School’s out for Summer!

Without much time left before a summerbreak we decided to extend from Varimathras to see if we could kill the Coven of Shivarra. We had some difficulties with crowdcontrolling the Army of Norgannon, since we didn’t always have enough CCers. However it still seemed quite doable, especially when we realised that the new lady, Thu’raya Mother of the Cosmos, wasn’t that tricky to deal with. We gradually improved in the fight, and then – just when we wanted to take our summerbreak – they bit the dust! Good job everyone, last raid of Legion and we stopped at 9/11 mythic encounters down! See you all in Battle for Azeroth!

Tactics approved by Quinnspyro!

Onwards to Varimathras! Immediately we figured out that the fight was the type where everyone has to execute tactics completely right throughout the whole fight, and any mistake would wipe us. The tactics to execute however ended up being bad, and we altered our tactics about five times before we settled on “the bearface” seen below. We pre-practised the tactics in the back of the room, used three tanks, and then wiped and wiped while learning the fight. And then it just happened, from wiping after 1 minute we suddenly had a try where we got to 20%! And then that happened one more time! And then all of a sudden everyone nailed the bearface and Varimathras was dead! Coven next!

Ruined!

Arriving at Kin’garoth we were under the impression that the fight would be easier than Imonar, but as we started progressing that changed. Imonar was difficult in the sense that we had to survive step by step, but when we finally hit the berserk timer – we were not far off from killing him. On Kin’garoth we soon realised that the dps requirement to kill the adds was skyhigh and it initially felt like we were nowhere near reaching the right numbers. We tried planning the addphases out, mapping out which cooldowns would be up when, when to pop potions; and meanwhile we were getting good practise at the fight. And things started to move forward. For a while we were stuck at the 3rd addphase. We would do everything right up until that point, and then after the 3rd addphase we’d mess up and start dying. In the end we decided to swap the order of which add we killed last, and that helped. A few more wipes and Kin’garoth was dead! Yay, good job everyone!

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Going Clear!

Next was Imonar the Soulhunter. We knew he would be the first hard mythic encounter, and we were not mistaken. Early on we wiped on the first bridge, then we wiped on the second platform, and then the second bridge, etc. After a while it started going better and we started getting further – once in a while. When we entered the raid tonight we had died from every single ability of the encounter, more than once. But the upside was that we knew every phase, except the 5th, really well. And Ingekek could probably clear the even bridges in his sleep. And then he died! Not Ingekek; well, him as well; but Imonar the Soulhunter! Good job everyone, it was certainly a group effort!

Stable Portals!

Portal-Keeper Hasabel was next on the agenda. We made plans for who would go to which platform when, and who would stay down. Teldryn, Toebi, Kailyn and Voicíes were the ones in charge of getting buffs on other platforms and bringing them to the current one. We had expected the fight to be hard, and we started out not killing imps fast enough and having explosions. The buff-people however acted exemplary and almost immediatly had their jobs down. We had an idea that the third platform would be hurtful, but it turned out that as soon as we got there the fight was over. First time on third platform and Portal Keeper Hasabel is dead! Imonar is next!

Pod-casting!

Next on our list was Antoran High Command. On the very first pulls it already seemed like an encounter we would get down fairly quick, but we didn’t quite get there. The next raid we had high hopes that we would kill it, but we ended up having huge issues with healing meaning that we didn’t get much progress at all. Today we came back again and with the healing sorted out we soon got really far into the fight. Just a few more tries and they were dead! Good job everyone, 4/11 mythic down!