‘Who dares attack the steed of The Huntsman?’ – Attumen the Huntsman

This is part one of my short Resto-Shaman guides to Karazhan. These guides are designed with the Resto-Shaman in mind, but may be benefical for any healers. These guides are a short, bulleted overview of each Karazhan encounter allowing the Shaman to understand their roll in the raid. 

Welcome to Karazhan. This begins your path to the realm of WoW known as “the end game”. This path will be difficult, but if you are up to the challenge, the rewards will be un-matched. My goal is to make your first steps into raiding as painless as possibly by sharing the tactics I have learned by both research and experience.

The first boss you will face in Karazhan will be Attumen the Huntsman. He resides in the stables with his mount, midnight. This fight, as well as the trash leading to him will be your raid’s first gear check. If you can defeat Attumen you are free to continue on; if not, your group may not be ready for Karazhan.

Clearing the trash: Spectral Stallion/Spectral Charger

Earth Shield:

·         Main or off tank; normally the one who has less total hp. This will help a little bit when healing…not much bet ever little bit helps

Totems:

·         Totems will be dictated by your group’s make up. Drop specific totems if you are in a caster or tank/melee group.

·         Tremor Totem to counteract the Charger’s Howl of Terror (Fear).

Healing:

·         Nothing too specific, just make sure to heal your assigned tank.

Misc:

·         The Stallion’s buff from Absorb Vitality can be purged.

·         Stay close, the Chargers will charge and knock down the farthest raid member.

Boss: Midnight/Attumen

When you arrive at the stable, you will only see Attumen’s mount, Midnight. He will not agro until engaged, so use this time to restore your mana and assign tanks to both Midnight and Attunmen when he spawns.

Earth Shield:

·         Earth shield the tank assigned to Midnight initially.

·         Earth shield the tank assigned to Attumen when he spawns.

Totems:

·         Totems will be dictated by your group’s make up. Drop specific totems if you are in a caster or tank/melee group.

Healing:

·         Nothing too specific, just make sure to heal your assigned tank.

Blood Lust:

·         Blood Lust when Attumen/Midnight is at 25%.

Misc:

·         When Attumen and Midnight combine hold off heals for a few moments to let the tank generate agro.

·         Everyone stacks on top of each other behind Attunmen/Midnight to avoid his charge.

·         If heals are not needed, add to dps with lighting bolts and your fire elemental.

Resto-Shaman Loot:

·         Whirlwind Bracers