11/28/2012 08:35 PMPosted by Rvaluefrom the information you've provided, you have a dps issue more than a healing issue, if there's a healing issue at all. you haven't killed the boss - but several of us who've replied have, multiple times. As one of those people, I'm telling you (again) that all your healers need to do is go down and spam their fast expensive heal on themselves and the two dps, and that's it. there's nothing more required on normal. just doing this will give the healer enough mana regen to go back up and deal with voodoo dolls and give the dps plenty of boost to do their job
What got me looking at the buff in the first place was the raid leader of another guild on our server who told me the buff was the key, and it was what pushed them to down him w/i 2 attempts of them realizing the buff could be stacked (I didn't realize it initially either).
Did I mention that raid leader was a priest healer?
We 3 healed it, and killed as many mobs as possible when in the spirit world.
The trick is stacking the buff as high as possible. We had a couple of 10% wipes, because healers topped off the people in the spirit realm, then stopp healing to regen mana.
Once they started to get people to 22% on the buff, then just refresh it before we left, we killed it in one go. (Well.. two.. One dps lagged out sub 20% so we wiped at 0%)
Maybe you should go have a word with this poster and tell them their observation that it was the buff stacking that allowed them to push through is necessarily wrong.
Perhaps I should not have done research outside of the healing board to make sure I wasn't barking up the wrong tree first. It's possible that me pulling the raid leader of a guild that's known to have the boss on farm before coming to these boards was just a silly, idiotic thing to do.
But I did it, and so I don't believe you when you tell me the buff is inconsequential, and I will not believe you until you can give me something a little more solid than "I downed it, so I know".
It is more likely you have a strong dps squad and you don't even realize just how that affects the strategies you can take because you heal rather than formulate strategies for your group.
There have been a lot of suggestions on these boards for things we can do to help the dps kill the adds multi-dotting, having the tanks concentrate on adds that are about dead, using a strategy of rolling kills rather than trying to kill everything in one go.
We will be trying all of these things.
We will also be concentrating on getting that buff up, and I can tell you now, you'll be hard pressed to convince me that isn't the correct approach to us figuring out how to down this boss.
And had they just 2 healed it they probably wouldn't have had any wipes. If your healers aren't stacking the debuff that is a mechanics failure. That said the buff doesn't have to be astronomically high to down the boss. If you are wiping pre-frenzy it seems more like a mechanics failure on your dps. Even without the buff they should be clearing most of the adds.
If the healers aren't spam healing they are either confused on the mechanic or just lazy. A super high buff stack shouldn't be required to down this guy though. If you are needing your dps with maxed buff stacks to down him your dps is low and needs work and you are going to have issues beyond him.