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General Rajaxx readies his army

Rajaxx

General Rajaxx comes out to taunt you during the gate-opening event.

General Information

Background

The mighty Qiraji known as General Rajaxx commands the Qiraji armies in battle. He was described in the War of the Shifting Sands as "a towering monstrosity, swinging clawed limbs, looming over all and always shouting commands to the insect soldiers of Qiraji and Silithid during battle." He is currently a boss found in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj.

Abilities

This is not a traditional fight. Before you actually fight Rajaxx, you must defeat an entourage of his War ranks, each with a pack of mobs. There are seven waves of Mobs:

Wave 1: Center - Captain Qeez - Intimidating Shout.

Wave 2: Left side - Captain Tuubid - Marks a person with "Attack Order" debuff that causes the mobs to aggro that person.

Wave 3: Right side - Captain Drenn - AoE lightning spell (Hurricane).

Wave 4: Further left - Captain Xurrem - Shockwave (AOE knockdown).

Wave 5: Further right - Major Yeggeth - Blessing of Protection, 900 damage cleave (against tank).

Wave 6: Deep left side - Major Pakkon - Sweeping Slam.

Wave 7: Deep right side - Colonel Zerran - Magic-dispellable enlarge on him self and the Swarmguards / Warriors causing more melee damage.

General Rajaxx - AoE Thunder Clap that cuts everyone's hitpoints in half (200 minimum damage) and wipes aggro.

Weaknesses

Rajaxx and all mobs that come during his fight are ice trappable. Excluding Rajaxx and the captains, all other mobs can be feared or stun locked.

Strategy

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With Kurinnaxx dead, a human NPC will spawn. DON'T TALK TO HIM. It will start the event, so let the main tank speak with him when ready.

General Rajaxx is an extremely long fight, so the only option for this battle is to conserve mana. Once Kurinnaxx is dead, 5 NPCs will spawn: Lieutenant General Andorov and 4 Kaldorei Elite. These NPCs will aid you in the battle to and against Rajaxx, so make sure you keep them alive. They can be healed and given a Mark of the Wild (unless that's been patched). You can also buff them with single paladin buffs. Once you talk to the Lt. General, he will make a dramatic speech (Courtesy of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Commando), walk to the front, and start the event. So make sure you've distributed loot from Kurinnaxx and everyone is ready for the fight before talking to the Lt. General.

  • Lt. General heals the entire raid for 200 hitpoints every 3 seconds, increase casting time and attack power by 10%. This makes the fight a lot easier. Healers can focus on healing Lt. General and tanks while dps gets some very good healing. The Lt. General will cast the buff on everyone in the raid who is FRIENDLY OR HIGHER WITH CENARION HOLD.

The way you work each wave is simple: When they come running in to the room, have a warrior pull them back a little and then have a warlock start the chain fearing process. Druids will try to get one target each that they will hold rooted, to gain controll mages should also use frost nova. The Lt. General and Kaldorei Elite should automatically jump on a target so make sure you heal them when necessary. The NPCs can be hard to target and most healers will find a macro ("/target lieu") to be helpful. Once all the mobs are feared, the MT should grab the captain quickly, otherwise he might attack healers. Killing the mini-bosses first may be advisable, as every other mob can be held feared, rooted or freezed. After the captain is down, get a huntersmark on a cleaver, than kill one by one. After you are rid of the cleavers you get the warriors, make sure you have every other mob feared or rooted. When there is only one warrior left, you cast judgement of wisdom (if you are alliance) or just kill the mob real slowly(if you are horde) to gain mana for the next wave of mobs.

Once the first wave is down, or if you've ran out of time, the next wave will start making its way to you. Basically, you follow the same plan as before.

Captain Drenn, otherwise known as the third captain, is particularly challenging. He casts an AoE lightning attack that does about 700 damage a hit making him a high priority target. When this third wave comes in, the captain usually casts his AoE around the Lt. General and aggros him. This presents a problem because the MT has to keep the captain in constant motion, exactly like Kurinnaxx. The Lt. General usually pulls the captain off the MT many times, so you have to heal him. While this is going on, warlocks, priests, and other warriors have to keep the fearing up on cleavers and qiraji warriors or the raid is going to be dead fast. Once the captain is dead, you can start taking down cleavers then warriors. Because of the severity of the fight, don't hold back on healing. The rest of the waves are generally the same as the first two so you have enough time to get back to full before Rajaxx.

Once you've finished all the waves, General Rajaxx will make his way to you. Everyone needs to have their backs to the wall to the left of the gate, as Rajaxx' Thunder Clap would otherwise send everyone flying around the entire room, making it much harder for the tank. The MT needs to fight for aggro with Andorov and try to time taunts as the Lieutenant is very good at aggro-stealing. Having the Lt. General tank is a bad idea because he can't take a lot of damage. After a sunder or two DPS can be started.

