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10-23-2009 @ 9:14AM
"The permafrost slows down your enemies, when your tank kites the enemies across the patches of frozen ground." You may want to edit that to include the fact that it slows you down too, quite a bit I might add 80% so you don't want to be anywhere near a patch when he is about to burrow otherwise you can very easily burn one of your patches early.Also normally I like to throw down some tips for people attempting hard mode, all I can say is good luck in 25 man, your going to need it ;)
10-23-2009 @ 9:36AM
Also I'm not sure if its just heroic but don't the burrowers shadow strike on normal? If so it's worth a mention.For anyone wondering what I'm talking about all 4 burrower adds will basically shadow step after a small cast time,and at the same time I might add(interruptable) and 1 basically one shot your tank. Again this may only be on heroic?
10-23-2009 @ 9:45AM
Permafrost only slows 30% on normal difficulty, it's 80% on heroic. Burrowers do not cast shadow strike on normal difficulty, so there is no need to worry about the interrupts.
10-23-2009 @ 2:20PM
This article missed several HUGE aspects of the fight.First, the Burrowers stack a debuff which increases damage taken. This means it's essentially impossible at current gear levels to have the MT also tanking burrowers. An OT is pretty much required.Second, the Burrowers can be stunned. This is a big help for controlling the stacking debuff on the tanks.Third, during phase 3 (and I believe throughout the encounter) there's a periodic dot affect on random raid members that does about 3.5k damage per tick. If you keep everyone too low, then they'll die from the dot before they can get a heal. If they're too high in health then the healing from leeching swarm will slow dps down so much that you'll hit the enrage timer.Fourth, the burrowers gain a STACKING buff on speed & damage when they are beside each other. If you end up in the situation where one tank is trying to tank 4 at once, he's going to die as soon as his cooldowns expire (and maybe before).These are key elements of the fight that affect what people do and should be mentioned in any article about the fight.
10-23-2009 @ 3:05PM
Going to grab this spot for an important message from Anub'arak.>8< spider power!
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