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#12961386 Jan 03, 2017 at 02:39 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
GM
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Dvorak gaming website has an awesome write up that i found.

Skorpyron: https://www.dvorakgaming.com/world-of-warcraft/guides/boss-guides/nighthold/dps/skorpyron/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SG0zNMGIMc

Skorpyron, DPS Guide
Patch 7.1
Updated
Jan 02, 2017
Skorpyron Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a DPS-focused strategy for Skorpyron in The Nighthold. While it's tailored for DPS, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @VirendraDG.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities
Normal and Heroic

Skorpyron is a one-phase fight.

Skorpyron's lair is constantly spawns scorpid adds.

Crystalline Scorpid will use Energy Surge, an attack that deals damage and an additional DOT that stacks.
In Heroic mode, Volatile Scorpid spawn, causing other scorpid around them to gain a haste buff.
Boon of the Scorpid buffs active scorpids with a 5% damage increase. This effect can stack.
Shrouded: scorpid adds are immune to AoE damage until they enter the actual combat area from Call of the Scorpid.
Skorpyron's Abilities

Skorpyron has 25 stacks of a Chitinous Exoskeleton buff that reduces damage taken by 25%. As Skorpyron takes more damage, he loses stacks of the buff.
When a piece of the exoskeleton breaks off, a Crystalline Fragments is launched at a location, dealing AoE damage when it lands. Move away from any impact locations.
After Skorpyron loses all stacks of his armor, he gains Exoskeletal Vulnerability where he is stunned and takes 45% increased damage for 15 seconds.
Skorpyron will then regrow an Infused Exoskeleton and gain a damage buff.
Skorpyron will periodically use Shockwave, which deals damage and knocks players back. However, this attack can be avoided by moving behind a Broken Shard from the chipped exoskeleton. Shockwave destroys any Broken Shards on the field.
Focused Blast will randomly target a player and send out a shockwave that deals damage and stuns. Being hit by subsequent Focused Blast increases the stun duration.
Skorpyron's Arcanoslash hits all players 18 yards in front of him for massive damage. Non-tanks should avoid this 18 yard zone at all times.
DPS Strategy
Scorpid adds are constantly spawning in this fight. They need to be dealt with right away, as any ability that buffs them will make the fight exponentially harder.
In addition to the scorpid adds, players must avoid as many of Skorpyron's abilities as possible. Wrangling countless scorpids, dodging abilities, and then hiding behind Broken Shard can get hectic very quickly.
Due to Exoskeletal Vulnerability, I'd recommend saving strong DPS cooldowns like Heroism/Bloodlust/Time Warp for the first time his armor breaks.

Healing Strategy
Healing this fight is relatively simple and shouldn't require any well-timed use of cooldowns to survive a mechanic if everything is handled properly.

As Chitinous Exoskeleton is broken, be aware of the moderate damage being done to the group as the Broken Shard land.
On Mythic, be prepared to use a group-healing cooldown to survive the extra damage from Acidic Fragments.
Be aware of the increased damage on the tanks when Scorpid adds are present
Debuffs to Track
(Optional) Focused Blast can be tracked so you know who is stunned and may require extra healing from being hit by other mechanics.
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#12994820 Jan 16, 2017 at 11:18 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
Raider
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So looking at it from a Melee dps perspective i want to stick on boss but cleave once little scorpion adds come out but get away when fire scorpion(still dont know if he spawns in herioc wowhead says he does) add dies to avoid the aoe damage he does when he dies. never be in front of boss, dodge focused blast cause if i get hit more than once the stun gets longer increasing my chance at dying. and get behind pillar during shockwave.

just clarifying for my own sake what i think i'm gonna do lol
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