I start killing Ghouls at around 45% LK's hp mark.
As for timings, it usually goes like this:
100-70% = 4 minutes
First transition, 1 minute (not sure but it feels like that), I get LK to about 60%.
60-40% = 1,5-2 minutes, sometimes even less.
Second transition, 1 minute again, I get LK to about 29-32%, depending on luck with crits.
That leaves me with ~7 minutes (4 harvest souls phases, if you count those out, that's still about 4 minutes of full dps time) for the last 20% of his hp.
My kill this week was done in 516 itemlevel, and I had like 2 minutes to spare when Fury was cast.
As for gear, I'm hit/exp hardcapped and all out haste (14383).
Last edited by Lethora; 2013-04-01 at 07:29 AM.
Do you guys only kill ghouls / spirits with AoE?
Do you use glyph of focused shield for higher LK dmg or
normal 3-target AS?
I was doing focused shield but if I have to switch on adds,
I consider just using normal AS and not switching -> more net DPS gain.
I kill ghouls only with aoe (HotR + Consecration).
Also using Focused Wrath (or whatever that minor glyph is called) for more dps on LK.
I dont kill spirits or horrors. Spirits disappear when LK casts Fury of the Frostmourne, Horrors are killed normally after LK is dead.
Ok, i am being "kill commanded" inside frostmournes room, i have solo'd this multiple times already, and now everytime there is 8seconds left on being sent out i just die.
Harvest Soul damaged You 2210 Shadow.
from full hp boom dead, thats all it has in combat log, nothing is evading, i got no clue.
Anyone else had this?
Make sure all the ghouls are dead, I usually start spamming consecration/HotR at 45%.
I experimented a bit and without ghouls I never got this "bug" in p3,
but everytime I kept ghouls for more procs / dmg this pretty much always happened.
Fight mechanics seem to be a little twisted when soloing, bet it's the same "bug" that
causes horrors to reset hp etc.
GM couldn't tell me if this is true, he just didn't know, but from my trys (tries?)
(spend a whole day on it and did almost 30-40 wipes) I can almost confirm this now.
There seems to be only this one way choice used - killing ghouls with AoE before p3 starts and
keeping spirits for max vengeance / procs, althought this is the more tricky way.
You need to be really good at timing CDs and casting spells in that little window without shriek.
Seems like I'm not that good pally I thought I was for not being able to kill him yet
Good thing is: need to improve -> will improve.
Had same happen to me, killling off ghouls before last phase solved issue.
Out of curiosity, how are you guys getting to p3 with ghouls still up? 80 twinks I can sort of see, but my ghouls *never* see it passed the first transition. That would explain why I never saw it occur and couldn't emulate it.
Dropping Cons out of your rotation for the purposes of AS procs, and AS procs alone is pretty shady, even in 5.2 it's still a significant amount of damage lost. Along with that trigger the low HP Enrages of the Horrors which then reset health in p3 would net you a far superior DPS gain, which is what I was relying on in my original kill. But hey, if you're getting kills then whatever works for you.
Well, Ghouls provide so many AS procs that my p2 rotation is usually AS>AS>AS>ShotR>AS>J>AS>ShotR>AS>AS>AS>etc
and a net dps loss on LK. You will see that when you try it without,
and check your timers. You reach transitions much faster with ghouls up,
and it's really fun to reduce the rotation to AS AS AS shotr (esp. with focus AS glyph).
Only "problem" is to start AoEing ghouls early enough to have em down before p3.
Esp. with shriek silence you can barely use cons later on in the fight,
which is the main problem I still have when trying. Still waiting for the first kill...