This just in….
HFC got Lich King to under 30% last night! I think the exact percent was 29 or 28%. Phase 3!!! We were totally rocking it a few attempts and on our second to last attempt, managed to get him to 40% and into phase 3. We might have devolved into total panic at that point (despite being familiar, at least intellectually, with how the rest of it went), except we had a guest HFC’er in the raid who was in the 10 man that downed LK this weekend. He called out in Vent a few times to “not get tunnel vision” and focus and other helpful tidbits. I think it really helped having someone from the other group with us to just see how we did things and point out what the other group did and what not to do that may aid us in perfecting our own strat. Appearantly some folks were DPS’ing the horrors and ghouls when they shouldn’t have to be because the plague should really take care of them and once we got folks all focused on Artie, we got him down quicker and from then on out, had pretty smooth transitions out of Phase 1 and into Phase 2.
We really got some good practice on Defile placement and Valkyr killing, so I hope that we’ll be able to make solid progress the next time we try and thwack on the King. Feels good to have made solid PROGRESS on him. I have a pretty bad fever…and the only cure is MOAR DEATH (of the Lich King variety). I really, really want him down before Cata. Reeeeally. I’ve never killed the ‘end boss’ of the game before an expansion. It’s always been after the fact, once things got nerfed into the ground or we were so OP it was a faceroll.
Also, I’ve been bringing in my priest the last few times because her healing is now pretty much on par with Endy’s (at times better, at least if you ask my raid leader). I’m liking it. 🙂