Considering that last week the furthest we’d ever gotten in Kara was the Opera event.. I think we’ve done fantastic at progression this week. Last night was our last try before the reset. We were Gongniu (Warrior Tank), Amellea (Druid Tank), Tatia (Holy Paladin), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Daegothh (Mage), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (MM Hunter), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Spiralla (Shaman) and Ireena (Shadow Priest) for the first 11% and then Weaver (Holy Priest) for the last 85%. (WWS: Tatia’s perspective, Weaver’s perspective)
I’m only going to say this once. NO, WE DO NOT HAVE A WARLOCK AND YES WE REALIZE THEY HELP IN SOME PLACES LIKE ILLHOOF. As we approached Illhoof Spirella and Weaver both commented repeatedly how easy the event is with a Warlock. *sigh*. None of the 70 guild warlocks are keyed for Kara. So anyway!
Illhoof and his sidekick Kil’rek are in this room. You engage them. Tank takes Illhoof and off-tank takes Kil’rek. Everyone DPS Kil’Rek. Kil’Rek respawns 45 seconds after he’s killed. Illhoof summons lots and lots and lots of squishy imps. =If= you have a warlock he puts Seed of Corruption on the imps and they explode in a perfectly beautiful manner. If you don’t have a warlock.. then you get the mage to AOE the imps.
Occasionally Illhoof sacrifices and chains someone. The chains have to be DPSed to get rid of them. The person in the chains can’t do anything and is taking massive amounts of damage. Heals on the chained person also heal Illhoof. Mage Iceblock and Pally bubble clears chains but BoP does not. Druids can use Barkskin to limit their damage.
Holy Wrath does about 1k damage to all the demons in the rooms. I got to fire it off twice and did 31k damage. Since the mage was doing AOE I wasn’t real worried about pulling aggro.
We got him down on our forth try. He dropped [item]Fool’s Bane[/item] (Shard) and [Breastplate of the Lightbinder] (Tatia!)(I did mention I’m a fat rat this week right?)
Netherspite is byfar the hardest fight I’ve ever been in. I’m not going to describe it.. there are plenty of strategy sites that do that.. our closest last night was 4% where he enraged. We’d lost lots of people during the fight and just didn’t have the DPS to get him before the 10 minute mark.
Personally I’m finding the whole red-beam thing very hard. I think there was exactly one time last night where I took the red beam and didn’t die from it. We were swapping the red beam between Tatia, Gongni and Amellea and constantly found that when it was time for the next person to take the beam we didn’t have anyone available who didn’t have the debuff (at which point I died from the beam). Ah well.
It looks like this is the last full raid before we scatter to the winds for the holidays.. so I don’t expect anymore progress until January.
Still.. from this clear of Kara I got T4 gloves, T4 helm, matching shield and the chestpiece. It was a good week to be Tatia. Kara loves me.. and I love it back. (though I plan to continue to beat it like a pinata until it drops the rest of my gear )