G'huun (tactics)

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For his biography, see G'huun.

BossG'huun
Image of G'huun
Race Old God (Aberration)
Level ?? Boss
Health
LFRScales
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
Mythic150,103,520
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Uldir
Status Killable
G'huun in the wall.

G'huun is the final boss of the Uldir raid. After facing the other horrors of Uldir, the raid faces the root of the corruption that seeks to devour Zandalar, and potentially, all of Azeroth.

This fight consists of 3 phases and revolves around using the titan-made Reorigination Drive to wipe out adds and severely damage G'huun at critical junctures.

Adventure Guide

In Uldir, the titans had hoped to find a solution to the Old Gods. But when they experimented upon the Old Gods' unending, ravenous need to corrupt, they unexpectedly created a perfect avatar of that desire. G'huun is nothing but rot, pestilence, and decay, the ultimate parasite who cannot stop itself from consuming its host until it is gone.

Overview

Overview of tactics for the G'huun fight.

G'huun begins the encounter encased within the chamber's wall, calling forth minions to assault his foes. To dislodge him from his lair, the Reorigination Drive must be fully charged by depositing Power Matrices within it. Once active, G'huun begins his assult in earnest. G'huun can be stalled by continuing to power up the Reorigination Drive, causing Reorigination Blasts to weaken him. Upon reaching low health, G'huun unleashes his might, destroying the Reorigination Drive, preventing the use of Reorigination Blasts.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Deposit Power Matrices to trigger a Reorigination Blast.
  • Be sure to interrupt the Blightspreader Tendril's Decaying Eruption.
  • Remember, Blood Feast can reset your stacks of Putrid Blood.
  • Face away from G'huun when he casts Gaze of G'huun.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Deposit Power Matrices to trigger a Reorigination Blast.
  • Reorigination Blast inflicts substantial damage to all party members each time it is fired.
  • Remember, Blood Feast can reset your stacks of Putrid Blood.
  • Once G'huun reaches 25% health, he no longer casts Blood Feast, causing Putrid Blood to stack indefinitely.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Position Dark Young to maximize the effect of Dark Bargain.
  • When G'huun becomes active, coordinate with your co-tank to manage Growing Corruption.
  • Remember, Blood Feast can reset your stacks of Putrid Blood.
  • Face away from G'huun when he casts Gaze of G'huun.

Abilities

Phase One: My Minions are Endless

Lower Platform

  • Spawn of G'huun Mythic Difficulty — When any of G'huun's minions are slain, Spawns of G'huun erupt from the corpse.
    • Ability hunter pet worm.png  Blood Host disease Mythic Difficulty — The Spawn of G'huun burrows into its target, inflicting X Plague damage every 2 sec for 20 sec. Upon removal, 2 Spawn of G'huun erupt from the afflicted player.
    • Ability warlock everlastingaffliction.png  Dark Purpose Mythic Difficulty — The Spawn of G'huun fixates upon a random player and moves towards them, increasing in speed over time. Upon reaching the target the Spawn of G'huun burrows into the target, making it a Blood Host.
  • Warlock bloodstone.png  Blood Shield Mythic Difficulty — While shielded, the target regenerates 5% of their maximum health every 0.5 sec.
  • Spell shadow deathcoil.png  Explosive Corruption — G'huun spreads corruption to a random player that explodes after 4 sec, inflicting X Plague damage to all players within 5 yards, creating a patch of Blighted Ground. In addition, when Explosive Corruption expires, it creates 5 Virulent Corruption that radiate outward.
    • Ability deathknight desecratedground.png  Virulent Corruption — Touching a Virulent Corruption inflicts X Plague damage and causes it to infect the target with Explosive Corruption.
    • Blighted Ground — reates a zone of corrupted ground. Standing within the area inflicts X Plague damage every 1.5 sec and reduces the target's movement speed by 70%. Reorigination Blast causes all areas of Blighted Ground to shrink over time until they vanish.
  • Inv misc monsterfang 02.png  Thousand Maws — G'huun summons forth minions to assist him.
  • Cyclopean Terror — Add that casts Torment.
    • Spell priest voidsear.png  Torment Interruptible — The caster assaults a random player's mind, inflicting increasing Shadow damage every 3 sec for 15 sec.
  • Dark Young Tank Alert — Add that casts Dark Bargain
    • Spell holy devotion.png  Massive Smash Tank Alert — Filled with unending rage, the caster slams their target, inflicting X Physical damage and knocking them back.
    • Ability priest surgeofdarkness.png  Dark Bargain Important — Upon reaching 100 energy the Dark Young unleashes a profane ritual, increasing the damage taken, healing done and damage done of all creatures, including players, within 10 yards of the caster by 25% for 30 sec. Any player reaching 2 stacks of Dark Bargain becomes an unwilling thrall of G'huun, attacking their allies until they are brought to 50% of their maximum life.
  • Blightspreader Tendril Mythic Difficulty — The Blightspreader Tendril slowly loses energy over time. Upon reaching 0 energy, the tendril burrows through the ground to a new location.
    • Spell shadow deathcoil.png  Decaying Eruption Interruptible Mythic Difficulty — Inflicts X Plague damage to all players.
    • Spell shaman earthquake.png  Burrow Mythic Difficulty — The caster burrows through the ground to a random location.

