Last night, my 10 man crew went in to party with Arthas some more and while a few of our attempts were painful lessons in what NOT to do, we can now pretty reliably get through Phase 1 and into the transition phase. Not every single time, but more often than not. We’ve gotten through the transition phase once or twice (I finally managed not to die from falling when Artie cast Quake!), but we’re getting all confuzzled and dying to various things. Things that I am sure with practice we can lick…like killing the frozen orb things in time, handling the raging spirits, etc. Cause I’d sure like to see those Valk’yr and and the rest of the fight, heck yes. We did have some odd aggro issues, with various people getting aggro for doing very little damage..it was kind of of wierd. Not sure what that was all about.
I even brought in my priest for an attempt or two, simply cause I thought it might help with Infest, but she’s not quite ready gear wise. Plus, my confidence on Endy is still the highest and my ‘quick draw’ reactions are there for her, and not for Ryska. So when I know to hit a button on Endy to cleanse, Ryska’s set up is different because she doesn’t have one button to cleanse them all (wonder if I could make a macro for that?). I’ll just keep working on her gear, getting what I can from other places. Mostly, I’m done with Triumph badge gear so I’ll be saving my Frosties SLOooooooWLY but surely.
I’m hoping we can get Artie down sooner than it took us to get Sindragosa, but it IS the endboss of ICC, so I doubt it’ll be a cake walk. Hopefully, our group make up will help us more than hinder, with being so loaded with ranged folks. I’m trying not to get excited that we’ve done so good off the bat, because as I recall, we did pretty well with Sindy right off as well before we ran smack into the wall of the lower 20% range.
We’ll go back in tonight and do it some more. I think we’re all pretty motivated to try our bestest and learn the fight because, omg, it’s the Lich King! That’s just cool.
Edit: Because I don’t feel like adding a whole new post, I’ll just add on to this one. We got the Lich King to 51% tonight…new record! Though I died when a Valk’yr hurled me over the edge (the bitch!), we got 3 defiles and a few of the ability that’s cast on the tank (the name escapes me right now) that sometimes requires a tank swap. I think we’re getting through the first transition phase pretty alright. We’re just struggling with downing all the Raging Spirits before Quake is cast, but we’ll get it with practice…we have good DPS. In phase 2, we’re letting the Valk’yr kill too many people, but we’re not doing too shabby with Defiles. Progress is good, I like it. I don’t mind wipes nearly as much if we’re actually getting better and refining our approach to the fight each time.
*daydreams about sporting the title Endyme the Kingslayer*