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CombatMobElite 32Grand Vizier Ertan
Grand Vizier Ertan
Race Air elemental (Elemental)
Level 84 Elite
Health  ?? (normal)
5.2M (heroic)
Location Cyclone Summit, Vortex Pinnacle
Status Killable
See Icon-3D-48x48

Grand Vizier Ertan is the first boss of the Vortex Pinnacle in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Tactics summaryEdit

  • Normal: Players should run in together so that they're all inside the circle of vortexes when it first appears. Stay inside the circle until the vortexes contract, then stay outside. Don't touch individual vortexes. While vortexes are contracted, healer should use AE heals. Melee can, if careful, get close enough to continue meleeing Ertan during the contracted phase without getting knocked back, but risk getting hit by the vortexes when they expand out.
  • Heroic: Same. The Lurking Tempests can basically be ignored.

AbilitiesEdit

RegularEdit

  • Spell nature lightning Lightning Bolt Blasts an enemy with lightning, inflicting Nature damage.

HeroicEdit

  • Spell nature unrelentingstorm Summon Tempest - Summons a Lurking Tempest into the battlefield.

StrategyEdit

RegularEdit

  • Instead of melee attacks, Ertan will only use Spell nature lightningLightning Bolt.
  • When he is pulled, a ring of whirlwinds appear centered on him and with a radius of about 30 yards. Standing in the whirlwinds will cause damage, but the party should be inside the ring when they expand around Ertan.
  • Standing outside the ring of whirlwinds will cause them to cast Spell nature lightningLightning Bolt at you.
  • About every 40 seconds, the ring retracts to cover the boss. Everyone must stay away until they expand again shortly after.

HeroicEdit

This boss serves as a sort of "gear check" for the group--primarily on the healer's int and overall healing. His AOE attack deals massive damage and covers the entire range of the playing field for the boss pull. The only damage that comes from the boss himself is AOE. Consequently, it is a good idea to have the dps stack up together so they can get AOE healing.

If your party is not very well geared--then you should stay together inside the boss' hitbox. Healers seem to find this easier than moving in and out constantly in terms of the damage the party takes. As well, it allows for easier AoE healing.

The best strategy that has been found is to keep on the boss when the shield collapses then when you are blown out of the shield stack up on the nearest person this helps reduce the damage a little. Repeat this every time. Also try to avoid the tornadoes as they will give you a debuff that slows your movement, casting, and melee speed by a lot.

Keep the party members facing in several directions to make the boss' Spell nature unrelentingstormSummon Tempest pointless.

QuotesEdit

Aggro
  • Filthy Beasts! Your presence in Skywall will not be tolerated
Death
  • AHHHHHHHHH!

LootEdit

Normal Mode
Inv knife 1h cataclysm c 02
Inv helmet plate dungeonplate c 03
Inv jewelry necklace 18
Inv shoulder mail dungeonmail c 03
Inv belt robe dungeonrobe c 03


Heroic Mode
Inv shoulder mail dungeonmail c 03
Inv knife 1h cataclysm c 02
Inv helmet plate dungeonplate c 03
Inv jewelry necklace 18
Inv belt robe dungeonrobe c 03


VideosEdit

How2 ~ Heroic: The Vortex Pinnacle - Grand Vizier Ertan [WoW] by StupidOctopus on YouTube
How2 ~ Heroic The Vortex Pinnacle - Grand Vizier Ertan WoW03:15

How2 ~ Heroic The Vortex Pinnacle - Grand Vizier Ertan WoW


Guide to Heroic Grand Vizier Ertan and Trash by Peachs the Druid
Vortex Pinnacle - Grand Vizier Ertan03:39

Vortex Pinnacle - Grand Vizier Ertan


Quick Guide to Heroic Grand Vizier Ertan[HD] by The Yogscast on YouTube
How To Grand Vizier Ertan - Vortex Pinnacle Heroic01:33

How To Grand Vizier Ertan - Vortex Pinnacle Heroic

How To Grand Vizier Ertan - Heroic Vortex Pinnacle - First Boss01:14

How To Grand Vizier Ertan - Heroic Vortex Pinnacle - First Boss


LoDs Vortex Pinnacle Guide (Heroic)05:08

LoDs Vortex Pinnacle Guide (Heroic)


How to solo on normal
How to Solo Vortex Pinnacle as a protection Paladin part 112:53

How to Solo Vortex Pinnacle as a protection Paladin part 1

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