It was all about the use of 4p, and the fact that u can't take unbreakable spirit because of HoP. But then again if u read what i posted, dot dmg is high only in the end because with current ilvl HoP's dot reduction will be something you actually need only once in the entire fight. Divine protection can be used quite some times, thus the effectiveness of HoP is like 0 compared to unbreakable spirit.
I agree with Tishko here.
Always run with Unbreakable Spirit for this fight, I much prefer Divine Protection more often over Hand of Purity, despite the very high damage reduction on the DoT - I only drop Impale stacks twice per fight, even if we are taking a second tank for gear or 3 healing which extends the fight - and the damage from Impale is rarely life threatening. Divine Protection makes /sit spamming a bit safer too if you want to troll all of your DPS a bit more than normal
If you were abusing Vengeance by also building and maintaining stacks of Cinders and peaked as Quet'zal becomes active, then HoPur would be a safer choice, but it's not really worth the risk imo!
In summary, I'd recommend Unbreakable Spirit over HoPur.
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That seems a bit contradictory: either the DOT damage IS meaningful, or it ISN'T. If the damage IS meaningful, you do better to take purity to mitigate it. If the DOT damage isn't consequential, so you don't take HoPur, then how are you lobbying to use 4pc to game the bonus HoPo as some huge bonus since it wouldn't hit hard enough to generate more than a few HoPo anyway? I can see a point to trying to game some extra HoPo from using UbS+4pc in 25 maybe, but I don't really see it in 10m where you can get away with only clearing stacks once.
Clear at first windstorm, then never again; Wings/HA/Lust when dogs land, rolling ShotR wall into first smash. Cycle HoPur with normal CDs and you can pretty safely run stacks out til the end of the fight. Much better returns than a few extra ShotR's (which require 4pc, which most non-25'ers don't use). IMO anyway.
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I started HC progress few weeks ago, and now we are on Tortos HC. Well i watched a lot of progress videos of Tortos HC, also read some tacts and so on. Now my question will be how to maintain that debuff Crystal Shell? On videos i saw pala tanks hit it few times on start and then dont target it that much during whole encounter. I also made a macro for targeting Crystal and some insta spells like Judgment,Avenger's shield... And will my AoE spells like Light's Hammer,Consecration if i cast them near Crystal maintain that debuff, so i dont need to target it that often?
We will have some try's on sunday night, hope that someone will help me with this
Thanks in advance...
We killed Tortos heroic yesterday for the first time, we did it as our 6th Heroic-Boss so we outgear the Boss. Nonetheless I used Judgement at the beginning to get the shell and then it never dropped till the Boss was dead. Sotr for every snapping bite and using cd's for stomps and it will never break.
That's why I haven't used macros or anything like that. GL with the big turtle
EDIT: 10m speaking, I don't know if this works for 25m^^
You shouldn't be hitting the crystal (imo) with anything other than a judgement macro. AS is dps you'd rather use on the boss or bats. You don't just want to smack the crystal all the time, you want to time it so you take it when you are CLOSE to full health. The whole fight revolves around ideally keeping the crystal buff on but only refreshing it at close to full health if it drops off.
You can't just stand and aoe near a crystal, you need to manage it carefully. It's the only difference between normal and hc and its the key to victory.
I might be wasting interwebs explaining but smacking the shell creates a shield, while you have the shield any heals increase the shield until its +-500-600k. If it falls off, replace it when your health is good. This is why 5 stacks of BOG is good imo, its also wise to blow a CD like GOAK on the pull to make sure when you apply the shield it doesn't fall off right away.
Finally, look around for a weakaura string that shows the size of the absorb. The Blizz UI is shit for that.
wow, thanks for fast and really good advices that's our 5th HC 10man progress boss, and i menaged to fix weakauras addon to show me shield absorb... thanks again now i am r for sunday night...
honestly though if you're tanking the boss then you don't need your cds at all - best to use them to cheese vengeance by standing in as many rockfalls as possible.
PS divine purpose is your best bet for this boss for highest ShotR uptime
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On my DK I would pop all cds on/after the first stomp (AMS + IBF + ARMY) and stand next to people to make sure I eat 5+ rockfalls.
Instant boost to 200k+ vengeance makes a noticable difference in dps.
And well.. you know as a pally you can just reapply SS with the significantly higher vengeance levels to even reduce your overall damage taken 0o. GoAK is only really needed sub 20% when there are too many turtles and that's more than 3 minutes down the road.
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On that note, should you always be trying to cheese Vengeance when possible? I've tried to do it on Tortos (normal, mind you) and usually end up getting killed from damage (rockfall + Snapping Bite hurts if I don't get heals up, even with Shield), or because Battle Healer gets aggro on the bats and they eat my face, or someone is a second or two late kicking a Turtle, you get the idea. I think outside of Horridon now (which I finally got to solo tank yay, well except when War God showed up then the Bear took Horridon and I took War God), I can't afford to cheese vengeance because I'm too afraid that standing in the shit will get me killed. I probably just suck
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I'm semi-convinced people that are 13/13HC fail to comprehend the difficulties that people can have on fights. What might seem like sound tanking advice isn't. It's "how to rank on WOL" advice you are giving now. This is a "fix my tanking" thread. It's not a "cheese my dps rankings" thread. If the person asking the question were hitting enrages and needed to squeeze a bit more damage then yeah, great advice. For now, I hope he chooses to ignore you.
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