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7-22-2009 @ 9:09PM
Several Tips for 25 man:1) Bring mages in the tunnel. Being able to cc the melee adds and kill them one at a time reduces the tank damage significantly and lets you focus down the healers more easily. Also, after the first miniboss is dead, you can sheep the first two (or 4, if you have enough cc) adds and head straight to the miniboss. You should have around 45-60 seconds after the second miniboss is dead, which is just barely enough time to clean up the adds you sheeped. To be safe, if you want to engage hard mode, send a spare dps halfway to Thorim while you are cleaning up the adds and have him start hard mode at the last second so you don't have to leave the adds up, because they will show up from the tunnel door halfway through the fight if you don't kill them.2) Disarm the Champions. Without a weapon, they can't whirlwind.3) MC a Warbringer. Seriously, the Aura of Celerity is like a mini-bloodlust through the whole fight.4) Spread the hell out when Thorim is down. On hard mode, his chain lightning will one-shot people immediately. On normal, it starts happening around 30%. Losing dps to one-shot chain lightning just makes the fight take longer, and this is not a fight you can outlast since he just hits harder as it goes along.5) On hard mode, after about 40%, you will probably need to start blowing cooldowns on your tanks. His normal melee will be over 35K. Shield wall, Hand of Sacrifice, Pain sup, etc. are the only way to survive.6) On hard mode, wear one piece of frost resist gear. This fight is about staying alive to dps. You can't stay alive if you can't dodge things, and you can't dodge things if you're slowed by frostbolts. On that note, Mass Dispel is your daddy. An entire melee group getting frost nova'd right before a lightning charge sucks, and a single mass dispel can fix it.
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