Nitrogg Thundertower

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BossNitrogg Thundertower
Image of Nitrogg Thundertower
Title <Assault Commander>
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Level 102 - 103 Elite
Health
51,780,206
5H2,314,268
5M5,076,928
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Iron Horde
Location Grimrail Depot
Status Killable

Nitrogg Thundertower is the second boss of Grimrail Depot. The encounter is an Add fight which requires dealing with the boss, his adds and the turrets on the train.

Adventure Guide

With a zeal for flame and explosives, Nitrogg was a natural fit in the mechanized and weaponized army that Garrosh's plans brought to Draenor, and he has risen quickly through the Iron Horde. He oversees the artillery on the Grimrail, and is eager to break through the defenses around Shattrath and conquer the enemies of the Iron Horde within.

Overview

At 60% health, Nitrogg Thundertower retreats to his Assault Cannon at the far end of the train car. Players must reclaim Blackrock Munitions from soldiers that pour into the area, and use them destroy Nitrogg's cannon, after which they may dispatch Nitrogg directly.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • Defeat Grom'kar Boomers to loot Blackrock Mortar Shells, then enter a Blackrock Turret to heavily damage Nitrogg's Assault Cannon.
  • Take shelter behind an obstacle when targeted by Nitrogg's Suppressive Fire.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • Take shelter behind an obstacle when targeted by Nitrogg's Suppressive Fire.
  • The platform has many tight turns; be aware of your lines of sight to other party members.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • Reinforcements continually enter the encounter area and must be tanked.
  • Take shelter behind an obstacle when targeted by Nitrogg's Suppressive Fire.

Abilities

Nitrogg Thundertower

  • Spell fire fireball02.png  Blackrock Mortar — Throws a series of Blackrock Mortar shells towards a target's location, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 4 yards of the impact.
  • Inv misc pyriumgrenade.png  Blackrock Grenade — Throws a Blackrock Grenade at a target, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 3 yards.

Assault Cannon

  • Ability fixated state red.png  Suppressive Fire — Readies a salvo of Suppressive Fire, interrupting casts for 1 sec and inflicting rapid Physical damage. Suppressive Fire lasts 10 sec. Targets may hide behind cover to mitigate the damage from this ability.
  • Spell shaman lavasurge.png  Slag Blast Heroic Difficulty — Fires a concentrated salvo of molten slag at a targeted location, engulfing the area in flames. These flames increase Fire damage taken by 30% and inflict 2000 Fire damage every second for 6 sec. This effect stacks.

Blackrock Munitions

Defeated Blackrock weapons specialists will leave behind munitions, which players may picked up and use against Nitrogg and his soldiers.

  • Spell shaman improvedfirenova.png  Blackrock Shrapnel — Carrying Shrapnel, allowing the use of a Blackrock Turret's Shrapnel Cannon ability.

Shrapnel Cannon

Blasts enemies in a frontal cone, inflicting 55000 Fire damage every second to nearby enemies.

  • Spell shaman improvedfirenova.png  Shrapnel Cannon — Blasts enemies in a frontal cone, inflicting 55000 Fire damage every second to nearby enemies.
  • Spell fire fireball02.png  Blackrock Mortar Shells — Carrying Mortar Shells, allowing the use of a Blackrock Turret's Homing Shell ability.

Homing Shell

Shoots an homing shell, inflicting 1000000 Fire damage to the Assault Cannon.

  • Spell fire fireball02.png  Artillery Shell — Shoots an homing shell, inflicting 1000000 Fire damage to the Assault Cannon.
  • Inv misc pyriumgrenade.png  Blackrock Grenades — Carrying Grenades, allowing the use of Blackrock Grenade.

Blackrock Grenade

Throws a Blackrock Grenade at a targeted location, inflicting 114000 to 126000 Fire damage to enemies within 3 yards and knocking them back.

  • Inv misc pyriumgrenade.png  Blackrock Grenade — Throws a Blackrock Grenade at a targeted location, inflicting 114000 to 126000 Fire damage to enemies within 3 yards and knocking them back.

Reinforcements

  • Iron Infantry — The Iron Infantry stand as the backbone of the Iron Horde, combating foes with their sharpened axes.
  • Grom'kar Gunner — Defeated Grom'kar Gunner will drop Blackrock Shrapnel.
    • Spell shaman improvedfirenova.png  Shrapnel Blast — Blasts enemies in a 13 yard frontal cone, inflicting 11875 to 13125 Fire damage every half-second to enemies.
  • Grom'kar Boomer — Defeated Grom'kar Boomer will drop Blackrock Mortar Shells.
    • Spell fire fireball02.png  Blackrock Mortar — Throws a Blackrock Mortar shell, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 4 yards of the impact.
  • Grom'kar Grenadier — Defeated Grom'kar Grenadier will drop Blackrock Grenades.
    • Inv misc pyriumgrenade.png  Blackrock Grenade — Throws a grenade at a target's location, inflicting Fire damage to enemies within 3 yards.

Strategy

Nitrogg Thundertower is arguably the hardest encounter in Grimrail Depot.

Phase 1 is relatively simple. Thundertower hits the tank hard and throws mortars at random party members. Move away from where he throws the mortars.

Phase 2 begins as Thundertower rides to the front of the train cart, blasts away the walls and begins sending Grom'kar Gunners, Grom'kar Grenadiers, and Grom'kar Boomers at the party. His turret will shoot Suppressing Fire at a random party member, the shots will hurt both the target and those around him/her. Getting behind the various boxes and pillars will block the shots. The turret's health is too high to destroy normally, so the party must loot the dead Boomers, take their mortars, and use the turrets on the side of the train to destroy Thundertower's turret. Use the dead Grenadier's grenades to kill the adds faster and keep the pressure off the tank.

Phase 3 begins after Thundertower's turret is destroyed by the party's mortars. Thundertower will attack the party once again, this time with more adds spawning. Use your cooldowns and the grenades to finish off the boss.

Loot

Item Type
 [Scepter of Brutality] (H · M) Strength one-hand mace
 [Thundertower's Targeting Reticle] (H · M) Agility trinket

Related Achievements

Quotes

Gauntlet
They're here... GET UP!
Formation, NOW!
Come on, swines! Move like you signed up for this.
Intro
Readdyyyyyyyy!!!
Aggro
Who dares challenge me?
Reinforcements
  • Let 'em have it, boys!
  • Give 'em all ya got.
Suppressive Fire
  • I've got my sights on you.
  • RAPID FIRE!!!
Phase 3
Hah! Let's take this down to your level.
Killed a player
  • Another contender down!
  • So weak!
Wipe
None can compete!
Death
I didn't... even... try...

Objective of

Trivia

Nitrogg is voiced by Paul Nakauchi.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2015-01-05): "
    • [Requires a realm restart] Nitrogg Thundertower: Assault Cannon's Suppressive Fire now deals less damage.
    • [Requires a realm restart] Nitrogg Thundertower: Grom'kar Gunner's Shrapnel Blast now deals less damage.
    • [Requires a realm restart] Nitrogg Thundertower: Iron Infantry now has less health."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.

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