Gorilla Warfare?

After killing Jadefire Masters we went upstairs to face Grong the Revenant. To begin with it was really hard to keep everyone alive, especially the ones carrying the orb, and the healers were pretty much OOM at 60 %. After the healers made a better cooldown rotation, and we made some alterations to how we dealt with the second add, we however started seeing results. We got closer and closer to a kill, and then finally tonight we sorted him out once and for all! Good job guys! Grong the Revenant is no more. Opulence next!

Keyturning Nightmare!

After killing the mythic Champions of Light the very first week, and having them on farm ever since, we were now back to go further into mythic mode Dazar’alor. The first stop would be Jadefire Masters. Initially it was clear that the very little practise we had of doing the Multisided Strike, from the first night we pulled the heroic mode and didn’t really know to KILL Ma’ra before the last phase, was going to come in handy. Pretty much the part of the raid that had practised the move weeks earlier were almost instantly mastering it, while the people that weren’t there that night were taking a while longer. Once we stopped having deaths to the strike, or had just a few, we quite quickly sorted out the other elements of the fight. Quite soon they were dead!

Ice Ice Baby!

The last boss in Dazar’alor was Jaina Proudmoore, which felt interesting for the ones of us that wanted her dead for years. The encounter had a lot of phases and abilities on paper, but when faced with it we soon realised it wasn’t a particularly difficult fight. Up until the very last phase of the fight it was pretty smooth sailing (pun intended). The very last % of the fight was however something we had to work on. Primarily we were bad at getting out of the Shattering Lances, which made people stack up too fast and become iceblocked too often. With everyone being more alert to this ability, and the tanks adding movement to bring most melee out of the lances, we however started to sort our problems out and soon enough Jaina Proudmoore was dead! Well, not dead. But she teleported out and left us loot, so we’ll count that as a win! More mythic modes next!

Domo Arigato!

After entering transmog hell as horde characters, we faced Mekkatorque! The fight on normal mode had been quite easy but the heroic mode felt like a big step up in difficulty from the Rastakhan encounter. Especially the second phase hurt a lot. We quite quickly decided to increase the amount of healers, which instantly helped. Soon enough Mekkatorque was defeated! We then went onwards to Stormwall Blockade and it turned out to be a bit of a pushover. Two bosses down in one night! Jaina Proudmoore next!!

Pronouncing Bwonsamdi?

Rastakhan’s encounter in Dazar’alor turned out to be more complicated than we first thought, mainly because it was so tricky to say “Bwonsamdi”. It then turned out that his phase was significantly trickier than on normal mode, which meant we had to say the name quite a lot as well. We quickly decided on a tactic of hiding behind Death’s Doors in that phase, but it took us a while to decide where exactly in the room to put the doors. At some point we realised that anyone who could clear stacks without using the doors, should do so, and at some point there we started taking much less damage in that phase. And then we got to the last phase and it was a kill. Good job everyone!

Fearsome Foursome!

Last reset we had some time to work on Conclave of the Chosen, which seemed to be the first harder boss in Dazar’alor. We struggled a bit on the Sunday, and then we had a wipenight on the Monday. Today we were back and suddenly it seemed a whole lot easier, mainly due to us using three tanks and Belldandie calling the taunts. After a few pulls they were dead! Onwards to Rastakhan!