We wiped on Iron Council a lot on Monday. It’s a fight we’ve done before-but always with my trusty Zoja in the back tanking the smaller bosses.
This week, we had our DK tank.
Yeah…uh…when we don’t have interrupts back there, the encounter kicks my mana bar in the nuts. Atropus? Great guy. Good tank usually. Totally not a warrior and totally not interrupting…whoever the fuck back there casts shit. I mean I know DKs have interrupts. They’ve used them on me, the fuckers. Either he didn’t have enough of them, or wasn’t doing them, or something. Regardless, there was more pain being dished out by…someone doing…something.
Sorry guys, I’m a healer. I’ll explain this in healer terms, which means I have no idea what the tank is doing back there, specifically. My world consists of green bars, and knowing that when a blue square appears in the corner of the MT’s box on this particular fight, I need to cleanse it while not letting the OT die. If there weren’t Falcon Punch jokes flying I wouldn’t even know what that blue square WAS other than “something to be cleansed”.
But back to the fight. Without interrupts, there’s more raid damage. Do you know what happens to me-and the other healers-when there’s that much raid damage?
With Boss #1 down and Boss #2 nearly dead but the fight nowhere near finished, I stand there looking at a bar where everything is dark except for Gift of the Naaru. Shadowfiend? On cooldown. Hymn of Hope? On cooldown. Mana pot? Used. Mana BAR? Gone!
Phaseroll has died.
Sidearm has died.
Macharious has died.
Kyrileanthgodwhyisyournamesolong has died.
I actually would have kept wiping for the next hour we had slated to raid-there’s nothing saying we couldn’t have made progress on Freya, or something. Despite my calling Ky crazy for enjoying Monday night, I have no issues with a night of glass chewing. Even if it’s slightly old, we’ve killed this before glass. Progress was made-after a fashion…lessons were learned…and the healers had to really push themselves!
…but I totally had to have the bank pay repairs because I was broke!
So…interrupt interrupt interrupt! I’ll be in the corner sobbing now.