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*[[Image:Spell Shadow Shadowfury.png|32px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=63038 '''Dark Volley'''] - Inflicts 8500 to 11000 shadow damage to the entire raid. Reduces healing effects by 25%. Lasts 10 seconds.
 
*[[Image:Spell Shadow Shadowfury.png|32px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=63038 '''Dark Volley'''] - Inflicts 8500 to 11000 shadow damage to the entire raid. Reduces healing effects by 25%. Lasts 10 seconds.
 
* [[Image:Spell Shadow ShadowWordDominate.png|33px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=63042 '''Dominate Mind'''] - Dominates the mind of the target, temporarily placing them under Yogg-Saron's control. Also reduces Sanity by 4%. Offensively dispellable.
 
* [[Image:Spell Shadow ShadowWordDominate.png|33px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=63042 '''Dominate Mind'''] - Dominates the mind of the target, temporarily placing them under Yogg-Saron's control. Also reduces Sanity by 4%. Offensively dispellable.
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* [[Image:Spell_Shadow_LifeDrain02.png|32px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=64160 '''Drain Life'''] - Transfers 3,333 health per second from a random player to the Immortal Guardian for 5 seconds.
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* [[Image:Spell Shadow DevouringPlague.png|32px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=64059 '''Induce Madness'''] - Drives all nearby targets insane, reducing Sanity by 100%.
 
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* [[Image:Spell_Shadow_LifeDrain02.png|32px]]  [http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=64160 '''Drain Life'''] - Transfers 3,333 health per second from a random player to the Immortal Guardian for 5 seconds.
 
* Immortal - Immortal Guardians cannot be slain except by Titanic Storm while at 1% HP. However Immortal Guardians do less and less damage the lower their HP is.
 
 
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Revision as of 12:49, May 5, 2009

For the character biography, see Yogg-Saron.

Yogg-Saron is the final boss encounter of the Ulduar raid dungeon.

General notions

The Old God Yogg-Saron can be engaged after the defeat of General Vezax in Ulduar. Entering his room will begin the encounter (unlike many bosses in Ulduar his aggro radius is massive). It is a three phase encounter, beginning with defeating Sara with her own guardians, then defeating the Brain of Yogg-Saron and finally defeating the body of Yogg-Saron. At the beginning of the encounter players will receive a debuff with 100 stacks called "Sanity". If this hits zero the players will have lost their mind and will to Yogg-Saron and will both be slaves to his will and see their entire raid as Faceless Ones.

  • Spell arcane mindmastery  Sanity - Indicates your overall level of Sanity. If Sanity reaches zero your mind will be permanently under the control of Yogg-Saron.

Guardian of Yogg-Saron's abilities

  • Spell shadow shadowfury  Shadow Nova - Inflicts 25,000 shadow damage to any targets nearby when the Guardian of Yogg-Saron dies (including Sara).
  • Spell shadow shadowfury  Dark Volley - Inflicts 8500 to 11000 shadow damage to the entire raid. Reduces healing effects by 25%. Lasts 10 seconds.
  • Spell shadow shadowworddominate  Dominate Mind - Dominates the mind of the target, temporarily placing them under Yogg-Saron's control. Also reduces Sanity by 4%. Offensively dispellable.

Immortal Guardian's abilities

Melee for ~20-25k on plate to start.

  • Spell shadow lifedrain02  Drain Life - Transfers 3,333 health per second from a random player to the Immortal Guardian for 5 seconds.
  • Immortal - Immortal Guardians cannot be slain except by Titanic Storm while at 1% HP. However Immortal Guardians do less and less damage the lower their HP is.

Sara's Abilities (Phase One)

Sara is unattackable in Phase One and casts these spells randomly on the raid and on the Guardians of Yogg-Saron.

  • Spell shadow deathsembrace  Sara's Fervor - Increases a friendly target's damage by 20%, but also increases damage taken by the target by 100%. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Spell shadow demonicempathy  Sara's Blessing - Heals a friendly target for 27000 to 33000, but causes 60000 Shadow damage over 20 sec.
  • Spell shadow demonform  Sara's Anger - Inflicts 12500 Shadow damage every 3 sec, but increases Physical damage done by 12000. Lasts 12 sec.

