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Kologarn is the sixth boss encounter in Ulduar released in patch 3.1.0. He guards the Shattered Walkway into central Ulduar where not only is he protecting the bridge, he is the bridge. Players fight not only him but two detachable arms that appear to be separate mobs that can be broken off of him.

25-man abilities

  • Ability golemthunderclap  Overhead Smash - is an instant attack giving the debuff Ability warrior shieldbreak Crunch Armor which decreases the target's armor by 25% for 45 seconds. Stacks up to 4 times to 100%. Also interupts casting for 8 seconds.
  • Ability warrior bloodnova  Petrifying Breath - NOTE: This is cast when the aggro target is not in melee range, and typically means a raid wipe. 4-second channelled cast that causes 18,750 to 21,250 Nature damage per second and applies.
  • Spell shaman improvedearthshield Brittle Skin - a debuff that increases damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds.
  • Spell fire blueflamebolt  Focused Eyebeam - shoots beams out of his eyes towards the raid, dealing 3,700 to 4,300 Nature damage to players within 3 yards.

Left arm

  • 2,30M HP
  • Ability warrior shockwave  Shockwave - sweeps the entire raid in the room, dealing 11,563 to 13,437 Nature damage.

Right arm

  • 2,30M HP
  • Ability warrior secondwind  Stone Grip - grabs 3 random players in the raid to stun, dealing 5,300 to 5,600 damage per second until the affected players are dead or the arm has sustained 450,000 damage.

10-man abilities

  • Ability golemthunderclap  Overhead Smash - is an instant attack giving the debuff Ability warrior shieldbreak Crunch Armor which decreases the target's armor by 20% for 20 seconds. Stacks up to 4 times to 100%. Also interupts casting for 8 seconds.
  • Ability warrior bloodnova  Petrifying Breath - NOTE: This is cast when the aggro target is not in melee range, and typically means a raid wipe. 4-second channelled cast that causes 14,063 to 15,937 Nature damage per second and applies
  • Spell shaman improvedearthshield Brittle Skin - a debuff that increases damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds.
  • Spell fire blueflamebolt  Focused Eyebeam - shoots beams out of his eyes towards the raid, dealing 2,775 to 3,225 Nature damage to players within 3 yards.

Left arm

  • 543.9K HP
  • Ability warrior shockwave  Shockwave - sweeps the entire raid in the room, dealing 8,788 to 10,212 Nature damage.

Right arm

  • 543.9K HP
  • Ability warrior secondwind  Stone Grip - grabs a random player in the raid to stun, dealing 3,238 to 3,762 damage per second until that player is dead or the arm has sustained 150,000 damage.

Strategy

Kologarn remains completely stationary in this encounter at all times. He cannot be turned or range tanked. If his aggro target is not in melee range, he casts Petrifying Breath on the raid, which will cause a wipe. His arms do not need to be offtanked, but can be separately targeted and hit within Kologarn's hitbox. Since their hitbox overlaps with Kologarn's, you need to face his torso to melee, not face the arm itself.

Two to three tanks need to be in taunt rotation front and center to Kologarn. Every 10–15 seconds, he casts Overhead Smash, which reduces the tank's armor by 25%. Stacking it on one tank 1-2 times and then rotating to the next tank. Keeping all tanks alive is vital, or you won't have enough tanks to rotate the debuffs. However, the debuff seems to be either avoidable with dodge/parry or somewhat random in its timing, because it will often drop off tanks for no obvious reason.

His arms each have unique raid-damaging abilities:

  • His left arm sweeps the raid and simultaneouly hits everyone for 12,000. Healers must quickly heal the entire raid after a Shockwave from the left arm.
  • His right arm uses Stone Grip on 3 random players (1 in normal mode) to squeeze them until the right arm takes 450,000 (150,000 in normal mode) damage. Those who are affected must be kept alive until the damage limit is hit.

Killing an arm will spawn a pack of earth elementals, which should be picked up by a tank and killed immediately. The arm respawns 60 seconds later, but when destroyed will take health equal to the arm's from the boss. Since they do a lot of AoE damage on heroic mode and give a debuff that increases physical damage taken, they should be tanked away from the main group with a dedicated tank. On normal mode, dragging them to the boss and killing them with incidental AoE works. Do NOT use AoE taunts on the elementals if you are not in melee range of the boss. Taunting the boss while out of melee range results in him casting Petrifying Breath on the raid.

Quotes

Aggro:

  • None shall pass!

Shockwave:

  • OBLIVION!

Grabbing a player:

  • I will squeeze the life from you!

Enrage:

  • I am invincible!

Left Arm dies:

  • Just a scratch!

Right Arm dies:

  • Only a flesh wound!

Kill:

  • KOL-THARISH!
  • YOU FAIL!

Death:

  • Master, they come....

Trivia

Kologarn's quotes are a reference to the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Kologarn is also seen in the 3.1.0 Ulduar trailer. It is safe to say he is responsible for driving out the famous explorer Brann Bronzebeard from Ulduar nearly killing him with his eye beams in the process, as that is the farthest in Ulduar he is seen.

Loot

Main article: Cache of Living Stone
Normal Mode
Inv jewelry ring 74
Inv boots chain 07
Inv jewelry necklace 18
Inv jewelry necklace 44
Inv boots plate 05
Inv misc cape 18
Inv shoulder 104
Spell nature invisibilitytotem
Inv staff 93
Inv sword 135


Heroic Mode
Inv bracer 32a
Inv bracer 26b
Inv weapon rifle 33
Inv gauntlets 10
Inv gauntlets 57
Inv relics idolofrejuvenation
Inv offhand ulduarraid d 02
  • Ironmender
  • Item Level 226
    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.
  • +54 Stamina
    +47 Intellect
    +45 Spirit
  • Requires level 80
  • Equip: Improves haste rating by 36.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 74.
  • Sell Price: 7Gold 56Silver 23Copper
Inv pants mail 21
Inv sword 133
Inv jewelry necklace 41
Inv chest cloth 64
Inv pants plate 30
Inv shoulder 51
Inv bracer 31a
Inv pet scorchedstone
Inv ingot titansteel red3030


Related achievements

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


Videos

10-man encounter


25-man encouter


Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-05-19): "Kologarn's Crunch Armor effect of his Overhead Smash now has a greatly decreased duration in the 10 player Normal difficulty setting. This change negates the explicit need to tank swap Kologarn. [1] [2]"
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-21): "The Kologarn encounter has received the following changes: the speed of the Eyebeam has been decreased, the amount of damaged required to break a player from Stone Grip has been decreased, and slightly decreased the amount of damage done by Stone Grip. [2]"
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-21): "Kologarn should no longer permanently despawn without being killed. [2]"
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-21): "The Stone Nova ability cast by Rubble in the Kologarn encounter has had it's damage decreased, will now be mitigated by armor, but can no longer be blocked, dodged, or parried. [2]"
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-16): "Pets have been properly trained to now attack Kologarn when instructed. [2]"

References

  1. ^ Blizz Ancilorn 2009-05-20. 20/05 Ulduar Tuning Tweaks. Retrieved on 2009-05-22.
  2. ^ a b c d e Blizz Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.

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