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8-18-2009 @ 8:51PM
Tanking through surge of darkness isn't always the best way to go about it.Having the tank kite the boss when he surges seemed to yield better results.What our tank does is look for the Surge of Darkness cast bar. As soon as it starts casting the tank turns around and starts running. Once the buff is up the tank stops and tanks in the new spot. It's how we've always done it and it seemed to be most effective. Gives healers a nice break for enough time to sit in a green puddle uninterrupted, as well as enough time for the raid to pop the clouds to begin with.
8-18-2009 @ 9:16PM
I'm afraid I can't agree. Originally we tried this tactic, but keeping him in the same place has always worked better for us, it just reduces the complexity, provided you have a good cooldown combo for it (we typically use disc priests). It is possible to kite, but your tank has to learn to deal with him in place if he's gonna attempt hard mode anyways (you really don't want to be kiting him for that) so...
8-19-2009 @ 6:49PM
The easiest way we have done it is to have our warrior MT Intervene to me once surge of darkness is coming. He gets away quick and completely negates the surge. I stand about 20-23 yards away, behind the tank and in the middle of the room, while all the other ranged dps are to the left and right of the boss, and he just goes back and forth to the front and back of the room. I run through thru boss to get to the other side. Rinse/Repeat.
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