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How to Easily Defeat Heroic Rotface in ICC Guide!

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Below is an overview video and detailed walk-through on how to easily defeat Heroic Rotface, the sixth boss fight in Icecrown Citadel. This guide will give an overview of the fight changes from normal to heroic and all players' roles. This guide will only cover what is different so please check the navigation to the left if you're looking for normal mode. Please enjoy this Heroic Rotface Strategy Guide and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to post them below in the comment section or on our forums.


  • Overview: How to Easily Defeat Heroic Rotface in Icecrown Citadel!
    Suggestions: Flasks, buff food (Fish Feast), vent, and most importantly, have fun!

Icecrown Citadel 10m: Heroic Rotface - Overview

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The Heroic Rotface fight can seem a bit chaotic at times but is pretty simple and in my opinion, one of the easier Heroic modes. In this guide I will only cover what is important to Heroic mode and anything else you should honestly know. Depending on the class, gear, and players' abilities you'll want 2-3 healers, 2 tanks, and the rest dps. As for the positioning, have the range, including all healers, stand spread out around the boss leaving around 10 yards between each other.


  • The biggest differences between normal and heroic are Rotface has increased health, hits harder, Oozes are more deadly, and Professor Putricide casts Vile Gas on random players from the balcony.
  • For heroic mode, you'll want to keep the same basic strategy and have any raider infected with Mutated Infection run immediately to the Ooze the off-tank is kiting and be dispelled. Unlike like normal, dispels need to be done a bit earlier since the Mutated Infection now does more damage and reduces healing by 75%.
  • During the encounter, Professor Putricide will be casting Vile Gas on random players. Everyone in range should be spread out atleast 8-10 yards and away from melee.
  • At around 20~30%, pop Bloodlust or Heroism and nuke down Rotface. You could also choose to do this early on if your group is prone to losing a few mid-way through.

Icecrown Citadel 10m: Heroic Rotface - Heroic Recap

  • Head to OT if infected by Mutated Infection
    BL or Heroism at around 20%
    Dispel Mutated Infection quickly
    Freedom OT when need be
    MD loose Oozes to OT
    Range/Healers spread out 8-10 yards
    and most importantly, have fun!

  • So there you have it. A simple walk-through of the fight with Heroic Rotface. Let me know in the comments what your favorite boss is in Icecrown. I really like the Blood Queen fight.
  • 'Now Go PvE or Somethin' Wait.. PvE, WTF!

    Good luck and I hope you enjoyed this guide. If you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback, please make a post below in the comment section or on our forums.