Operator Thogar

Operator Thogar

Operator Thogar

Known more for his cruelty and cleverness than for brute strength. Thogar oversees the operation of the Grimrail. From the Foundry’s depot, he coordinates the ongoing ground battle against the draenei in Talador, with entire batallions of troops and artillery at his beck and call.


Path to Operator Thogar

List of Abilities

Sets the target ablaze, inflicting Fire damage, additional Fire damage every second, and increases damage taken by Enkindle by 35% for 25 sec. This effect stacks.

ability_vehicle_electrochargePrototype Pulse Grenade
Throws a prototype grenade at a target location, pulling in nearby targets over until cancelled, inflicting 28,331 Nature damage every second.

Slave Watcher Crushto - Ferocious YellBerated
Berate allies, increases damage done by 10%, haste by 5%, and movement speed by 10%, and reducing cast time by 3%. This effect stacks.

Reinforcements: Iron Crack-Shot

inv_weapon_rifle_04Shoot Rifle
Shoots at an enemy with a ranged weapon, inflicting Physical damage.

creatureportrait_g_bomb_02Throw Grenade
Tosses a grenade at a location, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 6 yards of the destination.

Reinforcements: Iron Raider

ability_druid_ravageSerrated Slash
Slashes the target with a serrated axe, inflicting Physical damage and causing the target to bleed for 6 sec.

creatureportrait_g_bomb_02Throw Grenade
Tosses a grenade at a location, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 6 yards of the destination.

Reinforcement: Grom’kar Firemender

Kargath Bladefist - Flame JetCauterizing Bolt
Cauterizes the wounds of a target and allies within 5 yards, immediately inflicting 20% of their total health in damage, then restoring up to 30% of their total health over 10 sec. A greater majority of this healing occurs quickly.

creatureportrait_g_bomb_02Throw Grenade
Tosses a grenade at a location, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 6 yards of the destination.

Reinforcement: Grom’kar Man-at-Arms

Fleshrender Nok'gar - Reckless ProvocationIron Bellow
Lets forth a massive roar, inflicting Physical damage to all enemies.

warrior_talent_icon_skirmisherReckless Slash
Charges a target, inflicting Physical damage to units within 7 yards of the impact location.

Reinforcement: Gunnery Sergeant

spell_shadow_mindbombDelayed Siege Bomb
Fires a series of bombs at a target, each inflicting 107,962 Physical damage and knocking back targets within 4 yards.
These bombs embed themselves in the ground. After 30 sec, these explosives detonate, inflicting 118,759 Fire damage to targets within 9 yards.

Healing Strategy

Thogar trains
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If you liked the fight against Siegecrafter Blackfuse in Siege of Orgrimmar, here is a fight for you. You engage Operator Thogar on the Iron Horde’s train rails. There are four rails and trains will juggernaut their way through and occupy one or two of the rails at different times. Players must fight against Thogar and his many adds while trying not to get killed by the trains.

At the beginning, you only face Thogar on the tracks. At this point, Thogar has two significant abilities. He does inv_summerfest_firespiritEnkindle, which is a tank debuff that forces the tanks to swap at 2 stacks. The other ability is ability_vehicle_electrochargePrototype Pulse Grenade, which leaves a magnetic field on the ground that sucks any nearby players into it and causes ticking damage. Players should avoid standing in these.

At several points during the fight, adds will drop out from the manned trains. Grom’kar Firemenders are healers that cast Kargath Bladefist - Flame JetCauterizing Bolt on their wounded allies. These should be interrupted and killed first of all adds. Grom’kar Man-at-Arms are second in priority. They will do a raid-wide damaging ability called Fleshrender Nok'gar - Reckless ProvocationIron Bellow that really put the healers’ burst AoE to the test. There will also be Iron Raiders and Iron Crack-shot which do lesser but occasionally spikey damage with inv_weapon_rifle_04Shoot Rifle, ability_druid_ravageSerrated Slash and creatureportrait_g_bomb_02Throw Grenade.

