General tactics (All fights):
Ideally you are wanting the Second Wind
talent, along with Avatar
, as it has the highest overall damage boost. (There are some fights where Bloodbath
is better - But it will be stated further into this post on the "Fight-Specific Tactics" part).
You should also be making sure to, of course, have Mass Spell Reflection
(As the other two Tier 5 talents can't affect you), and at least two Potion of Brawler's Might
Pre-potting with Potion of Brawler's Might
is the best idea (Hence owning two per fight) and then using the next one as soon as it's ready, alongside all of your DPS cooldowns.
Most other benefits are negligible until higher up fights or your gear is lower than average (I'm working with full 463 or better gear - As that's what I had until reaching Rank 7).
Fight-Specific tactics (Vian the Volatile):
This fight is only marginally more difficult than than Bruce, it's again about movement and observation, however.
The main threats in this fight are his Fire Line ability, and the Flame Orbs you will see bouncing around the room (Their numbers will increase throughout the fight).
All you have to do whenever you see Vian casting the Fire Line ability, is move around him a little to a point where the Fire Line isn't, and if you can't kill him fast enough, perhaps to a new location to ensure you're nowhere near them when he summons more.
As for the Flame Orbs, you need to avoid both you and the boss being hit by them, as they increase his casting speed and spell damage by 5% per orb that hits anyone. - The best way to avoid them is to fight the boss where he appears, as no orbs start heading towards that point for a while during the fight, however if your damage output isn't high enough, as with Fire Line, you may have to relocate.
If health becomes an issue, Die by the Sword
can reduce your incoming damage by 20%, giving your Second Wind
a chance to catch up.
- Wheelér, Saurfang EU