This guide is intended to provide a comprehensive description of the
encounter with Alizabal in Baradin Hold. It is targeted to anyone
who desires to understand the fight mechanics.
This guide applies to patch 4.3 of World of Warcraft.
Alizabal is a boss within the Baradin Hold raid instance, introduced in
Patch 4.3 of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The encounter is extremely simple
in terms of mechanics and gear requirements, and will only test a few basic
skills for your raid.
As Argaloth corresponds to Tier 11, and Occu'thar corresponds to Tier 12,
so Alizabal corresponds to Tier 13, dropping various Tier Set pieces in
addition to a large variety of PvP items from the Arena Season 11.
1. General Information↑top
2. Overview of the Fight↑top
Alizabal, Mistress of Hate, is a single phase encounter that will not
present your raid with any difficult challenges.
During the encounter, your tanks will have to taunt the boss off of one
another at specific intervals, and the rest of your raid members will have to
stack up and spread out at certain times.
Alizabal only has 3 abilities:
- Skewer is an ability that Alizabal uses to stun the current
tank and apply a debuff on them, that causes them to take 10,000 Physical
damage every 2 seconds for 8 seconds as well as a 150% increase in damage
taken for the same duration. Dealing with this ability requires a tank swap.
- Seething Hate is a debuff that Alizabal casts on a random raid
member. She appears to cast this ability roughly every 20 seconds, although
this timing is often offset by her next ability. It deals a high amount of
Fire damage (200,000 in 10-man difficulty and 600,000 in 25-man difficulty),
split among all players within 6 yards of the afflicted player.
Blade Dance is an AoE ability that Alizabal uses to damage
all players within 13 yards of her. She casts this ability once every minute.
For 15 seconds, Alizabal deflects all attacks made against her and will move
around, from random player to random player, several times while this effect
is active, before returning to her normal state.
The strategy for the Alizabal encounter is extremely simple. It can be
summarised as follows:
- The tanks should taunt the boss off of each other each time the current
tank is afflicted by Skewer.
- The entire raid should stack up in melee range of Alizabal. This will make
healing easier and will ensure that the damage from Seething Hate is
- When Alizabal goes into Blade Dance, everyone should
spread out immediately, and any players that Alizabal moves to should get
away from her immediately to reduce the damage that they take.
Healers should expect rather high tank damage (both on the current tank
and on the tank who is taking damage from the Skewer DoT) as well as moderate
amounts of raid damage.
As a useful reference, Seething Hate appears to always be cast twice
in between two casts of Blade Dance, meaning that if two Seething Hates have
been cast, your raid can spread out in anticipation for Blade Dance.
5. Concluding Remarks↑top
This concludes the Alizabal encounter guide. As you can see, this boss
follows the same pattern set by previous Baradin Hold bosses of an easy
and straightforward fight, one that can easily be performed even by less
organized pick-up groups.