My guild just started to work on Heroic Maloriak and I was wondering if any of you have any tips you could share. We are going through the typical learning curve that I think many guilds go through with kiting and DPSing the new adds (Vile Swill) and people avoiding the dark sludge in the dark phase. The dark sludge right now seems to be the biggest problem, we have some people that just can't seem to stay out of that #$%^. It's eating through healer mana so when we make it to the first Red phase most of the healers are down to about 25%. I am also curious about whether you use strict healing assignments (groups) or rather just FFA raid healing. We have been using a FFA raid healing approach and I think that may be part of the healer mana issue as well.
Our raid leader mentioned today that levitate works against the dark sludge. Has anyone used that successfully? I sort of doubt Blizzard would allow this but hey if it will save our mana I'm all for trying it. Anyway, I would appreciate any tips or advice as we are just learning this one.