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TotFW / BWD / BoT Parsing Rules

This article goes through the various rules, banned items, and the adds excluded from bosses in Throne of the Four Winds, Blackwing Descent, and Bastion of Twilight on Warcraft Logs rankings.

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Boss Changes

This should outline all the boss changes. Please also join us on Discord to suggest updates. This first draft is an attempt at fewer restrictions at the start. We are open to a potential partition with more rules before Firelands release.

Conclave of Wind

Damage done to Ravenous Creepers is excluded.


No rules.

Omnotron Defense System

Removed from All Star Points (Damage), and Complete Raid.


Damage done to Lava Parasites is removed in 25m difficulties.


No rules.


No rules, but the fight is removed from Healing All Star Points and Healing Complete Raid.


Any damage done to adds in Phase 2 is excluded. Phase 2 starts with the cast of 'Release All Minions'.

Nefarian's End

Damage done to Animated Bone Warriors is excluded. Nefarian is also removed from All Star Points.

Halfus Wyrmbreaker

Damage done to Dragons that don't die is excluded.

Theralion and Valiona

Damage done with Engulfing Magic is normalized.

Ascendant Council

No rules.


Damage done to Spiked Tentacle is excluded.


Healing done to Calen is excluded.

Complete Raid

Complete Raid on Warcraft Logs means doing the full raid in one go. This has a clear starting point and end point. For Tier 11, each raid is a separate Complete Raid zone.

Doing a Complete Raid rewards you with Complete Raid parses. This includes Speed parses for Guilds and Boss Fight DPS parses for personal parses.

Boss Fight DPS

This is the parse for all boss encounter DPS combined, only counting kills. This requires you to do the full raid in one raid day.

Boss and Trash DPS

This is the DPS parse for all boss + trash encounters combined, counting everything. This requires you to do the full raid in one raid day. Everything (unless explicitly said so above) is included for overall boss/trash, even excluded adds, and downtime is not factored in.


Power Infusion / Unholy Frenzy

On Retail, we've added an Externals Cap. This is also implemented for Power Infusion and Unholy Frenzy in Classic.

This means you are only able to get Power Infusion and Unholy Frenzy from the equivalent of one priest/dk. The number of externals received cannot exceed the number that could be given to one individual by one player. However, you may receive each buff from more than one player, so long as the number of buffs you receive remains under the cap.

Any parses that break these restrictions will not be ranked.


We attribute Thorns damage back to the casting druid.

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks is still attributed to a NPC, as we did in WotLK.

World Buffs

A majority of world buffs, such as:

and more are banned.

Battle Squawk / Battle Chicken

Battle Squawk from Battle Chicken is banned. This buff will invalidate your boss parse and complete raid parse.

Fishliver Oil, Light of Elune, and More

We will be stricter on one-time use items such as Fishliver Oil and other quest items. These items are banned for parsing, but they are fine to use for progress guild ranks.

Life Tap

Excessively using Life Tap to pad healing parses will invalidate your kill.

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