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Rattlegore (Classic)

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For information about the modern encounter, see Rattlegore.

MobRattlegore
Image of Rattlegore
Race Bone golem (Undead)
Level 43 Elite
Health 34,325
Mana 4,296
Wealth 19s 78c
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location The Great Ossuary, Scholomance
Status Killable

Rattlegore is a level 43 elite bone golem mini-boss in Scholomance. He is directly under the Great Ossuary (Plagued Hatchling room) near Jandice Barov's dungeon (you can enter through the stairs or just fall through the holes in the hatchling room, but that is not recommended).

Abilities

  • He has a strong melee attack
  • Knock Away - Inflicts normal damage plus 30 to an enemy and knocks it back.
  • Strike - Strikes at an enemy, inflicting increased melee damage.
  • War Stomp - Inflicts normal damage plus 50 to nearby enemies, stunning them for 4 sec.

Strategy

Do note that if you do not empty the room of some patrolling mobs, you might over-pull, which does a lot during a boss fight. Have a priest ready to [Shackle Undead] just in case. While you possibly do not need to clear the whole room to fight Rattlegore, doing so is strongly advised, particularly if an attempt is being made to solo him at level 70 or below.

Unless you're a Paladin or a Warrior, Rattlegore probably should not be soloed in less than tier 4 (level 70) equivalent gear, because in terms of scaling, at less than that mitigation/stamina level, he hits like a truck.

Loot

Notable Loot
Inv shoulder 03.png [Bone Golem Shoulders] Inv helmet 14.png [Bone Ring Helm]
Inv boots plate 09.png [Corpselight Greaves] Inv shoulder 02.png [Deadwalker Mantle]
Inv hammer 13.png [Frightskull Shaft] Inv shield 02.png [Rattlecage Buckler]
Inv misc note 03.png [Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II]

Notes

  • He has 100% chance to drop the Viewing Room Key which in turn is used to enter Vectus's Lecturing Room, Ras Frostwhisper's Lab, and the Headmaster's Hall. This key is no longer needed and was removed.

Speculation

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He may be the leader or first "creation" of the Rattlecage Skeletons, who are situated in Tirisfal Glades, due to his name being similar to the word "rattlecage" and because he drops a shield called  [Rattlecage Buckler].

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Updated for the new version of Scholomance.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 60 to 43. Now appears as a quest target in the Western Plaguelands.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Rattlegore will now always drop at least one Rare item.

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