Gurubashi Berserker (original)
|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in World of Warcraft: Classic.
- For the dungeon version, see Gurubashi Berserker. For the Throne of Thunder mobs, see Gurubashi Berserker (Throne of Thunder). For the Zuldazar mobs, see Gurubashi Berserker (Zuldazar).
|Race||Dire troll (Humanoid)|
|Level||60 - 62 Elite|
Gurubashi Berserker can be found in Zul'Gurub.
These nasty monsters patrol a fair distance. They hit fairly hard and do an AoE fear (Aggro reset), an AoE knockback, enrage at 50% and an AoE thunderclap. Watch to make sure your back is not facing another group or a cliff edge. After the AoE fear, most melee will lose aggro and the berserker will go for the ranged damage or a healer, so keep an eye open.
These things take a tremendous amount of space to fight, do not risk fighting them near other groups. The main problem with these is that they A) do a ton of damage, around 500dps to plate and B) wipe aggro on everyone near them. This means that there is a very high risk of the zerker wiping threat, jaunting off to kill a mage, and then being taunted. Eliminating deaths on these things is tough.
Basically, this involves treating the Berserker like the spider boss. Have the MT grab the Berserker, and have the 'Catcher' stand with the ranged dps. When the Berserker sheds aggro, and he will, the catcher taunts him and moves him away from the group as well as possible. The former MT then runs to stand with the ranged dps and become the new Catcher. This strategy is somewhat time limited, because if the tank gets the movement debuff that the thunder clap does, moving him out of the ranged dps will become difficult. With good dps though, you will only need to make one or two transitions.