This combo relies a lot on the insane raid buff, Soul's Darkness
, obtained in the new raid Sanctum of Domination
. It gives you a 60% damage boost to shadow, this includes Chaos Bolt
.Keep in mind the buff has already been fixed by now, it persisted outside the raid, even in M+ which had me report the bug before uploading the vid.
Since the buff is only a 3 minute duration, I had to be quick after obtaining it. I set my Hearthstone at Ratchet in Durotar.
Funny thing to keep in mind btw, is that Chaos Bolt
is not actually chaos damage. It lacks the physical / holy part of the "chaos school". This is the reason Anti-Magic Shell
absorbs Chaos Bolt
, but it won't absorb Fel Rush
(since DH Fel Rush is true chaos).
Or well... at least sometimes it won't and sometimes it will? something is bugged with that school or Anti-Magic Shell
, perhaps Metamorphosis
is the reason Fel Rush
goes through, even though that wouldn't make sense.
You can see, Chaos Bolt
lacks holy and physical school.
Just like last time, we use Bane of Havoc
to get Chaos Bolt
to hit everyone.
I tried with a lot of different Legendaries, but the most useful one for AOE was the Decaying Soul Satchel
. With this we stack up a 20% crit and haste boost on some Gently Squeezed Toad
We need a way to get close to the enemy before the satchel buff drops off, and for this we will use the Oddly-Shaped Horn
from Pandaria. This makes you instantly mount at 300% increased movement speed for 20 seconds, a really fun item!
The last important part of the combo are the First Strike
and Wild Hunt Tactics
Soulbind Abilities from Korayn.
To do the AOE one-shot, we prepare the satchel buff on some toads, then we rush into the enemies we wanna one shot.
We use all CDs and consumables, then Bane of Havoc
followed by Summon Infernal
, to stun and proc First Strike
Then we do a huge Chaos Bolt
. That along with Conflagrate
does about 50k damage for me at 229 ilvl.
For the single target version, we equip the Odr, Shawl of the Ymirjar
, which sadly won't work for AOE with Bane of Havoc
We use CDs, Conflagrate
into Chaos Bolt
. A real simple combo that doesn't require toads!