The key to delivering a dynamic boss strat is to not read straight off the wikipedia page, which is something that I personally have been inflicted with time and again. Rather than saying “The mobs will cast Spell With Some Name Someone Thought Sounded Cool, which will put an effect on the ground causing Eleventy Billion Plus One damage, so DPS should be sure to move out of it,” say “GET OUT OF THE FUCKING POKEBALLS.” I can promise you, your raid will pay more attention. Iv’e posted tidbits of my off-the-cuff raid explanations before, but now I’ll start writing them out for everyone to enjoy!
Another important thing: if there’s only one or two people new to a fight, don’t explain the whole god damned thing. The warlock doesn’t give a shit about how it’s to be tanked, okay? Also, MONOTONES ARE BAD, OKAY.
Don’t forget humor!
Flame Leviathan – AKA LootMobile
Things the Boss Does:
Flame Vents – Shoots fire at people
Battering Ram – …batters people and makes things more ouchy (stacking debuff)
Chases Demos and Siege Engines
Your job is to destroy towers and kite the boss!
Driver’s can ram, electroshock, and steam rush. Ram the buildings for to make them go boom. Electroshock is an interrupt-use it on the giant dudes (Iron Colossus) when they are casting Ground Slam and on Flame Leviathan when he flame vents. Steam Rush is good for mowing down crowds!
Passengers use their anti-air rockets against ROFLcopters. Cannons…hurt things. Shield Generator is something to pop when the boss is about to go OMNOMNOM on your face.
Your job is to shoot shit and run the fuck away from the boss.
The driver will spent most of the time driving around slowly and using the number 1 button, Hurl Boulder. When the boss hits Overload, then spam your second button, Hurl Pyrite Barrel. Generally speaking one hardly ever rams shit, but if something is eating your face, make it go away! Your last button flings your passenger at the boss. HAVING THE BOSS TARGETED IS IMPORTANT.
Passenger’s fire their cannon at things, and can shoot down pyrite and grab it with Grab Crate. Reload ammo…reloads ammo. Stock up on pyrite as you go-5 barrels is good. Increased speed is what you use when the boss turns to you and says HI and you’re way too close because your driver is a fucking scrub. Lastly, when the boss is safely chasing a Siege Engine, load yourself up so you can hurtle towards the boss at hopefully non-fatal velocities. Once up there, kill the shit out of the turrets.
You are squishy, but you have a very important job, okay? You run around and honk your Sonic Horn at shit. You can also drop tar, which other people can set on fire. YAY BURNING. Speed Boost gets you out of trouble when you’re a scrub. The first aid kit is for healing your passenger.
Your main job on the boss is to dart around in front of him dropping tar. Your most important job, however, is picking up the poor saps that we chuck at the boss. Zoom zoom over to them, heal them, and then deliver them back to their siege engines. If you don’t do this they will die and bitch at you.
The Boss In General
Right before the fight hit the circular repair pads, ‘cause full health is good.
During the fight, kite him around the outside of the square and stay out of fires. Every 30 seconds he’ll switch to a new demo/siege engine target and chase them around. If you’re it, GTFO. When he’s in Overload, shoot him harder. Kill and collect loot. GG!
He has hardmodes. Leaving towers up makes stuff hurt more. More on that maybe when I’ve actually tried them or at least read them…