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After weeks of farming the Throne of Thunder raid, my off-hand finally dropped from the Iron Qon. I had been using a 516 staff that came from my first heroic scenario bag but I decided to use that for my shadow weapon instead. The off-hand I had at the time left a lot to be desired so going from a 476 to a 502 item was a welcome change. I also managed to get Torall, Rod of the Shattered Throne last week so it made a nice set.
Then after my experience with the Celestial Blessings scenario a week ago, I decided to go into the raid as Disc and was pleased to see myself getting back into the swing of things. For a while I was switching my focus between haste, mastery and crit because I couldn’t quite find what was right for me. As I said before, I’ve been playing a lot more shadow these days but after today, I’m feeling a bit better about the state of things.
Straight after the raid, we headed over to Ulduar with one fragment drop from FL. Cat Lady also dropped the mace I’ve been eyeing so it turned out to be a pretty special day.
Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.
A couple of days ago, I had given an attempt or two at Fjoll before calling it a day. Yesterday, I decided to give him another go and one-shot the sucker.
Fjoll – With most of the void zones on one half of the pit or along the edges, I had quite a bit of room to manoeuvre – even with his Shadowy Blast knockbacks and Death Grips. At one stage, all I could see was the wood of the barrier and his health bar so I decided not to move until I saw a Void warning.
Proboskus – It’s imperative that you interrupt his Torrent at every opportunity. Silence works like a charm which I would often use on his second cast while letting my fiend take the first. Rain Dance can hurt but if you’ve killed some of the Champions, it’s exactly the same mechanic. Also stay out of his melee range because his physical hits can hurt A LOT towards the end.
Leper Gnome Quintet – The fight starts off with five gnomes at various health with Queasy having the lowest so it’s a no-brainer to kill him off first. Just make sure to keep dots on all of them, focus firing the one with the lowest health each time. They are CC’able so fear away while taking them out otherwise their Leperous Spew will stack up quickly.
Yikkan Izu – It’s important to take out some of the crows that spawn as he will keep summoning them periodically but don’t DPS more than four at a time as he’ll enrage. The only other thing is to watch out for his Disorienting Shriek. I haven’t quite perfected this strategy yet after a couple of attempts but it’s just a matter of time.
Phew, it’s been a while since I stepped into the Brawler’s ring. My shadow gear was pretty dodgy for a while so I wanted to wait until my gear was better. In fact, I was only able to upgrade my blue shoulders about a week ago so after getting several other upgrades and fixing up my reforges, gems and enchants, I headed back there.
Leona Earthwind – I was stuck on Leona for a while (which was the reason I stopped to begin with) and finding I wasn’t getting enough damage off to kill her before I had one or two groups of adds up. I ended up trying several talent swaps and strategies including dotting the adds (which don’t have too much health or rooting/mind searing the plants). I also tried Psyfiend which was quite effective until I decided to make one last change today. I swapped my Angelic Bulwark for Spectral Guise which worked like a charm on the first set of adds. From there, I knew it would be really close and it was – just watch out for her Solar Beams.
Dominika the Illusionist – I couldn’t believe how easy this was since it’s only one of a few I’ve been able to one-shot in the arena. As long as you focus fire her down, you can pretty much ignore her illusions and she’ll be dead in no time. I didn’t even have to move the whole fight. Halo was very effective at taking out the first set of illusions but found their Arcane Barrage to hit for ~10-14K so was a real non-issue.
Deeken – OMG! The second one I’ve been able to one-shot today. This mechanical will spawn moving electricity on the ground which is easy to avoid by moving between the gaps or jumping over the lines.
Millie Watt – It took a few attempts before I worked out the trick to this. As long as you can break the poly from her Megafantastic Discombobumorphanator ability ASAP, you just need to pump out enough damage before her enrage.
Fjoll: – An undead who likes pulling you into his void zones. With one attempt so far, I’ll be trying him again soon.