Zagam, on 06 March 2013 - 08:53 PM, said:
Also, I am about 99% sure the 25 man Elders have 228.3M HP each. From our kill, we did the following:
Frost King Malakk: 230,724,266
High Priestess Marli: 222,916,756
The extra damage done to the bosses over their maximum HP pool was likely healing from an add. Not 100% sure, but these values come awfully close to the number I remember seeing when targetting each elder.
Experienced no hard enrage at 10:06 mark, but I think the enrage is built into having to do 25% of the boss's HP when he becomes empowered.
You can kill any of the elders without them being empowered with no penalty. However, don't get caught killing an elder that isn't empowered and having the empowered one not have someone to switch with. He will simply explode at 100 energy due to not having a possible swap target (confirmed by one of our wipes). DPS should always focus the empowered one denoted by them being a dark, almost black color to their form.
For 25 man, the use of an extra tank to tank the overwhelming number of Sand adds was extremely useful. Having only two tanks is rather tough on both of them. We used 2 tanks...1 to focus on Marli and call out when her add spawned and the other handled the empowered elder, but we also used a third tank to focus solely on the adds during the sand phase. When the sand phase wasn't happening, he just taunted one of the elders and alleviated some of the damage on the MT.
Marli - Prot Warrior (Shockwaved the add that spawned)
Empowered - Guardian Druid
Sand adds - Protection Paladin
I've updated the 25-man health values, thanks! I also improved my section about what happens when killing the trolls.
tpost76, on 07 March 2013 - 01:51 AM, said:
Is it just me or does Sul cast sandstorm more than once per empowerment in the 25 man version of the encounter? This happened to us on more than one attempt last night.
Chronos, on 07 March 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:
Yes Sul casts sandstorm multiple times per empowerment. When living sands are killed before the next sandstorm cast they come back with 50% hp. When we were doing it right in 10man 3heals he only cast it twice. Living sand adds despawned when he cast it a third time and he lost empowermdnt right after.
I noticed in thirty pulls that frostbite/biting cold/shadowef loa spirit always was on ranged.
We tried the ignore marli's interrupts and she pumped out more damage on our healer than the tanks took. We tried having ranged rotate interrupts on her and raid dps plummeted. Went back to tanking marli and found a lot more success. We lust Sul on the pull for 20-30s then finish Malakk before his dark power. That way Sul always lower than Malakkk for rest of fight (so spirits dont go to Malakk). Else tanks gotta get Malakk away from Marli before spirit spawn.
Calling out loa spirit in 5, spirits up helped us immensly, and after that and taunt swaps were routine just maximizing dps during empower. You cant hold back too much during overload especially because Kazras dark power hurts a lot more after he gains stacks.
Brnz, on 08 March 2013 - 05:39 AM, said:
"When Sul is empowered, he will cast Sandstorm once."
>>>This is false. He casts it multiple times while he is empowered.
spell = "Sandstorm" and amount = 0 and absorbed = 0
[22:29:32.751] Sul the Sandcrawler begins to cast Sandstorm
[22:29:34.250] Sul the Sandcrawler casts Sandstorm
[22:30:12.653] Sul the Sandcrawler begins to cast Sandstorm
[22:30:14.154] Sul the Sandcrawler casts Sandstorm
[22:57:26.339] Sul the Sandcrawler begins to cast Sandstorm
[22:57:27.853] Sul the Sandcrawler casts Sandstorm
[22:58:05.190] Sul the Sandcrawler begins to cast Sandstorm
[22:58:06.691] Sul the Sandcrawler casts Sandstorm
I added a mention that Sandstorm is cast every 40 seconds, so a maximum of twice per empowerment, as Madmonk pointed out