Our Ulduar10 group has been…wonky, of late. Key DPS is missing. Key healers are missing. Work, broken computers, school, and broken wrists have stolen people away. We went from running two 10s to only one, sometimes having to pug for even that.
Such is summer in the World of Warcraft.
One of the issues we’ve run into is that we’re missing our normal hunter, and thus…missing our usual source of replenishment. Our ret pally’s attendance has never been reliable, our other hunter is on vacation, we have no frost mages, and we have no raiding shadow priests.
That left your local dual disc/shadow priest. *raises hand*
The problem is that, since Ron is also only semi-available, that we were doing Ulduar 10 sans a disc priest. And we’ve…always had a disc priest, in addition to our holy pally. Apparently holy pally + tree + shaman, or holy pally + 2 trees just wasn’t working well for our particular group.
So they wanted me to switch disc and have a tree go DPS.
…did I mention that I was the only replenishment?
“So Amber, what is your thought about healing Ulduar without replenishment?”
Fuck you. It falls squarely into the “I might be able to do it but I sure as hell won’t enjoy it” category. But I can’t tell you for sure because we wiped a few times and then had to call it.
I remain stubbornly unconvinced that my raid damage reduction counters the lack of replen on a fight (Iron Council) that strained my mana WITH replen.