Delayed Siege BombsThe last important add is the Gunnery Sergeant which man a large cannon on board on the trains. He will fixate on a random ranged player and throw three consecutive spell_shadow_mindbombDelayed Siege Bombs at them. Players who get hit take some damage and get knocked back. After thirty seconds, the bombs will explode and cause heavy damage to players within 9 yards. Players who get fixated should run out of the raid and place the bombs to the sides. They should also avoid standing close to the bombs when their timer is running out, while ranged damage-dealers should kill the Gunnery Sergeant to avoid more bombs.

When the adds are active, Thogar will also Slave Watcher Crushto - Ferocious YellBerate them every 10 seconds, increasing their damage, haste and movement speed each time. Abilities such as Iron Bellow by the Man-At-Arms can become really dangerous when Berate has many stacks. Healers should be ready with raid cooldowns if the raid drops too low by the Iron Bellows.

Meanwhile, players must avoid the deadly trains. The trains come in a fixed pattern, so it is possible to learn the pattern by heart or use an addon which announce which track the next train is coming. The signal for an incoming train is that the doors open to the track. Players should keep an eye on the doors to avoid getting hit by the train.

On about train 10 and 23, there will come two trains in the middle and drop adds on each side. The raid must split evenly when this happens and deal with them on each side. Tanks will take high damage when the adds are up and at the end of the split, when the tank who has Thogar get high stacks of Enkindle. Healers should be prepared with single-target cooldowns on the tanks, such as Pain Suppression or Life Cocoon.

As long as the DPS focus adds and cleave the boss, the damage output will be manageable for the healers while killing Thogar before the soft enrage timer (which as you could have guessed, consist of more and more trains with adds).

Mistweaver Specifics 2

This fight could potentially be quite long and mana-draining. For longer fights, I suggest using Chi Torpedo or Xuen to save you mana. When there aren’t many adds up, it’s also possible to go Crane stance and stacks some extra Mana Tea. Once the Man-at-Arms are up again, the damage output will be very high and the raid will need strong and bursty healing. Rushing Jade Wind could work if your raid does high enough damage to shorten the fight. But otherwise, you will have mana problems and you should use Chi Torpedo as much as possible or cast Xuen when the adds are up.

Revival is particularly good here since it can heal the whole raid even if it’s split between trains. Life Cocoon should always be cast on the tank when adds are up. Otherwise, it’s a pretty straightforward fight that won’t give you any problems unless you stand in front of a train.

Serpent Tactics 2

  • Avoid standing in ability_vehicle_electrochargePrototype Pulse Grenades.
  • Don’t stand close to spell_shadow_mindbombDelayed Siege Bombs when they explode.
  • Avoid getting hit by trains!
  • Tanks will take high damage when adds are up!
  • The raid will take high damage when the Man-at-Arms do Fleshrender Nok'gar - Reckless ProvocationIron Bellow, especially if they have several stacks of Slave Watcher Crushto - Ferocious YellBerated.
  • When the two trains arrive at the middle, the raid should split and you should go to your designated side.
  • This fight can potentially be very mana taxing. Use Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo or Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger (Talent)Xuen for free healing, including your tier 2 talents.

Crane tactics 2

  • Start the encounter in Crane stance and aim at about 6-10 stacks of Mana TeaMana Tea.
  • There will be opportunity to AoE with Spinning Crane KickSpinning Crane Kick/Rushing Jade Wind (Talent)Rushing Jade Wind. But do note that will deplete much of your mana pool!
  • Prioritize the Grom’kar Man-at-Arms.
  • Interrupt Grom’kar Firemender’s Kargath Bladefist - Flame JetCauterizing Bolt.

Blackrock Foundry Bosses

The Blast Furnace

The Black Forge
Hans’gar & Franzok
Flamebender Ka’graz

Iron Assembly
Beastlord Darmac
Operator Thogar
Iron Maidens

The Crucible

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