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01.03.2012 , 01:04 PM | #1
hey guys,

I decided i would like to start making guides as i have already killed 5/5 HM and figured sharing the knowledge with all the people coming into the content now and in the future,

i figured i'd pop the cork with hard mode annihilator droid XRR-3


hello everyone,

maximumpanda from ruin gaming here with our first video on how to successfully defeat hard mode annihilator droid xrr-3

this encounter requires 1 tank 2 healers and 5 dps

the boss has 1 million 670 thousand 9 hundred and 64 health with a 6 minute enrage timer.

ranged dps like commandos with high survivability cooldowns make then encounter's enrage a great deal easier to work with.

the boss also has 6 abilities that he casts

firstly annihilator droid does a frontal AOE swipe to anyone in melee ranged called overwhelming swipe, this swipe not only does damage but also knocks anyone hit 30 yards back.

he will also randomly target a raid member and hit them for roughly 5 thousand hp

at 92% 72% and 38% annihilator will cast missle salvo, this lasts for 20 seconds and hit all raid members within line of sight of the boss.

after the first missle salvo he will begin casting additional abilities

after the 92% salvo he will start targeting a raid member with a large red missle indicator, this does massive damage to the target and has a nasty habit of killing the target if they aren't at 100% health

after the 72% salvo he will start casting firstorm, this launches missles into the air that land where raid members were standing, you have roughly 3 seconds to move from the targeted area which is fairly simple as the area is very small

he will also begin to cast shockwave which does minor aoe damage to anyone within melee range

at 8% annihilator will begin to cast his final missle salvo, but instead of lasting 20 seconds it goes until he dies. this is where survivability cooldowns become mandatory. it is better if healers stand LOS of the boss and chain heal the ranged.
this phase becomes more complicated if the boss enrages as each missle hit will 1 shot anyone who gets hit by them

that is all you need to know to kill hardmode annihilator.

i've attached the full kill video so you can see the entire fight.

thanks for watching and look out of more videos coming soon
feel free to post any comments or critisms, or point out any flaws in the video. this is my first time doing any sort of video editing and I'm not perfect

also sorry about the huge *** water mark, fraps footage was corrupt and i had to use the footage from my 1080p livestream

thanks for watching!