Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic Compendium

With heroic Mogu’shan Vaults under my belt for the last few weeks, I feel it is time to throw up some encounter specific tips and tricks for this plethora of bosses :)

This was thrown together a tad quick, and I will add anything I forgot when I browse over my handywork tomorrow. I will also update/tidy this as I see fit 😛 I will add in a talent choice/glyph choice soon <3

Feng's hangout, pretty rad dude
Feng’s hangout, pretty rad dude

Stone dogs

spec of choice: Survival
Heroic mode notes:

  • Posthaste can provide a needed speedboost while running tiles; however, I suggest taking crouching tiger, hidden chimera if Cobalt is up.
  • Masters call removes the petrification debuff, so can be useful if you are running the tiles later into the fight and are becoming slowed.
  • Deterrence completely negates the Cobalt bomb explossion and consequential root. Try to clear as much as possible for the raid.
  • Make sure you keep rolling a multi shot onto the two dogs you are targeting
  • Try to maximise Readiness by using aMoC on a dog right before, as well as a BA – have both rolling as the tile stacks increase.

Fengizzle ma Nizzle

spec of choice: BM
Heroic mode notes:

  • Deterrence works on a myriad of abilities here, including arcane velocity and epicentre. It is pretty minimalistic in movement, so I suggest picking up crouching tiger hidden chimera to be able to take the pressure off your healers where applicable.
  • When the adds come out in his shield phase, make sure you have a frost trap up where the raid is stacked.
  • The adds can also be affected by binding shot, and if your raid aoe is low, it would be advisable to pick this talent up.
  • If your raid aoe is REALLY low, I suggest running survival for this fight.
  • Survival overall is a fine option, but the majority of the fight is single target, and thus BM is the best choice.
  • Disengage for movement where applicable – including after arcane velocity, to drop wildfire, to move away from the shield before adds.
  • You can also use deterrence to soak lightning fists if you do not have an alternate option.


Spec of choice: BM
Heroic mode notes:

  • You want as much time in the ‘real world’ as possible to maximise your boss damage.
  • Try to utilize your explosive trap if you go to the spirit realm, as well as micromanaging your pet onto the severer of souls.
  • Line up your glaive tosses in the spirit world to maximise damage, and try to serpent sting a few before heading back to the real world.
  • You can use spirit mend in the spirit world for extra stacks of the damage buff if you are lucky enough to be using a spirit pet.
  • Deterrence can help the healers if damage gets a bit too high when you are voodoo’d.

Reset Kings (so glad they hotfixed that..)

Spec of choice: BM
Heroic mode notes:

  • You are able to go all out at the start, so feel free.
  • Deterrence can block the flanking orders if you get in a tight spot.
  • Micromanage your pet to easily swap between bosses (if two are up and one is putting up a “NO DO NOT ATTACK” shield/buff)
  • You can use Bestial Wrath to get out of pinning arrows ASAP, allowing you to run around with an arrow stuck to you which people will still kill regardless that it does no harm…
  • You can tranq off Meng’s delerious buff, as well as Zian’s shield of darkness, however I would refrain from doing this just in case you set the shield off.
  • You shouldnt have too much trouble with cowardice stacks, but just be wary not to go insane on Meng.


Spec of choice: BM
Heroic mode notes:

  • Stand on the edge of the circle so you can simply jump and reset your buffs.
  • During the spark phase, get in a similar position relative to your assigned spot and throw an explosive trap near the spark spawn point.
  • Make sure you are full focus and then switch your pet asap and get a KC off. Do not waste a focus on a sting, just use as many instants as you can before needing to cobra.
  • The later ones are the ones to use your CDs on (BW etc) as they are much slower early on.
  • As pillars come up switch asap, helping as needed (try to be between two pillars) after they drop you can focus a single add (try not to aoe unless your tank has a comfortable lead with threat).
  • As soon as the fight reenters phase one, disengage back to position and resume pwning face. Rinse and repeat, but save big CDs for the final “stack and burn” phase (Stampede/crows etc).
  • In my group we had trouble with me deterrence soaking the big add explosions (it was unreliable, unsure if this is rectified now), so try to avoid it if you can and focus on maximising DPS

Willies of the Emperor

Spec of choice: Survival

Heroic mode notes:

  • we are actually a major utility on this fight, don’t expect to be destroying the meters (if you are, your guild is nice and isnt making you kite and soak).
  • Survival with entrapment makes this very easy, with chain Frost – snakes allowing easy control.
  • Pick up binding shot but try not to use it early when everyones stuns (and your traps) are going off.
  • Keep your pet on passive and throw it on one of the main bosses to maximise uptime.
  • If you have to, disengage over and throw a concussive shot on the courage.
  • With crouching tiger hidden chimera you can soak every second set of rage sparks, with readiness being used primarily as a defensive CD for an extra soak, rather than to max dps.
  • If you DO have to use readiness for a soak, throw up Crows on a boss, readiness then get it up on the other. Same with Black Arrow.
  • Try to keep stings up on the boss, but your main focus is controlling the adds – your raid team will thank you for it.

    Yeah, that's right.
    Yeah, that’s right.

Comments up, bosses down

I had to recently get the help of my tech friend (who pretty much takes care of my site-related needs) to control the spam of my site.. H-O-L-Y crap was there some spam; I think even my spam had spam (and that spam brought some spam-in-a-can, something I have not eaten, and now will never try due to being put off by comment spam). The site is now cleaned up with a new filter in place, and after deleting about 6,800 spam comments, I feel that we are back in control! Quel – 1 Spam – 6800

So with that, if you have commented on the site within the last month, then I may have sorted it with the spam… It was practically impossible to manually sort through the amount of crap that had filled up my comments section. The validation system seems to work fine, as once I have approved a posters comment, they seem to have no issues getting another one up (as long as it is posted under the same identification) and I don’t even have to approve it from that point on!

Last time I had this filter in place, some friendly fellow hunters brought to my attention some interference that the filter had when they were trying to comment.. This is not great, so please let me know if this happens again by emailing me direct at

Comments are rare anyway, so I won’t hold my breath 😛

Site updates are still on the way – I was inspired by our Heroic Garalon kill to begin writing a guide for it the following day. This should be up later this week – I find throwing this up would be a good (although unorganized) start due to the past performance we as hunters have on this particular raid encounter (and our inability to cleave). We now perform quite well, if not very well, compared with the other classes, and to be sat for this encounter for being a hunter is now unacceptable! (yay). With the Garalon guide, I feel compelled to complete the rest of my guides as well, I am still tossing up between a multi-layered guide encounter-by-encounter, OR a big “MSV” guide, highlighting tactics, tips, and tricks.. If you feel game let me know in the comments!!! 😉

Bug goes squish!!!

In game we managed to secure realm first heroic MSV clear last week, as well as taking down blade lord and garalon… hopefully we keep up this pace! The server first spam is quite satisfying 😛
I’ll quickly mention that we hunters are utility gods on heroic will of the emperor!

I look forward to putting up my encounter guides (don’t forget, they are generally hunter specific, not raid guides) as well as updating my spec guides now we are knee-deep in mists. Hope that your particular azerothian adventures are just as fruitful!

<3 Quelys

PS. Feel free to check out our Holy Pallys PoV of our first Heroic Will of the Emperor kill – you can see my sexy hunter trapping skills 😉