How To Make Grim Batol Suck Less

Protip: stop sucking.

Wait, you want something more helpful than that?  Pfft. 

I’ve done GB waaay too often (GRIM BATOL, FOREVER) although only once on heroic, but it doesn’t take a genius like myself to see that a pro bombing run makes a world of difference.


Look, someone even made a YouTube video.  If you haven’t done the instance so often you know exactly what path you walk, don’t worry.  YOU WILL. 

The easiest way is to focus on one side at a time–say the left side on the way up, the right on the way back.  Doing that should be able to visually trace your path and easily hit only the important groups.  Don’t forget pats!  Once you’ve done the quest ignore the troggs in the middle.  You can firebomb from a surprising distance away, so you can keep plugging away at the groups for a bit instead of wasting time on mobs you never actually touch.

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  1. #1 by celendus on January 17, 2011 - 11:59 am

    Other tips:
    – Don’t click the bomb button; it’s always 1.
    – When flying over the troggs and when turning around, take a moment to pitch the camera ahead to get in an extra couple hits.
    – Don’t worry about hitting the drakecallers (individual pats); unless your tank likes standing in fire, these pulls are always trivial already.

  2. #2 by shadanzi on January 18, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    PRO diagram! It actually does look like that if you think about it. Another Protip: Don’t try and kill the boss, it doesn’t work :(

  3. #3 by potatoe on January 18, 2011 - 4:57 pm

    alt+z hides your interface (action bars, addons, minimap, etc.), making it easier to see your targets.
    combining this with pressing number 1 helps.

    at the end of the run your interface can be restored with another alt+z.



  4. #4 by Katherine on January 18, 2011 - 10:41 pm

    Ooh, thanks potatoe, that’s a tip I needed.

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