Keepers' powers

Talking to the Keepers of Ulduar before the fight will cause them to aid you in the encounter. The less you have helping the harder the encounter will be but better loot will drop and special achievements can be earned. Specific Keeper abilities below:

Mimiron

  • Inv gizmo 07  Speed of Invention - Increases all damage done by 10% and movement speed by 20%.
  • Spell shaman spectraltransformation  Destabilization Matrix - Mimiron channels a beam of titan energy that destabalizes the molecular structure of certain Saronite based creatures, reducing attack speed by 100% and casting speed by 300%. Cast on all mobs in the encounter.

Freya

  • Spell nature healingway  Resilience of Nature - Increases all damage done by 10% and healing received from all sources by 20%.
  • Spell shaman spiritlink  Sanity Well - Freya conjures a Sanity Well that regenerates the Sanity of anyone who stands within it. Two of these green beams will be up the entire fight at the sides of the room.

Thorim

  • Spell lightning lightningbolt01  Fury of the Storm - Increases all damage done by 10% and total health by 20%.
  • Spell shaman staticshock  Titanic Storm - Thorim channels a storm of titan energy that periodically strikes at enemy targets with bolts of lightning strong enough to destroy weakened immortal creatures. Without Thorim the Immortal Guardians in phase 3 are unkillable.

Hodir

  • Spell frost chillingarmor  Fortitude of Frost - Increases damage done by 10% and reduces damage taken from all sources by 20%.
  • Ability paladin judgementofthewise  Hodir's Protective Gaze - Allows Hodir to save a friendly target who sustains fatal damage by encasing them in a nearly impenetrable block of ice for 10 seconds. Hodir must rest after performing this action.

Yogg-Saron's 25-man abilities

Yogg-Saron has 55,000,056 hit points. Note that he attacks with his "Sara" avatar, his tentacles and his main body. The abilities of all of these are included here.

Sara

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Psychosis - Inflicts 7500 Shadow damage. Also reduces Sanity by 9%.
  • Spell nature mentalquickness  Brain Link - Links the brains of two enemy targets. Afflicted targets suffer 3000 Shadow damage and lose 2% Sanity every 1 sec. whenever they are more than 20 yards apart.
  • Spell shadow deathcoil  Malady of the Mind - Inflicts 5000 Shadow damage and causes the enemy target to run in horror for 4 sec, then attempts to jump to another enemy within 10 yds. Also reduces Sanity by 3%.
  • Spell nature elementalshields  Death Ray - Blasts the target with a stream of deadly energy, dealing 20000 Nature damage every 0 sec (Instant death). Functions similarly to Kologarn's Eye beam.

Crusher Tentacles

  • Ability druid cyclone  Diminish Power - Weakens enemy units in a large area around the caster (50,000 yards), reducing the damage they do by 20%. Channeled. Stacks up to 4 times.

Corruptor Tentacles

  • Spell shadow auraofdarkness  Curse of Doom - Dooms the target, inflicting 20000 Shadow damage after 12 sec. Curse dispellable.
  • Spell shadow coneofsilence  Apathy - Reduces the attack and casting speeds of an enemy target by 60% and slows its movement by 60%. Lasts 20 sec. Magic dispellable.
  • Spell deathknight explode ghoul  Black Plague - Infects an enemy target with the plague, causing it to periodically retch uncontrollably and be stunned for 2 seconds. Lasts 24 seconds. Disease dispellable.Tentacles.
  • Spell nature nullifypoison  Draining Poison - 3500 Nature damage inflicted every 3 sec. 1400 Mana drained every 3 sec. Lasts 18 seconds. Poison dispellable.

Influence Tentacle

  • Spell shadow curseofmannoroth  Grim Reprisal - All attacks against Influence Tentacles cause 60% of the damage taken to the attacker as well.

Yogg-Saron

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Lunatic Gaze - Looking into the maw of madness unhinges your mind, inflicting 5700 to 6300 Shadow damage and reducing Sanity by 4% every 1 sec. for as long as you are facing the caster.
  • Inv helmet 01  Insane - Yogg-Saron takes control of the target's mind. Damage is increased by 100% and health is increased by 300% for 1 min. The target dies horribly when this effect is removed.
  • Spell shadow dispersion  Empowering Shadows - Empowers friendly units within 20 yds. of the target, causing them to regenerate 750000 Health over 20 sec.
  • Spell shadow soulgem  Shadowy Barrier - Protects the caster from all attacks and spells.
  • Berserk - Yogg-Saron will berserk after 15 minutes of combat starting from when Phase One is initiated. This will instantly kill the entire raid.

