I know that Social doesn’t match the last C. Shut up. I like it.
“I see…only darkness…”
Now with actual experience!
Lord Marrogar is not a complicated fight. He uses several mechanics that-GASP!-we have seen before. First things first: have everyone target the boss and note the red ring beneath him. Cluster up right there, BENEATH the boss (though not hugging the tanks) because that way, you won’t have to deal with the fire. The only ones who have to worry about that are your hunters.
Remember saber lash? Of course you do. Hug your fellow tank(s) with the desperation of…well, someone who will die if you don’t. You need 2 of you for 10 man and 3 for 25. He’ll whirlwind, and it’ll be ouchy, but don’t let the boss stray too far from you during his lawnmower rampage because it’s also an aggro dump.
If you ventured into the Black Temple, you may have memories of having to free impaled players. If not, then think of snobolds…only in the form of a bone spike. And instead of sitting on your head going OMNOMNOM, it’s using your body as some sort of gruesome flag. Yeah. That sucks, so free anyone impaled with bone spike. And did I really just use impale and bone in the same sentence without coming up with something witty and perverted? Damn.
Also, the whirlwind? Aggro dump. Say it with me, kiddos: STOP DPS. You should be scattering away from the boss, anyway.
See: above commentary in ranged about freeing people with bone spikes. Also, this boss does a whirlwind. More than that, he does a whirlwind that LEAVES A BLEED after a couple of seconds, so for the love of all that is holy, GET THE FUCK OUT OF IT.
Oh, and there’s fire. Don’t stand in it. Though if you’re not a hunter and you’re standing in it, you’re in the wrong damn spot.
Be prepared to heal the hell out of the tanks. We had two healers (disc priest and holy pally) on the tanks and a resto druid watching the raid, but during whirlwind expect to be sprinkling some heals everywhere even if you’re on a tank. Bubbles are your friend.
Loot of Interest to the Disc Priest:
Little, at least in 10. There is one cloth offering, a sp/haste belt called Cord of the Patronizing Practitioner in the 10 man version. The 25 man version offers a sp/haste trinket (Bone Sentinel’s Amulet), a dagger (sp/crit, Frozen Bonespike), another belt (sp, crit, AND haste, Crushing Coldwraith Belt), and a ring that might not be bad in a pinch (sp/haste/mp5, Marrowgar’s Frigid Eye).