Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Glorious Raider!

So after starting with a new focused raid guild formed by the grumpy dwarf who has shouted at us all through BC we finally did it last night!

I present to you Zetter the tree who has his DRAKE from Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10 man)

Yep after a couple of weeks of tries and battling the Christmas party season a dedicated group of Kingdom of Rust warriors took on big Yogg with only the aid of Thorim in our battle. After a few tries for the brain team (who basically have the hardest job) to get to grips with the fight Yogg lay dead at our feet and good old Brann saw fit to post us the protodrake modelled by yours truly above.

So do I have any tips from the 10 man fight that may be of use as there doesn’t seem to be a lot on the web apart from Videos.

1) For the brain team send a healer in to the 4th portal. We didn’t do this at first and had our Shammy healer go DPS but we found that if one of the brain guys gets hit by a curse, poison or is on low health before they go in it really can kill that person or hammer their sanity. The enrage timer on Yogg is not tight at all so if your dps can get him down in 2 brain phases or possibly 3 its worth the safety net.

2) Have the outside team keep together (and also the brain team if they are out) as much as possible. The group can then steer about focusing on tentacles and get the full benefit of decursing/healing from a focused group. If people wander off there is a good chance they get constricted out of range of everyone and die.

3) In phase 3 don’t risk sanity from lunatic gaze. Chances are people will be in the 40s sanity wise due to unavoidable debuffs so when the gaze cooldown is coming up face away in preparation rather than pushing it to the limit. For the DPS killing the adds they can usually position so they don’t have to face Yogg at all and can keep up full dps with lobbing the odd shot in at Yogg as well.
Affliction Locks rock at this right on Yogg as they can just dot him up and have low downtime when they face away.

4) Healing wise this is a bit of a break after Mimeron (well unless you are on the brain team) as most of the time is taken un decursing and topping up constricted people. In phase 3 its just back to the boss and heal the hell out of the tank doing the adds as they hit hard.

After the fun with Yogg and doing the obligatory parking of our drakes in Dalaran we had a shot at Algalon.

This did not go so well as the guys hits like a truck full of explosives and getting the black holes right was a pain. I think the best we got was about 60% but as hes not going anywhere in the future like the drakes he can wait till we have got our last few players their drakes.


Anonymous said...

Is it weird I've still got a big grin on my face after last night? :P

Phase 3 seemed to last forever! Good result by all.


Tessy said...

Congratulations! I am really happy for you and I hope I will get to see you all doing formation flights around Dalaran! :-D

Jacx said...

Nicely done and congratulations to you all! I'm looking forward to see a post about your Algalon kill :)