Sunday, 7 February 2010


First of all I'd like to apologise about the absurd gab between posts, my rl and online life have some unknown reason become allot more busier which really has limited my free time.

Well I think given the style of this fight every healing blog will be tempted to write about Valithria Dreamwalker. We had our night on her last week and I found it to be a fun if interesting fight.

For those that haven't done this fight i'll give a it a brief explanation. Waves of adds come from each side that have to be dealt with fast by the dps, and have a variety of painful debuffs/aoes. The aim of this is to heal Valithria to full health, to do this you send healers into a dream phase where they are able to get a stacking buff that gives them +mp5 and +% healing.

Initially we started with 5 healers going into portals and 2 healers (the durids) staying out. Vhan and I decided to split sides as the room is quite wide and I don't know about your dps but our tanks were forced to run into the corners to keep our dps alive. This meant we had to split the room 50/50. As we were getting used to fight we had a couple of wipes due to tanks running off, we then switched to rotating the 5th healer going into the portals, thus increasing the regen of the druids. Finally we bit the bullet and took a 8th healer and had 4 raid healers and allowed 2 mages to go into the portals (you should have seen there glee at the idea of damage increases + infinite mana).

What i'm truly looking forward to is seeing what tactic people settle down to on the heroic as that is going to be one interesting fight. I suspect you'll probably can't take 9 healers due to the dps but well we'll see. The main complications stem from the fact that you need the dps to take down the adds, I can imagine the aoeing add will be lethal on heroic, while you need the healing team to pick her up fast. This means that presumably on heroic you will use as many of her portals as possible with healers, yet at the same time can you really spare healers from raid healing. I guess this is one of the fights where good guilds will really shine.

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