Posts Tagged ‘Halls of Stone’

Wrath Dungeon Elders Pt. 2

January 25, 2012

And now for the boring conclusion of yesterday’s post. :p

Yes, I made a conscious effort last night to remember to use my Angry Man. Unfortunately, I concentrated so hard on Moorabi that I was too slow on the interrupt. Oops.

Either Brann is wimpier than I remember or I completely missed a mob .. or two, or four .. because the little bitch went and got himself killed. It’s hard to pick up lots of adds when you can’t really use consecration (it’s got a long cooldown and takes half your mana as ret) and you can’t throw your shield. So I have holy wrath every 15 seconds and divine storm, which is also a bit of a mana hog. It’s doable but I need more practice at picking up adds in that spec … I could do it with my eyes closed on my DKs! I said fuck it and hearthed out after he was dead.

The guide I was using had two sections, one for Northrend which mentioned the dungeons in it, and one for the dungeon dudes separately. Well, I was going by the Northrend section and it had left out Utgarde Keep, so I had to go BACK to the Fjord to get that one.

Yay. Two paladins down, one to go. And now Van only has one more holiday to do to get his Violet Proto and Master Flight.

I called it after getting that last elder and didn’t bother to finish UK. Hope that didn’t bore you too much. I promise to have something special for you tomorrow!

Random Healing

June 4, 2010

I’m finding it somewhat amazing that I have settled into healing so quickly. Where once the thought of queueing for a random as anything other than dps would have sent me into fits of anxiety, now I tend to log out in my holy spec/gear so that I can get right on that dungeon as soon as I log in the next day.

You know, I don’t think I have *ever* queued up solo on my tank. Even now, sporting 264 mixed in with the 232 and a fair amount of experience under my bonus-armor belt, I only tank for guildies and friends. I run at a respectable pace in heroics, but I stop to loot and punt gnomes … it’s not a gogoggogogo race.

So … here are details from the last two randoms I healed.

Recognize that place? Yeah … Halls of Fucking Stone. I hate tanking it … most of the healer friends I know hate healing it … I certainly cringed when I got it, especially since the trash mobs in the first hallway were down and there were skeletons on the floor.

The party was quick to tell me that the last healer had lagged out and dc’d, causing a wipe. Um yeah, ok. Well, they must have been telling the truth, because we really didn’t have too many issues. Sure, the DK had Fallen Crusader on both of his weapons, and he face-pulled one group unintentionally that caused the death of himself and the ret pally … but hey … compared to how I expected that dungeon to go, it was nothing. I did lose the ret pally on Krystallus, but I pulled some tricks out of my bag on Maiden (don’t stand in the  black holes!) and got complimented afterwards on my healing. The escort event was a breeze, and we all stood in Lightning Nova or whatever on Sjonnir … no deaths. I worked my butt off on that one … on all the fights, really … and you know what? That made it fun. If I want to stand around doing nothing … I’ll log on the priest and give everyone a shield and a renew, then sit back and whisper all my buddies.

Last night, I got Gundrak. Mage, lock, and uh … some melee class (a DK I think) … all 76-77 like me … and a level 74 pally tank with 13k health fully buffed. Bwuh? Well, my worry was for nothing, she knew how to tank. Even with the mage and lock spamming aoe, everything stuck to her (or to the felguard, I suppose he gets some of the credit). I did have to bop the lock once on the Colossus boss when he charged, but otherwise … it was a nice clean run. A couple of scary moments but nothing too bad.

I plan to spend some time leveling this weekend, and hopefully at least get to 79. I’m sure I’ll have more stories to tell on Monday.  See ya then and have a good weekend. 😀