Armsmaster Harlan

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BossArmsmaster Harlan
Image of Armsmaster Harlan
Title <The Ravager>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 31 - 93 Elite
Class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scarlet Crusade
Location Hall of Champions, Scarlet Halls
Status Killable Mists of Pandaria
Scarlet Halls

Houndmaster Braun
Armsmaster Harlan
Flameweaver Koegler



Armsmaster Harlan is a human located in the Scarlet Halls wing of the Scarlet Monastery. He serves as the second boss of the dungeon.


Adventure Guide

The weapons of the Scarlet Crusade are many, and new initiates must be indoctrinated in the use of blade, hammer, arrow, and shield--effective tools against the undead. Armsmaster Harlan has dedicated his life to the art of wielding these indelicate instruments, and he is pleased to provide a demonstration for the Crusade's blasphemous enemies.

Spells and abilities

  • Ability thunderclap.png  Heroic Leap — Armsmaster Harlan leaps into the center of his chamber, inflicting 100% weapon damage as Physical damage to all enemies within 8 yards of the impact point. Armsmaster Harlan immediately begins casting Blades of Light after using this ability.
  • Ability whirlwind.png  Blades of Light Important Deadly — Harlan jumps into the center of the room and begins to spin rapidly with his axe. While spinning, Harlan inflicts Physical damage to all targets within the range of his axe. Harlan carries away targets damaged this way as he continues spinning around the room 6 sec cast
  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Dragon's Reach — Harlan inflicts 80% of his normal melee damage to all targets in front of him.
  • Ability warrior warcry.png  Call for Help — Harlan periodically calls two Scarlet Defenders to come to his aid throughout the encounter.
    • <span id="Ability:<span_class="raceicon">Scarlet_Defender|Scarlet_Defender">Scarlet Defender — Scarlet Defenders feature heavy armor to protect them from all damage.
      • Inv misc savagearmorkit.png  Heavy Armor Important Tank Alert — While a Scarlet Defender wears their Heavy Armor, they take 20% less damage until their armor breaks from taking 600 damage. Defenders also take 90% less damage from area effect damage.
      • Unarmored — Scarlet Defenders who receive sufficient damage lose their Heavy Armor and take 200% additional damage.


The tank should, if possible, taunt and tank the boss upstairs, near the entrance to Harlan's room. The boss should be tanked standing sideways to the door, and the rest of the party should stand behind the boss because of his Dragon's Reach attack (80% weapon damage in front the caster). Scarlet Defenders will join the fight on occasion and they'll come through the door. This is one of the reasons Harlan is best tanked upstairs. Let the tank get aggro, then quickly do 600 damage (60,000 damage on heroic) to them to break their armor, then finish them off, if possible. Remember that Scarlet Defenders take 90% less from area effect damage (AOEs).

The major part of this fight is Blades of Light. He will jump to the center of the room and wind up a six second cast before starting Blades of Light. Being upstairs will allow everyone to have time to jump back down and then run back up, while avoiding him. Harlan should finish Blades of Light right where he started. Everyone should resume starting positions and repeat until the boss is dead. Blades of Light is pretty much an insta-kill on heroic mode. If the tank or the healer gets sucked in you should just wipe, unless Harlan's life is near dead.

During Blades of Light the tank should, if possible, taunt off the Scarlet Defenders off the healer or anyone else who might have them. Luckily the boss's attack also sucks the adds and makes quick work of them (it will kill them if they have no armor on).


Item Type
Normal Heroic
 [The Gleaming Ravager]  [The Gleaming Ravager] Strength two-handed axe
 [Armsmaster's Sealed Locket]  [Armsmaster's Sealed Locket] Tank necklace
 [Harlan's Shoulders]  [Harlan's Shoulders] Agility mail shoulders
 [Lightblade Bracer]  [Lightblade Bracer] Agility leather bracers
 [Scarlet Sandals]  [Scarlet Sandals] DPS cloth boots
 [Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade]  [Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade] (Rare) tabard

Objective of

Related achievements


Ah-hah! Another chance to test my might.
Call for help
On your guard!
Killing a player
  • Hah-HAH!
  • Tsk! You need more training.
Bested... by the likes of...


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