• 10 Achievement points
  • Gonna Go When the Volcano Blows (10 player)
  • Defeat Sartharion the Onyx Guardian without getting hit by Lava Strike in 10-player mode.

Gonna Go When the Volcano Blows (10 player) is a dungeon & raids achievement earned for defeating Sartharion in Obsidian Sanctum on 10-player mode without being affected by Lava Strike.

Contrary to many expectations, Lava Strike is not the walls of fire that sweep from one side to the other. Instead, it is the meteors that fall pretty much at random.


The most notable strategy for this is to tag Sartharion, then die. The character's survival is not a requirement, only Sartharion's defeat (and the character's participation in it). Dying swiftly limits the number of meteors that have a chance of affecting the character.

It is possible to set your camera out to the maximum distance, allowing you to see the meteors rising from the lava and perhaps allowing you to anticipate where they are going to fall. A handy macro script for this is:

/script SetCVar (”cameraDistancemax” ,50)

See also


The name is likely a reference to the Jimmy Buffet song Volcano.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Renamed from Gonna Go When The Volcano Blows to Gonna Go When the Volcano Blows (10 player).
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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