Updated Sat, Feb 23, 2008 by Aurael
Magtheridon's Lair is one of the 25-man instances available in the Outlands with the Burning Crusade expansion.
Magtheridon, a pit lord, is the former leader of the Burning Legion in Outland and is being imprisoned by Illidan. The fear of him breaking free and being allowed to have his way with Outland is what sends you to his lair to destroy him.
The entrance is located at the very bottom of the western side of the Hellfire Citadel in Hellfire Peninsula. This is on the opposite side of the other Citadel entrances.
Unlike many of the higher level dungeons, Magtheridon's Lair does not require attunement. The requirements to enter are that you must be level 65 and you must be in a raid group.
The lair is much the same as Onyxia's lair in that you have a few guards and then the boss fight. When you enter the room with Magtheridon, you will see him being contained by five channelers. The channelers will not attack unless they are attacked first. There are three phases involved in the boss fight, and the channelers comprise the first. You will want to make sure that the patrolling guards that are not in Magtheridon's room are all killed before engaging the channelers. There are four groups of three hellfire warders.
The warders have five abilities:
These will need to be dealt with before the boss fight because they will path into the boss' room and be aggressive during the boss fight.
Once you have taken care of the trash, it's time for the boss encounter. In order to release Magtheridon from the hold the channeler's have over him, you will need to interrupt the channelers. After the channelers are engaged, you will have two minutes before Magtheridon is released.
The channelers have three abilities.
When one channeler dies, the others gain a buff called Soul Transfer. This increases their damage and casting speed by 30% and their size by 20%.
The ideal method would be to have all of the channelers dead by the time Phase Two becomes active. If this is not possible, however, have a tank ready to pick up Magtheridon once he is loose.
After two minutes, Magtheridon will be released. He has many different methods of attack.
Phase Three begins when Magtheridon is down to 30% health. He will destroy the walls of his lair. Flying debris will hit every player, causing damage. Healthstones and healing potions are useful in order to help the healers get the group back up.
Ceiling fragments will continue to drop for the rest of the fight. You can see them coming by watching for dust from the ceiling. If the debris falls on a player, they will receive a massive amount of damage. Other than the debris damage, the fight will remain the same as in Phase Two.
The majority of the equipment loot that drops from Magtheridon is of epic quality. Magtheridon's head is used in attunement for The Eye.
|Possible Epic Drops from Magtheridon (Click to View / Hide)|