The Battle for Erebor

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The Battle for Erebor
Level: Scaling - 105
Size: 12-person Raid
Cluster: The Road to Erebor
Region: Erebor

"The Easterlings in the North are dismayed by the news of defeats in the South, and the time has come to break the siege of Erebor. However, Sauron's champions await you at the gateway to the Lonely Mountain...."

Location

The Battle for Erebor is part of the Riders of Rohan instance cluster. It takes place in Erebor and can only be accessed via instance join.

Quests

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Deeds

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Instance Overview

Twin bosses are the highlight of this raid. There are six additional mechanics, two of which must be selected for tier one, four for tier two, and six for tier two challenge.

Details

After passing through an entry chamber, a portal will take players to an arena down a set of stairs. Do not leave the stairs until banners have been chosen. On T1, two banners must be selected, T2, four, or all activated for the challenge. The entire group should then cross the base of the stairs, as a barrier is put up there to block the entrance.

Banners:

  • Blood Rage (increased damage buff upon taking damage)
  • Honor Guard (eight adds at start)
  • Reinforcements (sets of three adds)
  • Inferno (after five minutes, entire room fire aoe)
  • Catapults (after two and half minutes, stunning/damaging spots)
  • Blood Brothers (differing morale increases enrage)

Laugshat is more affected by mêlée damage, Vádok is more affected by tactical/ranged damage initially, these defensive shields briefly swap.

Walkthrough

On tier one, one tank should hold aggro on one troll (decided by group makeup) while the rest of the group burns down the other. Avoid the catapults' target circles, heal through the fire and drop the remaining troll.

Inferno/Catapults: a good choice for an inexperienced T1 group, most farm it this way. Getting hit by a catapult during inferno can mean death for a light armor. Once Inferno starts, this becomes a DPS race. (Note, Inferno damage is a percentage of max. morale, so if you have captains in the group, remind them ahead of time to not use Motivating Speech or incoming damage is increased.)

Catapults/Blood Brothers: DPS groups may switch morale view to percentages in order to keep both bosses within 1% of each other. For every 1% they are apart, they hit 100% harder. This is slower than Inferno/Catapults, but does not end up as a DPS race.

Blood Rage simply requires stopping DPS for the buff to wear off.

Mobs

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Level 85 Drops


Gear (The Road to Erebor shared)
Cloak 1 (epic)-icon.pngCloak 1 (epic)-icon.pngCloak 1 (epic)-icon.pngMedium Helm 2 (epic)-icon.pngMedium Helm 2 (epic)-icon.pngShield 11 (epic)-icon.pngWarden's Shield 3 (epic)-icon.pngMedium Shoulders 6 (epic)-icon.pngHeavy Shoulders 6 (epic)-icon.png


Gear
Earring 25 (incomparable)-icon.pngHeavy Helm 11 (incomparable)-icon.pngMedium Gloves 13 (incomparable)-icon.pngHeavy Leggings 4 (incomparable)-icon.pngPocket 47 (incomparable)-icon.pngMedium Shoulders 6 (incomparable)-icon.pngMedium Helm 2 (incomparable)-icon.png


Special
Mooncandle-icon.pngStarblossom-icon.pngSunbrand-icon.pngWyrmfire-icon.pngJewelled Scroll Case-icon.png


Tier 2
Symbol of the Elder King-icon.png
Tier 1
Symbol of Celebrimbor-icon.png


Other
Riddermark Crystal of Remembrance-icon.pngStar-lit Crystal-icon.pngStat Tome-icon.pngRelic Removal Scroll-icon.pngFused Profound Relics-icon.pngFused Aged Relics-icon.pngSealed Ancient Rune of Avoidance-icon.pngSealed Ancient Rune of Defence-icon.pngSealed Ancient Rune of Deflection-icon.pngSealed Moonstone Gem of Dexterity-icon.pngSealed Moonstone Gem of Endurance-icon.pngSealed Moonstone Gem of Fortune-icon.pngSealed Silver Setting of Might-icon.pngSealed Silver Setting of Morale-icon.pngSealed Silver Setting of Power-icon.pngSealed Silver Setting of Will-icon.pngHeritage Rune 65-icon.pngHeritage Rune 65-icon.png


Instances
Small fellowship: Iorbar's PeakSeat of the Great GoblinWebs of the Scuttledells
Fellowship: The Bells of Dale
Raid: Flight to the Lonely MountainThe Battle for EreborThe Fires of Smaug