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Algalon the Observer is a hard mode-only encounter in Ulduar, released in patch 3.1. Algalon was sent by the titans after Watcher Loken's death activated a planetary fail-safe protection, indicating possible distress on Azeroth.[1] Algalon's task is to analyze any systemic corruption on the planet. If it's deemed beyond saving, the Titans will "re-originate" the planet to cleanse it of corruption, killing all currently living organisms in the process.

He can only be accessed if least one member of a raid has obtained the [Celestial Planetarium Key] or [Heroic Celestial Planetarium Key] in Heroic mode. Players have a one-hour window to defeat him per lockout period, starting upon first initiation of the encounter.[2] Blizzard has sardonically referred to him as "Algalon the Raid Destroyer".

Gaining entry to the Celestial Planetarium

Algalon

Algalon the Observer in-game.

  1. Completing Money achievement I Choose You, Steelbreaker or Money achievement I Choose You, Runemaster Molgeim enables one [Archivum Data Disc] to drop. (It is not party loot.)
  2. The quest from the disc directs the player to the Archivum, located beyond the Assembly of Iron.
  3. After listening to the Archivum Console speak, Neutral 15 IconSmall Dwarf Female Prospector Loren offers Neutral 15 [80R] The Celestial Planetarium, asking the player to locate the Celestial Planetarium and return to Prospector Loren. Completing this enables four quests to obtain the watchers' sigils, which may be performed in any order:
  4. Completing all four quests enables the quest Neutral 15 [80R] Algalon. Returning to the Archivum Console rewards Inv misc key 15 [Celestial Planetarium Key].

25-man abilities

  • Spell fire burnout  Cosmic Smash - Calls an abyssal boulder from the sky, dealing 46,250 to 53,750 Fire damage.
  • Spell shadow shadowfury  Black Hole Explosion - 15,675 to 17,325 Shadow damage inflicted to enemies. Instant cast.
  • Ability warrior punishingblow  Quantum Strike - Strikes at an enemy, inflicting 23,750 to 26,250 Physical damage. 5 yards range.
  • Spell holy divinespirit  Phase Punch - Massive blow that inflicts 8,788 to 10,212 damage and slowly fades the target to another plane of existence. 5 yards range.
  • Spell holy surgeoflight  Big Bang - Inflicts 107,250 to 112,750 Physical damage to nearby enemies. 8 seconds cast, 3 seconds cooldown.
  • Spell holy holyguidance  Ascend to the Heavens - Inflicts 655,500 to 724,500 Arcane damage to enemies. 2 seconds cast.

10-man abilities

  • Spell fire burnout  Cosmic Smash - Calls an abyssal boulder from the sky, dealing 35,613 to 41,387 Fire damage.
  • Spell shadow shadowfury  Black Hole Explosion - 14,725 to 16,275 Shadow damage inflicted to enemies. Instant cast.
  • Ability warrior punishingblow  Quantum Strike - Strikes at an enemy, inflicting 15,675 to 17,325 Physical damage. 5 yards range.
  • Spell holy divinespirit  Phase Punch - Massive blow that inflicts 8,788 to 10,212 damage and slowly fades the target to another plane of existence. 5 yards range.
  • Spell holy surgeoflight  Big Bang - Inflicts 76,313 to 88,687 Physical damage to nearby enemies. 8 seconds cast, 3 seconds cooldown.
  • Spell holy holyguidance  Ascend to the Heavens - Inflicts 655,500 to 724,500 Arcane damage to enemies.

Strategy

No known strategy yet.

Quotes

Spawn:

  • Trans-location 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.

Aggro:

  • Your actions are illogical. All possible results for this encounter have been calculated. The Pantheon will receive the Observer's message regardless of outcome.

Black Hole:

  • Beware!

Space:

  • See your world through my eyes: A universe so vast as to be immeasurable - incomprehensible even to your greatest minds.

Special:

  • Witness the fury of cosmos!
  • Behold the tools of creation!

Spawn add:

  • The stars come to my aid.

Killing a player:

  • Loss of life, unavoidable.
  • I do what I must.

Berserk:

  • You are... out of time.

Despawn:

  • Analysis complete. There is partial corruption in the planet's life-support systems as well as complete corruption in most of the planet's defense mechanisms.
  • Begin uplink: Return Code: 'Omega'. Planetary re-origination requested.
  • Farewell, mortals. Your bravery is admirable, for such flawed creatures.

Defeated:

  • 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 have failed.
  • I've rearranged the reply code. Your planet will be spared. I cannot be certain of my own calculations anymore.
  • Do not worry about my fate Bronzan. If the signal is not transmitted in time, re-origination will proceed regardless. Save your world!

Sound Files

See Sound Files of Ulduar: Algalon the Observer

Drops

Main article: Gift of the Observer
10-man
Inv jewelry ring 68
Inv chest plate20
Spell shadow seedofdestruction
Inv misc cape 06
Inv gauntlets 54
Achievement dungeon ulduarraid misc 04
Inv jewelry ring 70
Inv shoulder 31
Inv jewelry necklace 42
Inv gauntlets 70
Inv shoulder 49
Inv belt 48a
Inv boots cloth 21
Inv jewelry necklace 47
Inv pants leather 22
Spell arcane arcanetorrent


25-man
Inv helmet 92
Inv shield 67
Spell arcane starfire
Inv mace 91
Inv offhand ulduarraid d 03
  • Cosmos
  • Item Level 239
    Disenchants into:
    [Abyss Crystal]: 1-2
  • Binds when picked up
  • Held In Off-hand
    "Held In Off-hand" is not in the list of possible values (Back, Chest, Feet, Finger, Hands, Head, Held in off-hand, Legs, Main Hand, Neck, Off Hand, One-Hand, Projectile, Ranged, Relic, Shirt, Shoulder, Tabard, Thrown, Trinket, Two-Hand, Waist, Wrist, Two-Handed) for this property.
  • +52 Stamina
    +55 Intellect
  • Requires level 80
  • Equip: Improves hit rating by 51.
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 41.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 84.
  • Sell Price: 7Gold 56Silver 23Copper
Inv staff 93
Inv weapon shortblade 84
Inv pants plate 20
Inv gauntlets 61
Inv boots chain 08
Inv boots plate 06
Inv weapon crossbow 33
Inv bracer 26
Inv belt 40b
Inv weapon shortblade 92
Inv belt 46
Spell arcane arcanetorrent
Inv ingot titansteel red3030


Related achievements

The following achievements are for the encounter's hard-mode.

The following achievement is given to the first raid group on a realm to defeat Algalon on Heroic difficulty.

Videos


Inspiration to the name

The name Algalon is a combination of Algol, a bright three-star system in the constellation Perseus colloquially known as the "Demon Star", and mentioned in H.P. Lovecraft's Beyond the Wall of Sleep; and Eidolon, which is an Astral Double of a living being.[citation needed]

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-05-20): "... [W]e also found a case where Algalon would not reset properly in the 25 player Heroic setting only. This has been hotfixed. [3]"

Notes

He was defeated by Ensidia in 10-man version on May 18, 2009 at roughly 5:30 EST. This is the world first on both versions of the encounter.

References

  1. ^ Achivum Console's explainations about Algalon
  2. ^ 44. Re: Algalon only allows 1 hour of attempts | "21/04/2009 15:07:25 PDT" is not a valid date. by Blizz Valnoth
  3. ^ 0. 20/05 Ulduar Tuning Tweaks | "20/05/2009 12:28:30 CEST" is not a valid date. by Blizz Ancilorn

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