How to get top DPS on Kologarn
As you already know by now the Kologarn encounter sucks for a feral kitty.
There is no sweet spot where you can stand and get behind Kolo or one of his arms so Shred is off the table and DPS typically suffers because of it.
Well I am here to tell you I tested a method of DPS on Kolo that netted me top DPS honors on my last run. No I didn’t mangle to 5 CP and rip each arm and the body in succession… I have tried that in the past and I still had trouble breaking the top 5. This is what I did…
- Stand right in the middle facing Kolo and in melee range but not too close.
- Kitty Swipe Spam, use Berserk for it.
- Mangle for CP in order to Savage Roar, get Idol of Mutilation Proc, and Keep 1 Rip up on Kolo… do this right at the beginning and then mainly when his right arm is down and you only have 2 targets.
- Swipe spam the rubble once the tank has agro for even more DPS.
Seriously, Kolo is such a fast face roll kill now. No reason not to play around and top the DPS meter on him for a change to illicit some WTF looks from others in the party… lol I honestly didn’t expect swipe spamming would actually work as opposed to mangle spam and alternating bleeds on all the parts… but it did.
Check out the % of damage coming from Swipe… here is the WoL showing the 7700DPS I pulled out.
Know that if we were not completely destroying this fight I would not screw around like this. This is a good example of how top DPS is not always a good reflection of a players ability to do what they should and help the raid appropriately. Swipe spamming here is a complete fail if your guild isn’t currently making a complete mockery of the fight and DPSing the right arm down is typically the way to go.
But heck, I could not resist trying it… and I need some good blog material… so there you go… Swipe spam on a boss fight FTW!