Team: As above
Bosses killed: Argolath, Conclave, Al'Akir, Halfus hc [GUILD FIRST][HORDE FIRST], Valiona & Theralion, Ascendent Council, Cho'Gall, Magmaw, Omnitron System, Maloriak
Certainly our most successful loot farm, with several nice tanky pieces, tier shoulders for me and the first Heroic T11 token for any SWC Horde player going to Contagion.
I had planned on Halfus taking some time; in fact, it only took 3 attempts. For the record, here's the tactic we used successfully:
3 tanks, 3 healers, 4 DPS
At the start, released: Storm Rider, Nether Scion, Whelps
Had one tank per drake; Klog on Scion, Uru on Storm, Dan on Whelps.
Had the tanks juggle Halfus between them, taking it in turns to taunt and use cooldowns every 5-6 stacks of his MS debuff.
Left Thunderlash on the boss to interrupt nova. DPS first killed the whelps (Zerne 50k DPS lol), which freed up Dan to release the Time Warden, making the fireballs dodgeable and reducing raid damge. Then we simply killed each drake in turn, before finally turning our attention to Halfus. Bloodlust as soon as the 4 drakes were down, so we'd get maximum benefit before he started stunning us all. Killed him several seconds after he enraged, having one-shotted Uru and chased Klog half way across the room. We left Slate Dragon where it was.
It's very hectic, but as long as the tanks communicate and keep a cooldown for when it's their turn on the boss, and the healers are able to keep everyone alive for the first few minutes, the rest is just down to whether you have the DPS to kill him before he enrages (or just after).
That's definitely a Horde First (10), so gz to us for that.
The other bosses were all one-shots. Loot was pretty good, though it still left us with another 8 Maelstrom Crystals. We've now got enough to think about improving our bracer, boot and chest enchants; I'll make a post about this at the weekend, as well as the plans for cauldrons and lobster baths.
Sunday is Atramedes normal, Chimaeron hc and Nefarian normal. If we need it, we have Monday to take on Nefarian also.
*EDIT* Gz to all the DPS who got ranked, but in particular Darksen who managed to get ranked THIRTEENTH for Ascendent Council. Ridiculous.
Last edited by Darieth; 03-09-2011 at 10:43 PM.