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7-22-2009 @ 7:23PM
A few questions: Are these ready checks being written from a 10 man PoV? I understand you may put what the different abilities may be for the 25 vs 10 man encounters, but on this particular fight, Thorim 10 man is WAY different that 25 man. 25 man seems to have WAY more mobs in the arena and they seem to be WAY stronger, both hp and dmg wise. How are people handling these? We seem to be falling short in the arena every time and weve been working on this guy for weeks. When we just go aoe frenzy the tank whos tanking the commoners cant hold the new waves. When we go single target mode mobs dont seem to die fast enough. We usually have say 4-5 healers in the arena, our two tanks (DK and Warr) and 10-ish DPS with them. We send 1 tank, 2 healers and the rest of our dps to the tunnel. The tunnel team usually gets just past the first golem before the arena team dies. Weve tried putting more dps in the tunnel to speed it up, hell we even tried almost all dps in the tunnel and speed clearing it, but the arena team just gets over run! Do you see anything wrong with what we are doing? Is there any advice you can give up?-Sluggles (Evean)
7-22-2009 @ 7:34PM
You're using ranged dps in the gauntlet and melee at the arena, right?Ask rogues to use tricks targetting the tank(s), and then just aoe spam the waves down. Works for us.
7-22-2009 @ 7:40PM
We spent a long time on Thorim 25. We use 2 tanks in the arena, one stand beneath Thorim and the other in the center of the room. For the one under Thorim, there is a 4 tile square right next to the center circle. If he stands in the center there, he will get most of the aggro.The tank outside the center is responsible for holding the champions, while the tank in the center pulls as much as he can to himself. This keeps the fight relatively controlled. We use a SP to MC one of the warbringers, but we've also done it without the shadow priest when they're unavailable.As before, inside the arena is mostly melee. We focus evokers, then non-MC'd warbringers, and then finally AOE everything else. The damage from the champion tank and the AOE damage seems to keep the champions from piling up.
7-22-2009 @ 7:55PM
What happens if you send fewer people down the tunnel. since they don't seem to be having a problem. I've only done Thorim on 10-man, admittedly, but the tunnel run is the easiest part.
7-23-2009 @ 6:23AM
We just downed him on 25 man tonight. We had out best geared tank (a DK) go in the gauntlet - that group had 10 people and I think only one healer. We ended up successfully completing the fight with 3, yes 3 tanks in the arena (DK[myself], Paladin, and a Druid). The druid would mostly tank the Warbringers (maybe it was champions) away from everyone else a bit while the pally and I spammed all our AoE abilities and took everything else. Still a very tough fight - we wiped a lot perfecting this (after using only the pally and myself as tanks in the arena for awhile). Once phase 2 began, all the tanks stacked on Thorim in the middle circle and would taunt off each other when one had the Unbalancing Strike debuff.Also of note is that the pally and I had DnD and Consecration up as much as possible in the middle circle of the arena as a kind of "safe" tanking zone where at least one of us would be pulling more threat than the dps/healers.Good luck on any attempts at this guy!
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