Brain of Yogg-Saron

The Brain of Yogg-Saron has 6.85 million HP.

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Lunatic Gaze - Looking into the laughing skull unhinges your mind, inflicting 1750 Shadow damage and reducing Sanity by 2% every 1 sec. for as long as you are facing the caster. Cast by Laughing Skulls inside Yogg-Saron.
  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Induce Madness - Drives all nearby targets insane, reducing Sanity by 100%. 60 second cast time.

Yogg-Saron's 10-man abilities

Yogg-Saron has 10,999,999 hit points. Note that he attacks with his "Sara" avatar, his tentacles and his main body. The abilities of all of these are included here.

Sara

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Psychosis - Inflicts 5000 Shadow damage. Also reduces Sanity by 12%.
  • Spell nature mentalquickness  Brain Link - Links the brains of two enemy targets. Afflicted targets suffer 3000 Shadow damage and lose 2% Sanity every 1 sec. whenever they are more than 20 yards apart.
  • Spell shadow deathcoil  Malady of the Mind - Inflicts 5000 Shadow damage and causes the enemy target to run in horror for 4 sec, then attempts to jump to another enemy within 10 yds. Also reduces Sanity by 3%.
  • Spell nature elementalshields  Death Ray - Blasts the target with a stream of deadly energy, dealing 20000 Nature damage every 0 sec (Instant death). Functions similarly to Kologarn's Eye beam.

Crusher Tentacles

  • Ability druid cyclone  Diminish Power - Weakens enemy units in a large area around the caster (50,000 yards), reducing the damage they do by 20%. Channeled. Stacks up to 4 times.

Corruptor Tentacles

  • Spell shadow auraofdarkness  Curse of Doom - Dooms the target, inflicting 20000 Shadow damage after 12 sec. Curse dispellable.
  • Spell shadow coneofsilence  Apathy - Reduces the attack and casting speeds of an enemy target by 60% and slows its movement by 60%. Lasts 20 sec. Magic dispellable.
  • Spell deathknight explode ghoul  Black Plague - Infects an enemy target with the plague, causing it to periodically retch uncontrollably and be stunned for 2 seconds. Lasts 24 seconds. Disease dispellable.
  • Spell nature nullifypoison  Draining Poison - 3500 Nature damage inflicted every 3 sec. 1400 Mana drained every 3 sec. Lasts 18 seconds. Poison dispellable.

Influence Tentacle

  • Spell shadow curseofmannoroth  Grim Reprisal - All attacks against Influence Tentacles cause 60% of the damage taken to the attacker as well.

Yogg-Saron

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Lunatic Gaze - Looking into the maw of madness unhinges your mind, inflicting 5700 to 6300 Shadow damage and reducing Sanity by 4% every 1 sec. for as long as you are facing the caster. Phase three version.
  • Inv helmet 01  Insane - Yogg-Saron takes control of the target's mind. Damage is increased by 100% and health is increased by 300% for 1 min. The target dies horribly when this effect is removed.
  • Spell shadow dispersion  Empowering Shadows - Empowers friendly units within 20 yds. of the target, causing them to regenerate 225,000 Health over 20 sec.
  • Berserk - Yogg-Saron will berserk after 15 minutes of combat starting from when Phase One is initiated. This will instantly kill the entire raid.
  • Spell shadow soulgem  Shadowy Barrier - Protects the caster from all attacks and spells.

Brain of Yogg-Saron

  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Lunatic Gaze - Looking into the laughing skull unhinges your mind, inflicting 1750 Shadow damage and reducing Sanity by 2% every 1 sec. for as long as you are facing the caster. Phase two version. Cast by Laughing Skulls inside Yogg-Saron.
  • Spell shadow devouringplague  Induce Madness - Drives all nearby targets insane, reducing Sanity by 100%.

