We've been putting a lot of time into Iron Qon, and have been running into a few problems.
Last week we only managed 4-5 pulls, running with around 9 melee, 2 tanks, rest ranged/healers. We went with melee stacking and soaking 2 Unleashed Flames, and rotating ranged groups of 5 to soak one each.
We had some issues with melee getting instagibbed, which were shrugged off because it was too late to figure it out.
This week, we were working with the same strat, with less melee. I've since figured out the issue with the instagibs - we're doing 3 melee piles, stacking at the rear. One melee is moving too slow, triggering an additional Unleashed Flame, moving, and by the time it lands, that group is dead.
So I'm looking into different soaking strats. The information I'm getting is conflicting with numbers provided by the dungeon journal, however.
5 people taking Unleashed Flame. 2.1 Mil divided by 5 people, should equal out to 420k per person with no mitigation. Second hit should be 525k. Our ranged cant seem to handle that much damage.
6 people taking 2 each, roughly 440k on the second hit. Seems managable.
I'm being told that 5 people can take up to 6 stacks. Other people are telling me 3 is manageable without cooldowns. I guess my question is, are either of these strats particularly viable? Should cooldowns be popped for a third?
Any advice is helpful.