Castle Nathria

We started our Shadowlands raiding last night on normal mode, and realised instantly that the raid had been tuned up for release. The bosses weren’t pushovers and it felt really fun! Today we entered heroic, and again felt the resistance. We wiped a bit on Shriekwing before we killed him. We had time to pull the huntsman who we’ll likely kill the next time we go heroic, but on Sunday we’ll probably aim to finish normal mode. Feels good to be raiding again!

Waiting for a new expansion!

Battle for Azeroth has come to an end. See you all in Shadowlands!


Finally we had only Il’gynoth left to kill before we could open the gate to the last 2 bosses in mythic Ny’alotha. We started off with the “do not dispell”-tactic that we had heard good things about, but which we soon abandoned. Instead we chose to dispell and do our best dealing with the mindcontrols. After realising that mages are very good at oneshotting people by accident (as well as on purpose) we still stuck to this tactic and slowly made progress. For a little while we fell apart in the last percentages, but tonight we finally sorted it out! Il’gynoth is dead! Onwards to the last 2 bosses!!

Snake eyes watching you!

Seven (or eleven?) pulls was all it took for us to clear the Dresta’gath mythic encounter. Even if it was a chaotic encounter we were going with the flow, dancing with the devil, and it was easier than we expected. It’s all a game to us. Next we’ll push up the ante and head for Il’gynoth! Nothing else to say really, read it and weep!

Many jobs, handle it!

We knew the mythic Ra-den encounter would be significantly more difficult than heroic, with a new Nightmare orb to deal with. To begin with it was a complete mess, and we were wiping really early in the fight. Then we changed the tactics, of having a half the raid rotate on jobs, into having almost the whole raid doing one job each. That worked much better, even if it involved melee dps. Soon it started to look like we would actually get into the second phase! And once we did the end of the tunnel was in sight, because the second phase was fairly easy as long as we were all alive going in. Today we finished the fight! Ra-den is dead! Great effort everyone!

Trying all the Positions

Next was Vexiona and one of our first obstacles was to decide where we wanted to position ourselves, the boss, the adds, and pools on the floor. We made several changes until the tactic was sorted. The fight itself wasn’t all too complicated, we instead suffered from a lack of tanks, as well as from not having too much time left each reset for Vexiona, since Hivemind and Xanesh still wasn’t fully on farm. This week we finally sorted out the last phase and she died! Too bad she hardly had any loot we wanted.