Hey, figured since my dreamwalker thread helped a couple guildies a lot, that maybe something of the sort could be used for our Arthas shots.
We're consistently getting into phase 3 with the Valkyrs but we get into it very sloppy, usually with a couple raging spirits up and the Lich King comes out swinging and angry with 30 stacks or so of the necrotic plague buff, basically cutting off our MT's head highlander style, screaming "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!".
So, I just wanted to check and make sure we're not doing it in some horrible way.
We're tanking him facing our cluster group of adds so the horrors/zombies can be picked up easily. Offtank alone with adds, MT with melee, people who get plague run into the OT, pass it off, run back out. Works fine. We get 2 shambling horrors, things go well.
Then, phase 2, everyone drags themselves over to the edge, and Spirits start to spawn. Offtank picks them up, we keep using the disease on them, everyone continues to run to the spirits and out again when they get it.
Usually, phase 2 ends with us dragging 2 full health spirits along after us, the plague is still going, and the lich king hits like a mack truck, 35k-40k hits with 30-40 stacks of necrotic plague buffs. One of two things happen:
- The MT gets obliterated when the first Soul Reaper comes out simply because we're still trying to deal with 2 spirits being up, moving out of the defile AND killing the Valkyr AND trying to taunt LK while taking 20k hits.
- The OT gets obliterated by having an empowered lich king and 2 spirits on him at the same time.
Now, is the plague still supposed to be going in phase 3? Do we still use it to kill the spirits? If not, how are we supposed to be handling the soul reaper transitions? There's no way the lich king and 2 spirits are supposed to be hitting the OT at the same time for the first 2 soul reapers (since that's what it would be like, you have to kill the Valkyrs so spirits will get ignored) so it feels like we're doing it horribly wrong, but it is a learning process too.
Any ideas from folks who've done the encounter? How do we handle the transition into phase 3 cleanly?