Expansion-night!

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See you all in the new expansion!

Holiday, Celebrate!

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Once again we’re off on a raidbreak. We didn’t kill Archimonde mythic, though we did get him to the last phase, but at least we saw all bosses in Hellfire Citadel before we went on holidays.

We’ll be back for more in Legion!

Set up for wipes!

Next on the list was Xhul’horac, who would turn out to be the hardest boss in the whole citadel. We knew already when we started working on him that he would be tricky and that other guilds had specific setups. Unfortunately we didn’t have anything near the setup needed, which made us have to think of alternative tactics to the most commonly used ones. We also started off with failing on every small part of the fight, such as not placing green fire right, and not moving when a void would jump to you. We had countless painful tries, and we altered the positions many times to try to make things easier. Meanwhile we were trying to recruit the classes needed but without much luck. A few mages came and went. Eventually we decided to try to get at least close to the setup needed through alts, and Partam, Dailyheals, and Schwepz all tried fixing up their alts as best as possible – which made things a lot easier. We started getting further into the fight, and in the end, after 150 wipes, Xhul’horac finally died! Good job everyone! Mannoroth next!

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Contemptuous!

Next on the list was Tyrant Velhari. We knew ahead of time that she would be hitting hard and that it wouldn’t be an easy fight. We had a tactic in mind, where at the start of the fight the ranged would make two separate groups and soak Edict of Condemnation together. After some deaths we remade the tactic to have one group that would gather in the middle instead, after all the Aura of Oppression didn’t really do that much damage. Following some more issues in phase one, mainly with Annihilation strike, we started getting to phase 2. At first we had some dps issues getting her down to 40% fast enough. Our solution to that was to not let any of the “three minute cooldown people” pop their CDs at the start, and instead wait for phase 2 to pop them. From that point on everyone continuously remembered to pop their cooldowns at the exact right moment, and we soon had the boss dead. Excellent job everyone!

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We hit him. He died!

Next on the list was Fel Lord Zakuun. We had heard that he would be the last “easy boss” on mythic, but we soon realised there was plenty to mess up on in this encounter. Especially towards the end of the fight when he enrages. We were a little bit unsure if we should soak the 4th puddles or leave them up and burn the boss. Once we decided to do the latter we got enough dps to kill the boss before he killed us.

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Observe: Since the art-department were a tad slow getting the screenshot for this kill, I had a hard time remembering how we actually progressed on the fight. I asked Ingek and he explained it very clearly: We hit him. He died.

Dominance!

Next on the list was Socrethar the Eternal. However a few of the resets after first killing Gorefiend, we spent a lot of time on rekilling him. We had an inkling that killing Socrethar wouldn’t be that hard, but we never really got there to try. Once we finally did, we realised that it was all about killing the first add. We assigned Nilet to be the kiter and soon phase one was coming together. After that phase two was not very tricky, especially since Thyrah has had a lot of practise driving the robot while we were still trying to get heroic Conqueror gloves to drop. Within a few tries Socrethar the Eternal was dead!

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