Upper Platform

  • Ability titankeeper cleansingorb.png  Power Matrix — A mote of titanic power. Depositing this core in the Reorigination Drive generates 35 energy. While holding the Power Matrix, the target's movement speed is reduced by 20% every 2 sec until they become immobile.
    • Ability paladin sacredcleansing.png  Throw Power Matrix — Throws the titan core up to 20 yards. If the core is not caught by another player it is destroyed.
    • Spell shaman staticshock.png  Imperfect Physiology — The lingering effects of the curse of flesh interfere with the titan's power, preventing interaction with the Titan Cores for 3 min.
  • Ability priest flashoflight.png  Matrix Surge — Picking up the Power Matrix causes a surge of power that moves towards whomever holds the Power Matrix, inflicting X Arcane damage to all enemies within 4 yards every 0.5 sec.
  • Ability druid cresentburn.png  Reorigination Blast Important — When the Reorigination Drive reaches 100 energy it unleashes a blast of titanic power, inflicting X Arcane damage to all creatures, including players, every 6 sec for 24 sec. This blast incapacitates G'huun and all of his minions, and increases all damage taken by these creatures by 100% for 24 sec.
  • Amorphous Cyst — Adds that Slow
  • Spell shadow creepingplague.png  Undulating Mass — Creates an area of mossy growth that inflicts X Plague damage every 1.5 sec and reduces movement speed by 75% while standing within the area.
  • Spell priest voidtendrils.png  Tendrils of Corruption Mythic Difficulty — Nightmarish tendrils grasp and squeeze any player who touches them, immobilizing the target and inflicting X Plague damage every 1.5 sec for 12 sec.
  • Spell deathknight necroticplague.png  Unclean Contagion — Spore clouds choke the upper platforms surrounding G'huun, inflicting X Plague damage every 2 sec while remaining in the area.

Stage Two: Behold the Power of G'huun!

