After a very long day of leveling my baby Shaman (hit level 18) and a couple of very painful Karas (low DPS FTL) Joe, the guild leader of Shadow Warlords logged into our Vent and asked if we had any toons available for a run. He was very sneaky about it. I offered either Tatia or Lilac.. and he decided to have Lilac come. (We ended up having 5 folks from West Kingdom in the run)
It turns out that that we were going against Morogrim Tidewalker.
After fighting our way through trash nagas and bog lords we were confronted with Morogrim’s area. It was ripe with Murlocs. I think I’ve read that Murlocs revere Tidewalker as a God. Anyway, the area was full of murlocs run amok. The first order of business was to despawn some of them
It seems if you aggro Tidewalker then some of his murlocs despawn. So we sent the rogue.. who promptly got run over by a pat.. and popped out of stealth and died before getting to Tidewalker. Doh! To be fair, he’d never seen the pats before and didn’t know their path.
We mulled it over for a while and eventually they decided to send a stealthed druid in to die.
Well.. I was feeling spunky.. so while they were talking it over I conjured up Kilrogg’s Eye and sent him in to see Tidewalker. I’d read that although they have only 1 HP, you can attack with Kilrogg’s Eye. I ran the eye right up to Tidewalker.. and attacked him (right click). He did the “I’m going to eat you up” emote (or whatever it is he says when he aggros) and promptly mushed my eye. Almost immediately the designated druid aggroed him and was killed.
There’s some suggestion that it was the druid’s death that reset the Murloc trash.. I think that’s hooey! I bravely sacrificed.. well not much and despawned the murloc before the druid foolishly sacrificed himself. I hope to get to try it again in the future to prove that the Eye of Kilrog has at least one use.
We stepped forward and started taking out the not-despawned trash. Wow.. I’ve never really hated murlocs.. just kinda find them annoying.. but WOW seriously huge murlocs with big scary teeth. Here, obligatory “Lilac dead” picture.
On our first attempt (with no battle rezzes/soul stones) we got him down to 27%. We ran into problems in that the Protection Pally tanking the murlocs got “Watery Graved” twice in a row. Then the murlocs ran amok and killed first the healers.. and then everyone else.
We ran into the same problem on our second attempt.
Initially I had a -really- hard time getting my camera set. I spent most of 25%-0% blind shooting him. Ugh. There’s a reason I don’t tank.
He dropped stuff… one was some shoulders.. Lilac’s wearing FSW Shoulders. The dropped shoulders are better in stats.. but worse in straight +dmg. So I passed.
According to Recount Lilac was pushing 800 DPS. That’s a record for me without seeding. I’m pleased about that. Since we had 4 mages in the raid using arcane explosion on the murlocs I spent the whole fight keeping dots up on Morogrim. Occasionally if the trash seemed to be taking a long time I threw in a Rain of Fire.. but most of the time on the murloc adds, by the time I got 2 seeds off they were all dead. So I spent nearly all of the fight hitting Tidewalker.
It was alot of fun and I’m very please to have been able to participate in this fight.