What a weekend!
Friday night we went into Firelands with the usual crew, minus Slice but plus Bocat. (link goes to her recount of the weekend). We had some long afks but got our 6/7 down in a little under three hours. We two healed the first four fights – Shannox, Beth, Ryo, and Alys – switched back to three for Baleroc and I don’t remember whether we two or three healed Staghelm; I know that we certainly could have. Had a great night for drops, too. Everyone except, I believe, Grom got a drop! We even had not one but TWO of the spellpower trash daggers drop so both our lovely priests are now wielding a Sterilized Scalpel.
Oh, and Alysrazor dropped her mount and that jerk Kisara totally won the roll. I swear he cheats ;-p
Anyway. A bit more than an hour to go on Rags, a full group of people who know the fight – I was optimistic. Kerick and I were planning to two heal it, assigning our priest to go shadow and do trap popping duty. I do like having a priest do the traps; if they realize they are going to land somewhere bad they can bubble themselves and often avoid death where a mage would go splat.
We pulled about four times, making solid progress every time. Our fourth attempt we got into Phase 3, but not cleanly; still, they got him to 15% after I died.Ado and Falahla had a strategy for handling meteors that seemed to work well – except one time where we got unlucky and it changed targets and picked a melee just as it was being kited past. That killed a bunch of us and wiped that attempt.
We picked ourselves up, came in again. Hit phase 3 hard, with everyone alive and full on health. We had some good luck on our attempts; at the phase 2 transition I seemed to be the one to get the – whatever the flame debuff is you have to run around the edge. I seemed to get that a lot and I was a great choice since I don’t have to help stun the adds in that phase.
Anyway, clean transition to Phase 3. We handled the meteors, kept pressure on the boss, people stayed alive – we hit 11% and everyone was alive – we hit 10% and he went down. Yay! Crits and Giggles is 7/7, at last!
And I got the head token so I’m rocking a 4set now :)
It was great. Next weekend Reversion and I are not raiding so I’m really glad we got him down now. Good luck to the crew tomorrow!
I’ll have a screenshot and some blather about our Saturday night fun later. Spoiler: We did a bunch of Lich King content and many of us are rocking new rides.