Helix Gearbreaker

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BossHelix Gearbreaker
Image of Helix Gearbreaker
Title <The Carpenter>
Gender Male
Race Goblin (Humanoid)
Level 16 - 87 Elite
Health
5 7,120
5H 829,940
Wealth 1g 36s 29c
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Defias Brotherhood
Former affiliation(s) Bilgewater Cartel, The Shattered Hand, Horde
Location Mast Room, Deadmines [50.0, 90.6]
Status Killable
Helix Gearbreaker

Helix Gearbreaker the Carpenter is the second boss of Deadmines.

Background

Helix Gearbreaker is in charge of building the mast of the Defias Juggernaught. He and his fellow goblins that are working for the Defias Brotherhood are considered traitors to the Bilgewater Cartel and the Horde. According to Vanessa Vancleef, Helix is unlike other rogues; He seems to have a fear of the shadows, spiders specifically, and prefers to fight in the light.[1][2]

Adventure Guide

Formerly a craftsman in the Bilgewater Cartel, Helix was offered a sum eclipsing anything he would ever make as a nameless Horde engineer to ply his trade for the Defias Brotherhood. He was quick to accept the job and renounce his former loyalties... just as any resourceful goblin would.

Abilities

Stage One: Bombs away!

  • Inv misc bomb 01.png  Sticky Bomb — Helix will periodically toss a Sticky Bomb onto the ground near a random player. After six seconds if the bomb detects a nearby player within one yard, the bomb explodes. A Sticky Bomb will also self destruct and explode if it is not triggered by a player after eighteen additional seconds. When a Sticky Bomb explodes, it knocks back and deals 50 damage to enemy targets within 3 yards.
  • Ability smash.png  Oaf Smash — The Lumbering Oaf will periodically grab a player and run to the farthest side of the room from the entrance. The Oaf then quickly runs and smashes into a wooden log on the other side of the room, knocking back and dealing 100 Physical damage to the player. In Heroic Difficulty, the impact of Oaf Smash instead inflicts 100% of the target player's health in Physical damage.
  • Throw Helix — The Lumbering Oaf will take Helix from his back, and throw the goblin onto a random player's face for ten seconds. While Helix is attached, he punches the player with his normal melee attack.
  • Inv misc bomb 04.png  Chest Bomb Heroic Difficulty — When Helix leaps back onto the Lumbering Oaf after being attached to player, he leaves a Chest Bomb strapped to the player. After ten seconds, the Chest Bomb explodes. This explosion knocks the targeted player up very high, while dealing 46250 to 53750 Fire damage to nearby player allies within 6 yards.
  • Helix' Crew Heroic Difficulty — Four members of Helix' Crew appear above the players on an overhead log. Each crew member will periodically throw a Sticky Bomb onto the ground below near a random player.

Stage Two: I didn't need him!

  • Ability heroicleap.png  Leap — Helix will leap and attach himself to a player's face for ten seconds. Helix then immediately picks a new player and leaps on them. While Helix is attached, he punches the player with his normal melee attack.
  • Inv misc bomb 04.png  Chest Bomb Heroic Difficulty — When Helix leaps back onto the Lumbering Oaf after being attached to player, he leaves a Chest Bomb strapped to the player. After ten seconds, the Chest Bomb explodes. This explosion knocks the targeted player up very high, while dealing 46250 to 53750 Fire damage to nearby player allies within 6 yards.
  • Helix' Crew Heroic Difficulty — Four members of Helix' Crew appear above the players on an overhead log. Each crew member will periodically throw a Sticky Bomb onto the ground below near a random player.

Strategy

Phase 1

Helix is riding atop of his Lumbering Oaf. The Oaf will melee and will once in a while grab a random player and crash him into the wall. Helix will throw Sticky Bombs which will explode after a while. The Lumbering Oaf may occasionally throw Helix onto a random player and before departing from the player, Helix will implant a Chest Bomb. Players must stay away from the bomb as it will give massive Fire damage to everyone in a six yard radius. During all of this, four members of Helix's Crew will be above the players on an overhead log. Each crew member will periodically throw a Sticky Bomb onto the ground below near a random player. Players should obviously stay away from all bombs at all times.

Phase 2

Phase 2 begins after the Lumbering Oaf is killed. Helix will jump onto the face of a random party member, punching him in the face, giving him melee damage. He will rapidly throw Sticky Bombs, so the ridden player must move around so that the group can continue DPSing Helix without being hit by bombs. Every ten seconds Helix will jump onto someone else, but before departing the player he will leave a Chest Bomb on him. During all of this, four members of Helix's Crew will be above the players on an overhead log. Each crew member will periodically throw a Sticky Bomb onto the ground below near a random player. Players should obviously stay away from all bombs at all times.

Loot

Item Type
Normal Heroic
 [Cruel Barb]  [Cruel Barb] Agility sword
 [Impaling Harpoon] Agility polearm
 [Gold-Plated Buckler] Strength shield
 [Smelting Pants] Agility leather leggings
 [Old Friend's Gloves] Spirit mail gloves
 [Gear-Marked Gauntlets] Strength gloves
 [Gearbreaker's Bindings] Spirit plate bracers
 [Cloak of Thredd] Agility cloak

Objective of

Related achievements

Quotes

Aggro
The mistress will pay me handsomely for your heads!
Spell Cast
Bombs away!
Grabbed by Oaf
Lumbering Oaf yells: No...NO!
Lumbering Oaf yells: OAF SMASH!!
Helix Thrown
Ready Oafie? Throw!
Lumbering Oaf dies
Lumbering Oaf yells: Me...not feel so good...
Helix Gearbreaker yells: I didn't need him! Not when I've got YOU oafs!
Killed a Player
Only 10 copper!? You're not even worth killing!
Death
The scales... have... tipped...

Notes

  • The similarity of Helix's aggro quote is presumably in homage to one of the original Deadmines bosses, Rhahk'Zor.
  • On a related note, he is also very similar to Sneed, the boss of the Deadmines' original Mast Room. He, too, was a small goblin that rode aback something much larger.

Videos

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2015-06-30): "It is no longer possible for players to bring Helix Gearbreaker outside of Deadmines."
  • Hotfix (2011-12-20): "Helix Gearbreaker's Stickybomb should no longer break Stealth."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.

References

  1. ^ A [16D] The Carpenter
  2. ^ H [16D] Traitors!!!

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