Jacemora: January 2008

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hydross Down

Hydross is toast. What an interesting fight... I think we have it down now and it really is not too tough, just need lots of DPS it seems to beat the enrage timer. Here is the VIDEO.

Feral Druids tanking the adds in this encounter should manage the fight like this...

1. Go cat form and DPS hydross between tanking the adds... yes your gear sucks and is ugly but you still do more damage in kitty and every bit helps.
2. When the raid leader calls to stop all DoT's continue to Shred and Mangle Hydross only... no more rips.
3. When the raid leader calls to OT for position and transfer Hydross to the other state switch to bear (hopefully you have your points in Furor like a good Feral should) and hit enrage to make sure you are ready for add duty.
4. Stand right under Hydross with the raid pally and as soon as the adds are drawn in by concecrate hit Roar and start spam swiping while tabbing through the targets... do this 1-3 times and then mangle/taunt at least 1 add off the pally so he doesn't die... a second if there are only 2 tanks CCing the adds.
5. As soon as the adds go down shift back to kitty, mangle Hydross start spamming shred.
6. Repeat, Back to 1. with you.

Wed. night is Gruul... again... geesh I hope I get my T4 pants already... cheap only, I mean heck we are already in T5 content so there is really no point on blowing much DKP for these now...

After Gruul should be Mag's Lair and we are ready for our Champion of the Naaru title.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gruul Down twice this week...

but still no T4 pants dropped... 4 pairs no Defender... ::sad panda::

On another note and leading into my tip of the day Midnight Legguards dropped on my first ever trip to SP Heroic.

My tip to you is to save your money on gems and an armor kit and keep using your Clefthoof Hide Leggings. The loss of expertise is noticeable while grinding and the DPS is only slightly better. I only spent the money to wear mine because I was just tired of the skirt look. What you should do is Arena for Vengeful Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards or even better farm Netherspite for Skulker's Greaves. 75 badges can buy you Shallow-grave Trousers but you are going to miss the +Hit trust me. Regardless of what you buy for pure kitty DPS socket with all Delicate Living Ruby and forget about the socket bonus.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Doomwalker Dead!

We killed our first world boss last night.

After a unsuccessful first attempt let me give you my Druid tips for living through the last 20% of this boss while he enrages.

1. Have at least 5 really good healers over healing the living crap out of you.

2. Idol of Terror, Moroes' Lucky Pocket Watch, Badge of Tenacity when he hits 20% and you taunt him onto you if your Idol buff is not up pop 1 of the 2 trinkets... when that is up, again if Idol buff is not on pop the other one... when that runs out pray your Idol final proc'ed or you might be kissing your big bear butt goodbye... if another tank picks him up before you die be nice and pick him back up if you get back to full health and the Idol procs again.

3. Elixir of Major Agility, Elixir of Major Fortitude, Spicy Crawdad, and any scrolls you might have on you like +Armor or +Agility. I like Flask of Chromatic Wonder but it is way too expensive... once I level my Warlock alchemist alt I will most likely do what she needs to do to make these.

4. Every possible raid buff to increase your HP.

Gear wise I tried to balance mitigation and stamina for this fight... I think I was able to wear Necklace of the Deep with 2 Solid Star of Elune and still be uncrittable. I don't remember my exact gear makeup but I think I was at roughly 30K armor, 20K HP, and 47% dodge.

Congrats to BRK and his shiny new gun Barrel-Blade Longrifle and whoever ended up with the Anger-Spark Gloves... like most men I was too busy checking out the pretty gun in the character screen and completely missed who got the gloves.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wildfury Greatstaff Dropped!... and other Epic Goodness

Wow, had a big Epic weekend.

First on Friday on my weekly Kara run that I am still doing for gear... see early posts of Kara hates me... I get 4 Epic drops.

Gilded Thorium Cloak
Mixed feelings about this one since I was eying Slikk's Cloak of Placation with that extra dodge... will probably upgrade to it once I hit the armor cap.

Drape of the Dark Reavers
This was a HUGE need for the +Hit

Gauntlets of Malorne
3 of 5 in T4 now... Pants off of Gruul and I will be rocking the 4 piece armor bonus... not sure really how this will compare to my current S3 gear setup though.

Forestlord Striders
For when that itch to heal arises (no one in the group could use or wanted).

But the big haul came Sunday evening in a Morogrim Tidewalker attempt. As we cleared trash Totem of the Maelstrom dropped then guess what dropped... nope, Totem of the Maelstrom dropped again... LOL. However, the last Epic drop of the evening was... Wildfury Greatstaff!

And as it turned out our other Feral druid raider and my Arena partner had missed that portion of the raid going AFK for some reason at the start... sorry Kele :( ... so the staff became mine.

So to sum up, all my bad WOW luck stopped for 1 weekend... YAY!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lurker down... again

I really don't like this fight much. I absolutely hate attacking things while in the water... hate it. Must be my kitty nature coming out.

Anywho, I tested my new Idol of Terror and I guess I like it pretty well although I have to disagree with it's reported proc rate of 85% in kitty form.

Both Kelektra and I used the idol last night and from looking at the WWS stats it proc'ed about 65% of the time.

On another note, I really need some key gear from Kara still just to get my plus hit up to the cap. Using Romulo's Poison Vial just flat out sucks and I would like to get my CrystalForged trinket back into play.

On the next Lurker fight I will equip my Everbloom Idol to see what kind of a difference in DPS you can expect on a fight that is pretty chaotic for melee DPS.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a safe and happy new year.

Jace got presents under the tree in IF and some new gear...

Vengeful Gladiator's Dragonhide Tunic
Vengeful Gladiator's Dragonhide Gloves
Idol of Terror

Coming on the 8th when the faire arrives...
Darkmoon Card: Vengeance

I am very happy with the new gear and I am holding off on the S3 Mace for a little while as I upgrade my gear in both Bear and Kitty for higher survivability and DPS. No DPS gear addition even gets close to the S2 mace in added DPS but the other gear gives me much more in return so for now the mace waits.

Also, Ancestral Ring of Conquest dropped in SSC which was a nice little upgrade.