This week our raid team in Band of Misfits [Azuremyst] had a rocky start. We started on Galakras and just had things going wrong left and right. We finally overcame it and one shot Juggernaut too. Dark Shaman has been our nemesis for a few weeks now. We’ve been two tanking it and regularly were getting to 15% or below… once as low as 10%. We tried three tanking with several different people – as we’ve been told by a multitude of sources that it makes the fight easier – and like often happens, found out the strategy didn’t suit us as well. That happens… it’s historically happened to Ven and I in our years of raid leading. One of the jobs of the raid leader is to find what works for your raid and your people. Sometimes it’s “normal” and sometimes it isn’t. I actually find it more fun when it isn’t… though I worried on twitter earlier in the week about how our Thursday raid might go.
Thursday night everyone was on a few minutes early, so we walked in and started clearing trash to Shamans. Halo Hilarity Ensues. With three priests, two of them running halo depending on the fight… well… halo didn’t actually wipe the entire raid but it does keep us as tanks on our toes :P.
Finally the trash is cleared and our unholy dk says “We’re gonna one shot this!”
We start the fight and suddenly I realize the Shamans are popping bloodlust… 25% and no one is dead! Holy crap! Naturally I ended up being the first to die but they got me a rez and I got trapped and died again… so yeah, not the cleanest kill… at all. But it was done! And all before the guild flex run that runs opposite us on Thursdays was even formed up :D Yay!!!!
Onto Nazgrim! The trash to Nazgrim is fun. At least I like it… Nazgrim is a bit of a pain but we got him too! All it took was tweaking the strategy a little bit… tanking him in the middle of the room [a little closer to the adds], being sure Ven and I swapped the second our debuffs were gone. We even accidently pushed 10% with adds up but hero/burn boss worked well :) Sadly no mastery 2h for me! Granted, we haven’t seen a normal mode 2h weapon yet… or the strength trinket off Norushun… or the spirit mace or the tanking shield… or or or or. Yeah, to our annoyance we don’t see much beyond the normal 2-3 pieces per boss. Which is sad since we shard all the leather drops.
So yay Team Dippy!
Malkorok and Spoils are next!!!