Strategy

Phase One: Pick up the spawning Guardians of Yogg-Saron and kite them around the room away from the clouds. Anyone touching the clouds on the ground will spawn a new Guardian of Yogg-Saron possibly leading to a wipe. Guardians of Yogg-Saron will mind control random people. Do not kill the Guardians unless they are right beside Sara. You will need to have an offensive dispel (Priest dispel magic/Shaman purge) to dispel dominated players. The way to end this phase is to blow up 9 Guardians right beside Sara. It can be helpful to spawn an extra Guardian intentionally early on to start phase 2 faster as the Guardian spawn rate picks up the longer you remain in phase one.

Phase Two: Try to get the Guardians of Yogg-Saron remaining down before phase two begins because you will immediately be swarmed by tentacles. If you are using Freya and your sanity gets low the green beams on the sides of the room will restore your sanity. Yogg-Saron's body is invulnerable in this phase.

Crusher Tentacle: Melees hard, has a ton of HP and has an aura that reduces damage done by the raid by 20%, stacks with other crusher tentacles so these must go down fast. Melee-ing these will interrupt their aura but they gain a temporary buff that increases their damage and attack speed when they are hit so this is dangerous if they are being DPS'd.

Corruptor Tentacle: Casts various debuffs, Curse of Doom, Apathy, Draining Poison and Black Plague. Dispellers will need to be on the ball. These are interruptable.

Constrictor Tentacle: These have very little HP and appear underneath random players, grab them and hoist them into the air doing damage every few seconds until killed.

Influence Tentacle: These are only inside Yogg-Saron's visions disguised as figures that fit in with the vision. Hitting them will reflect 60% of your damage back on you.

Sara will hover above Yogg-Saron's main body casting various abilities such as Psychosis, Brain Link and Malady of the Mind as well as Death Ray which is similar to Kologarn's Eye Beam but will instantly kill you on being touched.

60 seconds into phase 2, and then 20 seconds after each brain phase, Yogg-Saron will open portals into his brain (4 on normal, 10 on heroic), assign good melee DPS and one healer to take the portals. Do not take the portal if your sanity is low you will lose sanity the longer you are below. You will see one of three random illusion rooms along with some disguised tentacles and laughing skulls floating around the room. The skulls cast Lunatic Gaze so you must strafe around the room with your back to the skulls at all times. The illusion will shatter once you kill all the tentacles in the room. Melee must then run into the brain room and try to get some DPS on the brain before taking the portal back up. The Brain begins a 60 second induce madness cast when the portals open so the melee must complete their task and get whatever DPS they can on the brain within 60 seconds or they will emerge from Yogg-Saron's mind insane. After four portal phases the spawn rate of Yogg-Saron's tentacles increases to levels completely impossible to keep up with.

Phase 2 ends when the Brain hits 30%. This removes the invulnerability from Yogg-Saron's main body.

Phase Three: This is a burn phase, if you took three portal phases to defeat Yogg-Saron's Brain the 15-minute hard berserk timer on the encounter will become a very constricting factor and you will generally have no more than 5-6 minutes to complete this phase before Yogg-Saron berserks and one shots the entire raid. Yogg-Saron will have 16.5 million HP left on 25-man and 3.3 million HP on 10-man. Tentacles will stop spawning, any up will remain. Faceless Immortal Guardians that hit very hard will spawn very rapidly in this phase. You must pick up and kill the Immortal Guardians while also keeping enough DPS on Yogg-Saron to kill him within 5 minutes. Yogg-Saron will begin to cast Lunatic Gaze in this phase so DPS must be ready to avert their eyes. Yogg-Saron will also heal the faceless ones with empowering shadows. It is recommended to save Bloodlust/Heroism for this phase.

When the raid is not using Thorim it is important to remember that the Immortal Guardians hit for less the lower their HP is. So it is likely still not possible to ignore the Guardians and burn down Yogg-Saron as they hit VERY hard at full HP (25k a swing) and will quickly destroy your tanks. Rather you will still need to burn down the Guardians, but they will not die and Yogg-Saron's empowering shadows will heal them back up requiring you to DPS them down again thus making the 15-minute enrage timer very constricting.

