Welcome to Overgear Guide to the Vault of Archavon raid. Here we will look into the raid tactics, loot tables, and various tips. This raid is considered to be the easiest one in the whole Wrath of the Lich King Classic expansion. Still, players might face some challenges. Our team has made everything to improve your raiding process, let us start now!
WotLK Classic Vault of Archavon Overview
The Vault of Archavon raid is located in the Wintergrasp’s fortress. Only the faction that holds Wintergrasp can enter it. Players of the winning faction can enter this instance by activating a portal in Dalaran. There is one boss in the Vault of Archavon now but every next phase one more boss will be added.
Are you brave enough to check out those rumors about a Titan vault that lies under the Wintergrasp Fortress? What treasures will you find there?
WotLK Classic Vault of Archavon Entrance
You can find an entrance to the Vault of Archavon raid in the north of Wintergrasp. The nearest available flight points are Warsong Camp for Horde and Valiance Landing Camp for Alliance players.
The summoning stone is to the left of the raid entrance.
Raid Preparations and Pre-Raid Equip
The Vault of Archavon is one of the easiest trials that players can meet in Northrend. Nevertheless, there are several things to keep in mind for successful raiding. Make sure your raid members at least have pre-raid gear, enchantments, and consumables. Check out our guides to those things:
WotLK Vault of Archavon Quick Tactics
In WotLK Classic Phase 1, only Archavon is available, so you won’t spend a lot of time on raid completion.
At first, let’s check the boss abilities you face during the fight:
- Rock Shards – cause physical damage in an area of 5 yards around the target 9 times a second, for 3 seconds;
- Crushing Leap – inflicts physical damage to a random target and its allies within 10 yards outside melee range, and knocks everyone back in the area;
- Choking Cloud – damages every second and reduces the chance to hit by 50% for players in the area. This spell is followed right after Crushing Leap;
- Stomp – inflicts unmitigable damage to everyone and stuns them for 2 seconds. At the same time, Archavon will Impale his highest aggro target;
- Impale – inflicts huge physical damage and stuns the target for 8 seconds.
Archavon is a simple DPS race fight. You will need two tanks. Archavon will periodically grab the current tank and throw him against a wall. The main idea for the second tank is to keep Archavon out of the raid during this time.
All the raid members should keep an eye on the Choking Clouds ability that Archavon leaves on the ground after he charges. Do not move if you are the target for Rock Shards so that you don’t hit nearby allies as well.
WotLK Classic Vault of Archavon Loot Table
As we mentioned before, in Phase 1 only Archavon the Stone Watcher will be waiting for you in his Vault. After the boss killing, you will get a chance to loot Chest, Hands, and Legs for Tier 7, and also Hateful Gladiator (10-player) and Deadly Gladiator (25-player) PvP-sets.
Also, don’t forget about the chance to get a unique mount with two additional passenger seats.
The Horde and the Alliance have different faction-specific mounts.
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