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3-21-2012 @ 11:34AM
I love Sylvanas as much as the next Forsaken, but this is a lot closer that most people give credit for. As a healer in dungeons and raids, I find Warlord Zon'ozz much more taxing and it's not just because of length of fight.An intelligent boss (rules of the ring here remember) can avoid Sylvanas's spots on the ground. He can easily nuke a ghoul and get out of dodge.His ball mechanic is BS in LFR and does nothing if Sylvanas fails to bounce it and not much if she does bounce it. In normal it will kill her to solo it, and kill her to bounce it, so unless she does Wracking Pain then and let the ghouls bounce it, but then the question becomes whether he returns to center before her sacrifice.Then there are the dots. Given there is only one person here except during one phase, the dot will be placed on Sylvanas. Disrupting Shadows hurts without heals or dispel. h-u-r-t-s.Now the scenario everyone seems to be thinking, that Sylvanas will use Wracking Pain so the ghouls bounce the balls, and it hits Zon'ozz just in time for him to stand still and go into the black phase, allowing Sacrifice to be cast right there where he stands and takes him out, that might happen, but I don't think that's enough damage. If Zon'ozz survives that, he's won. The DoT will catch up, the ball mechanic may help a little, as will the general attacks while she's running around, although leet hunters jump, twist, shoot, twist, land while still going in the direction they want. On second thought, he will die because he will have already taken damage from her arrows and whatnot.I think the worst part is both bosses have their nasty side and their gimmick mechanic side. So really it all comes down to timing. Does Zon'ozz really stupidly return to the same spot as Sylvanas after the ball bounces and make himself more vulnerable just as she casts Sacrifice? Is the ball still bouncing when she casts Sacrifice (he will be safely out of the way if so)? Does the DoT do sufficient damage before this? How about the arrows that can't be avoided (they do pretty decent damage too if left unhealed)?Whoever wins, I bet they will be one attack away from death. Still the timing is more reliant on Sylvanas than Zon'ozz which gives him the edge. And really, we wouldn't even be discussing this if it's normal difficulty as everything Zon'ozz does will do sufficient damage that he wins (and fairly quickly I might add). All things considered, I have to give it to the Warlord.
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