we just played it single target specs, ignored the adds (expect tons of dodging fun times -.- and kept going till he went to phase 2.
shaasssit iirc? there are 2 addons to help with the platforms and dodging. only the tank and ocasionally the healer collected the orbs. hardly anyone should take damage shy of tanks if everyone plays perfectly, that being said healers usually have their hands full as people do get hit .
oh and run out for dred spray unless youre BoPed or a rogue/lock (or someone else with good physical CDs)
You simply stand on the platform looking pretty.
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We have two extremely competent DPS warriors and the odds of them both being sent is slim.
I'm guessing our RL does it so we don't waste DPS with lust that's all I could possibly think of.
We have 3 dedicated ball throwers, then we have one backup. Those 3/4 people are the only ones that handle the ball except for the first huddle which we have lust for. We throw the ball and break all the DPS out of the first huddle so we don't waste lust and CDs.
How the tanking works - we have two 'normal tanks' and a NaF tank.
The NaF tank starts with the boss, gets naked, then I taunt, get naked, then the final tank taunts the boss.
2-3 seconds before the naked, the first tank taunts, gets naked, then our third tank taunts back. Then he gets naked, then I taunt, then just before I get naked the first tank taunts, gets naked, I taunt back.
Sorry If that's just a wall of text with the words naked and taunt smothered into it, haha.
Thrash requires no cd, dread thrash requires a minor (for me at least)
Our NaF tank is a DK, and the normal tanks are myself and a paladin.
For less geared tanks (sorry Raxxed but your gear is stacked lol), I had to have a shield block up for every thrash so make sure your downtime does not line up with a thrash. For Dread I always played it safe and Popped SW and Last Stand. We also had 3 paladins and 2 disc priests so we had enough externals to go around so I played it safe.
How do you guys handle this ability: Huddle in Terror ?!?
Last night we had some problems with this ability, specially when they hit 2 healers at the same time.
We're raiding 25man and we're doing the entire fight with 5 healers!
- Do you guys advise to throw the Pure of Light to them to free them or heal the damage through the Huddle in Terror?
- How many Healers do you think we should use?
- Do you've any tips to counter this part of the fight? (Pure of Light) ?!?
Another thing, there is a spot where all mobs converge and where we should tank the boss, right?
Is there any thing where we can spot that local easly?
Dont break them. We used 5 healers also and just healed through the damage. When 2 healers get huddles we would use a few CDs like Aura mastery and Rally. If 3 got huddled we basically popped everything.
Each healer was assigned a mark and healed that huddled person. If the healer was huddled we would have a paladin use the dot damage reduction on their mark.
Obviously there is some randomness with who can get huddled and even in the worst case scenario there are always raid CDs and externals that can be used.
Alright, and what about the spot where boss is tanked and where the players throwing the Pure Light stay?
Because we saw that we're spawned a few yards away from where the adds converge.
A mark (star) would be in the dead center of the room that you find through trial and error. This is the mark that needs to have the ball every time adds are spawning so they get grouped up. We put 2 other marks at the 2 other points (diamond and square) of the triangle. The boss is tanked inbetween the Diamond and square and the ball is passed between those 2 marks so they are within cleave range of the boss.
Thanks a lot!
I just want to add in to say that you don't need to have a warrior die by the sword.
We had some streamers comment on our progression night and noted that you can have 4 ppl sent to the platform by having the tank step out of the light (and taunting for aggro since the light is a fixate mechanic), it'll send 3 dps and a healer and let you keep an additional dps on the main platform.
Good to know though, our DbtS warrior that does the taunting for each first cackle is always super bored on our attempts o_O
Is there any way to find the center easly of Dread Expanse?
Is the center of the minimap?