Loot

10-man
Inv chest chain 03
Inv chest chain 03
Inv chest chain 03
Inv sword 136
Inv weapon crossbow 33
Inv staff 92
Inv helmet 96
Inv weapon shortblade 79
Inv pants mail 15
Inv jewelry necklace ahnqiraj 02
Inv crown 13
Inv axe 101
Inv boots cloth 14


10-man - Hard Mode
Inv shoulder 25
Inv mace 91
Inv mace 93
Inv jewelry ring 29
Inv belt 37c


25-man
Inv shoulder 22
Inv shoulder 22
Inv shoulder 22
Inv misc gem bloodstone 03
Inv chest mail 03
Inv chest leather 13
Inv helmet 136
Inv mace 93
Inv helmet 100.tga
Inv jewelry ring 54
Inv misc cape 16
Inv jewelry ring 80
Inv weapon shortblade 80
Inv misc ahnqirajtrinket 05
Inv ingot titansteel red3030


25-man - Hard Mode
Inv weapon halberd 30
Inv pants leather 28
Inv jewelry ring 76
Spell holy improvedresistanceauras
Inv boots cloth 17


Quotes

Phase One (Sara):

  • The time to strike at the head of the beast will soon be upon us! Focus your anger and hatred on his minions!
  • Yes! YES! Show them no mercy! Give no pause to your attacks!
  • Let hatred and rage guide your blows!

Player dies (Sara):

  • Could they have been saved?
  • Powerless to act...

Phase One wipe (Sara):

  • Weak-minded fools!

Transforming (Phase Two):

  • Sara: I am the lucid dream.
  • Sara: The monster in your nightmares.
  • Sara and Yogg-Saron: The fiend of a thousand faces.
  • Sara and Yogg-Saron: Cower before my true form.
  • Yogg-Saron: BOW DOWN BEFORE THE GOD OF DEATH!

Phase Two (Sara):

  • Tremble mortals before the coming of the end!
  • Suffocate upon your own HATE!

Killing a player:

  • Eternal suffering awaits!

Whispers to insane players:

  • Your will is no longer you own...
  • Destroy them minion, your master commands it!

Creating a vision:

  • MADNESS WILL CONSUME YOU!
The Tortured Champion vision:
  • Prisoner: AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
  • Lich King: Your resilience... is admirable...
  • Prisoner: *Choking* I... AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU!
  • Lich King: I will break you as I broke him.
  • Yogg-Saron: He will learn, no king rules forever! Only death is eternal!
  • Yogg-Saron: <foreign language>
The Forging of the Demon Soul vision:
  • Neltharion: It is done... All have been given that which must be given. I now seal the Dragon Soul forever...
  • Ysera: That terrible glow, should that be?
  • Neltharion: For it to be as it must, yes.
  • Malygos: It is a weapon like no other... It must be like no other.
  • Yogg-Saron: His brood learned their lesson before too long, you shall soon learn yours!
The Assassination of King Llane vision:
  • Yogg-Saron: A thousand deaths; or one murder.
  • Yogg-Saron: Your petty quarrels only make me stronger!
  • Garona Halforcen: Bad news sire. The clans are united under Blackhand in this assault.
  • Garona Halforcen: They will stand together until Stormwind has fallen. Gul'dan is bringing up his warlocks by nightfall. Until then the Blackrock clan will be trying to take the eastern wall.
  • King Llane: We will hold until the reinforcements come. As long as men with stout hearts are manning the walls and throne Stormwind will hold.
  • Garona Halforcen: The orc leaders agree with your assessment.

Phase Three start:

  • Look upon the true face of death and know that your end comes soon!

Casting Lunatic Gaze:

  • Hoohehehahahaha... AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Death:

Yogg-Saron Script files

Sara

/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Aggro01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Help01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Help02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Insanity01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Prefight01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Prefight02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Slay01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Slay02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Special01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_FemaleYogg_Special02.wav")

Yogg-Saron

/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_PhaseTwo01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_PhaseThree01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Death01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Insanity01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Insanity02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Slay01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Slay02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_Tentacle01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisOne01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisOne02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisOne03.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisThree01.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisThree02.wav")
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\YoggSaron\\UR_YoggSaron_YSVisTwo03.wav")

Related Achievements

Hard Modes

Realm First

Videos

10-man encounter

Yogg-Saron phase 1-2 wipe learning the encounter from scratch.

Yogg-Saron phase 3 and kill.

25-man encounter


Notes

He was first killed on heroic normal (all 4 keepers helping) by Ensidia on April 16, 2009.

The European Guild Irae AD first achieved Money achievement Heroic: One Light in the Darkness.

To date no guild has completed Money achievement Heroic: Alone in the Darkness.

References

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