Analyzing Serenity and Method versus Mythic Trilliax kill videos

To be prepared is half the victory, as they say. As my guild (Utopia US Aman’Thul) looks to tackle the third boss of Mythic Nighthold tomorrow, I think it would be a good idea to garner insights from the videos of the top World of Warcraft guilds in the world right now.

Image credits go to the awesome guys at FatBoss Youtube Channel.

Fight Sequence

0:00 1st Cleaner Phase

Split the raid up and assign players to both sides. Method did it evenly but Serenity assigned 5 players right and everybody else left. Serenity’s strategy might be to stack more people together for easy healing during Maniac Phase.

0:00 Fight Starts. Heroism on pull. Berserk in 9 minutes.
0:10 Toxic Slice
0:38 Toxic Slice

0:45 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 8+8 = 16

0:45 1st Maniac Phase

Raid damage starts ramping up due to Mana Rupture, which persists throughout Annihilation.

0:48 Arcing Bonds, lasts for 30 seconds
1:05 Annihilation (4 seconds from leap to casting, 16 seconds to channel)
1:25 Annihilation ends

1:25 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 16-8 = 8

1:25 1st Caretaker Phase

Ranged and healers to immediately move out to the sides after Annihilation ends so as to limit the number of Arcane Seepages in the middle. Also, do not immediately eat the Succulent Feasts. Give priority to players with Sterilize which happens in the Cleaner Phase shortly.

1:30 Succulent Feast 4x
1:35 Tidy up — 8 Scrubbers

1:38 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 8

1:38 2nd Cleaner Phase

There will be a total of 20 different cakes — 4 feasts and 16 slices. But you probably cannot expect your tanks to eat the slices. As the Scrubbers will be around when toxic slices spawn, expect them to eat a couple of cakes. In any case, do your best to eat the cakes before scrubbers do. Use stun + sterilise to easily drain mana from scrubbers completely.

1:40 Sterilize cast on 3 targets, lasts for 40 seconds
- Sterilize gets priority on Succulent Feast 4x

1:45 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 8–8+4 = 4

1:50 Toxic Slice (Alert: Scrubbers around!)
2:18 Toxic Slice (Alert: Scrubbers around!)

2:23 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 4+8+8=20

2:23 2nd Maniac Phase

Cleaner Imprint will spawn in this phase. Comparing Serenity and Method’s video, I think it is best to use second potion and damage cooldowns to bring down the Imprint before it gets a chance to spawn a second set of toxic slices. A second set would mean we would need to deal with Cleansing Rage.

2:26 Arcing Bonds, last for 30 seconds
2:30 Cleaner Imprint with 212.8m health
2:43 Annihilation
2:49 Toxic Slice from Cleaner Imprint
3:03 Annihilation ends, raid to eat toxic slices from Cleaner Imprint

3:03 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 20–4–8+8=16

3:03 2nd Caretaker Phase

3:06 Toxic Slice from Cleaner Imprint, if still alive
3:07 Succulent Feast 4x
3:13 Tidy Up — 8 Scrubbers

3:13 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 16

3:17 3rd Cleaner Phase

This is the part where it starts to get more and more difficult to consume the toxic slices, as almost everybody will have the “Stuffed” debuff rolling.

3:18 Sterilize cast on 3 targets, lasts for 40 seconds

3:28 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 16–8+4=12

3:29 Toxic Slice (Alert: Scrubbers around!)

3:30 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 12+8=20

3:50 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 20–8=12

3:56 Toxic Slice (Alert: Scrubbers around!)

4:00 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 12+8=20

4:01 3rd Maniac Phase

4:04 Arcing Bonds, lasts for 30 seconds

4:20 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 20–4=16

4:21 Annihilation
4:41 Annihilation ends

4:41 Approximate number of players with Stuffed Debuff: 16–8=8

4:41 3rd Caretaker Phase

4:46 Succulent Feast 4x
4:51 Tidy Up — 8 Scrubbers

4:54 4th Cleaner Phase

Maniac Imprint spawns in this phase. Use healing cooldowns to survive the additional damage from the Imprint’s Mana Rupture. Consider the option of focusing all damage on Trilliax if his health is low.

4:55 Sterilize cast on 3 targets, lasts for 40 seconds
5:04 Maniac Imprint
5:07 Toxic Slice (Alert: Scrubbers around!)

Boss dies around this time.

To summarize,

  1. There are always 8 Toxic Slices (“bad food”), 4 Succulent Feasts (“good food”) and 3 Sterilize targets per cast.
  2. Make sure to consume all toxic slices in the second Cleaner Phase before the Cleaner Imprint spawns in the subsequent second Maniac Phase around the 2:30 minute mark. Cleaner Imprint will cast Cleansing Rage if there are any toxic slices remaining.
  3. Save second potion and damage cooldowns for the Cleaner Imprint. Do not let the Cleaner Imprint cast his second set of Toxic Slice!
  4. You are slowed by 30% after consuming a slice or feast. This can be deadly during Annihilation.
  5. Tanks may be required to consume toxic slices, but this increases their overall damage taken from Trilliax, taxing the healers further.
  6. Do not consume Succulent Feast the moment they spawn. Give priority to players with Sterilize.
  7. Use defensive cooldowns to jump onto Scrubbers who are casting Cleansing Destruction, if you do not have the Succulent Feast Shield.
  8. When the second set of Toxic Slice spawns during the Cleaner Phase, players with “Sterilize” debuff can temporarily move away from Scrubbers to remove the 70% movement speed boost you give to Scrubbers. Also, Scrubbers can be stunned.
  9. Let the first set of Scrubbers die off around 2:20 minute mark so that the entire raid can focus burning down the Cleaner Imprint (2:30).
  10. Let the second set of Scrubbers die off around 4:10 minute mark so that the entire raid can focus on surviving Annihilation (4:20).