Team: As above
Bosses Attempted: Nefarian (7% best)
A good night of progress. We've now at the stage where we can force 3 crackles in Phase One, which is a good thing, though it does make the transition to phase 2 rather difficult to heal. We'll persevere with having Contagion tanking Onyxia in p1 whenever possible; it allows for the best Add control, which will help with p3.
Phase 2 isn't particularly difficult; balancing DPS so that all 3 adds die together might be tricky. The transition from P1 is the hardest part; once everyone's in position, interrupting and shooting, it's simply a matter of healing through very heavy, steady damage and using cooldowns to survive one Crackle.
Phase 3 is a simple burn, as far as most of the raid is concerned. The difficulty of phase 3 is based entirely on it's length, which is based entirely on how much damage you do to Neffy in the previous phases. I think our best chance is to continue forcing 3 crackles in p1, and just one in p2. That will leave us with a boss at 60% for the burn phase (therefore involving 5 crackles).
We're only another couple of hours away from doing this. A few more gear upgrades could make all the difference, and to this end we plan to clear all of BWD and TotFW on Wednesday. Sunday is BoT25, and on Monday we'll clear anything that's left in BoT and then go back to Nefarian. Please sign up early so I can plan accordingly.
Really good work; we'll all be Defenders of a Shattered World before you know it!