Another installment of my combat in Zul’Aman as an enhancement shaman, this time with no rogues and no dps warriors! Oh mah gowd!
First off for the night, a run to Gruul and his ogrekin.
After a pretty quick Gruul run, we split into two teams: one for Zul’Aman and one for badge farming in Karazhan. I am still after the fist weapon Fury off-hand from Nalorakk so I hopped into the Zul’Aman raid. 14% drop rate? More like 1.4% for me!
For the record … Nalorakk deaths 6: Fury drops 0.
We missed the 20 minute timed run by 1 minute (a silly wipe that everyone knew would happen and yet we still bungled the trolls and got nailed).
Buffs were agility with Grace of Air totem, Strength of Earth totem, Searing totem & Greater Fire Elemental totem, as well as Mana Spring totem (for resto druid & me). The guild leader (feral druid) asked me to switch from Grace of Air to Windfury totem, so I changed that almost 2 minutes into the fight. I’m not sure if the Prot Warrior was having any trouble, but the Windfury would surely help him.
I was 2nd in dps for Nalorakk, not bad considering I was up against our guild dps captain, the hunter. He is usually #1 dps in our 25-person raids, so I’m not feeling too bad about it. And check out the 976 dps for the fight! That might be one of the highest dps I’ve had vs. a proper raid boss.
Well, I thought maybe I need to step it up a notch, so I went to the Eagle Avatar Akil’Zon with a melee friendly fighter’s anticipation. Low and behold, it paid off! #1 in dps for this fight and I love the 934 dps I managed for the fight. Almost to the holy grail of 1000 dps for a raid boss.
I peeked at my miss rate here and it was up at 20% vs. Akil’Zon. Need to look at that some more. My +hit rating was 150 the entire time in Zul’Aman.
Halazzi, the Lynx Avatar, is one boss fight I like almost as much as the Eagle and Bear avatars, but I often die once during the fight. I was even asked to place my shaman self in front of Halazzi in order to split up the Saber Lashes and you can guess how I ended up…. taking a dirt nap!
Dps dropped a lot mostly because my potion/flask ran out and I died twice vs. Halazzi.
Overall, not too bad considering I had to shift a lot to take out totems. I was tops on totem duty, even though my dps could have been much higher on the boss if I ignored the Corrupted Lightning totems.
I had the same gear on as Nalorakk and Akil’Zon and my miss rate vs. Halazzi was 16.4%.
Totems dropped for Halazzi fight (probably should have dropped Nature Resistance totem to resist the Corrupted Lightning totem damage):
Grace of Air Totem
Strength of Earth Totem
Mana Spring Totem
Fire Elemental Totem
Stoneskin Totem (when I told to take a saber lash!)
History of some bosses I’ve battled.