Salyis's Warband

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BossSalyis's Warband
Image of Salyis's Warband
Race(s) Mushan, Saurok
Level ?? Boss
Health 13,500,000 (Galleon only)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Salyin
Location Rumbling Terrace, Valley of the Four Winds [70.6, 63.6]
Status Killable

Salyis's Warband - often called Galleon or just "Gal" after the primary creature in the fight, a massive mushan - is a world boss found at Valley of the Four Winds in Pandaria. The warband is a party of saurok led by Chief Salyis and mounted atop Galleon.

Background

Adventure Guide

The ruthless saurok roam Pandaria, stealing what they can and harassing the island's other inhabitants. The most infamous of these reptilian pillagers are Chief Salyis and his warband. For years, the saurok commander and his raiders have stormed through the Valley of the Four Winds atop Galleon, a colossal and well-armed mushan that is more a moving fortress than a simple mount.

Members

Galleon's stats

  • 647,934 - 751,816 Damage
  • 24,840 Armor

Abilities

  • Ability searingarrow.png  Fire Shot — Saurok Skirmishers riding on Galleon's back fire flaming crossbow bolts at random players, inflicting 30,000 Fire damage.
  • Ability warstomp.png  Stomp Healer Alert — Galleon stomps the ground, inflicting 150,000 Physical damage to players within 100 yards and knocking them down for 3 sec. Instant.
  • Ability vehicle siegeenginecannon.png  Cannon Barrage Tank Alert — Chief Salyis orders his minions to fire off eight powerful cannon blasts. Each blast inflicts 600,000 Fire damage to players within 10 yards and knocks them back. Instant.
  • Salyin Warmonger Damage Dealer Alert — Chief Salyis's Warmongers periodically jump down from Galleon's back to engage players.
    • Inv weapon halberd 12.png  Impaling Pull 10-40 yd range — The Warmonger uses an Impaling Pull to bring a distant target towards them and inflict 30,000 Physical damage. 0.5 sec

Strategy

Salyis's Warband is mostly a tank and spank fight, with some add fight considerations depending on the raid's efficiency, and including high amounts of raid damage. Still, the mechanics are straightforward, and there are no phase changes aside from the periodic influx of adds. Its difficulty is therefore modest even with a raid of at-level players. As a world boss, the Warband was designed to be faced by a large raid, but any given group may bring more or less players to adjust the difficulty accordingly. By the end of the Mists of Pandaria raid progression, a group of 15-20 players were easily sufficient to defeat the boss in just a couple minutes, with only one moderately-geared healer to keep everyone alive.

Only one tank is required to hold Galleon's attention; the adds may be picked up by an optional second tank or simply killed before they become a problem. The main tank must make sure to stay close enough to Galleon's head not to be hit by Cannon Barrage, while the rest of the raid should stay under or behind Galleon. Healers should be prepared for intense raid-wide healing after each Stomp, as well as an increase in pressure when adds arrive. Damage dealers will primarily be focusing on Galleon. At high enough gear/roster levels, the raid may be able to simply focus down Galleon before or slightly after the first adds arrive, otherwise they should be killed with area of effect abilities or kited. Once the primary boss is defeated, Salyis will announce the retreat and the adds will disappear.

Loot

Item Type
 [Marauder's Gleaming Sack of Gold] Container
 [Cap of Wandering Pride] Spirit leather helm
 [Crest of the Grand Warband] Agility mail helm
 [Crown of Ranging Invasion] Spirit plate helm
 [Facemask of Unrepentant Banditry] Agility leather helm
 [Free Spirit Hood] Spirit cloth helm
 [Giantfoot Headguard] Tank plate helm
 [Greathelm of the Monstrous Mushan] DPS plate helm
 [Helm of Restoring Wind] Spirit mail helm
 [Sky-Sear Cowl] DPS cloth helm
 [Hellrider's Choker] Agility necklace
 [Mushan Rider's Collar] Strength necklace
 [Necklace of Imbued Fury] DPS caster necklace
 [Saddlebinder Links] Tank necklace
 [Stomphowl Pendant] Spirit necklace
 [Armor of the Single Cloud] Caster mail chest
 [Carapace of Crushed Conviction] DPS plate chest
 [Chain of Unsiezed Skies] Agility mail chest
 [Chestguard of the Unbowed Back] Spirit plate chest
 [Fireproofed Chestguard] Caster leather chest
 [Flameshot Wrap] Agility leather chest
 [Ravaging Warrior's Chestplate] Tank plate chest
 [Robes of Blue Skies] Spirit cloth chest
 [Robes of the Lightning Rider] DPS cloth chest
 [Belt of Detonation] DPS cloth belt
 [Cannoneer's Gunpowder Carrier] Agility leather belt
 [Cannonfire Cord] Spirit cloth belt
 [Carrot-Holder Belt] Spirit leather belt
 [Cord of Crazed Strength] DPS plate belt
 [Girdle of the Galloping Giant] Caster plate belt
 [Girdle of the Raging Rider] Agility mail belt
 [Greatbelt of Livid Fury] Tank plate belt
 [Sparkmaker Girdle] Spirit mail belt
 [Burnmender Boots] Spirit mail boots
 [Firerider Treads] Spirit plate boots
 [Flamefoot Tabi] Agility leather boots
 [Open Steppe Sandals] DPS cloth boots
 [Silverspur Warboots] Tank plate boots
 [Slippers of Fiery Retribution] Spirit cloth boots
 [Stompdodger Boots] Caster leather boots
 [Stompers of Vigorous Stomping] DPS plate boots
 [Treads of Gentle Nudges] Agility mail boots
 [Circle of Scaled Fury] Tank ring
 [Hereditary Saurok Loop] Agility ring
 [Ring of Wretched Flames] DPS caster ring
 [Signet of the Bandit Lord] Strength DPS ring
 [Steaming Seal of Flame] Spirit ring
 [Son of Galleon's Saddle] Mount

Achievements

Quotes

Spawn
Chief Salyis yells: Loot and pillage, bwahahaha!
Aggro
Chief Salyis yells: Bring me their corpses!
Fire Shot
Chief Salyis yells: Arm the cannons! Ready! Aim! FIRE!
Killing a player
Chief Salyis yells: They are soft, weak!
Death
Chief Salyis yells: Retreat to the hills!

Video

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2016-07-29): "Spawn timer reduced to 15 minutes."
  • Hotfix (2014-04-07): "All world bosses in Mists of Pandaria are no longer tap-to-faction. Players from both factions that engage the world boss at the same time are now eligible for loot."
  • Hotfix (2013-05-21): "Galleon should now use the correct loot table while awarding loot."
  • Hotfix (2012-10-04): "Galleon can no longer be taunted, and both he and his companions are now more dangerous."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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