just about enough with my normal rotation plus Supernova. It was pretty damn close though.
Just to note: it is certainly possible to solo Algalon nowadays, but you still need to be able to kill him before Phase Punch stacks to 5, or he'll reset. Not much trouble for really any decently-geared 100; my lv92 rogue has no chance.
Has anyone else had an issue with loot glitching out? Had a party member need an a couple pieces of loot after the fight, and the game assumed that he had passed, even though it gave him confirmation of the need button being hit.
Same voice actor for some dbz characters and the narrator for dbz
Next time On Dragon Ball Z!
I was wondering why he sounded so familiar. Finally found out why
"Behold, the tools of creation . . . . Next time, on DRAGON BALL Z!"
How easy is Herald in 6.2?
Find out :) Going over my own experience getting it. We did it fairly easy! Hope it's useful
As of 7.1, you don't need to do any of the quests to engage and defeat Algalon. You possibly have to do a few dialogs, but you should be able to enter the Sanctum without having to do the 4 Watcher quests.
Macabre Marionette 1-Macabre Maraca, 2-Siphon Life, and 1-Dead Man's Party
Onyxian Whelpling 2-Tail Sweep, 1-Healing Flame, and 1-Lift-Off
Son Of Sethe 1-Absorb, 2-Touch of the Animus, and 1-Drain Blood
1.Siphon Life - Dead Man's Party - Macabre Maraca (Till you both die)
2.Lift-Off - Tail Sweep - Healing Flame - Tail Sweep - Tail Sweep - Lift-Off (I died first, but was able to finish with Son of Sethe)
3. Just use whatever healing you need to stay alive for 15 rounds, which is a piece of cake with Son of Sethe.
The quest line for the key has indeed been taken out... but for those of you who are a little slow like me, there is a control panel to the left of the door in order to open it :)
In retrospect, the battle with Algalon was entirely pointless. The Pantheon has been dead for eons, killed by Sargeras. No matter which reply-code was sent, there wouldn't have been anyone at the other end to receive it.
Well, the titans can be damn happy Algalon didn't send the signal to recreate Azeroth, because if they did, we wouldn't have freed their butts from Sargeras.
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