Disc Priest Tips for Razorscale (10 man)

A Disc Priest’s Take on Healing Razorgorescale

First, accept this: you’re going to be running around like a nut.  At this point, you may want to thank the Azerothian gods that you are not a paladin.  I found that the best way not to risk standing in a fire was to…well, not stand anywhere.  I stood still long enough to pennance and then resumed hiking up my skirts and fleeing. 

My Ulduar 10 group’s healers consisted of a holy paladin, myself the disc priest, and a holy priest.  I assigned the holy paladin to tank healing (two tanks + beacon = win), the holy priest to…well, raid heals, and myself?  I knew my best purpose here would be raid…bubbling.

I bubbled myself.  I bubbled the other healers.  I bubbled the tanks.  I bubbled the suicidal melee DPS.  I bubbled the entire fucking raid.  Penance, especially talented and glyphed, is your blessing here.  Did one tank run out of the pally’s range and now teeters on the brink of death?  Dart over and PEW PEW LAZERZ! 

Mage tanking adds?  Bubble and PEW PEW LAZERZ!

DPS warrior hugging a Sentinel?  Bubble and PEW PEW LAZERS!

Naturally if you’re lacking the bacon hax and tank healing yourself, your strategy is going to be a little different.  You’ll still bubble the hell out of the raid, but with two people to focus on the raid, you’ll be saving your penance mostly for the tanks. 

Suggestion for tanks:  Don’t be so eager to tank her that you run in front of her just before she hits 50%.  Because our tank did, and then she did the knock back while we were all still behind her…and…well.

TANK   <——————————-RAZORSCALE————————————>  HEALERS

Can you guess how far our healing range goes?!?!?!

Not that far!

Now…we wiped on her 6 times last night and did not, actually, kill her.  But we totally would have during that 6th attempt if the holy priest hadn’t DC’d and then gotten stuck on the Loading Screen Boss.  >:|

Meanwhile the other Ulduar 10 group one shotted Razor and two shotted Deconstructor (they didn’t realize he had trash the first time…ha…ha…ahaha).

/facepalm

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  1. #1 by Chris Anthony | Duct Tape and a Prayer on April 23, 2009 - 10:25 am

    Two comments.

    First: Razorscale throws Devouring Flames at whoever’s closest to her. It’s much easier to have a tank dedicated to Being Closest and soaking the first tick of the flames, and they’ll take little enough damage that you can have one healer keep an eye on that tank while doing other things too. (I find that Disc healers are best for this, because of haste and superbubbles.)

    Second: I admire your willingness to make “Amber is a dork” one of the largest tags in your tag cloud. ;)

  2. #2 by Ambrosyne on April 23, 2009 - 11:07 am

    @Chris: But it’s true! Just a shame that “OT” and “ramble” are up there as well-ha! Then again I never promised to be overly constructive…

    Our tanks tended to move around, trying to pick up the adds. The adds did not conveniently run to the center, alas. I’m sure this was a flaw in our strategy, but even the other group had the tanks to the outside, for some reason.

    Bah, I don’t know. This isn’t my strongpoint. :(

  3. #3 by Elleiras on April 23, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    We actually had a resto shaman “tank” the flames in our 25-man. You could try having your holy paladin do it, if he’s able to stay towards the center (where Razorscale usually hovers) and still be in range of his assignments.

    You don’t *have* to have a flame tank; it just absolves the rest of the raid of the responsibility of paying attention. >.>

    Your tanks should be running around like crazy. Rest assured, it’s not a flaw in your strat — just the nature of the beast. :)

  4. #4 by Ambrosyne on April 23, 2009 - 2:13 pm

    @Ellerias – I’ll file away that thought, but part of me thinks it’s be “better” if everyone paid attention! However, since the holy pally does better if stationary anyway…

    …hmm…

    …it’s definitely a thought. :)

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