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7-02-2009 @ 2:38AM
For Auriaya, I'm surprised you didnt mentioned the easiest strat. for her; DON'T KILL THE DEFENDER!Seriously, my guild and I had the hardest time with her until someone told us the error of out ways. DPS'ing the Defender is a waste of time and DPS. It doesn't do a terribly large amount of melee dmg. and the only cause for concern is it's Pounce after Auriaya does her screech. We always have a shammy on hand for a Tremor Totem so we never get too far out of range of Auriaya so even Pounce doesnt become an issue. Healers just need to keep on top of who's getting hit by it.The OT should be picking up the Defender when it spawns, of course. The only dmg. that should be done to it is by the OT for threat building as well as incidental AoE dmg when you kill the swarms. The Defender will likely die once and in very rare cases, twice but, your raid should be well aware about what to do should this occur. My guild has used this strat. for weeks on end and not a single death, wipe, or "Oh shit" moment has occured while fighting Auriaya.In short, FOCUS ALL DPS ON AURIAYA - FORGET ABOUT THE DEFENDER!
7-02-2009 @ 4:39AM
Actually, the best strategy we have is to kill the defender just enough so that the damage buff removes his ability to one-shot Priests.In 10-man, that's not a problem. He can't one-shot Priests no matter how many stacks he has, so we just ignore him.In 25-man, it becomes a problem. We had the hardest time trying to figure out what to do with him. One time, we did it without touching him at all, but we had lots of deaths and it was close. We decided to try killing him 3 times and it became so much easier. We weren't even close to missing the enrage timer and he became so weak that not even the Fear Pounces were an issue. The only issue with the 3 kills is the placement of the void zones when he dies, which is easily remedied by the fact that you can pull her all the way up the stairs.My question here is why they didn't explain how to do Auriaya's trash. That's the hardest part of her encounter, really.
7-02-2009 @ 10:30AM
Yes, ignore the defender. On Normal mode, it's a joke and you only have to worry about its (weaker) pounce right after a fear.
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