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This article is about the 10 and 25-man versions of Grand Widow Faerlina introduced with Wrath of the Lich King. For the original 40-man raid boss, introduced in Patch 1.11,, see Grand Widow Faerlina (original).
BossMob 32Grand Widow Faerlina
Faerlina
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level  ?? Boss
Health 2,231,200 (normal)
6,763,325 (heroic)
Location Arachnid Quarter, Naxxramas
Status Killable
See Icon-3D-48x48

Grand Widow Faerlina is the second boss of the Arachnid Quarter in Naxxramas.

Commander Eligor Dawnbringer: "The Grand Widow Faerlina, a botanist in life, breeder and caretaker of arachnids in death, she oversees the spider wing, developing the most potent of poisons for the Lich King."

25-man AbilitiesEdit

Grand Widow FaerlinaEdit

She has 6,760,000 hit points.

This will hit the ten closest players to Grand Widow Faerlina, used every 15 seconds. Deals 3375 to 4125 Nature damage and applies a dot that does 1900 to 2100 Nature damage every 2 seconds for 8 seconds. Dispellable. Widow's Embrace prevents the use of this ability for 30 seconds.
Random Rains of Fire will be cast on players throughout the fight very often. 3700 to 4300 Fire damage every two seconds. Rain of Fire lasts six seconds. 8 yard radius.
This will be used approximately every 60-80 seconds. It will increase Grand Widow Faerlina's physical damage by 150%, her melee haste by 50% and her size by 50%. During it she will hit the tank for upwards of 20,000 damage. Widow's Embrace dispels and prevents the use of this ability for 60 seconds.
NOTE: Faerlina's Frenzy cannot be removed by hunters' Tranquilizing Shot.
NOTE: You must use Widow's Embrace AFTER she enrages if you want to stop her for the full 60 seconds. If you sacrifice the Worshipper before the enrage, it will merely delay the enrage for 30 seconds.
NaxxWorshipper

Naxxramas Worshipper

NaxxFollower

Naxxramas Follower

Worshippers and FollowersEdit

There are 6 NPCs at the start of the fight, 4 Worshippers and 2 Followers.

WorshippersEdit

The Naxxramas Worshippers will be off-tanked for most of the fight, and eventually sacrificed to Faerlina. When mind controlled, they have a Widow's Embrace ability which when cast NEAR Faerlina can prevent Frenzy as well as silence Faerlina's nature school for 30 seconds. Using Widow's Embrace AFTER Faerlina Frenzies locks her nature school for 60 seconds. Using this ability actually kills the Worshipper.

FollowersEdit

There are two ways of dealing with the Followers: off-tank them the entire fight or kill them first. If they are to be killed first, then they need to die quickly (around 30 seconds to bring both down). They do not hit particularly hard but will sometimes charge random people. In addition to that, they have an AoE silence, so try to have them tanked away from your caster classes. They are IMMUNE to silence.

10-man AbilitiesEdit

Grand Widow FaerlinaEdit

She has approximately 2,230,000 hit points.

This will hit the three closest players to Grand Widow Faerlina, used on average every 12 to 15 seconds, but sometimes with as little as seven or eight seconds between casts. Deals 2625 to 3375 Nature damage and applies a DoT that does 1480 to 1720 Nature damage every 2 seconds for eight seconds. Dispellable. Widow's Embrace prevents the use of this ability for 30 seconds.
Random Rains of Fire will be cast on players throughout the fight, at intervals of anywhere from six to eighteen seconds. 1750 to 2750 Fire damage every two seconds. Rain of Fire lasts six seconds. 8 yard radius.
This will be used approximately every 60–80 seconds. It will increase Grand Widow Faerlina's physical damage by 150%, her melee haste by 50% and her size by 50%. During it she will hit the tank for upwards of 15,000 damage. Widow's Embrace dispels and prevents the use of this ability for 60 seconds.
NOTE: Faerlina's Frenzy cannot be removed by hunters' Tranquilizing Shot.
NOTE: You must kill the worshipper AFTER she enrages if you want to stop her for the full 60 seconds. If you sacrifice the Worshipper before the enrage, it will merely delay the enrage for 30 seconds.

WorshippersEdit

There are 4 "Naxxramas Worshipper" NPCs at the start of the fight.

WorshippersEdit

They will be off-tanked for most of the fight, and eventually sacrificed to Faerlina. When killed near Faerlina, they will remove and prevent Frenzy as well as silence Faerlina's nature school for 30 seconds. This fight cannot last more than 4:45 or so because there will be no way to prevent the Frenzy if all the adds are dead. It should be noted that in 10-man, the Worshippers are immune to Mind Control, and must be DPSed down. This can be tricky if your off-tank is overzealous and brings one in particular down too fast. Predetermine a kill order for the worshippers (raid marks work well), and bring one down to ~5%, then kill it once Faerlina enrages.

StrategyEdit

25-manEdit

Three tanks are ideal. One tank will pick up the Worshippers and offtank them near the priests in the raid. One will pick up the followers which will be focused down by the DPS classes. The Followers CANNOT be sheeped (a difference from the 10-man). The main tank will pick up Faerlina and drag her to the middle of the room where everyone will spread out around her. When the frenzy is about to come off cooldown a priest will mind control one of the Worshippers and move it near Faerlina then use Widow's Embrace when frenzy is cast. Aside from healing her AoE damage this is the entire fight from 100% to 0%. The priest will need to be quick as she hits extremely hard while frenzied and may kill the tank if there is any delay.

