Kanrethad: A Very Detailed Guide - (ilvl 486)

90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Kanrethad

I apologize for the wall of text, but the point was trying to be as precise as possible


In this guide you will find a step by step, exact approach for the best ways for taking on each of Kanrethad phases. Feel free to skip right to the part where you think you might need a different approach.

Suggestions are welcome

A. Guide Formatting
B. Pre-Fight
C. Talents
D. Must-Have Glyphs
E. Macros
F. Guide Image
G. Buffs
H. Getting Ready
I. Fight!
J. Important Notes
K. Your Buffs
L. Kanrethad's Debuffs

A. Guide formatting:

Your spells: Bold
Pit Lord spells: Underlined
Kanrethad's spells: Italic

B. Pre-Fight:

C. Talents:
Soul Leech
Shadowfury
Soul Link
Unbound Will
Grimoire of Sacrifice
Kil'jaeden's Cunning

D. Must-Have Glyphs:
Glyph of Enslave Demon (Minor)
Glyph of Siphon Life (Major)
Glyph of Soul Consumption (Major)

E. Macros:
/target Pit Lord
/target Wild Imp
/target Doom Lord

F. Guide Image:

http://oi46.tinypic.com/14wya6s.jpg

G. Buffs:
1. Food buff (Preferably braised turtle or banquet of the pot)
+ Drums of Forgotten Kings (thanks to Ninkasi for pointing that out)
2. Soul stone
3. Flask of the Warm Sun
4. Water Breathing
5. Dark Intent
6. Sacrifice Imp

H. Getting Ready:
7. Set up a Demonic Portal at the center right of the chains, above biggest hole (see image)
8. Set up a Demonic Circle: Teleport behind forward left pillar (see image)
9. Summon
10. Target Kanrethad and Set focus
11. Wait for him to stop moving have Rain of Fire ready

