Anyone else finding Discipline a little underwhelming for the Warlord fight? We had about 10 or 11 wipes before we finally killed it with seconds left on the enrage timer and my mana pool down from 141k to 1k. I healed the fight with a resto druid and holy paladin but we all seemed to struggle with the amount of aoe damage in the transition phases as well as the dispel damage during the ball phase. It came down to perfecting a rhythm of PoH casts along with some smart usage of cooldowns while our paladin sat in the melee camp casting holy radiance on the tanks. But even when we got the rhythm down, our kill was total RNG luck with powerful crits.
I reforged all of my mastery into haste to put myself around 18% haste unbuffed just to speed up my PoH casts to keep up with the damage.
Am I missing something on this fight? I am 379 ilvl/AA spec and didn't even come close to experiencing this much heart ache doing 4/7 firelands HM. By the time his hp reaches around 5%, my mana is nearly gone and all mana cooldowns have been used ... I don't have a log of my encounters sadly but I can tell youAtonement, PoH, PW:S, PoM and Penance were the only spells I used aside from my cds. GHeal just didn't seem like an efficient use of mana when I knew I'd be tearing through it in the transition phases. I'm considering dropping soul warding for 2 points in veiled shadows just so I get two shadowfiends in the fight.
Typically, we would bounce the ball back and forth three times then let it hit. Should we have bounced it more? Anyone else experiencing this trouble as discipline on the fight?