The thing about his AoE knockback is that it cuts your health in half. If you have 6000hp, you loose 3000, if you have 500, you loose 250, so no worries unless you are bellow 200hp. Lt. General is immune to Rajaxx's knockback attack. Rajaxx can kill him in very short order, so healers should be focusing their heals on him and the tank. Most casters and dps can be ignored until their health falls below 1000 health. Having the Kaldorei Elite alive significantly adds to the raid's dps, so healing them is useful as well. Rajaxx can kill them very quickly, so if one attracts Rajaxx's attentions spam your fastest healing spells on him. The fight is the same all the way through, so just keep people up and the fight is easy.

It is still possible to take Rajaxx if the NPCs are dead, though it is a longer and different fight. At least two tanks are necessary, one standing against a wall with the rest of the raid, and the main tank holding Rajaxx away from the raid. The tank standing near the raid is there to taunt Rajaxx and pull him back out to the main tank if he heads toward the raid. Because of the lack of the Lt. General to hold Rajaxx, the aggro wipe caused by Rajaxx's thunderclap means that the next person who does anything will gain aggro. Because it takes a moment for the tanks to get back aggro, no DoTs or HoTs should be used. Because everyone but the tank has low health through most of the fight, anyone gaining aggro will likely die in one hit.

Once you've killed Rajaxx and the NPCs are still up. Give it some time and they despawn and give you 150 reputation with Cenarion Hold. You can also pull mobs to them and let them take care of business.

Tip. At the 2 first waves, have a mage standing at the enterence once you have pulled the mobs, he will use frost nova if some mobs are running into the room where they came from. This is to prevent them from pulling another group. Players should be wary about using too much fear during the first two waves, as they can wander into other inactive waves causing them to trigger early.
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Paladin & Judgement of Wisdom

The Alliance arguably had this fight easier than The Horde. This is due to the availability of Paladin and their Judgement of Wisdom ~ simply lower DPS on last mob of every waves and have a Paladin judge Wisdom on that mob and have all casters wand to top-up their mana bars.

Another suggestion that might help keeping NPCs alive: pressing 'V' to show NPC health bars (though it's only visible at some limited range)

Quotes

  • "The time of our retribution is at hand! Let darkness reign in the hearts of our enemies! No longer will we wait behind barred doors and walls of stone! No longer will our vengeance be denied! The dragons themselves will tremble before our wrath!"
  • "Soon you will know the price of your meddling, mortals... The master is nearly whole... And when he rises, your world will be cease!

Reward

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External Links

Fight Change in 1.10.1

This fight has changed somewhat, first off if someone dies they are no longer able to return via release and run back, there is a big door that closes and you cannot get past it.

Second, the strategy to NOT talk to the NPCs before you start the fight, and just call them at the end to help with Rajaxx himself no longer works, as soon as you pull the liutenant runs in with his group and starts to fight, and actually blizzard even goofed that, if u pull before talking to the NPCs, the NPCs run right past the first wave and wait at the door for them.

The NPCs now have a limited area in which they will fight, which is basically the small alcove in front of Rajaxx's room. Any mobs feared/entangled/stunned/frozen in Kurinnaxx's room will not be dealt with by the NPCs. This can lead to problems since, for some reason, if the NPCs are idle for more than 30 seconds, they will call out the next wave. Because of this, it is best to try and kill as many mobs as you can under 3 minutes (exceeding the 3 minute mark will result in the next wave) while keeping one rooted or CCed out of the range of the NPCs. Have someone with a timer announce when 20 seconds are up, in which case the CC should be broken and the mob dragged back to the NPCs.

You will want to keep as many people alive as possible throughout the waves. To be fair, the needlers don't even hit that hard and can be DPSed down very quickly, likewise with the warriors. When Rajaxx himself comes, he will periodically teleport people onto the battleground. Depending on how well your warriors can pick up aggro and a bit of luck, Rajaxx will teleport someone in and completely ignore them. Other times, he will two-shot them and continue.

The method for getting teleported is debatable. One thing that seems to have consistently worked is bandaging yourself and others to produce healing aggro.

In some cases, failing to complete the fight and returning the next day will break the event. The Lieutenant General and his NPC guards will not spawn, and the 7 waves of mobs will not have spawned, leaving the raid to deal solely with Rajaxx. Fighting Rajaxx without the help of any NPCs can be difficult. In this case, Rajaxx can be dropped by positioning the entire raid against the wall in a corner of the arena to minimize the AoE knockback, while the MT holds Rajaxx far enough away to allow all ranged attacks (including hunters). The raid should lightly DPS Rajaxx throughout the fight, making sure to stop all DPS for a few seconds after the knockback, in order for the MT to maintain the greatest amount of aggro. Without any of the adds, you can also sneak by Rajaxx towards Moam or Buru.

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