How to Beat Argus in World of Warcraft

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Argus the Unmaker is the final boss encounter in the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid in World of Warcraft. This raid can be entered through the crack below the artillery platform near Felfire Armory. 

He is the world-soul of the eponymous planet Argus and the final raid encounter of World of Warcraft: Legion. 

This specific encounter in World of Warcraft is a four-phase battle in which the raid needs to deal with a handful of powerful abilities and devastating debuffs. You’ll be assisted by the Titans in this battle, placing debuffs on enemies and buffing you up with powerups. 

If you want to succeed in this encounter, you have to plan your actions and execute them with great coordination carefully. 

To help you out, we’ve decided to make a guide on how to beat Argus in World of Warcraft. 

Let’s jump right in!

Raid Encounter Player Roles

The Unmaking of Creation – The Speaker has heard the anguished whispers of the Unmaker, an emerald star calling out from the darkness. Little is known of him, only that his once-noble soul has been twisted by ages of endless torment.

Tanks 

  • Tanks should take turns on Argus to minimize the damage of Sweeping Scythe. 
  • If you are the Avatar of Aggramar, you need to guard the players affected by Soulbomb so they won’t get killed by Soulbomb Detonation. 
  • Constellar Designates with Sword of the Cosmos and Blades of the Eternal should always be tanked. Keep the Constellar equipped with Sword of the Cosmos away from other designates to avoid Cosmic Power from stacking. 

Damage Dealers

  • Approach the Gift of the Sky or Gift of the Sea to gain the power of Golganneth. Make sure always to approach the same type of gift as the effects are exclusive for each gift. 
  • If you get affected by Soulbomb, go to the Avatar of Aggramar to avoid dying from Soulbomb Detonation. 
  • Gather the Motes of Titanic Power while you’re a ghost to empower Khaz’goroth, allowing him to cast Titanforging. 

Healers

  • Make sure that players affected by Soulbomb and Soulburst have enough health to withstand Soulburst and Soulbomb Detonation. 
  • Approach the Avatar of Aggramar if you get afflicted by Soulbomb to avoid dying. 
  • If the Lifebinder gets affected by Withering Roots, heal it right away to keep it alive. 
  • Collect the Motes of Titanic Power when you’re a ghost to empower Khaz’goroth, allowing him to cast Titanforging.

Raid Strategy

Phase 1: 

beat Argus in World of Warcraft

Tank players should position Argus at the center of the room and face him away from the raid. This will allow you to avoid hitting the rest of the raid with Sweeping Scythe, a frontal cone ability that debuffs anyone it hits, increasing their physical damage taken. 

Tanks should also alternate with Argus every 3 to 4 stacks. 

DPS and Healers should stick in a single group to manage where Argus will hit his Cone of Death. This skill puts a massive cone of Death Fog on the ground and can be targeted to any non-tank player. 

With everyone on the same spot, the entire raid has ample time to dodge as Argus prepares to unleash his Cone of Death. 

Argus will also place Soul Blight Orbs during this time on random non-tank players. Once this ability expires, it generates a large Death Fog around the affected player. Players affected by Soul Blight should rush to the back of the room to avoid damaging other members of the raid. 

Phase 2: 

When Argus reaches 70% health, he will stop casting Sweeping Scythe, and Golganneth will wash away the Death Fog using a massive storm. During this time, all raid members must stack in the center of the room and focus on damaging Argus. 

As soon as the storm ends, Argus will start spamming his Sweeping Scythe again and begin using Edge of Obliteration. 

beat Argus in World of Warcraft

This ability generates energy scythes in random locations around the room. Lines across the ground will appear and shoot across the room. Simply stay out of the lines on the ground to avoid taking damage. 

The most devastating ability of Argus during this phase is Soulburst. He will place 3 Soulburst Orbs on non-tank players that inflict heavy damage to every player nearby once the debuff expires. 

Phase 3: 

When Argus’ HP goes down to 40%, Aman’Thul will bind Argus, dividing him into 7 Constellar Designates. These seven ADDS need to be killed to move to the final phase of this encounter. 

The Constellar Designates normally casts Star Blast, which inflicts slight damage, and targets random players with Cosmic Ray. Simply ensure that no other raid members get hit by the Cosmic Ray, and you’ll be fine. 

However, you need to keep an eye out for the Cosmic Beacon. 

This ability is a 10-second long cast that puts a hard-hitting debuff on the entire group. Cosmic Beacon stacks and a few stacks can easily cause players to die or wipe the whole raid. 

Due to this, you must assign at least one range player to interrupt the Constellar Designates once they attempt to cast Cosmic Beacon. 

Phase 4: 

After killing the designates, Argus will go back to his original form and trap the raid. He will instantly kill everyone on your team and revive the ones who died just to kill them again. 

Now, Eonar will allow everyone’s spirits to be released and run to the Gift of Eonar to revive themselves. Once everyone is alive, continue damaging Argus until he’s almost finished casting End of All Things. 

At this point, make sure to interrupt Argus from casting, and the last part of the battle should begin. 

beat Argus in World of Warcraft

The key to completing this phase is understanding the Gift of Eonar and how death can be used as a resource. You have to remember that there’s no way to avoid death in this round, and it will happen quite often. 

However, you can use this to your advantage. If one of your members dies, simply instruct them to gather Motes of Titanic Power, which allows Khaz’goroth to cast Titanforging, increasing the entire raid’s attack and healing by 50%. 

Argus Encounter Loot

Completing the Antorus, the Burning Throne will reward you with the following: 

Special Rewards

  • Shackled Ur’zul 
  • Titanslayer %s 
  • Blood of a Titan
  • Moments of Reflection 

Armor

  • Gambeson of Sargeras’ Corruption
  • Handwraps of Inevitable Doom
  • Death-Enveloping Cincture
  • Vest of Waning Life
  • Helm of the Awakened Soul
  • Pauldrons of Colossal Burden
  • Nascent Deathbringer’s Clutches
  • Cosmos-Culling Legplates
  • Chain of the Unmaker
  • Sullied Seal of the Pantheon

Relics

  • Miniaturized Cosmic Beacon
  • Cruor of the Avenger
  • Condensed Blight Orb
  • Flickering Ember of Rage
  • Rime of the Spirit Realm
  • Reorigination Spark
  • Mote of the Forgemaster
  • Root of the Lifebinder
  • Volatile Soul Fragment
  • Conch of the Thunderer

That ends our guide on how to beat Argus in the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid in World of Warcraft. If you have questions about this encounter, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section, and we’ll be here to help. 

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