Firelands is going very well for NoQ currently 1/7hc – still steadily holding Realm 1st [25m]. We hope to have Rhyolith H nailed this lockout with some nice shinys for some –not me tho, im so far down the EPGP PR list its not funny !
Been messing about with my UI again and i have FINALLY settled on this one –
As expected Shannox Heroic 25 was a walk in the park…almost ridiculously easy. The jump between Shannox H and Rhyolith is very much industrail sized with rhyolith being very RNG…just when u think ur not standing in bad – u are ! – Very movement intensive encounter – sure keeps the healers hearts pumping…. we are 6 healing Ryolith currently, our usual setup is Holydin, Disc Priest, Holy Priest and 3 [yes 3] Druids.
Atonement spec just wasnt working for me on this encounter. Granted it did the job of keeping the spark tank up but with almost 150k mana I can afford to drop a lot more shields on the raid to lessen the raid damage some what, therefore the non-smite spec was working much better. 2 points in Veiled shadows for the reduced Shadow Fiend is a must when shield spamming 🙂 I also picked up desperate prayer – ideal for the many times when standing in bad cant be helped and u need to finish that big heal cast on ur tank. [or for the times youre distracted momentarily whilst drinking a glass of wine]….
I do find myself shuffeling talent points around depending on the encounter. Atonement spec feels fairly redundant in this tier apart from on shannox and staghelm which is a shame because I like my gnome wings.
Everyone is raving about the super awesome Moonwell Chalice trinket from the Molton Front daily quests, I have this bound up in a macro along with Power Infusion – the combination is awesome if u treat the it like a raid cooldown. Pop this and spam your heart out with Prayer of Healing spam. All those shiny Divine Aegis bubbles will get huge !..particularly useful for Ragnaros if you use the ‘stacking in the midle’ for seeds tactic.
Anyway, have fun in Firelands, im back in there myself this evening trying to dodge volcanos and those pesky little adds /fade
ciao for now x
p.s We have many of our kill videos on the NoQuarter youtube channel – drop on over to take a look http://www.youtube.com/user/NoQuarterEU
Also – we are always on the lookout for skilled raiders – feel like a server change ? drop us a line here http://www.noquarter.eu/
We have been busy these last few days making much progress through content, first downing the twin dragons and then last night downing Maloriak. Has to be said, Maloriak is a relitively easy fight in comparrison to Valiona !
Tonight we head to Conclave !
Check out the smexy title after the Maloriak Kill last night, shame its not a permenant title !
pretty awesome eh ? also picked up a shiny tier token for the legs too !
Unfortunately we didnt FRAPS the Maloriak kill last night – but we do have the Valiona kill – frapsed by out favourite Mage Peedyweedy.
Ciao for now ❤
A post from the heart…
My dear sister is begining the biggest fight of her life, for her life. Recenlty she was diagnosed with Brain Cancer, an inoperable tumor of the most aggresive kind.
Time is of the essence. A fund has been set up to help raise some money for pioneering treatment in america since here in the UK, the only ‘treatment’ is Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy which at best will only slow down the growth rate of the tumor.
Shes a young mother with a gorgeous son who needs his mummy. Please take a few moments to read Lauras Story, and if you can, any donations or help is greatly appreciated.
In the meantime, cherish the people you love, life is too short.
The guild killed this blind dragon a few weeks ago on heroic mode but only last night was I able to sucessfully FRAPS the kill.
Please note – I put this Vid together last night, very late, so didnt realise the noob spelling mistake until this morning when i watched the vid on Utube ! oh dear…. nvm eh… could have been worse i suppose. Anyway disregarding the spelling error it was certainly a nice clean kill, and i was able to DPS Atonement Heal for most of the encounter which was nice.
Anyway – big post incoming soon !
ciao for now.
Elevator Boss is indeed one of the hardest bosses that ppl just take for granted that they can faceroll when clearly they cant.
I guarantee there is at least 2 deaths per raid on the Ele Boss !
Numerous Guides to defeat this boss are available on various forums. Beware of Elevator Boss in Hard Mode – aka the Life Gripping Priests – one minute youre running in one direction stepping off the elevator – the next- bam! youre on your way back up to the top.
Hardmode at its finest.
There are various achievments assiciated with the boss – such as Nitro Boots + Cloak Parachute + Dodging the Life gripping Priest as well as hoping the Nitro Boots wont Leak and kill you on your way to Chimaerons room.
