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/
Hey All !
Yep, im a slacker, ive neglected this blog for a long time….so much has happned, and so much is going on in my personal life which leaves little time for writing things interesting enough for other ppl to appriciate reading !
So, shinypriest ‘whats been going on ?’
Well, As well as making Officer in my guild No Quarter, fundraising for my beloved sister and buying a new Puppy
…ive managed to squeeze in a few Firelands Boss Kills. The guild made it to Realm 1st for 25man and we are steadily holding that place.
I think my favourite encounter thus far is Beth’tilac…although not the most challenging of encounters from a healing perspective i just love climbing the spinners web upto the top! Havent appreciated jumping down to not have any webs stretch out to grab me to break my fall…think ive had 2 deaths because of that so far. [splat]
Anyway..who loves the healing challenge of Baleroc ? yep, another awesome fight, buff watching etc… Ive got some nice Powa Aura’s im using for Vital Spark and Vital Flame..will update the PA section later today.
The guild has a few boss kill videos of the Firelands Bosses we have downed so far on our dedicated Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/NoQuarterEU
… The 4% wipe on Staghelm was crushing on sunday, loveing that fight too – again it pushes healers to the max. And gives me a headache juggling all the raid cds lol. We are pretty comfortable going with a 7/5/5 scorpion phase. No need to use anything stronger than a Divine Hymn or 2 for the first Scorpion phase as healing isnt that much of a big deal.
On the second scorpion phase it gets a bit mental – we started blowing cooldowns on the 2nd stack thru to the 4th and immediately spread on the 5th.
The third scorpion phase is somewhat ‘easier on healing’ than the 2nd scorpion phase due to the fact noone has ‘seeds’ and therefore the incredible raid damage is properly shared, again start blowing CD’s from stack 2 and try to ‘overlap’ them thru to 5 when the raid breaks to spread out for the Burning Orbs.
The Orbs are a relative non-issue so long as you can communicate and are standing with another player so you can alternate stacks [dont go above 5 stacks or your healers will get pissed]
On the following scorpion phase he needs to die – or you surely will….burn DPS, pots, heroism, and ANY remaining raid healing CDs necessary to get the kill…. I reckon my guild will have this boss nailed this lockout..and then onto Raggy…
This leads me onto my new puppy ‘Diesel’ she is a gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier and despite the bad press staffys have had she is the most loving loyal dog, she has given me new focus and companionship in what is an incredibly difficult time for my family.
Ciao for now !