Lower Platform

  • Inv misc monsterfang 02.png  Corrupting Bite Tank Alert — ach of G'huun's melee attacks inflict an additional X Plague damage.
    • Ability xavius corruptingnova.png  Growing Corruption Tank Alert — With each consecutive melee attack against the same target, the damage of Corrupting Bite is increased by 15%. This effect stacks. When G'huun switches to a new target, Growing Corruption is reset.
  • Ability xavius darkruination.png  Wave of Corruption — G'huun unleashes a wave of decay that radiates away from him. Any player touching the wave causes a noxious explosion that inflicts X Plague damage to all players within 5 yards, knocking them back and applying Putrid Blood to each player.
    • Ability ironmaidens bloodritual.png  Putrid Blood — Inflicts X Plague damage every 1.5 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Ability racial cannibalize.png  Blood Feast — Tendrils of G'huun's corruption immobilize a target for 6 sec. After 6 sec, players within 8.5 yards of the target have their applications of Putrid Blood reset and a Gibbering Horror is spawned.
    • Gibbering Horror — Add that Interrupts casters
      • Ability warrior bloodfrenzy.png  Blood Might — Each application of Putrid Blood that is consumed by Blood Feast increases the Gibbering Horror's maximum health and damage done by 5%.
      • Ability deathwing bloodcorruption death.png  Unstoppable Corruption — The churning corruption of G'huun prevents the Gibbering Horror from dying outright. When reduced to 0 life, the Gibbering Horror erupts into a mass of Blighted Ground. After 40 sec, the Gibbering Horror is restored to 80% of its maximum life. This effect is removed when the Gibbering Horror is under the effect of Reorigination Blast.
      • Ability warlock soulswap.png  Mind-Numbing Chatter — The caster babbles incoherently, inflicting X Shadow damage to all players and interrupting casting for 3 sec.
        • Spell shadow soulleech 3.png  Chattering Echoes Mythic Difficulty — Increases the damage of Mind-Numbing Chatter by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • Inv artifact bloodoftheassassinated.png  Bursting Boil — G'huun calls forth 3 Bursting Boils. Each boil explodes after 8 sec, inflicting X Shadow damage and an additional X Shadow damage every 2 sec for 30 sec to the 2 targets closest to the boil. Any player reaching 2 stacks of Bursting Boil becomes an unwilling thrall of G'huun, attacking their allies until they are slain.
  • Spell shadow deathcoil.png  Explosive Corruption — G'huun spreads corruption to a random player that explodes after 4 sec, inflicting X Plague damage to all players within 5 yards, creating a patch of Blighted Ground. In addition, when Explosive Corruption expires, it creates 5 Virulent Corruption that radiate outward.

Upper Platform

Same as phase one

Phase Three: Your Destruction is Assured!

  • Inv elemental primal earth.png  Collapse — G'huun destroys the Reorigination Drive causing several pieces of debris to rain from the ceiling, inflicting X Nature damage to all players and knocking them back. Players farther from the impact take less damage.
  • Artifactability blooddeathknight umbilicuseternus.png  Malignant Growth Heroic Difficulty — G'huun creates a series of Malignant Growths that explode, inflicting X Plague damage to all players within 8 yards.
    • Inv artifact bloodoftheassassinated.png  Bursting Boil — G'huun calls forth 3 Bursting Boils. Each boil explodes after 8 sec, inflicting X Shadow damage and an additional X Shadow damage every 2 sec for 30 sec to the 2 targets closest to the boil. Any player reaching 2 stacks of Bursting Boil becomes an unwilling thrall of G'huun, attacking their allies until they are slain.
  • Spell shadow possession.png  Gaze of G'huun — G'huun unleashes a wave of terror, causing all players facing him to flee in fear for 6 sec.
  • Inv misc monsterfang 02.png  Corrupting Bite Tank Alert — ach of G'huun's melee attacks inflict an additional X Plague damage.
    • Ability xavius corruptingnova.png  Growing Corruption Tank Alert — With each consecutive melee attack against the same target, the damage of Corrupting Bite is increased by 15%. This effect stacks. When G'huun switches to a new target, Growing Corruption is reset.
  • Ability xavius darkruination.png  Wave of Corruption — G'huun unleashes a wave of decay that radiates away from him. Any player touching the wave causes a noxious explosion that inflicts X Plague damage to all players within 5 yards, knocking them back and applying Putrid Blood to each player.
    • Ability ironmaidens bloodritual.png  Putrid Blood — Inflicts X Plague damage every 1.5 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Spell shadow deathcoil.png  Explosive Corruption — G'huun spreads corruption to a random player that explodes after 4 sec, inflicting X Plague damage to all players within 5 yards, creating a patch of Blighted Ground. In addition, when Explosive Corruption expires, it creates 5 Virulent Corruption that radiate outward.

Strategy

This fight requires 2 tanks. Healing will be light in phase 1, but the need for heavy healing will grow when G'huun himself joins the fight. [Bloodlust] effects should be saved for the final phase. While any DPS composition works, high-mobility classes like monks, warriors, and demon hunters, along with warlocks, can make Phase 1 far easier.

Phase 1

During this phase, G'huun will stay inside the wall and constantly heal itself, making damaging it pointless. All it will do is cast Explosive Corruption. This will hit several players with a debuff that, after 4 seconds, will explode and create both slime on the ground and blight-orbs flying in different directions. Players should try to drop this debuff as close to the walls as possible and away from high-traffic areas, as the slime both hurts and slows down players.

