Thursday, December 6, 2007
Leo is more than Blind.
Things have gone really well since my post two days a go. First off, the guild killed 4 bosses on Tuesday night. That is amazing. Unfortunately I wasn't there because I had some family come into town but I have a little info. From what I understand they one shoted both Lurker and Tidewalker, two shotted Fathom-Lord, and three shotted Hydross. This is really great for the guild and shows what we are capable of.
Wednesday we headed to take on Leo and got him down in 4 or 5 attempts including another 1% wipe. The first two phases are not that hard, you just have to watch your agro and try and not get hit. The third phase where he splits though is really hectic, and gets really hard to watch aggro. It will be interesting to see how this fight goes in the weeks ahead, because I think we still have some learning to do.
Anyway, hopefully we will be able to maintain this kind of progress and get a lot of attempts in on Vashj. We did take her on a couple of times after leo, and made a little bit of progress. It is clear though that we have a long way to go. We were able to get trough phase one without much trouble. It is really just a coordinated tank and spank. The second phase kind of blows my mind and I think it is going to take a while to master it. For those of you that don't know at 70% Vashj runs to the center of the platform and puts up a shield. You cannot do damage directly to her in this phase, but she will shoot lightning bolts at random people. Also, Elementals will start spawning from the edge of the platform and try and get to her. Each elemental that kills her will buff her damage by 5%. These elementals are very week and have no aggro but are there are a lot of them. On top of this she spawns two elite mob about every minute, one has to be kited and DPSed down from range, and one that is a normal tank and spank. And this phase can go on indefinately. To get out of the phase you have to take down vashj's shield. Every minute or so a tainted elemental will spawn at the bottem of the steps but not move. You have to kill it and loot the Tainted Core from it. Once you pick it up you cannot move but can throw the core to someone else. You have to get the core to the center of the platform and used on one of the 4 shield generators. When a generator goes down Vashj takes 5% damage. When all 4 are down Phase three starts which is like phase one but a little different.
As you can probably see from my discription phase 2 is a pain in the neck and requires the ultimate multi tasking. As a ranged dps I have to kill the elementals, Try and loot the core when it comes up, and DPS the kited mob all at the same time. I think this is going to take a while to learn.
Anyway, I am very proud of the guild right now for the progress we have made hopefully we can keep it up. I don't have a toon update since they haven't done anything since my last post, but here is the loot from Leo.
[Gloves of the Vanquished Hero] x 2
[True-Aim Stalker Bands]