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Ulduar 25m Speedrun Rules

Last updated: April 12, 2023

The below requirements are needed to get a Complete Raid ranking for Ulduar 25 man, which includes Boss Fight, Boss/Trash, and Speed rankings.

All bosses are required for a complete raid. It is recommended to have multiple people combat logging in case of disconnects, releases, and general bugs.

Penalties

Swap Penalty

There is a 1-minute time penalty per character swap.

Time Penalty

Instead of having 'Without Skips' and 'With Skips' categories, we have implemented a time penalty for missed trash mob requirements.

If a raid partly misses the trash requirements it will face a time penalty, which is 300s / [mob type count] for each missed mob.

Example:

You need to kill 10 bears in a raid, but you only killed 9. That means your complete raid time gets a time penalty of 300s/10 = 30s. If you only killed 8 bears then 60s get added to the complete raid time and so on.

Hardmode Penalty

Every missed hardmode 'point' counts as a 2 minute penalty. Normal mode is default worth 1 point, and max level hardmodes are worth 5 points, so missing that would be an 8 minute penalty.

Note: Hodir is exempt from this.

Hardmode Points

Flame Leviathan - 2 minute penalty per missing tower, so not doing 4 Towers is an 8 minute penalty.

XT-002 - 8 minute penalty from not doing Hardmode

Assembly of Iron - This has 3 difficulties. Stormcaller last gives 1 point, Runemaster last gives 3 points, Steelbreaker last gives 5 points. This means Stormcaller last gives 8 minute penalty, Runemaster last gives 4 minute penalty.

Thorim - Normal Thorim is 1 point, Hardmode is 5 points, so non-HM Thorim is an 8 minute penalty.

Freya - Freya has 4 difficulties, 3 trees is the hardest HM and gives 5 points.

Freya 0 trees is 1 point = 8 minute penalty.

1 tree is 3 points = 4 minute penalty

2 trees is 4 points = 2 minute penalty.

Mimiron - Normal Mimiron is 1 point, Hardmode is 5 points, so non-HM Mimiron is an 8 minute penalty.

General Vezax - Normal Vezax is 1 point, Hardmode is 5 points, so non-HM Vezax is an 8 minute penalty.

Yogg-Saron - Yogg-Saron has 5 difficulties. 0 Lights give 5 points. Non-0 Lights Yogg gives an extra 2 minutes penalty also.

Yogg4 Lights = 10 minutes penalty

Yogg3 Lights = 8 minutes penalty

Yogg2 Lights = 6 minutes penalty

Yogg1 Light = 4 minute penalty

Boss Rules

Make sure you also read the Ulduar Boss Parsing Rules for an overview of what is and isn't allowed.

Especially note that bringing Storm Power from Hodir to other bosses invalidates those boss kill ranks + Complete Raids.

Start and End Point

The speedrun starts with the death of the below mob:

  • Flame Leviathan

This means the time spent fighting Flame Leviathan is subtracted from the complete raid speed.

Having raid members start past the Flame Leviathan gate is not allowed.

The run ends when you have defeated all bosses, with Yogg'Saron, Algalon, Assembly of Iron, Razorscale or Ignis last.

You cannot validate your run by killing trash after all bosses are defeated.

Trash Requirements

This is the first draft of the trash requirements for Ulduar. Join us on Discord to discuss.

  • 2 Molten Colossus (ID: 34069)
  • 2 Forge Construct (ID: 34085)
  • 2 Magma Rager (ID: 34086)
  • 3 Chamber Overseer (ID: 34197)
  • 4 Hardened Iron Golem (ID: 34190)
  • 4 Iron Mender (ID: 34198)
  • 2 Champion of Hodir (ID: 34133)
  • 3 Winter Revenant (ID: 34134)
  • 9 Winter Rumbler (ID: 34135)
  • 4 Lightning Charged Iron Dwarf (ID: 34199)
  • 4 Rune Etched Sentry (ID: 34196)
  • 8 Storm Tempered Keeper (ID: 33699,33722)
  • 2 Dark Rune Ravager (ID: 33755)
  • 2 Dark Rune Thunderer (ID: 33754)
  • 20 Forest Swarmer (ID: 33431)
  • 2 Guardian Lasher (ID: 33430)
  • 1 Guardian of Life (ID: 33528)
  • 2 Ironroot Lasher (ID: 33526)
  • 2 Mangrove Ent (ID: 33525)
  • 2 Nature's Blade (ID: 33527)
  • 3 Faceless Horror (ID: 33772)
  • 7 Twilight Adherent (ID: 33818)
  • 6 Twilight Frost Mage (ID: 33819)
  • 8 Twilight Guardian (ID: 33822)
  • 5 Twilight Pyromancer (ID: 33820)
  • 2 Twilight Shadowblade (ID: 33824)
  • 3 Twilight Slayer (ID: 33823)
  • 20 Detonating Lashers (ID: 32918)
  • 2 Snaplashers (ID: 32916)
  • 2 Storm Lashers (ID: 32919)
  • 2 Ancient Water Spirit (ID: 33202)
  • 2 Ancient Conservator (ID: 33203)

Useful Tools

WeakAura for tracking requirements in-game by Shariva.

Validation Spreadsheet - to validate your runs by Shariva.

Contact Us

We are always happy to hear your feedback, or discuss topics on Discord. Join us to improve the speedrun requirements.