10-manEdit

Easier than 25man. You will need two tanks. One tank will pick up the worshippers and offtank them right under the stairs on the left side. Any tank class is good at tanking them, as long as they don't deal high loads of damage. The main tank will pick up Faerlina after the OT pulls the rest and drag her to the middle of the room where everyone will spread out around her. Every DPS should focus ONLY on Faerlina, ignoring the four adds till the enrage phase is near.

The off-tank will pick all four adds, and start DPSing one of them: the one who must be killed in order to stop Faerlina's enrage.

When the frenzy is about to come off cooldown (10 secs or so) every DPS should stop all DPS and switch target to the worshipper marked to kill. Do not start attacking it, just target it and be in range for attacks. The main tank should go where the OT is, the closer the better, taking Faerlina with him. The Offtank should have lowered the worshipper's health to 15% or less.

When the enrage is up, all DPS should burst their CD to insta-kill the worshipper. If done properly Faerlina's enrage should fade, and MT can move Faerlina back to the center of the room, where DPS can resume on her.

Rinse & Repeat every time the enrage timer is close.

NOTE: Off-Tank should stop DPS worshippers at some time, because he/she will kill them all otherwise.

NOTE: It is also possible to do the same start strategy but instead killing one Worshipper at a time to stop her enrage. (If gear is well suited) Downing all Worshippers and then focusing on Faerlina, even through her enrages can be done. (Good healer(s)and someone to dispel is needed for this way in this fight.)

AchievementsEdit

The raid can earn the achievement Money achievement Momma Said Knock You Out by killing Faerlina without dispelling any of the Frenzy phases.

(Note: To complete this achievement Faerlina must not be affected by Widow's Embrace at ANY point during the fight, even when she is not Frenzied. If you kill any adds close to her, at any time during the fight, you will not get the achievement)

StrategyEdit

If your guild is lacking a shadow priest or you fancy getting your achievement, the following strategy will work for both 10 and 25 man raids. First of all the raid setup needs to have the usual 2 tanks, two shamans and 5-6 healers in the raid. Have both Shamans place cleansing totem down at the beginning of the fight, have 3-4 healers on your main tank. one healer on the raid *preferably a Druid* and one healer on the offtank.

Engage the boss fight by having your offtank *preferably an aoe tank such as Paladin/DK* charge onto the pedestal and collect all the Worshippers and Faerlina. Have your main tank pick up Faerlina and tank her in one set position until rain of fire is cast on the main tank. Whilst the main tank gains aggro on Faerlina dps all the adds down using aoe. Once the adds are down, blow heroism pop your trinkets and full nuke Faerlina with 4-5 of your healers all concentrating on the main tank . This amount of healing can easily heal through the enrage and with the poison totems and a druid on raid healing. The achievement is yours!

If you have problems with your main tank dying due to the occasional slip up, the easy way around this is to reverse tank roles, have your main tank charge in and take all the adds whilst your offtank builds up aggro on the boss. Once the adds are down the main tank can then taunt Faerlina off the offtank. giving the offtank substantial threat in case the main tank dies.

QuotesEdit

Intro
  • Your old lives, your mortal desires, mean nothing. You are acolytes of the master now, and you will serve the cause without question! The greatest glory is to die in the master's service!
Aggro
  • Slay them in the master's name!
Enrage
  • You cannot hide from me!
  • Kneel before me, worm!
  • Run while you still can!
Killing a player
  • You have failed!
  • Pathetic wretch!
Death
  • The master... will avenge me!

LootEdit

10 man
Inv belt 03
Inv boots 08
Inv boots cloth 05
Inv pants mail 17
Inv gauntlets 59
Inv bracer 15
Inv shoulder 75
Inv gauntlets 62
Inv sword 61
Inv offhand naxxramas 03
Spell holy summonchampion


25 man
Inv belt 11
Inv helmet 126
Inv gauntlets 06
Inv bracer 13
Inv qirajidol strife
Inv gauntlets 58
Inv chest leather 15
Inv boots chain 12
Inv chest chain 14
Inv bracer 15
Inv gauntlets 62
Inv shoulder 75
Inv helmet 110
Inv sword 98
Spell nature slowingtotem
Inv jewelry ring 51naxxramas
Inv jewelry ring 48naxxramas
Inv jewelry ring 50naxxramas
Inv jewelry ring 49naxxramas
Inv jewelry ring 53naxxramas
Inv jewelry necklace 28naxxramas
Inv jewelry necklace 29naxxramas
Inv jewelry necklace 27naxxramas
Inv jewelry necklace 30naxxramas
Spell holy summonchampion


VideosEdit

10-man encounterEdit

TankSpot's Guide to Grand Widow Faerlina (Achievement Included)08:19

TankSpot's Guide to Grand Widow Faerlina (Achievement Included)

WoWGuideOnline05:21

WoWGuideOnline.com Naxxramas - Grand Widow Faerlina


25-man encounterEdit

Naxxramas Grand Widow Faerlina - Beginner's Guide02:51

Naxxramas Grand Widow Faerlina - Beginner's Guide

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