I. Fight!:
12. As soon as he stops moving countdown to 4 then cast Rain of Fire on his head
13. Pop Demon Soul ( and any other CDs you have, I personally use Herbalism's Lifeblood and Kafa Press)
14. Curse of Elements + Immolate
15. 2x Conflagrate 5x Incinerate 2x Chaos Bolt
16. Start normal dps rotation while he summons Pit Lord
17. Shadowfury stun the Pit Lord as soon as he comes out
18. Cast Enslave Demon on Pit Lord
19. Resume normal dps rotation while instructing Pit Lord to attack Kanrethad
20. As soon as Kanrethad begins casting Curse of Ultimate Doom, start casting Chaos Bolt on him and Interrupt Charge him with the Pit Lord
21. Dps + dispel while staying around your portal, use Singe Magic and Unbound Will to dispel dots on you whenever they're off cool down
22. Use the portal to LoS when he starts casting Chaos Bolt, then run back to him while DPSing as soon as he finishes casting
23. As soon as Charge has 2 seconds or less to come off cooldown, start a Chaos Bolt followed by a quick Conflagrate on Kanrethad while Charging him
24. Use all embers to Chaos Bolt him
25. Resume normal dps + dispel rotation
26. As soon as he begins summoning wild imps lay 3x Rain of Fire on his portal and in front of it
27. Use the target Wild imps macro to target the imps and cast Fel Flame Breath on them
28. 2x Chaos Bolt while Charging Kanrethad
29. Rain of Fire then Fel Flame Breath the imps again
30. Keep Chaos Bolting Kanrethad while around your portal till he begins casting Chaos Bolt, use your Pit Lords heal (Demonic Siphon) whenever needed
31. Use your portal to LoS Kanrethad's Chaos Bolt
32. Run back to Kanrethad while casting Rain of Fire on any remaining imps
33. Interrupt Charge his Cataclysm and place a Rain of Fire where he's standing
34. Dps+dispel rotation while conserving embers while walking a little to the left of his portal (see image - "Fel Hunter Kite Position")
35. As soon as he starts summoning Fel hunters place 3x Rain of Fire on and around his portal while Charging him, then pop Demon Soul
36. As soon as the first Fel Hunter appears, target it and Chaos Bolt it while walking backwards towards the far right wall (see image)
37. While you are casting Chaos Bolt the second Fel hunter will appear, target it mid cast then cast the second Chaos Bolt on it while still moving backwards. Then cast Havoc on it
38. Return targeting to first Fel hunter and Chaos Bolt him
39. Chaos bolt the third Fel hunter and finish him off quickly with Incinerate/Conflagrate
40. Get within range of your Demonic Circle: Teleport and use it as soon as Kanrethad starts casting Chaos Bolt
41. After teleporting, refresh your Demonic Circle: Teleport in the same place while Kanrethad is still casting Chaos Bolt
42. Run to Kanrethad, dps + dispel
43. Interrupt Charge his Cataclysm while placing a Rain of Fire on him
44. Dps + dispel rotation
45. He starts summoning a doom lord
46. As soon as Charge has 2 seconds to get off cooldown, start casting Chaos Bolt and Charge him
47. Dps + dispel
48. As soon as the doom lord comes out, use the target doom lord macro then Banish it
49. Dps + dispel Kanrethad near your portal
50. Use the portal to LoS his Chaos Bolt
51. When he's done casting, run back to him while using the target doom macro to unbanish then rebanish the doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
52. Dps + dispel Kanrethad
53. Cast Rain of Fire on him when he starts cataclysm
54. Interrupt Charge his cataclysm
55. Dps + dispel Kanrethad
56. As soon as he runs to his portal to summon wild imps, use the target doom lord macro, to repeat the unbanish rebanish process ( to refresh Banish duration) while Charging Kanrethad with your Pit Lord
57. Cast 3x Rain of Fire on and in front of his portal while using the target wild imps macro to cast Fel Flame Breath on the imps
58. Cast 2x Chaos Bolt on Kanrethad, use Pit Lord heal (Demonic Siphon) and Unending Resolve when needed
59. Refresh your Rain of Fire on the imps
60. Cast 2-3x Chaos Bolt on Kanrethad while staying near your portal
61. Use your portal to LoS his Chaos Bolt
62. When he's done casting, run back to him while using the target doom macro to unbanish then rebanish the doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
63. Use Rain of Fire on any remaining imps
64. Dps + dispel while conserving embers
65. When Kanrethad starts casting Cataclysm place a Rain of Fire on his head
66. Interrupt Charge his Cataclysm
67. Dps + dispel while conserving embers while walking a little to the left of his portal (see image - "Fel Hunter Kite Position")
68. When he runs to his portal to summon Fel hunters place 3x Rain of Fire on and around his portal then pop Demon Soul
69. Target the first Fel hunter, Chaos Bolt him while walking backwards to the right wall all the while targeting the second Fel hunter mid cast
70. Chaos Bolt the second Fel hunter + Havoc
71. Retarget the first Fel hunter and start casting Chaos Bolt on him
72. This time the third Fel hunter will always dispel your Enslave on the Pit Lord as opposed to the first Fel hunter phase. So while you cast Chaos Bolt on the first Fel hunter (step 71) use your target Pit Lord macro
73. When you finish casting Chaos Bolt cast Fear on the Pit Lord
74. Chaos Bolt the third Fel hunter then burn him down with Conflagrate and Incinerate
75. Use your Demonic circle:lT: Teleport[/b] to avoid Kanrethad's Chaos Bolt
76. When he's done casting, quickly cast Enslave Demon on the Pit Lord then run back to him while using the target doom macro to unbanish then rebanish the doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
77. Place a Rain of Fire on Kanrethad's head
78. Interrupt Charge his cataclysm
79. Dps + dispel
80. When he runs to his portal to summon a second doom lord, Charge should have around 2 seconds to come off cooldown, start casting 1x Chaos Bolt + Conflagrate on him while Charging
81. Use the target doom macro to unbanish then rebanish the doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
82. Fear the second doom lord as soon as it comes out of the portal
83. Dps + dispel while staying near your portal
84. Use your portal to LoS his Chaos Bolt
85. When he's done casting, run back to him while using the target doom macro to refresh Fear on the second doom lord then unbanish - rebanish the first doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
86. Dps + dispel
87. When he starts casting Cataclysm put a Rain of Fire on his head
88. Interrupt Charge him
89. Dps+dispel
90. When he runs to his portal to summon imps use the target doom lord macro to refresh Fear on the second doom lord then unbanish - rebanish the first doom lord ( to refresh Banish duration)
91. Cast 3x Rain of Fire on and in front of his portal while using the target wild imps macro to cast Fel Flame Breath on the imps
92. He should be at 7 mil health, when he is, pop your Doom Guard, pop all defensive cooldowns spam 4x Shadowburn while near your portal
93. Refresh Rain of Fire on the imps while using the target wild imps macro to cast Fel Flame breath on the imps
94. Spam Shadowburn till he drops, but if you can't kill him in time and he starts casting a Chaos Bolt, Charge Interrupt it and get more Shadowburns in while using any and all defensive/healing cooldowns to keep you alive ( don't forget the Pit Lord's heal)
95. Congratulations on your green fire!

