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3-08-2011 @ 10:11AM
@ SkarnIt really depends on your group setup - but my guild has usually one or two rogues and a druid on our attempts (we actually managed a kill last week! YAY!) who are assigned to air phase gongs, and our ranged (mage or hunter) to the ground phase gongs. If you're talking about kiting during the ground phase, our practice is to have the targeted person (who will be the person with the most sound, in my experience) run to the left/clockwise, and everyone else runs right/counterclockwise. We also tanked him where the little hallway ends, facing where the bell was, to make gonging for the ranged easier - they're assigned to the gongs farthest away from the door.When he takes off for the air phase, he should once again target the person with the most sound for the flame breath ability - which generally will be either ranged or a healer. Have someone assigned to hit one of the gongs nearer to the entrance of the room (so you don't make things harder for Searing Breath during ground phases), who will be able to kite the flame efficiently. A couple of suggestions are rogues, since they have a one minute CD on Sprint as opposed to a druid's three minute one (not to mention, the Glyph will increase your speed to that of an epic ground mount for its duration), and warriors, because of Intervene (not like they can hit Atramedes in the air, so switching to Defensive Stance for an Intervene doesn't really affect their DPS). A warlock might also be able to do this if he/she/it puts a Demonic Circle in a good place, though I can't speak for sure on the subject. You always want to keep the flame breath as far away from your raid as possible, since it increases sound and kinda hurts a lot - personally, I usually run the flame towards the back of the room, up to where the bell was, tracing a path around the outermost part of the room, and then start heading back to the front of the room. By that time, either air phase has ended, or I get Life Gripped to our priest for extra awesome goodness.As Dawn pointed out, Leap of Faith/PW:S+Body and Soul makes flame kiting really quite easy. It actually makes a huge difference on the survival rate of the kiters (namely, me) during the both sets of kiting, since the shield is also capable of eating a tick or two of the breath beam cannon. The real trick to this fight, to be Captain Obvious for a second, is really execution - your raid has to be really aware of who's targeted when, and for the ground/air phase changes. And Searing Breath. Can't forget that ability.Hope that helps! Good luck!
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