OpenRaid - Smoo's Herald Of The Titans


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Relaxed atmosphere where players do not require any instruction to complete content.


Content is clearly explained before each pull, many wipes may be possible while learning the encounter as a team.


Brief explanations may be given, but players are expected to understand fight mechanics and how their role/class is played. Some wipes may be possible while progressing.


All players are expected to be geared and knowledgeable about all aspects of the encounter. Wipes and mistakes may cause players to be replaced.

Smoo's Herald Of The Titans

Led by an OpenRaid staff leader
Guild run for <Paw Stars>
StartSat 20 February 2016, 22:30  End 00:30 (GMT+1)
Type Intermediate Raid 18+   Difficulty 10 man Normal (10 man)
Faction  Horde  Region  US
Item Level 200+  Character Level 80+
LootNeed before Greed  Cross-realm Enabled  
Short link: Raid leader Smooshie

What we're doing...

Herald Of The Titans FoS Achievement with Smooshie!
"Defeat Algalon the Observer in 10-player mode at level 80 without anyone in the raid wearing any equipment with an item level higher than is available in 10-player Ulduar."

You MUST meet the following in order to participate and earn the title!
1. Be a level 80.
Please sign up for this event on your Herald toon! LEVEL 100s WILL BE IGNORED!
2. Gear ilvl must be ilvl 226 or less
3. Weapon ilvl must be ilvl 232 or less
4. Sign out in the gear you plan to wear to this event. I will be checking everyone's armory. (People who have put some work into their toon's gear will receive priority for the approved roster! You don't have to be BIS, but you will be passed over if you're not enchanted, gemmed, or sporting a bunch of heirlooms, etc)

Sign off in your fully gemmed and enchanted Herald gear to be considered.
No heirlooms or timewarped gear.

In order for this to go smoothly, I do have to be pretty strict on gear, enchants, gems, glyphs, etc. with very few exceptions. This has become remarkably more challenging since the stat squish! And I will be treating this with the same respect you'd treat a current progression raid. (See bottom for expectations & FAQs)


I will already have a lock out for us to use.

1. Know the Algalon fight.
Actually know the mechanics for the fight.
2. Ability to communicate via Vent.
If you can't, won't, don't want to be in Vent. This is not the raid for you.
3. We will end at the scheduled end time. Period.
4. Positive attitude.
Expect wipes! Elitists and excessive QQers will be removed.
5. Be prepared.
You are expected to bring your own Cataclysm flasks, pots, and food please.
Suggested: 2 flasks, 40 pots, 20 personal food

A special note about invites:
Approved roster please be online at invite time, (not start time.)
Invite time = "on time" & Start time = "late" (and when we're pulling the boss)
RESERVES please be online, and in Vent (so I know you're online) as you never know when someone will be late or no show, and it's not like you can PuG a Herald group easily. So chances are there will be a few reserves pulled in to complete this event.

  • BTag requests go out early! (Sometimes within 24 hours of the scheduled run.)
  • Invites to join this specific run will go out once about 30 minutes prior to start time.
  • If you miss the initial invite, whisper me in game or ask me in Vent if your spot is still available.
  • Reserves are pulled 15 minutes after initial invites are sent. (Basically, be on time or risk losing your spot.)
  • If you are a reserve who received a BTag request, whisper me in game (or ask me in Vent) for an invite. (Reserves are pulled quickly! IE: If you snooze, you lose.)
  • Reserves are usually pulled FROM VENT! So if you are not in Vent, I will assume you are not online, and you will not be pulled in as a reserve.
  • Please be ready to go, and at the instance on time. It is very rare that I do not pull right at start time.

    Group loot. No reserves.