J. Important notes:

1. Always use Singe Magic and Unbound Will as soon as they're off cooldown
2. Never use the Pit Lord's Fel Flame Breath except on the imps because it dispels Kanrethad's +15% damage taken debuff
3. Don't forget to use the Pit Lord heal whenever necessary or convenient
4. "Dps + dispel" means do your normal dps rotation while using the dispels mentioned in point (1)
5. "Dps + dispel while conserving embers" means do your normal dps rotation and don't use any ember consuming spells
6. You can add an extra Fel Flame Breath on the imps while running back to Kanrethad if necessary

K. Your buffs:
1. Kanrethad casts backfire on you, which increases all shadow and fire damage you deal by 25% Try not to dispel it unless hampered by DoTs

L. Kanrethad's debuffs

1. Charge increases his damage taken by 100% for its duration
2. Aura of omnipotence increases his damage taken by 15% for its duration
Edited by Atiesh on 3/11/2013 9:07 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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(reserved)

And I apologize for the wall of text, but the point was trying to be as precise as possible
Edited by Atiesh on 3/11/2013 10:47 AM PDT
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90 Worgen Warlock
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Do you place your pit lord anywhere during the fel hunter phase or do you have him on the boss?
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Keep him on the boss. Using this method the Felhunters won't dispel your enslave the first time. They'll dispel it the second time but you'll be ready to counter that
Edited by Atiesh on 3/11/2013 11:32 AM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Great guide thanks for this!

One question. In the talents list. Did you really mean to list Soul Link as a talent to take for this fight?


Yes. When you take Soul link with Grimoire of Sacrifice you get a 20% Health increase
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90 Pandaren Monk
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Great guide thanks for this!

One question. In the talents list. Did you really mean to list Soul Link as a talent to take for this fight?


Yes. When you take Soul link with Grimoire of Sacrifice you get a 20% Health increase


Were you soul linking with the Pit Lord, or just making use of the passive health increase?
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Yes. When you take Soul link with Grimoire of Sacrifice you get a 20% Health increase


Were you soul linking with the Pit Lord, or just making use of the passive health increase?


Just for the passive health increase, I find it easier to use than Dark Bargain and Sacrificial Pact which have long cooldowns and sudden drops in health
Edited by Atiesh on 3/11/2013 2:11 PM PDT
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90 Undead Warlock
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Drums of the forgotten kings, 4% intellect increase
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100 Undead Warlock
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Im going to re read this a few times to gt it memorized then give it a try.

Thank you for the step-by-step. Been waiting fro one this detailed.
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90 Gnome Warlock
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Thanks been wanting this
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Were you soul linking with the Pit Lord, or just making use of the passive health increase?


Just for the passive health increase, I find it easier to use than Dark Bargain and Sacrificial Pact which have long cooldowns and sudden drops in health


how does it work? i tested it on one of my demons and didnt get a health increase, does it work diffrently on the lord?
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90 Goblin Warlock
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You need the GoSac talent with it I do believe.
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90 Gnome Warlock
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Now you would need to GrimoSac because of the imp's dispell only because dark intent now gives Stam buff that the imp used to
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100 Undead Warlock
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no it doesnt.
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Is it possible to teleport back in after repairing? It keeps telling me I can't do that right now. If I leave the scenario and queue up again will it start me at stage 1?
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