The Vortex Pinnacle

Level:
LFD Level: 81 – 85 (Heroic Level: 85)
Minimum Level: 81
Timewalking Level: 86+

Notes:
To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Asaad’.
Lurking Tempest mobs will attack you with Lightning Bolt from behind, if you turn and face them though they will play dead.
On Nimbus Rise (heading to boss 2) when you come across the Howling Gales (swirling orbs) you need to attack them as you are running through to avoid the knock back.
Nearer end of dungeon you will see mobs walking in/out of a lightning triangle. They cannot be damaged while inside the triangle or be interrupted (some physical interrupts will work).

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find The Vortex Pinnacle dungeon within Skywall, Uldum.
The coordinates are (76.3,83.6)

The-Vortex-Pinnacle-Dungeon-Entrance-Map

To get to The Vortex Pinnacle you need to take the portal located in Orgrimmar (horde) or Stormwind (alliance).

You will enter Ramkahen, you need to make your way to the bottom right corner of the map. Fly up into the air, you should see above floating platforms.

The-Vortex-Pinnacle-Platform

The Vortex Pinnacle is the back platform. You should see the portal entrance.

The-Vortex-Pinnacle-Entrance-Portal

Route:

Map 1

Take the Slipstreams to move to the next platforms (shown on map as *).

The-Vortex-Pinnacle-Dungeon-Map

Bosses:

1. Grand Vizier Ertan2. Altairus3. Asaad, Caliph of Zephyrs

Grand-Vizier-Ertan-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Careful of moving cyclones, avoid when they move to boss. Move back within the circle of cyclones, don’t stay on outside. Uses Lightning Bolt on current target.

Heroic Differences: Summons Lurking Tempests, they will only attack players if no one is looking at them.

Altairus-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Wind blows in 1 of 4 directions & you will get upwind or downwind effects, increasing attack/spell & movement speeds of players or the boss. Random player hit with frontal cone Chilling Breath, others avoid.

Heroic Differences: Twisting Winds fills the platform with twisters, avoid them as deal damage & knock you in air.

Asaad-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i All players get inside the lightning triangle to avoid damage. Lightning storm deals nature damage to all players on platform. Uses Chain Lightning hitting other nearby players. Skyfall Star joins fight, random player hit with ball of arcane energy.

Heroic Differences: Static Cling creates a static field on ground, any player touching this is stunned for 18 seconds.

Other:

AchievementsFun Facts

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

Extra Credit Bonus Stage

Extra-Credit-Bonus-Stage-Golden-Orb

Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Collect 5 Golden Orbs in a single visit to the Vortex Pinnacle.

There are 9 orbs around the dungeon, this is where i found mine:

Extra-Credit-Bonus-Stage-Orbs-Map

1: Cyclone Summit (boss 1 platform) – This orb is over the edge so you will need to run, jump then click before you fall to reach this.

2: Cyclone Summit (before Slipstream) – This orb is over the edge so you will need to get close to the edge and then you can click the orb.

3: Nimbus Rise (by Howling Gale mobs) – You can use the knock back of the mobs to reach clicking an orb when pushed over the edge or position yourself close enough to run and jump.

4: Nimbus Rise (by Howling Gale mobs) – You can use the knock back of the mobs to reach clicking an orb when pushed over the edge or position yourself close enough to run and jump.

5: Nimbus Rise (boss 2) – You will need to position yourself under the floating orb and get hit by Twisting Winds, this twister will then knock you into the air.

6: Nimbus Rise (boss 2) – You will need to position yourself under the floating orb and get hit by Twisting Winds, this twister will then knock you into the air.

7: Temple of Asaad (spiral path) – As you go up the path to the right side over the edge is an orb, will need to run, jump then click before you fall to reach this.

8: Temple of Asaad (spiral path) – Go up the path to the top and on the right side over the edge is an orb, will need to run, jump then click before you fall to reach this.

9: Temple of Asaad (spiral path before final boss) – As you go down the path to the left side over the edge is an orb, will need to run, jump then click before you fall to reach this.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Cataclysm Hero’.

No Static at All

No-Static-at-All-Achievement

Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Completely avoid the Static Cling effect during the Asaad encounter.

The static moves along the ground, the best way to avoid getting hit is to make your character jump just before the cast finishes.

It helps to spam your jump button as it’s casting, you will manage to avoid the spell and not get rooted.

You cannot cheat through this so don’t use any immune spells such as mages Ice Block as it will not work.

Jump whenever Static Cling is cast and nuke boss as fast as possible, as long as your not hit with any Static Cling you should get this achievement.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Cataclysm Hero’.

 

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Slipstream Shortcut

Once you defeat final boss Asaad, go back long the path and you will see another Slipstream.

The-Vortex-Pinnacle-Slipstream-Shortcut

Take this to get a quick transport back to the beginning of dungeon.