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Magtheridon & Lady Vashj

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Some lackluster presence from the raiders tonight as we downed attempted Lady Vashj. A heavy healer raid (4 x shaman, 5 x priest, 2 x paladin) does not bode well on Lady Vashj. Despite the obvious ‘less than desirable‘ raid mix, we had a few attempts on Lady Vashj, but did not make it anywhere clear in phase 3 so we tucked tail and ran. Ran all the way to Magtheridon.

Our best attempt on Lady Vashj. Overall, I was #2 on damage done to Lady Vashj, so that should tell you something was lacking from our hunters/rogues/dps’ers.

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Group:

  • Warrior (main tank)
  • Rogue
  • Rogue
  • Warrior (fury)
  • Shaman (me)

Totems:

  • Grounding Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

vanirright.jpgMy details during the Vashj fight here:

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We turned to Matheridon and turned the pit lord over on a BBQ spit. Not a bad turnout from yours truly with #3 damage done spot to the enhancement shaman!

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Group:

  • Warrior (main tank)
  • Rogue
  • Rogue
  • Warrior (fury)
  • Shaman (me)

Totems:

  • Windfury Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

My details here:

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So, #2 dps on Vashj, and #3 dps on Magtheridon. Hmm!

More next week! Stay tuned.

Vashj swims w/the fishes

3 weeks and finally got her down. Phase 3 is *jump*, *hit*, *jump*, *hit*, *jump*, *hit*, *jump*, *hit*, *jump*, *hit*, … <repeat>.

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Overall, the many wipes in the last 2 weeks we worked on Vashj prepared us for the survival in phase 3. My job was fairly simple, dps Vashj on phase 1, dps Naga in phase 2, dps Vashj in phase 3.

Group:

  • Druid (feral) and main tank
  • Warrior (fury)
  • Rogue
  • Rogue
  • Shaman (me)

Totems (phase 1):

  • Grounding Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

Totems (phase 2):

  • Windfury Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem / Poison Cleansing Totem
  • Searing Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

Totems (phase 3):

  • Grounding Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem / Fire Elemental
  • Strength of Earth Totem

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Ignoring the WWS/Combatlog bug of including Static Charge (I was tops with 4 Static Charges during the fight) with players dps, a quick summary:

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  • White melee miss rate: 15.4% (not bad)
  • White melee crit rate: 31 % (it’s my own enhance shaman goal of 30% or better vs. Vashj)
  • Windfury procs: 30% (WF crits 26%)
  • Living Free Action potions saved me (and my close rooted neighbors)
  • Heroism/Bloodlust at Vashj 20% life

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Total totems dropped, buffs and debuffs listed here:
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Loots:

All in all, a notable event has passed us. Now, for the guild-breaker Kael’thas Sunstrider. Wish us luck!

Your friendly neighborhood enhancement shaman,

– Asirae

Vashj 13%

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We traversed the endless drip of Serpentshrine Cavern in hopes of our 1st guild snake in a bag. Overall, this friendly neighborhood Shaman did ok with 7th on damage output & 784 dps*.

Group:

  • Druid feral (MT) 21k health!
  • Rogue
  • Rogue
  • Warrior (fury)
  • Shaman (me)

Phase 1

During phase 1 I went crazy dps on Vashj and planted Grounding Totems in order to absorb the Phase 1 Totems targeting our main tank, a big butt bear druid with 21,400 health.

12:26’24.968 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 8330 Nature damage
12:27’20.218 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 8385 Nature damage
12:33’15.203 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 10303 Nature damage
12:34’20.140 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 11525 Nature damage
12:34’50.343 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 11406 Nature damage
12:35’05.125 Lady Vashj’s Shock Blast hits Grounding Totem for 10504 Nature damage

Phase 1 Totems:

  • Grounding Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem / Fire Elemental Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

Phase 2

I was on Naga dps duty during phase 2. Don’t be afraid to burn Heroism/Bloodlust during phase 2 as this is the diciest phase for the Vashj encounter. If your party gets any poisons from the Elementals, drop a Poison Cleansing Totem to counter it.

Phase 2 Totems:

  • Grace of Air Totem \ Windfury
  • Poison Cleansing Totem \ Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

Phase 3 

Phase 3 is similar to Phase 1, so return to Grounding Totems to eat the Shock Blasts. I’m really torn on Phase 3 because I want to drop a Nature Resistance Totem to counter the 99% of attacks that are Nature based in this phase, but the Grounding Totem is direly needed to survive the Shock Blasts. Possible Totem Twist needed here.

Phase 3 Totems:

  • Grounding Totem
  • Healing Stream Totem
  • Searing Totem / Fire Elemental Totem
  • Strength of Earth Totem

We have consistently reached 13% health on Vashj on more than 2 attempts, so I am sure it will happen soon: Vashj will die.

*  One note on the Static Charge: Vashj you evil, evil water snake. How dare you root all melee and then Static Charge them all right after rooting? That’s just diabolical. I got 2 of those root-and-static-charge fiascos last night and it was not fun to blamed for 26% of the damage to the melee!

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