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    Old 08-07-2010, 08:15 PM
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    Tomorrow, PCG ventures into the Ruby Sanctum (25-player) for really the first time, having had a brief, catastrophic look at the trash and mini-bosses late one evening.

    A few things to note:

    Halion 25 is harder than most of the ICC25 boss encounters, so please make sure you're geared for that.

    We WILL be using DSK to distribute the loot once we kill him.

    We will be using the tactics below.

    In order to get an invite to the raid, you must /w me with the secret password, which you will find amongst the tactics below. Sharing this password with anyone will result in you not getting into any of my raids for a long time.

    HALION THE TWILIGHT DESTROYER

    Phase 1 - The Real World

    Phase 1 is relatively straightforward. Halion will be tanked in the middle of the arena, with the entire raid (except for the tank) stacking up at the dragon's left side, safely away from flame breath and tail swipes. Every 30 seconds or so, Halion will apply a debuff to a random raid member called 'mark of combustion'. If you are chosen, you must immediately run as fast as you can to the edge of the arena, until you are in contact with the flame wall surrounding us. Your debuff will then be dispelled by an assigned dispeller, which causes you to dump a circular flame patch on the ground. The longer it takes you to get to the edge, the larger the patch will be, so reacting immediately is crucial. Also throughout phase 1 Halion will summon a meteor attach. A large flame graphic shows where it will land, and anyone within (or close to) this area will take enormous damage when it lands. The meteor also shoots out a few lines of flame, which you should move out of. The tank will move backwards when a meteor lands, moving the boss a few yards. At 75%, phase 1 is over.

    Phase 2 - The Twilight Realm

    At 75%, Halion will shift phases, and a portal will spawn at his current location. The Twilight Tank, followed by the rest of the raid (except for the Real World Tank) then take the portal into the Twilight Realm. In the Twilight, Halion is again tanked in the middle of the room. The raid, again, should stack up on his left side, avoiding tail swipes, breaths and cleaves. The secret password you need for a raid invite is bootylicious. Again, there is a random debuff placed on a raid member, this time called Mark of Consumption, and again the afflicted raid member must immediately run to the edge of the arena (directly behind the stacked-up raid) and be cleansed once they are in contact with the flame wall.

    Instead of meteors trying to kill the raid, in the Twilight there are two shadow orbs rotating the arena, always directly opposite from each other. Every 20 seconds, they emit a 'Twlight Cutter Beam', which runs directly through the centre of the arena, and lasts 10 seconds. They continue to rotate whilst the beam is cast, meaning that the beam moves through about a third of the arena. If anyone touches the beam, they die. The Twilight Tank will position Halion so that the beam cuts from just right of the dragon's head to just left of its tail, making the area on the left of the dragon relatively safe. Its still important to keep an eye on the orbs and the beam, especially when you have to run to the edge because of a debuff. At 50%, 2 portals will spawn and phase 3 begins.

    Phase 3 - Split

    At 50%, half the raid will take the portals back to the Real World, and resume phase 1 tactics. The remainder will continue with phase 2 tactics in the Twilight Realm. DPS across the 2 realms needs to be relatively balanced, or the boss gains stacks of a special buff, and starts to hit hard in the real doing less damage. The raid leader will call out DPS stops as necessary. At 0%, we distribute the loot.

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    Old 08-07-2010, 10:01 PM
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    Nice write-up. Brings it all back as it's been a while since I've seen the fight.
    Love the password idea
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    Old 08-08-2010, 12:18 PM
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    Phase 1: Use Blink
    Phase 2: Use Blink
    Phase 3: Use Blink

    I'm all set!
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    Old 08-08-2010, 12:39 PM
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    I read on guides and heard in videos that in P3 casters are best going back out into the "normal" realm due to less movement interrupting them, will we be following this principle or is it dependent on raid composition?
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    Old 08-08-2010, 01:02 PM
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    sounds fun and you do know the password is probably going to fail as half the people don't even look at the forums lol.

    also DSK seems a bit harsh on the loot as there is only 1 boss in the raid meaning if you use the ICC table it's already decided who gets the loot, since it is only one boss would it not be better just using /roll?
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    Old 08-08-2010, 01:05 PM
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    To be eligible for loot you need to know the super-secret handshake, you will need to PM darieth to find out what it is.
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    Old 08-08-2010, 01:20 PM
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    DSK is used for all progression runs. RS25 drops BiS trinkets, and it won't help us, as a guild, if they go to someone who never or rarely raids. The whole point of a loot distribution system is to see that the gear benefits the guild as a whole. DSK is not perfect, and I have ideas about better systems, but its miles better than simply rolling for stuff.

    If we perform well, we'll be clearing RS25 often, so it will work just like ICC.
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    Old 08-08-2010, 01:21 PM
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    sounds fun and you do know the password is probably going to fail as half the people don't even look at the forums lol.
    If they don't read the forums, they won't be coming. If that means we don't raid, that's fine with me. Far too many people simply turn up to raids without doing any preparation, and I'm fed up with boosting bad players.
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    Old 08-08-2010, 03:04 PM
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    suppose it is fair if it becomes a regular run as then more people have a chance at it.
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    Old 08-08-2010, 03:26 PM
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    Even though it does say in GMOTD to visit ere, I'd be surprised if more than 10 people will know the password.
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