Alright, first night on Heroic raid content.
Shannox is supposedly the easiest one. Instead of killing the dogs, you alternate trapping each one and just DPS the boss. We started off two healing, but since we hadn’t perfected dropping the stacks yet, it was pretty brutal. So after a couple of wipes we went to 3 heals. Huh. The logs say it took 10 pulls. It didn’t feel like that many.
I was mostly just making sure Cayle stayed up, and of course I helped out elsewhere when I could. As you can see from the screenie, I used pretty much all of my coolodowns .. the damage on Heroic is noticeably higher. Plus with the increased amount of kiting that needed to be done, I felt like I spent more time running than I did casting. What I would have given for one of Alysra’s feathers ….
We blew Beth up on normal and she finally dropped the shield. Arv joked that now I could DE the one he made for me. As if! Plus, the colors on the crafted one match my gear much better …
We tried Rhyolith a couple times on heroic. I gleefully noted that the obsidium whatchamacallits could be stunned with HoJ. I didn’t try Holy Wrath but I bet that works too if you have it glyphed. Unfortunately, that wasn’t on our list of fights to do on Heroic this week, so we moved on pretty quickly. It seemed pretty easy to me, though, and I think once we do it for real we will get him down in just a few pulls.
Alys took forever because Pix was working on the staff quest. I still had plenty of fun jumping up and down and all around while casting at the same time. That’s one fight mechanic that I will never get tired of. I’m looking forward to seeing her on heroic though, because the nerfs gutted that fight so hard on normal.
Baleroc … was on the list. Baleroc sucks. I don’t even know how we’re going to do this for sure. I need to find some videos. The 25 man stuff I looked at yesterday just confused me. I need to see how it’s handled in 10s. Zarm told me to heal 3 crystals instead of the 2 we do on normal. But he’s doing the first crystal too, which means Arv is getting no heals other than beacon for that amount of time. Then there’s the Countdown thingy … and Cayle giving me his STDs … tonight we’ll be fresh so maybe it won’t be as confusing.
And they want to do Domo on heroic too. Again, the strats I read about are not the same as what others (Khizzara I’m looking at you) have been using and what we are planning on doing, so I have no idea how that will play out. At least on that one I know they won’t be trying to 2 heal!