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Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Chimaeron of Blackwing Descent


By now you've realized that we've been dealing dragons in all the raids we've covered so far in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. And generally, us Hunters couldn't be happier because most of their attacks are melee-based (sucks to be a melee in this expansion it seems). And today, we'll be talking about another dragon (sort of), and it's the dual-headed Chimaeron.
 

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Maloriak of Blackwing Descent


And so here we are again with another episode of Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding. We've just broken the sound barrier in the Atramedes encounter, and now we're up against the very person/dragon behind the blind drake's unfortunate condition: Nefarian's version of Professor Putricide, Maloriak (no, he's not related to Pokemon's Marowak in any way).

In essence, the Maloriak encounter is a tank-and-spank fight where players need to be aware of certain basic mechanics once it commences. But for the Hunter, it's basically stay in range away from other players, kill the adds when needed, DPS the boss hard, and GTFO of fire (as you may have noticed, Hunters barely have to do anything at all in raid encounters except for the usuals). And unlike the Atramedes encounter, there's no special mechanic here that can jeopardize your chances of success as a whole. Simple enough, so let's get started.

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Atramedes of Blackwing Descent


As we push our campaign inside the trecherous halls of the Blackwing Descent, we realize that our victories over the demented worm, Magmaw, and the torrential Omnotron Defense System, were but minor feats. Now as we go through the deeper confines as we inch closer to Nefarian, we face yet another daunting task of taking down one of his minions.
 
However, this particular boss is beyond anything we've encountered before. If you haven't confronted Cho'gall yet, then this fight is probably the most unique one you'll get into in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, yet. And as you hold on to your bows and arrows and rally along with your raid members, the only way to beat this enemy is to break the sound barrier. Welcome to the Atramedes encounter.
 

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Omnotron Defense System of Black Wing Descent


And we're back for another episode of Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding. We last fought the vilest and most-likely-to-file-a-complaint-on-animal-abuse worm that ever graced World of Warcraft yet, Magmaw; and now we're going up against another battle that's blocking our way into finally killing Nefarian, the Omnotron Defense System.
 
Fancy name, huh? The Omnotron Defense System is a council-type encounter comprised of four bosses with a shared health pool. And unlike the Ascendant Council, you will only face one boss at a time, though there are some mechanics involved that you should be aware of. There are no phases in this fight, and it seems like there are no enrage timers, so this fight spells E-A-S-Y as long as you are well aware of their abilities and when or when not to attack the boss. So let's get on with this fight and turn the Omnotron Defense System fight into an omnomnomnomn feast!
 

Hunter's Guide To Cataclysm Raiding: Magmaw of Blackwing Descent


Now that we've got Bastion of Twilight pinned down, it's onwards to another entry-level raiding instance for Hunters to take a crack at as we continue our road to Deathwing's demise: Blackwing Descent. Blackwing Lair was just a set-back as Nefarian and his relentless dragonflight still lingers among the fiery halls of Blackrock Mountain.

Today we'll talk about probably the easiest raid boss that ever graced World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the seemingly deformed sandworm, Magmaw. Magmaw is a failed experiment of Nefarian, but for some odd reason the dragon still keeps it around, probably to guard the halls from meddlesome raiders like us.

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Cho'gall of Bastion of Twilight


You've conquered the dragon-tamer, Halfus, you've reigned supreme over Twilight hell's dragons Valiona and Theralion, and you've tripped the Ascendant Council from their road to elemental destruction, now the halls of the Twilight beckons as it's master awaits you and your doom. Welcome, Hunter, to Bastion of Twilight's Throne of the Apocalypse, the final stand of the ogre magi, Cho'gall.
 

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Ascendant Council of Bastion of Twilight


The Bastion of Twilight instance so far has proven to us that raiding in Cataclysm is no joke (well sort of). With fight mechanics that is just as crazy or perhaps tougher as Ice Crown Citadel, BoT somewhat has given us a preview of what kind of fights we'll get on our road to Deathwing. We've faced Halfus and his insane buff/debuff system and we've conquered the twilight hell of Valiona and Theralion. Now we're up against Bastion of Twilight's version of World of Warcraft's most recurring boss theme, the Ascendant Council.
 

Making Gold from Fishing

Believe it or not, it is possible to earn gold from fishing. Back in Wrath of the Lich King, people sell fish for food buffs, and also as materials to make fish feast. And don't forget the famous Savory Deviate Delight that when eaten, turns you into a pirate. These are gold making opportunities that not a lot of people are taking advantage of.

If you don't have fishing yet, talk to your city's fishing trainer and learn fishing. You can fish in a pool of water inside your city from 1- 525. A successful skill up depends on how many successful catches you make. From 1 - 75, you will have a skill up for every catch you make. The average number of catches to make a skill up is this: (Current fishing skill - 75/ 25). For example, at 300 skill level, it takes around 9 successful catches to make in order to get a skill up.

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Valiona and Theralion of Bastion of Twilight


Welcome to another episode of World of Warcraft: Catalcysm Raiding 101 for Hunters. If you've conquered the icy halls of the Ice Crown Citadel, then you're most likely ready to conquer the void of the Bastion of Twilight (provided that you're level 85 and well geared). The Bastion of Twilight is an entry-level raid often likened to Naxxramas in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion; but the fight mechanics in BoT is far crazier and perhaps more fun that'll satisfy your thirst for some elite raiding. Today we'll be talking about the second boss of the instance, the melo-dramatic Twilight tandem, the dragon siblings Valiona and Theralion. Get ready for some Twilight hell.
 

Hunter's Guide to Cataclysm Raiding: Halfus Wyrmbreaker of Bastion of Twilight


Welcome to World of Warcraft: Catalcysm Raiding 101. If you've conquered the icy halls of the Ice Crown Citadel, then you're most likely ready to conquer the void of the Bastion of Twilight (provided that you're level 85 and well geared). The Bastion of Twilight is an entry-level raid often likened to Naxxramas in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion; but the fight mechanics in BoT is far crazier and perhaps more fun than Naxx that'll satisfy your thirst for some elite raiding. Be warned though, if it's your first time inside Bastion of Twilight, you may have the noob chills as the hallowed halls of twilight can be quite dauting, even for the bold and relentless Hunters.
 
This is the beginning of a series of guides aiming to.. uhh.. guide the bow and gun wielders as they grind through each World of Warcraft: Cataclysm raid. And we'll start off with Bastion of Twilight's entry boss, Halfus Wyrmbreaker, the drake-controlling son of a gun.
 

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