Oh the Joy – nice to see once again Blizz have a sence of humor.
ciao for now !
Zul Gurub…what the heck is up with that place… 2 hours to complete the dungeon ….. really ?
346 ilvl required to get into either ZG or ZA and believe me for ZG you will need a degree in how to move out of bad, so so much bad that can kill you. I consider myself to be a well geared disco priest who does know how to move but OMG…lost count of the number of times we wiped on Venoxis. [it has since been hotfixed before anyone calls noob]
Lots of other wierd bugs with ground effect spells such as HW:Sanctuary, Efflorecence, Healing Rain and PW:Barrier. Last night we were unable to overlap any of the healing circles nor cast them on an uneven surface. The mages, hunters and druids were also experiencing similar ‘bugs’ with targeted spells such as treants. My ticket to a GM was answered today and they are ‘ looking into it’ ….. GM’s are strange ppl… he even told me a ‘joke’ …..
Lots of DC’s too..which kindly reset an entire dungeon for us several times not to mention the DC at Halfus which kicked us all out of raid group and respawned all the trash !!!!! /grrrrr
Anyway, enough blah from me for now, I will leave you with a screeny of one of our hunters stuck in the doorway to BWD….. [literally stuck in the skulls mouth]….
Ciao for now.
Yep, as the title says – You dont need a Death Knight for Kiting the parasites on Magmaw 25 Heroic !
Our resident Fire Mage took on the hefty task of kiting the adds throughout the encounter, and it has to be said he did a damn good job of it, blinking and dodging the ignition fire on the ground. We all know Mages are aggro machines so keeping and gaining aggro on the Parasites was pretty much a breeze for him. Lots of Blast Wave, Flamestrike spam and then Blink if the adds got too close.
Again we used the ‘stacking up on melee’ strategy with just 6 ppl standing out which consisted of Myself, The Mage, 3 x Hunters and a Resto Shaman. With at least 6 ppl standing out you are guaranteed the Pillar of Flame will spawn ‘outside’ rather than on the melee.
We downed him on our 2nd attempt, and as the bubbling disc priest of the raid looking after the kiter i have to say it was a lot easier keeping the Mage up than the DK we used the previous time lol !
Now, the bad news… Not expecting the Mage kiting to actually work out – none of us were prepared with FRAPS or WOL ! /epic fail. We will be fully prepared next time tho !!
So next time someone in your raid says Magmaw 25 heroic isnt doable without a Frost DK – you can send them here !!
Ciao for now 🙂
Like many suggested setups we used a Frost Spec Death Knight to kite the parasites for the entire encounter. We also used the ‘grouping up on melee’ strategy. Standing ‘outside’ were Myself [healing the DK], The DK, 3 x Hunters MD’ing the Constructs to the Off Tank and a Holy Priest.
Having 5-6 ppl Standing ‘outside’ away from the main group ensured the ‘Pillar of flame’ and ‘Constructs’ would always spawn on one of us rather than in the melee and basically cause a big mess.
As usual I was Disco spec – which allowed me to bubble myself, the DK kiter and the Hunters whilst using Inner Will for the added movement increase….you need to be able to react very fast when fleeing from a pillar of flame or construct !!
As we entered Phase 2 we all spread out [6 yrds apart] and basically nuked ! popped any healing cooldowns that we could such as Divine Hymns/Tranquility/Divine Guardian etc and said a few prayers 🙂
Anyway here is the video – Frapsed by our Fire Mage ‘Peedyweedy’.
We slayed that 2 headed dragon thingy last night ! After a while of relentless practice and many coffees we finally downed him in almost flawless style.
The use of cooldowns such as Lay on Hands, and Guardian Spirit for the Tanks who are taking Double Strike is a must here ! or 1 shots will happen. Also the much needed raid healing cooldowns like Divine Hymn, Tranquility & PW:Barrier for during Feud are priceless. Having me healing as Discipline [what else?] enabled me to bubble bot in the last phase.
One major key to sucess here has to be communication, knowledge and understanding. If you dont have this – you are fighting blind. Your tanks need to be able to tell the healers when they need extra healing, if they accidently have a stack or two of break etc… it all helps.
Anyway heres the video – Frapsed by our very own Mage ‘Peedyweedy’ [im the pink dot on the left]
ciao for now !