Next up in my series on how to Ulduar as a hunter (and yes, I’m using Ulduar as a verb- this is now a thing), Kologarn! He’s a push-over. In fact, we curb-stomped him the first time I ran him 25 man. Then ran roughshod over him. Okay, I’ll stop with the terrible puns.
This fight is not hard, but it incorporates a gear and execution check for DPS, healers, and tanks. There are several important mechanics for hunters to be aware of. On a macro scale, Kologarn is a giant fighting you with the upper half of his body. You have to beat up the right arm, AOE adds, then beat up the body. Once his arm respawns, rinse, repeat, and take a shot.
First, some housecleaning. Clarify with your group that when you are talking about his right arm, you mean the mob called “right arm”, not the arm on your right. Basics of left and right while facing something.
When you start attacking his right arm, you will eventually be targeted by eye lasers. How cool is that, eh? Anyways, the way we deal with them is to keep the floor along the walls clear of people who don’t want to be burned to a crisp. Basically, when someone gets targeted by the beams (and having deadly boss mods will really help you with figuring out whether that’s you), they run back to the wall, carefully, so as to avoid dragging the beams over a healer, and then kite them along the wall until they give up.
Also, while attacking the right arm, Kologarn will snatch someone (or some three people in 25 man) off the ground and squish them. Once this happens, your raid DPS needs to be high enough to get him to release them or else you’ll lose them. Once you kill the right arm (“only a flesh wound”… heh), a bunch of damage is done to the body, and few rubble adds are spawned. These do a fair bit of AOE damage, so should be burned down as fast as possible.
You have 45 seconds until the arm respawns, so take advantage and focus fire on the boss once the adds are down.
There you have it, fairly simple for hunters. A tip- get good at strafing and jumpshots so you don’t have to completely stop DPS while running for dear life from the laser eyebeams of death.