BWD: The Elevator Boss

Don’t mock me for writing this strat.  The Elevator Boss has claimed many lives, including several members of SiB.  It may have even claimed some of them more than once.

Tips and Tricks:

As I discovered personally, the engineer’s habit of reaching for his parachute in times of crisis will not serve you well here.  While it’s true you will not splatter on the ground, you will slowly…casually…glide right into the lava.  Where you will die.  And you will not be able to be rezzed by a snickering guildie and you will have to run your arse right back into the instance to brave the elevator again.  I can only imagine that levitate or slowfall will have the same result without perfect timing.

Trying to heroic leap off the elevator early to show off how awesome you are will, more often than not, result in you making an awesome blood smear.  Right Pix?

For the highest chance of not dying, stop on the edge of the elevator platform and wait patiently.  Do not tab out–this is not a dawdling elevator.  By the time you belatedly look over from your 2nd monitor and 4chan to realize that it’s there, you will wander off the edge only to find that it has already left.  Wait and run onto the platform as soon as you see it, especially if you’re laggy.

Levitating someone else to make them float into the lava pit/splatter is cruel.  Hilarious, but cruel.  Lifegrip can also be abused in amusing ways, proving that priests are OP and need to be nerfed.

Someone else with more forethought than I was kind enough to provide images for this tough boss encounter!  You can find them here.  Or here, here, and here if the WoW forums are blocked but you can see imageshack.

Remember, avoiding higher repair bills can be as good as loot!

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  1. #1 by Nebet on February 23, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    Thank you very much for the lulz! It is difficult to not break out into guffaws at work…

  2. #2 by Bith on February 23, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    This boss claims my soul often because I lag a lot (dunno how we got a Nef kill with this) so that when the elevator appears to be at the top for me, it is actually already departing according to the server and I tend to fall straight through the elevator to my death

  3. #3 by Saeric on February 24, 2011 - 11:46 am

    I have actually gotten pretty good at levitating myself off the ledge, the key is to angle yourself so that you float to a point along the rim of the lava :)

    My deaths tend to come when I slightly miscalculate my angle, panic because I am headed over the lava, and try to quickly release levitate and reapply it before *splat*… res please?

  4. #4 by Shuraa on February 24, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    People have died SO MUCH to the Elevator boss that Patch 4.1 is introducing a way to track how often it happened to you.

    I thought it was funny, if potentially shameful. I try too much to just leap off and Heroic Leap to the ground (like the old Charge approach) negating all fall damage since I ‘jumped’. The slightest bit of delay and I am a stain on the floor, and I had a fair few of those.

  5. #5 by Vidyala on February 25, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    Our other mage likes to slowfall and hit his rocket boots so that he sails clear across the lava and lands at the door. He just about died laughing yesterday when our (also engineering) warrior tried to imitate him and wound up a very dead warrior, not at all across the lava. “Because you didn’t have SLOWFALL,” he guffawed.

    As a mage you can leap off with slowfall and use Blink to land rather than drifting into lava, but that doesn’t really work for other folks. Mostly I just stand there and wait.

  6. #6 by Nefernet on March 10, 2011 - 5:09 am

    Ahahah, we have a laugh every night with this. Some people seem to particularly like wiping on that one, whatever the character they are playing.

    I think the biggest laugh we had with that one was yesterday during our alt raid. We were having a few problems with the trash, you know the pack with two dogs, our tanks who usually don’t play tanks had a few aggro problems and we began to wipe. I decided I didn’t want to die and run out, took the elevator, and run out or the instance.

    Except the big one followed me, managed to take the elevator too, and was stuck on top floor when the rest of the raid entered the instance.
    Look, even the mobs know you have to wait for the elevator, they are better than us, they don’t splash on the floor like *insert guildie’s name* !
    Oh Look, even the DOG can use the elevator safely !

    And sure enough, one of the dog was on the elevator joining the fun…
    It took 5 minutes for our main tankadin to stop laughing on TS…

  7. #7 by Fendrel on June 27, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Hope the elevator gets nerfed in 4.2

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