    1. Shoulder enchants?
    Professions: You can get shoulder enchants from professions (inscription or leatherworking). Scribes can create various enchants such as, Master's Inscription of the Crag that only Scribes can use. However, LWs can make Savage Armor Kit that anyone can use.
    Sons of Hodir Rep: You can also buy BIS shoulder enchants from Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster>. There are several shoulder enchants to buy, (depending on your rep with The Sons of Hodir), and some that are BoA (like Greater Inscription of the Storm). So you can buy them with one toon, and mail it to your alt.
    2. Gems?
    Recipes: You learn all the gem recipes from doing the Dalaran dailies and turning in the required tokens per recipe. Word to the wise, most epic gem recipes cost 4 tokens, so that's 4 days of dailies, so plan accordingly.
    Acquiring: You can prospect gems from ore relevant to the XPack (like Titanium Ore), you can buy gems from the AH, alchemists can TM them, or you can loot the Ashen Sack of Gems (a bag with random eipc gems from killing Onyxia).
    3. Gear?
    Instances: You can run instances like Ulduar 25-man or 10-man, Naxxramas 25-man, Trial of the Crusader 10-man, Onyxia 10-man, Vault of Archavon, Pit of Saron, The Forge of Souls, Halls of Reflection, etc. Some of these drop both gear and weapons (as remember gear has to be 226 or lower, while weapons can be 232 or lower), and some of these are only good for weapons.
    Quests: There are also quests that reward some great Herald items. One quest line starts with "The Heroic Key to the Focusing Iris" from Naxx, and ends up with a great neck after you kill Malygos and turn in. There's also "Reply-Code Alpha" from killing Algalon the Observer in Ulduar 10-man. (Don't get the same quest in 25m, as the ilvl is too high.) That rewards a pretty snazzy back or ring of your choice.
    Professions: Tailors, Leatherworkers, and Blacksmiths can craft ilvl 226 belts and feet that anyone can use. Also, profession determining, these professions can also craft backs, legs, shields, etc that are around ilvl 200. Jewelcrafting can craft trinkets for themselves, as well as rings and necks for others. Scribes can also create enough Darkmoon Card of the North to create a Nobles Deck to turn into the Darkmoon Faire for a trinket that anyone can use. Engineers can craft themselves a helm.
    Vendor: There are also numerous NPCs around Dalaran where you can buy items, from trinkets to bracers. There is also the Cata NPC, Iris Moondreamer (located in Mount Hyjal) who sells 232 weapons.
    4. Other enchants?
    Legs: Tailors or Leatherworkers make the level 80 leg enchants you'll need.
    All Other Enchants: You can use WoD to Wrath enchants, because they scale down to gear level. So search what you want.
    5. Belt Buckle?
    Ebonsteel Belt Buckle or Eternal Belt Buckle is made by a Blacksmith
    6. Flasks, Pots, and Noms?
    You are expected to have Cataclysm flasks, pots, and food.

    WoWHead Guide, "Preparing the 'Herald of the Titans"

    YouTube Videos, "TankSpot's Guide to Algalon"

  • Expectations as listed above
  • DBM, Big Wigs, or similar FOR THIS RAID (check your version)
  • Fully enchanted & gemmed, in gear appropriate for this achievement
  • At least a basic understanding of the fight mechanics
  • Vent (you will be removed if you refuse to use Vent)

    Like my events? Join my group"Smooshie's Shenanigans"
    [Group: Smooshie's Shenanigans]

    Content may be streamed live.

    Ventrilo Info
    Port: 3784
    Password: raidopen
    Smooshie's Shenanigans (toward the bottom)

  • Please log in before signing up for this raid.

    Loot is not automatically given out for this event. Please make sure you read the loot rules listed in the information tab. When in doubt: please ask the raid leader!

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    Approved Roster (9/10)

    This is a list of approved players that are joining this event.

