So BoO poked it’s head into ICC10. Trash was boring this time around, resulting in my 1) running in circles and 2) casting Mind Sear. It was rather amusing to watch our rogue Eviscerate try to disarm the traps and-on at least one occasion-fail miserably and almost get eviscerated himself. Eviscerate is probably the rarest of rogues: one who receives bubbles from me. He’s defying my stereotypical hatred of his class…damn it.
Marrowgar, however, was…not easy. We one shot him, yes (probably in part due to our previous attempts on 25) and didn’t even lose anybody, but it was a near thing. As a healer, at least, I did a lot of flailing and muttering OH MY GOD OH MY GOD under my breath, particularly when my fleeing from the whirlwind o’ doom resulted in me being no where near my assigned tank.
We did it with a tree, a disc priest, and a holy paladin-perhaps not ideal, but it’s actually a combination I adjusted to in Ulduar. Since the paladin has Bacon Hax, I tended to sprinkle bubbles on the raid a little more (occasionally a bubble and a sliver of health was all that stood between someone and death-meep!). This did stretch my mana pool a bit, but a couple of shadow fiends and one lonely mana pot got me through.
So yes, we one shot Marrowgar, and all agreed that it was glorious. Then…then we went to Lady Deathwhisper.
Deathwhisper was…not one shot, but like Thorim, the first phase is key. Once you figure out how to handle the adds, you’re golden. We had two ranged on the boss, the rest (all melee) all the adds. We had no way of handling the deformed uglies aside from…well, face tanking them, so we rotated cooldown because they hit like god damned freight trains. We got her into phase 2 once then wiped, so even though it was time to call it we said…no, no, fuck it, we’re doing this.
Now, historically, we should have walked in there and wiped to something retarded, because this is BoO and that’s just what we DO on the “last try, we were so close!” pulls. This time however, we handled phase one and and smoothly moved into phase two and…ta-da, loot.
I was really fucking pleased, let me tell you. I can’t wait until we go back on Monday.
/rubs her hands together
I will be revising my Marrowgar strat that I posted now that I have a better grip on the fight.