Steelhide, Thorillllllin, Goffik, Akee, Dooks, Barks, Glugs, Ross, Bimbley, Ayumis, Leegund
Off to Council of Elders we did go.
Since our last raid i'd been searching the internet for ideas on this boss, and refreshingly, there are lots of ways groups have downed it. Some raids dont worry about Sul, and do the fight 'normally', some 1-tank it, some 2-heal it, some stack cleave classes, some stack ranged.
We (I mean I) decided to stick with the basics of what we did last time, but try bringing the Marli tank (but not Marli herself) over to the Sul tank, so they can help dps/interrupt Sul.
Threat on Marli isnt an issue until she overloads, and the additional dps and interupts on Sul are both very useful.
To start with we had Marli stacked with Sul/Malakk - basically ignoring the healy adds she spawns but getting greater dps with cleaves.
However, the healy add always goes to Sul, and as we were trying to bring him down quickly, we eventually switched so Marli was left at distance, and our 2 range dps took down the add each time.
I switched thorilin and goffik around from tank/dps to dps/tank as it gave us slightly better numbers.
The other big change from last week ws having the frostbite player stack on the 2 tanks - this makes healing it a bit easier, as neither the tanks or frostbitten player are eligible for quicksand, so they never have to move.
So, having said all that, we killed it on our 6th attempt of the night with the following setup:
Sul/Malak stacked up with BOTH tanks about 20 yards from Marli.
both tanks and 1 melee dps on Sul Fulltime for dps/interrupts.
Frostbitten player stacks on tanks when Malakk empowered.
2 range dps switch to Healy add when it spawns.
Tanks blow a cooldown for Malakks wierd 15-stack stun thing
First empower (Malakk)- all other dps on Sul until malakk hits 55 energy, then switch.
Second empower (Kazrajin)- all other dps switch immediatley to Kazrajin, when they get low on health due to damage reflect (<50%) switch back to Sul to give the healers time to recover.
Third empower (Marli)- all other dps switch to Marli when the first shadow add spawns. Also Marli tank must be careful of threat here - is important to keep getting hit with her main nuke to help with vengeance.
- note that you are likely to get Marli to empower second if you keep her at range and have no tank hitting her - is no different tactics-wise.
Sul died before he got the empower, then the fight gets much easier - tank damage less, raid damage less, less need to move for sand.
Think when we got Sul down the healers were on no mana, we finished it with nearly full mana - tanks still take spike damage, but apart from the damage reflect on empowered Kazrajin there's not much to do!
Loots went to Thorilin and Ayumis!
Had about 40 minutes on Tortos - we know what to do, and had a good look at him. Am hoping next week I dont have massive lag spikes when we try again!
A very nice raid all in all - looking forward to killing new bosses over the next few weeks