    Signed? Name   Changed Approved?
    Owner     Smooshie   Jan 12th, 04:22
    Yes     Pookaherald   Jan 14th, 06:44
    Yes     Bioxella   Feb 13th, 05:17
    Yes     Prudencee   Jan 14th, 23:30
    Yes     Adjudication   Jan 15th, 21:51
    Yes     Wilty   Jan 14th, 05:05
    Yes     Llama   Jan 17th, 02:26
    Yes     Thrallfred   Jan 25th, 14:19
    Yes     Fuzznuzzler   Jan 22nd, 02:53

    Reserves Roster (34)

    This roster will show you members who are not guaranteed a spot in the event, but players will be online and available for the event.

    Signed? Name   Changed Approved?
    Yes     Mlgnoscope   Jan 22nd, 10:16
    Yes     Bearstank   Jan 30th, 22:15
    Yes     Amemnoch   Feb 5th, 20:03
    Yes     Sidar   Feb 9th, 01:43
    Yes     Jukö   Feb 13th, 04:42
    Yes     Galivar   Jan 14th, 01:05
    Yes     Taerrà   Jan 15th, 18:47
    Yes     Liketea   Jan 17th, 21:34
    Yes     Shoc   Jan 22nd, 19:26
    Yes     Grannecs   Jan 23rd, 20:36
    Yes     Netmog   Jan 26th, 21:19
    Yes     Catfood   Feb 9th, 23:14
    Yes     Althaia   Feb 2nd, 02:55
    Yes     Harlbirttok   Feb 6th, 23:06
    Yes     Xxomm   Feb 7th, 07:47
    Yes     Flayingyou   Feb 8th, 03:35
    Yes     Twizlix   Feb 8th, 23:29
    Yes     Twinktwice   Jan 12th, 18:29
    Yes     Moosaderaura   Jan 14th, 01:30
    Yes     Fayth   Jan 15th, 05:40
    Yes     Wrathgar   Jan 18th, 10:14
    Yes     Shucat   Jan 24th, 07:39
    Yes     Impûsh   Feb 1st, 05:59
    Yes     Raigeki   Feb 2nd, 04:44
    Yes     Bstinson   Feb 2nd, 19:56
    Yes     Kaiyt   Feb 8th, 04:15
    Yes     Gusher   Feb 10th, 01:23
    Yes     Nathrakh   Feb 11th, 22:12
    Yes     Voidberg   Feb 13th, 05:04
    Yes     Vaisaga   Feb 20th, 22:13
    Yes     Millisecond   Feb 15th, 14:20
    Yes     Këres   Feb 17th, 02:27
    Maybe     Kryptrenar   Feb 5th, 06:29
    Maybe     Peculiarly   Feb 10th, 13:48

    Cancelled Roster (3)

    View all cancelled sign ups.


    Tanks: 2 / 2 (3 reserves) Healers: 3 / 2 (3 reserves) Damage Dealers: 5 / 6 (3 reserves)

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    On Feb 21st, 2016 02:22 Report
    Congrats all who participated!
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    On Feb 21st, 2016 00:15 Report
    Smoo thank you for organizing this event, we had a group of a couple reserves and I'm happy to say we downed it as well!
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 23:02 Report
    We need 1 tank, 1 heal, 2 dps. If anyone wants to give it a shot, send me a whisper in game.
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 22:47 Report
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 22:45 Report
    Cosmic Smashing Success! One Shot!
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 22:40 Report
    If anyone on the reserves wants to form up a group, PST Sidar on Black Dragonflight. We have 1 tank, 1 dps, 1 heals
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 22:05 Report
    I am waiting in the vent for today, however I am unable to talk as my mic is not working. Just either have someone btag message me or message on vent if you need another person
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 21:51 Report
    Invites will go out in about 20ish minutes. Please be in Vent at that time.
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 08:26 Report
    Just be in Vent tomorrow for the event. My BTag list is full. So I need to know how many of my guildies I need to kick off my list (temp) to make room for the event. :)
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    On Feb 20th, 2016 08:06 Report
    if Yeticat is the one who sent me a friend invite a while ago your friend list is maxed so i couldnt respond, Just saw lower in the thread it is so my Battle tag is HawkofWar#1557 I'm on the Thrall server if that helps

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