Most of the raid will be in the center arena battling G'huun's forces at any given time. Cyclopean Terrors are eye tentacles and simply cast Mind Flay on players with slowly increasing damage and should be focused down first. The Dark Young is a giant creature that hits the tank hard and casts Dark Bargain. This spell causes a circle to appear on the ground, and when players OR enemies are within the circle when the mob finishes casting, they will gain a strong DPS and Healing increase, but increase damage taken. Tanks should try to make it so the Dark Bargain is cast on the Cyclopean Terrors to get them down faster. DPS and Healers can also take a stack, but should be mindful that, if they gain 2 stacks, they will get charmed and need to be taken down.

This phase will go on until the raid uses the Power Matrix orbs that spawn on the sides of the room to create a Reorigination Blast, killing all the adds and starting Phase 2. To trigger it, players must run a total three orbs from the spawn location (small altars on the left and right side of the arena) to the Reorigination Drive at the other end of the hall. The orb will spawn on the left-hand side of the arena, then the right, then the left again. Along the hall, there are cysts that cause blighted ground that will slow you down and cause negligible damage. As previously said, classes with high mobility can essentailly solo this segment with the help of a warlock's [Demonic Gateway]. A monk with [Celerity], a warrior with [Warbringer] (charging the cysts), or a demon hunter are all great options. If these are not available, 3 players must move and throw the orb between each other due to the orb slowing down and eventually rooting the player holding it. If a player throws the orb and it does not land on another player, it will shatter against the ground uselessly and you will have to start over. The reason to bring 3 players is that, if a player has held an orb within 5 minutes, they will not be able to hold one again and the orb will shatter when thrown. Divide players into appropriately-sized groups before hand and this phase should end with minimal difficulty once the mechanics are understood.

Phase 2

As the Reorigination Blast fires, it will stun and wipe out all adds over the course of 24-seconds. Stack and heal through the damage. After the adds have died, G'huun itself will emerge and attack. The tank-swap mechanic is Growing Corruption, causing G'huun to deal ever-increasing damage to the tank he is currently targeting, and can only be reset when he hits a different target, similar to Imperator Mar'gok. He will also be casting Explosive Corruption on his current tank. Ideally, tanks should watch their DBM timers and time their taunts so that the tank with the stacks takes the Explosive Corruption and then is able to run out to keep the Blighted Ground against the wall.

During this phase, the raid can stack up to better heal-off the damage from G'huun's Wave of Corruption. This causes all players to take unavoidable damage and also causes them to gain stacks of Putrid Blood, causing damage over time. The only way to dispel this stacking debuff is to stack on the player with Blood Feast, a large red circle that roots a single player. This will spawn a Gibbering Horror add which must be picked up immediately. This add will hit the tank and cast Mind-Numbing Chatter to interrupt anyone currently casting. Healers must pay attention to DBM timers for this cast as damage during this phase is very high from the Waves of Corruption. Each stack of Blood Feast cleansed will empower the add by 5%. Cleansing stacks frequently, or not standing on the Blood Feast, will lead to smaller and more frequent adds, while waiting for several Blood Feasts to pass will lead to fewer and stronger adds.

You can only activate ONE more Reorigination Blast this phase and you typically want to use it to transition cleanly into Phase 3 by using it to kill the currently-active add. You can be done multiple ways, such as only summoning 2 big adds, activating Reorigination Blast, and cleaving them both down while killing the boss. Use the blast to get to 25% and Phase 3 will begin.

Phase 3

At 25%, the Reorigination Drives will no longer function, leaving the raid to finish off G'huun on their own. During this phase, G'huun will cause the roof to collapse, causing even greater raid-wide damage over time. He will also gain Gaze of G'huun, causing anyone currently facing towards it to run away in fear for 6 seconds. Simply turn away to do so. He also stops casting Blood Feast, meaning there is no way to cleanse Putrid Blood stacks. Try to save healing cooldowns for this phase as it will get very damage-heavy. The raid should not stack due to the collapsing roof hurting and knocking you back from the impact-site. Thus, the raid should try to spread out with the healers in the center of the room, better able to reach everyone. As Putrid Blood stacks get higher and Explosive Corruption continues hitting non-tank players, the fight becomes a brutal race to see who dies first: The raid or the boss. Use your Bloodlust, keep the Explosive Corruptions near the walls, and chain your healing cooldowns smartly, and your raid should be victorious with high dps.

