A disc priest can raid heal a Hodir fight.
Is this at all sane or logical? Nooooo, but you don’t come here for sane and logical, now do you? Now, I wasn’t watching the healing meters on our attempts. It wasn’t until Zuki whispered me asking what I was doing that I bothered to flip open recount and take a peek.
This is what I was doing: OH GOD FREEZING BLOWS BUBBLE BUBBLE BUBBLE POH POH OH GOD BUBBLE FLASH POH OH GOD WHERE THE FUCK DID MY MANA GO AND WHY DID I EVER GET RID OF THE POH GLYPH OMG.
Here’s the World of Logs report, on our best Hodir attempt, for just the two raid healers. Can you guess when Frozen Blows was landing?!?!
It was one of those nights. It didn’t start out spectacular-we wiped on Ignis (wtf?) and then wiped on XT, a boss who hasn’t gotten the better of us since…well, we first started downing him. But then we smacked around the cat lady and it came to vote: Iron Council, or Hodir?
Atropus and I well-nigh demanded Hodir, so off we went to play in snow.
Where we promptly forgot all the tricks of the trash and wiped. GG, scrubs. After that we got to Hodir’s room and stared at a boss that some of us had seen oh, once before. We wiped the first couple of times with him at around 75%. Freezing blows were terrible, and I was starting to doubt our healing team-a holy pally with two broken wrists, myself with my disc…raid heals…and Zuki, our one and only cherished resto shaman. Not that I doubt our skill-just our particular composition. IE, my presence in the raid. I may have mad disc priest raid healing skills but let’s face it-on progression content it’s…ah, not ideal.
And then we tried again, and the sky opened up, beams of light shined on the raid, and angels sang…until we hit the enrage timer.
But going from in the 70s to 13%? Fuck yeah! There was excitement!
And then there was the 3% wipe. But still! Excitement! Progress on a boss that dropped t8! Holy shit! But god damn it it was after raid end time! Suck and fail!
Hodir will die next week though!
But then, of course, came the downer. My spec. Do you know how many times I have run Ulduar since we’ve started as a tank healer?
I’ve raided Ulduar as shadowmore times than I have needed to be disc. What we need, desperately-since we have two ace holy pallys-are raid heals. Most of our raid healers are trees. I love me some trees, but our one time running two trees was downright painful, and Zuki isn’t always available. Having another holy priest to throw into the mix would be useful.
So this morning I sobbed, flailed, threw a tantrum, and then ditched my shadow spec for holy. Soon I shall announce my failures to the world, much as Ron now does…
Despite the fact that I’ve been using my shadow spec more, for now I will run holy along disc, until such a time as I feel comfortable. Then I’ll…figure out what the hell I’m doing. The problem with not having a shadow spec is that for some fights, I’ve been told that some strats typically run two healers. With shadow, I can swap, no big deal. Sans that? We’re looking at swapping people out for DPS and we don’t HAVE spare DPS right now. We have more healers sign up than DPS. Some of our other healers have Ulduar capable DPS gear, and that solves that problem, but not all of them do.
Blah blah blah raid make up officer headache bullshit.
FAIL ANGEL. DO NOT WANT.
As a side note, when I was buying my new glyphs I realize that I was inadvertently feeding Kyr‘s AH experiment. Damn it, Kyky!
I’m still a disc priest, though. >:|