WoW Kormrok Strategy Summary

  • Tank Kormrok near the pool you wish for Kormrok to use next, cycling through all three pools before returning to the first
  • The easiest order is Fiery > Foul > Shadowy, limiting the number of Empowered Fel Outpouring casts your raid must deal with
  • When Kormrok gains Enrage, he will deal more tank damage and use all abilities more frequently
  • Always trigger all of the Explosive Runes; a Rune that expires on its own is likely to wipe the raid
  • Assign a group of players to clear the Empowered Explosive Runes
  • Stack up in small clumps for Grasping Hands/ Dragging Hands and use AoE to quickly kill them
  • DPS should prioritize Grasping Hands/ Dragging Hands, then the Crushing Hand (when applicable), then Kormrok
  • Spread out for Pound and use raid CDs to heal through the damage
  • Avoid the globules during Fel Outpouring and Empowered Fel Outpouring
  • Tanks should swap duties each time the current tank is affected by Explosive Burst, Swat, or Foul Crush
Kormrok uses his abilities roughly in the order of Explosive Runes > Grasping Hands > Fel Outpouring, but will start each phase with whichever ability is Empowered first. However, each ability is on its own cooldown timer, so occasionally this order will be disrupted for the second usage of an Empowered ability during each empowerment "phase". He always uses his Empowered ability again before moving to a new energy pool.
  • Explosive Energy order: Empowered Explosive Runes, Pound, Grasping Hands, Fel Outpouring, Pound, Empowered Explosive Runes
  • Foul Energy order: Dragging Hands, Pound, Fel Outpouring, Explosive Runes, Pound, Dragging Hands
  • Shadow Energy order: Empowered Fel Outpouring, Pound, Explosive Runes, Grasping Hands, Pound, Empowered Fel Outpouring

Tank Responsibilities

  • Position Kormrok near the pool your raid wishes to activate next
  • Do not chase Kormrok when he leaps into a pool, as the pool deals extremely heavy damage every second
  • After Kormrok leaps to a pool, reposition him so melee do not have to stand in the pool to DPS
  • Use damage-reduction cooldowns for the Swat, Foul Crush, and Explosive Burst abilities
  • When the current tank is affected by one of the above abilities, the off-tank should taunt
  • When Explosive Burst occurs, move the boss outside of the 30-yard Blast radius
  • If Kormrok is affected by Shadow Energy, position so that Swat does not knock you into a wall or the slime pools
  • Take care to avoid Fel Outpouring and Empowered Fel Outpouring, and only participate in popping Explosive Runes if you have a damage-reduction cooldown available

Damage-Dealer Responsibilities

  • Use DPS CDs for AoEing the Grasping Hands and Dragging Hands
  • Stack up into small clumps just before Grasping Hands or Dragging Hands to allow for efficient AoE
  • Swap to the Crushing Hand to free the tank from Foul Crush
  • Use a personal damage-reduction cooldown when activating the Explosive Runes, especially during Pound
  • Designated players should activate the Empowered Explosive Runes, aiming them toward the center of the pentagon shape they create
  • Spread out for the duration of Pound, to avoid splashing damage onto nearby allies
  • Take care to avoid Fel Outpouring and Empowered Fel Outpouring

Healer Responsibilities

  • Use raid cooldowns for Pound and Grasping Hands or Dragging Hands, with strong CDs for times when these abilities overlap
  • Each time Kormrok leaps into a pool, the raid will take a single hit of damage - line up AoE effects for these times
  • Players triggering Explosive Runes, or especially Empowered Explosive Runes, will require extra single-target healing
  • Use single-target damage-reduction cooldowns on tanks for Foul Crush and Swat
  • Stack up just before Grasping Hands or Dragging Hands so DPS can break you free
  • Use a personal damage-reduction cooldown when activating Explosive Runes, especially during Pound
  • Spread out for the duration of Pound, to avoid splashing damage onto nearby allies
  • Take care to avoid Fel Outpouring and Empowered Fel Outpouring

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