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Mindbender

I’ve finally posted my cheatsheet for Throne of Tides.

Now I know if you’re breezing through that instance it will be old news.. but I wanted to mention one boss in particular, Mindbender.. the headsucker boss. I’ve been through Throne of Tides quite a few times.. and most of the time we get to Mindbender [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Dungeon Cheatsheets

HI all,

I haven’t done many of the dungeons yet.. and I’m still 1 point away from being able to do heroics.. but for the dungeons I have done I’ve compiled a cheat sheet.

Comments welcomed.

The Vortex Pinnacle
Halls of Origination NOTE: the asshats I ended up with skipped most of the bosses in here so the info here [...]

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Dog wipes raid

The WoW Gods hate us.

Blow #1:
We’ve been trying to do ToGC for a while. Every time we put it up we don’t have enough signups. When asked people said it was just an inconvenient time/night/something came up. So we rescheduled it to Tuesday (a normally convenient time) and said we won’t be raiding [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Kinetic Bombs Suck

Ok so we’re working on the Blood Princes. The fight itself seems pretty easy. Avoid the bad stuff and hit whoever has a health bar until they all die. The thing is.. there’s ALOT of other stuff going on all at the same time to avoid. Some forces you to move away.. some stuff you to move towards.. you do the hokey-pokey.. just a lot of sensory overload.

My job Sunday night was to pop the beachballs up into the air.
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Rotface Strategy Notes

<Caffeine> was stuck on Rotface for 6 weeks. That’s six weeks of death by goo. That’s a lot of time to faceplant on the same boss. Gave me a lot of time to read a lot of strategies.. and a lot of different things to try.

So here you go.. here’s what we learned and what’s working for us. I’m totally going to steal Fulguralis’ picture and repurpose it to my own usage.

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Raid Balance

The second boss in Icecrown Citadel (ICC) is Lady Deathwhisper, a Lich (I’m tempted to say “Lich Bitch” but that just seems mean). For phase one she puts on a mana shield and summons adds (3 adds per side in 10-man). Your raid team has to kill the adds and dps down her mana bubble to get into phase 2 (no more adds, only kill the boss). The adds are “evenly” split between “Adherents” that can only be hit by physical attacks.. and “Fanatics” that can only be hit by magical attacks. Occasionally after you kill an add she resurrects it as a bigger badder add. When she chooses an add to resurrect it gets a “buff” and explodes for some considerable AOE damage (nasty to the melee).

When they are initially formed the Adherents have a shield that has to be DPSd down. It reflects magical attacks. After the shield is down you -can- hit the Adherent with magical attacks. If the Adherents are resurrected they have a buff that reflects all magical attacks.

The first few times we tried this fight I shot the snot out of myself by trying to attack the Adherents. At this point my stance is that if it’s named “Adherent” I don’t even target it. My job is to kill any Fanatics that are up and then to go back to beating on the boss’s mana shield. Magical using classes dps the Fantatics. Physical damage classes dps the Adherents.
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Raiding 101: AGGRO!

aggro_i_has_it_sWe have new players coming up in the world.. and for the most part they’ve solo’d their way to 80.. and now they’re starting into raids.. so I wanted to run through the basics of Aggro (and maybe more to follow). If you already know it all.. move along, this topic isn’t for you.

Aggro is a measure of how much a mob hates you (aggression)
An Aggro Table is a mob’s list of who it hates and how much it hates them.
In most cases, the Aggro Table governs who the mob will attack.
If the mob knows you exist, and the mob is aggressive to you, then you are probably somewhere on its aggro table.

MOST OF THE TIME the mob will hate the TANK the most. That’s not always true.
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Hodir Strategy Notes

– Turn on your in-game sound. He has two skills that you can time based on the audio “Winds of the North” and “AUGHGHGGHHH”.
– When he says “Winds of the north”. You look around and find the large runes. Move towards them but not on them until after the ice falls [...]

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Razorscale and Ignis Strategy Notes

More random notes/observations from Ulduar-10. Though I don’t see any reasons these notes wouldn’t hold true in Uld-25.
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Flame Leviathan and XT-002 Strategy Notes

We’re muddling our way through Ulduar. In the past few days I’ve seen the following bits of information that struck me. I wanted to note them here so I wouldn’t lose track of them.
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