Patch 6.2 “Fury of Hellfire” Mistweaver Survival Guide

Patch 6,2 survival guide

Hurray for new content! Unlike the previous patch, patch 6.2 brings a lot of new and exciting stuff to do. So get off your rump and get out of your Garrison and do some exploring!

I will explain shortly each new feature to help you get started. Here’s a list of the new content;

  • Mistweaver Spec Changes
  • Monk Tier 18 set
  • Tanaan Jungle
  • Hellfire Citadel
  • Garrison Shipyard
  • Flying Meta-Achievement
  • Weekly Bonus Events

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Hellfire Citadel – Boss Introductions

Hellfire Citadel entrance

Hello and welcome to my mini-series of Hellfire Citadel to introduce you to this new raid instance. Here I’ll talk about the bosses, describing their backstory shortly, what makes the fight against them distinctive and what type of Mistweaver loot they drop. I personally like knowing a little about each boss, because just going into an instance killing random creatures aren’t that motivating. It’s more fun when you have a reason to (and not just for loot)! So without further ado, here are the thirteen bosses of Hellfire Citadel.

1. Hellfire Assault

Hellfire Assault

The new Hellfire Citadel is introduced with an all-out add fight. In this encounter you face the fel-tuned brilliance of the belated Blackfuse (before his untimely death in the Siege of Orgrimmar). The purpose is to kill and prevent adds from destroying your canons, which you will load with ammunition from destroyed siege vehicles to blast down the doors to the Citadel. You’ll get a short tête-a-tête with Siegemaster Mar’tak before she makes a quick exit from the fight.

Encounter Distinction; Add fight through and through. Get ammo, load cannon, win.

Mistweaver Loot; Besides dropping our off-set shoulders (crit, mastery) this boss won’t provide Mistweavers more than a half-good trinket (Int, spirit, haste/mastery) and a pair of wrists (haste, mastery). Not much to cheer for.

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Thoughts on Improving Oneself

ThoughtsI’ve recently been thinking on how to improve oneself as a Mistweaver. No matter how good you are, there will always be room for improvement in some way. It just isn’t that intuitive all the time on what aspect and how you should go about it. One’s first thought might be going to look at your logs. But we know that when it comes to Mistweaving, logs don’t tell the whole tale. Why is that?

Let me rewind a little. As you may know from before, my guild has been struggling with getting enough people for Mythic. For every player we recruited, two more of our guildies stopped playing WoW all together. We went several lockouts with zero progression and things were looking kind of dim. We were contacted by other guilds several times, who had more or less disbanded, and we contacted other guilds as well to look for potential players or merges. On the way back to Mythic progression, we absorbed left-over players from probably five different disbanded guilds over the course of several months. We were still not getting that strong 20-man team.

Luck would have it that another guild we knew from Mist of Pandaria asked us if we wanted to merge. They had the same shortage of people as we had, but they had more progression. To make the story short, we started with a co-raid and took the first 6 mythic bosses in one evening. We have now merged and things look bright!

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Hellfire Citadel – Maps & Typology

I could say that the Hellfire Citadel is a nice, straightforward walk in the park, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. While deceivingly linear, the new raid instance sports 5 wings and it’s a bit of a struggle to know where and how you should find your way through it.

To make you acquainted with the raid, I’m going to walk you through the geography. I will explain the path through the Citadel as if you would follow the LFR boss order (which is as always, completely linear). I expect though that some bosses can be taken in a different order on Normal/Heroic/Mythic, just like how Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry work.

Raid Finder Boss Order

Hellbreach

  1. Hellfire Assault
  2. Iron Reaver
  3. Kormrok

Halls of Blood

  1. Hellfire High Council
  2. Kilrogg Deadeye
  3. Gorefiend

Bastion of Shadows

  1. Shadow-Lord Iskar
  2. Socrethar the Eternal
  3. Tyrant Velhari

Destructor’s Rise

  1. Fel Lord Zakuun
  2. Xhul’horac
  3. Mannoroth

The Black Gate

  1. Archimonde

Hellfire Citadel – Hellbreach

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You can Donate to the Misty Teahouse!

Hello, my dear readers!
After some head-knocking with tech, I’ve finally been able to create a paypal account that can accept donations to my little Misty Teahouse occupation. It takes time and dedication to run this corner of the Mistweaver community, and since I’m currently an unemployed student, any support to help me run this project would be greatly appreciated! Click the button in the right-side column to Donate!

I’m sure you have a lot of questions though, so I’ve prepared this FAQ to help you out.

Donations FAQ

Through what service is the donations accepted?
Paypal!

Do I need a Paypal account to donate?
No! But it makes the process a little faster.

What will the money go to?
Tea and sandwiches. I’m a hungry Mistweaver and I need sustenance when I write all the content to this site. And you’ll also make me very happy by supporting my work! <3

It says donate to “Capstan Kommanditbolag” when I go to Paypal. Why?
Capstan Kommanditbolag is my family’s business. It’s required to upgrade to a Business Paypal account to accept donations, by Swedish law.

But it’s your Paypal account?
Yes, it’s my personal Paypal account and the money will go directly to support the Misty Teahouse blog.

What’s the recommended amount to donate?
Any little bit helps, but to make things a bit clearer I’ve made this scientifically measured comparative bullet list of money to tea ratio.
$1 – One cup of budget tea
$2 – One cup of high quality tea
$5 – A box of decent quality tea
$10 – A half a bag of high quality tea
$15 – A fully stocked bag of quality tea
$20 – High quality tea with some cookies
$25 – High quality tea, cookies and cake
$30 – Tea party with cookies and cake!
$40 – A magical explosion of tea and cookies!!

Any donations are of great help and I’m eternally grateful if you help supporting the Misty Teahouse!

Mistweaver zen hugses,
Ashleah