Loot

Item Type
 [Lancet of the Deft Hand] (LFR · H · M) Fist weapon
 [Re-Origination Pulse Rifle] (LFR · H · M) Gun
 [Barricade of Purifying Resolve] (LFR · H · M) Shield
 [Heptavium, Staff of Torturous Knowledge] (LFR · H · M) Intellect staff
Helm of the Defiled Laboratorium (LFR · H · M) Azerite plate helmet
Amice of Corrupting Horror (LFR · H · M) Azerite cloth shoulders
Spaulders of Coagulated Viscera (LFR · H · M) Azerite mail shoulders
Tunic of the Sanguine Deity (LFR · H · M) Azerite leather chest
 [Cord of Septic Envelopment] (LFR · H · M) Cloth belt
Striders of the Putrescent Path (LFR · H · M) Leather boots
Hematocyst Stompers (LFR · H · M) Plate boots
 [Vanquished Tendril of G'huun] (LFR · H · M) Trinket

Related achievements

Quotes

Intro
Princess Talanji says: De Reorigination Drive is ready. Now, it is left to us to end G'huun's plague once and for all.
G'huun whispers: The seals are broken. The end is here. Come, and be the first to accept my gift.
G'huun whispers: You will carry my pestilence, and a vast, bubbling, putrid cyst will cover the world.
Aggro
Oou gul'kafh lal lwhuk!
The outbreak has begun!
Power Matrix
  • MOTHER yells: Attention. A new power matrix is available.
  • MOTHER yells: A new power matrix can now be collected.
Reorigination Blast
MOTHER yells: Alert. Reorigination blast sequence initiated. Please vacate the area.
Dark Young
Qam oou iilth ez i awtgsshu amun on'ma!
Let the feast of a thousand maws begin.
Thousand Maws
  • Log'loth w'oq Ongg!
Children, come and feed!
  • W'oq uhn'agth ez qam Shandai!
Come, servants of rot. Consume!
Emerge
Zuq ag'xig bormaz ag'thyzak!
You cannot escape infection!
Blood Feast
  • Let the hunger take you. Feed on their blood!
  • Seek out your allies. Share my gift!
  • The rot runs through your veins. Let it spread!
Collapse
Oou vwahuHn ag'xig shfk zuq!
The titans cannot save you!
Gaze of G'huun
Za awtgsshu wgah uulg'ma ywaq zaix.
  • My whispers will liquefy your mind.
Vwah oou kaaxth zz ywaq iiyoq Ag'xig fhssh I on'ma.
Feel the twitch in your spine? That is where I exist.
I ongg za ywaq qvsakf.
I feed on your terror!
Killing a player

Ywaq mh'naus wgah zaix zygtahg.

Your screams will echo forever!
  • Ywaq ongg an'qov i lal halahs nuq.
Your husk serves a new master now.
Death
Oou thyzz lal ak'uq qwaz Zuq shkul ma sk'tek...
The contagion... has taken root within you...
Other
  • Finally... When the planet ruptures like a giant boil, my rot will spread across the cosmos.
  • I shall spread and consume this world.
  • I will give your flesh purpose.
  • All life withers. Accept this and be transformed.
  • My blight cannot be purged.
  • Nothing can stop my pestilence.
  • Such eager hosts. You will be the first to receive my gift.
  • The curse of flesh consumes you.
  • The seals, broken. The Titans, gone. The era of rot begins!
  • The tickle in your throat, the itch in your mind... I have always been with you.
  • You fight against the inevitable. My plague cannot be stopped. It already festers within you...
  • Your decay is inevitable.
  • Your species exists to feed my growth.

Notes

  • In an earlier beta build, his adventure guide entry read : "Captured by the titans and experimented upon for centuries, G'huun now spreads his corrupting influence throughout Uldir."

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