Curse effect which is cast periodically on everyone in the raid
This curse slows players by 15%. When removed by any means, this deals 34k Physical damage to the raid
Lasts 24 seconds
If this EXPIRES on a player, they die
This must be removed with a de-curse ability
It can also be removed by stepping into one of the Devour Magic puddles
We recommend going with 2 tanks, 4 healers, and 14 DPS for this fight, and using Bloodlust on pull.
Need to coordinate clearing Ancient Curse
Tanks should be dispelled immediately
After that, rotate clearing the Curse off players by having them step in the puddles
3 possible ways to handle this.
1) Raid Leader calls 3-5 people every few seconds
2) Assigned groups of 3-5 people. Groups step in puddles together, every 3-4 seconds
3) Yolo it
Make sure everyone gets the Curse cleared off before it expires
Also make sure you don’t have too many people clear at once. 10 clears = 350k damage to the raid, easy to wipe
This fight can be either 2 or 3 tanked.
2 tank strategy (recommended)
One tank is assigned as “boss tank,” other tank is “add tank”
The “add tank” actually starts on boss, holds until 2 stacks of Shadow Claws
Immediately after 2nd Shadow Claws, “Boss Tank” taunts the boss, holds until Phase 2
“Add Tank” then goes and picks up adds
As a note, the “boss tank” should be your tank that’s better against magic damage, as the DoT will start to hurt
3 tank strategy
2 tanks focus on boss, swap every 2 stacks of Shadow Claws
3rd tank just grabs all the adds
Raid needs to DoT and kill Add #1
Add #2 gets DoT’d, but don’t need to worry about killing it here
Add #3 gets eaten by the boss ASAP, should start Phase 2
Add #2 will just die to cleave during Phase 2
Add Cheese Strategy
A fairly straightforward and simple way to deal with Phase 1 is to essentially ignore that the adds exist
You have your tanks taunt the adds into the boss, and force him to eat them ASAP. By doing this, you never deal with them or interact with them.
Tanks swap at 2 stacks of Shadow Claws
You’ll push into Phase 2 in about 1:15-1:20, but it removes any difficulty from dealing with the adds and lets your tanks just focus on keeping stacks low
There are two primary drawbacks to this strategy
First, you must have the DPS to kill Maut before a 3rd Obsidian Shatter (Phase 2) occurs. If you cannot get that much DPS into Maut, this strategy won’t work
Second, later on in the tier as guilds are more geared, prolonging Phase 1 will become beneficial. It’ll most likely be possible to kill Maut with a single Phase 2, but you’ll need P1 to last as long as possible. Once this gear level is achieved, use one of the other strategies listed above.
Addendum – Once gear levels and DPS output is high enough you can kill the boss with a single Phase 2, AND insta-eat the adds, just do that instead.
The DPS check is much tighter on Mythic to break the shield
Getting out and dispelling Drain Essence ASAP is vitally important
Healers will want to rotate raid CDs during Phase 2, as the damage being reflected by the Shield is enormous and it’s very easy for people to die
DPS should keep an eye on their own health pools as well. Maybe hold off on a Chaos Bolt if you only have 30k HP left. Don’t kill yourself
Overall goal is to kill Maut after only 2 Phase 2’s occuring.
After 2nd Phase 2 ends, hold all the adds in the back, don’t DoT them unless it’s a single target dps increase, don’t waste the GCDs. Pump into the boss and kill him.
In time, with higher ilvls and corruption, it’ll be possible to kill Maut in only 1 Phase 2.